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Posted on 01/24/2021
A Common-Sense Approach to House Hunting
When buying a house, especially your first home, it's all too easy to make impulsive decisions and fail to "see the forest for the trees." Although it's impossible to ignore your emotional reactions to a house for sale, it's vital to look at the big picture and make sure there are no red flags being ignored or glossed over....
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Posted on 01/19/2021
101 Old Country Rd, E. Quogue, NY 11942 is now new to the market!
Custom 2017 Post Modern Home, Turn Key, Sunny Open Floor Plan, For 1: LR w FP, DR, Den, Granite, Stainless Chefs Kitchen, Laundry/Pantry, Full Ceramic Bath. For 2: Cathedral En suite Master bdrm, 3 additional bedrooms and Bath. OHA and CAC. There is a covered front porch, a rear deck, 2 car attached garage and a full egress basement with interior, exterior access on a very private landscaped...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Security Habits That Help Keep Your Home Safer
While there's a lot to be said for the value of high-tech home security systems, there are many basic, inexpensive things you can do to safeguard your home from intruders. Keeping your home secure begins with awareness, good communication, and positive habits. Where does good communication come into play? One example is the need to have a trusted neighbor...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Homebuying Tips: How to Monitor the Housing Market
If you want to purchase your dream house at a great price, you should monitor the real estate sector closely. That way, you can identify housing market patterns and trends and map out your homebuying journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you track the housing market so you can speed up your home...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
DIY: Fix Your Windows & Door Screens
Photo by Chris Thornton from Pexels Thanks to screens, we can enjoy being outdoors without all the dirt and insects. Open windows let the breeze in without letting in anything else, and we can picnic on our screened-in porches without the bug spray. Screens can generally take a lot of wear and tear, but when subjected to winds,...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Try These Easy Potato Side Dish Recipes
Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash Potatoes go well with almost any main course you serve for dinner, which makes them one of the most common side dish ingredients. If you’re looking for something different to make instead of the usual mashed potatoes or baked potatoes, consider these easy side dish recipes. Roasted Potatoes with Garlic The garlic...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Save on Your Mortgage - Shop First
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via Pixabay Of course, you want to stay within your budget when buying a house. You certainly want value for your dollar. But a buyer should never lose sight of the fact what they truly desire is getting the home they want and that fits their needs. To that end, potential buyers may put...
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Posted on 12/16/2020
474 Montauk Highway, E. Quogue, NY 11942 is now new to the market!
This is a pre existing 1 story office building with potential for mixed residential and office...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Before Selling Your Home, Assess Your Equity
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay The equity in your home plays a major role in how much profit you'll make off the sale, but it's not always simple to determine just how much of the home you own (even if you haven't refinanced). Here are a few tips to understand equity and how you can use it to...
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Posted on 12/07/2020
27 Walnut Ave, E. Quogue, NY 11942 now has a new price of $749,000!
Custom Traditional 2 Story Hamptons Style Home, Quiet Cul De Sac in Village South. Turn Key 5 bedroom 4 bath with 2 large master suites, 2 living rooms, den, chefs kitchen, 2 car attached garage. brite sunny home, immaculate move in. Like new reno...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
What Home Buyers Should Know About Appraisals
Home appraisals are an important part of the buying and selling process. Lenders use appraisals to make sure that the home is worth what the borrower is paying. A home’s appraisal value is based on a number of factors, all of which we’ll discuss in this post. Whether you’re a buyer, seller, or are just learning about the process...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Home Improvements to Broaden the Appeal of Your Home
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Those considering the sale of their home will often consider the return on investment (ROI) of any such improvement. You don't, after all, want to spend $20,000 on a major improvement that will likely only see a $5,000 payback after the sale. But improvements also have other benefits. For one, they can...
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