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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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Above and Beyond Real Estate - Compassion Jared Christiansen wants us to write a post about how we went above and beyond for our clients. I always know that I do, but this one client came to mind immediately. In the world of real estate, when you hear that someone doesn't have money, others will ...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Babylon Village Housing Values for September 2014 This Babylon Village Real Estate Market Report is by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff with Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon Village The chart below reflects the real estate market for the past 11 years. Overall for September, the median sold price fo...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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11 Reasons Why Real Estate Is Not Easy  Buyer's bank gave us a clear to close on a coop and the bank said, "oopsie" we didn't get the insurance certificate for the coop development although we requested it 16 days ago. Bank never followed up but I spent almost 7 hours getting the insurance certif...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Will Updating Half of My Long Island NY Home Hurt the Other Half? It really depends upon which half you update and which half you leave alone. If you update the kitchen, freshly paint the other rooms, rip up carpeting and finish the hardwood floors underneath but leave the basement alone, then no...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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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...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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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...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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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...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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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...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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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....

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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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...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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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...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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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...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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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...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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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...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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When Was the Last Time a Babylon Village House Sold for $1,000,000? I have never been asked this question but I did ask myself this last night. I researched the million dollar home price range for Babylon Village starting with 2003 to date. ***Please note that the house #'s have been omitted for ...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Don't Ask Me to List Your Long Island NY House With all the "hype" we see on tv about how it is a seller's market. Low inventory is abound. That is true in many parts of the country. The Long Island, NY real estate market is also in a seller's market but not everywhere. There are some challenged ...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Babylon NY Housing Values March 2014 by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff with Century 21 AA Realty of Lindenhurst (631) 703-0201 In March 2014, the Babylon NY real estate market median sales price was $361,000 up 8.08%% from March 2013. From January 2014 to March 2014 the median sales price is $370,000. ...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
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Open House   Babylon, NY  2/9/14 12:00 - 2:00 PMView this Babylon Home In Detail    This home is located in the much sought after Babylon Village School district. Click Here For Driving Directions to 282 Old Farmingdale Rd., Babylon NY     Open House Babylon, NY 2/9/14 2:30 - 4:30 PM RE/MAX Witt...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
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Open House   Babylon, NY  1/26/14 12:00 - 2:00 PMVew this Babylon Home In Detail      This home is located in the much sought after Babylon Village School district. Click Here For Driving Directions to 282 Old Farmingdale Rd., Babylon NY    To Learn About Buyer Representation Click Here    Click...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
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Open House   Babylon, NY  1/19/14 12:00 - 2:00 PMVew this Babylon Home In Detail    This home is located in the much sought after Babylon Village School district. Click Here For Driving Directions to 282 Old Farmingdale Rd., Babylon NY     Open House Babylon, NY 1/19/14 2:30 - 4:30 PM RE/MAX Wit...

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