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Cleaning 911: Dealing with Nature, the Serious Side of Spring Cleaning

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Other | 0 comments

We’ve already covered some spring cleaning basics that all Upper West Siders should be aware of, but the fact of the matter is that it is spring and as the weather warms up, all of the nature that has been frozen and hiding all winter comes alive. Some of these spring creatures, such as robins and sparrows are welcome additions to the trees in our parks. Others, such as the legions of bugs, are not. Here are 3 things to watch for as nature starts trying its hardest to invade your home.

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The Jetsons Have Arrived: 4 Amazing Robots To Keep Your Home Spotless

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Other | 0 comments

As New Yorkers, most of us are used to making the most of a small space. It isn’t always easy, but we find creative ways to jigsaw new storage compartments in previously unused areas and find furniture that fits just right. One of the biggest challenges with small spaces is that a tiny bit of a mess can make a whole apartment seem like it’s in disarray.

Now, today’s robotic cleaning devices are nowhere near as sassy (or efficient) as the Rosie the Robot that was on the Jetsons, but they’re starting to catch up. Boringly, they just seem to be catching up on efficiency rather than sassy banter, so witty conversation with a robotic butler is still (sadly) a distant dream.

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4 Straightforward Steps for Owners to Make Their NYC Property More Valuable

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Blog, Buyers, Landlords, Real Estate, Sellers | Comments Off on 4 Straightforward Steps for Owners to Make Their NYC Property More Valuable

Chances are, as an Upper West Side homeowner, you had to shell out a pretty penny for your property. That might have hurt a little, but there’s good news: you now have an abundance of opportunity when it comes to increasing the value of your home without breaking the bank (further, I mean).

Like all investments, the value of a home can change based on market forces outside of the investor’s control. However, unlike most investments, there are a few small things individuals can do to improve the value of their homes while also making them nicer to live in and friendlier to the environment.

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Getting Your Security Deposit Back

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Blog, Real Estate, Renters | Comments Off on Getting Your Security Deposit Back

When moving into your new Upper West Side rental, your landlord will typically require a security deposit equal to one month of rent. Sometimes two months of security is requested, either because it’s a small landlord who typically charges this amount, or because the tenant has a shaky financial profile. This money is meant to cover any damages caused by the tenant, outside of normal wear and tear.

Tenants of UWS apartment rentals should take certain steps when renting a new home to make sure they get their security deposit back when they leave. What are the best steps to take in ensuring that your security deposit will be returned? Let’s take a look.

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