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What Are Buyer Exclusions in a Long Island NY Listing Agreement? When buying a Long Island home, sometimes you will see the term: Buyer Exclusions. This means that the seller will take with them certain items that normally stay with the home. The list below will give you an idea of items that gen...
09/25/2014
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Is Zillow Accurate? This question was asked of me recently and I said, no, Zillow is not accurate and here are the reasons why: In order to obtain an accurate property values, someone has to see your house. They have to see any improvements you have done over the recent years. Tell me, did a Zill...
09/24/2014
The Kiss of Death for a House on the Market There are certain verbiage you see in house listings descriptions that make you go, "really?" "It won't last long" is the kiss of death for a house on the market. Every time I see it, I bookmark it and sure enough these homes are still on the market inc...
09/24/2014
Will Installing Solar Panels on My Long Island Home Raise its Value? I received a call from a homeowner yesterday who asked me this question. Installing solar panels on your home will not raise the market value. It could be more saleable but solar panels are too new yet to determine that fact. In...
09/22/2014
The Agent with the Highest Listing Price Wins! Picture it, you sit down with a real estate agent because you want to know what your 3 bedroom, 1 bath with tiny property, home is worth. Agent #1 says your home will sell at $350,000. That reality doesn't sit well with you so you call another agent....
09/21/2014
Can I Have a Basement Apartment in the Town of Babylon? You can never have a basement apartment in the Town of Babylon and the same goes for most towns across Long Island. If you want living space in the basement you have to have egress windows installed so people have an escape route just in cas...
09/18/2014
Plan Your Home Sale like You Would Plan Your Vacation It's the calls that real estate agents dread. "I want to sell my house. How much is it worth and what do you charge"? These questions are asked over the phone mostly in part because they do not have the time to sit down for a few hours with an...
09/17/2014
Pet Friendly Condos for Sale in Suffolk County There are 969 pet-friendly condos for sale in Suffolk County. Prices range from $18,500 (mobile home development) to $2.45M in Northport, NY. Property taxes range from $3,336 to $25, 139.30. Maintenance fees/Common Charges range from $42.00 per month...
09/16/2014
Facebook Etiquette 101 Facebook was created to keep in touch with family, friends who do not live near us. Sharing photos to show everyone how big the kids are growing, the new house you bought, you got engaged, etc. Pretty much life's milestones. Of course Facebook has evolved beyond that now wi...
09/15/2014
Listing Agent Long Island NY - "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" Richie Allan Naggar has come up with a great contest called, "Scratch The Itch with Rich". It challenges us to come up with a tag line/slogan that reflects our business and who we are. "Moving at The Speed of YOU" took a long time to be...
09/14/2014
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