One of the things that I love most about selling real estate is putting together our client gifts right before a closing.  We are always so grateful to our clients for trusting us as real estate  agents and we want our gifts to show it. I recently realized that I have bought many different personalized stamps for clients but Derek and I actually don’t have one.  I think Banter & Charm takes the cake!  They had great customer service and… Read more »

This past weekend on Long Island was absolutely gorgeous! Derek and I decided to check out an antique fair in Aquebogue.  I tend to keep an ongoing list of all the things I am on the hunt for. Naturally the list has grown since starting the renovation of our new home.  One thing that I was excited to cross off my list was some antique silverware from the 1940s. My 3rd lace tablecloth of the summer…I justify this by saying… Read more »

If you’re getting ready to move you may want to check out zazzle.com to see their great selection of change of address/moving cards.  They’re easy to personalize and a good way to keep your contact information current!

I can honestly say that I have had Swell Taco at least once a week for the past year!  Swell Taco is the perfect combination of amazing food and a laid back atmosphere that I usually require on a Friday night and sometimes if it’s a rough week maybe even on a Wednesday too!  If you live anywhere near the Babylon area and you haven’t been – you are missing out! The food tastes great but unlike other taco joints… Read more »

Experts: Say So Long To Mortgage Rates in the 3’s For Now If you are looking for a home you may find the title of the article above discouraging.  When Derek and I started going through the process a few months ago the mortgage rates were  about 3.5%.  Needless to say they have gone up since then and we were disappointed that we would not be able to take advantage of these historically low rates. However, if you speak to… Read more »

 Article on summer moving tips from realtor.com In the past 5 years I have moved 5 times.  One of them being a cross country move from New York to Arizona.  Moving can present many different challenges depending on what your situation is. The best thing that you can do is stay organized! Have a system in place that is simple and easy for others to understand. A simple thing like color-coded labels for boxes can help you move things along without… Read more »