Brand new construction or an old classic house — which is best for you? The thought of being the first to live in a new home can be enough to sway many towards the first option, but there are also many who believe they simply don't make homes like they used to.
The truth is, there isn't a right or wrong answer. Both new homes and old homes can be perfectly viable options and solid investments. However, our real estate agents believe it's important to consider the pros and cons of both before you make your decision. Here are some important factors to consider:
Ready to learn or be inspired this weekend? A trip to one of Long Island's world-class museums can be the perfect escape. Long Island is home to over 100 museums, so if you want to immerse yourself in art, history, or science, there is a local museum with programming and exhibits for everyone. Museums are also a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family. Here are six Long Island museums that our real estate agents love to visit:
Perfecting the optimal layout for your living room is an iterative process that can take place over several months of years. Our real estate agents are always tinkering with new living room designs in an attempt to maximize comfort and interior aesthetic. It just so happens that we've become quite the pros when it comes to living room layouts.
Who doesn't love a good burger? In honor of National Cheeseburger Day on September 18, we decided it was a wonderful time to appreciate the many awesome burger destinations around Long Island.
Many people think of burgers as the quintessential American meal; however, some people believe they actually originated in Hamburg, Germany. Regardless of where they come from, our real estate agents always love trying new burgers around town. While everyone has their favorite toppings and variations, these Long Island eateries are well-known for serving some of the tastiest burgers:
You don't have to travel far to find great food around Long Island. Contact us today for more information on our wonderful local businesses.
If you've decided it's time to sell your home, you're likely excited about the idea of unlocking the home equity you've built up over the years. You'll want to do everything in your power to drive the highest possible return. The key to success here is finding a quality, experienced real estate agent to support your home sale.
Our real estate agents are experts in market trends, negotiation, marketing listings, and home staging. We have all the tools needed to make your home sale a success. For clients looking to determine if an agent is a good fit, we recommend asking the following questions:
Photography is a popular hobby among our real estate agents, who seem to be always out snapping pictures around Long Island. When you're surrounded by beaches, parks, historic mansions, and lighthouses — there is no shortage of photo opportunities! It's fun to take beautiful local pictures and share them with friends and family on social media.
Becoming really good at photography takes a lot of practice, but your scenery has a big role to play. Here are some of the best places around Long Island where you can take stunning pictures and hone your photography skills.
Guess what's sizzling across Long Island this month? Fajitas! In honor of National Fajita Day, our local Mexican and Tex Mex restaurants are busy cooking-up batches of their best fajitas. With juicy marinated steak, chicken, or shrimp, bell peppers and onions, and a warm batch of tortillas, you really can't go wrong. Fajitas are not only delicious, but they're also make for some healthy eating.
It was tough to narrow it down to just five, but our real estate agents came up with a list of our favorite Long Island Mexican restaurants where you can find the best fajitas this week:
Fixing up your home before and investing in renovations can often generate a nice return when it comes time to sell. However, not all upgrades generate a strong ROI. Home improvement projects are expensive, and their perceived value is heavily influenced by what buyers want. In some cases, you might be throwing money away.
Before investing in a new project, it's important to consult with your agent about the estimated return, especially if you're planning to sell in the next five years. Here are some home renovation projects our real estate agents believe have the best and worst ROI: