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By Paul Macapagal, NYC Sales Expert
(Town Residential)
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Buying pre construction is the "ART" of purchasing property prior to its completion. You are basically buying a unit based from a floor plan, artist renderings, and or building model. In my eyes pre-construction is one of the greatest ways to buy property in New York. Many New Yorkers purchase th...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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I have been accused (and rightly so) of being an "Eternal Optimist" all my life.  And have been told to get my head out of the Clouds and my feet on the Earth, where they belong.  For many people, that is the way they were born or raised and I'm not sure where this particular trait comes from.  I...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Using Feng Shui can seem daunting.  If you read one book, you might understand it; read another and you'll start getting confused.  The harder you try to learn, the many different schools of thought you come against until you get lost.  Here are some of the different forms and schools of Feng Shu...

By Kolarik Hana
(NYCMortgage.com)
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Despite the slumping housing markets in the rest of the United States, Manhattan apartment values continued to buck the trend, REBNY just reported.  The average sales price in NYC is up 23% to $745,000 in Q1 2007.

By Kolarik Hana
(NYCMortgage.com)
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Of course the fundamental difference between a co-op mortgage and a regular mortgage loan is that the property used as collateral for the loan.   A condo or a single family home is real estate, and a co-op apartment ownership is signified by shares of ownership in the co-op corporation that owns...

By Kolarik Hana
(NYCMortgage.com)
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Customers and lenders unfamiliar with the New York City landscape often are concerned when they find that their property sits on leased land.Leased land is relatively common in New York City, some of the most prominent buildings in Manhattan are built on leased land.   The rule of thumb is simply...

By Kolarik Hana
(NYCMortgage.com)
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Getting a HELOC on a Co-op ApartmentObtaining home equity financing on your Co-op is not difficult from an underwriting standpoint.  You will qualify basically with the same guidelines as a bank would apply if the property were a single family home.  Typically, Lenders will go as high on Loan to ...

By Kolarik Hana
(NYCMortgage.com)
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New York City homeowners are especially challenged with a series of unique challenges related to mortgage finance.  We hope to shed some light on these issues and the methods used to deal with them.  Included are -Co-op board approval- Negative Pledge Loans-Mortgage Tax-Using a CEMA to avoid mort...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
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  REBNY  to Launch ResidentialNYC.com in September     A new web portal for REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York) members to market exclusive listings directly to the public will be launched in September. According to REBNY the purpose is to drive consumer traffic directly to the broker. Inclusi...

By Fern S. Hamberger, The Fern Hamberger Team
(Corcoran)
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Hello everyone,I work mainly with clients who would like to make their money work for them. So i will be looking for a buyer who wants to renovate or gut an apartment, a townhouse or a building then flip it. Some others are interested in preconstruction. Many of my buyers will buy and keep for re...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
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Manhattan Residential Architecture from the 19th Century to the 21st Century: New Yorkers lived in townhouses during the 19th century.  19th Century Single Family Townhouses were made of Brownstone and Limestone.   The luxury apartment house was actually invented in New York in the late 19th cent...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
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               To reinforce spring as the home buying and selling season, Coldwell Banker has declared May as Coldwell Banker® Open House Month. As part of its Open House Month, Coldwell Banker will partner with Drexel Heritage to host an Open House Month sweepstakes throughout May. The grand-pri...

By Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc)
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As we leave Central Park, we tell the kids that we are off to FAO Schwarz. Of course the two older ones know all about this and let out a loud cheer. But one might wonder how we were able to get around so quickly and freely in Manhattan while visiting, Battery Park City, South Street Seaport (Pie...

By Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc)
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After soaking in the sun and some history, we are ready to leave South Street Seaport (Pier 17). Now we head over to Central Park.Central Park is a public park which opened in 1873 and is the most visited park in the United States with about twenty -five million visitors annually.Here is some tri...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
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Do you know the 3 rules of Real Estate? LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION. NEAR OUR BELOVED AND BEAUTIFUL RIVERSIDE PARK! I am proud to let you know that the West Side office of Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy is once again co-chairing the Silent Auction for the Riverside Park Fund annual benefit. This y...

By Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc)
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As we leave Battery Park City, we are now on our way to South Street Seaport (Pier 17) which is around the corner. This is Part 3 of a 5 part series of Manhattan. The South Street Seaport is considered a historical district with some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan. This area inc...

By Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc)
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It's Sunday morning, April 22, 2007, and we went to breakfast around the corner from our hotel. Now we are off to see more sites. If you didn't get a chance, here is Part 1 of our journey. My Visit to New York City -- "Manhattan as a tourist" -- Part 1 of 5 -- Day 1  Our first stop was Battery Pa...

By Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc)
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So, here is my reason for a nice trip into New York City and Manhattan. It was my niece's First Holy Communion on April 21st, 2007. My sister and brother-in-law decided instead of a party for her, that they would allow her to pick something that she wanted to do. She wanted to go to NYC for the w...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
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Niche Marketing to Pet Owners  I recently read a funny post by Maureen Francis Sell-Lord Lesson: Peeing Dogs Do Not Sell Homes. My comment made her laugh but I was serious. Maureen, That house needs to be marketed to buyers with a bigger smellier dog. It should say in the description Dogs love th...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
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One of the first blogs I ever wrote was last July about a new law that would make the once secret Co-op sales prices public for the first time under a bill by the Albany legislature. The bill was awaiting signing by Governor Pataki and was strongly supported by Mayor Bloomberg. When the law passe...

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