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Tools of the Trade: The Renovation Loan

We always hear that human beings are using less than 10% of their brain power, and if we could tap into the other 90%, the possibilities would be limitless. Look it up though and most scientists would say that assertion is a myth. When it comes to our jobs, we rarely...

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All about Mortgage Contingencies

When bidding on a property in New York City, you’ll often find yourself up against all-cash buyers or buyers who are willing to waive their mortgage contingency. Those buyers are attractive to sellers because there is one less hurdle to overcome – they do not need to...

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How to Manage a New York City Renovation

Renovating a property in New York City can be uniquely challenging especially if you’ve never before managed a multi-faceted project with so many logistical conundrums to consider. Dean Marco is an Associate Director at Dixon Projects, a company that provides...

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AT THE CORE

The Jigsaw Puzzle of Real Estate

Being a real estate agent is a lot like solving jigsaw puzzles. Some puzzles have 15 pieces and others have 1,500. The puzzles with the most pieces take longer to complete, but on multiple levels they’re almost always the most rewarding. It’s easiest for us to draw an...

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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities Technology is shrinking the world. The other side of the planet is less mysterious than it used to be. Social media has had a figurative Pangea effect on the planet, pulling every nation and every continent closer to one another one YouTube video...

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Our Trip to Saudi Arabia

Around five years ago, we were introduced to a Saudi Arabian family that loves visiting New York City. During the course of the next two years we developed a friendship while we helped them find an amazing condo in Manhattan. In business and in life, relationships are...

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Knowledge is Power

We’re preparing for an upcoming business trip. It’s been in the works for months or even longer, but its finally almost upon us. An audience on the other side of the globe waits for us to deliver our expertise. That’s a massive responsibility, one that we embrace and...

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The Psychology of your Home

Every day, all day, we help people buy and sell real estate. So naturally it’s easy to get hypnotized into commoditizing properties and to think of them as nothing more than square footage or a bedroom count. We could all use a reminder that the space we live in is so...

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ASK THE EXPERTS

David Halberg Untangles NYC Condo & Co-Op Insurance

This month, we interviewed David Halberg, a Principal of KDB Brokerage Services, LLC, which was established in 2003.  He is a Licensed Insurance Broker for Property and Casualty, as well as Life, Accident, and Health in New York, New Jersey, and Florida.  He...

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Foreign Buying Challenges and Solutions with Martin Jajan

Martin Jajan, Founder and Managing partner at Jajan and Associates located in the Financial District, has helped hundreds of foreign national buyers purchase property in the United States. Our team asked him to share with us some of the challenges they face and some...

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The Impact of Design with Benjamin Noriega Ortiz

Enlisting an interior designer to help with your home search makes sense on multiple levels, according to well-known NYC designer Benjamin Noriega Ortiz. Ortiz said he’s accompanied longtime repeat clients and their realtors on countless showings over the years, but...

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Market Dynamics with Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller’s Market Outlook The number of units sold in Manhattan in 2018 was down by more than 14 percent compared to the previous year. The brokerage industry tends to be very linear in its perception of the market, so many believe when the market is rising, it...

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