The most common mistakes people make when investing in real estate

June 28, 2019 | by Lisa Roberts
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"The most common mistakes people make when investing in real estate" Let’s face it - investing in real estate is no small expense. When you’re dealing with such a hefty purchase, there are all manners of things to think of. Especially if you want to sell the property for a higher price later on. But, let’s face it - people often don’t think things through. Which is why there are plenty of common mistakes people make when investing in real estate. Don’t worry, though; we’ve got all the info you need here, in order to avoid them! "A hasty purchase" When you’re just starting to invest in real estate, there is one key thing you need to do; you... Read More

Tips for insuring your new home

June 3, 2019 | by Lisa Roberts
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Let’s face it - no matter how comfy and nice our home is, from time to time, we all need to relocate to a new place. And this can happen for a variety of reasons, ranging from personal to professional ones. But regardless of whether you want to relocate for work, or you just need a change of scenery, you’ll need to do this in a sensible way. That’s why insuring your new home after moving in is one of the first things you’ll need to do, if you want to be safe and secure there. Don’t worry, though - we’ve got a couple of tips for you! "Why do people get home insurance?" Trust us, we know - relocating to a new home can be extremely cumbersome. First of all, you n... Read More

Benefits of a Minimalist Apartment Design

May 20, 2019 | by Lisa Roberts
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After many months of searching (in some cases even years) you managed to buy or rent your dream apartment. Congratulations! Searching for a perfect apartment can be stressful in many ways. There may not be words to describe, how great it feels when you seal the deal. Just that moment of knowing that you found what you were looking for brings you so much joy. However, you are still not done. What about the interior? Choosing furniture pieces, looking at electronics, comparing different colors and designs, etc. can be just as stressful. In some cases, people are even more stressed when decorating their living place than while looking for it. Since we want to help you, we will give you some advice on minimalist apartment design. Don't get confused o... Read More

Spring real estate selling trends

April 17, 2019 | by Lisa Roberts
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After more than a decade of the same “seller-friendly vs. anti-buyer” state of real estate affairs in NYC, 2018 brought in a new twist. Assumptions like: buyers always show up, sellers always make money, and renters never have leverage… are no longer valid. And as spring real estate selling trends in NYC would have it, this will continue to go on. With well over 20,000 properties up for sale or rent in the Big Apple, the scales are shifting in favor of the buyers and renters. Spire Real Estate explores just how this overall change is affecting the spring housing trends. What is the current situation on the market? According to various real estate experts and companies, the current situation works in favor of buyers... Read More

Benefits of buying a property and why you need to do it

April 5, 2019 | by Lisa Roberts
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These are the benefits of buying a property and why you need to do it For most people, purchasing a home is the fulfillment of the American dream. Being able to settle down and establish a safe environment for a family is what inspires millions of Americans to start house hunting and make this major step in their lives. Homeowners know all about the benefits of buying a property, but what about you? Do you know what makes purchasing a home one of the best financial investments you could make? Appreciation Real estate appreciation is the increase in a property’s value over a longer period of time. When one property appreciates in value over time, it becomes a greater source of financial security for its owners. And, as the family ... Read More

A New Neighborhood in New York - Neighborhood of the Future

March 19, 2019 | by SPIRE Group
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Hudson Yards is a huge development project, perhaps the largest in the entire U.S. history. Situated somewhat north of Chelsea and due west of Midtown, Hudson Yards is built on platforms that are over current railways, truly a marvel of engineering! This new neighborhood in New York is perhaps best described as a small city, with its 16 skyscrapers and an area that spans over a few million square feet. The full project is planned to contain thousands of offices, luxury apartments, and retail spaces combined. There are already some shops and restaurants open, however, and are ready for business. A New Neighborhood in New York - Neighborhood of the Future Hudson Yards is truly designed as a neighborhood of the future. With more than $... Read More

Know the terms!

February 19, 2019 | by SPIRE Group
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A common problem that we hear from our clients is that the "Real Estate" lingo used between brokers and vendors is vastly misunderstood. Well at SPIRE we have you covered, check out our Sales Glossary to make sure you know all the terms and definitions to be prepared when buying or selling your home! Use ctrl+F to find a word. Read More

Live Better | Guide on making your living space more positive

February 12, 2019 | by Lisa Roberts
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Live Better - Guide on making your living space more positive How do you feel when you walk into your home? Calm or overwhelmed by all the things you need to do? In today’s hectic world, we are constantly bombarded by too much information. But once we enter our home, the noise of the outside world should shut down. Your home should be your safe zone, temple of calmness and inspiration. It should be your sanctuary, which will help you live better, relax and charge your batteries for new challenges. And when you improve your home, you improve much more than that, you improve your life. So, let’s see some ideas on making your living space more positive and your life will follow. If you don’t like your place-move If you are not... Read More