Jessica Milton

Mirador Agent Jessica Milton Featured In Brick Underground Talking Penthouse 101

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PC: Brick Underground

Are penthouses still as valuable as they once were? What should you actually know before making the investment?

Mirador agent Jessica Milton recently shared all there is to know about penthouses, including the pros and cons, estimated prices, and present-day allure.

One major pro that Milton shares is the convenience of no odd noises above you. “Being on the top floor in a penthouse means no more wondering what your upstairs neighbor is doing to make that noise that is keeping you up, interrupting your meditation, or killing your workflow." On the other hand, “More maintenance will be necessary,” Jessica says.

If you're thinking of making the leap, there are now many more penthouses to choose from. In fact, "Most buildings will have a penthouse,” Milton says. Read up on the rest of the must-knows on Brick Underground's site here.

Mirador's Jessica Milton Talks Improvements To Increase Resale Value

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PC: Country Living Magazine

Remodeling a home is a process that can benefit you both in the moment and in the long run, giving you a space that you love, while increasing the property's investment. Mirador agent Jessica Milton gives Liberty Hardware some expert tips and tricks that will turn any room into a more desirable, high-selling space.

The living room is one of the first areas any potential homebuyer sees, and however the room is set up greatly impacts their final decision. Luckily, Jessica shows that it doesn't take a great amount of effort to create a seamless update.

“When prepping your home for sale, it is important to realize that many potential buys will have different needs in a living space than you. It's important to create a space that allows potential buyers to visualize putting their own stamp on the space," Jessica says on ways to increase resale value.

"Ripping up any carpet and laying down floors is extremely helpful- buyers today just aren't looking for that and although a relatively simple process, it can seem daunting to first-time homeowners. If you are looking for something minimal with maximum effect, paint your home white! Everyone's color palette is different, so that red/navy/off-white you love, may shrink a room or create a situation where an offensive color turns a buyer off.”

Read the full article in Liberty Hardware here.

Mirador’s Jessica Milton Featured in DNAInfo on Mass Transit Issues Affecting Real Estate

With the L train shutdown on the horizon, brokers are finding it more difficult to rent apartments in the Brooklyn area. Mirador Real Estate broker Jessica Milton says “A lot of people have been concerned and reluctant to move off of the L train,” To make up for this, landlords have to compensate by giving a free month’s rent or accepting renters with credit issues.

Residents are also looking at alternatives to NYC, In Jessica’s experience. “I have a few artist friends who are giving up and moving out of the city and can’t handle it anymore. They’re going upstate. A lot of people are looking at Kingston because they have artist-subsidized lofts up there,” she says.

Read the full article here.

Common Questions Not to Ask Your Broker, Mirador’s Jessica Milton Featured in Brick Underground

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Brick Underground recently polled prominent brokers to find out “the most outlandish requests new NYC renters make.” Those new to the city often have unrealistic expectations of the real estate market, the agents say, such as hopes of fitting a king-size bed into a tiny apartment, or getting a pad with a private outdoor space.

One of the featured brokers is Mirador Real Estate’s Jessica Milton. She says the most common unrealistic question she hears from renters is whether they can use their roommate’s guarantor as their own. “Leases cannot be guaranteed in part,” she tells Brick Underground. “If you all don’t make 40 times the rent combined, then you all need a guarantor(s) who earn 80 times.”

Jessica also notes, “This year, a lot of first-time apartment shoppers seem to be looking to move in and then think they can just sublet for the summer and move back in come September. While this is possible, it’s not practical and most landlords will not allow this.”

Read the full article here.

Mirador’s Jessica Milton Featured in the Observer: Rapid Aging of In-Home Tech

With technology and home innovation accelerating at hyper-speed, the New York City real estate market is straddling a difficult line of adhering to technology trends while remaining timeless. Something that has proved challenging as once cool iPod docks and other dated technologies remain in homes long past their “cool” date.

The Observer spoke to Mirador Real Estate agent Jessica Milton about how some of these older technologies prove useful for buyers looking for specific needs. She recalls how a dumbwaiter featured in an older apartment was passed over by 90 percent of potential clients, but for her final buyers was seen as an amazing benefit. One that improved their lives by helping them easily move things between their residential space and in-home office. For more information about aging technology in the market and how New York City real estate is adapting, read the full article here.