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Long Island Real Estate Blog

Don’t Wait To Sell Your House

By Glen Hagen | June 16, 2021

Don’t Wait To Sell Your House | Simplifying The MarketWe’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market. High buyer demand paired with very few houses for sale makes this the optimal time to sell for those who are ready to do so. Whatever the move you want to […]

Why You May Want To Cash in on Your Second Home

By Glen Hagen | June 7, 2021

Why You May Want To Cash in on Your Second Home | Simplifying The MarketWhen stay-at-home mandates were enforced last year, many households realized their homes didn’t really fulfill their new lifestyle needs. An office (in some cases two), a media room, space for children to learn, a gym, and a large yard are all examples of amenities that became highly desirable almost overnight. Zelman & Associates recently reported […]

Top Reasons To Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Glen Hagen | June 4, 2021

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June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.
If you’re thinking of buying a home, it might just help you find the stability, community, and comfort you’ve been searchin…

Buying a Home Is Still Affordable

By Glen Hagen | May 26, 2021

Buying a Home Is Still Affordable | Simplifying The MarketThe last year has put emphasis on the importance of one’s home. As a result, some renters are making the jump into homeownership while some homeowners are re-evaluating their current house and considering a move to one that better fits their current lifestyle. Understanding how housing affordability works and the main market factors that impact […]

The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Glen Hagen | May 7, 2021

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Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow.
Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity whi…

Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You

By Glen Hagen | May 6, 2021

Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune | Simplifying The MarketMany people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no longer fits their changing needs. […]

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

By Glen Hagen | May 4, 2021

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now | Simplifying The MarketThe housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in the residential housing market […]

Why Sell Your Vacation Home In 2021

By Glen Hagen | April 15, 2021

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home | Simplifying The MarketAs vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports: “Second homes (i.e., […]

Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market

By Glen Hagen | March 30, 2021

Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market | Simplifying The MarketRight now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or selling so you can downsize this spring, there are perks today that are powering big moves for people across the country. Here are the top two to […]

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

By Glen Hagen | March 30, 2021

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget | Simplifying The MarketMortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, shares: “Since January, mortgage rates have increased […]

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

By Glen Hagen | March 29, 2021

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market | Simplifying The MarketIf you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the ultimate sellers’ market and the optimal time to make sure your house is available for buyers who are looking for homes to […]

2021 Real Estate Myth Buster [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Glen Hagen | March 26, 2021

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There are a lot of misconceptions about buying or selling a home today, making it challenging to know exactly how to navigate the current real estate landscape.
Here’s a little clarity when it comes to 5 common myths about the 2021 h…