Friday, July 20, 2012

Most Expensive Apartments in the US

Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle (Photo credit: cisc1970)
Just because it's Friday, and my mind's off in fantasy land, I thought I would look at some of the most expensive apartments in the world. Here are a few notable ones on the market that made the list. What I couldn't believe was that there is only one listing that was not in New York city! Apparently if you're looking for expensive apartments, better head to the Big Apple.

25 East 77th Street - $60 million
25 Columbus Circle - $55 million
15 Central Park West #35-AB - $51 million
188 Minna Street - San Francisco - $42 million
80 Columbus Circle, 76B - $35.5 million
998 5th Avenue - $34 million
1020 Fifth Avenue - $34 million

These may be out of your price range, and none of them are in Ohio! If you're looking for apartments in Ohio, take a look at First Troy Corp. Rentals, they have many quality apartment options available at a good price.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Standing Out from the Neighbors

A Buyer's Market
A Buyer's Market (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It's not easy selling your home when you're not the only house on the market on the street. Home prices start to get competitive, and your once friendly neighborhood becomes a bit of a turf war. You have a few options when it comes to avoiding this messy situation, and although neither of them guarantees you selling your home, it puts you and your property in a much better situation.

A. Stand out from the crowd
There are plenty of little things you can do to spruce up your home. Some of them are cheap, most of them are expensive. The trick is doing a lot of little things that go a long way. A few ideas to get you started: clean up rooms, put away your pets, weed the sidewalks, and put out a candle.

Be Patient if possible
Right now is certainly a buyer's market, and if you have the patience and time to wait a bit longer, home prices could jump if you are lucky. Then again, they might not be going anywhere, and we could be stuck in this buyer's market for a long time. Everything is relative though, so if you can last longer than your neighbors, and not as many new homes are go on the market (which they are not expected to) then you have a better chance at scoring a better deal in the long run. Focusing on what I know best, after looking at homes for sale in Corvallis Oregon, prices have seemed to jump within the past few months, which has helped bring up the prices in the surrounding area.
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