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Is it a Buyer’s or Seller's Market? What Each Means for You

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it is essential that you are aware of the latest trends in the real estate market. That means you should generally know whether or not it’s a buyer’s or seller's market. Check out these easy ways to tell which is which and discover what market we’re in right now.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, seller's market

Rising Real Estate Values and other Housing Trends to Watch

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The real estate industry relies on many different factors to influence the latest developments in housing trends. The economy and any legislation that affects it is always going to be a significant reason that the housing market fluctuates or remains stable, especially on Long Island. Therefore, you always have to pay attention to rising real estate values and any other relevant trends that may affect you and your housing situation.  

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, home value

Is Real Estate Investing Right for You? A Closer Look

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you have the means to do so, owning real estate properties is a reliable source of income. However, if you’re unfamiliar with the industry, you may not know if you’re equipped with the tools to handle such a responsibility. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of factors that can help you decide whether or not real estate investing is right for you at this time.

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Topics: investing in commercial real estate, Buying, investment property, real estate investing

A Real Estate Agent Break-Up Guide: When Enough is Enough

Posted by Collin McGorty on Apr 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

No one ever said buying or selling a home was easy, especially without the trusty guidance of a real estate agent. However, sometimes your experience with an agent isn’t all that you hoped it would be. Sometimes, the only solution is going your separate ways. But how are you going to know the time is right?

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, Real estate broker, real estate agent

How an Interest Rate Hike Can Affect Homebuyers and Owners

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In December of 2016, the Federal Reserve decided to increase the key overnight bank lending rate by a quarter of a percent for only the second time since the 2008 financial crisis. It may not seem like much, and it may only be a short-term deal, but this will produce major consequences for the housing market and affect long-term loan rates for homes.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Finance, interest rate

A Review of Mortgage Points and their Savings

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When purchasing a new home, there is a seemingly endless number of factors that go into deciding how much you will pay. There’s your mortgage, taxes, insurance, closing fees and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. However, there are also ways that you can save yourself some money down the line. One way is by purchasing mortgage points.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Mortgage, mortgage points

How to Begin a Property Search for the First Time

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With all that goes into buying a home, it can be difficult to figure out exactly where to start. A home purchase could be the most you’ll ever spend in your life, so you shouldn’t take it lightly. If you’re trying to determine where to start your first property search, use these tips.

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Topics: Buying, buying your first home, Mortgage, property search, buying a house

Answers to All of Your Questions about Buying a House

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Buying a house is often a tricky, convoluted process, especially when it’s your first time. For so many people, a home purchase is usually the most expensive thing they buy in their lifetime. Inevitably, you’re going to have some questions along the way. Luckily, we have the answers.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, buying your first home, realtor, buying a house

Why You Still Need a Real Estate Broker in the Internet Age

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

You can find just about anything on the internet these days. That includes a seemingly endless number of websites dedicated to real estate listings for sale by owner. The ease and convenience of searching for property online is evident, but hiring a real estate broker is always going to be more reliable.  

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, commercial property, Real estate broker

Homeless Veterans Find Affordable Housing in Nassau County

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 25, 2016 2:41:17 PM

Long Island recently ended the veteran housing crisis that has plagued Nassau and Suffolk Counties for so many years. There was a real need to provide safe, affordable housing for veterans and their families. Housing complexes like the one S&D oversees at Mitchel Field were created to ensure there are no homeless veterans left behind on the streets of Long Island.

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Topics: Buying, Long Island Real Estate, Nassau County, homeless veterans

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