We love our homes. Each is a place of safety, warmth, and comfort. It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking it's the best place for us. Maybe it was once, but is it still? If you're not certain, it may be time to consider selling and finding a new home. But how do you decide? Where should you begin? Our REALTORS® have some ideas for you to consider.
Big-box retailers have become popular places to shop, but that doesn't mean we should forget our local small businesses. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is designated as Small Business Saturday each year, and it falls on November 26 this year. It's a great reminder to support small businesses, many of which have been negatively affected by the pandemic. You'll be supporting your local economy and helping preserve unique businesses. And they're the perfect spots to pick up interesting holiday gifts or a treat for yourself.
If you have a big family or family out of town, the holidays probably mean that you're either traveling or hosting. Unless you host frequently, you'll most likely need to do a little prep work to prepare your home for house guests. Here are five tips from our REALTORS® on how to win at hosting for the holidays.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat and some other grains. While most people can digest it without an issue, others react severely to it and therefore need to follow a gluten-free diet. Awareness around gluten-free diets has really grown over the past few years. November is now Gluten-Free Awareness Month, a chance to talk about gluten-free diets and also celebrate the many restaurants and food companies that have created delicious gluten-free foods. If you're looking for a Long Island restaurant to celebrate with a gluten-free meal, our REALTORS® have some suggestions.
When you're selling a home, you may face challenges that have a big impact on your finances and profit. To protect your investment, our REALTORS® want to make you aware of some hidden costs that can take you by surprise.
Your home is likely the largest single investment you will make during your lifetime. Before you decide to list your home on the market or invest in a new home, you should be aware of fees and expenses that can reduce your bottom-line profits.
What's better than a sweet, moist, perfectly frosted chocolate cupcake? An excuse to eat one, of course! October 18 is National Chocolate Cupcake Day, an occasion to celebrate with one of the most well-loved desserts of all time.
Our REALTORS® love cupcakes just as much as you do, and today they'll be sharing some of their favorite places to get them around Long Island. Make sure to head out and get one before the big day!
Just because summer is over doesn't mean the real estate market season is over. Fall is a favorite season for many and provides ample opportunity to stage a cozy, inviting atmosphere that will appeal to homebuyers. Here are a few tips from our REALTORS® to help you make the most of listing in the fall.