• Consider Your Pets When Buying a Home Consider Your Pets When Buying a Home

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    Consider Your Pets When Buying a Home

     

    If you have dogs, cats, or other pets in your family, you'll want to take their needs into account when you're looking to buy a house. Yes,really. Your furry friends might seem easygoing, but certain homes—and neighborhoods—are more pet-friendly than others.

    Here are some things to consider that often get overlooked; keep them in mind when looking for place where you and your pets can live in peace.

     

    1.  Consider the local pet laws.

    Even if you own a piece of property, it's not guaranteed that your pets will be welcomed there.  Depending on the number and the breed, there may be restrictions especially within an HOA condo development.  

    Some considerations

    • Some HOAs or condo developments restrict the number or type of pets you can have, or spell out how your pet must be restrained in common areas
    • In condo developments, there is often a limit on the number of pets per unit.
    • If you have a breed that tends to bark a lot, find out if your HOA enforces any noise ordinances.

     

    2. Check out the yard and fencing.

    Having a yard where pets can roam is amazing, of course, but keep in mind that if you want to keep your pets in (or other critters out), you'll have to have a fence—or build one.

    There may be zoning laws that only allow underground electric fencing, restrictions on the size or materials allowed for outdoor kennels or dog runs, and most neighborhood zoning will not allow animals to run free, so if you’re looking for a country setting, always...

     

    If you have dogs, cats, or other pets in your family, you'll want to take their needs into account when you're looking to buy a house. Yes,really. Your furry friends might seem easygoing, but certain homes—and neighborhoods—are more pet-friendly than others.

    Here are some things to consider that often get overlooked; keep them in mind when looking for place where you and your pets can live in peace.

     

    1.  Consider the local pet laws.

    Even if you own a piece of property, it's not guaranteed that your pets will be welcomed there.  Depending on the number and the breed, there may be restrictions especially within an HOA condo development.  

    Some considerations

    • Some HOAs or condo developments restrict the number or type of pets you can have, or spell out how your pet must be restrained in common areas
    • In condo developments, there is often a limit on the number of pets per unit.
    • If you have a breed that tends to bark a lot, find out if your HOA enforces any noise ordinances.

     

    2. Check out the yard and fencing.

    Having a yard where pets can roam is amazing, of course, but keep in mind that if you want to keep your pets in (or other critters out), you'll have to have a fence—or build one.

    There may be zoning laws that only allow underground electric fencing, restrictions on the size or materials allowed for outdoor kennels or dog runs, and most neighborhood zoning will not allow animals to run free, so if you’re looking for a country setting, always...

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  • Long Island Real Estate Investing Long Island Real Estate Investing

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    Long Island Real Estate Investing

    Long Island may not be big but is very densely populated. The Island is filled with hungry real estate investors of all ages, looking to close deals on the daily. That being said, there are a few strategies that are vital to assure that you stay ahead of the competition.

    Diligence

    Do your research; fall in love with the numbers, not the property. The worst thing a real estate investor can do is rush into an investment with little to no knowledge. Knowing your market is a key element to your success as an investor in real estate.

    Consistency

    You need to be constantly marketing, improving operational activities, and creating relationships. You need to be involved in your business every day. You never know when the million-dollar opportunity is going to pop up. Especially in the Long Island market, the competition is resilient so you must act fast.

    Build an Excellent Team

    There is no way that you can be successful in real estate investing unless you build a trustworthy and hardworking team. There are too many moving pieces and expertise needed for one person to handle it efficiently.  To learn more about team building check out our blog titled “Your Real Estate Investing Team.”

               

    Long Island may not be big but is very densely populated. The Island is filled with hungry real estate investors of all ages, looking to close deals on the daily. That being said, there are a few strategies that are vital to assure that you stay ahead of the competition.

    Diligence

    Do your research; fall in love with the numbers, not the property. The worst thing a real estate investor can do is rush into an investment with little to no knowledge. Knowing your market is a key element to your success as an investor in real estate.

    Consistency

    You need to be constantly marketing, improving operational activities, and creating relationships. You need to be involved in your business every day. You never know when the million-dollar opportunity is going to pop up. Especially in the Long Island market, the competition is resilient so you must act fast.

    Build an Excellent Team

    There is no way that you can be successful in real estate investing unless you build a trustworthy and hardworking team. There are too many moving pieces and expertise needed for one person to handle it efficiently.  To learn more about team building check out our blog titled “Your Real Estate Investing Team.”

               

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  • Millennials and Real Estate Investing Millennials and Real Estate Investing

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    Millennials and Real Estate Investing

    There are many ways to plan for retirement. The most valuable method is the one that most people overlook. 401k’s are a great way to save if you have a job that offers one, but what about the people who are their own boss? Real estate investing is a great solution for them. More and more Millennials are shifting into real estate investing as an investment to allow income and maintain freedom. There are no exact stats but Coldwell Banker agent Shannon Crutchfield said she sees a growing number of Millennial investors in the tri-state area. It is a long-term investment so you might as well start early.

    There are many ways to plan for retirement. The most valuable method is the one that most people overlook. 401k’s are a great way to save if you have a job that offers one, but what about the people who are their own boss? Real estate investing is a great solution for them. More and more Millennials are shifting into real estate investing as an investment to allow income and maintain freedom. There are no exact stats but Coldwell Banker agent Shannon Crutchfield said she sees a growing number of Millennial investors in the tri-state area. It is a long-term investment so you might as well start early.

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