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Quality of Life in Suffolk County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jan 17, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
Fri Dec 9, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
It would DEPEND on several things: (it always "depends")

Would upgrading the Kitchen make it too nice for the neighborhood; would it be over-improved?
Would the amount you invest be dis-proportional to the Value of the house?
Would you do it "right" or cut corners?
Would you do it good taste, for the Buyer's taste, (Stainless Steel, not Black or Avocado appliances)?
Would you pull Permits, so that it doesn't come back on you?

Then the answer is, YES!
It will return between 80% and 150% of your investment. (That big variance is who's opinion you ask: I say 150%, but I did Kitchens & Baths for a living in a previous life.)

Good luck and may God bless
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
Charlotte Friedman answered:
In my opinion just surface touch up, maybe counter, or paint job. but most buyers like their own taste.
However if your Kitchen looks bad you can do a very nice inexpensive change. They will more than likely take it out anyway.
But it may increase the value of what you have. Just be sure that increase is worth it.
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
Jaishree Zilpelwar answered:
Yes, I do have the information. How can I help you? What kind of information are you looking for?
If you like I can email you some information. Thank you.
Jane Zilpelwar
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Wed Oct 15, 2008
Leigh Newport answered:

I lived in Antioch, CA. for three years from 2002-2005, which borders both Brentwood and Oakley. In my opinion, Brentwood has better infrastructure, such as brand new schools and housing developments, yet still surrounded by the rural agriculture. We always went to Brentwood for the fabulous farm stands and u-pick farms. Brentwood is more visually appealing as well, to me personally. I would try to prioritize what your biggest needs are for your future home. Is it schools, a reasonable commute, access to transportation? You may also want to check the crime rates for each area to help you make your decision. Have you been to both locations?

Good luck with your search. Feel free to email me with any additional questions you might have regarding that general area. I am a Home Stager, not a realtor, so can only provide you information based upon my personal experience.

Leigh Newport
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Thu Sep 18, 2008
joe asked:
Realtors--and there are many of them-- who list illegal rental homes and apartments are subject to violations by the town and will be reported immediately. The nerve of agents who serve...
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Sun Jun 5, 2016
Franklin Blacker answered:
Absolutely, yes. A housing rental certificate must be on file, both for the home and the apartment as well.
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Fri Nov 8, 2013
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If you're talking as a real estate broker and wondering about the quality of "work" life, fasten your seatbelt.
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