Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Day Trips On Long Island

 


Sometimes summer days can all blend into one, and it can be hard to do all the fun activities you want to. So, on those days when maybe you only have less than 24 hours to spare, there are plenty of spots on Long Island that you will have time to visit and enjoy to the fullest! Here are some of our top favorites that you need to try this year so you can start planning now:

Montauk

You can never go wrong with a trip to Montauk. This long drive ends in some of the best restaurants and views there is to offer! Climb up to the top of the famous and historical Montauk Lighthouse or visit some of the nicest beaches here on the island. There's so much the very end of Long Island has to offer.
 

Beach Days

We implore you to mark a specific day on your calendar for a good old beach day! It's summertime, so laying on the smooth sand and swimming in the cool waves is a must. Some great beaches on Long Island that you can make a day trip to include:
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Robert Moses State Park
  • Orient Beach State Park
  • Ocean Beach Park

Fire Island

This fun and exciting barrier island sits in the very south part of the island. Fire Island offers so much, such as white sand beaches, bike paths, bars and restaurants, local shops, and boating trips. Not only that, but if you enjoy your time here, there are many housing rental opportunities for those who want to make a vacation out of it!

Museums

Long Island has such a rich history that it's no wonder that there are so many museums around. This can be a great day trip for the whole family, and here are a few of our favorites:
  • Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • The Long Island Museum
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • The Heckscher Museum of Art
And so many more!
 

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Long Island Activities Outdoorsy People Will Love

 


If you’re someone who loves to spend time outdoors, Long Island has many unique spots for you to visit this summer! Break out your hiking sneakers and sunblock because we have some of the must-visit sites for you this season. Ready for some fun in the sun?

Sunken Meadow State Park

Located in the Town of Smithtown in Suffolk County, this scenic spot offers closeness to the water and biking accessibility. Whether you are looking for a perfect place to jog or hoping to get together with friends and family for a picnic or BBQ, it’s a great place to spend time outdoors this summer!
 

Avalon Hiking Trails

You can find this beautiful walking trail within the heart of Stony Brook! People from all across Long Island come out of their way to explore this trail. From great hiking spots to an immersive walk through art mixed with nature. Plus, you can find the famous mirror sphere deep in the flower fields!

Blydenburgh Park

Whether you’re looking for the perfect walking or hiking spot or are searching for some excellent bird-watching areas, Blydenburgh Park is a great choice for you! It has a six-mile loop around the lake, with trails being well marked and easy to follow.

Lavender By The Bay

This beautiful spot is a family-owned and operated business of lavender and bee care! Take a trip to see the flowers in full bloom—the color purple encompasses the entire area, and the sweet and calming scent of lavender fills the air. It’s the perfect place for pictures, walking, and buying all your favorite lavender-themed items.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Does a Sunroom Addition Raise My Property Taxes?

 


A sunroom addition can be a fantastic way to bring in more light and provide you with an extra room for relaxing, especially in the summertime. However, it is essential that you know the implications of adding this type of structure before you make your decision. A sunroom addition will increase the square footage of your home and most likely also raise your property taxes.
 

Here are some more reasons there might be an increase in your property taxes


Most Additions Add Costs

When adding an addition, your property taxes may increase because it is considered a significant improvement. The higher value will then be assessed for property taxes. Adding additional square footage to your home will increase your property taxes, and any improvements made with that added space may also be subject to property taxes.

Zoning Regulations

Each county and town on Long Island has its own specific zoning regulations that homeowners need to follow. You will have to get a permit from your local building department and meet zoning regulations before you can build the sunroom on your home. Once done, you’ll have a good idea of how much higher your property taxes might go up afterward.
 

Home Looks Newer

In the world of home renovations and installations, homes with additions are considered newer than those without. Homes with additions are assessed as being worth more than their original value (due to the increased size), so they have higher taxes accordingly.
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