During the Olympics, athletes are set up in some pretty serious digs, from a revamped naval ship (yep), to an art museum and even a beach-front sports club. But where are Olympians living in the off season? Sure, many go home to mom and dad, or a regular-old two bedroom. But some athletes are living that lux life even during the off season. Below are a few cherry...

Every facet of the business world has been radically changed by the way data is collected, analyzed and transmitted. So much so, that past models of how major industries were run have now become largely obsolete. Data analysis is considered the “gold standard” by which companies look at the future. To some people, this approach seems cold or overly “corporate.”...

“I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I’m working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch too; I’d say in a given week, I probably only do about 15 minutes of real, actual, work.” Let’s be honest. Many of us can relate to Peter Gibbons description of his job in the 1999 classic “Office Space.” From vexing printers to coveted staplers,...

Creating and implementing a consistent social media strategy is vital for REALTORS® looking to cultivate online leads while maintaining current relationships. Social media has re-shaped the way business is conducted, both nationally and globally, across all industries. For real estate agents wanting to reach every type of buyer possible, social media is a resource...

By Kevin Sheehan, District Manager of The Davey Tree Expert Company’s Long Island Office Along with the natural beauty of summer comes rumbles of thunder, high winds, flashes of lightning and heavy rain —all of which wreak havoc on properties. Wind can completely uproot saturated trees and break branches when summer storms hit. A hazardous tree that is sick...

As everyone remains distracted with Olympic activity in Rio, music executive, producer and ex-X Factor judge Antonio “L.A.” Reid has slid into a brand new mansion on the west side of L.A. While music moguls snatching up mega mansions in Los Angeles is hardly breaking news, Reid's new pad—scored for a hearty $17.99 million—is an epic piece of architecture,...

Grey Gardens, the former home of Jackie O's eccentric aunt and cousin, Big and Little Edie Beale, is perhaps the most peculiar home in East Hampton, adding a slice of strange history to this ritzy Long Island area. The house where future first lady Jacqueline Bouvier would gallivant as a child soon turned into a mere shell of itself, dilapidated and rundown by...

By Meghan Belnap Energy bills are way too high, and unfortunately energy-saving methods, like solar panels and high-efficiency appliances, cost money, too. However, there are many ways to reduce energy expenses without spending anything. Here are five practical, energy-saving tips. 1. Unplug Devices and Keep Lights Off The household appliances that tend to use the...

The home warranty has long been a staple of the U.S. residential real estate transaction. Taking the unexpected expense out of unexpected home repairs has always been critical in providing buyers and sellers peace of mind before, during and especially after the sale closes. But in discussing this important topic with your listing and buyer clients, there are a lot...

Do you ever dream of living in a mega mansion with a swimming pool-sized bathtub and a guest house that can fit a football team? Of course you do. Whether you want to walk the halls where celebs once clicked their heels, or prep a meal in a gourmet kitchen ripe for a Cooking Channel reality show, we've all day dreamed about what we would do with an epic living situation. Unfortunately,...