figure 10 minutes but of course if you are on a tight schedule leave a few more minutes like 12 to 15 , if you are being droped off , if you are tight for time and need to park leave more time but its basically less then 3 miles away... more
If referring to RealtyTrac ads, keep in mind that RealtyTrac's information may not always be accurate and oftentimes can be misleading--you could be looking at a lis pendens property--notice of default--some of those properties may not be for sale yet, and some may never be, if the default is satisfied by the owner. If you are interested in foreclosures, work with an agent, as most do end up being listed by a broker--he/she will have access to reliable information--also don't overlook traditional sales as some may turn out to be a much better bargain than some of the foreclosure properties. According to MLS, currently there is one bank owned property in Jericho listed at $799,000. For available area properties check www.mlsli.com... more
If you are looking to purchase now is the time to consider using a Realtor especially if the seller has representation; your agent will then help you in deciding a fair offer based on all your above stated concerns.
If new homes, or a new phase, is under construction, selling an existing home in the same neighborhood can be challenging. After all, why buy a 'resale' when I can pick out styles and colors to my own taste and it's new. Also, builders often add incentives for buyers including very attractive financing. If one buys in one of these neighborhoods, plan to be there 5 to 7 years, until the neighborhood "builds out."... more