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Today’s real estate news from RE-Insider, the California-based real estate news service for Realtors, brokers, investment companies and first time home buyers.

Floor Poor? How Manhattan Properties’ Height Affects Prices

When it comes to apartment buildings, there are many ways to differentiate — “doorman” versus “non-doorman” buildings are one key distinction, for example. But perhaps the most basic or popular way to differentiate buildings is by contrasting those with elevators and those without. As such, what floor a property is on can have a significant

By |2023-02-02T08:51:46-08:00February 1st, 2023|Industry News|

Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?

If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, and they’re an investment that’s gained popularity in recent years. According to a Harris Poll

By |2023-02-01T08:50:32-08:00February 1st, 2023|Industry News|

Bridgeport, Conn.: ‘A Diamond in the Rough’ Reinventing Itself

This Fairfield County city is working to shed its ‘rundown’ image, although progress is happening slowly: “The city’s turning itself around.”Bridgeport was once unavoidable. In the middle of the last century, the waterfront Fairfield County city 60 miles from Manhattan churned out so many kinds of products, it seemed to be almost single-handedly shaping the

By |2023-02-01T08:51:48-08:00February 1st, 2023|Industry News|

A Conversation With Designer Katie Kime

With so much decor on the market and so many designers, finding something original is rare. It can be challenging to distinguish one brand or artist from the next, but designer Katie Kime has managed to create a truly unique line of decor featuring her sophisticated yet cheerful prints. The designer is perhaps best known

By |2023-02-02T08:51:48-08:00January 31st, 2023|Industry News|

How to prepare for a potential recession in 2023

A recession looked all but inevitable last year as inflation hit a 40-year high, consumer spending tapered, interest rates surged, and Wall Street had its worst year since 2008. Yet, employment remains strong, and inflation is (finally) showing signs of easing — bolstered by cheaper gas, supply chain improvements, and smaller profit margins at many

By |2023-02-01T08:51:35-08:00January 31st, 2023|Industry News|
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