jackie connelly fornuff: Customer Review for Appell Striping Long Island - 10/27/14 03:58 AM
Customer Review for
Appell Striping Long Island
Appell Striping was so easy to work with. They came the day after we asked them to come by and give us a quote for striping our less than appealing parking lot.
We made arrangements to have Appell Striping come the next week but due to rain, we had them come today. What a diffence new striping makes to the aesthetics of our parking lot.
Appell Striping of Long Island can handle parking lots, basketball courts, pothole repair, custom work, tennis courts, speed bumps, handicap spaces, seal coating.
I am sure they can do … (3 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: Lindenhurst NY Home Values for June 2014 - 07/29/14 12:34 AM
Lindenhurst NY Home Values for June 2014 
The Real State of the Lindenhurst Real Estate Market
Monthly Market Snapshot for Single Family Homes - June 2014
In June 2014, the Lindenhurst NY real estate market median sales price was $265,000 and during the same time last year it was $307,000. The highest recent sale for is $370,000 for a 3 bedroom, 8 room Colonial on North 6th Street.
31 homes went under contract during June 2014 which is down 25.8% from this time last year. This is due to decreasing available homes on the market and buyers are … (1 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: House for Sale in Hawkins Estates Copiague NY with Income Potential - 04/22/14 10:01 PM
House for Sale in Hawkins Estates Copiague NY with Income Potential

***UNDER CONTRACT***
 
This fabulous home in the Hawkins Estates section of Copiague NY has 7 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 13 rooms total, a 6 car driveway, 2 car garage, updated eat-in kitchen with sliders to a spacious wood deck, dining room with a pass-through window to the kitchen, bright and cheery living room and most of the rooms have hardwood floors. There is space for a master bedroom suite with a full bath.
Approximate square footage of living space is 2,804! There is even a connection for a generator. … (4 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: 11 Reasons Why Real Estate Is Not Easy - 04/16/14 05:26 AM
11 Reasons Why Real Estate Is Not Easy 
Buyer's bank gave us a clear to close on a coop and the bank said, "oopsie" we didn't get the insurance certificate for the coop development although we requested it 16 days ago. Bank never followed up but I spent almost 7 hours getting the insurance certificate for the bank. How in the world do you give a clear to close with paperwork missing? I guess there is a first time for everything. Buyer's agent went incognito and I had to deal with her buyer from beginning to end along with my sellers … (31 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: Did Every Home in Lindenhurst NY Flood from Sandy? - 04/13/14 09:16 PM
Did Every Home in Lindenhurst NY Flood from Sandy?
There is this perception with buyers and homeowners that every home in Lindenhurst NY south of Montauk Highway flooded. That is not true. There are even homes on the water that didn't flood. It is about the elevation of the land and the home that determines if the home is in a flood zone.
There are homes in Lindenhurst NY where the back of the house is in a flood zone but the rest of the house is in flood zone x which is not a flood zone. I have a … (4 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: North Babylon Housing Values for March 2014 - 04/01/14 01:22 AM
North Babylon Housing Values for March 2014
Monthly Market Snapshot for Single Family Homes - March 2014
by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff with Century 21 AA Realty of Lindenhurst (631) 703-0201
In March 2014, the North Babylon real estate market median sales price was $308,000 down -5.52% from March 2013. The highest recent sale for 2014 is $407,500 for a 6 bedroom, 12 room High Ranch with 4 full bathrooms on Magro Drive. 12 homes went under contract during March 2014 which is up 20% from this time last year. This is due to decreasing available homes on the market and buyers are experiencing tight … (3 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: Lindenhurst NY Home Values for March 2014 - 03/31/14 10:21 PM
The Real State of the Lindenhurst NY Real Estate Market
Monthly Market Snapshot for Single Family Homes - March 2014
by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff with Century 21 AA Realty of Lindenhurst NY
In March 2014, the Lindenhurst NY real estate market median sales price was $268,000 up 9.38% from March 2013. The highest recent sale for 2014 is $469,000 for a 4 bedroom, 11 room new construction Colonial on Idaho Street. 16 homes went under contract during March 2014 which is down 15.8% from this time last year. This is due to decreasing available homes on the market and buyers are experiencing tight negotiating … (7 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: Open House in Lindenhurst NY April 13th 2014 - 03/31/14 01:26 AM
Open House in Lindenhurst NY
April 13th 2014 from 1pm to 3pm
328 S. 1st Avenue Lindenhurst NY
This home is located a little south of Montauk Highway in flood zone X which means you will pay no flood insurance unless your mortgage bank requires it. If they do it will be $514.00 per year. This home did not retain water during Sandy or Irene.
Floor Plan for 328 S. 1st Avenue in Lindenhurst NY
1st Floor: Two bedrooms one of them being the Master Bedroom, spacious living room with picture window that faces South, 1 full updated bath, beautiful newer granite kitchen … (3 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: Easter Egg Hunts on Long Island 2014 - 03/31/14 12:32 AM
Easter Egg Hunts on Long Island 2014
Nothing says Spring like Easter egg hunts! Below are some great egg hunts in Nassau and Suffolk Counties:
Merrick Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, April 12th 2014
Where: Fraser Park on Fraser Avenue, Merrick NY
Time: 11 a.m. sharp
There will also be the Matzos Beach Ball Toss and don't forget to bring your baskets!
White Post Farms Spring Spectacular
When: Saturday, April 5th 2014 and throughout April
Where: 250 Old Country Road Melville NY
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $15.00 per person
Admission includes a photo with the Easter Bunny with your own camera, Easter egg hunts throughout the day, … (2 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: People Only Know What They See - 03/29/14 04:31 PM
People Only Know What They See
When sellers and buyers are searching for homes online they see how many are available and think that is the norm.
Across Long Island the amount of available homes compared to last year is down considerably. Unless people have been searching for a home for a year or more will know that inventory is down now.
Let's take Lindenhurst NY as an example. Last year consistently there were 236 homes available. As of this morning there are 155 homes on the market. That is a considerable decline. 39 of these homes are on busy streets … (0 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: Cash Offer. And? - 03/25/14 01:08 PM
Cash Offer. And?
An agent was telling me that her buyer wanted to make a really low offer on a house because they are paying cash. Then comes another offer and the buyer is getting a mortgage. The offer is $25,000 above the cash buyer. The cash buyer didn't believe their agent because this buyer thinks it's a buyer's market and that cash is king and there is no way another offer came in. Think again.
A homeowner isn't going to take $25,000 less just because an offer is cash. They will go with the highest and best offer as well … (13 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: Can My Real Estate Agent Keep My House Active Without My Signature? - 03/04/14 01:07 AM
Can My Real Estate Agent Keep My House Active Without My Signature?
Not in New York and not on your life! When a home expires from the market it is off the market, period. If you want your house back on the market whether with your agent or another, you have to sign all the listing paperwork again.
When a home is due to expire from the market, your agent can give you a form called the MLS Report of Change Form. It is on this form what date you want to extend the listing expiration date to. You, being the … (4 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: The #1 Incentive To Attract Buyers When Selling Your House - 03/04/14 12:26 AM
The #1 Incentive To Attract Buyers When Selling Your House
Price. It. Right.
Sounds simple and it's common sense right?
Even in a seller's market, if your Long Island NY house is not priced right it will not sell. The only thing you will be doing is helping similar homes in your neighborhood to sell and yours will be overlooked. Do not be the definition of insanity.
What happens if you do get a buyer? The buyer's bank will not fund a mortgage if the appraisal comes in for less than the offer. The buyer will most likely not give you … (13 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: 6 Things To Do Before Upgrading to A Larger Long Island NY House - 03/03/14 10:12 PM
6 Things To Do Before Upgrading to A Larger Long Island NY House
The decision to sell your Long Island NY house shouldn't be made quickly. You can't leave until you know where you are going.
If you desire a larger home, you have to know what type of home you want. Across Long Island NY there is a shortage of inventory in most price points and home prices are rising. Buyers are having a difficult time finding "the one" and they cannot afford to be picky.
What would happen if you place your Long Island NY house on the market, … (0 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: How Many Homes Are For Sale In Lindenhurst NY? - 02/20/14 06:05 AM
How Many Homes Are For Sale In Lindenhurst NY?
There are 148 homes for sale in Lindenhurst NY as of 2/20/14 and that includes short sales and REO homes. Without the distressed properties, there are 115 homes for sale.
What does this mean for sellers? We are without a doubt in a seller's market. This does not mean you can overprice your Lindenhurst NY house. Home prices are not going to soar through the roof like they did in 2004/2005. Buyers will not buy an overpriced home and banks will not issue mortgages if the home appraises for less than the … (0 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: Lindenhurst NY 4 Bedroom House for Sale in Flood Zone X - 02/19/14 10:49 PM
Lindenhurst NY 4 Bedroom House for Sale in Flood Zone X
Offering $359,000
This four bedroom Cape is located on the corner of 1st Avenue and S. Walnut Street in Lindenhurst NY. It is not in a flood zone and did not retain water inside the house during Sandy or Irene. Flood zone is X. No flood insurance is required making this home more affordable. Please see FEMA map below:
FEMA Flood Map for 328 1st Avenue Lindenhurst NY

Floor Plan for 328 S. 1st Avenue in Lindenhurst NY
1st Floor: Two bedrooms one of them being the Master Bedroom, spacious living room … (3 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: Another West Babylon House Sold! Listed by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff - 02/08/14 10:10 PM
Another West Babylon House Sold! Listed by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff of Century 21 AA Realty
This West Babylon single family house located in the Maple Court Development on Arnold Avenue in West Babylon was listed for $285,000 and sold for $275,000. That is 3.5% below asking price.
My client had to endure many low offers all because their house was on the market for "so long" according to Zillow. This informed me that these buyers weren't being told that some homes are not for every buyer. Many agents kept calling this home a condo. In the listing it specified it is a … (5 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: Another Deer Park NY House Sold by Jackie! - 02/08/14 09:43 PM
Another Deer Park NY House Sold by Jackie!
This Deer Park NY house was listed for $268,990 and sold for $266,990. That is 0.7% below asking.
Boasting four bedrooms, this Split was expanded and has a grand master bedroom with a full bath. Even the smallest bedroom is large. Although this house needed cosmetic updating, it has so much space and none of it is wasted space.
Getting you top dollar for your Deer Park NY home is what I do for a living.
Call Jackie today (631) 703-0201 and we can discuss how my marketing and negotiating skills will get … (2 comments)

jackie connelly fornuff: Another Deer Park NY House Sold! - 02/08/14 12:10 AM
Another Deer Park NY House Sold!
This split level house is located on Oakland Avenue in Deer Park NY. Beautifully redone lower level with a gorgeous full bath and spacious rooms.
Listed for $329,000 and sold for $320,000. That is 2.8% below asking price! We are continuing to see the sold prices very close to the asking price since the inventory of homes in Deer Park NY is at an all time low.
Call Jackie today (631) 703-0201 to find out how my marketing and negotiating skills will get your home sold for top dollar.
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jackie connelly fornuff: Another Sold Coop at Fisherman's Wharf at Babylon - 02/07/14 11:50 PM
Another Sold Coop at Fisherman's Wharf at Babylon

This one bedroom coop at Fisherman's Wharf in West Babylon was listed for $160,000 and sold for $155,000. That is 3.2% below list price.
The average list price to sold price ratio for West Babylon coops is 7% below list price.

The buyer's first offer came in at $130,000. I asked their agent how they came up with that number. She was very nice and said she pulled comparable coops that recently sold. When she showed me the one that sold for $130,000 I told her that is the smallest unit. It is … (2 comments)

 
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