Home Buying

Do not buy a flip home without a good home inspector

Ray Wilson's picture
Watch out for 'flipper' homes

As a licensed home inspector covering Long Island and the five boroughs, I get to see a myriad of different homes from multi-million dollar sprawling estates in the Hamptons to 2 bedroom condos in Manhattan to little bungalow homes in Rocky Point. No matter what the price range, I find issue after issue - especially after a 'flipper' has done his thing.

Exclusive Buyers Agency Means No Dating Around

Debbie Reynolds's picture
Exclusive Buyers Agency

Real estate agents ask buyers to enter into an exclusive representation agreement with them for the buying of real estate. The agent wants to be assured the relationship will end on a favorable note at the closing table. This agreement creates a contract between the parties and agency and it spells out how an agent is to be paid for their services. It is an exclusive relationship and a commitment is expected.

Retirement: It's Not Your Grandma's House Anymore

Kristin Walter's picture
Image courtesy of “Sunday Walk” by Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Active members of the 50+ community are are seeking to be a part of the real estate market in a much different way than before. Instead of keeping the family home as their parents did, they are seeking to make their dreams come true after a lifetime of dedicated work. It's time to downsize, and seek out dream locations like the mountains and ocean for the next phase of life.

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