Guidelines to Follow Before Starting a Renovation Project

Renovation projects are not as simple as they may seem. Although they increase the value of the property, arguably by a tremendous amount, renovations require a lot of prior knowledge before beginning. Here are some guidelines to follow before starting a renovation project.

How to Effectively Market Your Investment Property Online

Everyone putting a property on the market either knows or can easily learn the basics of staging the investment property. Manicured entrances, fresh flowers and other amenities dress up an investment property in a special way.

Six Eco Friendly Home Renovation Ideas That Save Money

Home renovation has always been about adding features to a building that both modernize it and make it attractive to potential buyers or renters. The current trend in this area is to add environmentally friendly features that either reduce the impact of the renovation, or actually contribute to the ecological system.

Fix and Flip Hot Spots in New York City

There are two basic approaches to a fix and flip strategy. The first, which was very popular at the start of this approach to real estate investing, is to purchase a property before the area in general experiences an increase in prices.

A Close Look Into the 2017 Real Estate Housing Market

It is said that generals are always fighting the last war and never preparing for the next one. The same might be said of economists who are taking a dour view of the current robust activity in the real estate housing market nationwide. Rather than evaluating the fundamental causes driving this trend they can only see similarities to the pre-2008 bubble.

What are the Factors Driving Home Sales in Brooklyn?

What’s interesting that sales in the Cobble Hill, Dumbo, and Brooklyn Heights neighborhoods doubled year-over-over in the first quarter from 2016 to 2017 while homes sales in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Lefferts Gardens, and Bushwick increased by just 7 percent.

Long Island Home Sales Flirting with Record Highs in 2017

The books closed, reluctantly, on the first quarter of 2017. The numbers are in and Long Island home sales continue full steam ahead. Real estate investors itching for their next big project should look no further than the villages and towns of Long Island.

Observing the Commercial Real Estate Market Trends of 2017

The housing market remains strong but what about the national trend of the commercial real estate market? According to most economists, with a rising labor force, a bounding stock market, and a healthy housing industry, the commercial real estate market remains strong.

How Interest Rates Can Affect Real Estate Lending Guidelines

The Fed has raised interest rates three times since December 2016. The most recent rate hike took the fed funds rate to 1.25 percent on June 14, 2017. Financial experts expect there to be further rate increases in the next couple of years.