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Getting your home ready for the Holidays

I sat down with Home organizing expert Maeve Richmond, of Get Your House In Order.  We talked about getting your house ready for the holidays: Get Organized at Home: Holiday Edition SH: Maeve.  Thanks for sitting down with The Practical Home.  What …

November's Market Report

BHS Monthly Market Report November, 2010  A Decline That’s Good For Real Estate?  New York City’s unemployment rate and buliding permit filings are both on a downward slope. What does this mean?  Get a better idea of the current economic climate by taking a …

Apartment Practical June/July 2009 Newsletter

Apartment PracticalJune/July 2009   We at Apartment Practical work with buyers and sellers in every profession.  However, as Twitter and Text messaging have become commonplace for even your most ardent luddite, so, too, have we become aware of the new realities of communication.  …

Free Advice (w/Contributor Lior Aldad)

The Five Most Important Actions to Stop a Foreclosure!  Are you struggling with your mortgage payments and need assistance?  You may contact your lending institution or Bank in order to inquire whether you qualify for the following options:   1. Repayment/Forbearance Plan:    …

Apartment Practical Newsletter Feb/March 2009

Welcome to the latest Apartment Practical.  When I named this report and blog last year (Apartment Practical and The Practical Home), little did I know that being practical would shoot so quickly back into vogue.  Saving money, doing things yourself, being proactive …

Goldman Real Estate Report 2009

We use the recently introduced S&P/Case-Shiller index for condominium prices to assess the valuation of the New York apartment market. Although housing market valuation typically has little predictive value for the near term, it is useful for anticipating longer-term moves, especially when …

Think Small!

Think Small! By Scott Harris Living in a shoebox has been an important rite of passage for many city dwellers.  You scored that nearly-affordable apartment and you’re finally you’re living on your own.  While your dreams of having a MTV-styled “Real World” …

310 West 99th Street #501 NYT "Buy of the Week"

“No press is bad press,” especially when it’s good press.  My listing with my colleague and brother Judd Harris at 310 west 99th Street was featured as the “Buy of the Week.”   We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Vivian S. Toy, whose column …

Listing Featured in New York Magazine

Our gorgeous listing at 255 West 98th Street (Apt 6A) was featured in New York Magazine.  Jhoanna Robledo, the reporter from NYMag, stopped by at a slow open house, but was delightful.  Her photographer got a great shot of the sellers’ cat, …