Shopping for Carafes

Whether you’re serving cocktails, wine or water, pouring the drinks out of a striking carafe makes it feel a little more special. “I keep one on my desk because I like that it brings a little personality,” said Brittney Hart, who founded

Homes That Sold for Around $750,000

Each week, our survey of recent residential sales in New York City and the surrounding region focuses on homes that sold around a certain price point, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos and co-ops in different locales. The “list price” is

A Quick Guide to Closing Costs

Appraisal Fee Lenders will order an appraisal to assess a home’s value. The appraisal fee can vary, depending on the location of a property, its size and the number of units involved. The typical fee range is $200 to $700, but it

In the Pandemic, Online Home-Buying Picks Up Speed

Their budget is in the $1 million range, with an added cushion built in for construction costs. They plan to complete the entire buying process from California, and they aren’t even sure if they would fly out for a final inspection. “I

How to Protect Your House from Snow and Ice

Q: My wife and I just bought our first house, in New Jersey. Neither of us has ever lived in a house before (we were both born and raised in Manhattan), and we’re feeling overwhelmed by all the snow we’ve been getting.

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