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Finances


10 Creative
Ways to Save

Saving money isn’t always easy, but this doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun! Check out some creative ways to start saving.

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5 Ways to Improve
Your Credit Score

If you are planning to purchase a home and would like to increase your credit score before applying, consider these steps.

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Financial Readiness Flowchart

Are you financially ready to buy a home? Our simple flowchart walks you through things to consider when determining your financial readiness.

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Your Quick Guide
to Loan Options

While speaking to a lender is always recommended, this guide will help you navigate this important step of the home buying journey.

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Your Price Point: Breaking it Down

To give you confidence in figuring out how much you can afford, we explain some of the major costs of buying a home and provide advice in choosing a lender.

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3 Things to Know About Mortgage Pre-Approval

The mortgage pre-approval process is not as difficult or as scary as you might think. Here are three things you should know about getting pre-approved.

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A Mortgage Guide for
the Self-Employed

Being self-employed doesn’t mean you can’t qualify for a mortgage, but it does present a few challenges. Read through for some helpful tips.

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Neighborhood


Which Suburb Best Fits Your Personality?

There are so many towns to choose from which can make moving to the suburbs feel overwhelming. That's why we've created an algorithm-based quiz which takes into account your personality, interests and lifestyle to discover which suburban community is uniquely you.

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A Homebuyer’s Guide to the Best Towns in Westchester

If you want to live near New York City while being near the beautiful Hudson Valley, then you can't miss this homebuyer's guide to the best towns in Westchester.

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The Best NYC Suburbs for Raising a Family

Are you ready to get out of New York City and settle down? Find your perfect home with this guide to the best NYC suburbs for raising a family.

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3 Things to Know about the NYC Suburbs

Moving from the city to the suburbs can create a lot of unknown. Will you have to give up all of the conveniences of the city in exchange for space? Not exactly. Here are three things you should know about the NYC suburbs.

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Why Are Young Professionals Moving
to The Suburbs? — NYC Edition

2020 was an unprecedented year that came with unprecedented changes. Like the migration of young professionals to the suburbs! Here’s what we know.

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Everything You Need to Know About Fairfield County—and Why People Love It!

Thinking about making the move to the suburbs? Fairfield County is a great place to consider. Here's everything you need to know!

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Suburbs vs City Living: Which is Right for You?

Which way of life is best?  It turns out that may have a lot to do with your personal preference. Read on to learn some of the pros and cons of city living and suburb living.

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Attractions and Fun Activities in Sound Shore

Westchester County's Sound Shore can be a fun and peaceful place to live and spend time. Find out what this region has to offer and where to go.

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The Best Neighborhoods for Easing Into Suburban Life

If you're not quite ready to jump head first into suburban living, these four neighborhoods might be a good fit for you.

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Towns in the NYC Suburbs
You May Not Have Considered

If you're interested in moving to the NYC suburbs, you're probably familiar with some of the more recognized neighborhoods that draw many buyers coming from the city. But what about some of the lesser known neighborhoods? Here are some NYC suburbs you may not have considered.

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Where Should I Move After NYC?

Many of our buyers, like you, are searching for towns that offer some of the same amenities and conveniences as the city – walkable downtowns, access to transportation, and a community feel – that can make for a comfortable transition from the urban life that they grew accustomed to. 



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If you Consider Yourself a Foodie,

These May be the Towns for You

If there is one thing that’s hard to beat in NYC, it’s the food. While you might think that moving to the NYC suburbs means that you need to leave behind the city’s cuisine, you’ll be happy to know that there are restaurants within Westchester and Fairfield County that offer a full array of dining options. So if you’re a foodie like us, here are the top towns you should consider when moving to the NYC suburbs:


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Life in Suburbia
Neighborhood Itinerary

We believe the best way to know if a neighborhood is your ideal community is to experience yourself. We'll curate an itinerary for you to spend a day exploring the top spots for shopping, dining and recreation.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Suburbs of
NYC for Young Professionals

Do you want to leave the hustle and bustle of NYC while still being able to commute in? Read the best suburbs for young professionals.

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6 Advantages of Living in the Suburbs

Are you thinking of leaving the big city to settle down? Consider these 6 key advantages of living in the suburbs that you may not have thought of.

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7 Best Commuter Towns to NYC

Have quick and easy access to New York City without the crowds and high prices. Read our 7 picks for some of the best commuter towns to NYC.

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The Most Walkable Towns
in the NYC Suburbs

One of the biggest hesitations is losing the city's walkability and becoming isolated away from conveniences. Read on to see some of the most walkable towns in Westchester and Fairfield County.

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Finding Your City in the Suburbs

Explore some of these cities within the suburbs, as well as the surrounding towns that offer privacy and green space within an arm's reach to urban amenities.⁠

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If you Dream of a Posh Lifestyle by the Water,

These May be the Towns for You

Life along the Long Island Sound brings sandy beaches, sophisticated downtowns, and close-knit communities. But there are a few towns that come to mind most when thinking of a posh waterfront lifestyle in the NYC suburbs.


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Home Buying


Commonly Used Home Buying Terms

When buying a home and applying for a mortgage, there are plenty of terms that can leave you confused. Review our list of easy-to-understand definitions.

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Buying or Renting?
How to Choose

Owning doesn’t always make more financial sense than renting, nor is renting always simpler than owning. Consider the pros and cons of each.

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Westchester County or Fairfield County? Things to Consider

Both Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT provide plenty of housing and lifestyle options. But these two counties also have some significant differences.

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Cheat Sheet: Assessing a Home's Condition

Ready to view some homes? Download our property cheat sheet for a list of important things to look for when assessing a home's condition.

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Submitting an
Attractive Offer

Once you’ve found the perfect home, it’s time to make an offer. Here are some tips for making your offer stronger and more attractive.

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Navigating the
Final Steps

Once your offer has been accepted, there are a few critical steps before the deal closes. Find out what happens next, and get ready to move into your new home!

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Preparing for Your
Home Inspection

Your home inspection is a crucial step in the home buying process, as it helps uncover any potential issues and prevents any surprises after you move in.

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Parties to a
Transaction

There are many different parties involved at each step in a real estate transaction. Learn more about each of these parties and the roles they play.

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How Heating
Systems Work

For many first time home buyers, one of the most confusing and costly parts of a home is the heating system. Read on below for a summary of the main heating sources and distribution systems.

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You're a Homeowner,
Now What?

You finally have your own home! And with that comes responsibility. Here are a few things you should do to protect your home and yourself now and in the future.

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Three Things We're Telling Our Clients

We help clients to navigate one of the most competitive and unprecedented real estate markets. Here are 3 things we tell them.

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What to Know Buying a Home Near NYC

There's a lot you must know before you buy a home near NYC. Read on for a simple guide to buying a home near to New York City.

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Understanding the Difference Between a Buyer's and Seller's Market

When starting your search, it is helpful to know what type of market you are getting into and how to prepare appropriately. As your agent, there are three key metrics we review to gauge the current market environment.

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