Elegran Edge
The Real Estate Blog

What is Elegran Edge? It’s the blog where we bring together the biggest and best stories from our neighborhood blogs and agent blogs. If it’s happening in Manhattan real estate, you can find it here.

Articles about "First-Time Homebuyers"

  • 6 Common Mistakes New Homebuyers Make By Helen Olivo | February 10, 2016

    We attended the 2016 StreetEasy First Time Homebuyer’s event — Here are some mistakes homebuyers typically make, and tips to prevent from making them.

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  • Homeownership the Key to Happiness? By Sean Kawakami | June 22, 2015

    Can we be happy just by owning a home? And if so, how does it apply to NYC residents?

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  • What Kind of Home Ownership Is Right For You? By Ilana Yoneshige | April 08, 2015

    Buying a new place can be scary. Use this simple graphic to help you make the right decision.

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  • What How I Met Your Mother Taught Me About Real Estate By Ilana Yoneshige | March 25, 2015

    How I Met Your Mother taught me a lot about home ownership.

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  • Expect the Unexpected: 6 Tips For Home-Ownership By Samantha Martinez | March 03, 2015

    Mortgage rates are at an all time low – don’t rush into buying something…. Use these 6 tips and tricks to find out if you're truly ready to take the plunge.

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  • Do Millennials Have a Place in the NYC Real Estate Market? By Nalyse Seymore | February 10, 2015

    The more appropriate question, considering the current NYC real estate industry, might be: where do millennials live after college? A millennial boomtown.

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  • What Experience Means For High-End Buyers By Jonathan Tuason | May 08, 2014

    According to a survey put out by Realtor.com that asked respondents regarding their thoughts on purchasing luxury properties, luxury homeowners and non-luxury homeowners agreed on the importance of great views and chef’s kitchens, at least as far as features go.

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  • Single Homeowners - Women Buying More Than Men By Clemence Fontaine | July 23, 2013

    Once upon a time women needed to wait for Prince Charming in order to buy a home. Hopefully for the fair sex, this time is now over. Only after the second wave of feminism and Title VIII of the Civil Right Acts of 1968, commonly referred to as the Fair Housing Act, were women were finally recognized as financially responsible and gained an easier access to credit cards and mortgages. 

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  • Buying a Home in Manhattan May Be Better Than Renting Right Now By Aby Thomas | February 15, 2013

    Thanks to the recent spate of increases in apartment rents in Manhattan, the city’s landlords have been grinning all the way to the bank for quite some time now. But now, it looks like that smile is going to be wiped off their faces very soon—New York’s apartment hunters, exasperated with the high rents for apartments in the city, have realized that buying a home makes better sense than renting one in this climate. As a result, many have chosen to leave the vagaries of the rental market, and have decided to scout the options available to them in the buyer’s market instead.

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  • Checking out a neighborhood? BlockAvenue can help By Aby Thomas | October 15, 2012

    When it comes to living in New York City, choosing the right neighborhood to live in is almost as important as choosing the right apartment. An apartment may have all the luxury features you are looking for, but if it is located in a lackluster neighborhood, then chances are that you wouldn’t be too pleased with your lifestyle there. Home hunters in Manhattan take a lot of time and effort to check out the neighborhood they might become a part of, and any help they get to do just that would be welcomed. For such New Yorkers, BlockAvenue will be like a godsend.

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