Saturday, October 3, 2009

Things To Consider When Searching For A Home

Before deciding which house to buy, think about your lifestyle, your current and anticipated housing needs, and your budget. It’s a good idea to create a prioritized list of features you want in your next home – you'll soon discover finding the right house involves striking a balance between your "must-haves" and your "nice-to-haves." To start, consider your lifestyle. If you love to cook, you'll want a well-equipped kitchen. If you're into gardening, you'll want a yard. If you're planning your office at home, you may want a room for a separate library or work space. If you have several cars, you may require a larger garage. Use this list as your search guide. Next, think about what you might need in the future. As you consider your housing needs, it's important to consider how long you may live in your home. If you're newly married, you might not be concerned with a school district right now, but you could be in a few years. If you have aging parents, you may want to look at homes that offer living arrangements for them as well as you. It’s important to think about your new home’s location just as carefully as you do about a house’s features. Location is a huge part of any move. In addition to considering the distance to work, you need to evaluate the availability of shopping, police and fire protection, medical facilities, school and day-care, traffic and parking, trash and garbage collection, even recreational facilities. Perhaps the most important decision is deciding on the type of home you want. Do you want a condominium or a co-op? A town house or a detached single-family home? Do you want brick, stone, stucco, wood, vinyl siding, or something else? Do you prefer a new home or an older one? Through all of this, make sure to talk to your real estate professional about where you want to live. While more buyers now use the Internet to gain access to listings, or available properties for sale, it is still a good idea to use an agent. The agent brings value to the entire process: he or she is available to analyze data, answer questions, share their professional expertise, and handle all the paperwork and legwork that is involved in the real estate transaction.

Plainview, Old-Bethpage Real Estate Closings for Sept. 2009

1) 4 Sherman Rd Old Bethpage $440,000 Exp Ranch
2) 44 Schoolhouse Rd Old Bethpage $475,000 2 Story
3) 38 Janet Dr Plainview $336,000 Ranch
4) 20 Heather Ln Plainview $335,000 Ranch
5) 12 Wendell St Plainview $380,000 Ranch
6) 138 Main Pkwy We Plainview $340,000 Hi Ranch
7 ) 84 Briarwood Ln Plainview $379,000 Ranch
8) 26 Kalda Ln Plainview $390,000 Ranch
9) 11 Maxine Ave Plainview $413,888 Split
10 ) 157 Floral Ave Plainview $415,000 Cape
11) 122 Manor St Plainview $410,000 Split
12) 23 Acorn Ln Plainview $465,000 Splanch
13) 58 Lincoln Rd Plainview $435,000 Cape
14) 19 Pearl Dr Plainview $465,000 Split
15) 19 Pearl Dr Plainview $465,000 Split
16) 3 Glen Dr Plainview $495,000 Split
17 ) 39 Melony Ave Plainview $480,000 Exp Ranch
18 ) 16 Harold Rd Plainview $475,000 Split
19) 117 Northern Pky Plainview $525,000 Split
20 ) 54 Shelter Hill Rd Plainview $590,000 Split
21) 35 Roxton Rd Plainview $650,000 Split
22) 17 Charlotte Pl Plainview $810,000 Colonial
23) 41 Midwood Dr Plainview $925,000 Colonial
24)640 Washington Ave Plainview $975,000 Colonial