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The 5 Best Towns for Investors in Queens The 5 Best Towns for Investors in Queens

By Tiffany Raiford

Buying an investment property in New York is almost always a smart investment. These are areas that are always growing, and there are people always looking for a new place to call home. If you're looking to invest in real estate in Queens, you're going to want to look into one of these areas.

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5 Things To Do Before You Close 5 Things To Do Before You Close

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

As if the purchase process wasn't stressful enough, the homebuyer also must plan the move ahead of time. From scheduling a moving truck to turning on utilities, everything must be in place. Use these five surefire pre-closing tips to ensure a smooth move come closing day.

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Acquiring A Vacation Home Acquiring A Vacation Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Now is a good time to escape from an especially cold New York winter and buy a vacation home in the relative warmth of the southern east coast of the U.S. Wonder how you can do this? Learn these exciting tips to acquiring a vacation home and making it pay off.

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5 Smart Real Estate Investing Tips 5 Smart Real Estate Investing Tips

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

There are many factors a savvy investor will consider before buying an investment property. The biggest key is knowing how to "buy low" and pounce on a property that will be the most profitable in the future. Inside, we review this and other important tips for smart real estate investing.

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Top Five Places to Live in Queens County Top Five Places to Live in Queens County

By Tiffany Raiford

Queens is a big place, which often overwhelms homebuyers. However, once you know what you want in a home, you'll be able to easily narrow down your neighborhood choices.

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Responsibilities of a New York Real Estate Broker Responsibilities of a New York Real Estate Broker

By Tiffany Raiford

Finding the home of your dreams means partnering with a broker to aid in your search. Inside, we spotlight some of the ways your broker is obligated to serve you.

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Understanding Residential Construction Loans Understanding Residential Construction Loans

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

A construction loan in New York can be a good way to pay for a major addition to an existing home or the building of a new home. Learn how these loans work and decide if this is the right loan type for you.

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The Difference Between and a Listing and Buying Agent The Difference Between and a Listing and Buying Agent

By Colleen Colkitt

Many people don't know the proper protocol for dealing with a listing agent versus a buying agent. Read up on the difference between the two so you don't make these common mistakes!

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Advantages Of A Brick Home Advantages Of A Brick Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Little can match the timeless beauty of a brick home. Is the added cost to purchase a brick home worth it? Brick by brick, its advantages are disclosed here.

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First Time Home Buyer Programs in New York First Time Home Buyer Programs in New York

By Mary Lamphere

First time home buyer programs in New York can make the different for some potential home buyers in whether they can purchase their dream home or not. Inside, we review some of the state's best programs.

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