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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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Renting Vs. Selling Your Investment Property

July 10,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

Renting Vs. Selling Your Investment Property Buying investment properties in New York City is quite popular. But, there comes a time when many investors have to decide between selling the property and renting it out. It is not an easy choice, and the answer depends on your unique situation. If you are trying to decide between buying and renting, here are four things to consider. Positive cash flow is essential. If you are already renting an investment property, this will be easy to determine. What is the current cash flow? Are you making money or scraping by to keep the property up to code? If you find yourself having difficulties month after month, it may make sense to sell...

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Tips for Keeping Your Pets Happy in Apartment Life

June 19,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

Tips for Keeping Your Pets Happy in Apartment Life Four-legged family members bring a lot of joy to their owners and for many, the decision to adopt or buy a pet is easy. But, for those that live in an apartment, it is not an easy decision. Adding a dog or cat to your home can create more stress than you expected unless you prepare yourself in advance. Here are five tips for keeping pets happy in an apartment. Pet-proof your apartment. Just as many parents child-proof their home when their little one arrives, pet parents should do the same. Move dangerous materials and chemicals out of reach or invest in locks to prevent the opening of cabinets. If you live above the firs...

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The Importance of Attending a Real Estate Agency's Open House

June 12,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

The Importance of Attending a Real Estate Agency’s Open House With the rise of the Internet and real estate listings readily available online, you may think there is no need to attend open houses. But, contrary to belief, there is still a considerable amount of value to be gained from attending a real estate agency’s open house. While online pictures look appealing, they don’t always tug at your heartstrings. Seeing a house firsthand helps you gain clarity and visualize your new life and home. Here are six reasons why you need to attend an open house this weekend. Decide what you like You may already have a vision of what your new home will include- maybe ...

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What Millennials Are Searching for in Their Next Apartment

May 15,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

What Millennials Are Searching for in Their Next Apartment The generation of the Millennials, individuals born between the early eighties and late nineties are officially old enough to enter the real estate hunt. Many of them choose to start by searching for a first apartment. Unlike their parents, millennials have a different personality type and rely heavily on the use of digital technology. It should come as no surprise that their tactics will be different when looking for an apartment. Their reliance on social media will likely be where they focus instead of the local newspapers. Millennials also have a unique list of expectations they will need met before renting their next apartm...

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