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Facts About Safety in Mexico City

Facts About Safety in Mexico City

As companies become more global, employees find themselves relocating more often for their careers. In particular, Latin America has seen an influx of relocating employees and business travelers as of late. However, despite the recent trend, many visitors still have misnomers about the region...

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Indoor Activities in New York City

Indoor Activities in New York City

There’s no doubt about it – winters in New York can be tough, especially if you relocated to the city from a warmer climate. That being said, NYC also happens to be one of the most exciting cities in the world, so there’s no shortage of indoor activities for those who don’t want to spend time...

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Snow Removal Tips for Your First Winter

Snow Removal Tips for Your First Winter

Winter in the northern states inevitably brings snow. Most cities and states that are used to snowy winters are adept at handling snow on the roads and highways, but what about around your home? For people moving to the north from warmer climates, the prospect of removing snow from your home...

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What Are the Most Affordable Neighborhoods in NYC?

What Are the Most Affordable Neighborhoods in NYC?

When most people think of New York City, they think expensive... and they're right; it is consistently one of the top most expensive places to live in the US. It certainly takes time to find a cheap (or rather, cheaper) place to live, unless you know where to look. Luckily, we have compiled a...

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10 Things to Know Before Moving to Chicago

10 Things to Know Before Moving to Chicago

  Here’s your crash course in Chicago: this city of nearly 3 million is located on Lake Michigan and is the third largest city in the United States by population. Chicago is not the capital of Illinois (the capital is Springfield), but it is a major hub for American Midwestern culture,...

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Why You Won’t Find Central Heat (or Air Conditioning) in Mexico City

Why You Won’t Find Central Heat (or Air Conditioning) in Mexico City

Mexico City is a place that comes with plenty of misconceptions. Whether it’s the safety, culture, or people who reside there, those who aren’t familiar with the city always seem to have a preconceived (oftentimes, false) notion of what it’s like. Climate is no different. If you were to ask a...

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7 Northern New Jersey Towns to Raise a Family

7 Northern New Jersey Towns to Raise a Family

When relocating to the NYC/Tri-State area, choosing a community to call home comes with many considerations. Home prices, crime rates, commute times, proximity to shopping and restaurants, and quality of local schools are just some of the things families must consider when deciding where to...

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Up and Coming Neighborhoods in Chicago

Up and Coming Neighborhoods in Chicago

Plan Your Weekend in These Local Hotspots We’re all familiar with the uber-popular Chicago neighborhoods of River North, Lincoln Park or Wrigleyville. Yeah, these places are great, but along with their popularity comes sky-high rental prices, waiting hours to get a table at brunch, and don’t...

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Essential Mobile Apps for Living in NYC

Essential Mobile Apps for Living in NYC

There are a lot of mobile apps out there and even more blogs telling you which apps are the most essential to survival in New York City. Instead of just repeating some of these other great lists, we have picked our favorites from a few of the lists we love and organized them by categories....

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2019 New York Rent Law Changes

2019 New York Rent Law Changes

In June, the state of New York passed a bill that changed current rent laws and introduced new rules for tenants and landlords. Due to the significance of these changes, the effects of the bill requires those relocating to New York City -- both from within and outside of the US -- to review...

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How to Utilize Your Small Space

How to Utilize Your Small Space

For anyone who’s ever lived in New York City, you know that space comes at a premium, and unless you’re sitting on a mountain of extra cash, you’ve probably made some sacrifices when it comes to square footage. Living in a confined space can be challenging, and can require a little bit of...

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Why You Need a Credit Score to Buy or Rent a Home

Why You Need a Credit Score to Buy or Rent a Home

  Credit Scores and Home Finding — Here’s Why They Matter When you’re looking to buy or rent a home, having a good credit score is important. A credit score is required to obtain a loan or mortgage, an insurance policy, or residential property. In fact, your credit score will even be...

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