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Articles about "First Time Apartment Buyers"

  • How much should you bid on a NYC apartment? By Sarah Cusack | April 13, 2021

    Bidding on an apartment can be a competitive process due to there being many buyers in the market trying to snatch up a piece of New York real estate. When you put in a bid do you choose to play it safe and go high or risk losing the apartment and go low? Increasing the down payment, getting pre approval and writing a personalized letter are all great ways to grab the attention of the seller.

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  • Tips For First Time Buyers in NYC By Sarah Cusack | April 08, 2021

    Finding an apartment in New York City can be a daunting task and it can be difficult to figure out where to start. You want to get the best apartment possible, but trying to find the perfect apartment for the right price can be overwhelming. Having a plan made that includes your ideal price, timeframe, and more can help you find your dream apartment faster.

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  • Looking to buy your home? Get ready to assemble your team By Sarah Cusack | February 10, 2021

    Buying a home for the first time can be a daunting task. But you do not have to go through the process alone, having a competent and business savvy team to help you through the buying process can allow for you to get into the home of your dreams sooner. Having a group of real estate agents, mortgage brokers and real estate lawyers in your corner that you know and trust can make buying your first home a breeze.

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  • All You Need to Know About the Closing Process By Sarah Cusack | February 05, 2021

    Buying a home is an exciting experience and while looking for a home may be a quick process, the closing process can take weeks or months. Closing on a home includes a lot more than just getting a bank loan or signing papers. Expect inspections, board interviews and more to get done before you are able to move into your new home.

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  • Co-Op or Condo: Which one should you buy? By Sarah Cusack | January 25, 2021

    When looking for a new home it can be confusing to know the difference between a co-op and a condo. Even though these two housing options may appear to be similar there are many crucial differences between the two properties that can affect buyers decisions.

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  • 5 Types of NYC Apartment Buildings By Sarah Cusack | January 05, 2021

    There are many factors to consider while looking to purchase an apartment in the city and one of the biggest but sometimes most overlooked is what type of apartment building you want. Every building offers different services and amenities which can affect your price, location and more. Whether you w

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  • ELEGRAN EXCLUSIVE LUXURY LISTINGS: DECEMBER 2020 By Sarah Cusack | December 08, 2020

    Luxury and city living meet in these apartments, take a look at Elegran’s top five exclusive listings to find your new home.

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  • How to move to NYC: A crash course to finding an apartment- even in a pandemic By Sarah Cusack | December 01, 2020

    New York City is famous for Broadway, 5th Ave, Central Park and it’s high rent prices. But since the pandemic has led to a large number of people leaving the city more apartments are available now and at lower prices than ever before. Now is the right time for you to start considering moving to NYC

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  • When is the best time of the year to buy or sell in New York City? By Sarah Cusack | November 12, 2020

    Normally if you were looking to buy or sell an apartment in New York City the time to do so would have been in the spring or fall. But this has not been a normal year and the pandemic has made ripples across the real estate market. New York City had to go into a shut down during the spring which cau

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  • Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent By Sarah Cusack | November 03, 2020

    The process of buying a home is exciting but it also can be overwhelming if you try to go through the process alone. Having a buyer’s agent can help you not only find a home faster, but also make the process more enjoyable. Not convinced that working with an agent is in your best interest? Find out

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