Appraising Real Estate on Fire Island
Fire Island is a barrier island along the southern shore of Long Islands Suffolk County. The island is, approximately 31 miles long and varies between approximately 0.1 mile to 0.25 mile wide. Fire Island is separated from the main land by the Great South Bay resulting in waterfront properties on either side of the island. Part of the Island is within Islip Township while the remainder is within Brookhaven Township. The land area is approximately 8.687 sq mi and has permanent population of 491 people was reported as of the 2000 census. As this area is a highly desirable summertime destination there are hundreds of thousands of summertime residents, groupers and daytrippers.)
The island is comprised of 18 separate and distinct communities, including several Villages. Homes can range from 500SF to 3000+ sf in gross living area and lot sizes can range from under 4,000 SF to over an acre of property. Each community has it’s own unique characteristics and neighborhood amenities, such as Marinas, docking rights, beaches and Tennis Courts. One Village has it’s own sewage treatment plant.
Doing appraisals within this area is a task which should not be left to inexperienced appraisers. Whether for a mortgage or for private needs, it should be obvious that an experienced, knowledgeable appraiser who understands this area should be used for your appraisal needs.
We have prepared appraisal reports in many of these communities for all types of properties, including both Oceanfront and Bayfront dwellings for many purposes including appraisals for Estates and Divorce cases.