Found 711 blog entries tagged as buying.

Real Estate Word of the Day: Homeowner's Association

A homeowner's association is an organization within a residential community that establishes and enforces rules and regulations to maintain property values and quality of life for its residents. These communities can range from single-family homes and townhouses to condominiums and planned developments.

HOAs set forth rules and guidelines governing various aspects of community living, including architectural standards, landscaping requirements, noise regulations, and pet policies. These rules help maintain a cohesive and visually appealing neighborhood aesthetic.

Many HOAs are responsible for the upkeep of common areas such as parks, pools, clubhouses, and landscaping. These amenities…

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Real Estate Word of the Day: "As Is"

When it comes to buying or selling real estate, the term "as is" often appears, but what does it really mean? In simple terms, selling a property "as is" means that the seller is offering it in its current condition, without making any repairs or improvements, and without any warranties or guarantees regarding its condition. Essentially, the buyer accepts the property with all its faults, defects, and issues, if any, without the seller being obligated to address them.

For sellers, listing a property "as is" can offer certain advantages. It provides transparency about the property's condition upfront, which can save time and hassle during negotiations. Sellers are not required to invest additional time or money…

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Pros and Cons of Hiring a Property Manager

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An individual or business engaged to supervise a real estate unit's daily operations is known as a property manager. When they are unable or unwilling to handle the properties themselves, real estate investors and property owners usually hire property managers. A property manager plays the important role of managing a specific property and listens to the list of regulations that the property owner sets out for them.

As always when it comes to putting your trust in a person or a team to run your business for you whilst you are handling the behind the scenes work, there are always pros and cons. Managing many properties and maintaining tenant satisfaction may be challenging. If you don't have the time to…

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Our Million Dollar Sales in 2023!

With the start of 2024, we wanted to shed light on our sales of 2023 and showcase how our agents are always able to work diligently to sell homes no matter what obstacles come their way. We first want to thank our amazing clients who without them none of this would be possible, but maybe more importantly we wanted to thank each and every single one of our agents who represented their clients with the utmost amount of professionalism and integrity, all while upholding the values of what it means to be a Tom Crimmins Realty Agent. We are so proud of all of our agents, and we wish them nothing but continued success moving forward! Thank You for fully embodying the characteristics of the Tom Crimmins Realty Family.


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Real Estate Word of the Day: Under Contract

When a buyer identifies a property they're interested in, the first step is to make an offer. Once the seller accepts the offer, the property transitions into the under contract phase. This period is often a time of anticipation and optimism for both parties involved. Being under contract essentially means that both the buyer and seller have agreed on the terms and conditions outlined in the purchase agreement. This agreement typically includes details such as the purchase price, closing date, and any contingencies that must be met for the sale to proceed smoothly. 

Contingencies, often included in the contract, are conditions that must be satisfied for the sale to move forward. Common contingencies…

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Main Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Home

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A home is a long-term investment as it can increase in value, gain equity and many other reasons for a home being an investment. When purchasing a home, there are many things that you should look for. These factors can be a good determination of whether the home is a good fit and whether you should consider making an offer at this house. Some factors to consider while buying a new home are as follows:

  • Price of the property
  • Location of the home
  • Main Functions the home provides
  • Size of the property
  • Structure of the property Design and upgrades
  • Home Type and Style
  • Condition of the home
  • Safety of the neighborhood

The following factors are significant when looking…

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Real Estate Word of the Day: Inspection

A home inspection is a thorough examination of a property's condition, typically conducted by a licensed and qualified home inspector. The primary objective is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the property's structural integrity, safety, and overall condition.

This process involves a detailed examination of various components, including:

  • Structural Components - Inspectors evaluate the foundation, walls, roof, and other structural elements to ensure they are sound and free from defects.
  • Mechanical Systems - This encompasses the inspection of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, plumbing, and electrical systems to guarantee they function correctly.
  • Interior and Exterior…

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Real Estate Word of the Day: Will

A will is a legal document that outlines your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets and the care of your dependents after your passing. While many associate wills primarily with financial assets, they play an equally pivotal role in the realm of real estate.

Real estate is a substantial component of many individuals' estates, encompassing homes, lands, and commercial properties. It is crucial to address these assets explicitly in your will to avoid complications and disputes among heirs.

Key Components of Wills
  • Clearly stipulate how you wish your real estate holdings to be distributed. Specify who will inherit each property, taking into account the unique circumstances of your beneficiaries.

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All about the Staten Island neighborhood Willowbrook

Staten Island is broken down into 14 different zip codes from 10301 to 10314 and into 67 different neighborhoods. Throughout this series of blogs, we will be discussing each and every neighborhood on Staten Island as well as breaking down the history, what stands there today and transportation and what community district it falls into. Staten Island is broken up into three different community districts which are: North Shore, Mid-Island, and South Shore.

Today we will be breaking down all the history about the Staten Island neighborhood, Willowbrook. This neighborhood is home to the Mid-Island & the zip code 10314. Situated immediately south of Port Richmond, it is west of Meiers Corners and…

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Holiday Activites to do in Staten Island

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New York City is known for their atmosphere during the holiday season with different cuisines, pop-up bars, light shows, Christmas trees to see! New York combines the holiday spirit with the festive atmosphere to bring everyone including residents and visitors a holiday experience to remember! Especially living in Staten Island during the holidays gives the residents here multiple different things to do. Living close to the city allows and gives residents multiple options when trying something to plan something to do that is holiday related. Some different holidays events to do in Staten Island and New York City include:

  • Visiting Rockefeller Center
  • Dyker Heights Holiday Lights
  • Radio City…

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