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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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Narrowing Down Which NYC Neighborhood is Perfect for Your Next Move

May 8,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

Narrowing Down Which NYC Neighborhood is Perfect for Your Next Move Deciding to move to New York City is a big decision that opens the door to many possibilities. If you’ve been doing any research, you know that there are five boroughs that each offer a unique culture. Within each borough, there are many neighborhoods to choose from. Deciding which NYC neighborhood is perfect for your next move can be a tough decision for both current and non-New Yorkers. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you pick the best NYC neighborhood; one that matches your personality and meets your expectations and needs at the same time. Schedule a visit To get an idea of the neig...

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Why a Career in Real Estate is Right for You

April 17,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

Why a Career in Real Estate is Right for You Whether you are just entering the workforce from high school or college, or are looking to make a transition from your current career, becoming a realtor in New York may be right move for you. Real Estate careers offer many rewards, but they aren’t always picture perfect. If you are considering real estate, you’ll want to make sure you have the passion, drive, and the right characteristics to see success. Here are seven reasons why a career in real estate is right for you. You crave flexibility. Real Estate agents control their schedule which means you can start work every day at noon or get off at two. Having control ...

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10 Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent Before Buying an Apartment

April 3,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

10 Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent Before Buying an Apartment After touring countless apartments in New York City and spending hours researching neighborhoods, you’ve finally found “the one,” your dream apartment. Before you make an offer to buy, it is important to ask questions about the apartment, building, requirements, and the neighborhood. The last thing you want to do is sign a purchase agreement, only to discover that the apartment isn’t what you expected or is more than you can afford. Is this a Condo or a Co-op? There are two types of apartment buildings in New York City, Co-ops, and Condos. In most cases, buildings constructed pre-1980 ...

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Understanding NYC HOA Fees in Real Estate

March 20,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

What Do Your NYC HOA Fees Entail? Living in New York City is a dream come true for many residents. Deciding where to live and whether to buy or rent can be difficult if you are unfamiliar with the differences. Renting an apartment is a popular choice for newcomers and those just venturing out on their own, because it gives you a chance to figure out what you really want. For others, buying is at the top of their list. If you’re thinking about buying, make sure you understand NYC HOA fees and exactly what they entail. What is a Homeowner’s Association? Homeowner’s associations exist in many states across the country and act as mini-governments. They are created by r...

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