Lifestyles

May 23, 2019

4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts.

For the sixth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! That has not always ...

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May 30, 2018

Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes for Their Dream Homes

Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes for Their Dream Homes | Keeping Current Matters

A new trend has begun to emerge. With home prices skyrocketing in the starter home category, many first-time homebuyers are skipping the traditional starter homes and moving right into their dream homes.

What’s a Starter Home?

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), simply put, a starter home is ...

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Dec. 14, 2017

Should Boomers Buy or Rent after Selling?

Should Boomers Buy or Rent after Selling?

Should Boomers Buy or Rent after Selling? | Keeping Current Matters

In a recent CNBC article, it was reported that many baby boomers are selling their current homes and moving into rentals, rather than purchasing another home.

“Between 2009 and 2015, the number of renters aged 55 or above rose 28 percent, while those ...

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Dec. 5, 2017

Bird's Eye View: Levittown

Every month, we will ask a resident of a Long Island town to give us a "bird's eye view" of their town as a whole: why they chose it, what to look out for when choosing a home there, and most importantly, where to eat.  This month, we spoke ...

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Oct. 3, 2017

Picking Your Perfect Long Island Neighborhood

 

With over 400 miles of beach coastline, beautiful natural parks, and thriving nightlife, Long Island is the perfect destination for young families. This region is home to magnificent castles, historic buildings, and mansions. Its beaches are famous all over the world for their long stretches of sand and clean ...

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Sept. 1, 2017

4 Changes to Real Estate after Labor Day

 

 

 

 

While many people think the unofficial start of the fall season means the real estate market shuts down for hibernation, Labor Day marks a great time for home buyers to start the leg work that goes into finding the right house at the right time.

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Oct. 27, 2015

Where To Get Scared on Long Island this Halloween

Long Island is a great place to take the kids trick or treating, but that doesn’t mean it has nothing to offer teenagers and adults alike. Sometimes we just want to get scared.  So for those young and young at heart, here are the best spots to get scared silly ...

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June 1, 2015

Five Ways For You and Your Family to Spend Your Summer in Long Island

Hot times, summer in Long Island. While the city might get all the song lyrics, there are a wealth of things to do as a home owner (or renter) on Long Island during the summer time. When the weather is fine. Particularly for families. Here are five of our family-friendly ...

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Nov. 17, 2014

Braving the Winter on Long Island

Winter is Coming.  And while that may excite the most ardent Game of Thrones follower, it can be a painful proposition for New Yorkers.  And on Long Island, a region that boasts beautiful parks and beaches, it may be especially frightening.  But, it doesn't have to be.  For every ...

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Aug. 6, 2013

Best Parks in the Merrick/Bellmore/Wantagh Area

 

Living on Long Island, where many people have big backyards and their own private swimming pools, it's easy to take for granted the wonderful public parks that your taxes help to build and pay for. If you live in or are thinking about moving to the Merrick/Bellmore ...

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