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 Assumptions like: buyers always show up, sellers always make money, and renters never have leverage… are no longer valid.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

NYC Real Estate Trends, Tips and Advice

January 30, 2019 | by SPIRE Group
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Are you thinking about investing in real estate? Let’s face it - for the past few decades, New York has been one of the most interesting real estate markets in the country. While it’s certainly tough to get into, for those who manage to, there are great real estate investment options aplenty. But as everything else in the Big Apple, this market is very dynamic, much more so than in the rest of the country. So, if you want to invest in the near future - you’ll need to know all about the recent NYC real estate trends. Don’t worry though - that’s just what we’re here to tell you about! NYC real estate trends show the presence of a buyer’s market In the world of real estate, the balance between the supply and d... Read More

Best time of year to buy property in NYC

December 14, 2018 | by SPIRE Group
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If you have the resources and you’ve been thinking about investing in real estate - we’re here to tell you that’s probably a great idea! Not in all cases, though - and not at all times. For example - if you’re thinking of buying real estate in New York, you should know what the ideal time to do so is. As you’ll see - there are a lot of factors at play here, and you need to consider them all. That’s why you have to do quite a lot of research to know what the best time of year to buy property in NYC is. Don’t worry though - we’re here to boil it down for you, with a few helpful tips. Is it a good idea to buy property in NYC? Before you put a down payment on your house and start looking for assistance fo... Read More

57 questions every struggling real estate agent should be asking

July 27, 2017 | by GREG LYLES
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A long time ago, I heard my father say that most people are too busy working to have time to think about how to make money. You know how, as teens, we thought our parents were totally out of touch with reality? Then, as we grew, we realized that our parents got a lot smarter? I’m pretty sure that was me! As a kid, I never fully understood what he meant, but as I got older, his comment seemed much wiser. He encouraged me to take a day or two off now and then, to reflect on what I was doing and if it was the best approach. It helped my business tremendously and enabled me to fine-tune my operations. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of running your business and never pause to think if you’re being as efficient and ef... Read More