Archive for January, 2015
While it may not seem like it thanks to the bitter cold weather and fluffy white stuff all over the place, but winter will soon be over, which means it’s game on for loft and apartment hunting season.
Hunting for the right lofts and apartments can truly be an exciting time, however, it’s important to plan your search for the best apartments in your area in order to ensure you land the right one for you. Here are a few simple things to keep in mind while doing so.
Create a budget
Many people choose to rent a luxury apartment in the suburbs or city loft apartments due to
When house hunting, most people look at houses up to $5,000 over their price range, in case the seller is willing to take a lower price. What people tend to not do is look at houses that cost multiple times what they are willing to spend. In case you are one of those people who don’t look at exorbitantly-priced homes, but are curious what’s out there, we have compiled this list of a few of the most expensive luxury homes for sale.
- The most expensive house currently for sale in the United States is a beautiful 6-story mansion located in New York’s Upper East Side. Florida Panthers owner Frank Viola, the home’s current own
There are plenty of good reasons to consider self storage units. You can reduce clutter in your home, save on rent by downsizing your regular living space, protect investments like boats and RVs or make occasional processes like moving less of a headache. But choosing a self storage company can be somewhat tricky as you’re trying to balance — as almost all people are — quality and price. Here are five common mistakes you shouldn’t make in your search:
- Don’t Make Decisions Based on Sample Units
Today, Americans living in the U.S. own an estimated total of 115.9 million TVs, and the typical American household owns 2.24 television sets on average. With 97% of American households containing televisions, there’s a bigger call for replacement television remote controls than ever.
The first TV remote controls were created in 1950 by Zenith and were attached to the corresponding television set with a wire, but today’s remotes are all wireless, meaning that they get easily lost in a home. In fact, the average television watcher spends over two weeks looking for lost remotes over the course of their lifetime.
This has become an especially frustrating issue as modern devices feature fewer and fewer buttons. This sleek design feature could mean that without a remote, you may not even be able to
While it is true that most people wait until spring to begin “spring cleaning” in their home, some of us can’t wait to get started on clearing the clutter. This is especially true for those who receive gifts at Christmas that could replace old or worn out household items. In this case, it doesn’t make any sense to hold onto the old for a few extra months.
If you can’t wait to begin your spring cleaning, there is plenty you can do to get started now. After all, there’s nothing that says that you have to wait until March or April to get going, and if you’re not ready yet, you can use this guide to prepare for your big home project. Here are three easy things you can do to get a head start on your spring cleaning:
Clean out your closets.
There’s a good chance that you have garments
Sleep is an integral part of our daily lives because getting a good night of sleep promotes good health. People who don’t sleep well suffer from many health problems. The National Sleep Foundation reports that an estimated 15% of the population reports chronic pain related to sleeping in the wrong position. Lots of people instinctively sleep on their side, but this can be problematic because it can cut off blood circulation and hamper breathing. Traditional mattresses don’t support the S curve of the back, and one of the best ways to improve you sleeping is by purchasing an adjustable memory foam bed that conforms to your body.
In addition to buying the best adjustable bed and the best pillows, there are many other <
Oriental rugs can be a great way to liven up a boring room or bring color to your life. By the most strict definition of the term, oriental rugs are carpets hand knotted in Asia and are often named for the village, town or district where they were woven or collected. Nomadic pieces may be named after the tribe that wove them rather than the location where they were woven.
Generally, your local oriental rug dealers will carry rugs made of two basic types of material: wool and silk. Often the materials used and the way they’re used will differ based on where the rug came from. Persian oriental rugs, for example, often have a very thick pile of up to 160 knots per square inch and feature vibrant col
In the search for a new home, a good real estate agent can be an invaluable resource, but with 2 million active real estate licensees estimated to be in the United States by The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials, how do you know with whom you want to work? Finding a good real estate agent is actually much easier than it sounds. Once you know what questions to ask real estate agents, hiring an agent who will work with you will be a piece of cake.
One of the first things you want to ask potential real estate agents is how long they have been working in real estate, and what their hours are like. Real estate age
Buying your dream house is an exciting process, but there are several things to consider on your search. Most commonly cited factors driving buying choices are energy efficiency, open layout, warranties, and being able to select appliances, flooring, paint, and other design elements. But buying luxury real estate requires a different approach to the home buying process than buying a house out of necessity.
The first thing you want to do when you begin the search for your dream house is to make a list of everything you could possibly want in a home. It’s true, you probably won’t find a place that has everything on the list, but getting as close as possible never hurts. Once you have your list, rank features by importance, and give it to your real estate agent. This will help them provide you wi
It’s common knowledge that New York City is an expensive place to live. In fact, the Big Apple’s borough of Brooklyn — once considered an affordable haven from Manhattan’s steep home ownership rates — was recently dubbed the most expensive place to own a home in the entire U.S., beating out pricey metropolitan areas such as San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Now, the City that Never Sleeps is taking the most-expensive-place-to-live-cake once again. The average rental rate for Manhattan’s lofts and apartments hit a record-breaking figure in 2014 coming in at $1.72 million, which gives the term “high rise” a whole new literal meaning.
So, exactly why are Manhattan’s lofts and apartments so expensive? New York’s wealthiest residents including investors, celebrities, and entertainers, in additio