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Tips for a more productive open house

When you organize an open house, you’re bound to attract a few visitors who have no intention to buy. It may be tempting to dismiss them as a drain on time you’d rather reserve for serious buyers, but not so fast.

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Help clients be more resale savvy

For many homeowners, one of the benefits of owning — and often a strong motivation for buying in the first place — is the freedom of being able to do whatever they want with the living space.

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What Building Amenities Do New Yorkers Want Most?

New York City buildings, especially newer ones, are packed with frills like roof decks, gyms, co-working spaces — even wine cellars and concierge services for the well-heeled.

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5 Inexpensive Ways to Add Natural Texture to Your Home

City dwellers are always talking about the need to be “closer to nature.” Almost any interior scheme welcomes a touch of natural texture.

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NYC weather to hit 93-degree high Monday, with a heat index of up to 95 degrees

Cooling centers will activate at libraries, NYCHA developments and other locations if the heat index hits 100 for a day or 95 for consecutive days.

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Moving to Brooklyn for the Grandchildren

A Pittsburgh couple rents in a Fort Greene high-rise to get the New York experience and to be close to the next generation.

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How to Buy a House

Buying a home can seem like a daunting process — it just may be the most expensive and emotionally charged purchase of your life.

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Concerts in the Parks

The New York Philharmonic concerts have become an iconic New York summer experience, providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

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New York City Rent Slide

Brooklyn renters experienced a fourth straight month of price drops in March. In Manhattan, the median rent went down since October of 2011.

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Two Twisting Towers Come to the Far West Side

The Bjarke Ingels Group has designed two travertine-clad towers, which twist and shift proportions as they rise, between 10th and 11th Avenues, and 17th and 18th Streets.

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Where to Find NYC’s Most Daring New Cocktails

Over-the-top garnishes, theatrical presentations, elaborate and fanciful tasting menus: In more ways than one, New York’s cocktail scene has entered its baroque period.

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Uptown Arts Stroll

This annual showcase gives a voice to an arts community that is growing in the often overlooked and quickly gentrifying neighborhoods of West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood.

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