Port Jefferson’s Green Festival Coming Soon….

Don’t Miss our 4th Annual Green Festival on Saturday, June 16th… LOCATION:  The Village Center at the Harborfront Park, Port Jefferson. TIME:  1:00pm-6:00pm     I am once again chairing this event on behalf of the Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. Here’s some interesting facts about our water for you:   About Water….Our Most […]

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Take 1 Minute To Update Yourself In Your Housing World

Just take 1 minute to update yourself on what’s happening in your housing world.   HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND…ENJOY YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND REMEMBER…..   Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 28 in 2012). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates (Remembers) U.S. men […]

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Dangers Of Overpricing A Listing

If you would like to sell your home for what the market is bearing today, pricing becomes crucial.  Home prices have been bogged down by a series of problems, from restrictive lending policies by banks, to the weak housing market.  Foreclosures have been the biggest drag!  In every community and in many parts of the country! […]

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10 “To Do’s” For Homeowners

It’s time to check around the house to make sure things are operating efficiently.  Sometimes we tend to overlook important tasks, so here’s a list to add to your home cleaning. 1.  CHECK YOUR AC – Have your air-conditioning system tuned up to lower your energy bills and ensure the system is running at its efficiency.  […]

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What is “QM” And Why Does It Matter?

I am frequently discussing the difference between the PRICE and the COST of a home to my buyers. I want buyers to realize, that the cost of a home is more important to them than the actual price. Obviously, price is part of the cost equation. The other piece, available financing, is also crucial. There will […]

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3 Housing Trends Emerging This Selling Season

There is absolutely no better time to buy than NOW….but with the improving housing market….buyers are facing many changes.   1. The Competition is Fierce Housing affordability is at record highs, this is due to falling home values and low mortgage rates.  Buyers realize the opportunities and are taking action.  Mixed with sinking inventories of good homes listed for […]

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Good Preparation For Your Mortgage Application Counts!

Whether you want to refinance for a lower mortgage rate, get a new home mortgage, home equity loan or second mortgage, good preparation will make your transaction alot easier. Allow me to give you some ideas that can make your mortgage experience less painful. Income Items: Gather your documents.  You will have to produce 2 years’ complete tax returns, […]

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Is The Housing Market Actually Recovering?

Everyone wants to know if the housing market is truly showing signs of a recovery. There are conflicting headlines every day. One day, we hear sales are up. The next day it is reported that prices are down. Is the real estate market coming back? The answer is ‘yes’ and ‘no’.   There are two […]

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Green Features Can Increase Value In Your Home

WHY SHOULD YOU ADD GREEN FEATURES TO YOUR HOME? BECAUSE REAL ESTATE DRIVES OUR ECONOMY AND IT’S THE NEW WAVE IN REAL ESTATE THAT NEEDS TO BE UNDERSTOOD BY EVERY PROPERTY OWNER! NO OTHER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT “GIVES BACK” WHILE YOU STILL WON YOUR HOME.  LIVING IN YOUR HOME, YOU CAN BE THE ULTIMATE WINNER WITH […]

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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY

“THERE IS HOPE IF PEOPLE WILL BEGIN TO AWAKEN THAT SPIRITUAL PART OF THEMSELVES, THAT HEARTFELT KNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE CARETAKERS OF THIS PLANET WE CALL EARTH.”  

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