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Building Credit As A Renter Can Help You Buy Your First Home
Posted on 11/10/2019
Building Credit As A Renter Can Help You Buy Your First Home
Having a high credit score is one of the most important and helpful things you can achieve before buying a home. A solid credit history will give you a better chance of being approved for the home loan you want and getting a lower interest rate so that you know you’re getting a good deal on your first home....
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Moderate Clutter Could Be Beneficial
Posted on 11/03/2019
Moderate Clutter Could Be Beneficial
Many of today's fashionable life coaches tell us that cluttered environments mess with our sense of peace and calm, our focus, and our productivity. Plenty of gurus and television hosts urge us to declutter our desks and homes. And overall, they're right. Research does support the concept that a having a tidy living space and workplace is beneficial....
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Here Are The Upscale Home Tech Upgrades You Need To Know About
Posted on 10/27/2019
Here Are The Upscale Home Tech Upgrades You Need To Know About
Ready to take your home to the next level? Here are upscale tech upgrades to make your home smarter than a Furby, cooler than drone and safer than Gringott’s. That last one might seem like a stretch but if three kids could break in how locked down was it really? Anyways, The Dyson 360 Eye is an upgraded Roomba....
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Disorganized Organization in the Kitchen
Posted on 10/20/2019
Disorganized Organization in the Kitchen
You’ve read all those articles on how to organize, how to arrange, how to store, and yet your home still looks a mess. Perhaps you’ve tried to follow too many ideas and consequently haven’t succeeded at any of them. Here are a few “organizational hints” that you can do without so that you truly succeed in your goals....
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169 Fenimore Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/18/2019
169 Fenimore Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225 is now new to the market!
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Historic District Opportunity! Families seeking a house to make their home and investors looking for their next project will want to rejuvenate this worn 1915, Georgian-style townhouse to 21stC life. At 1800sf stretched over three stories with a full walk-out basement, there is lots to do, but also lots of upside potential -- all neighboring the southeast corner of Prospect Park. 1st Fl: foyer entry, large LR, FDR, a modern kitchen and traditional butler's pantry. 2nd Fl: two bedrooms, a sun room/third bedroom, and hall bath. 3rd Fl: two bedrooms and and hall bath. Architectural perks include parquet floors, an...
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Is Your Home's Network Secure?
Posted on 10/13/2019
Is Your Home's Network Secure?
Not long ago to protect our homes from intruders we would lock the doors, the windows, close the blinds, leave a light on and possibly set the alarm. Today houses are full of devices that make our lives convenient such as computers, laptops, printers, smart televisions, streaming media devices, gaming consoles, smart appliances, digital assistants, mobile phones, tablets,...
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1608 Amsterdam Avenue #1B, New York, NY 10031 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/07/2019
1608 Amsterdam Avenue #1B, New York, NY 10031 is now new to the market!
Great opportunity for qualified families to purchase this renovated, two bedroom/one bath, HDFC co-op in Hamilton Heights across from CCNY at 140th Street. Compact in size but modern with an open kitchen/living room & a spare room for a third bedroom, home office/studio, or den; 9'+ ceilings; & oversized windows. Location, location, location: desirable Hamilton Heights where you can walk to the 1, A, B, C, & D Trains & the M100 & M101 stop at the door; convenient lobby-floor apartment; quiet rear corner with windows in every room. There's a modern laundromat next door, lots of local shopping & dining. Cats and dogs welcome. 1B is being...
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Balancing Your Debt to Credit Ratio
Posted on 10/06/2019
Balancing Your Debt to Credit Ratio
It's easy to get stuck without a mortgage approval or with a smaller home loan than you want, just because you don't understand how your credit score works. Most of the things you've done to prepare: budgeting your income, balancing your bank accounts and saving up for a down payment, aren't reflected in your FICO credit score. It...
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Luxury Ascends to the Throne
Posted on 09/29/2019
Luxury Ascends to the Throne
Home improvement has reached new technological heights with the introduction of the Numi 2.0 intelligent toilet from Kohler. The Consumer Electronics Show recently held in Las Vegas, Nevada, saw the debut of the trapezoidal-shaped unit under the control of Amazon Alexa. When offered such a staggering variety of personalization choices, some folks might never leave the bathroom. Mood...
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3 Reasons to Invest in Eco-Friendly Properties
Posted on 09/22/2019
3 Reasons to Invest in Eco-Friendly Properties
Eco-friendly properties are becoming increasingly popular. There are lots of people who are willing to invest in eco-friendly houses. Eco-friendly homes are a great option if you are purchasing a new home or you want to move into another piece of property. Green properties have advantages that are far more than traditional homes. If you are unaware about...
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130 Branchwood Lane, Nanuet, NY 10954 is now new to the market!
Posted on 09/21/2019
130 Branchwood Lane, Nanuet, NY 10954 is now new to the market!
With over 1,000sf of living space, this light-filled, three-level, semi-attached, townhouse feels like a contemporary single family home with a master suite on the top floor; open floor plan, high ceiling, and a powder room on main floor; a finished lower level with open flexible space to be whatever you need plus a private laundry, and extra storage. There's also a secluded patio, fireplace, deeded parking for two cars, central A/C, and forced air/gas heat -- all with the advantages of condo living: no exterior maintenance to do and resort-like amenities to enjoy. The Treetops/Hamlets location is a commuter's dream at the crossroads of...
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Another Property Sold - 501 Riverdale Avenue #5H, Yonkers, NY 10705
Posted on 09/20/2019
Another Property Sold - 501 Riverdale Avenue #5H, Yonkers, NY 10705
This updated one-bedroom co-op is a move-in ready home with hardwood floors throughout; a modern, eat-in kitchen and bath -- both with windows; and eastern exposure that brings in lots of light. The $831 m/m includes electric, gas, heat, h/w, & RE taxes. Add'l monthly fees: d/w ($7); per a/c unit ($20). Laundry & rentable storage in basement. Low cost outdoor & garage parking waitlisted, $50/$80. The elevator building is wired for Optimum & FiOS. The location puts Riverdale at your feet for a Yonkers price. Walk to Bee-Line buses at the corner; NYC Bronx local & Manhattan express buses, MetroNorth MetroLink to the Riverdale station two...
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