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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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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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