There are lots of reasons for selling a Suffolk County NY home, but there are many reasons why getting the home inspected first can be a key selling feature to buyers.

Why Get An Inspection Before Selling a Suffolk County NY Home?

Selling a Suffolk County NY home? Here are some reasons why you should get it inspected before putting it on the market.

One of the biggest reasons for getting your home inspected before you even put it on the market is, it helps your buyers see you as an honest seller. This makes the process more amicable as fears of being swindled are reduced and a certain trust factor is established right up front.

Getting a home inspection done if you're selling a Suffolk County NY home also protects your interests. Many people fear getting a home inspection because it may reveal detrimental things about the house that need to be fixed. On the other hand, it may uncover advantages in your home that enhance its value that no one knew about before. This gives you more power at the bargaining table. Imagine being able to increase your asking price because your home inspector discovered something new about the building. The home inspector can also offer tips on improvements that need to be made. Often time these improvements may enable you to increase your asking price for a lot less than having a buyer find the problem and request that you reduce the price when they make an offer.

On the flip side, getting a home inspection can serve as a heads up. If there are major issues, such as a damp basement, these are highlighted so you can get them taken care of before putting the property on the market or reduce your asking price to compensate for the flaw. Failure to do this could lead to you wasting your time and efforts. Buyer after buyer may turn down your property after getting the place inspected themselves. They may decide that for the asking price there are simply too many flaws and things to be fixed. You are also protected from asking for an unrealistic price and having the unit avoided like the plague because of an asking price that is just too high.

You're also protected from unfounded claims by a home inspection after an offer is made. This means if a defect emerges after the sale and your home inspection report does not support this flaw then you have your inspection to fall back on supporting your side of the deal. No need to be forced to use the proceeds of the sale of your home to effect renovation to a home that is no longer yours.

If you're thinking of selling a Suffolk County NY home, call a home inspector to check out the property first. Protect yourself and your family from unnecessary problems.

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Suffolk County is one of 62 counties in New York. The county is in the New York metro area. We can help you find real estate in any of these areas of Suffolk County: Babylon, Bellport, Centereach, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Dix Hills, Farmingdale, Farmingville, Greenlawn, Half Hollow Hills, Hauppague, Holbrook, Holtsville, Huntington, Islandia, Islip, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Lindenhurst, Melville, Oakdale, Patchogue, Sayville, and Smithtown. Just click the "Search for Suffolk County NY Real Estate" link at the top or bottom of this page.

Suffolk County NY home sales have fallen to their slowest pace in nine months, with sales of existing homes tumbling 4.9 percent last month.

Relatively low mortgage rates and steady job growth have not yet spurred the kind of activity from buyers or sellers, raising the possibility of either a spring rush, or another year of slack Suffolk County NY home sales.

Suffolk County NY home sales have not picked up so far in 2015 like they were expected to

Nationwide, few properties are being listed for sale, would-be-buyers are holding off, and the harsh winter weather is taking its toll on attempts to hold open houses.

Suffolk County NY Home Sales Expectations Not Happening

Weaker Suffolk County NY home sales in 2014 had set up expectations of a strong rebound in 2015, but so far, that resurgence has yet to appear. Even the addition of more new jobs over the past three months has failed to make much of an impact on overall Suffolk County NY home sales.

Builders haven't started ramping up any new construction either. Confidence among builders in the market for single-family homes in February fell two points to a level of 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. Any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good rather than poor.

Average mortgage rates have held well below 4 percent for weeks, which you would think bodes well for a rejuvenated housing market in the spring. But only time will tell.

Suffolk County NY home sales are not the only area where numbers are down. Sales slid in all four major geographical regions of the country last month: dropping 6 percent in the Northeast, 2.7 percent in the Midwest, 4.6 percent in the South and 7.1 percent in the West.

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Suffolk County is one of 62 counties in New York. The county is in the New York metro area. We can help you find real estate in any of these areas of Suffolk County: Babylon, Bellport, Centereach, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Dix Hills, Farmingdale, Farmingville, Greenlawn, Half Hollow Hills, Hauppague, Holbrook, Holtsville, Huntington, Islandia, Islip, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Lindenhurst, Melville, Oakdale, Patchogue, Sayville, and Smithtown. Just click the "Search for Suffolk County NY Real Estate" link at the top or bottom of this page.

The Suffolk County NY housing market is finally showing signs of recovery, in large part because young adults are finding jobs, but some obstacles persist. Even with talk of the job market turning around, there are still over 9 million people unemployed. This leads to more young adults either struggling to find jobs, or taking part-time jobs with less pay. Either situation makes it much harder to save up for buying homes in the Suffolk County NY housing market. Mike Aubrey, host of the HGTV show “Power Broker” joined “CBS This Morning" recently to explain more…

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The job market does continue to show signs of recovering and, hopefully, millennials will find more opportunities for buying homes and boosting the Suffolk County NY housing market.
 
Until it does, millennials who have goals of homeownership, should try and save whatever money they can. It's important for them to start building up credit by paying off loans and being on time with payments. Even if millennials continue to live at home for a while, this is a step in the right direction, and will help them be able to eventually buy homes.
 
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Suffolk County is one of 62 counties in New York. The county is in the New York metro area. We can help you find real estate in any of these areas of Suffolk County: Babylon, Bellport, Centereach, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Dix Hills, Farmingdale, Farmingville, Greenlawn, Half Hollow Hills, Hauppague, Holbrook, Holtsville, Huntington, Islandia, Islip, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Lindenhurst, Melville, Oakdale, Patchogue, Sayville, and Smithtown. Just click the "Search for Suffolk County NY Real Estate" link at the top or bottom of this page.

More millennials are expected to become Suffolk County NY home buyers this year, and they might have a wish list of features that set them apart from previous generations of house hunters. We have assembled a list of features that The Federal Savings Bank has also noted as being desired by Suffolk County NY home buyers, especially among millennials:

Features Millennial Suffolk County NY Home Buyers Demand

Suffolk County NY home buyers want features like a separate laundry room in any home they are looking to buy these days

Separate laundry room. According to the National Association of Home Builders on January 26th, the No. 1 feature millennials demand is a separate laundry room. Many first-time Suffolk County NY home buyers said they would pass on houses that did not have this room.

Several storage areas. Another must-have is plenty of storage, including a walk-in pantry and garage storage. This could give millennials more room to hold and organize their belongings after spending time renting in apartments or living with their parents.

Energy-efficient technology and equipment. A separate report back in October 2014 by the National Association of Realtors found millennials are also demanding technology that is sustainable or energy-efficient. These include LED lighting as well as heating and cooling systems that save energy.

Simple and open spaces. While older generations liked the look of crown molding and other details, millennial Suffolk County NY home buyers are not so much interested in these design elements, according to NAR. Instead, they prefer open spaces in houses to spread out.

Overall, millennials will look for homes that fit in their budgets, which could mean smaller houses, according to NAHB.

Although millennials will likely seek out less pricier homes, they are less likely to favor houses made with inexpensive materials.

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Suffolk County is one of 62 counties in New York. The county is in the New York metro area. We can help you find real estate in any of these areas of Suffolk County: Babylon, Bellport, Centereach, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Dix Hills, Farmingdale, Farmingville, Greenlawn, Half Hollow Hills, Hauppague, Holbrook, Holtsville, Huntington, Islandia, Islip, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Lindenhurst, Melville, Oakdale, Patchogue, Sayville, and Smithtown. Just click the "Search for Suffolk County NY Real Estate" link at the top or bottom of this page.

When is the best time to be selling a Suffolk County NY home? According to a new study by the real estate brokerage Redfin, homeowners who list their property for sale often find the winter season the most advantageous time to be selling a Suffolk County NY home.

The winter season unofficially is considered to be the time between December 21st and March 20th. So if the Redfin study holds true for the best time to be selling a Suffolk County NY home, we're starting into the home stretch now, no pun intended.

Winter may be the best time of the year for selling a Suffolk County NY home

Listing a Suffolk County NY Home Now May Net More

In an update to a two-year analysis it completed last year, Redfin researchers studied nationwide home listings, sales prices, and time-on-market data from 2010 through October 2014. According to Redfin's research, February is "historically the best month to list, with an average of 66 percent of those owners selling a Suffolk County NY home who listed then, selling within 90 days."

Selling a Suffolk County NY home during December through March tends to net sellers more than their asking price than listing during any months other than April and May.

Researchers say the winter market is less competitive for those selling a Suffolk County NY home since many people tend to wait until the spring to list. The smaller inventory of active listings help sellers get more attention from buyers on their properties. Also, many large corporations often transfer employees or hire new ones early in the year, creating opportunities for winter sellers from very motivated purchasers.

As for buyers, they may find winter a good time to make a move too. Sellers often are more flexible about negotiations over prices and terms than they would in the spring.

People tend to get more realistic at this time of year with the holidays behind them, particularly if their Suffolk County NY home has been on the market since last summer or fall.

Find more news articles as they relate to selling a Suffolk County NY home in the Suffolk County NY Home Selling Tips section under Suffolk County NY Real Estate Categories to your right. And find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for daily updates we post there as well.

Suffolk County is one of 62 counties in New York. The county is in the New York metro area. We can help you find real estate in any of these areas of Suffolk County: Babylon, Bellport, Centereach, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Dix Hills, Farmingdale, Farmingville, Greenlawn, Half Hollow Hills, Hauppague, Holbrook, Holtsville, Huntington, Islandia, Islip, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Lindenhurst, Melville, Oakdale, Patchogue, Sayville, and Smithtown. Just click the "Search for Suffolk County NY Real Estate" link at the top or bottom of this page.
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