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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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How To Interview A Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home - What You Didn't Think To Ask! As a Realtor®, I meet a lot of homeowners during the course of my day. I am always amazed at how they do not know to ask certain questions or have knowledge about marketing, market value, commission, and e...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Hit and Run Auto Accident Babylon Village North Carll Avenue and West Main Street on 1/24/10 at 755 p.m. If you saw this accident take place, please call (631)854-8100 the 1st precinct located on Route 109 in West Babylon. I was in my office tonight and heard a thud outside then I heard the sound...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Top 10 U.S. Cities Where It's Smarter To Buy For people who want to own a home, the premium to buy—the spread between what they’d spend to rent and what they’d pay for a mortgage—is much lower than the 15-year average in many cities. To determine what cities are smart buys, Forbes magazine compu...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Long Island Real Estate Market - Suffolk County In 2008 & 2009 Suffolk County Homes That Sold For 2008Over 500 Homes Closed In 2008Average Listing Price: $393,892.00Sold Price: $368,603.00Percentage Difference: 5.08%Property Taxes: $10,283.00High Listing Price: $2,499,000.00Sold Price: $2,412,500...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Long Island Real Estate Market - Suffolk County Suffolk County Homes Under Contract For 2008168 Homes Under Contract In 2008Average Listing Price: $318,551.00Property Taxes: $6,863.00High Listing Price: $1,350,000.00Property Taxes: $18,010.00Low Listing Price: $22,000.00Property Taxes: $2,328.66 ...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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FHA To Toughen Down Payment Rules The Federal Housing Administration will raise the minimum down payment for its least credit-worthy borrowers, agency announced Tuesday. Borrowers with credit-rating scores below 580 will be required to put down at least 10 percent. Those with a credit score above...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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These emails make me laugh! Reference No: EDN-L/L-1917. Int. Claims Dept. Tele2.nl/Microsoft Corporations: Customer Service You’re Reference No: EDN-L/L-1917: You’re Batch No: 2010/703/MIC. Tele2.nl/Microsoft, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.P.S.) he...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Things To Do On Valentine's Day On Long Island and New York City I found things to do on Valentine's Day for everyone! Valentine's Day In Manhattan Single Mingle Weekend Dating Local Wine and Beer Tasting Water's Edge Restaurant in Long Island City Romantic Dinners in Manhattan and Brooklyn Marri...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Ebay - The In's and Out's As a former ebay seller of children's boutique clothing, most people think they are getting a good deal when they buy on ebay. Ebay is not what it used to be when it first started. You could get anything for cheap. Those days are long gone. What about handbags like Coach...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Long Island Real Estate Market - Suffolk County Suffolk County Home Listing Prices For 2008Average Listing Price: $639,513.00Property Taxes: $9,177.00High Listing Price: $14,500,000.00Property Taxes: $71,758.00Low Listing Price: $65,000.00Property Taxes: $199.99 Suffolk County Home Listing Prices...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer I don't know about anyone else, but I wouldn't be able to sleep without a carbon monoxide detector. This past Sunday morning, ours stopped working and I told my husband I will not be able to sleep without one working in the house. We bought the one pictured by...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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I'm a Realtor. I get up early even on the weekends. I got up at 7 and this is "sleeping in" for me. At 8 a.m. my dog starts to bark so loud I jumped right off the chair. Then I hear a knock on my door. "Someone better be dead" I said to myself. I open the door and there are 2 Jehovah's Witness w...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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First Time Home Buyers And Payment Shock! Earlier this week I met my clients at my office to meet with our Coldwell Banker Mortgage Professional to have them get their pre-approval redone by her. The first person that "pre-approved" them disappeared on my clients and they never received a pre-ap...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Colon Cancer - Get Off The Pot! No pun intended. Really. I just got a call from a friend and her husband is in the hospital. 2 days ago he went there because for a few days before that, he was throwing up and had stomach discomfort. He is not one to take medicine or go to the hospital so I could ...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Haiti Earthquake This earthquake in Haiti hit 7.0 on the Richter scale. We see on the news the total devastation that Haiti is enduring. Too early to figure out a death and missing toll. As I watch the news, I'm thinking how lucky we are to be living in America. Yes, in certain areas we have hig...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Babylon Village Real Estate - Where Were The Buyers?!?!??! I sent a mailing to an expired listing located in Babylon Village, New York, a few days ago. I received an email from the homeowner asking me and 2 other agents not to send mailings and to not come to his door. "My house was on the marke...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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GoogleBot - Since I've been using Sitemeter to see how people find my blog and real estate website, I've been seeing the location: Mountainview, California a lot. It was making me a little concerned because it's many times per day, everyday. They would view many pages and the duration times were...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Long Island Real Estate - Home Buyer Tax Credit Extended & Expanded This tax credit is not just for first-time home buyers anymore. This needs to be posted again for a reminder not to miss out on it if you can afford to buy a home! Under the new law, an eligible taxpayer must buy, or enter into ...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Long Island Real Estate - How Much Is That Cheap Listing Costing YOU? I call on expired listings daily. Time and time again I see how low the commission rate was and then I know why that particular home didn't sell. You know the saying, "you get what you pay for". It is true in all aspects of li...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Long Island Real Estate - Home Buyers - Buy Or Walk Away?   I decided to hit the clearance racks at Marshalls last weekend. It's been very cold out with high winds and I was determined to find a great parking spot! I go halfway down one aisle and saw a spot. Hmmm, I think I could do better so I w...

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