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The ABCs of Buying a Co-Op Apartment (So You’re a Total Masochist??)

You’ve been up all night thinking about how you’re so tired of throwing this ungodly amount of money down the toilet in rent every month when you could own something. So you hop on Zillow, Trulia, or NYC-specific StreetEasy and salivate over all those gorgeous apartments for sale. You make a note of several that …

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10 Different Types of Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud involves falsifying information in any way to receive a mortgage on a property. The FBI defines mortgage fraud in the following way – “Any material misstatement, misrepresentation or omission relied upon by an underwriter or lender to fund, purchase or insure a loan.” Mortgage fraud is taken very seriously by the US government, and …

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If You’re Single, Should It Stop You From Buying a Home?

If you want the TL;DR version: No. No, no, a million times no, buuuuuut with some caveats. I’ll be blunt with you: I’m a single homeowner so I’m a bit biased in this statement. I’ve basically done all the things that historically, women have waited til marriage to do. If not out of desire to …

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8 Benefits of Living in the Suburbs vs. the City or Elsewhere

Many people don’t aspire to live in the suburbs. Many of us grew up in the burbs and look forward to escaping to the exciting city or far away in some remote area surrounded by nature like some secluded beach house, cabin or country house. The burbs are not on most people’s radar when the …

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Does It Still Make Financial Sense to Buy a Home?

Those damn Millennials. We’re apparently too busy munching avocado toast and mainlining Starbucks and THAT’S why we can’t buy those 2,100 square foot money-sucking behemoths that mysteriously a few lifetimes of salaries that simultaneously had their spending power totally nerfed in the past decade. Not like rampant wage stagnation and an economic infrastructure that rewards shooting …

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What Separates an Obnoxious McMansion from a Really Big House?

Big houses, mansions, McMansions. These are terms often been used interchangeably to mock upper middle class Americans’ home equity hubris. But there are certain attributes that truly make a McMansion the abomination that it is. While there’s overlap in some obnoxious features found in certain home types as well as design and remodeling decisions, McMansions …

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6 Different Types of Renters Insurance

Disasters come with no prior warnings; neither do they come with a filter. They are natural, unfortunate events that are not concerned with whether you live in a rented home or your own. A natural disaster, fire, theft, or any similar event can leave you devastated if you don’t have insurance to cover your losses. …

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16 Different Types of House Insurance

Home insurance in America isn’t required by law. Despite this, around 95% of homeowners have some sort of coverage plan in place. Home insurance policies can cost around $1,083 a year and is typically part of the condition of having a mortgage plan in place. The protection it offers is sometimes really valuable to the homeowner. …

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4 Main Types of Drones for Real Estate Photography and Videos

The very notion of flying has fascinated me since my early childhood. When we think of all the complexities involved in flight and how we as humans overcame them all, it is, to say the least, mindboggling. We went from the Wright Brothers first short flight to the ability to fly unmanned aircraft like drones …

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Home Bay Real Estate Website: 18 Things You Need to Know

It’s an exciting time in Real Estate for buyers and sellers. Traditionally, both parties to a transaction had to hire a local real estate agent. You still can, but online real estate services like Home Bay are disrupting the traditional model big time. The end result is that buyers and sellers pay less in commission. …

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10 Alternatives to Zillow for Your Real Estate Needs

I love Zillow. I use the site often, including Zillow Digs. I have the Zillow app downloaded on my iPhone. However, Zillow isn’t the only real estate website around. There are several that offer a variety of features. While Zillow is awesome, maybe there’s something you want it doesn’t offer. That’s what this article is …

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14 Useful Realtor Business Software Options for Growing Business and Serving Clients

Thanks to modern technology, the real estate marketplace is slowly going paperless. With real estate software tools, realtor business software, real estate agencies, landlords and homeowners can keep tracks of their residents, properties, leases, rents, maintenance tasks and finances. These tools provide everything from helping a client book a slot for visiting a for-sale house …

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7 Steps Setting Out How We Hired an Amazing Home Inspector

Chances are when you need a home inspector, you’re totally unfamiliar with who is good and who is not good in the area where you’re buying your home. That was our situation. Not too long ago, we were in contract to buy a large 100+ year old home. We were in need of an excellent …

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3 Overlooked Home Inspection Items When Buying a Home

Recently my wife and I went through the home inspection process on a large 100+ year old home that we were interested enough in buying that we put in an offer and paid for an extensive home inspection. We knew enough that we understood the home inspection was very important because overlooked problems could end …

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107 Common Sense Home Staging Tips to Sell Faster (Photos)

Welcome to our definitive guide to staging your home to sell! [toc wrapping=”right”]Staging is an incredibly important part of getting your house ready to sell, but these tips and tricks can also be used to spruce up the abode you’re planning on staying in for a long time. Staging involves some purging and cleaning, so …

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3 Welcoming Foyer Staging Ideas (Photos)

Welcome to this gallery, featuring amazing foyer designed by Bespoke Home Staging & Interiors. This company provides staging services and sells high quality furnishings to a variety of interior designers, decorators, and all other ilk of customers. Bespoke Home Staging & Interiors is sought out by popular designers for their top of the line, handcrafted, …

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2 Inspiring Home Office Staging Ideas (Photos)

Welcome to our gallery featuring the stunning home office designs by Bespoke Home Staging & Interiors. Bespoke Home Staging & Interiors is a favorite among popular designers as a company that focuses on providing staging services as well as selling custom, high quality furniture to a number of interior designers, decorators, and a wide variety …

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7 Spectacular Kitchen Staging Ideas (Photos)

Welcome to our gallery featuring a number of incredible kitchen designs from Bespoke Home Staging & Interiors. With a focus on high-quality and custom furniture, Bespoke Home Staging & Interiors provides staging services for interior designers, decorators, and all types of customers. Bespoke Home Staging & Interiors is often sought by popular interior designers as a …

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10 Marvelous Dining Room Staging Ideas (Photos)

Welcome to our gallery featuring the incredible dining room designs by Bespoke Home Staging & Interiors. Bespoke Home Staging & Interiors is a company that focuses on providing staging services and selling high-quality, custom furniture to a variety of customers, including decorators and interior designers. Interior designers and decorators have often sought out the company as …

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