Long Island Home Buyers, What Type of Home Are You Looking For?

Real Estate Agent with The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803


Buyers, What Type Of Home Are You Looking For On The North Shore Of Long Island?


New or old, or somewhere in-between?


Here on The North Shore Of Long Island we have a large selection of older and newer homes for you to choose from, as well as the existing middle-ground homes.


The Older Home ~Today, it seems that there is an interest in the Older Home and this may be the preference for many buyers.  We are finding that many young couples now have an interest in older homes. They like the charm and character of an older home. Unlike a basic Ranch or Split Level house that they may have grown up in, they like the difference that no two older homes are completely alike. The problem though with an older home can be the lack of conveniences that Americans have come to expect. The size of the rooms may be smaller. The number of bedrooms is usually less,  and sometimes the closet space may be very limited with no storage at all. Many older homes do not have a garage and if they do it's usually only a one car garage. And there's also the wiring, electric and plumbing that may need lots of repair and updating.


The Newer Home ~ There are also those who only want New.  We are noticing that Baby Boomers are now striving for Newer homes. They've lived in their family houses for years and maybe updated it here and there, but now have no desire to Redo again.

They want new modern conveniences like open kitchens with granite and stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and maybe even a wine cooler. They want central air conditioning and central vacuum systems. Although they may not want or need a larger residence, they do like the new energy efficient details in the newer homes. And, they really like the fact that no one has ever lived in the house or condo before.

The drawbacks are the lack of mature landscaping, the smaller size lot, and that many homes look the same as the neighbors. Also, because they are new, taxes may be higher and there's no history as to how these newer homes will increase in value.


Existing Middle-Ground Homes ~ Buyers also like established traditional neighborhood homes like a Colonial, Split Level, Ranch or Contemporary style house. They like the familiarity of these homes. Maybe they grew up in one of the same and feel comfortable in this style. Maybe they like the ease around a Ranch style, the openness of a Contemporary or the Tri-levels of a Split.

The disadvantage may mean that these existing homes may need some updating. The kitchens and bathrooms especially are the first to be renovated, and the old outdated carpeting and wallpaper has to be removed. 


Each choice has its advantages, and there's no right answer that works for everyone here on Long Island's North Shore.


So Long Islander's, what type of home is right for you? The Choice Is Yours!


Call Lawrence & Sheila Agranoff when you are ready to purchase your Old, New or Somewhere In-Between Home on the North Shore of Long Island at our Cell: 631-805-4400


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Comments (13)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sheila and Larry - as prospective buyers begin to list their wants/needs and then mingle that list with reality, they can be more successful especially when they align with your history of Long Island real estate knowledge, insight and results.  

Jul 28, 2020 06:04 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sheila and Larry, If I had a client moving to your area, I would refer both of you to be their agent.


Jul 28, 2020 07:25 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

These are great reasons for there to be diversity in the market since not everyone is looking for the same thing.

Jul 28, 2020 07:25 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Michael, Many home buyers do not know what they are looking for. Knowing their wants and needs can start the process more easily.

Will, Larry and I enjoy selling Long Island Real Estate!

Brian, True. Every home buyer has different needs and wishes and this will help during the home search!

Jul 28, 2020 07:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

HI Sheila and Larry... a very important conversation to have with prospective buyers... so often they want something that is impossible to give them because it's an amalgam of older, newer and new or they want something in certain neighborhoods that simply doesn't exist given when those neighborhoods were built.

Jul 28, 2020 08:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Prospective home buyers will be in very good hands when they seek your professional real estate advice and assistance.

Jul 28, 2020 09:32 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nina, It can be a mix bag of ideas, but at least it's a start.

Roy, We like working with our clients to find them their Long Island Dream Home!

Jul 28, 2020 01:35 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 ,

Your asking all the right questions to narrow down the search for buyers. You are the ones to find buyers their Long Island dream home!

Jul 28, 2020 05:11 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheila love your questions and someone who had been to Long Island and dated a girl a hundred years ago from Freeport I have a special place in my heart for Long Island... needless to say you two are my go to people and I hope and wish I can send a referral your way, Endre

Jul 28, 2020 09:27 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Dorie, Questions need to be asked and answer to help our clients buy or sell a Long Island home!

Endre, Thanks and, of coures, we would like to do the same in your neighborhoods too!

Jul 29, 2020 03:47 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information and post as usual...hope your phone is ringing!

Aug 02, 2020 07:48 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Sheila, For so many buyers, the purchase is a process.  The wish list gets crafted, tweeked and whittled as they go along.  They need experienced realtors like you and Larry to guide them through that process and understand how the style differences will affect their choice and pocketbook.
A very helpful post for your buyers to consider the style options available to them.  

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