Which Updates have the Best ROI?

You’ve lived in your home a little while and you think you sort of understand how it should flow. You’re starting to see the warts and little bits of rough that people tend to gloss over when the neighbors pop by to borrow the lawnmower. It’s not that these things make your home flawed — […]

What to Consider when Buying New Floors

Your new house is pretty awesome, otherwise you would never have considered buying it. But, there are some things about it that are a lot more awesome than others. Take, for example, that kitchen floor. You wouldn’t say it’s ugly, but you’ve seen better design harmony in a restaurant trash bin. It’s gotta go. Your […]

3 Reasons why you should buy a Video Doorbell

Everywhere you look, new smart home technology seems to be popping up. Security cameras that can tell friend from foe and UPS delivery man from the neighbor’s dog, door locks that only need a smartphone to unlock them and thermostats that can adjust themselves to keep you comfortable all day and night are just a […]

4 Things you Should NOT do to your House

You’re a homeowner now, you can kiss bland uniformity goodbye the moment you turn your apartment keys over to your now former landlord. The world is your canvas — at least, that part of the world that you now are obligated to pay a monthly mortgage payment on — and you’re the artist that’ll mold […]

Tips for Waterproofing your Basement in Queens NY

Tips for Waterproofing your Basement in Queens NY, by Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II. You bought your house because of the beautiful yard, the unbelievable hearth in the den, the two generous bathrooms and, of course, the enormous basement. You had big plans for that basement — it was going to […]

Get that Patio ready for Spring!

It’s finally spring! Time to break out the grill and the patio set and spend your evenings cooking out under the stars. Except, you don’t have a patio, you have a backyard that’s currently a soppy, muddy mess from spring rainstorms. You’d love to get outside, but it’s just so mucky and sticky out there. […]

7 Tips for Saving More on Your Next Remodel

In 1986, Tom Hanks starred in a movie called “The Money Pit.” It was all about a couple’s adventures in remodeling what has to be the worst house ever. Even though it was a comedy, if you’ve ever been part of a big remodel, some of the situations the co-stars find themselves in (re: the […]

5 Easy Ways to Keep Water Out of Your Basement

All homes have quirks that require special care and consideration, but when it comes to homes with basements, it’s a whole different ball game. Instead of fighting with the light switch on the north wall, you’re trying to keep the carpet dry and catch any water long before it becomes a problem. Waterproofing the basement […]

The Importance of Good Lighting in your Home

Light has a powerful influence over the way your home feels to you and how others perceive your space when they come to visit. It can affect how you use different areas, too. If you’re looking for a quick and relatively inexpensive way to give your home an attitude overhaul, consider relighting the place. You’ve […]

5 Secrets to Success with your First Rental Property

You’ve been a homeowner for a while now and overall, everything’s gone pretty well. Your home is a comforting, safe place that has given more than it has taken — you’re pretty happy with how that purchase has gone, really. That’s why when your friend was talking about the frightening amount of rent he’s paying […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: Fire Extinguisher Inspectio

Where there’s smoke… If you’re like most people you don’t give your fire extinguisher a second thought… until you need it. Give yourself real peace of mind by performing a quick visual inspection, checking the pressure, and making sure that your fire extinguisher is in an accessible place should you need it in a hurry. […]

The Truth about Zillow Zestimates in Queens

Do you know how much your Queens home is worth? No, really, do you? Queens Homeowners and buyers often answer this question by turning to a figure known as a Zestimate, produced by Zillow.com. Zillow’s intention is to create an accurate value estimate for the over 100 million homes indexed by the site. Although it […]

4 Ways to Destroy your Queens Home Value

You’re a homeowner now, you can kiss bland uniformity goodbye the moment you turn your apartment keys over to your now former landlord. The world is your canvas — at least, that part of the world that you now are obligated to pay a monthly mortgage payment on — and you’re the artist that’ll mold […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: A/C Set Up and Check Up

Home Maintenance Reminder: A/C Set Up and Check Up. Provided by the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II. Need help, or have a question? Feel free to Contact Us anytime. Temperatures are rising with much warmer days just around the corner. It might seem like we just got through winter but spring […]

Tax Reform: What it Means and How it Affects the Queens Real Estate Market

“New Tax Reform: What it Means for the Real Estate Market in Queens NY”, Provided by the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II. Need help, feel free to Contact Us anytime. Congress has just passed the most sweeping tax code overhaul in decades and making sense of al the changes can be […]

Refrigerator Maintenance Time

Refrigerator Maintenance Time, provided by the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II. Need help, or have a question? Feel free to Contact Us anytime. Keep it Running Like New A fridge that stops working can be very costly. Spoiled food, replacement parts and service costs start to add up quickly. Even if […]

How to Sell or Donate Used Furniture in Queens NY

How to Sell or Donate used Furniture in Queens NY. Provided by local Realtors, the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II. Have a question, or need some advice? Feel free to Contact Us anytime. We work with a lot of home sellers here in Queens, and one of the most common challenges […]

6 Signs you Need Pest Control in Queens

James could hardly contain himself when he spotted the stucco Spanish Revival house, its terra cotta roof striking a high contrast against the stark white structure. The brick walkway undulated inviting though a small courtyard garden surrounded by arches. He checked the price not once, but three times before calling his wife, Paula, breathless. They […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: Smoke and CO Alarms

Reenergize for Safety When it comes to safety, there are very few items in your home more important than the smoke and CO detectors. With very little cost and effort you can rest assured knowing that warning systems are in place to let you know when there is trouble. Start by taking a quick tour […]

Boiler Maintenance

Queens Boiler Maintenance Reminder, provided by the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. Don’t Be Left in the Cold It might seem like we just finished summer but your furnace is warming up for its time to shine. We highly recommend having a Queens home professional perform this service. Not only will a poorly […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: Water Heater Inspection

Don’t Run Out of Steam You’re a few minutes into hot, relaxing shower and then it happens… nothing but cold water. A little love for the hot water heater will make sure this doesn’t happen to you. Occasional maintenance will also improve efficiency and longevity, saving you money on your gas or electric bill and […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: Window A/C Set Up

Cool as the Other Side of the Pillow Temperatures are rising with much warmer days just around the corner. It might seem like we just got through winter but spring has already sprung and the warm weather will be here before we know it. Now is the time to reinstall your window A/C unit so […]

How to Winterize your Home in Queens NY

by George Herrera, Listing Specialist & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. Winter is not the most a popular time to do home maintenance, however, there are certain things you definitely need to do in order to winterize your home for the cold weather. If you’re anything like us, it can […]

How to find Queens County NY Property Records

By George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. Whether you’re a homeowner, absentee owner, estate executor, or potential home buyer, you may need to access Queens County NY property records for one reason or another. Lucky for you, many property records are public record here in Queens and […]

Free Movers Guide to Selling your Stuff in Queens NY

Moving can be a stressful time, especially if you’ve been living in your home for many years. Over time, your closets fill up and the basement clutters up with holiday decorations, and extra furniture. Now that you have made the decision to sell your home it might be time to sell or donate some stuff. As you […]

10 Things you should Know as a Multi Family Homeowner in Queens

by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. 1. Make sure you register your building annually Owners of all multi family properties are required by law to file an annual Multiple Dwelling Registration form with HPD. This applies to buildings of 3 or more units, and 1- or […]

Free Property Appraisal

For a free no obligation appraisal of your Home, just fill out the form below and we’ll contact you to schedule an appt. We offer this as a complimentary service to Queens’ homeowners because we know that good decisions are based on good information. Please be advised that we are not licensed appraisers, however, we […]