Archive for August, 2007

Long Island Real Estate – What we used to find our house!

Posted on the August 24th, 2007 under Interesting by

Just a few suggestions on what we used for find the house we just purchased… I am sure some of you know these already, but for those that don’t here are a few GREAT resources!

http://Zillow.com – The Web 2.0 of Real Estate Sites

http://PropertyShark.com – GREAT SITE! – shows everthing

http://MyNassauProperty.com – Property Taxes and other important info for Long Islanders

http://MLSLI.com – MLS Long Island Listings

http://www.advancedfundingsolutionsinc.com – great mortgage guy, with amazing rates! tell him John sent you

http://maps.google.com – maps / directions / aerial photos

http://maps.live.com – awesome closeup aerial photos

Choices, to many Choices! What to get for the new house? And Taxes!

Posted on the August 24th, 2007 under house,Levittown,Remodeling by

We have been to a few places to check out tile, cabinets, flooring (wood), and numerous other places. There are so man choices!

I received the DeWalt tools from eBay, everything came perfect and new! I’ll be looking for some more tools to save 50% compared to Home Depot Ripoff Depot.

Other then that, I looked into grieving taxes, it seems the previous owner has been doing his job by grieving them every year. I also read that grieving your taxes after purchasing your home is a great idea, because you can use your appraisal and purchase price as proof for your home value. Being that Nassau County (Long Island) seems to over inflate your home value to rape you in taxes, this looks like a good option for me to fight the man.

Suggestions?

Contracts are signed, for the Co-Op and house!

Posted on the August 20th, 2007 under house,Levittown,Remodeling by

Well, just a quick update. We received our contracts back for the Co-Op signed and with the 10% down. So thats great news, and a huge load off our back.  We also signed our contracts for the house at the same time, so It seems everything is almost a done deal.  Just as a side note, that was the BIGGEST check we ever wrote :)