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Collin McGorty

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Green Technology to Reduce Energy Consumption in the Office

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Now more than ever, there is a focus on “going green” in the corporate world. Companies across the nation are paying close attention to their energy consumption and environmental impact. If your business is looking to reduce its carbon footprint, here are a few eco-friendly products that epitomize green technology.

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Topics: office, commercial property, green building

5 Home Inspection Preparation Tips for Eager Sellers

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

A home inspection is a buyer’s last line of defense against purchasing a subpar property. To facilitate a sale, a home’s condition is examined to ensure the buyer isn’t being swindled. Inspectors indicate areas of concern, which the buyer can use to negotiate a better deal. If you’re looking to pass and receive the highest possible sales price for your home, here are some key areas to look at beforehand.

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Topics: residential real estate, Selling

3 Questions to Ask Yourself before Signing an Apartment Lease

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Many potential renters are eager to sign an apartment lease as soon as they possibly can—but is that always the right decision? In fact, there are lots of important factors and details that you should review before signing your name on the dotted line. With a little due diligence, you may end up saving yourself some hard-earned money and time.  

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Topics: lease agreement, Leasing Apartments, rental property

Popular and Iconic Home Styles throughout American History

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’re in the process of buying a house, it can be tricky to determine exactly which kind of property you’re looking for. After all, there are plenty of unique home styles that are particular to certain regions and neighborhoods—but how can you choose one if you aren’t aware of the differences? That’s why we’ve compiled a quick crash course in some of the basic residential property designs that you may come across during your search.

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Topics: residential real estate, design, house design

3 Factors You Must Consider Before Buying a Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

So you’re finally ready to start seriously considering buying a home. With spring right around this corner, there isn’t a better time to purchase. Whether you’re buying a first home or looking for an upgrade, the acquisition of residential real estate is a long process with many steps along the way. Here’s a few major priorities that you must accomplish before closing any deal.

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Topics: Buying, Mortgage, buying a house

How the Modern Office is Changing the Way We Work

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

While some business owners may overlook office design, there are significant benefits that can come from a well-designed, optimized workplace. That’s why you must always be incorporating the latest innovations and trends of the modern office.

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Topics: office, office space, office design, commercial space

What are the Most Common Tax Benefits Available to Homeowners?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Buying a residential property will likely take a considerable hit on your wallet—but luckily, there are a few financial advantages available to homeowners. Depending on certain factors like your finances, mortgage and property, you may be entitled to receive certain tax deductions that could save you significant funds. Here are a few common tax benefits that you can take advantage of.

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Topics: residential real estate, Mortgage, interest rate, buying a house

How Landlords can Successfully Manage a Multifamily Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As the owner and landlord of a multifamily home, there are several important responsibilities that you must take care of on a daily basis. Otherwise, if these concerns are not addressed in a timely manner, the condition of your property will gradually diminish, tenants will move out and you’ll lose business. To help ensure that you avoid this nightmare scenario, try practicing these proven tips.

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Topics: Property Management, Renting, Leasing Apartments, landlord, multifamily home

How to Find the Right Real Estate Deal for your Business

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to the commercial real estate market, it isn’t always easy to find the right property for your company. It’s hard to prioritize different features and agree on a location that works for everyone while still staying within your budget. However, if you know how to locate the perfect real estate deal, you’ll be prime for success. Just use these proven tips and tricks.

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Topics: Buying, small business, office, commercial property, commercial real estate

Kitchen Remodeling Tips that can Help Achieve your Vision

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Homeowners are always on the lookout for affordable ways to potentially increase their property value. Since home additions can be too pricey for most homeowners’, the simple remodeling of an essential room, like the kitchen, can go a long way towards improving the value of your home. Just make sure to follow these helpful kitchen remodeling tips.

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Topics: residential real estate, property value, home maintenance, home additions, house design, interior design

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