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Local information on everything you need to know... from market statistics to area schools, from things to do to best places in Queens to visit and have a great time. This blog is much more than just Real Estate info, it's about your community.



In today's increasingly automated society, it should come as no surprise that when you apply for a mortgage, your ability to pay can be reduced to a single number. All the years you've been paying your mortgage, car payments, and credit card bills can be analyzed, sliced, diced, spindled and muti...
New York State is one of the only states to impose a mortgage tax. It requires that a tax be paid on any new mortgage that is recorded within the state's boundaries. As a general rule, New York State mortgage tax within the 5 boroughs of New York City range between 1.8% and 2.8% depending on the...
Happy New Years! - In the Chinese Lunar New Year calendar today is the beginning of the Year of the Ox. This video was made from the rooftop of an 18 story building in Tianjin China. The amount of fireworks that went off to celebrate the Year of the Ox was immense. Fireworks go off on practically...
There is a lot of interest in buying bank owned properties these days. A lot of information, some good and some bad, is floating around about the subject.   Often the information offered is for sale, with the promise that you can make a lot of money with little effort once you know "the secret fo...
Complete List of The Community Boards of Queens, New York Many people don't know about Community Boards and the important role they play in improving the quality of life for all of it's residents. Community Boards participate in City Budgets, Land Use planning, Community Advocacy and important is...
Guillermo Del Toro, who wrote the story, has created a special universe. There are two storylines present in "Pan's Labyrinth". One revolves around the end of the Spanish Civil War (late 30's to early 40's) and the other is the fantasy world that seeks out and finds the film's main character, Ofe...
Cool Freebie - FREE DVD Rentals on Mondays!!! How'd you like get FREE MOVIE rentals... once a week for as long as you like? The Red Boxes in our area (Queens, Brooklyn, and LI -NY) offer FREE DVD rentals on Mondays and are located at your local Stop & Shop and ShopRite. Take a peek at the Red Box...
Well, this is just something that I thought was pretty cool. Earlier today my daughter came across this cool site so she decided to put some of our pics thru them and see what she could come up with. Here are a couple of her results along with a few of the top rated Obamicons. My ...
A Loan Modification Can Save Your Home Take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to renegotiate your loan with your lender while it lasts. Speak to a professional advisor to learn your options. Do any of these situations apply to you: Loss of income? Loss of home value? In an ARM? Behind o...
The housing market has hit bottom - The recovery has started! The tide has turned and the start of the next upwards sales cycle has begun! Once you realize people from other countries are now investing in US properties you'll see it too! Sure it may take a little bit for the average American to r...

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