The Housing Challenges on Long Island

As the decade draws to a close, let’s take a look back at some of the housing challenges of recent years on Long Island and the outlook for the upcoming years. Two big factors in housing prices are supply and demand.  Too much supply and housing prices will plummet.  Low supply creates scarcity.  Low supply … Continued

4 Mistakes Home Sellers Make In Long Island

Selling a house is a huge financial transaction and it can be a long and complicated process. As a result, there are plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong and for sellers to make costly mistakes. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. With some planning and knowledge, along with a good measure … Continued

How To Use Color To Sell Your House In Long Island

You know you need to do some repainting when preparing to sell your house in order to make it more appealing to buyers. You may get by with just some touch-up, or you may have to repaint large portions of both the exterior and the interior. Either way, you need to choose the right color(s) … Continued

Pricing Your Home In The Long Island – 5 Things To Consider

Pricing your home correctly just may be the most critical factor in the entire home-sale process. Pricing for a timely sale is key because, as numerous studies have shown, the longer a home sits on the market, the less money it will ultimately fetch when it finally does sell. You certainly don’t want to price … Continued

A Breakdown of Closing Costs for Buyers And Sellers In Long Island

When you buy a house, there are more costs than the down payment and the mortgage. And when you sell a house, there are costs then, too. Both buyers and sellers pay fees at closing.  Understanding closing costs can prevent surprises and unexpected financial challenges. Here’s a breakdown of closing costs for buyers and sellers … Continued

4 Surprising Things Home Sellers Face In Long Island

Selling a house can be a long, complex process with any number of speed bumps and obstacles along the way. In fact, there are quite a few things that can go wrong at the eleventh hour, as any experienced home seller/real estate agent knows. However, being prepared and armed with the appropriate knowledge will help … Continued

Tips For Using Curb Appeal To Sell Your House In Long Island

Curb appeal is everything that makes a home look good from the curb – well-tended lawn, complementary landscaping, freshly painted trim, lack of exterior clutter, appealing entry area, fencing in tip-top shape, and more. Curb appeal is what creates that all-important great first impression. Without it, potential buyers may not even tour the inside of … Continued