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6 Health Benefits of Meditation
Posted on 08/25/2019
6 Health Benefits of Meditation
Over the years, science has been on the side of meditation. Faultfinders will tell you that it is just another New Age name for napping and spiritual hogwash, but that is not true at all. In actuality, science has proven you are better off when you meditate than your peers who choose not to. In recent times, a...
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What Exactly is the Cost of Living Index?
Posted on 08/18/2019
What Exactly is the Cost of Living Index?
You hear about this magic "cost-of-living index" number, but where does it come from and how can you use it to improve your real estate experience? The cost of living index is a numerical measurement of the relative cost to live in a specific geographic region. There are a lot of economic formulas out there, but it basically...
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Key Homebuying Costs You Need to Know About
Posted on 08/11/2019
Key Homebuying Costs You Need to Know About
If you plan to purchase a house in the foreseeable future, it generally is a good idea to plan ahead for all of your potential homebuying costs. That way, you can secure the funds you need to purchase your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three costs that every homebuyer needs to consider during the property buying...
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Create Your Ideal Home Checklist
Posted on 08/04/2019
Create Your Ideal Home Checklist
Finding your new home is an exciting new prospect, and you want to ensure you get the home you really want. Before you start your home-search take some time to thoroughly consider what you want and need out of a home, what you want it to look like and what features you desire in your neighborhood and the...
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Some Fun Facts About Chocolate
Posted on 07/28/2019
Some Fun Facts About Chocolate
When it melts in your mouth, it tastes is so good! Men hoard it, kids always want more, women adore it, and for most people, Valentine's Day isn't complete without eating it. Wondering what that could be? It is the beloved, darling chocolate. Chocolate is food produced from the seeds of a cocoa bean, and it is a...
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Factors That Influence a Home's Value
Posted on 07/21/2019
Factors That Influence a Home's Value
When you want to sell or buy a property, knowing its value is essential. For sellers, especially, there are higher chances that your home won't outperform other listings if they are of low value. The listing price of a home can even change after an appraisal of its value. Here are some crucial factors that can affect the...
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Finding a Workout Buddy in a New City
Posted on 07/14/2019
Finding a Workout Buddy in a New City
A workout buddy is someone with which you train, exercise, and get fit. A workout partner is also someone to set plans with and have the same ideas to achieve your goals. Everyone needs a workout a partner to motivate and support them. Having a work out partner can make your routine fun and help you follow your...
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6158 Liebig Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471 is now new to the market!
Posted on 07/10/2019
6158 Liebig Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471 is now new to the market!
Look At This!!!! A nearly 2,500sf single-family home including 5BRs, 2.5 Baths, private driveway & garage parking in leafy North Riverdale/Bronx School District 10. The potential is as vast as the interior living space at a price that allows for configuring all that square footage to your needs while keeping as much of the 1920 architectural detail as you like. The location is equally convenient for commuting to Manhattan or Westchester by car, express bus, or MetroNorth and zoned for lauded District 10 public schools; also convenient to several renowned private schools in Riverdale. Walk or drive to shopping, dining, and multiple houses...
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Breathe New Life Into Your Kitchen
Posted on 07/07/2019
Breathe New Life Into Your Kitchen
Among the upgrades most sought in a kitchen are new cabinets and appliances, granite, marble, or even concrete countertops, and the ubiquitous farmhouse-style sink top the list. If the expense of these renovations is out of reach, however, there are some simple changes that can give your kitchen a new look. Open shelving, for example, can breathe new...
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Getting Your Home Ready for Sale
Posted on 06/30/2019
Getting Your Home Ready for Sale
Getting your home ready to sell involves more than just packing all of your property in boxes and leaving. It begins right from the time you move in. Often it even starts before you buy another home. Many people rely on money from the sale of their home to buy their next home. If you are in this...
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Another Property Sold - 83-85 Woodhaven Boulevard #6B, Call Listing Agent, NY 11421
Posted on 06/28/2019
Another Property Sold - 83-85 Woodhaven Boulevard #6B, Call Listing Agent, NY 11421
Make this compact, top-floor unit your own with a little or a lot of updating. An affordable 1BR in the well-maintained Forest Park Co-Op, nestled in a corner of expansive Forest Park. Low M/M of $471.35 includes electric, gas, heat, water, RE taxes; additional fees for a/c units & d/w. Max 80% financing. Application fees total $650. Flip tax $300/share w/39 shares. Two cats are allowed; dogs are not. Subletting not allowed. Building amenities: laundry room, bike room; garage & storage bins waitlisted. Enjoy many Forest Park amenities such as: golf course, ball fields, handball, playground, carousel, skate park, sitting areas, walking...
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Must-Have Kitchen Appliances
Posted on 06/23/2019
Must-Have Kitchen Appliances
The kitchen truly is the heart of most homes, and when it comes to choosing the best appliances to have in your kitchen, you must consider every item within the broader context of your eating lifestyle. But all things being equal, the following is a list of must-have kitchen appliances that every kitchen should have. High-Speed Blender. Blenders...
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