Buying your first home comes with a lot of pressure. It's a large financial decision, and you're most likely going to be there for the long term. You want to get it right.
Most home shoppers tour dozens of properties before deciding on one. While we do believe in love at first sight when it comes to home shopping, it's fairly uncommon. Rather, determining if a home is right for you comes down to numerous objective and subjective factors. If you're trying to decide whether to purchase a particular home, here are some tips from our real estate agents:
Tired of eating the same thing every weekend? When you live in a diverse place like Long Island, there is always a new restaurant to try. Visiting an upscale, international-themed restaurant is the best way to find your new favorite cuisine. Latin-fusion, Caribbean, Mediterranean, or Indian — you'll find some of the very best food right here in your own backyard.
Our real estate agents are always trying new restaurants on the weekend, and there are several we can't stop talking about. Here is a quick list of some new International restaurants we've discovered this year:
Variety is the spice of life, which is why we're always up for trying something new. We're confident one of these Long Island eateries will become your new favorite. Contact us today for more local restaurant recommendations.
If you recently purchased your first home, congratulations! There is no other feeling quite like the excitement one experiences when stepping inside a new home for the first time. While it's a great time to celebrate, it's also time to start your journey down the long path of homeowner maintenance, which begins as soon as the keys are in your hands.
A new home is one of the largest purchases you'll ever make, so maintaining your investment is a job that starts on day one. There are many things you'll want to do as soon as you close to ensure you're home is clean, safe, and ready for your family. Our real estate agents always tell clients about the numerous maintenance tasks you'll want to cover shortly after closing, and here are some of the most important ones:
When it comes to selling a property, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. It's the heart and center of the entire home and the room that potential buyers usually pay the most attention to when shopping. In fact, many buyers will instantly decide to pass on a home if they don't like the kitchen.
If you're going to invest in upgrades prior to listing your home, our real estate agents always recommend prioritizing the kitchen above all else. While a full kitchen remodel can be expensive, the good news is there are many affordable, straightforward things you can do to improve the look of your existing space. Here are some upgrades you can make that will really help your kitchen stand out:
New breweries are popping up every year, and our old favorites are continuing to grow. It's safe to say the craft beer scene on Long Island remains one of the best in the country. In fact, Long Island is a destination for beer lovers all over the world.
Our real estate agents love craft beer, and relaxing at local Long Island breweries is one of our favorite things to do on the weekends. We're lucky to have some of the best beer on the East Coast in our own backyard. There are so many awesome breweries on Long Island, that it'd be impossible to name them all; however, here is a quick list of some you should definitely explore: