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How to find an apartment in NYC: a beginner’s guide From where to look to what to bring, we’ve got you covered
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How to research a New York apartment building before you move in
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Relax Your Stress Away! 11 Ways To De-Stress

Relax Your Stress Away 

11 Ways to De-Stress 

Your shoulders are tense, your back hurts, you feel grouchy and know it’s due to stress. The relaxation techniques described below can help relieve both the physical and emotional tension that often follows stressful situations.

Relax Your Body 

The next time you feel the effects of too much stress, try some of the following ways to help you relax.

1. Deep breathing.
While sitting, lying down or standing, close your eyes and breathe in slowly. Let the breath out for a count of 5–10 seconds. Perform ten of these super-relaxers any time you feel tense.

2. Stretching.
Practice simple stretches such as the “neck stretch” – gently roll your head in a half circle, starting at one side, then dropping your chin to your chest, then to the other side.

3. Exercise.
All kinds of physical activity – hiking, running, bowling, walking, etc. – help to reduce stress.

4. Take a bath.
Ask household members to allow you a…

2016 New York Q4 Rutenberg Market Report

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Fourth Quarter Market Report – 2016 Despite a 13% decline in the number of sales, the average Manhattan apartment price reached a record $2,110,556 in the fourth quarter. This figure was 9% higher than a year ago, and up slightly from the previous record set in 2016’s first quarter. The median apartment price of $1,075,000 was down 4% from 2015’s fourth quarter. Cooperative Average Sales Price Cooperative apartment prices averaged $1,242,916, a 3% decline over the past year. Only studio co-ops posted a higher average price than in the fourth quarter of 2015. Condominium Average Sales Price New developments continued to push condo prices to record highs in the fourth quarter. At $3,143,441, the average condo price was 22% higher than a year ago, and marked the second straight quarter this figure was over $3 million. Three-bedroom and larger condo prices averaged 27% more than a year ago, the biggest gain of any size category
New Developments - Average and Median Sales Price The average new…

Manhattan’s 2016 Narrative – 5 Main Themes to Know

Manhattan’s 2016 Narrative – 5 Main Themes to Know

2016, the year of normalization… After five straight years of progressive reflation in Manhattan residential real estate (2010-2015), buyers finally saw the leverage pendulum swing their way. Of course, just how much leverage a buyer gained still heavily depends on the price point. What’s happening at the high end is drastically different than what’s happening at the lower end. Lets discuss before the firms Q4 market reports are released. Here are the 5 themes you need to know about Manhattan’s 2016: Read more...