New York City offers homeowners endless opportunity

When you begin shopping for a new home, consider looking into real estate in New York, NY. The city offers homeowners a wide array of cultural, entertainment and educational opportunities, as it hosts various theaters, universities and museums.

In fact, when you live in New York City, you can attend morning classes at Columbia University, headquartered at 116th Street and Broadway, visit the famous Museum of Modern Art on 11 West 53rd Street in the afternoon and enjoy an evening out at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre watching "Once," which garnered 11 nominations for the 2012 Tony Awards all in one day.

With the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projecting a slow, gradual upward housing market path in 2012, finding a home may be easier than even in the Big Apple. The Association says that historically low mortgage rates make it easier to obtain financial loans, and with rates expected to remain below 5 percent for the remainder of 2012, the time to buy in New York City is now.

When looking for a new home, consider the Big Apple for its proximity to culture, art and business.