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Barbara Bellesi Zito, Contributor

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Barbara Bellesi Zito is a freelance writer and social media strategist from Staten Island, NY. In addition to writing about real estate investing, she covers books, education, career and professional development, and lifestyle topics for both print and online outlets. Her credits include BELLA Magazine, LoopNet, Chase, SoFi, and CreditLoan. Barbara earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and her BA in English and Theatre from Wagner College. She enjoys reading, traveling, live music, and hanging out at home with her husband and dog.

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  • Nov

    4

    2021

    Adaptive Reuse Apartment Conversions Hit a New Record

    The pandemic shut down many offices and hotels across the country, but through adaptive reuse, these buildings will once again open, this time as apartments.

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  • Nov

    3

    2021

    Tiny Homes Can Lead to Not-So-Tiny Costs

    Tiny homes seem to be a more affordable option, but they can be risky and run up costs for investors.

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  • Oct

    31

    2021

    Da Bears in Da 'Burbs: Potential Impact on Real Estate?

    The Chicago Bears are leaving town for Arlington Heights, a suburb. The team's move could have a huge impact on both residential and commercial real …

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  • Oct

    25

    2021

    Will Netflix's New Bushwick Production Space Make Brooklyn Rents Soar Even More?

    The gap between Manhattan and Brooklyn rents has greatly decreased over the years. Now that Netflix is here, it might vanish completely.

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  • Oct

    22

    2021

    Yet Another Reason You Might Not Want to Invest in Gyms

    The recent launch of Peloton's private label apparel brand will further cement the company as a fitness leader. Gym investors should be sweating.

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  • Oct

    10

    2021

    Is the Second-Home Boom Fading?

    Based on a recent report compiled by second-home ownership platform Pacaso, the market for second homes is cooling off after a huge boom during the …

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  • Oct

    9

    2021

    The Big Apple Is Back: New York City Tops List of Most Expensive Rental Markets

    New York rental investors have much to be happy about. A high-priced sales market has forced people to rent longer, and data shows a growing …

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  • Oct

    6

    2021

    Are Home Classrooms a New Selling Point?

    Real estate data shows that homes with learning space sell faster than those that don't. Here's how investors can capitalize on homeowners' changing needs.

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  • Oct

    2

    2021

    Good Intentions or Grounds for Discrimination? What Landlords Need to Know About Requiring Vaccination for Tenants

    Can landlords require tenants to get vaccinated? It could close the door on many otherwise viable tenants and open the door to discrimination lawsuits.

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  • Sep

    22

    2021

    New National Geographic Documentary Shows Which Home Features Buyers Value Most

    CENTURY 21 Real Estate teamed up with National Geographic to create a documentary that shows what people want most in a home.

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  • Sep

    17

    2021

    How Much Value Does a Safe Neighborhood Offer Homebuyers?

    A survey by Vivint reports that safety is top of mind for many homebuyers, and they're willing to make some serious compromises and trade-offs to …

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  • Sep

    16

    2021

    IKEA's Buyback Program Launches in the US: The Investor Takeaway

    IKEA's focus is on sustainability, but this buyback program is also sustaining the company's bottom line.

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