The Nest

NestApple's Real Estate Blog

Featuring real estate articles and information to help real estate buyers and sellers. The Nest features writings from Georges Benoliel and other real estate professionals. Georges is the Co-Founder of NestApple and has been working as an active real estate investor for over a decade.

2024 Guide to NYC Buyer Agent Commission Rebates

When buying real estate in New York City, one of the first steps is to find a reliable and experienced agent who is also personable and trustworthy. However, it’s important to note that not all agents offer buyer-agent commission rebates,… Read More

Floor Area Ratio in NYC – What Buyers Need to Know

If you’re planning to purchase a single-family house, brownstone, or townhouse in New York City, it’s essential to understand the real estate term “floor area ratio” (FAR). Even though FAR is a niche aspect of the NYC townhouse market, it’s… Read More

What Does the Real Estate Shake-Up Mean for New Yorkers?

Most real estate agents in New York City are not National Association of Realtors members. Find out how the group’s recent settlement will impact home buying and selling. The National Association of Realtors recently settled several lawsuits filed by home… Read More

Up and Coming Neighborhoods in Connecticut for Young Singles to Rent In

There are lots of reasons to rent in Connecticut. The state has small towns offering affordable rentals within vibrant, inclusive communities. New York City is nearby for a day trip or exciting weekend visit whenever you feel in the mood… Read More

Is it Right Time to Buy a House in Cash in New York City?

Stepping into the journey of becoming a homeowner in the bustling heart of New York City brings up a big question: Is it the right time to use cash to buy a home? In exploring the lively NYC real estate… Read More

Assumable Mortgage in 2023: What It Is And How It Works

Given the numerous mortgage options, financing a new house can be challenging for many home buyers. Each comes with its benefits. However, one type of loan worth considering is an assumable mortgage. The buyer takes over the seller’s existing mortgage… Read More