Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / by Justyna Rzeszuto
You already had a chance to get to know me briefly in a previous post. For those who missed it, let me introduce myself once again - My name is Justyna, Justyna Rzeszuto and I am a Realtor with EXIT Realty Achieve.
This time, I would like you to meet someone else, someone wonderful who is a big part of my life from a business perspective, but not only.
Some people believe that you can achieve anything you dream about, when you work hard for it. I believe that this is true, however, I don't think that you can maximize your human potential with a hard work and hard work only. I can admit that I am happy for who I am and where I am in my life. I've learned and accomplished things that I was dreaming about as a little kid. The most important lesson I learned through all my life is experiences is that I would not have done a 1% of things that I have, if it wasn't for other people.
"Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much" - Helen Keller
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Friday, March 19, 2021 / by Natalie Carey
My name is Natalie Carey and I am a lifelong resident of the Town of Smithtown.I have raised my three children here and know how much the town has to offer. The Town of Smithtown has wonderful beaches, parks, recreational activities, and senior citizen programs, available to residents only. While my primary area of expertise radiates out from the Town of Smithtown, it is in no way limited to this area. My previous career as a professional photograph brought me to location shoots throughout Long Island. Each town has its own unique qualities that attract buyers. Whether some of your deciding factors on choosing an area include proximity to the beach, shopping, LIRR commute time, love of nature or convenience to shopping, there is a town for you and I will help you find a home location that works with your lifestyle. Taking the stress out of buying or selling a home is a big part of my job. Connecting you with the right team of professionals helps to ensure a s; ...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / by Jeff Mistretta
Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade.
However, according to two separate reports*, buyer demand dramatically increased over the last three months, leading into this spring buyers’ market (the March data is not yet available).
Both the ShowingTime Showing Index and the National Association of REALTORS Buyer Traffic Index show that buyer demand has increased in each of the last three months.
Why the increase in demand? Increased buying power.
According to the National Association of Realtors’ Economists’ Outlook Blog, purchasing a home has become more affordable, which has led to increased demand.
“Due to the combination of falling home prices and mortgage rates, the income needed to make an affordable mortgage payment (mortgage no more than 25% of income) on a medi ...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 / by Jeff Mistretta
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 finding local contractors who can help! ...
Friday, March 22, 2019 / by Jeff Mistretta
Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest home values will not crash as they did a decade ago. Instead, this time they will come in for a soft landing.
The previous housing market was fueled by an artificial demand created by mortgage standards that were far too lenient. When this demand was shut off, a flood of inventory came to market. This included heavily discounted distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales).
Today’s market is totally different. Mortgage standards are tighter than they were prior to the last boom and bust. There is no fear that a rush of foreclosures will come to market. The Mortgage Bankers’ Association just announced that foreclosures are lower today than at any time since 1996.
Case Shiller looks at the percentage of appreciation as compared to the same month the year prior. ...