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Buyers increasingly opt for an “extreme commute” for more affordable housing

A growing number of buyers are willing to endure an “extreme commute” to work – defined as a minimum of two hours each way – in order to buy a better home in a more peaceful neighborhood at a lower price than in the city itself. The New York ...

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Owner Occupied Multi-Family Investment Property Tips in NY

Having an owner occupied multi-family investment home can be an excellent way to create an income stream. However, living in a building you own and manage isn’t always easy! Here are a few tips to help you make money and keep your sanity while livi...

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Built To Perfection: A Rare Opportunity To Own This 2014 Luxury Modern Colonial

Owning a home is the dream of most American households. The freedom, security and piece of mind that come with home ownership is a great accomplishment in many people’s lives. There is just no substitute to the happy feeling you get when you come ...

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What’s Selling Now: Homes That Sold for Around $1,500,000

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region. Source: NY Times...

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Ask Real Estate: Aging and Rent Stabilization

If one spouse moves out of a rent-stabilized apartment, does the other one have the right to stay, even if her name isn’t on the lease? Source: NY RealEstate...

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Low Stools

Useful in almost any room, low stools offer a place not just to sit, but to rest your feet, your drink or your eyes. Source: NYTimes...

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What I Love: Andy Blankenbuehler, ‘Hamilton’ Choreographer, at Home in Harlem

When the choreographer finally got his dream house, it was during a nightmarish time in his life. Source: NY Times...

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3 things real estate agents will always do better than tech disruptors

Last month’s announcement of Zillow Instant Offers has led to a lot of chatter (and some noticeable silence in the public realm) as real estate agents worry about whether technology will take away their jobs … Source: inmannews...

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Why you’re missing out if you aren’t producing video

Today’s world is digital. Consumers are inundated with digital devices, filled with social media, email campaigns and digital marketplaces. There is no breaking free from the World Wide Web — it’s part of even our most simple daily routines...

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Wicked awesome tool monetizes your unused leads

(TECH NEWS) New startup aimed toward freelancers wants to help you monetize leads you’re not going to be able to help (or don’t want to) Source: American Genius...

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Mortgage?

Mortgage Q&A: “How long does it take to get a mortgage?” This is a fairly common question because we humans aren’t very patient. This is compounded by the fact that we’re asking for a very large sum of money. Because of that, the process ...

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Beautiful Home with Elegant Modern Details in Las Vegas

Elegant Modern Styling and Finishes in this Gorgeous Home This 3,006 sq-ft single story is situated on an impressive 20,473 sq-ft lot. Located off of West Sahara, it has a view of the Las Vegas Strip from the back yard. Home atmosphere created by the...

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Making Sense of the HUD-1 Settlement Statement

The HUD-1 Settlement Statement gives you all the answers you need about your closing. Today, though, it’s called the Closing Disclosure. Any loans closed after October 15, 2015, use this new disclosure. Lenders must provide you the form at least 3 ...

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3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real es...

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Why the Northern Powerhouse will be the future of the property market’s growth

Over the past few years, the north of England has started to mount something of a challenge to the south of the country when it comes to being an economic powerhouse. The rise of Manchester’s digital centres, Liverpool’s improving education secto...

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Many buyers think homes are affordable only to the rich – YOU can bust the myth

(HOMEBUYING) Homes are for anyone and everyone to buy – not just for the wealthy. Use your blogs and other platforms to like email newsletters dispel these myths! Source: The Real Daily....

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Home Selling 101: Four Tips to Make A Stress-Free Sale

“The art of selling one house is different than the science of repeating it flawlessly over and over.”- Chantel Ray   Selling a home to move is probably one of the most stressful events you would experience in your life. The logistics are no...

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For Sale by Owner Tips

Photo credit Selling your home can be an overwhelming and expensive process if you don’t know what you’re doing. But there are many ways that homeowners can reduce the cost of selling their properties. Taking the “For Sale By Owner” route is ...

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What is the World’s Most Powerful Passport?

The World’s Most Powerful Passports Which passports are travel assets, and which are liabilities? The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Whether you seek to explore distant lands, or you just want to sit on a remote...

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Regatta Cup race at the Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum in Rhode Island

The Soho Loft Conferences and Victoria Global support the Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum West organized by Opal Group in Newport, Rhode Island   NEW YORK – July 7, 2017 – Family offices, foundations, financial planne...

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a drone!

Video Marketing The use of unmanned aerial vehicles, aka drones, has seen a huge expansion in the real estate industry. This winter, the Federal Aviation Administration opened up the use of drones, and operators no longer need a commercial pilot’s ...

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What We’re Reading: June 19-23

Architecture, psychology, amusements, affordable housing, design, high price listings, mindfulness, and use. We know there are a lot of Frank Lloyd Wright junkies out there, so this list of roadtrip-able FLW houses is for you! Wait, FLW didn’t have...

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Streets of Madrid

There’s an eerie feeling around the streets when I visited Spain…the image below was taken in the middle of Puerta del Sol in Madrid, a few steps away, there were protesters chanting against the current situation in Venezuela, there were homeless...

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How to Secure Your New Smart Home When You Move In

Smart homes are great–except when someone else has your password. Here’s how to protect yourself. Source: Mortgages...

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New Territory TX Real Estate Guide | All New Territory Homes For Sale

New Territory TX Real Estate Guide A master-planned community featuring lakes, parks, greenbelts, and recreation centers about 30 miles from Downtown, New Territory is nestled within one of Houston’s Best Suburbs. Sitting on 3,200 acres of former...

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261 Homes For Sale Already Snapped Up in Lake Ridge VA

Are you thinking of Selling a home in Lake Ridge Virginia?   Well now is the time… not miss the spring market. Spring Market is from February 15th to about May 15th. Then it typically slows down. All bets are off this year. Currently most ...

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Northwest MLS Real Estate Statistics | February 2017

King County reported 1,793 closed sales – down from last month’s 2,010 closings and down 33.6% from two months ago. The median price of single family homes in King County increased 6.67% since last month while the median price of condos rose 9.83...

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Our Manhattan Luxury Housing Price Indices on Bloomberg Terminals

Bloomberg maintains 6 quarterly charts on their terminals covering the Manhattan luxury sales and rental results we compile.  I periodically throw these charts on this Matrix Blog only because I find myself asking…how cool is that? Manhattan L...

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Mid-Century in the Heart of Redmond | findwell Real Estate

5507 156th Ave N | Redmond, WA Offered at $549,950 | MLS #1078839 | 3 bed | 1.75 bath Welcome to Redmond and findwell’s newest listing! This mid-century home has been well maintained, is situated on a large corner lot and is just minutes from dow...

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NYT Calculator Chart: The Resale Pendulum Swings Toward Middle

I love the way the NYT Real Estate section handled the data from our Elliman Report series to present the Manhattan resale market. I added my chart on bidding wars below – falling as supply enters the market, causing resale prices to soften. So...

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London’s Earth Day 2016 Celebrations on April 22

Earth Day, being celebrated worldwide on April 22 has events that demonstrate the solidarity of people on efforts towards environmental protection. The concept of Earth Day was started in 1970 and is being coordinated by the Earth Day Network. The cr...

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Arthur Rutenberg Homes Atlanta Invites Agents to Model Home Preview Party

Arthur Rutenberg Homes Atlanta is proud to announce the opening of its new model home! The model home will open to the public during the Preview Party on Tuesday, August 1 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Atlanta agents are invited to come and tour this in...

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