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How do you most enjoy seeing the city?

Many of you know that I like to run marathons.  If you don’t, well now you do.  I’m running my second (and final) marathon of the Fall season in Philadelphia on Sunday.  Yippee!  Lots and lots of miles, running through neighborhoods from …

Schizophrenia and Paranoia

My feelings on the market mid-November 2010.  Lots of paranoid schizophrenics, and people standing in the middle of the street yelling.  A colleague of mine put it very well- Schizophrenic.   One week it’s up, another week it’s quiet.  It feels that like …

Mortgage Rates now and in a few years

Rates are low now. Unless you have been under a rock, I don’t need to tell you that. With QE2, of course there’s the expectation that they would be going down again. I do not have a crystal ball, but clearly the …

$4 to save $40,000? Sounds like a deal to me

This Do-It-Yourself is very easy. As you get your house ready for the holidays, or consider prepping an apartment for sale, might I suggest the Mighty Magic Eraser? Ben Franklin once wrote wrote that all of life is about trifles- but I’m …

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 …