Merrick, NY Real Estate News

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Opportunity Knocks for Young Buyers Does it surprise you to hear that Zillow's PR department looks to ActiveRain for the most accurate real estate information and buyers and sellers to connect with? Probably not. Practically anyone in need of something real estate-related starts their search with ActiveRain. Even a dubious relationship can find ways to rely on each other for support.Zillow was filming a clip for ABC World News about young buyers and what the currently reduced mortgage rates will mean to them in savings on a monthly basis and how this increases their buying power. I received an email from them and responded one Saturday night. Wish I could say I had something more exciting to do! I was working with a couple who fit the bill and were excited to appear on T.V.A good time w...
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By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
The name of the real estate game is to Get In and Get Out of the market as quickly as you can. When a topic is summarized this well, there just isn't any need to rewrite it. Just in time for the upcoming Spring selling season, solid, relevant advice to all home sellers who would be wise to heed this advice:     HOME SELLERS: THE CURSE OF THE FIRST OFFER Written by Bob Hunt on Monday, 29 December 2014 10:49 am Sometimes when everything goes right we have trouble accepting that fact. Perhaps nowhere is this phenomenon more clearly illustrated than in the case where a seller receives a good offer right away. The annals of real estate are well stocked with stories of sellers who refused to take a good, but not perfect, first offer, and who then waited a long, long time before finally accept...
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By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
I've got 99 problems but the listing agent ain't one   Inspired by Jeff Dowler's CRS  Are You on the “List of Agents I Want to do Business With?” Fact of life:  Sometimes you cringe when you see the name of a listing agent by a property you think your clients will like.  Because you know, a transaction with this agent will reveal a personality completely antithetical to his/her advertised persona. Drama? Who needs it? Raised voices, angry words, unprofessional language, dead silence. Can we just get the job done, please?   I used to wonder what it meant when I always received a thank you note from the opposing side. Did I represent my client to the very best of my ability if everyone is still on speaking terms when it's all "said and done?" I don't wonder anymore.   From one of our earl...
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By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
  At the Eleventh Hour   While revelers everywhere prepared to celebrate the New Year, I happily sat around a closing table with other key players, patiently awaiting wire confirmation that signaled the end of the transaction. A complicated short sale, many months in the making, and frequently threatening to fall apart, finally closed very late in the day on December 31st, as just about everyone else had already shut down and a previously filled-to-capacity parking lot had emptied.      Smiles all around - the perfect beginning for a young family.      We couldn't leave without their HGTV moment. A very Happy New Year to all and may this signal the approach of all good things to come in 2015!    
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By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Great Menorah Car Parade & Menorah Lighting of Merrick, NY   An annual tradition brought to you by the Chabad of Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh - Together in the rain, over 40 cars spread the light of Chanukah through the streets of Merrick & Bellmore, and then joined together for a special celebration... On Tuesday, Dec. 16, we welcomed and publicized the first night of Chanukah by lighting the first candle on the 12 Ft. Menorah at the gazebo at the Merrick LIRR. Those who braved the wet weather enjoyed dancing to lively Chanukah music with the 'Dancing Rabbis', and finished off 300 potato latkes and jelly donuts! Completely oblivious to the News 12 film crew, there I stand, in my grey, winter hat and coat, experiencing a quiet moment as I watch the program. The holiday commemorates, most no...
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By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Shine the Light   On days like this one, while NY is awaiting yet another Nor'easter to pass through our fine city, gray, blustery and wet is all you can expect to see outside.      Perhaps, you have an appointment to take home photos. If rescheduling is an option, that's definitely the way to go because natural light is always best. But, if for one reason or another, your appointment can't be changed or there are rooms with less desirable sunlight exposure or just spaces that have no windows at all, what can an agent do?   Professional photographers know that time of day, camera direction and weather are super important in capturing that special shot. However, if there isn't the flexibility of time and/or money to accomplish that, from a consumer perspective, do photos taken in artific...
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
  Merrick Woods 5 Bedroom Ranger Ranch House Newly Price Adjusted   Open House October 19th - 1:00PM - 3:00PM   Click Here to view current inventory of similar homes for sale in Merrick   Listing Details Home For Sale In Merrick Woods 26 Helene., Merrick,  NY 11758 ML#2684599 Price Just Reduced From $679,000.00 to $619,990.00 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 School District 25   Click Here To  View This Impressive 5 Bedroom House For Sale In Merrick Woods   Impressive Ranger Ranch OverviewMapsPhotosOpen HouseMarket Stats $619,990 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 BathroomsLot: 7,000 sqft Location 26 Helene Ave.Merrick, NY 11566USA  Click Here For Driving Directions to 26 Helene Ave., Merrick, NY 11566   Merrick is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in ...
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Totally Updated Colonial - Merrick, NY Goes Under Contract RE/MAX Wittney Estates  View Similar Homes Currently Available for Sale In Merrick    Listing Details 1310 Whittier Ave.,Merrick,  NY 11566 Built 1962 Price - $499,000 MLS number 2608301 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 1 Full 1 Half Garage - Yes Basement - Full Taxes $12,078.78   If you have any questions about this Newly Updated Colonial in Wenshaw Park contact  Katherine Giordano with RE/MAX Wittney Estates.   Let her vast experience and love for the real estate business serve you when it's time for you to buy or sell your home.         Click Here for a Free Pre-Approval                  9 Things Buyers Should Know About When Buying A House         To Learn About Buyer Representation Click Here      It's Time To Buy Click Here To Learn ...
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Merrick Woods 5 Bedroom Ranch House Newly  Price Adjusted Open House August 14th - 1:00PM - 3:00PM  Click Here to view current inventory of similar homes for sale in Merrick   Listing Details Home For Sale In Merrick Woods 26 Helene., Merrick,  NY 11758 ML#2684599 Price Just Reduced From $649,990.00 to $624,990.00 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 School District 25   Click Here To  View This Impressive 5 Bedroom House For Sale In Merrick Woods      Amazing Gourmet Kitchen     Click here to view more photos of this "Impressive"  house for sale  Click Here For Driving Directions to 26 Helene Ave., Merrick, NY 11566   Merrick is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 22,097.[1] The name "Merr...
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By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Proofread and Publish   Call me old-fashioned but I'm a bit of a stickler for accuracy.   Before you go ahead and publish that post, take a few minutes to examine your text to detect and correct typos and mistakes in grammar, spelling, and style.   If you're lucky enough to merit a feature, all your readers will find your flawless content to be the best representation of your careful and loving attention to detail.  Ponder its longevity.  Long after you've forgotten its creation, it will still be accessible to online users. Our lives are busy and fast-paced. Who can blame us for attempting to bang out a quick post in the precious few minutes we have available during the day? We're just making good use of our time. Make the commitment to Proofread and Publish. Relish the process. Delight...
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
5 Bedroom Ranger Ranch House In Merrick Woods In Contract   Click Here to view current inventory of similar homes for sale in Merrick       Listing Details     26 Helene Ave., Merrick,  NY 11566 ML#2684599  Price $624,990.00 Bedrooms 5  Bathrooms 3 School District 25   Impressive 5 Bedroom House In Merrick Woods           Amazing Gourmet Kitchen       Merrick is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 22,097.[1] The name "Merrick" is taken from Meroke, the name (meaning peaceful) of the Algonquian tribe formerly indigenous to the area. It is served by the Merrick station on the Long Island Rail Road.        9 Things Buyers Should Know About When Buying A House      Learn About Buye...
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
5 Bedroom Ranger Ranch House In Merrick Woods Click Here to view current inventory of similar homes for sale in Merrick       Listing Details  Home For Sale In Merrick Woods  26 Helene Ave., Merrick,  NY 11758  ML#2684599  Price  $624,990.00  Bedrooms 5  Bathrooms 3  School District 25         Amazing Gourmet Kitchen      Merrick is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 22,097.[1] The name "Merrick" is taken from Meroke, the name (meaning peaceful) of the Algonquian tribe formerly indigenous to the area. It is served by the Merrick station on the Long Island Rail Road.         9 Things Buyers Should Know About When Buying A House      Learn About Buyer Representation        It's ...
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By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down...Open Concept Revisited   Everything old is new again.Sooner or later, it all comes back, normally with a fashion-forward twist. For clothing, it has long been my policy to pass on a trend  its second go-round if I'm old enough to remember wearing it the first time. On HGTV, the other day, they were putting UP wallpaper. My point? While open concept is incredibly awesome at first glance, sometimes we really do miss the room divisions.  One of my earlier posts deliberated the open kitchen concept.   Do-you-want-an-open-kitchen-floor-plan?  It began, "In theory, I love an open floor plan. It's so light, spacious, connected - oh, just so modern!"  It's only in practice that I prefer the privacy; rooms designated for a single purpose. Home styles average a ...
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Open House 8/10/14 - 12:00 - 2:00 PM Check Out This 5 Bedroom Ranger Ranch House Just Price Reduced In Merrick Woods Click Here to view current inventory of similar homes for sale in Merrick   Listing Details Home For Sale In Merrick Woods 26 Helene Ave., Merrick,  NY 11758 ML#2684599 Price Just Reduced From $679,000.00 To $624,990.00 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 School District 25   Click Here To  View This Impressive 5 Bedroom House For Sale In Merrick Woods        Amazing Gourmet Kitchen     Click here to view more photos of this "Impressive"  house for sale  Click Here For Driving Directions to 26 Helene Ave., Merrick, NY 11566   Merrick is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 22,...
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
 5 Bedroom Ranger Ranch House Just Price Reduced In Merrick Woods Click Here to view current inventory of similar homes for sale in Merrick   Listing Details Home For Sale In Merrick Woods 26 Helene Ave., Merrick,  NY 11758 ML#2684599 Price  $624,990.00 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 School District 25    Impressive 5 Bedroom House For Sale Merrick Woods        Amazing Gourmet Kitchen    Merrick is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 22,097.[1] The name "Merrick" is taken from Meroke, the name (meaning peaceful) of the Algonquian tribe formerly indigenous to the area. It is served by the Merrick station on the Long Island Rail Road.       9 Things Buyers Should Know About When Buying ...
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By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
  I'm a Grandmother!   Yes, it's official, I'm a grandmother!  July 27th, I finally laid eyes upon my first grandchild and she's as beautiful and precious as I imagined all these months. Where did the time go? It all went by so fast. Time for a new stage of life and brand new memories. Welcome to the world Simone Leah.    
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Merrick Woods 5 Bedroom Ranch House Newly  Price Adjusted Open House August 14th - 1:00PM - 3:00PM  Click Here to view current inventory of similar homes for sale in Merrick   Listing Details Home For Sale In Merrick Woods 26 Helene., Merrick,  NY 11758 ML#2684599 Price Just Reduced From $649,990.00 to $624,990.00 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 School District 25   Click Here To  View This Impressive 5 Bedroom House For Sale In Merrick Woods      Amazing Gourmet Kitchen     Click here to view more photos of this "Impressive"  house for sale  Click Here For Driving Directions to 26 Helene Ave., Merrick, NY 11566   Merrick is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 22,097.[1] The name "Merr...
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By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
  What's My Value Proposition? Even NYSAR is Asking!   Organizations all over, and not just in our real estate industry, are taking a moment to reflect and asking, "What's my value proposition?" With all the competition that exists,  companies are looking for a way to differentiate themselves. "What do we bring to the table?" they're asking. The most accurate response needs to stem from those on the outside looking in. In other words, from the customer/client perspective, and not the other way around.    A couple of weeks back, I gladly took part in a task force that was formed by the New York State Association of Realtors for the purpose of hashing out our value proposition. Agents representing the many geographical areas of New York State holed up at a lovely hotel in Albany for a 24 ...
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
5 Bedroom Ranch House Available For Sale In Merrick Woods   Click Here to view current inventory of similar homes for sale in Merrick Listing Details Home For Sale In Merrick Woods 81 Ripplewater Ave., Merrick,  NY 11758 ML#2684599 Price Just Reduced From $679,000.00 To $649,990.00 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 School District 25   Click Here To  View This Impressive 5 Bedroom House For Sale In Merrick Woods        Amazing Gourmet Kitchen     Click here to view more photos of this "Impressive"  house for sale  Click Here For Driving Directions to 26 Helene Ave., Merrick, NY 11566   Merrick is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 22,097.[1] The name "Merrick" is taken from Meroke, the n...
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By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
AN OPEN LETTER REGARDING PREDATORY PRACTICES   Dear Prospective HomeBuyer,   Yesterday, you learned that the elderly owners of the Queens house you toured were prematurely forced to move out of their home. A chronic illness has stolen some of their independence and they were faced with the difficult transition of moving in with their adult children. The homeowners are greatly motivated to sell and are willing to entertain all reasonable offers. The asking price is the lowest in the area and represents great value for that particular neighborhood. While fresh paint throughout and resurfaced wood floors would brighten up the rooms tremendously, the current condition of the home is reflected in the listing price. A new roof and new windows may also be necessary in time but are not required...
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