Islip, NY Real Estate News

By Coldwell Banker Matherson
(Coldwell Banker Matherson)
The Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent    1. Education & Experience    You don't need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does. Henry Ford once said that when you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are. The trick is to find the right person. Why not hire a person with more education and experience than you? We're all looking for more precious time in our lives, and hiring pros gives us that time.    2. Agents are Buffers Agents take the spam out of your property showings and visits. If you're a buyer of new homes, your agent will whip out there sword and keep the builder's agents at bay, preventing them from biting or nipping at your heels. If you're a seller, your agent will...
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By claudia webber
(1st Long Island Realty Group Horse Properties Division)
The Town of Islip recently instituted a crack down on illegal apartment rentals in One family homes in the Town of Islip.Having borne the burden of a Town Official mascarading to be a potential Buyer at a recent Open House, I cannot help but feel passionate about the underhanded unscrupulous manner these Officials have utilized to fine not only the Real Estate Agent, but also the Homeowner.  Many of my recent homeowners purchased their homes in the exact same setup as they are in today.  Just recently one of my homeowners was fined for having walls in her basement and a bathroom.  The homeowner purchased her house just that way less than 7 years earlier.  The town has now fined me for representing a single family home with illegal walls and also fined the homeowner for having walls in h...
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