let’s talk: DIRT-Y BASMENTS

let’s talk: DIRT-Y BASMENTS

This past weekend my parents came to see Project Philadelphia for the first time! I walked them through what we have done and one thing that really stuck out to them was the basement… it didn’t have a floor and was instead covered in dirt.  So as we do, let’s talk Real Estate, let’s talk DIRT-Y BASEMENTS… Believe it or […]

let’s talk: VACANCY POLICIES

let’s talk: VACANCY POLICIES

This week I am getting ready to put a vacancy insurance policy on Project Philadelphia as we prepare to put it on the market. Let’s talk about VACANCY! So as we do, let’s talk Real Estate, let’s talk VACANCY POLICIES… First it is probably important to note that difference between a vacant and unoccupied home. An unoccupied home is a property that is left as if the homeowners or […]

let’s talk: TAX ABATEMENTS

let’s talk: TAX ABATEMENTS

Last week I spent the week in Philadelphia, camping out at our Project all day everyday to see what truly is going on and why this renovation is not done yet. For those of you who may not know, we bought this house a year ago, designed it, and hired a GC to handle ALL of the work. I have […]

let’s talk: CONCRETE

let’s talk: CONCRETE

Touching on another learning from Project Philadelphia today and that is CONCRETE. Now, I will start by saying I did NOT having any hand in putting in our new concrete BUT I did watch! So let’s talk why we decided to replace the existing concrete, how the site was prepped and what went into consideration during the process.  So, as we do, let’s talk Real Estate, let’s talk WHEN, WHY, […]

let’s talk: FILLING YOUR RENTAL UNIT…VIRTUALLY

let’s talk: FILLING YOUR RENTAL UNIT…VIRTUALLY

Writing to you from our car, driving down 95, somewhere in southern VA. I procrastinated on this week’s post…I’m sorry! But we got it done and that’s all that matters, right?! This week I want to talk about filling vacant rental units…virtually. So as we do, let’s talk Real Estate, let’s talk TIPS FOR FILLING YOUR VACANT UNITS FROM AFAR… For any […]

let’s talk: NEW NY RENTAL REGULATIONS, PT II

let’s talk: NEW NY RENTAL REGULATIONS, PT II

Good morning! Coming in hot this week with PT II of this new rental property legislation in New York. Last week we spoke specifically about the laws that affect the tenant / landlord relationship (aka the Statewide Housing Security and Tenant Protection Act of 2019). This week we are diving in further than that to check out more “landlord life changing” legislation that was recently […]

let’s talk: THE NEW NY RENTAL REGULATIONS, PT II

let’s talk: THE NEW NY RENTAL REGULATIONS, PT II

Good morning! New legislation has been making waves throughout the NY Real Estate Market these past couple of weeks. New laws were introduced that would forbid building owners from deregulating apartments, close loopholes that permit them to raise rents,  decrease tax incentives for landlords, and protect tenants to the highest degree. Essentially all of this is pretty bad news for landlords, and great news for renters. As someone who is both a […]