• Home Search - Internet vs In-Person Home Search - Internet vs In-Person

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    Home Search - Internet vs In-Person

    Millions of people are shopping online these days. From a pin to shoes, from dresses to jewellery, from fish to juices – we simply log in and order. So, when it comes to looking for a house it is no different. Most buyers these days first visit the popular online portals to select their dream home. There are several websites that will give you all the necessary information regarding its location, price, number of rooms, amenities and so on. All websites will also give you detailed written description of the home along with some excellent images. But when you actually visit the place in person, you might be shocked with the reality. Here we find out reasons why shopping property online is a lot different than shopping offline.

    Photos do not always reveal the truth

    Photographers use different angles to post images on websites. So a room which really looks big on the website might be actually quite small. As a buyer you will feel fooled when you see the actual dimensions. So before you finalize your deal by simply depending upon the online version, do give a personal look. Good photographers always know the best angle to take the best photograph of the room from where the ceilings will look taller than they are.

    Is it or is it not a new home

    Well all homes when you see them online look like a new home; newly built and not inhabited before. But wait till you visit it personally. Do a thorough...

    Millions of people are shopping online these days. From a pin to shoes, from dresses to jewellery, from fish to juices – we simply log in and order. So, when it comes to looking for a house it is no different. Most buyers these days first visit the popular online portals to select their dream home. There are several websites that will give you all the necessary information regarding its location, price, number of rooms, amenities and so on. All websites will also give you detailed written description of the home along with some excellent images. But when you actually visit the place in person, you might be shocked with the reality. Here we find out reasons why shopping property online is a lot different than shopping offline.

    Photos do not always reveal the truth

    Photographers use different angles to post images on websites. So a room which really looks big on the website might be actually quite small. As a buyer you will feel fooled when you see the actual dimensions. So before you finalize your deal by simply depending upon the online version, do give a personal look. Good photographers always know the best angle to take the best photograph of the room from where the ceilings will look taller than they are.

    Is it or is it not a new home

    Well all homes when you see them online look like a new home; newly built and not inhabited before. But wait till you visit it personally. Do a thorough...

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  • 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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