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How Zoning Shaped New York’s Skyline

How Zoning Shaped New York’s Skyline

Things were out of control in New York City even back in 1913. The naughty, new skyscraper (40-stories) being constructed at 120 Broadway in Lower Manhattan had broken all the rules and was partly to blame. The Equitable Building was considered a "space-hog" of its...

Top Real Estate Trends for 2019

Top Real Estate Trends for 2019

Last year's real estate housing market started out with sky-high home prices with historically low mortgage rates, which was an advantage for sellers. While the year started out on top, it quickly dwindled halfway through with home price growth decreasing and rates at...

Buying Vs. Renting

Buying Vs. Renting

For many people, owning a home is a major component of the American dream. It was long thought to be one of the best financial decisions a person could make. Recently, financial experts have begun to question if that is still true. Whether renting or buying makes more...

Bradley Cooper in Greenwich Village

Bradley Cooper in Greenwich Village

The Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City has gone from its former offbeat surroundings to one of the most desired pieces of real estate in the city. Famous stars like Bradley Cooper realize the amazing pocket of community that has developed in the heart of...

How to Manage a Holiday Rental Property

How to Manage a Holiday Rental Property

A holiday rental property can be one of the most lucrative purchases anyone can make, but it comes with its own set of pitfalls. In order to make the most of this rental property, owners need to know how to effectively manage it. There are pros and cons to owning a...

Dos and Don’ts of Being a Renter

Dos and Don’ts of Being a Renter

A renter should understand their rights as a tenant. Knowing what is and isn’t possible helps avoid any legal situations that could arise during the lease. It also gives the renter the knowledge to know when it's proper to contact their local housing authority. Here...

Most Common Real Estate Misconceptions

Most Common Real Estate Misconceptions

Real estate is an ideal industry where people should invest their money. The market has low-interest rates and lucrative returns. However, property investors receive conflicting advice from successful venture capitalist and realtors on the right portfolio to choose...

What Makes a Building Condemned?

What Makes a Building Condemned?

You might see a property that has condemned signs hanging on the front of the property. Most times, we just assume that a person simply couldn’t pay for the property of that they just let the property go to waste. Let’s take a deeper look at what truly makes a...

Best Practices for Buying a Foreclosure

Best Practices for Buying a Foreclosure

Buying a foreclosure can be a tricky thing to manage. You want to make sure that you’re purchasing a house that’s within your means, obviously. You also want to make sure that you’re doing your research and finding out all pertinent information for that foreclosed...

Fair Housing Act Overview

Fair Housing Act Overview

Until the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968, discriminatory housing practices ran rampant and prevented many earnest buyers seeking their first homes from realizing a dream. Though the signing of the Fair Housing Act came on the heels of the assassination of Dr....