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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

How a Smart Home can be Both an Advantage and Disadvantage

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: residential real estate, home improvement, smart home

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

Proven Home Security Tips to Ensure Safer Long Island Living

Posted by Collin McGorty on Apr 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Protecting your home is essential for ensuring the safety of your family and possessions. When you buy a new home, there are certain preventive measures and actions that you can take to safeguard it. Check out these home security tips so you can fortify your living space the right way.

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Topics: residential real estate, buying a house, home security

Setting a House Sale Price that will get your Property Sold

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you’re looking to get your home sold in a timely manner, it’s important that you set a reasonable, attainable sales price to interest and attract potential buyers. Depending on your individual property, there are several factors that can determine your house sale price.

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Topics: residential real estate, Selling, Finance, house sale

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

Why an Open House is Still the Way to Go for Sellers

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

If you’re trying to sell your home, it’s important that you are aware of every avenue that you can pursue a potential sale through. Although many people wrote them off years ago, an open house is still one of the best ways to attract qualified buyers.

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Topics: residential real estate, Selling, open house, home staging

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

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

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