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Survey: Number of New Yorkers Unable to Pay Rent Doubles for June

As unemployment continues to rise, more and more New Yorkers will not be able to pay their rent. Find out how many people can pay their ...
SALES

The Best Homeowners Insurance in New York for 2020

Shopping for home insurance involves more than just getting the lowest rates. Find out which are the best home insurance companies in New York for first-time ...
SALES

What NYC Real Estate Programs Let You Borrow Money With Bad Credit?

It's possible to get a mortgage even with bad credit. Find out which programs help you buy your first home with bad credit and other tips ...
SALES

What Is Earnest Money and How Does It Work?

You might have heard the term earnest money when it comes to renting or buying an apartment in New York. Learn exactly what it is and ...
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Survey: Over a Million New Yorkers Plan to Move Due to the Coronavirus

The coronavirus is disrupting the lives of New Yorkers in more ways than one. Find out what percentage of New Yorkers plan to move because of ...
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How to Calculate Closing Costs in NYC: A Guide For Sellers

Many people do not consider closing costs when selling their home. Find out how to calculate your potential closing costs in New York and how they ...
SALES

What is Underwriting and How Does It Help You Get a Mortgage?

Underwriting is an important process when qualifying for a mortgage or homeowners insurance. Find out what it is and how it affects your approval.
SALES

What Does "Under Contract" Mean in New York Real Estate?

Real estate transactions use terms like under contract and pending to describe the status of the transaction. Find out what they mean, and how they can ...
INDUSTRY

How COVID-19 Will Change NYC Commercial Real Estate and Landlords

The Coronavirus has impacted many New York renters. However, not just residential but also commercial and retail tenants and their landlords. Find out how the pandemic ...
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What Are the Minimum Requirements to Apply for a Mortgage Loan?

Government-backed and conventional mortgage loans have different minimum requirements. Find out what they are, what documentation you need to provide, and if you can qualify for ...
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Survey: 44% of New Yorkers Struggle to Meet May 1st Rent Deadline during COVID-19 Pandemic

While some New Yorkers did not pay April 1st's rent, even more will not be able to make May 1st's. Find out how many people can ...
INDUSTRY

How to Use ACRIS to Grow Your Real Estate Business

Find out what ACRIS is and why your real estate colleagues are using it. Learn how to look up property records and how you can use ...
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How New Yorkers Can Pay Rent During the Coronavirus Shutdown

If you're facing financial hardship in New York due to layoffs or furlough because of the coronavirus pandemic, and have trouble paying your rent, read this ...
INDUSTRY

How NYC Real Estate Professionals Can Stay Relevant During the Coronavirus Pandemic

It seems like the coronavirus pandemic may have killed NY real estate. Learn how you can continue to expand your business despite having no obvious sellers ...
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Survey: Almost 40% of New Yorkers Don't Dare Test Eviction Ban Even Amid Job Loss

Mass layoffs will mean limited budgets for many households in New York City. Find out how New Yorkers are prioritizing their expensing during a time of ...
SALES

What Are Conventional Mortgage Loans?

Find out what a conventional mortgage loan is and how it compares to a government-backed loan. Found out if a conventional mortgage is right for your ...
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Survey: Country Divided on Who Should Pay Rent During Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak will force many out of work. Americans who do not own but rent will be affected. Find out who fellow Americans feel shouldn't ...
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How to Calculate Closing Costs in NYC: A Guide For Buyers

Many people do not think about closing costs when purchasing a home. Find out how to calculate your potential closing costs in New York, and what ...
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Survey: 39% of New Yorkers Won't Be Able to Pay the Rent If Out of Work Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak.

The coronavirus outbreak in New York City will disproportionately affect New Yorkers. Find out how many people will not be able to afford rent if work ...
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Buying Vs Renting in NYC: What’s Your Best Option?

Find out the pros and cons of buying property in New York over renting and also when it's best to rent or continuing renting an apartment. ...
RENT

How To Get Affordable Housing Through NYC Housing Connect

Affordable housing is possible and available in New York City if you know where to look. Find out how you can apply, where to apply, and ...
RENT

What Are New York City Tenant Rights?

You may not realize all the rights renters are afforded by New York City and State law. Learn what protections are provided and how you can ...
CULTURE

What Celebrities Paid for Their NYC Apartments

New York City has always had plenty of celebrities and the extremely wealthy as residents and real estate holders. Find out how much they paid, where ...
RENT

Renting a Condo Vs. an Apartment in NYC

It may surprise you to learn that there is a difference between renting a condo versus an apartment in New York. Find out what the differences ...
CITY

8 Most Beautiful Neighborhoods to Live in New York City

New York City has many unique and picturesque neighborhoods. Find out which eight are among the most beautiful from all five boroughs and what makes them ...
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How to Stop Home Foreclosure in New York

Foreclosure can be heartbreaking for any homeowner. Learn what steps you can take to prevent from going into foreclosure and saving your home and your credit ...
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What is Homeowners Insurance and Do I Need it in NYC?

Homeowners insurance is a vital coverage every homeowner needs. Find out what home insurance covers, and how it protects you. Learn what affects rates and how ...
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