The Power to Persevere

We are living outside our comfort zones.  As we all navigate through these trying times, let’s stay positive and know that we will get through this….together. These powerful words have brought us comfort so we share them with you. There are two days in every week...

March is Women’s History Month

Every year the U.S. recognizes March as Women’s History Month. The theme of Women’s History Month 2020 is “Valiant Women of the Vote,” honoring those who fought for suffrage rights for women. A fitting theme in this election year where we saw a record number of female...

The Plastic Bag Ban is Coming to New York

The Plastic Bag Ban Begins March 1 Beginning March 1st, retailers statewide are prohibited from handing out single-use plastic bags, in accordance with the legislature's ban on the bags last year. New York is now among eight states that have banned plastic bags. In...

From Buyers Market to Seller’s Market? Let’s Discuss…

Following up on our last Blog - What to Expect In 2020 - the real estate market is showing signs of stability in the resale market. What is a Market Pulse? The market pulse is the ratio of pending sales (in contract) to supply (active sales) ratio. The Current Market...
Be Prepared! What to Do in an Emergency.

Be Prepared! What to Do in an Emergency.

Summertime. Anytime. Nothing better than being beach-bound with nothing on your mind but fun and relaxation.  Then the unexpected shows up. You never know what might happen – a black out, an earthquake, a flood!  Where ever you are in the world, things happen. It’s...

Manhattan Real Estate Report – 2019 2nd Quarter

Manhattan Real Estate Report – 2019 2nd Quarter

The Manhattan residential real estate market continues to be cool.  Buyers have the leverage as inventory and days on market increased in the second quarter of 2019.  The second quarter showed positive signs with both sales and contracts signed activity up, however,...

How Do You Summer?

How Do You Summer?

Summer time - we live for it in New York City. A time when the city gets second billing & the beach becomes the star. Here are some top favorites - both local and out island. Enjoy! Hamptons: Learn how to surf in Montauk. Whether you dream about catching the big...

Get Ready For Longer Lines at the DMV!

Get Ready For Longer Lines at the DMV!

As if a trip to the DMV wasn't stressful enough, get ready for longer lines and wait times at your local Department of Motor Vehicles. Starting October 1, 2020, every U.S. air traveler will be required to present a Real ID-compliant license, or another acceptable form...

The New Grad’s Guide to Renting in NYC

The New Grad’s Guide to Renting in NYC

Congratulations Graduates!  Welcome to New York City! A move takes planning especially during the summer months which is the busiest time for renting in NYC.  With advanced preparation, the rental process can be easier.  You should give yourself 30 to 45 days to...

Where to Spend Mother’s Day in NYC!

Where to Spend Mother’s Day in NYC!

Take care of your Mom or someone special on Mother’s Day! It’s warm again which means it’s time to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Here's a few great places you can enjoy a meal in one of New York City’s beautiful park restaurants for Mother’s Day! Ellington...

What You Need to Know About the NYS Transfer and Mansion Tax Changes

What You Need to Know About the NYS Transfer and Mansion Tax Changes

What constitutes a mansion in New York City? For the past several decades, buyers of residential property in New York City have had to pay a surcharge of 1% on all sales for over $1 million; that surcharge is known as the “Mansion Tax.” At the time it was imposed, the...

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