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Rent vs. Buying

April 9, 2018 | By Imma Giocoli

Rent v. Buying We are often faced with this question Do I continue renting or should I consider purchasing? There are pros and cons to both sides, renting doesn't really provide you with future gains, nor does it allow you to take tax deductions but it certainly can be satisfying. There are so many financing options out there that you should consider purchasing if you are paying over 2k a month for rent. If you prefer the lifestyle of renting v. owning where you have no responsibility to repair things then stick to renting, just remember that no risk = no reward. With ownership you are able and capable of not only gaining equity, you can always rent the property out and...

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2018 Real Estate Predictions

April 9, 2018 | By Imma Giocoli

2018 Real Estate Predictions 1) The NYC Real Estate Market will continue to stabilize, and in areas with inventory in 1M-1.5M range will continue to flourish. 2)The rental market will continue to be a renters paradise. 3)Landlords in walk up buildings will need to give bigger concessions to lure in tenants. 4)This will remain a relationship buisness. 5)Technology will not take over, it will allow us to work smarter not harder. 6)Buying Real Estate will remain one of the best if not THE best invetment vehicle. 7)Buying Real Estate will feel more challenging with the limited inventory in the 1M - 1.5M range which seems to be the median level and the highest in demand. 8...

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Rent vs. Buying

April 9, 2018 | By Imma Giocoli

Rent v. Buying We are often faced with this question Do I continue renting or should I consider purchasing? There are pros and cons to both sides, renting doesn't really provide you with future gains, nor does it allow you to take tax deductions but it certainly can be satisfying. There are so many financing options out there that you should consider purchasing if you are paying over 2k a month for rent. If you prefer the lifestyle of renting v. owning where you have no responsibility to repair things then stick to renting, just remember that no risk = no reward. With ownership you are able and capable of not only gaining equity, you can always rent the property out and...

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10 Tips to consider when selling your home!

March 14, 2018 | By Imma Giocoli

10 Tips to consider when selling your home As a local Real Estate Broker and property owner I wanted to create and easy to do list for clients considering a sale whether it's an apartment or townhouse the steps are easy to follow and make a bug difference to the people looking to buy a home. 1-Hire a professional to sell your home-my suggestion is you meet with 3 agents maybe one is someone you know, one may be random and one may be a referral, mix it up try a boutique firm, a medium sized firm and a large firm and compare and ask questions, once you are done align with the profesisonal that you feel speaks your language, knows Real Estate has sold homes before and is ethical and ...

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Career Night

November 9, 2017 | By Imma Giocoli

For all you Million Dollar Listers in the making, or at least if you have dreamt of it then you MUST attend our Career night !! Nov. 15th 7pm Sharp 362 Carroll Street Brooklyn NY 11231 You don't want to me this event !

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March 15, 2017 | By Imma Giocoli

Rental Markets slowing ... It comes as no surprise to me ! The rental market has been slowing for the past year. In the past few years there have been so many big block buildings going up that it comes as no surprise (I called it 4 years ago) but no one thought it would happen, the smaller - walk up - pre war buidlings are taking the biggest hit ever. In the past decade I have never seem a rental in Brooklyn - Carroll Gardens for instance remain on the market longer than 3 weeks. Now, they are on the market for a longer period of time. They offer little to no amenities and most of the landlords are not willing to make the needed changes. So, what was once the reason people mov...

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