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Posted on 05/12/2021
3 Benefits of Hiring a Home Staging Professional
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels While there are many parts of staging you can do yourself, there are some important benefits to hiring a professional. A professional home stager can help you prepare your home for the market and can use their expertise to sell your home quicker and for a higher price. Here are the three...
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Posted on 05/05/2021
Buying a Vacation Home May Be a Realistic Goal
Generally speaking, taking a family vacation can "recharge your battery," give you a new lease on life, and enable you to get back to work with a renewed sense of purpose. That's the ideal scenario when everything falls into place. However, if you're one of those families that are always looking for a new place to explore every year,...
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Posted on 05/04/2021
Another Property Sold - 34 Oregon Avenue, Medford, NY 11763
Full renovated in the heart of Old Medford. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout, kitchen with granite island and countertops and vaulted ceilings. Family room with fireplace, dining room, master suite with master bathroom. Three bedrooms, 2 full baths, new roof, siding, windows and burner. Full basement and attached garage on 3/4...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
Create Your Own Luxury With These 3 Celebrity-Inspired Home Ideas
Photo by Taryn Elliott from Pexels Using celebrity homes as a source of design inspiration can require some creative thinking. After all, it’s almost impossible to replicate exactly what some stars have in their homes. Luckily, there are ways to take ideas from extravagant star abodes and make them work in your own home on a smaller scale....
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Posted on 04/21/2021
New Construction: Tips for Aging-in-Place Design
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels New construction is typically a long-term investment, so it’s important to think ahead. You’ll want to make sure your new home will still offer a suitable place to live as you get older. Aging-in-place features can help ensure that your home remains a safe and comfortable environment well into the future. You...
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Posted on 04/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 30 Virginia Road, Centereach, NY 11720
Look no further in your search for your next home! This ranch-style with home newly renovated inside and out in 2020 will be "love at first site". New central air, economical natural gas heating, beautiful updated kitchen with all appliances & quartz counters, new gas stove, dishwasher, plus gas fireplace and Hardwood floors throughout (except bath & kit). Full basement with lots of storage, workbench utilities & a brand new washing machine. True Taxes only...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
Land Contract Vs. a Mortgage
Image by Shutterbug75 from Pixabay With a mortgage, a buyer is applying for financing to purchase the property in its entirety. They're relying on their credit and assets for approval before assuming responsibility of the full property. In a land contract, you're cutting out the need for a formal lender and relying on the seller to approve or...
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Posted on 04/13/2021
Video Tour - 260 Carman Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Don't miss this opportunity to own a pristine sprawling ranch on a quiet dead end street w/ no thru traffic, overlooking Swan River w/75' bulkhead 2 docks & 4 boat slips, 1/4 mile to the bay & 20 minutes to Fire Island. Enjoy the beautifully unobstructed water views and sunsets on you 60' deck w/hot tub or from inside Spectacular Waterview from Kitchen, DR & family rm. You will like your living in your own serene resort from sunrises to sunsets. Very spacious rooms, open layout for entertaining, family rm w/fplc, sliding glass doors off kitchen & DR 2 BR each having its own bath. Plenty of closets, alarm system, CAC, .5 bath...
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Posted on 04/13/2021
Video Tour - 260 Carman Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Don't miss this opportunity to own a pristine sprawling ranch on a quiet dead end street w/ no thru traffic, overlooking Swan River w/75' bulkhead 2 docks & 4 boat slips, 1/4 mile to the bay & 20 minutes to Fire Island. Enjoy the beautifully unobstructed water views and sunsets on you 60' deck w/hot tub or from inside Spectacular Waterview from Kitchen, DR & family rm. You will like your living in your own serene resort from sunrises to sunsets. Very spacious rooms, open layout for entertaining, family rm w/fplc, sliding glass doors off kitchen & DR 2 BR each having its own bath. Plenty of closets, alarm system, CAC, .5 bath...
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Posted on 04/07/2021
Smart Irrigation: Keeping the Green in Your Lawn, Home and Wallet
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels If you like to keep your lawn green and healthy year-round, then an irrigation system is key. But you don’t want any old irrigation setup, you need a smart system to enjoy green grass without a huge investment. Thankfully, many new home builders are putting weather smart irrigation systems in before they...
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Posted on 03/31/2021
Why Is a Property Inspection Important?
A home inspection may make or break the property buying journey. If you attend a home inspection and find no major issues with a residence, you may choose to move forward with your house purchase. However, if a home inspection reveals significant problems, you may decide to rework a home purchase agreement or walk away from this agreement altogether....
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Posted on 03/24/2021
Which Home Improvement Tasks Should You Tackle before Sale?
Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians via PixabayWhen you’re prepping your home to sell, your “to do” list can get quite long, quite quickly. Which projects do you really need to tackle before listing, and which are best left undone? Talking to your real estate agent is a good first step, but this guide will also give you...
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