Buying Your First Home in 2020!

January 23, 2020 | by Lisa Roberts
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Purchasing a home is a big step to take, one that nobody takes lightly. Buying an apartment can be a bit less stressful than buying a house, but the difference is perhaps even negligible. You want this experience to go without a hitch. There are certain things you can definitely do to prepare yourself for this big life step. From finding the right real estate agent to understanding the ins and outs of financing your purchase, these tips should help you know how to buy an apartment in 2020. The basic tenet, though, would be to try to learn and understand as much as you can. Once you've done that, you should carefully consider all of your options. Could there be a 2020 recession? Economists sometimes like to yell wolf. However, it does not hurt ... Read More

How To Use The Holidays To Boost Your Property Value

December 23, 2019 | by Lisa Roberts
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It's holiday season and if you are trying to sell your home, you probably have more things on your mind than shopping for gifts, making meals and Christmas cards. Selling a property at Christmas time can be a bit more stressful than at another time of year, but it can also turn out to be a success. If you are considering selling your home soon, why not use the holidays to boost property value? Here are some of the ideas. Make your house clean and tidy before the holidays Whether you are thinking of selling or you have already listed your property, it never hurts to have your home clean and nicely organized. Plus, there is no better time to have your home cleaned and decluttered than before the winter holidays. Even though this is not ... Read More

IQEC 19

December 16, 2019 | by SPIRE Group
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Important Questions to Evaluate your Career( IQEC). The IQEC is a personal support tool created by the SPIRE Business Support Team to help you to evaluate your Real Estate career. It belongs to the last SPIRE program, "Career Evaluation", which is focused on helping Real Estate Agents to improve and develop their Business. This program includes several Business Support tools to help and inform agents about different ways to make the difference in the Real Estate Market. The IQEC is just one of the latest tools featured in the program, previously SPIRE has added Sales Training, Social Media 360 Training, Customer Behavior Training, and more. Learn more about our Business suport Tools: Book a Meeting: ... Read More

Flipping apartment buildings

December 11, 2019 | by Lisa Roberts
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Flipping properties can often be a very lucrative proposition. However, buying a house and fixing it up before another sale is one thing; flipping an entire apartment building is another. In many ways, the latter is a more complicated process. Don’t worry, though; we’ll explain everything you need to know in order for an investment into flipping apartment buildings to be a success! The Basics Obviously, a single-family home would be much simpler to flip than an apartment building. However, the latter could bring you greater profits, if you play your cards right. But the question is - what is the difference between the properties, besides the obvious physical one? Primarily, the biggest disparity appears in the ways th... Read More

A practical guide to Feng Shui your apartment

November 14, 2019 | by Lisa Roberts
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A practical guide to Feng Shui your apartment Many people don’t realize just how important interior decorating is to one’s well-being and happiness. After all, apart from your workplace - your apartment is the place where you’ll be spending most of your waking hours. That’s why feng shui is such an important discipline. Through careful consideration of the way you arrange your interior pieces, feng shui allows you to achieve maximum happiness and productivity. If you don’t set up your interior in a way that cultivates positive emotions and mental states, your mood will suffer on a daily basis. Don’t worry, though - that’s why we’ve gathered a couple of tips to feng shui your apartment. ... Read More

Top NYC Neighborhoods for Rental Investment

October 15, 2019 | by Lisa Roberts
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" New York City has a lot of rental investment potential." Have you done your research on New York City neighborhoods? If not, and you are about to move there, you are in the right place! Look no further as we will do the research for you. Continue reading to learn more about the top New York City neighborhoods for rental investment. In addition, with more help to pick the right home for yourself, visit Spire Real Estate! The company’s website will give you all the necessary information and expert advice to find the best option! New York City Neighborhood Common Questions Before you relocate to the Big Apple, it's really important to conduct research about where... Read More

Tips for Leasing Commercial Real Estate in New York

September 27, 2019 | by Lisa Roberts
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Most business owners will have to lease commercial space at least once during their company's lifetime. This is especially true if you are situated in places like NYC, since the location of your business can either make or break you. But, before you go out looking for a new place to lease, there are a couple of things about leasing commercial real estate in New York that you should be aware of. Picking the right commercial space One of the more common real estate mistakes is business owners not picking the right commercial space for their business. Due to rushing or not planning properly, they pick the first commercial space that seems fine. After a month or two, they realize that the place the... Read More

Smart home features that sell homes

August 26, 2019 | by Lisa Roberts
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Having a smart home is almost a must if you want to make it in today's real estate market. Be it for the control that they provide or due to the economical ways in which they use energy, smart homes seem to be the newest real estate trend. But, as you might guess, it can be quite expensive to tack out your home with all the latest smart home equipment. Especially if you are simply doing so in order to yield a better price when selling it. So, what should you do? Should you forgo making your home smart? Of course not. What you need to do is to learn which are the smart home features that sell homes and them implement them "Why do people prefer smart homes?" ... Read More