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A Pre-Listing Inspection Gives Sellers the Advantage

One commonly overlooked, but cost-effective way to get the best price or even more money for your home is a pre-listing home inspection. Typically, the buyer gets the home inspection when purchasing your home. So as a seller, why would you want to get a pre-inspection? One of the biggest advantages a pre-listing inspection is the ability for you to pinpoint key issues or major repairs before the house goes on the market. Leaving the Read More

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Ruth, Satish, Howell and Bill Take LIBOR Leadership Roles

Pam and Joe Moshé are pleased to applaud Ruth F. Pfeffer, Vidyavrat “Satish” Chandra, Howell Silverman and William “Bill” Moseley for each of their respective appointments to leadership roles within the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR) for 2017. Ruth was named as a Director of LIBOR for 2017 and as President-elect for the Central Nassau Chapter of LIBOR, for which she is serving her second year as a Director. A graduate of Hofstra University, Read More

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It’s a Sellers Market on Long Island – Home prices are up 8.7%

If you have been thinking about selling your home, now is the time! The Long Island housing market is alive and well. Home prices are up 8.7%! According to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, the January 2017 closed median home price for Long Island, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens housing data, was $420,000 representing an 8.7% increase over last year. Also, the total amount of residential inventory is down almost 20%. Meaning, Read More

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Charles Rutenberg Realty Caps Off a Season of Giving with Movie Theater Event for Homeless Children

  PATCHOGUE, NY – January 3, 2017 – On Saturday, December 31, 2016, Charles Rutenberg Realty Owners Pam and Joe Moshe hosted a “Movie Day” to provide holiday happiness to approximately 75 children currently living in Community Housing Innovations, Inc.’s (CHI) emergency housing units. The event was held at Elwood Cinemas in East Northport, NY and children were treated to a screening of either “SING” or “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, along with a Read More

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Advice on How to Stage a Perfect Open House during the Winter Season

Charles Rutenberg Realty’s Joe Moshé Offers Advice on How to Stage a Perfect Open House during the Winter Season Wintertime is usually the most difficult time of the year to sell a house. The snow, cold weather and icy road conditions keep prospective homebuyers indoors while many houses remain unsold. Joe Moshé, Broker/Owner, Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc., says the winter weather should not be used as an excuse for a lack of interested buyers and, Read More

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Do You Need a Real Estate Agent?

Many people think that not using a real estate agent will save them money, but keep in mind that it is unlikely that both the buyer and seller will reap the benefits of not having to pay commissions. There’s a lot of money involved and every penny counts. If your head starts spinning as soon as it’s time to roll up your sleeves and dive into the house search, you may be thinking about hiring a real estate agent. But is this a good move? Here are some things to consider.