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Monday, October 18, 2021   /   by Raj Jaggi

What is an iBuyer, and What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Selling Your Home to One?

When you've decided to sell your house, you'll need to figure out what form of transaction is ideal for you. You can engage a licensed real estate agent, go FSBO ("For Sale By Owner") and sell without an agent, or work with an iBuyer in general.

If you've never considered the third option, you're likely to have a lot of questions about what iBuyers are, how they work, and how they differ from the first two, which are part of the regular home-selling process. Don't be concerned. While we may not have all of the answers, we'll go through the basics of iBuyers and the benefits and drawbacks you should think about before deciding on this type of transaction.

An iBuyer (short for "instant buyer") is a real estate company that uses technology to acquire and sell the property. Instant refers to how quickly an iBuyer's algorithm calculates the AVM in order to make an offer on a house without seeing it, which could take minutes or days. To seek an offer from an iBuyer, use the company's w. ...

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Thursday, September 23, 2021   /   by Raj Jaggi

DIY PAINTING YOUR HOUSE

So you're into DIY projects? About to start painting? One of the quickest & cheapest methods you can give your house the makeover it deserves is by applying a fresh coat of paint. Whether your painting the interior or exterior of your home, that fresh coat will do it justice. Today we'll go over some rookie mistakes to avoid when painting your house! You can be a homeowner looking to freshen up your home or a seller who is getting rid of the old ugly colors for a modern tone that will appeal to buyers, your best bet is to stick to the DIY route and save some money! Plus, there's just something so satisfying about doing things on your own. 
Now before you put all this excitement to work avoid these 5 amateur mistakes to get a professional-level paint job. Even if you are a seasoned DIY-er, picking up a new trick or two to help you avoid difficulties on your next painting project won't hurt.

1. CLEAN THE WALLS!
Overlooking the walls will already lead to a bad paint job. Ms ...

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Friday, September 17, 2021   /   by Raj Jaggi

HOME IMPROVEMENT TRENDS

Trends in home improvement are constantly changing. Whether you're planning to sell your home or simply want to improve your quality of life, the return on investment is critical when making home upgrades. As the housing market continues to rise in price, more people are considering investing in their homes in order to profit from them. Others are doing house upgrades to guarantee that their home meets all of their requirements in the event that they will be staying there for a lengthy period of time. Not all house improvements increase a home's value. In a competitive real estate market, updating a home is sometimes a requirement, and those upgrades are expected, which may help to retain the home's value. Today, we'll look at what adds value and has a good return on investment, as well as what doesn't.
What drives homeowners to invest in Improvement Trends?
Most people's perceptions of their houses have shifted as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Because of the amount of ti. ...

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Friday, September 3, 2021   /   by Raj Jaggi

NEW LISTINGS

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1188 Tulip Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010
Open House: Friday (9/03/21) from 5:30PM-7:00PM, Saturday (9/04/21) from 2:30PM-4:00PM, & Sunday (9/05/21) from 2:30PM-4:00PM
Come Check Out this Mesmerizing Hi Ranch in the Heart of Franklin Square. This Fully Updated Dream Home boasts a Lavish Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Modern Eat-in Kitchen w/SS Appliances, Granite countertops, Center Island..5 Beautiful Bedrooms and 3 Full Baths..Home Office..Hardwood Floors and High Hats all over..Huge Private Parking..Gas Heat..Scenic Backyard to spend time with friends & family..Close to all amenities..Must see !!

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2545 New York Avenue, Melville, NY 11747 
Open House: Saturday (9/04/21) & Sunday (9/05/21) from 11:30AM-1:00PM 
Charming & Immaculate Split level Home in Melville in the Half-Hollow Schools District! This house boasts 3 b ...

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Monday, August 30, 2021   /   by Raj Jaggi

HOME IMPROVEMENTS & MAINTENANCE COST

Congratulations on your very own property! You have finally invested in your future, made it through the paperwork, and all that's left is maintenance and improvements per your desire.
If you want to renovate your new home, be prepared to spend a significant amount of money. According to HomeAdvisor.com, the average kitchen remodel costs $20,000, while a bathroom redesign costs around $9,000.
Property maintenance and repair can be costly, even if you don't perform any big modifications, depending on the age of your home and how well it was maintained. Even with modern homes, a reasonable rule of thumb is to set aside 1% of the cost of your property each year for maintenance. So, if your home is worth $500,000, you need a budget of $5,000 per year for maintenance. So today we're going to talk more about how to handle your new home's improvements and maintenance. 
How do I pay for the improvements?
Once you are ready to make improvements to your new home you always have the os ...

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