Category Archives: New York Suburbs

Families Buying a Home in NYC: Best Areas

A lot of real estate blogs and publications seem to assume that when discussing properties and real estate the only people worth considering are young folks looking to buy their starter condo and begin their city adventures, or monied investors … Continue reading

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Buying Property in Queens: Jackson Heights

For many, house-hunting in new York City has become a game of guess-the-neighborhood. The example of Brooklyn’s transformation from undesirable outer borough to hot spot that no one can afford any more, homebuyers who have been priced out of Manhattan … Continue reading

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Buying Property in NYC: And Now The Bronx

Real estate, as anyone who has been paying attention over the last few decades knows, moves in cycles. Sometimes the cycles are very prominent, resulting in what’s commonly referred to as a “bubble.” Sometimes the cycles are more subtle and … Continue reading

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Buying a Home in Brooklyn: The Reality of Gentrification

Brooklyn has been undergoing an extreme version of the gentrification process, a process that often gets a negative connotation from people. When a neighborhood begins to change due to an influx of investment and a flood of newcomers, it’s natural … Continue reading

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The Neighborhood Guide to Buying a Condominium in Queens

It’s a natural progression: Everyone wanted to live in Manhattan, until Manhattan became overpriced and only the very rich could afford to live there. So the intrepid made their way to Brooklyn and began buying and renovating and now Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Buying a Home in Long Island: The North Fork

Real Estate is often a game of “Where Next?” People want to know where the next hot neighborhood will be so they can buy in low, enjoy the area before it becomes too commercial and developed, then sell high when … Continue reading

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Buying a Condominium in NYC: Biding Time for Incentives

The real estate world is invisibly stacked against buyers, because buyers so often make decisions about what properties to buy emotionally. Even buyers who think of themselves as hard-nosed negotiators often choose one house or condominium over another and then … Continue reading

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Ridgewood Becoming Gentrification Model

When working up potential real estate investments or choosing a place to purchase a property to call home and raise your family, there are always a lot of factors to consider. Not least of which in an active and complex … Continue reading

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New ‘Gilded Age’ May Mean Manhattan Mansions

The legendary ‘Gilded Age’ of the late 19th Century was populated by some of the most famous millionaires of American history, with names like Carnegie, Frick, and Morgan. These men built mansions in a Manhattan that no longer exists, and … Continue reading

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Buying a Home in Brooklyn: No Longer Cheap or an Alternative

Things move so quickly in real estate, especially real estate in big cities with international reputations like New York, that a neighborhood or region can be the ‘hot’ ‘It’ neighborhood one month, and yesterday’s news tomorrow. While overall New York … Continue reading

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