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Posted on 09/13/2020
Should You Craft a Home Buying Checklist?
Regardless of when or where you search for a house, a home buying checklist is essential. With this checklist in hand, you can quickly and effortlessly discover a residence that suits you perfectly. Now, let's take a look at three factors to incorporate into your home buying checklist. 1. Your Home Buying Timeline Account for how much time is...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Factors to Consider Before You Accept an Offer to Purchase
If you receive an offer to purchase your home, you may have only a limited amount of time to decide whether to accept this proposal. As such, there are several factors you'll want to consider to determine whether to approve an offer to purchase your home. These factors include: 1. The Price of Your Home If you established a...
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Posted on 09/05/2020
Another Property Sold - 3103 Pankin Drive #3103, Carmel, NY 10512
NEW 55+ community living at it's best!! THE VILLAS AT SEMINARY HILL! This first floor End unit features 2 bedroom 2 baths, With open floor plan consists of living room, formal dining room, kitchen with island/break fast bar, hardwood floors throughout. Master bedroom w/walk in closet, Master bath completed with high quality tile and finishes. Second bedroom large closet & french door to balcony and hall bath with tiled floors. Laundry area, utility room. Still time to select your finishes. Enjoy the Club House with kitchen, fireplace, outdoor patio, bathroom. Badminton, a few small parks around the complex to sit and relax & walking...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
For Sale by Owner: Worth the Risk?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay For Sale by Owner (FSBO) can be an extremely tempting prospect for home sellers. If you don't have to pay the real estate commission, you can put more of the money from the house sale directly into your pocket. But it takes more of a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to successfully complete a home...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Types of VA Loans
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels Before you can get a VA loan or a VA-backed loan through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you'll first apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You must have served a certain number of days, depending on when you served, and you must have an honorable discharge if you are a veteran....
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Posted on 08/16/2020
How to Improve Your Home for Maximum ROI
Photo by Fotocraft via Shutterstock Many homeowners spend thousands of dollars on improvements and upgrades only to find out that the return on their investment (ROI) is less than $1 to $1. That means that for every dollar spent, the selling price of their home does not go up a corresponding dollar. In fact, very few home improvements...
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Posted on 08/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 6 Crestwood Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY 10707
Welcome home! This sun-filled Colonial is set high on a level plot on a tree lined street in the heart of Crestwood. Subject to a thoughtful restoration in the past four years, this home has returned to its former stately stature. Features include hardwood floors, 10 ceilings, 2 stone faced wood burning fireplaces, a picturesque covered porch with a corner alcove and spacious back/side yards for entertaining and updated windows. The kitchen has been renovated with new flooring, quartz countertops, an island, a farmhouse sink, and updated cabinets and electric for increased functionality. The dining room features a large bay window,...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
6 Advantages of Owning a Condo
Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash Owning a condo can provide you with the best of both worlds. While you own your unit, ownership of the common areas, land and building are shared. The other members of the condo association share costs with you. Either a property management company or the board of directors is responsible for making...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
5 Expert Tips for Cross-Town Moves
Image by skeeze from Pixabay Moving across town should be a little less stressful than moving from one state to another, but it does require some thinking ahead and careful planning. If you’re tackling a cross-town move, the better you plan, the easier the move will go. Here are some tips to make your move as easy as...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Common Issues First-Time Homebuyers Face
Photo by Avi Waxman on Unsplash Many people view purchasing property as a long-term goal, some see it as a rite of passage. Either way, buying a home for the first time can be an incredibly stressful experience. Those who are going through this process for the first time might be worried about making mistakes that may leave...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Great Tips for Outdoor Entertaining
Whether you're hosting outdoor gatherings in your own backyard or at another outdoor venue, there are a few elements you will need to consider carefully. The size of your space and the number of expected guests is only the beginning. You'll want to plan out the flow of traffic and access to certain areas. Seating is also an...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Pros, Cons, & Home Values of 55+ Communities
Image by 47shadesofgray from Pixabay Thinking of buying your next home in a 55+ community? You'll likely want to know the pros and cons, and whether the restriction makes your property hard to sell or bequeath in your will. Here are the key points to know. The Upside: Worry-Free Maintenance These communities are designed for low-maintenance ownership. Over-55...
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