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Which Color Should You Paint Your Home's Exterior?
Posted on 05/19/2019
Which Color Should You Paint Your Home's Exterior?
Have you ever wondered what makes some house’s curbside appeal look so great and otherse2e more of a “what were they thinking”? No one plans to be the latter. This can make choosing a paint color for your home’s exterior quite the daunting task. Afterall, it’s not exactly a quick project you can repaint if the color isn’t quite...
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501 Riverdale Avenue #5H, Yonkers, NY 10705 now has a new price of $99,900!
Posted on 05/14/2019
501 Riverdale Avenue #5H, Yonkers, NY 10705 now has a new price of $99,900!
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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A Guide to Fertilizing Your Lawn
Posted on 05/12/2019
A Guide to Fertilizing Your Lawn
The beauty of your home starts from your lawn. If you intend to keep a beautiful property, then you must take care of your yard. There are several means to care for your lawn, like regularly cutting it to keeping anyone from walking across it. However, this piece will focus on ensuring that you fertilize your lawn correctly....
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18-15 215th Street #12R, Call Listing Agent, NY 11360 is now new to the market!
Posted on 05/12/2019
18-15 215th Street #12R, Call Listing Agent, NY 11360 is now new to the market!
The sweeping water views and potential of this 850sf one-bedroom apartment are great! Nothing to do but enjoy the unobstructed views from every room and the large, exclusive balcony. The interior living space is ready for a little or a lot of renovation. The price is an opportunity to buy into this full-service, waterfront co-op on a high floor at a low price. Towers at Water's Edge offer a 24/7 doorman; attended garage parking; 3 elevators to all floors; common laundry; on-site gym, grocery/deli, dry cleaner, spa, playground, tennis courts, and resort-style pool. Monthly Maintenance & Fees: Base = $1122.41; Utility (gas & electric) =...
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Not Ready to Buy a Home?
Posted on 05/05/2019
Not Ready to Buy a Home?
Buying a home tops your long-range goals list, but are you ready? As a first-time buyer, you have loads of questions and concerns. After all, a home loan is an obligation for years into the future. You want to make savvy decisions and be comfortable that you’ve negotiated the best deal. On top of that, learning all about...
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The Need To Know Vocabulary Guide to Mortgages
Posted on 04/28/2019
The Need To Know Vocabulary Guide to Mortgages
Real estate terminology can be confusing for both new and experienced homeowners alike. Especially when it comes to the various types of loans. If the different types of loans have your head spinning, don’t worry. I hear you! Here’s what you need to know: Mortgage prequalification is an estimate a lender will give as to what you will qualify...
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7 Artful Home Decorating Ideas
Posted on 04/21/2019
7 Artful Home Decorating Ideas
When it comes to interior decorating, there are many great ideas out there for you to try out at home. With some simple and affordable plans, you can give your home an instant refresh. Try out the following home decor ideas for your home: Wallpaper If you have a work-space and you own some floating shelves, you can...
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Can You Sell Your Residence in One Day?
Posted on 04/14/2019
Can You Sell Your Residence in One Day?
How a home seller approaches the real estate market may dictate his or her success. For example, if a seller allocates time and resources to learn about the property selling journey, he or she may be able to plan ahead and sell a house in a single day. On the other hand, a seller who fails to showcase his...
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Ranch Style Homes Offer Convenience and Simplicity
Posted on 04/07/2019
Ranch Style Homes Offer Convenience and Simplicity
Architecturally speaking, many home buyers have very definite ideas about their preferred house style. Whether it stems from a sense of practicality or positive childhood memories, few house hunters are "on the fence" when it comes to the number of stories their ideal house should have. Perhaps you're one of those people who grew up in a two-story house...
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Kitchen: Heart of the Home
Posted on 03/31/2019
Kitchen: Heart of the Home
It has been written; the kitchen is the heart of the home. So, when walking through a model or open house, the kitchen is a significant appeal or detractor. Where the kitchen is relative to the rest of the living space is essential. The layout of the workflow can make or break the impression of the house as...
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Host a Yard Sale Before You List Your Home
Posted on 03/24/2019
Host a Yard Sale Before You List Your Home
If you intend to sell your home, you may want to host a yard sale. Thanks to a yard sale, you can eliminate clutter from your residence. Furthermore, a yard sale enables you to connect with your local community and inform community members about your plans to list your house. Ultimately, there are many ways to ensure a yard...
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How to Bring Your A-Game to the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 03/18/2019
How to Bring Your A-Game to the Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may be long and arduous, regardless of whether you're pursuing a house for the first time. However, if you bring your A-game to the homebuying journey, you can speed up the process of finding and acquiring your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you bring your A-game to the homebuying...
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