Whether or not a buyer receives a mortgage is ultimately what can make or break the purchase of a new home. Without one, an individual may not be able to afford loan payments, taxes and insurance. To receive a loan in the first place, one must meet with a mortgage broker to find the right plan for them. There are also a few important questions to ask to help ensure the home buyer’s financial well-being.
Since becoming a hub of American affluence in the 1920s, Long Island has attracted some of the richest, most successful individuals in the entire world. And really, with everything our area has to offer, who can blame them? The estates of these millionaires and billionaires have since become well-known Long Island mansions, each contributing to New York history in their own unique way.
As the years go by, we see so many different fads and trends in real estate. Some stick, others fall by the wayside. Some are huge, market-shifting breakthroughs; others are small-scale concepts. Perhaps none smaller than tiny houses, America’s most recent real estate fascination. If you aren’t familiar with how this viral sensation came to be, then perhaps you need to catch an episode of HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters” to see what it’s all about.
Whether or not to build an addition to your home is one of the most important decisions that you’ll face as a home owner. If you have a growing family or an urgent need for more space, home additions could be exactly what you need. However, big money renovations have their obvious downsides. Here are a few ways to determine if this is the right option for you.
Sometimes air conditioning can be an absolute necessity for combatting the sweltering summer heat. That’s why a home typically consumes a greater amount of energy between June and September than it does throughout the rest of the year. Electric bills rise to astronomical highs during these months as a result. To reduce energy consumption and preserve some funds in the process, check out these summer savings that should do the trick if executed correctly.
Every year, when the summer rolls around, many people wonder whether or not they should look into possibly owning or leasing a vacation home. However, a large part of the process is determining the perfect location. In our area, there are so many interesting, scenic towns to choose from. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of neighborhoods where you’ll be sure to find the best Long Island vacation homes.
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.
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.
Everywhere across the world, people are beginning to convert their living spaces into fully-functional smart homes. They are residential buildings that utilize the newest and most modern technologies and innovations to bring more control to homeowners. However, owning a smart home has its fair share of pros and cons, which are further explored below.
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?