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Eye-Catching Patterns, Textures, and Pops of Color Dominate This NYC Apartment

Posted on Jan 20, 2018 in General

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This surprising, 1,600-square-foot apartment is housed in a converted Greek Orthodox Church in New York City’s notable Greenwich Village neighborhood. The existing apartment space was usable, but the design was lacking. “The owner wanted a comfortable, relaxing environment, but also someplace he could work from. It was a bit of a scary c...

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Did Your Pipes Freeze?

Posted on Jan 03, 2018 in General

Here is What You Need to Do

If you come home to find the pipes in your home have frozen despite your best preventive measures, what is your first step? Don’t panic. Just because they’re frozen doesn’t mean they’ve already burst. Here’s what you can do:

If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, leave the faucets turned on and call a plumber.

D...

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Launching 12 Months of Homeowner Giveaways!

Posted on Jan 03, 2018 in General

Starting this month, as part of our Best My Nest Homeownership Program, CIR REALTY will be giving away 12 months of prizes from 12 of our Best My Nest Partners, all focused on making your home a better and more beautiful place to live in.

There will be a new draw every month, but you will have to return to the contest website every month in order to...

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Elevated Soup and Sandwich Recipes That Delight

Posted on Dec 23, 2017 in General

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Wintertime calls for comfort food. The chilly temps drive me indoors and I crave the combo of warm soup and a hearty sandwich. A bowl of soup, a sandwich, and a soft blanket make the day feel a bit cozier. Soups and sandwiches have always been a family favorite, but I’ve elevated my recipe game with these distinctive and satisfying pairing...

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Holiday Light & Electrical Safety

Posted on Dec 04, 2017 in General

Many people choose to celebrate the holidays by decorating the interior and exterior of their homes with a variety of different lighting options. Here are a few tips to ensure any extra lighting you put up is done safely.

  • Only purchase UL-listed lights and extension cords.
  • If you are decorating outdoors use products that are rated for outdoor use.
  • Bef...

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YOUR CREDIT RATING – Understanding ‘Hard Hits’ VS ‘Soft Hits’

Posted on Dec 04, 2017 in General

Hard Hits are credit checks that appear on your credit report and count toward your credit score. Anyone who views your credit report will see these inquiries.
Examples of hard hits include:
  • an application for a credit card
  • some rental applications
  • some employment applications
Soft Hits are credit checks that appear on your credit report but only you ca...

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