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What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in America

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

With every New Year, there comes innovative real estate trends and patterns that define the nation’s housing market. As a consumer, you must always have your ear to the ground and stay up-to-date with what’s happening in real estate. If you’re considering buying, selling, renting or leasing a property this year, here’s what to look out for and expect from the 2018 housing market in America.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, millennial home buyers, buying a house

How to Get Started with Residential Real Estate Investing

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Over the long term, investing in residential real estate is one of the most productive and effective ways to grow your wealth. However, to actually find success in this field, there’s a whole lot that you need to learn first. Make sure you check out these savvy ways that you can get started with residential real estate investing.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Finance, investment property

How to Refinance your Property’s Mortgage Loan

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Whether you are looking to reduce payments, lower your interest rate, change mortgage companies or take out cash for a large purchase, a mortgage loan is a productive way to save money—but only if you take the right steps. Start by consulting this guide to figure out exactly how to refinance your mortgage.

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Topics: residential real estate, Finance, Mortgage, Refinancing

Eco-Friendly Holiday Decorating Tips to Save you Money

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It’s right around this time of year when festive homeowners across America will begin putting up decorations to celebrate the holidays. However, these displays, due to their high energy consumption, can take a hit on your wallet. That’s why it’s so important that all homeowners are aware of the many useful environmentally-friendly holiday decorating tips that will help save them funds!

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Topics: residential real estate, design, house design

Winterizing your Home for the Season ahead

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The full force of winter is almost upon us. Luckily, you still have a few weeks to start winterizing your home. This process involves making sure that your property is suited to withstand the low temperatures, gusting winds and extreme precipitation that comes along with winter weather. Here are a few essential tips to ensure your home stays warm and safe throughout the entire season.

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Topics: residential real estate, design, house design

Is Buying a Foreclosed Property Really Worth it after all?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In the past few years, many Americans have been snatching up foreclosed properties at record prices, especially because they’re usually sold far below the market rate. You’ll be hard pressed to find a property that’s bigger, more centrally located and with more potential for the same deal. However, with the seemingly endless number of pitfalls associated with foreclosures, is buying one really in your best interest?

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Topics: Buying, foreclosure, foreclosure properties, buying a house

Burgeoning Long Island Business Hubs Ideal for New Companies

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re looking to open a new business or move to a different property, it can be difficult to narrow down your options and come to a consensus on the location. Naturally, everyone is going to have their own opinions and preferences. However, once you study the facts, you’ll see how clear the answer is. So, without further ado, here are some of the best business hubs on Long Island that you may want to consider.

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Topics: long island commercial real estate, office space, moving, commerical real estate

Efficient Downsizing Tips to Maximize the Space Available

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re moving to a smaller property, clearing out all of the clutter can make a world of difference. Downsizing a home isn’t exactly a simple, carefree endeavor, especially when you have to determine which items are worth keeping or getting rid of. So, if you’re looking for a little insight on getting the job done, put these helpful downsizing tips into practice.

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Topics: residential real estate, moving, house design

Is “For Sale by Owner” Really the Best Way to Sell a Home?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re in the process of trying to sell your home, you will undoubtedly be faced with a critical decision on whether you are going to hire a real estate agent or handle the sale on your own. “For sale by owner” is a popular way to sell houses nowadays, but does that really mean it’s the most advantageous way to do it? Here are a few significant reasons why hiring a broker over selling the property yourself is always your best bet.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, house sale

How to Approach and Win your Next Lease Renewal Negotiation

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As your lease comes to an end, you must decide whether or not you’re going to renew for a longer period of time. If you’re like most renters, that decision will depend on a multitude of factors. In the case that a monthly rent increase is out of your means, you should not have to abandon an apartment or home that you love just like that. You must first learn how to approach your next lease renewal negotiation like a professional!

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Topics: leasing tips, Renting, Leasing Apartments, rental property

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