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By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
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UWS News: Rezoning Battle The Department of City Planning is proposing the first comprehensive rezoning of the Upper West Side in almost 50 years. The battle mostly started by the Ariel Condominiums - two 30 plus story towers currently rising on Broadway between 99th and 100th streets. The buildi...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
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 Chelsea New Construction update: 175 Ninth Avenue (No condo towers for Seminary) The General Theological Seminary has reversed course on a plan to build a 15- story condominium tower on its campus after news of the plan met with fierce community opposition as reported in the NY Sun. The seminary...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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It is unusual for me to be called for a Feng Shui Consultation when the occupants AREN'T having some issues or life changing events.  Sometimes they feel the "energy" is just off in their space, sometimes it is for health issure or relationship problems or career changes and they've heard or read...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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I don't believe in just luck but I DO believe in synchronicity....things fall into place, everything works out the way it should and keeps on going.  I am fortunate enough to be in that right now.  In part of post I had up recently, it was mentioned that on my "accomplishment wall" was a picture ...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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I got this today in the mail, it was too lovely not to share....Maybe......Maybe . . . We were supposed to meet the wrong people before meetingthe right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we willknow how to be grateful for that gift.Maybe . . . When the door of happiness closes, ...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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I didn't know if it was time for another Feng Shui "Tip" or not on how to increase your Wealth. Since I was trying to take this in steps so that YOUcould see the difference, I don't know if enough people read my last post for Feng Shui Money and if they've covered their bills.  I decided to post ...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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No, sorry, not this time.  Although I CANwrite about Feng Shui Sex, I'll leave that to a later blog.  I was driving home today after a long meeting and just wanted to get home, turn on some mindless TV and relax.  I have HBO On Demand and they were re-running episodes of Sex in the City, one of t...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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I thought I would direct this post directly to the Home Stagers to see if  you have opinions, comments or suggestions on exactly what YOU would like to see represented to Real Estate Agents during a Presentation.  Yes, I know, I primarily speak of Feng Shui.  But for years I have been speaking to...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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I know it is important to track your leads, follow where your clients are finding you and Market.  It is a Key Feng Shui Principle to "Get Your Name out to the Universe."  I haven't been asking where they have been coming from in a long time and I realized though high search engine rankings will ...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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This particular website has facinated me for a long time.  If you are open to it, it tells you about "shifts" in the Universe and why things may be going on in your life at a particular time.  It is widely read and very popular, yet many people I speak to aren't aware of it.It's called WhatsuponP...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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I knew I would be writing up a follow up to a Feng Shui Tip I posted a while ago to help you bring IN some money.  But there are some of us who worry about "Meeting our Bills."  How can you know that your bills, at least, will be COVERED, even as unanticipated ones arrive, seemingly all the time?...

By Paul Macapagal, NYC Sales Expert
(Town Residential)
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There really is no exact science to determine the value of an apartment with a terrace, balcony or an outdoor space. So how do you determine the value of one property to the other? Well...after some reacearch I have come up with a general concensus of what the majority of the agents and brokers u...

By Paul Macapagal, NYC Sales Expert
(Town Residential)
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OK, so you are about to close in a few days on your apartment and you need to know what to look for before you sign. Here is a checklist of things that you should be aware of. ____ All receptacles and switches work, proper polarity checked____ GFCI receptacles tested and working____ Switches and ...

By Paul Macapagal, NYC Sales Expert
(Town Residential)
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Buying pre construction is the "ART" of purchasing property prior to its completion. You are basically buying a unit based from a floor plan, artist renderings, and or building model. In my eyes pre-construction is one of the greatest ways to buy property in New York. Many New Yorkers purchase th...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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I have been accused (and rightly so) of being an "Eternal Optimist" all my life.  And have been told to get my head out of the Clouds and my feet on the Earth, where they belong.  For many people, that is the way they were born or raised and I'm not sure where this particular trait comes from.  I...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Using Feng Shui can seem daunting.  If you read one book, you might understand it; read another and you'll start getting confused.  The harder you try to learn, the many different schools of thought you come against until you get lost.  Here are some of the different forms and schools of Feng Shu...

By Kolarik Hana
(NYCMortgage.com)
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Despite the slumping housing markets in the rest of the United States, Manhattan apartment values continued to buck the trend, REBNY just reported.  The average sales price in NYC is up 23% to $745,000 in Q1 2007.

By Kolarik Hana
(NYCMortgage.com)
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Of course the fundamental difference between a co-op mortgage and a regular mortgage loan is that the property used as collateral for the loan.   A condo or a single family home is real estate, and a co-op apartment ownership is signified by shares of ownership in the co-op corporation that owns...

By Kolarik Hana
(NYCMortgage.com)
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Customers and lenders unfamiliar with the New York City landscape often are concerned when they find that their property sits on leased land.Leased land is relatively common in New York City, some of the most prominent buildings in Manhattan are built on leased land.   The rule of thumb is simply...

By Kolarik Hana
(NYCMortgage.com)
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Getting a HELOC on a Co-op ApartmentObtaining home equity financing on your Co-op is not difficult from an underwriting standpoint.  You will qualify basically with the same guidelines as a bank would apply if the property were a single family home.  Typically, Lenders will go as high on Loan to ...

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