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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: Caution, Calm, and Continuity are Key

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: Caution, Calm, and Continuity are Key

Updated: April 6, 2020 As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact the United States, as well as the globe, Station Cities is staying close to the facts. We're monitoring and mobilizing our local experts and getting key information from our on-the-ground network in the markets we serve. As...

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Home Renovations: Which Ones Increase (and Decrease) Property Values?

Home Renovations: Which Ones Increase (and Decrease) Property Values?

Home renovation. To some, these two little words are exciting and invigorating, but to others, they can be cringe-worthy. No matter how you feel about home renovations (whether you’re all about that DIY life or would rather watch paint dry than actually painting a wall), be sure you’re making...

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Home-Finding Tips in a Tight Rental Market

Home-Finding Tips in a Tight Rental Market

Many factors impact the availability of rental properties on the local market. Seattle, along with a number of other US markets, is currently experiencing very low inventory for home-buyers. This factor then trickles down to the availability of rental units these buyers are planning on...

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NYC Rental Tips: What is a Guarantor?

NYC Rental Tips: What is a Guarantor?

If you’re getting ready to move to New York City, one of the things that might shock you is the price of apartments. New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the US to rent an apartment — but what happens if you’re not able to find one you can afford? In New York City, you can...

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10 Best Day Trips from New York City

10 Best Day Trips from New York City

No matter how much you adore bustling city life in the Big Apple, a weekend retreat is always a welcome change of pace. New York City is conveniently located within quick driving distance, or a scenic train ride, of many new places to explore. Here, we share 10 of our favorite day trips from...

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Neighborhood Guide: Capitol Hill, Seattle

Neighborhood Guide: Capitol Hill, Seattle

  Seattle, with its emerald forests, indigo water, and watercolor mountains, is a paradise of the Pacific Northwest. The technology industry (a huge presence in the city) is balanced with some of the most striking natural landscapes in the USA. Trying to decide where you want to call...

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3 Questions to Ask When Subletting and Apartment

3 Questions to Ask When Subletting and Apartment

Every so often renters need to get out of a rental contract early or enter into lease terms that are shorter than the normal length. Subleasing is a common solution; however, there are potential pitfalls if it isn’t done properly. Here are some of the basic questions and suggestions around...

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Essential Apps for Living in Mexico City

Essential Apps for Living in Mexico City

As any experienced traveler knows, finding reliable information about a foreign destination can be tricky. Those moving for work may have a hard time adjusting to their new home, but these struggles don’t have to be a part of the relocating experience! When living or traveling to Mexico City,...

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Manhattan Rental Market Trends – October 2019

Manhattan Rental Market Trends – October 2019

New York City - and specifically Manhattan - sees a constant fluctuation in rental market pricing. There are many variables for this: new construction, gentrification, and transportation changes just to name a few. Here are some of the biggest Manhattan rental marketing trends we saw in...

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Documents Needed to Rent an Apartment in NYC

Documents Needed to Rent an Apartment in NYC

In fast-moving real estate markets such as NYC, it is imperative that potential tenants have all their documents in order when signing a lease. Any lapse or delay in the process could cost you the apartment you've just fallen in love with. Now, when renting an apartment in NYC, not all...

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6 Places to Get Outside and Enjoy Seattle’s Natural Beauty

6 Places to Get Outside and Enjoy Seattle’s Natural Beauty

If you hear of Seattle and think of rainy days spent with a cup of coffee, you might want to rethink your opinion. Seattle and the surrounding region is filled with natural beauty unlike anywhere else in the country. With sparkling waters and emerald forests, some find it hard to stay...

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10 Things to Know Before Moving to New Jersey

10 Things to Know Before Moving to New Jersey

Between its close proximity to the brighter and shinier New York City and the unflattering stereotypes of its residents, New Jersey can get a bad rap from those unfamiliar with the area. However, if you find yourself relocating here, don't worry - there's a lot to love about this beautiful...

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