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Barbara 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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  • Mar

    1

    2021

    Is Clubhouse the Social Media App Real Estate Investors Have Been Waiting For?

    Clubhouse, a new social media app, could open up investors to new opportunities and networking.

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  • Feb

    27

    2021

    2 Restaurant Chains Plan Drive-Thrus in 2021: Will Others Follow?

    Drive-thrus offer safe, convenient dining options that are good for a restaurant's bottom line.

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  • Feb

    25

    2021

    Will New York's Instant Lottery Ticket App Hurt Convenience Stores?

    Convenience stores might see a drop in customers now that mobile gambling apps make it possible to play from home.

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  • Feb

    20

    2021

    Can Pop Culture-Themed Rooms Boost Hotel Bookings?

    Themed hotel rooms could boost bookings, but probably only for the short term.

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  • Feb

    16

    2021

    8 Reasons a Luxury Property Isn't Selling

    Here are eight reasons luxury properties often linger on the market or sell for much less than asking price.

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  • Feb

    15

    2021

    Are Casinos Coming to Manhattan?

    Faced with a $15 billio- dollar deficit, Governor Cuomo is considering casino proposals for Midtown.

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  • Feb

    13

    2021

    Can a Building's Design Affect Mental Health? Apparently, Yes

    A building designed to feel more open and connected with the outdoors can have a positive effect on mental health.

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  • Feb

    8

    2021

    Shower Remodel: Worth the Investment?

    A shower remodel can create an attractive bathroom homebuyers will love. But will it increase ROI?

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  • Feb

    7

    2021

    Should You Invest in a Corner Lot?

    There are benefits and drawbacks to investing in a property on a corner lot.

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  • Feb

    4

    2021

    Should You Renovate a Studio Apartment Into a 1-Bedroom?

    A studio upgrade to a one-bedroom isn't always a good idea. Here's what investors should consider first.

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  • Feb

    3

    2021

    Can a St. Joseph Statue Help Sell Your House Faster?

    Burying a St. Joseph statue in the yard of a property you are looking to sell might help you find a buyer more quickly.

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  • Jan

    31

    2021

    What Is a Bonus Room, and Is It Worth the Investment?

    Find out what a bonus room actually is and how you can make the space work best for your property.

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