Don’t Let the Darkness Of The Past Cover the Brightness Of The Future!

That’s right, there is so much negativity regarding the real estate world, that you shouldn’t let it blind you.  Remember, that in the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.  We have been through a few tough years, but there are many opportunities within our reach.  The MLS of Long Island reported that the closed median home […]

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Think It’s Wise To Rent in Port Jefferson or Three Village? Think Again.

I am sorry, but I have to disagree with Suze Orman this time.  She said something last Friday evening during the Bill Maher Show on HBO that shocked me! Here’s her comment on the housing market:  “We now have an America that doesn’t even think that they want to own a home anymore; they’re under water […]

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Take A Self-Guided Historic Walking Tour Of Port Jeff Village!

The weather has been so delightful, and unusual, but I’m not complaining.   Do you enjoy walking and history?   Well then you will love the 3 historic walking tour guides of homes, and historic places and events that took place in Port Jefferson. Thanks to the Historical Society of Port Jefferson who has put these tours together! The first […]

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A Kitchen Can Sell A Home!

What do buyers look for in up-to-date kitchens?   It all depends on what price range your home is in.   Are you in a higher-end neighborhood?  It’s time to think high-end.  Your older home may have a highly functional kitchen, but a buyer will take one look at your formica counters and white appliances and […]

What Is Selling In Port Jefferson Real Estate?
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Six More Weeks Of Winter In Port Jefferson?

Yesterday was Groundhog Day across the US and Canada. MANY SHADOWS DO I SEE, SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER IT MUST BE! If you were hoping to be done with winter (me included), the groundhog had some bad news for us yesterday….HE SAW HIS SHADOW! This tradition goes back to medieval times when there was […]

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Good Faith Estimate Tip

Here’s a good tip for you on the Good Faith Estimate.  Knowledge is Power!  If you recall, several years ago U.S. Congress tried to protect consumers from a few unscrupulous lenders by requiring all lenders to calculate and disclose the annual percentage rate (APR) you pay on your mortgage loan.  But most homebuyers will learn more by […]

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3 Important Things A Home Buyer Needs To Know

Very simply put: 1.  YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR CREDIT SCORE – 640 OR BETTER 2.  YOUR EMPLOYMENT STATUS – EMPLOYED AT LEAST 2 YEARS 3.  YOUR DEBT TO INCOME RATIO –  which is the percentage of a consumer’s monthly gross income that goes toward paying debts.  If you are a home buyer, the first […]

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New Listing – 713 Main St Port Jefferson Village

A new opportunity is now on the market in Port Jefferson.  Are you looking to purchase a building zoned for Offices and residential?  Then let’s take a look at 713 Main St in the heart of beautiful Port Jefferson Village.  The building is being offered at $395,000 with 8 (yes, eight) parking spaces!!  Just like […]

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What Every Home Seller Should Know

Today, I would like to make you aware of the dangers of overpricing your home that you might be thinking of selling. 8 Good Reasons For You: 1.  Minimizes Offers An overpriced house discourages prospective buyers from making offers since the difference between the asking price and market price becomes substantial.  Hence, longer time on the market, […]

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Positive Outlook for Real Estate in 2012

I do believe that 2012 will be the year housing turns the corner and starts heading in a more positive direction. I want to share the beliefs of other organizations:  Washington Post: “Housing Market and Economy Showing Encouraging Signs.” The Wall Street Journal: “From Bottom Up, Signs of Housing Recovery” USA Today: “Housing Outlook is […]

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