Autumn is one of our favorite seasons, as we get to enjoy the changing leaves, cooling temperatures, and pumpkin and maple flavors. It's also the time of year we begin to settle into our winter routines. However, there is a lot of fall home maintenance that needs to be done to prepare your home for the cold weather ahead.
Our real estate agents always encourage clients to take action in late fall to help prevent issues during the winter and ensure your home is ready for spring. Here is a fall home improvement checklist to help you do the same:
Who doesn't love the amazing smell of a local bakery or ice cream parlor? Long Island is home to some of the country's best local dessert destinations. For those residents who are searching for an after-dinner treat or an assortment of desserts for a party or celebration, there are plenty of options to choose from.
It just so happens Dessert Day is in October, so it's the perfect excuse to indulge in your favorite sweet treat. If you're in the mood for a milkshake, cupcake, cookie, or ice cream, here is a list of local dessert shops from our real estate agents:
When selling your home, your facade has a large role to play. It's front and center on your listing photos, and it's the first thing potential buyers see when touring your home. Making a good first impression is important for generating interest in your listing and foot traffic.
Our real estate agents always tell clients to never underestimate the power of curb appeal when it comes time to sell their home. Do everything you can to make the outside shine so buyers can fall in love at first sight. Here are a few curb appeal upgrades you should definitely make before selling:
Pasta is one of the most popular foods in the world, so it's no surprise this quintessential family-table cuisine has its own day of recognition. October 17 is National Pasta Day, and October is pasta month. A warm bowl of pasta is a favorite meal among our real estate agents, each who has their own favorite dish.
One of the best ways to enjoy pasta is in a dimly lit romantic dining room with a nice glass of wine. Luckily, there are dozens of amazing Italian restaurants around Long Island where you can enjoy this exact experience. Here are some of our top picks:
Halloween can be such a fun holiday. Costume parties, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin carving, there are so many family-friendly activities to enjoy this time of year. This season just happens to be a favorite among our real estate agents, who never have a hard time getting into the spooky holiday spirit.
Enjoying Halloween is easy when you live on Long Island. Our communities host many fun events and activities for kids and adults. If you're looking for some of the best Halloween activities this year, we have a list for you:
Home sales can be lengthy, complicated transactions with many moving parts. Unfortunately, deals can and do fall from time to time. When our clients are in the process of buying or selling a home, our real estate agents often encourage them to temper their expectations until the very end. Especially in today's chaotic market, anything can happen, so it's important to be prepared.
Understanding the most common reasons why home sales fall through can help you take steps to mitigate the risks. If you're buying or selling one of these Suffolk County homes for sale, be prepared for the following scenarios: