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Bringing Jewish Soul to the Modern Woman at Machon Chana Bringing Jewish Soul to the Modern Woman at Machon Chana

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

For over 40 years, Macho Chana has brought Jewish soul to modern women. Find out how you can study at the institute that has taught thousands of women to cultivate their strengths and talents and actualize their potential.

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Downtown Brooklyn Partnership: Keeping Brooklyn Hot Year-Round Downtown Brooklyn Partnership: Keeping Brooklyn Hot Year-Round

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Even with summer drawing to a close, Brooklyn is still hot. Downtown real estate is booming, entertainment abounds, businesses are on board, and tourism is thriving. The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) is a nonprofit working to develop the area in a big way.

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Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Give thanks for the fall color scheme of oranges, reds, yellows, greens and browns. Bring nature inside by using red maple leaves, colorful gourds and all of nature's bounty to accentuate the Thanksgiving feeling. Celebrate Thanksgiving in style with these simple and inexpensive decorating ideas for your home.

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From College To The Real World From College To The Real World

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

The long-awaited day has arrived (gasp!). You've graduated from college and found a job. It's finally time to move into your own place. Use this clever checklist and your smart phone to take the stress out of transitioning into the real world.

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Tips for Maintaining Your Hedges Tips for Maintaining Your Hedges

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Hedges make great live privacy and security fences and provide plenty of greenery. But is the hedge always greener on the other side of the fence? Here, we'll learn time-tested tips for maintaining your hedges to make your neighbors proud and enhance your curb appeal.

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Understanding The Subprime Mortgage Crisis Understanding The Subprime Mortgage Crisis

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

The American mortgage downturn led to the national banking crisis of 2007, which led to the global economic recession. The subprime mortgage crisis was the main cause of this recession. Follow along and learn what burst the mortgage bubble.

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Caring For Your Carpet Caring For Your Carpet

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Let's face it, carpet flooring is expensive. Whether wall-to-wall or area, synthetic or wool, short or long, fringed or not, you can stretch that expense to make your carpet last longer with these simple carpet-care tips

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Learning To Live With A Roommate Learning To Live With A Roommate

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Living with another is never easy. We often have to live with others out of necessity or to continue a relationship with a new love. Living with others can help you in many facets of your life from school to work to parenting. Try these essential tips to make living with one or more roommates or a partner go from a nightmare to a pleasant day dream.

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Moving To College: A Checklist Moving To College: A Checklist

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Summer is nearly over, and it's almost time to hit the books. Moving from the comfort of home to college can be a hassle. Take the stress out of moving. Use this indispensable checklist to move with ease.

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Maintaining Your Hardwood Floor Maintaining Your Hardwood Floor

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Hardwood flooring is an expensive addition to a home. Whether you have old or newer hardwood floors, sealing along with proper maintenance will preserve the life of the wood for decades. Try these timeless tricksto clean and remove stains to ensure your hardwood floor always looks its best.

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Fireproofing Your Home Fireproofing Your Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Whether you live in a condo, townhome or single-family residence, your abode is an integral part of your life. You can help protect your main asset and your family from fires. Here we'll learn how to keep a safe home by using these smart home fireproofing tips.

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Preparing For A New Baby In The Home Preparing For A New Baby In The Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Preparing your home for a new baby is a big step. Get things in order ahead of time when the mother still has energy. Use these tips to give the home a once over to make sure it is safe and sound for a new baby.

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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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Natural Gas Versus Fuel Oil Natural Gas Versus Fuel Oil

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

In New York, homes are heated by mostly fuel oil or natural gas. Is one better than the other? Follow the comparison pros and cons here to determine which heating method is best for your home.

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Top Schools In Suffolk County Top Schools In Suffolk County

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Suffolk is the easternmost county in the Greater New York City area. With a lot of good public schools, nearly 40 stand out as high performing, ranked as "reward schools." Find out which schools and districts rise to the top ranking in Suffolk county.

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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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What Is Multigenerational Housing? What Is Multigenerational Housing?

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Multigenerational housing is garnering recent interest, but it's not a new concept. Inside, we explain multigenerational housing, why it's gaining in popularity in New York and how to successfully accomplish it.

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Top 5 Best Places To Live in Suffolk County Top 5 Best Places To Live in Suffolk County

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Suffolk County, New York is a very suburban county on the eastern portion of Long Island. Whether you work on the island or commute into New York City, this county has many places to get away from the chaotic big city life. Right here you will find out the top five best places to live in Suffolk County.

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How To Become A Real Estate Broker In New York How To Become A Real Estate Broker In New York

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Taking the leap from New York real estate agent to broker allows you to take control of your career, start your own firm and hire agents to work under you. Although it requires years of work, experience and knowledge to acquire licensing, you can enjoy working as your own boss while retaining more sales income from commissions.

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The Importance of Your Homeowner's Insurance The Importance of Your Homeowner's Insurance

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Your homeowner's insurance is crucial to the proper replacement of your home or possessions if disaster strikes. Unfortunately, most don't property understand or even read it. Help is here. Inside, we explore the finer points of a standard homeowner's policy to determine if you have enough home protection.

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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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Brooklyn At A Glance Brooklyn At A Glance

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Fodor's guide describes Brooklyn as "exploding." With roughly 2.5 million people -- the largest population of all the New York boroughs -- Brooklyn embodies its past (Brooklyn Dodgers, Brooklyn Bridge) while embracing its future.

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5 Best Places For Young Couples In Queens County 5 Best Places For Young Couples In Queens County

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Both a borough and county of New York, Queens can boast of its distinctly urban and suburban sections. Find out which five Queens places are the best for young couples to live.

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5 Upcoming Towns In Queens County 5 Upcoming Towns In Queens County

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Queens County is in the New York City borough of Queens, which is found on Long Island. What was once rural farm area is now a heavily populated part of The Big Apple. Learn about five upcoming towns in Queens County and find out if one of them might be right for you.

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How It Works: Rent-To-Own in New York How It Works: Rent-To-Own in New York

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

A rent-to-own home purchase option may be right for you. Understand how this type of home buying works and learn to avoid predatory practices for the unsuspecting home buyer in New York.

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Deed Of Trust vs. Mortgage in New York Deed Of Trust vs. Mortgage in New York

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

A lender secures their interest in a home with either a deed of trust or mortgage. Both legal documents allow the lender to place a lien on the home to sell it should the homeowner default on the loan. Learn which document is used in New York state and why.

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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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Renter's Rights In New York Renter's Rights In New York

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

New York City is known for its tiny apartments. With its ridiculously high rental rates, New Yorkers need help keeping their monthly rent payments in check. Find out what rights renters have in the Big Apple and other counties to combat those exorbitant rents.

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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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