It’s officially autumn! In preparation for the fall selling season, we reached out to three of the top real estate professionals in New York City to get their take on the best ways to get your home ready to be viewed by potential buyers. Related: Fall Maintenance Tasks for Your Property “In a competitive market, it’s essential…

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​It happens to all of us. Emails flood your inbox, the message light flickers on your landline, the numbers in your text bubble keep rising, and panic sets in. You’ll never catch up, let alone get ahead. Believe it or not, some simple adjustments in your daily habits can yield a more productive day and let you…

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by Zoe Eisenberg So you’ve decided to put your home on the market. Congratulations! Hopefully, you’ve brought a rockin’ REALTOR® on board to help you list your spot, and together you’ve done your due diligence on what to ask for. As you start checking things off your to-do list, it’s also important to pay mind of…

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By Krystal Rogers-Nelson Even though a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the U.S., you can still protect yourself without installing top-dollar security features. Home burglary generally has a pattern; criminals are looking for an easy target they can rob fast. Learn from the pros. Here are six tips from career burglars you can use to defend…

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Contributed by Rick Ryan Landscaping is one of the most important ways to increase your property’s value quickly. In fact, a gorgeous landscape design can increase the value of your home by at least 5 to 11 percent—and maybe more. The best part about landscaping is that even though it’s one of the most valuable home improvements…

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Americans are finding cause for concern with their finances, and uncertainty over their spending habits and overall financial confidence might be behind it. According to the latest Country Financial Security Index® survey, nearly half of individuals (47 percent) do not keep track of their monthly discretionary spending whatsoever. Also, a majority (51 percent) rate their…

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Lighter, brighter décor can make any home feel spacious, no matter its size. To add visual square footage without renovating, freshen up your home’s interior design with these tips. It may often go unnoticed, but the ceiling is an important layer in every room’s design. To really brighten up your home, start at the top….

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A clutter in the kitchen can be extremely frustrating. Almost everyone has that one cabinet stuffed to the brim with pots and pans that tumble about every time the door is opened.  But there has to be a better, more appealing way to store your collection of pots and pans. Even more streamlined than an…

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We’ve all experienced that moment in the grocery store – you’re standing in the produce section, uncertain if that apple you’ve got in your hand is actually edible. While most supermarkets adhere to quality standards, it’s important to self-test each item before purchasing to ensure you’re getting the freshest produce possible. For your next grocery…

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Like an attic or home office, laundry rooms have high re-purposing potential. Make over your laundry room into a multi-functional space with these transformative tips!Size Up Small Spaces: Your laundry room doesn’t have to be large to be re-purposed. If your room is near an entry point, set aside wall space for an impromptu coat…

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