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Real Estate Links: Housing, Subprime, Luxury Travel, Appraisal Discrepancies And More!

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Summary: Did you know about… The state of the housing market post-financial crisis, subprime lending making a comeback, the Top 10 luxury hotel suites from around the world or why the opinions of real estate appraisers seem so often to vary widely from the opinion of value that’s in the mind of the property owner. This […]

Gone Fishing? 10 Tips For Vacation-Proofing Your Home!

It’s vacation season and that means before you leave your house, take some steps to keep it safe and secure while you’re away! When it comes to home security there are the typical things homeowners will do such as stopping the mail and newspapers, along with 21st century things like the avoidance of advertising that you will […]

New York Times 2014 Top 10 New Restaurants In New York City!

The 2014 List Of The Top 10 New Restaurants in NYC Courtesy Of New York Times Restaurant Critic Pete Wells! If you are wondering where to eat come 2015 when it’s time to celebrate after a New York City real estate closing, here are the 2014 Top 10 restaurants courtesy of the New York Times […]

Investor Vigilance: Uber And New York City Taxi Medallions!

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In New York City the competition from yellow cab alternatives like Uber has eroded the value of taxi medallions! And, as with most ‘revolutionary’ ideas, the sudden change in the way the taxi industry does business has led to unintended consequences, this time in the investment arena. Using a loose analogy to the hand-held phone […]

NYC Valet Parking Phone App: Valet (Anywhere) On Demand! (Video)

For all of you Seinfeld fans out there, New Yorkers may never again have to deal with fighting over a parking spot (see video) the way that George Costanza did! And at the same time, for anyone with the money and/or inclination, paying upwards of $1 million to secure and own permanent parking would also […]

Ebola and a headline this New Yorker didn’t want to see…

A CDC report titled ‘Surveillance and Preparedness for Ebola Virus Disease — New York City, 2014’! Missing word? Prevention! While it’s true that there has been an extremely limited number of confirmed cases of Ebola that actually were caught in the United States (2), it is also true that we have discovered that our nations […]

The Catskills Nevele Hotel tries to regain past glory!

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If the Nevele Hotel in New York’s Catskill mountains is renovated, will people actually flock there? In other words will the old saying, ‘You can’t go home again’, be proven false in this case if the Nevele Hotel Casino and Spa is successful with its proposed $640 million dollar renovation project? Will people who have become accustomed to […]

Time-Lapse Video: The Evolution of Doha

Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service From desert to modern day metropolis, this time-lapse video shows the evolution of the Middle Eastern city of Doha, Qatar! (Source) ___________________________________________________________________ Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service Buyers of Residential or Commercial Real Estate in New York State or anyone refinancing an existing mortgage there can potentially save hundreds of dollars in […]