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LISTING YOUR HOME FOR RENT WITH FISR VS. BOOKING SITES

In recent years, the debate of traditionally renting out your home (i.e. through a real estate agent) versus renting through popular vacation booking sites, like AirBnB and VRBO, has received more attention as the vacation rental industry continues to become more popular. We believe when renting out your beach house, there are many more benefits […]

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10 Tips To Get Your Home Rental Ready For The Summer

  Rental season is just around the corner! If you’re a homeowner who takes advantage of the lucrative rental market on Fire Island, we’ve put together a list of some tips to get your home rental ready for a successful summer. Cleaning: Give the whole space a deep clean before the rental season begins! Routine […]

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The More You Know: Mortgage Rates

With interest rates at historic lows, we are seeing most buyers take advantage of low cost financing by obtaining a mortgage for the purchase of their beach house.  In many cases, even those with funds available to buy in cash are opting to finance their purchases.  Low interest rates also mean that buyers can afford […]

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Opening Your Beach House for the Season

The flowers are blooming, the chill is finally leaving the air and the sun is setting after 6 PM.  The first signs of Spring are officially here!  With warmer temperatures around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning the opening of your Fire Island home for the season. One of the first steps […]

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Ocean Beach Youth Group 2021 Enrollment

As summer is fast approaching, your kids must know what that means…summer camp! Ocean Beach Youth Group is open for enrollment and they are offering an enrollment discount for anyone who signs up before April 1.  The safety of your children is very important which is why OBYG is taking every precaution to ensure they […]

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A Seller’s Guide to Closing on Your Home

Congratulations!  You listed your home, accepted an offer and went under contract.  Now what?  Below is a list of items to tackle ahead of closing to ensure a smooth transaction.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Fire Island Real Estate if you need any further assistance with these task items.  We […]

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2020 Market Update

By: Abigail Mago, Licensed Associate Broker I think it’s safe to say that 2020 has been a wild year for everyone. Despite the economic chaos brought on by the pandemic, the Fire Island real estate market has flourished this year. While we won’t have a complete data set to analyze the full year’s performance until […]

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