SPRING into your new home​

Apr 9, 2013

Housing prices up, mortgage rates down

This spring is shaping up to be one of the best in recent years for both buyers AND sellers. With mortgage rates thatcontinueto stay low, home prices gradually increasing andconsumerconfidence looking strong, the outlook for theresidential realestate market is already trending above2012.Click hereto seethe full U.S. Economic &HousingMarketOutlook for March 2013.

Looking to buy or sell a home this spring?Click hereto browsethe latest listings from the Suburban Jungle Realty
Group. Ourexperts can not only help you find and secure the home of yourdreams, but Suburban Jungle’s dedicatedarea experts will helpyou find the perfect area, town orneighborhood, too!

Check Out…PortWashington, NY!

This popular hamlet within the Town of North Hempstead is located in a prime waterside position—directly on a lush peninsula that juts in to Long Island Sound. For residents of “Port,” this translates to a variety of unique, all-season amenities in a comfortable, friendly community with top-tier schools, all just 40 minutes from midtown Manhattan.

SJ’s Home ofthe Week!

This 4 BR, 3.5 BR brick Colonial is located in the sought-after Flower Hill section of Port Washington. Well-appointed and featuring countless modern updates, the home includes a large EIK with a full breakfast area, plus custom cabinetry, Viking appliances and Brazilian Cherrywood floors throughout.Click herefor more.

What’s the Buzz in YOUR Neighborhood?There’s A LOT going on this week! Here’s some great happenings in your current—or future—neighborhood.

Pocantico Hills

Story Time!Great for kids ages 2 and up, Stone Barns’ twice-weekly story time is introduces your little ones to great books and great fun on the farm. Every Saturday and Sunday at noon Stone Barns storytellers will be on hand with a new tale to tell. Groups will explore the farm and find a perfect spot to cozy up before diving in to another adventure.Click herefor more.

Greenwich, CT
Yoga with Lulu:Every Sunday the ever-popular Lululemon on Greenwich Avenue offers free yoga to area residents and visitors. Whether you’re a first-timer or near yogi status, grab your mat (or borrow one of theirs!), slip on your favorite Wunder Under or Presence Pants, and get to the store by 9:30!Click herefor more on the class as well as other upcoming in-store events.

Glen Rock, NJ

Race for a Cause:The 2nd annual Opt-in for Life 5K happens this Sunday in Glen Rock. The entrance fee for runners is $25 and goes towards the Opt-in for Life Scholarship Fund. The organization strives to raise awareness for organ donation, and the 115,000 currently waiting on transplant lists across the country.

Tax Time!

With tax guidelines constantly changing, it’s more critical than ever to stay on top of the deductions that impact you and your family. For most families the biggest area for possible deductions is their home and other property. So what can you deduct for 2012? Lots—and the good news is those deductions will remain in place through 2013, despite having been hotly debated over the last few months.

Mortgage interest deductions are the most common come tax time, but did you know you can also count the interest from home improvement loans on your tax returns, too? Or PMI? Everything from property tax to home office space to energy efficiency upgrades, your home—or new home—is filled with ways to bring your tax bill WAY down come April 15.Click herefor more on the top 10 most common deductions for home owners and see if you can bring your bill down now!

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