Investing & Real Estate

How to Sell Your Home

July 24, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles Have you ever thought about selling your home? Perhaps you want to down-size, simplify things, relocate, or move because of a new job or relationship. Home-selling can seem like a daunting task, but it’s easier when you think of it as a process. There is more to it than just advertising your […]

Financial Considerations of the “Over 50 Crowd”

October 21, 2013

By Rocco Tatasciore As we get older, the financial goals that we’ve sometimes put off become more pressing; time passes and we realize that we may not have invested enough to retire in the lifestyle we would like. Our goals change as life events happen. We’ll focus here on a few areas to address to […]

Retirement for a Small Business Owner

May 19, 2013

By Howard Dall The plan was to be, operate your small business. Make an adequate income each year. At the right time sell your business and have a nest egg for retirement. Put your retirement nest egg in a safe place and live off the interest. Sell your home which always appreciated in the past. […]

Places to Retire for $2500 Per Month

May 19, 2013

By Howard Dall Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania San Antonio, Texas Gainesville, Florida Omaha, Nebraska Eau Claire, Wisconsin​

Checklist for Buying a Home

May 19, 2013

By Howard Dall How much can you afford? Go online and use a mortgage calculator.(ex.Zillow) Need to know income and current interest rates. Calculate all your debts and monthly payment toward all your debts.  Income to debt ratio is important. 33% is a good number not to be above!!!!!  If you are higher pay down […]

Best Places to Retire 2012

May 19, 2013

By Howard Dall Possible requirements–tax burden, good weather, affordable, recreation, hospitals and medical care, transportation, amenities, restaurants, education, sports, culture, easy to travel to or from family, safety. Flagstaff, Arizona Boone, North Carolina Traverse City, Michigan Walnut Creek, California Ithaca, New York Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Port Charlotte, Florida Pittsfield, Massachusetts Santa Fe, New Mexico Portland, Oregon […]

Ways to Increase Home Value

May 19, 2013

By Howard Dall When it comes to selling your house, here are a few tips to increase value: ​Spruce up and make home tidy Landscaping neat and uncluttered Remove all clutter and trash around house Patio and deck in good shape Kitchen up to date Bathrooms up to date Basement and Attic in good shape, […]

Coops, Condos and Rentals Oh My!

May 19, 2013

By Ami Schulman Is it any different than identifying a PC, Mac or Droid? Do you sometimes find all that very confusing? What are the differences of a coop, condo or rental in NYC? The choices are endless. But in the end, it is your choice. ​Cooperatives (mainly a New York City thing) are corporations […]

Rent or Buy?

May 19, 2013

By Ami Schulman It is said that moving is one of the 10 most traumatic experiences a person can endure. Well moving to NYC may be the 11th. It’s not enough that you are leaving the quiet home that you’ve loved for 25 years — now you are embarking on the lightning fast pace of […]

Searching for a Pied a Terre

May 19, 2013

By Ami Schulman Hunting for a home is an overwhelming process especially if you seek a part-time residence (AKA Pied-A Terre) in the Big Apple . The emotional factors along with timing and costs, really interfere with the search so I recommend 3 easy steps to make this process seamless – Visualize, Count, Select. Envision […]