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Are Home Additions Really Worth the Time and Effort?

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

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.

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Topics: residential real estate, Selling, investment property, home additions

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

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

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

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

How Does Property Value Determine When to Buy or Sell?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

For most people, buying a home is the biggest purchase they’ll ever make in their lifetime; so naturally, there’s a good amount of planning and preparation that goes into the process. On the flip side, deciding to sell your property is also a milestone financial decision in any homeowner’s life. Choosing whether to buy or sell a home depends on your situation, the market and property value. Here are some factors that should go into making your big decision.

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Topics: Buying, Selling, Tips, property value

Home Staging Tips that will get your House Sold in No Time

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you’re in the market to sell your home, you probably want it sold with a high return on interest and ideally in a timely manner. In the past few years, a new trend has gained steam towards becoming one of the most popular ways for home owners to show their space. It’s called home staging and it requires bringing all new furniture and fixtures into your home so it can have better appeal to potential buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors, one-third of real estate agents saw a one to five percent rise in sales prices on staged homes. If this process appeals to you, check out some of these home staging tips.

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Topics: Selling, Tips, housing market, home staging

What Affects Your Property Value?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

For anyone who is looking to sell a home, it is always important to get the most on your return in a timely manner. There are many reasons that can cause your property value to fluctuate. Sometimes, homeowners can invest fortunes in unnecessary improvements that ultimately have no positive influence on the home’s value. To make sure you fully optimize the sale of your home, follow this guide and you’ll be able to navigate the pitfalls of property value in no time.

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Topics: Selling, Tips, property value, long island housing market

3 Big Benefits of Wholesale Real Estate

Posted by Tom Hallissey on May 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you are looking to make a quick buck without laying out a lot of cash up front, wholesale real estate, also known as house flipping, is an effective way to accomplish both of those goals.

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Topics: Buying, real estate, Selling, Tips

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