• Living in New York City Living in New York City

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    Living in New York City

    There are pros and cons to every decision in life, and choosing a place to live is no different. No matter where you live, there’s likely to be some sort of compromise to be made, whether it’s the tradeoff of a smaller apartment for a better location, or dealing with cold winters in a city you love. If you’re thinking about living in New York City (or if you currently live there are you’re considering moving away), here are some of the pros and cons to consider before making your decision.

    Living in NYC affords incomparable access to culture. From the lights of Broadway to the Museum of Natural History, the city has hundreds of world-renowned cultural institutions.

    New York is THE place to be for unlimited career opportunities. The busting industries range from media to medicine, architecture to advertising, construction to corporate law. Some of the biggest companies in the world are headquartered in New York and they look to attract top talent.

    Diversity, diversity, diversity….. If you like living among people from all walks of life or you simply love the culture that diversity cultivates, New York is the place for you. According to Census Bureau data, the population of the city overall is 33% white, 28% hispanic or latino, 25% African American, and 12% Asian, and 37 % of the population if foreign-born. There is also a thriving LGBTQ community, 49% of people speak a language outside of English at home, and the city is 52% women.

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    There are pros and cons to every decision in life, and choosing a place to live is no different. No matter where you live, there’s likely to be some sort of compromise to be made, whether it’s the tradeoff of a smaller apartment for a better location, or dealing with cold winters in a city you love. If you’re thinking about living in New York City (or if you currently live there are you’re considering moving away), here are some of the pros and cons to consider before making your decision.

    Living in NYC affords incomparable access to culture. From the lights of Broadway to the Museum of Natural History, the city has hundreds of world-renowned cultural institutions.

    New York is THE place to be for unlimited career opportunities. The busting industries range from media to medicine, architecture to advertising, construction to corporate law. Some of the biggest companies in the world are headquartered in New York and they look to attract top talent.

    Diversity, diversity, diversity….. If you like living among people from all walks of life or you simply love the culture that diversity cultivates, New York is the place for you. According to Census Bureau data, the population of the city overall is 33% white, 28% hispanic or latino, 25% African American, and 12% Asian, and 37 % of the population if foreign-born. There is also a thriving LGBTQ community, 49% of people speak a language outside of English at home, and the city is 52% women.

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  • 5 Tips For Buying A Vacation Home 5 Tips For Buying A Vacation Home

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    5 Tips For Buying A Vacation Home

    Summer is unofficially here and you're ready to escape those winter blues. You’re thinking of escaping from it all to a beautiful vacation home, but can you make that dream a reality? Here are some tips for buying a vacation home.

     

    Take Your Time

    Take time to think about exactly what you want. A vacation home is no small investment. It is important to take the time and effort into deciding what you really want and what you can afford. Location is key, especially when it comes to your vacation getaway. Consider the location, imagine yourself returning there at your leisure. When you settle on a location, decide the style home you will need whether its for big family gathering or a quiet getaway.

     

    Consider All Costs

    Remember to keep in mind not only the cost of the property but the cost of upkeep throughout the year, utilities, taxes, community fees and maintenance. Find a number you can comfortably afford and stick to it. Its easy to fall in love with the perfect vacation home but its important to not overspend or it will cause more stress in the long haul.

     

    Do Your Due Diligence

    Do your due diligence when purchasing a vacation home and make sure you research additional fees associated with the property. It is important to do your due diligence so that additional fees are no surprise. Many times there...

    Summer is unofficially here and you're ready to escape those winter blues. You’re thinking of escaping from it all to a beautiful vacation home, but can you make that dream a reality? Here are some tips for buying a vacation home.

     

    Take Your Time

    Take time to think about exactly what you want. A vacation home is no small investment. It is important to take the time and effort into deciding what you really want and what you can afford. Location is key, especially when it comes to your vacation getaway. Consider the location, imagine yourself returning there at your leisure. When you settle on a location, decide the style home you will need whether its for big family gathering or a quiet getaway.

     

    Consider All Costs

    Remember to keep in mind not only the cost of the property but the cost of upkeep throughout the year, utilities, taxes, community fees and maintenance. Find a number you can comfortably afford and stick to it. Its easy to fall in love with the perfect vacation home but its important to not overspend or it will cause more stress in the long haul.

     

    Do Your Due Diligence

    Do your due diligence when purchasing a vacation home and make sure you research additional fees associated with the property. It is important to do your due diligence so that additional fees are no surprise. Many times there...

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  • Importance Of Being Creative And Diversifying Your Content Importance Of Being Creative And Diversifying Your Content

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    Importance Of Being Creative And Diversifying Your Content

    We've all heard the saying "content is king." This is very true, but to expand on it we like to say "effective and creative content is king." This blog will be explaining the different types of content, the importance of being diverse, creative, and original, and the importance of not spamming the same content.

    Video

    Video content is extremely powerful. It allows you to be extremely creative. Also, with YouTube has an extremely large audience and it is completely free to post there, with no limit on the time of your content. You can create a video an hour long and post it there, where on Instagram you can only post a video that is 60 seconds or less. 

    Originality

    BE ORIGINAL!!! You can take ideas from other people who are being successful with their content but you need to put your own personal twist on it. If you are just copying other people you will come off as lazy or repetitive and people will be less likely to engage. People are on these social media platforms to be entertained, not to see the same thing over and over again.

    Audio

    Don't forget about audio content. The best way to make audio content is to start a podcast (which we are in the process of creating, stay tuned...) Podcasts are powerful because they do not require a lot of commitment for users to engage with. A video you have to watch and listen so you can not be doing other...

    We've all heard the saying "content is king." This is very true, but to expand on it we like to say "effective and creative content is king." This blog will be explaining the different types of content, the importance of being diverse, creative, and original, and the importance of not spamming the same content.

    Video

    Video content is extremely powerful. It allows you to be extremely creative. Also, with YouTube has an extremely large audience and it is completely free to post there, with no limit on the time of your content. You can create a video an hour long and post it there, where on Instagram you can only post a video that is 60 seconds or less. 

    Originality

    BE ORIGINAL!!! You can take ideas from other people who are being successful with their content but you need to put your own personal twist on it. If you are just copying other people you will come off as lazy or repetitive and people will be less likely to engage. People are on these social media platforms to be entertained, not to see the same thing over and over again.

    Audio

    Don't forget about audio content. The best way to make audio content is to start a podcast (which we are in the process of creating, stay tuned...) Podcasts are powerful because they do not require a lot of commitment for users to engage with. A video you have to watch and listen so you can not be doing other...

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