Financial Benefits to Home Ownership

In the past, owning a home was part of the ‘American Dream’; however, with the rise of a global economy which can require professionals to pick up and move for their job on a moment’s notice and with the turbulence of the housing crash of 2008, the love affair for home ownership as a means

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How much does it cost to hire a real estate agent on the purchase of a property?

As a real estate broker, this is a question I have been asked on several occasions, when a buyer was seeking representation by a real estate agent to purchase a property. And the question has been posed by first time buyers as well as those looking to sell and then buy another property. Even if

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What is HPD and do you need to register your property with them?

If you have recently purchased or inherited a property in the NYC area, you may be wondering what measures you need to take in order to be in compliance with the rules and regulations enforced by the local housing authorities. One such agency is New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, otherwise known

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Existing Two Family For Sale on 25×100 Lot (5000 SF Buildable)

Kristen Jock – (518) 859-3056 License# 10301209234 Land For Sale 408 Seneca Ave 408 Seneca Ave, Queens, NY 11385 Price: $1,100,000Lot Size: 2,500 SFProperty Type: LandProperty Sub-type: Multifamily (land)Features: Electricity/Power Water Last Verified: 12/12/2016 Listing ID: 20079592 Description Located in the rapidly appreciating neighborhood of Ridgewood on the Brooklyn/Queens border, this lot measures 2500 SF

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Potential tax reform under the President elect and how that may affect property owners

Political feelings aside, there are whisperings of potential changes in the tax code under the President elect, that may have a significant affect on property owners looking to unload in the coming year. Since the election, I’ve been receiving phone calls from many clients I met with in the past, who are now rethinking whether

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How will the election affect real estate in the long and short term?

We are in the midst of what will certainly be remembered as a crazy election cycle, characterized by unexpected candidates and their antics. And although there is less than a week before the outcome for the next President is decided, there is still great uncertainty as to who that will be and what implications that

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To buy, or not to buy? That is the question.

With tremendous waves of uncertainty about the future of the country, so far as economically, environmentally or politically, many potential home buyers are becoming less confident about whether to invest in real estate at the present time. Some people are nervous about an impending recession, while others are terrified as to who will be running

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If you build it, they will come. Or will they?

There is much discussion lately of the slow down in the real estate market throughout NYC. Many high profile, luxury new development projects have been put on hold until further notice. Which begs the question, if you construct a new building in Brooklyn or elsewhere in the city, will the buyers or renters come? I think that

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DON’T sell your home, But DO find out the market value!

With all of the media attention lately in Brooklyn concerning at risk, uninformed homeowners, particularly the elderly, being preyed upon and taken advantage by developers and investors, I thought it would be helpful to suggest how, as that person’s neighbor, friend, family or colleague, you can offer a helpful tip to those being approached by

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OPEN HOUSE: 1146 East 103rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11236

FIRST OPEN HOUSE 1146 East 103rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11236 Legal Two Family 3 Bed/1.5 Bath Duplex over 2 Bed/1 Bath rental over Fully Finished Basement Sunday, May 31st from 1-2:30 PM                                    w/ kitchenette and full bath Welcome

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