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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: residential real estate, investment property, Finance, Buying

Are Home Additions Really Worth the Time and Effort?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Whether or not to build an addition to your home is one of the most important decisions that you’ll face as a home owner. If you have a growing family or an urgent need for more space, home additions could be exactly what you need. However, big money renovations have their obvious downsides. Here are a few ways to determine if this is the right option for you.

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Topics: investment property, residential real estate, Selling, home additions

Is Real Estate Investing Right for You? A Closer Look

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you have the means to do so, owning real estate properties is a reliable source of income. However, if you’re unfamiliar with the industry, you may not know if you’re equipped with the tools to handle such a responsibility. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of factors that can help you decide whether or not real estate investing is right for you at this time.

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Topics: investment property, real estate investing, investing in commercial real estate, Buying

Is Green Building Really a Sound Investment Opportunity?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Throughout the past decade, there has been a global push by consumers and manufacturers to start using so-called “green” materials to sustainably design buildings and preserve our environment in the process. This includes a trend towards green building for residential and commercial properties. Read along to learn more about its uses and many benefits.  

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Topics: investment property, green building, design

The Hottest Places to Buy a Vacation Home on Long Island

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you’re in the market to buy a vacation home, it’s important to fully weigh your options; a great place isn’t always easy to come by. Think about which locations best fits your needs. During the summer, you may want to be somewhere under the sun, perhaps poolside, ideally close to the beach, relaxing and enjoying the perfect weather. Here on Long Island, you’ll find all of that and more. It’s the ultimate summer getaway. There’s the beach, the city, and a ton of amazing neighborhoods, what more can you ask for? Here are a few spots on Long Island that would be perfect for your vacation home.

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Topics: Buying, Summer, Renting, Real Estate LI, residential real estate, investment property

Easy Ways to Cut Expenses when Owning Rental Property

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Owning rental property is usually a sound financial investment. Besides all the money you’ll save by becoming your own landlord, there are still costs and expenses that people never even think of when they take on this responsibility. But if you have the right knowledge to make informed financial decisions, it won’t be difficult to yield a lucrative return on interest. When it comes to owning rental property, just follow these tips and you’ll be saving money in no time.

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Topics: Finance, Renting, Mortgage, investment property, rental property, Summer

Investment Property: Which Type is Right for Me?

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 26, 2016 9:16:41 AM

If you are new to investing in real estate, the possibilities may be intimidating. With options ranging from single family homes to office buildings, it’s hard to know where the best deal is located. As you begin searching for an investment property, the first step is to weigh the pros and cons of both commercial and residential properties.

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Topics: residential real estate, commercial real estate, investment property

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