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20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights:   When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for Continue Reading...

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!  Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.0% over the next year. The Continue Reading...

Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value?

Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value? The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0.9% month-over-month. The release of the report included this headline, “National Home Prices Now 50% Above March 2011 Bottom” The real estate market has come a long way since 2011, which is great news Continue Reading...

For Sale By Owner - Do or Don't?

For Sale By Owner - Do or Don't?Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate Commission One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges for getting their house on the market and selling it. A new study by Collateral Analytics, however, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually Continue Reading...

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help even when hundreds of miles away

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help even when hundreds of miles awayTexas might be a far way from the Northeast, but you can still help the Lone Star State begin recovering from Hurricane Harvey. August 29, 2017 - Federal officials are already predicting Hurricane Harvey — now Tropical Storm Harvey — will drive 30,000 people into shelters and spur 450,000 victims to seek some sort of disaster Continue Reading...

Home Prices Up 6.64% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Prices Up 6.64% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]  Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more! Alaska & Continue Reading...

How a busy Real Estate Broker can turn his or her phone off while on vacation.

How a busy Real Estate Broker can turn his or her phone off while on vacation.I am headed off for vacation next week with the Fam. Do you know why I will be turning my phone off? Here are three main reasons why I can and will turn my phone off while on vacation: First and foremost my brain needs the rest. Just like many of yours do. Taking 5-7 Free Days in a row usually allows your brain to have enough rest that it Continue Reading...

The Dynamic Duo has done it again!

The Dynamic Duo has done it again!Charles Nagy and Theodore Van Laar Win Second Quarter Sales Award VERNON - (August 9, 2017)  Green Team New Jersey Realty in Vernon, NJ is proud to announce that Charles Nagy and Theodore Van Laar recently won the Second Quarter Sales Leader Award.   Geoff Green puts it best… “The Dynamic Duo has done it again!  Actually, this is their Continue Reading...

Nancy Sardo Wins Second Quarter Sales Award

Nancy Sardo Wins Second Quarter Sales Award Nancy Sardo Wins Second Quarter Sales Award WARWICK - (August 8, 2017)  The Green Team Home Selling System in Warwick, NY is proud to announce that Nancy Sardo  recently won the Second Quarter Sales Leader Award.   Nancy has been listing and selling homes in Orange County, New York since 2005.  Dedicated to her profession, she has earned Continue Reading...

LACK OF LISTINGS SLOWING DOWN THE HOUSING MARKET

LACK OF LISTINGS SLOWING DOWN THE HOUSING MARKET    The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2017 will be the year that the housing market races forward again. However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to Continue Reading...

Closing Costs

Closing CostsClosing costs are fees charged by the lender at the closing of a real estate transaction. Closing costs typically add up to thousands of dollars. The good news is that, each year, Bankrate conducts a survey of closing costs in all the states. See what the average fees are for your state. Click Here For Detailed Information By State Continue Reading...

How much does it cost to sell a house?

How much does it cost to sell a house?While many people save for and anticipate the costs associated with buying a home, not everyone realizes that selling a house also comes with its share of fees. In some cases, these fees can account for 10 percent of the sale of the home. While many of these charges are negotiable and can fluctuate depending on the current real estate market, Continue Reading...

The Jolly Onion Will Open Soon!

The Jolly Onion Will Open Soon!As word has begun to spread, it is time to formally share the good news and confirm the true facts about the status of The Jolly Onion in Pine Island, NY. After years of vacancy, I am thrilled to announce that,Yes! The Jolly Onion will open soon, at last! What is going in there & what kind of food will there be?  The new operators Continue Reading...

Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year Low

Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year Low Spring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the snow in search of their dream home. Homeowners, in preparation for the increased demand, are enticed to list their house for sale and move on to the home that will better fit their Continue Reading...

Do Your Future Plans Include a Move? What's Stopping You from Listing Now?

Do Your Future Plans Include a Move? What's Stopping You from Listing Now? Are you an empty-nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does a vacation destination sound more your style? Are you close to retirement and not ready to move yet, but living in a home that is too big in size and maintenance needs? How can you line up your current needs with your goals and dreams for the future? The answer for many Continue Reading...

Nancy Sardo's Bio

Nancy Sardo has been listing and selling homes in all of Orange County, New York since 2005. Her experience and eye for detail allows her to see the potential in resales. Her extensive knowledge will help buyers see all possibilities, whether it be interior and exterior design and/or modifications. As a knowledgeable new construction broker, she Continue Reading...

Open House - Sunday, August 13th, Noon to 3:00PM

Open House - Sunday, August 13th, Noon to 3:00PM Searching for one floor living?  Beautiful, ranch-style townhome at Crystal Springs Resort.  This home has all the conveniences of one-floor living and is in impeccable condition!  Master Bedroom and 2nd bedroom - both with private en-suite bath; living room, dining room, large kitchen with breakfast nook & pantry, plus Continue Reading...

Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing the Supply of Homes for SaleThe price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index. Their latest edition sheds some light Continue Reading...

NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!  We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR)revealed information that suggests that now continues to be a great time to sell your house. Let’s look at the data covered in the Continue Reading...

Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the US The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose (CA), all the way up to 50.1% less Continue Reading...