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That was a question we were asked by our Buyer last week after presenting an offer on a Home in Suffolk County Long Island. It means that another offer was made on this Suffolk County property before ours, and the owner and Realtor have decided they will accept back-up offers just in case the first offer is cancelled. In Real Estate, we never know what may happen during negotiations and so it's a good idea to continue to show a house until all contracts are signed. After (35 comments)
long island real estate: Where Are Buyers Looking? - 03/17/13 04:13 AM
Where Are The Buyers Looking? If you want to sell your home on The North Shore Of Long Island, you need to have your home listed where the buyers are looking and can find it. Where are all the buyers? They're on the Internet! That's right. Very rarely does a buyer begin their search at a Real Estate office. Nowadays, the majority of home buyers use the Internet first when looking for a home. On The North Shore of Long Island it's not enough just to have your house listed on your local multiple listing service. That's because buyers are not just using one source (15 comments)
long island real estate: That Home Is Out There On The North Shore Of Long Island! - 02/24/13 05:25 AM
That place to call home on The North Shore of Long Island is really out there. You've been searching the internet, visiting open houses every weekend, looking at different neighborhoods, checking you financials, speaking to friends and family, but you've had no luck in finding your perfect home. But, that home is out there... Now is the time to work with your North Shore of Long Island Realtors Lawrence (Larry) & Sheila who are Buyers Representative and can help you navigate through the Home Buying process. As your Professional Realtors, we won't waste your time looking at properties that aren't on your wish list and aren't in (13 comments)
Real estate values of houses built in a Cul-De-Sac can generally be higher than those built on regular streets. Many homeowners believe that living on a Cul-De-Sac is a natural way to slow down drivers since there is little through-traffic, and because of this home buyers may be willing to pay a premium for this convenience.
This past weekend Larry & I were showing houses (27 comments)
long island real estate: That Home Is Out There On The North Shore Of Long Island - 01/25/13 04:25 AM
That place to call home on The North Shore of Long Island is really out there. You've been searching the internet, visiting open houses every weekend, looking at different neighborhoods, checking you financials, speaking to friends and family, but no luck yet in finding your perfect home. But, that home is out there... Now is the time to work with your North Shore of Long Island Realtor who is a Buyer's Representative and can help you navigate through this process. Your Professional Realtor won't waste your time looking at properties that aren't on your wish list and aren't in your price range. They will gather (14 comments)
long island real estate: What Can We Do About Our Long Island Property Tax? - 01/13/13 04:26 AM
Long Island Property Taxes may be high compared to many other parts of the country, but there are some options to lower them. The majority of our taxes is the School portion and here are some easy ways to lower your Long Island property taxes. First, you can file for a tax grievance in Nassau and Suffolk County. You must show proof that your property has been over-assessed. A grievance may result in School and General Tax Savings. There are several businesses on Long Island that handle this, usually charging from 40-50% of your savings for the first year. Basic STAR is (20 comments)
Many people dream about owning a home. You have the peace of mind that your monthly rental payments are now going towards something that is yours. The process involved in buying a house on The North Shore Of Long Island should include getting your finances in order. Before buying a home on Long Island's North Shore, make sure you know beforehand what you can afford. Examining your finances is the first step to take before starting the home buying process. Not only should you have your down payment ready for the home, but you need to make sure that you have enough income (11 comments)
long island real estate: Real Estate Is Hyper-Local - 12/23/12 06:23 AM
Long Island is not like any other Real Estate Market across the country because all Real Estate markets are local. If you live in any other part of this country, whether it's The Carolina's, Texas, California, Las Vegas, or New York City, it doesn't relate to what’s happening on The North Shore Of Long Island. It has to do with the County, the Town, the Hamlet or the Community. This is called hyper-local. The news media may report what's going on in a certain area, but may not have knowledge of the sub-division you are selling or buying at. You may hear talk (20 comments)
long island real estate: There Are No Stupid Questions When Buying A Home On The North Shore Of Long Island - 10/06/12 04:34 AM
Working with buyers on The North Shore of Long Island is rewarding for Realtor's Larry & Sheila. Sometimes it's almost like putting pieces of a puzzle together and each transaction is different.We enjoy working with our buyer clients and strive to find them the perfect home or condo. Sometimes a first-time buyer may want to ask a question but they don't because they may think it's stupid. We try and explain the entire home buying process from start to closing and we are there throughout the transaction. We don't mind any question and encourage our buyer clients to ask as many as they want (19 comments)
long island real estate: Not All Realtors Are The Same On The North Shore Of Long Island - 09/09/12 04:01 AM
Not All Realtors Are The Same... Every Real Estate Broker can offer almost the same promises, so you've heard it all before... However ~ Larry And Sheila do it Better, Faster, And With No Surprises On The North Shore Of Long Island We believe you should be told the truth, because when you are selling or buying a home on The North Shore you deserve the best. Our commitment is 100% Client Satisfaction.Our professionalism, negotiation skills, and superior client service will assure you a pleasant and memorable transaction. Larry And Sheila are Realtors on Long Island's North and (14 comments)
long island real estate: Top 5 Myths For Buying A North Shore Long Island Home - 09/01/12 04:00 AM
Buyers, you may have high expectations when purchasing a North Shore Of Long Island Home, but remember it's still a business transaction. Here Are Our Top 5 Myths For Home Buyers 1. The listing information is always correct ~ Wrong. When it comes to listings, don't always take the information on the house as being on-target. Sometimes, listing agents don't bother to check out the facts they receive from the sellers and the wrong data is posted. Always verify! 2. We will find the PERFECT house ~ Not always. Buyers may try to focus on something that's wrong with a house rather than all of it's good points. (18 comments)
long island real estate: We Got This Listing Because We Gave Them A Lower Selling Price - 08/24/12 04:54 AM
In Real Estate, we never know where our next listing is going to come from. A referral, our website, mailings, our yard sign, ActiveRain...we just never know.We are getting a new listing from sellers we never thought we would hear from again.The story goes like this... We met with Mr & Mrs Homeowner 4 months ago. They were "interviewing" other Realtor's, which we didn't know about beforehand. After showing us around, they didn't have patience and told us to "cut to the chase" and asked what were we going to list their house for. We then knew they were just looking for the highest number they (52 comments)
long island real estate: Top 5 List Of Friendly Environment Tips For Moving - 07/27/12 05:16 AM
Top 5 List Of Friendly Environment Tips For Moving When making a move, the process can surely be daunting to say the least, but here are some friendly tips to help you make the experience easier on you, and will make you feel good that you are helping the environment too. 1. Donate ~ Don’t just throw items away that may only end up in a landfill. Contact some local charities for information on how to donate furniture and clothing. This way others will benefit from your items and it will keep it out of a landfill. See the list below of organizations that you may want to call. 2. Collect ~ Don’t buy (14 comments)
long island real estate: Is It A Different Real Estate Market On Long Island For 2012? - 06/19/12 07:28 AM
Is It A Different Real Estate Market On Long Island For 2012? Here on Long Island Under Contracts were up 12% both in Nassau and Suffolk Counties from last year. Inventory usually increases during the Spring selling season, but 2012 is significantly lower than Long Island's 2011 numbers. There were 1007 houses that went Under Contract in April 2012 compard to 893 for the previous year. The new normal is that there is more activity in the market. We are starting to realize multiple offers on homes priced at their current value with many going close to or some even above asking price. Buyers, why wait... Home prices are now holding steady and interest rates are low. Larry and Sheila Realtors (13 comments)
long island real estate: Long Island North Shore Buyers ~Don't Be Influenced By The Number Of Days It's Been On The Market! - 06/15/12 03:19 AM
Long Island North Shore Buyers ~Don't Be Influenced By The Number Of Days It's Been On The Market! If we told you a house on The North Shore Of Long Island had been on the market for a long time in a community you were interested in, would that affect your decision? It shouldn't... Buyers may think that if a house hasn't sold and has been on the market a long time, it must be because the house may have some serious issues. What Larry & Sheila Realtors have noticed on The North Shore Of Long Island is that when a house has been on the market a long (26 comments)
long island real estate: Buying A Home That Fido Will Love Too On The North Shore Of Long Island - 06/02/12 03:26 AM
Buying A Home That Fido Will Love Too On The North Shore Of Long Island While selling homes on The North Shore Of Long Island, Larry And Sheila Realtors with Charles Rutenberg Realty have discovered something that is quite evident...people that are dog owners consider their pet as a family member, and rightfully so. Are you thinking about moving, or are buying your first North Shore Of Long Island Home? Then you may want to think about Buying A Home That Fido Will Love Too. Even though Long Island Homeowner's think of their dog as a family member, sometimes they may overlook the comfort of their dog and just (10 comments)
long island real estate: Long Island Home Seller Asks ~ Why Should We Respond To A Low-Ball Offer? - 05/25/12 04:27 AM
Long Island Home Seller Asks ~ Why Should We Respond To A Low-Ball Offer? Larry and Sheila Realtors are asked many questions about the Home Selling Process on the North Shore Of Long Island and here is another FAQ by Sellers... "Our Home Is Beautiful But We Got Such A Low-Ball Offer, Why Should We Even Respond To This Offer?" Mostly every homeowner feels that their home is different from all the others. There are years of emotions packed into their "home" and sellers cannot understand why buyers wouldn't feel the same way about their house as they do. Larry And Sheila advise their homeowners to consider every (13 comments)
long island real estate: Long Island Real Estate | 5 Reasons We Are The Right Realtor Team For You! - 05/20/12 05:18 PM
Long Island Real Estate | 5 Reasons We Are The Right Realtor Team For You! You may not hear it talked about often, but finding The Right Realtor here on Long Island can be the distinction between a happy, stress-free home buying or home selling experience, or an unhappy and stressful ordeal. First, The most important part of the process is hiring a Realtor that is ready and able to make a full-time commitment to you. Larry And Sheila, Realtors with Charles Rutenberg Realty, are a Husband And Wife Professional Real Estate Team that go above and beyond your expectations with wise marketing and sharp negotiating. Second, (2 comments)
long island real estate: What is a CMA and Why Do We Need One? - 05/16/12 04:54 PM
What is a CMA and Why Do We Need One? Here is another homeowner Frequently Asked Question that Larry & Sheila Realtor's are often asked... Question: What is a CMA and Why Do We Need One? Answer: CMA means Comparative Market Analysis. It is an evaluation of similar, recently sold homes prepared by a Realtor providing data which compares your property to similar properties in your market. By checking SOLD property records that are similar to your property in the same area, a Realtor will compare these properties to your house and adjust for feature differences like size, condition, location, updates, etc. An estimate of value is then determined for (15 comments)
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