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Making the Most Out of Your Apartment Space

October 24,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

Making the Most Out Of Your Apartment Space The easy access to nightlife, culture, and fabulous restaurants – living in a city comes with some great advantages. But, chances are you either own or rent an apartment in order to be close to the bustling city life. Living in an apartment presents a unique set of challenges, especially if your space is small. Making the most of your living space is the key to creating a comfortable environment that is both enjoyable and functional. Take a look at these six tips for making the most out of your apartment space without feeling overwhelmed with too much stuff. Get Rid of the Clutter As hard as it can be to let go of your belonging...

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How to Sell Your Apartment "As Is"

October 10,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

How to Sell Your Apartment “As Is” Deciding to sell your apartment is a big decision that is typically exciting and sometimes stressful depending. Selling an apartment can be a big project, especially if you’ve lived it for a while and it needs some improvements to bring it up to date with other available apartments. Often times, homeowners don’t have the time or the desire to make updates to their apartment and prefer to sell it “as-is.” What does selling “as-is” mean? Selling an apartment “as-is” means putting it on the market without making improvements or updates that make it more appealing to buyers. However, not every...

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First Time Renter’s Checklist

September 19,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

First Time Renter’s Checklist Moving out on your own for the first time is exciting and a bit scary. From making sure you choose the right first apartment to mastering your new freedom, there is a lot to learn as a first-time renter. Avoid some serious mistakes by reviewing your options, knowing your budget, and doing your research before renting an apartment. Here is a first-time renter’s checklist to make the transition a smooth one. It just might help you avoid any potential bumpy moments. Pre Apartment Hunting Before you start looking at apartments in the city, it is important that you understand what you can afford based on your current income and savings. ...

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Condos vs. Townhomes: Which Type of City Living Is Right For You?

September 5,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

Condos vs. Townhomes: Which Type of City Living Is Right For You? If you are ready to buy or rent in New York City, deciding between a condo and townhome may be a tough decision. At first glance, they don’t seem much different since both are great options for city living and cost less than buying a house. But, there are a few differences you should be aware of before deciding which complex is best for your lifestyle. Understanding Condos A condo or condominium is an individual unit in a building or community of buildings that are owned by the resident. Depending on their location, condos vary in style and size and can range from apartment-like layouts to single-family homes....

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5 Reasons You Need Renter's Insurance

August 22,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

5 Reasons You Need Renter's Insurance There are many benefits to renting an apartment or house including not having to worry about paying property taxes, ongoing property maintenance, or feeling stuick in the same place for too long. Too oftern renters think insurance is something they don't need to worry about either since the building isn't theirs. However, many renters do not know that their landlord's insurance policy will not protect them. Renter's insurance is extremely valuable and should be a top priority for tenants. Here are five reasons you need renter's insurance. 1) Protect your belongings. Renter's insurance covers your property in the even...

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How to Make a New City Feel Like Home

August 8,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

How to Make a New City Feel Like Home Moving to a new city to follow your career, dreams, or ambitions is an exciting time, but it can also be a scary one. Adjusting to a place where you have no friends or family is difficult. Add to it that you don’t know much about the local community, and you could end up feeling lost before you ever feel like its home. You’re not alone. Plenty of individuals move to New York from out of town on a daily basis. Here are seven steps to making the city feel more like home. Get Settled. Before you try to take on the city, spend some time unpacking and making your new space feel like home. Start by un[acking the essentials you need from day ...

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Understanding Your Rental Lease Before Signing

July 24,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

Understanding Your Rental Lease Before Signing It is such an exciting feeling to find an apartment that you know is perfect for you and your lifestyle. With excitement, many tenants rush into signing their lease, eager to take claim on their new home. Before you sign your rental lease, it is important that you understand what it says and what types of limitations you are bound to so you can ask necessary questions before it is too late. Here are six things you should know and review before signing a lease to rent a new apartment. Be sure to have all parties review and sign it. A rental lease legal binds the signing individuals to the terms and conditions outlined in regards...

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