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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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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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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.