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Friday, March 25, 2016   /   by Michael Axelrad, GRI

Buying a home in #Westhampton Beach #realestate http://ow.ly/ZWnjs

Shops line Main Street in Westhampton Beach, a tight-knit community working to revitalize its downtown, according to Trustee Brian Tymann
One undeniable appeal is the village beaches, which have been rated among the world’s best, according to Westhampton Beach Trustee Brian Tymann. Tymann calls the village “the first Hampton” — saying it has the benefit of being closer to Manhattan and lacking the heavier traffic farther east on the South Fork.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015   /   by Michael Axelrad, GRI

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Monthly Utility Costs

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Monthly Utility Costs
 
Many homeowners think there’s not much they can do about telephone, heating, water and other utility expenses.
Sure, you may grumble about a high heating bill one month, but what can you do about it?
 
Turns out, you can do plenty. There are several ways to reduce monthly utility costs that can save you tens or even hundreds of dollars.
For example:
 
·     Shop around for a better phone plan. Then contact your phone company. They might match the rates.
 
·     Turn down the thermostat on your water heater. You likely don’t need tap water to be that hot.
 
·     Clean the screen on your outside air conditioning unit regularly. (Gently with the water hose.)
Dirt and leaves can build up on it, reducing the unit’s efficiency.
 
·     Leverage the sun. Open curtains in; ...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015   /   by Michael Axelrad, GRI

Should You “High Ball” Your Listing Price?

Should You “High Ball” Your Listing Price?
One of the most important decisions you make when selling your home is
setting the listing price. That can be tricky. After all, if you price your
property too low, you leave money on the table perhaps thousands of dollars.
On the other hand, if you price your home too high, many buyers won’t even
bother to see it, believing it is too expensive.

Even with that reality, there are some sellers who contemplate setting a high
listing price in the hopes of a windfall. They want some unsuspecting buyer
to fall in love with the home and buy it even though it’s overpriced.
That rarely, if ever, happens.

Instead, the listing often languishes on the market because its listing price is
conspicuously much higher than its market value. Think about it. If two similar homes,
side by side, are for sale, and one is priced $40,000 higher than the other,
wouldn’t you wonder what was going on? That’s exactl5 ...

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