Friday, August 06, 2021

Real Estate

Tips for Reducing Your Plastic Footprint at Home

(StatePoint) Plastic contributes to climate change and is a major pollutant, harming wildlife and people. With Earth Day around the corner, here are a few tips for reducing your plastic footprint at home that will also contribute to a healthier planet.

Start a Garden


The Future of Gardening: Information and Inspiration

(BPT) Gardening saw record growth in 2020 and experts expect many more people will be digging in the dirt again this spring. From “Victory” vegetable gardens to balcony containers, outdoor gathering spaces and mood-lifting landscapes, gardening is providing an outlet during the pandemic. Research conducted late last year found


Highest and Best

I received an interesting call reflecting the mood of the times in the housing market. Before we even got into a conversation of homes for sale, the very first question I was asked from a new client was, “So, I hear you have to offer $100,000 over asking price to win the home of your choosing.” My response was instinctively


Present Tense Market Predictions

I sat down at my desk to begin my day, and streaming across my screen was a market alert – “Dow rises 200 points after tame inflation data, Nasdaq jumps another 1%.” A few moments later, another breaking news headline passed in front of me - “U.S. spending on COVID-19 relief poised to hit $6T with the passage of Biden stimulus


Should You Buy or Sell a Home in 2021?

(StatePoint) While the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine has left a lot of question marks about the future of the U.S. economy at-large, analysts expect the housing market to remain strong and stable in the coming year.

“Despite the uncertainties of the pandemic, the housing market performed


Aging in Place

Sixteen years ago I got a call from my parents informing me of their intentions to sell their home on Ave I and East 22nd in Flatbush and move into an apartment on Ocean Parkway. They were in their low 80s and walking up and down the stairs of their colonial was proving too much for them. They were ready for one floor


GridRewards™ Honored as ‘Energy Efficiency Product of the Year’ by Consumer Technology Association® (CTA) at All-Virtual CES®

(Courtesy of Logical Buildings) GridRewards™, developed by AI technology solutions leader Logical Buildings, has received a coveted Mark of Excellence Award for “Energy Efficiency Product of the Year 2021” from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) ®), the country’s premier trade association


Spring Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners

(StatePoint) As the weather warms, there are a few maintenance tasks every homeowner should consider completing. Use this checklist as your guide:

Outdoor Upkeep

  • Wash window exteriors for a better view.
  • Clean gutters and

Tips to Get Your Garage Organized – And Keep It That Way

(StatePoint) Is your garage in disarray? While you dream of a perfectly organized workbench or garage, your reality probably looks more like a sea of random toys, boxes and exercise equipment.

Every do-it-yourselfer knows a clean, organized garage is the key to efficient project planning and repairs around the home. As we head into warmer


This, Too, Is for the Very Best

I seriously debated writing this article because it’s not something you would typically hear from a business professional. From a young age, most of us are taught the importance of working hard, making money, and hustling as much as we can to be prosperous. Don’t get me wrong, I do work hard and try to be successful at everything I do.


My ‘Fairytale’ Sale

From my first deal 31 years ago until the contract I signed this past Thursday, every transaction I’ve been lucky to be a part of resides in its own fantasy storybook world. The houses, the people, the lawyers and of course the “in-laws” are characters in the story, and each one of these deals, as they say about our very


Con Edison Customers Earn Cash Rewards, Reduce Monthly Utility Bills and Lower Carbon Footprint in New GridRewards™ Program

(Courtesy of Logical Buildings) GridRewards™, a groundbreaking program and accompanying free, mobile app that pays users up to 20% of their annual energy bills for reducing usage at peak demand hours, is now available in all areas with Con Edison as the utility provider. In addition, through leveraging Con Edison’s smart meter

Sign up now!