Town Residential Sees Cooling of NYC Real Estate

For the past few years, one of the brightest real estate markets in the country has been the New York City luxury real estate market. While prices for high-end condos and other projects in New York City have increased in value considerably in recent years, it appears that the trends is declining.

While the average sales price in New York City is up about 17% compared to where it was just one year ago, the average price is heavily inflated by just a few major developments across the city. When taking that into consideration, the average price is pretty stagnant compared to other real estate markets across the country. Along with the decline in median sales price, the amount of sales is likely to slow down in the coming year. Part of this is due to the fact that interest rates are likely to rise in the next 12 months, but it is also due to the fact that many developers and sellers are taking units off the market. It seems that some sellers may choose to convert the units to rental for a few years until the pace of the market picks back up in the future.

According to the chief executive at Town Residential, the main reason why property values have cooled is that sellers finally see the increases to be unrealistic and that homes that have been listed for sale for awhile will likely see price declines. The opinion from Town Residential is highly regarded as the company is considered one of the premier real estate firms in the city. Town Residential provides a number of different brokerage and leasing services to individual owners and larger corporate developers across the city.

Town Residential is also well known for its premier market research capabilities. The company spends a considerable amount of time analyzing sales in all areas of the city.

Yeonmi Park’s Survival Story

In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park is an Amazon released book that offers insight about the plight of North Koreans. Through the book, Yeonmi reveals of the suffering she went through and which a great number of North Koreans endure to this very day.

The author details how her family suffered under the dictatorial leadership of Kim Jong-Un. She sheds light into how she and her mother were deceived, betrayed and later sold into sexual slavery after escaping into China. Yeonmi Park tells of the experiences and hardships they went through in China as they searched for her sister before making way to Seoul, South Korea. According to the author, this was freedom to her and her mother. By realizing how her story could be an inspiration to many in North Korea, Park decided to write the book. In Order to Live has been described as heartbreaking but yet with hope.

Yeonmi Park story and life begins in Hyesan, North Korea. During the 1990s, when the Hyesan economy collapsed, there was no food and people were left to fend for themselves. In order to survive the famine that had rocked her hometown, Park’s father resorted to smuggling. Her father was consequently arrested by the North Korean police. He was later released and reunited with his family. The family planned to escape to China but unfortunately, Park’s elder sister left for China without notifying them.

They escaped into China by crossing the border with the help of human traffickers and brokers. Park went with her mother after her father fell ill and fearing he would slow them down he stayed behind in North Korea. Some traffickers threatened to expose them to the authorities unless Yeonmi Park and her mother had sex with them. Park’s mother had no choice but to offer herself for their own safety. After settling in China, Park arranged for her father to be smuggled into China months later. He died a year later after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

Park and her mother finally found refuge in Seoul on 1st April 2009. While in South Korea, the two found jobs and Park continued with her education. They finally reunited with her sister in 2014. Park started writing and speaking about their life in North Korea. The Washington Post and the Reason TV have interviewed her on several occasions.


FreedomPop Receives More Funding

FreedomPop CEO, Stephen Stokols recently shared some very interesting news about the mobile company’s expansion plans in an article that appeared in RCR Wireless. It is also interesting to note that FreedomPop operates on the Sprint Network. Sprint is a network that offers superior quality connections. The CEO of FreedomPop shared the news that his organization received millions of dollars in funding. This funding will make it possible for the organization to expand in this country and internationally. The funding will also make it possible for the organization to avert potential takeovers by outsiders.

FreedomPop is changing the way that people view mobile connections. Most people think that they must pay high fees for good quality mobile connections along with signing a contract. However, FreedomPop offers customers several plans. They even offer a free option that provides limited access. For example, about 500MB data along with 200 text, voice minutes, along with unlimited text. Heavy mobile users might prefer one of their paid options. Still, the paid options are very affordable.

The FreedomPop Advantages
Still, a lot of people would like to know more about FredomPop. What are the advantages associated with this new kid on the block? The top advantage is that the customer does not have to sign a long contract with FreedomPop. The customer is allowed to cancel their service at any time. They also offer their own phones that are very affordable.

Join FreedomPop
Consumers that are on a budget or anyone that is tired of signing long contracts with a mobile phone service, should consider joining FreedomPop. Getting started with their mobile service is easy. Simply visit their site and purchase one of their mobile phones.


Premium Dog Food Sales


The billion dollar market for premium dog food has surged in sales in the last few years. More people are beginning to realize and be okay with spending the extra money to feed their animals premium, high quality dog food. The market has increased vastly with the all new dog food that promotes quality ingredients that we actually eat like lean meats full of protein, hearty vegetables from the farmers down the road and whole grains harvest right out of the field. Whatever kind of premium dog food you choose, you want to make sure that the ingredients are natural and plentiful. Many consumers are finding that their pets really enjoy the wholesome dog food and it makes them feel better to know that they’re feeding their animals something healthy that is going to increase the longevity of their life.

One premium dog food brand on the market is Purina Beneful. They have been producing high quality dog food for many years, and have a lot of experience delivering premium products for our best friend. They are part of the family and they should eat like they are too. Beneful understand that when we as humans eat healthier ingredients, we feel better, so why not feed our animals those type of foods. They will appreciate it in the long run. Beneful takes pride in testing their dog food, whether it be in a can, bag or box of treats, to ensure that it has the best quality offered for your animal.

Many premium dog food manufactures like Beneful are working towards the idea that the dogs should be eating what their ancestors eat. Wolves are primitive animals that thrive on natural ingredients that are found in nature and in the wild. Manufacturers have realized that these are the types of ingredients that dogs need to stay healthy and agile, and they are basing their brands off of this.