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.

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

The Change in Buyer Agent Commission Rules. What Does it Mean to You?

In October 2023, the Sitzer/Burnett verdict became a national headline and inspired a series of similar lawsuits revolving around buyer-broker commission rules. A jury in Kansas City found the National Association of Realtors (NAR) guilty of conspiring to inflate agent… Read More

From Drab to Fab: Maximizing Home Value with Paint and Cleanliness

When preparing to sell a home, creating an inviting atmosphere for prospective buyers is essential. Complemented by a thorough cleaning, a fresh coat of paint proves to be a cost-effective strategy for transforming a space from unremarkable to unforgettable. Not… Read More

Top 5 Safest Neighborhoods in New York City

The densely populated, culturally diverse, and ultra-busy New York City can often make anyone new to the buzzing metropolis edgy about personal safety. But media stories don’t always provide an accurate picture and might not be the best indicator of… Read More

A Comprehensive Guide to the Miami Beach Cost of Living

Miami Beach is renowned for its vibrant culture, stunning beaches, and lively atmosphere. However, before you embark on your journey to this tropical paradise, it’s crucial to understand the cost of living. Every aspect of daily life contributes to the… Read More

Pros and Cons Of Moving to Texas in 2024

Relocation to Texas continues to be a popular choice for many Americans, driven by several key factors. Texas attracts people through economic incentives, educational opportunities, cultural diversity, favorable climate, and family-friendly cities. Moving to Texas, here we come! One of… Read More