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Smart Technology Every New Home Should Have

December 18,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

Smart Technology Every New Home Should Have Buying a new home is one of the most exciting moments in your life. Whether it is a first home or a forever home, there are so many things to consider such as the neighborhood, design, and floor plan. If that wasn’t difficult enough, nowadays you also have the opportunity to consider smart technology features. To help you navigate the smart home buzz, we’ve put together a list of the six smart technology features every new home should have. Smart Home Lighting Lighting is a common concern for new homeowners. Assuring that the home is well-lit when necessary but not to an extreme is often a difficult juggling act. Smart home ligh...

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Safest Neighborhoods To Start A Family

December 4,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

Safest Neighborhoods To Start A Family When it comes to living in New York, many think of its prominent city life filled with plenty of activity, culture, and nightlife. It is often overlooked as a great place to raise a family, but the truth is there are plenty of neighborhoods tucked away that offer the perfect family environment. Before you decide city life isn’t for your soon-to-be or young family, take a look at the safest neighborhoods to consider starting a family in New York. 1. Park Slope It’s no surprise that Brooklyn neighborhood, Park Slope, is a popular place for Manhattan residents to transition to when they are ready to start a family. The streets are lined...

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What’s the Best Time of Year for an Open House?

November 21,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

What’s the Best Time of Year for an Open House? Deciding to sell your house or apartment is a big decision that comes with a lot to consider. One of the items many home sellers consider is whether or not to host an open house. Most real estate agents highly suggest scheduling open houses to generate leads and a buzz about your home. Scheduling them at the right time is half the battle in filling your home with potential leads that are ready to buy. When is the best time of year for an open house? That depends really on the area you reside and what is important to the community and potential buyers. Let’s take a look at each season below and why they each offer something dif...

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A Guide to Soundproofing City Apartment Walls

November 7,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

A Guide to Soundproofing City Apartment Walls In the City, it’s perfectly normal to reside in close quarters, subject to many outside noise factors. Whether you live on a busy street with an abundance of traffic noise or in a busy apartment building with kids screaming, dogs barking, and neighbors playing their music too loud, noise can be overwhelming. Consider these easy tips to soundproof your city apartment wall to help you get back to living comfortably. Don’t Leave Walls Bare Bare walls amplify noise making it echo across the entire apartment. Hanging soft materials on walls will help soak up the noise making the apartment quieter and more enjoyable. Consider tapes...

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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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