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Should You Buy a Smart Home Device?
Posted on 02/23/2020
Should You Buy a Smart Home Device?
There is no shortage of smart home devices available to property owners nationwide. From light bulbs to thermostats, there are lots of devices that you can pick up to transform an ordinary residence into a smart house. Ultimately, there are plenty of reasons to invest in smart home devices. These reasons include: 1. Smart home devices offer unmatched convenience....
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Are Buyers Reluctant to View Your Home?
Posted on 02/23/2020
Are Buyers Reluctant to View Your Home?
If you list your home and fail to stir up interest in it, there is no reason to panic. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways to ensure your house consistently garners homebuyers' attention. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you showcase your home to dozens of prospective buyers. 1. Bolster Your House's Curb...
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Video Tour  - 10 Old Route 304, New City, NY 10956
Posted on 02/17/2020
Video Tour - 10 Old Route 304, New City, NY 10956
Opportunity knocks! With a little TLC, this lovely bi-level could be your dream home. Nestled on nearly an acre with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, including an in-law suit on the lower level, you'll find there's room for the whole family. Located near transportation, parks and shopping, this one is not to be missed. Call for an appointment...
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10 Old Route 304, New City, NY 10956 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/17/2020
10 Old Route 304, New City, NY 10956 is now new to the market!
Opportunity knocks! With a little TLC, this lovely bi-level could be your dream home. Nestled on nearly an acre with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, including an in-law suit on the lower level, you'll find there's room for the whole family. Located near transportation, parks and shopping, this one is not to be missed. Call for an appointment...
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How to Maintain an Energy-Efficient Bathroom
Posted on 02/16/2020
How to Maintain an Energy-Efficient Bathroom
Photo by 영훈 박 via Pixabay Your bathroom can be a considerable source of energy use in your home. The Department of Energy states that water heating accounts for up to 18 percent of energy bills, which is the second largest expense in your home after heating and cooling. Showers and baths aren’t the only reasons for high...
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Things You Need to Know Before You Sell a House
Posted on 02/16/2020
Things You Need to Know Before You Sell a House
Selling a home should be a fast, easy process. However, challenges may arise that prevent you from quickly selling your house and maximizing your property sale earnings. And if you fail to plan ahead for the home selling journey, these challenges may get the best of you. Ultimately, there are several things you need to know before you list...
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Video Tour  - 281 Western Highway, Tappan, NY 10983
Posted on 02/14/2020
Video Tour - 281 Western Highway, Tappan, NY 10983
Bring your passion and ideas to take advantage of this incredible opportunity in Tappan, NY! There are 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a formal dining room AND most of the original doors and woodwork are still intact. With a new boiler, young windows and young water heater the possibilities are endless. Situated on 1/3 acre in the South Orangetown School District, near transportation, parks and shopping, this one won't last. Call for an appointment...
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281 Western Highway, Tappan, NY 10983 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/14/2020
281 Western Highway, Tappan, NY 10983 is now new to the market!
Bring your passion and ideas to take advantage of this incredible opportunity in Tappan, NY! There are 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a formal dining room AND most of the original doors and woodwork are still intact. With a new boiler, young windows and young water heater the possibilities are endless. Situated on 1/3 acre in the South Orangetown School District, near transportation, parks and shopping, this one won't last. Call for an appointment...
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How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a House?
Posted on 02/09/2020
How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a House?
The amount of money you will need to ensure you can purchase a house varies based on a number of factors. For example, if you want to purchase a house in a big city, you may need to save more money than you likely would require to buy a residence in a small town. Meanwhile, your decision to choose...
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6 Tips to Appeal to Millennial Home Buyers
Posted on 02/09/2020
6 Tips to Appeal to Millennial Home Buyers
Image by fancycrave1 from Pixabay Those men and women from the millennial generation are now the largest segment of first-time home buyers. A full 66 percent of people who are purchasing their first home fall into this age group. Not only that, but millennials also comprise more than one-third -- 34 percent -- of the overall home buying...
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4 Interior Design Styles That Are Sure To Impress
Posted on 02/02/2020
4 Interior Design Styles That Are Sure To Impress
Do you ever look at pictures of dream homes online and wonder what yours is missing? The answer probably lies in a cohesive design style. All homes are built around architectural and design principles. Whether you realize it or not, there are probably at least two or three interior design styles that would perfectly complement your home’s architecture, giving...
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Young or Retired, Many Potential Home Sellers Stay Put
Posted on 02/02/2020
Young or Retired, Many Potential Home Sellers Stay Put
Image by Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay Construction of affordable starter homes is failing to keep pace with the number of first-time house hunters. At the same time, more homeowners are resisting the siren song of selling to these potential buyers in order to move up or downsize. It's a trend called "rising tenure length." Owners are staying put....
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