Most renters are not required to buy renters insurance, but it can provide peace of mind and guard against accidents. Experts weigh in on when you need renters insurance, what it protects, and how to find the right coverage for your home or apartment.
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For a few local single-parent-artists, the Brooklyn Artists Gym (BAG), an artists’ studio and gallery facility in the Park Slope/Gowanus area of Brooklyn, can provide financial help in the form of a free or subsidized studio space home. The BAG Fund program, which also helps participants further their art careers, allows artists who are bringing up children solo to apply for scholarships for Open Studio memberships.
Consider bypassing pricey hotel rooms in favor of the comforts, convenience, and amenities of your own vacation rental home. Check out some options near New York City, including Long Island and Connecticut, as well as those outside the New York metro area, and get tips on how to choose the best vacation home for your family.
Find out which of the borough's neighborhoods are best equipped for families. Plus, read our tips on the five most important things to consider when hunting for a home in Brooklyn.
A sampling of Brooklyn properties that extend a welcome mat to kids and families. These locations boast family-friendly amenities like playspaces for kids, indoor pools, game lounges, personal washers and dryers, and more.
Considering a move? Here's a primer for families looking to dip into the real estate market, with advice on buying, selling, financing, and how to get the timing right.
When designing a kitchen with children in mind, there are certain things a family should think about at the beginning of the design process. Independent Kitchen and Bath offers the following tips to help consumers ultimately get the kitchen that best fits their family.
Family size in Manhattan is often determined by real estate. A small two-bedroom may limit you to one child, but for Cortney Novogratz, who has six children and a seventh child on the way, the logistics are staggering.
Three years ago, Alison Bernstein gave birth to her first child and her first business idea, a real estate company that would help families looking to leave the city for the surrounding ‘burbs. Now, three kids (with a fourth on the way) later, Suburban Jungle Realty Group, her newly launched real estate firm, focuses on families who are considering moving to Westchester, New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut.
When the desire for additional space becomes a pressing need, many families choose to renovate and expand instead of move to a new location.
Jill walked out of the lender’s office with the crash of her collapsing dream ringing in her ears. “I’m sorry, but you just don’t qualify for this home,” her loan officer had informed her.