When looking for Suffolk County homes for sale, or any Long Island real estate, something to consider is whether or not you're going to try and make this home into an investment. If you are, then here are a few tips to bring the price up as you live in your home:

Invest in Your Community

It could take years to petition your local chamber of commerce to try and bring more business to your neighborhood, but if you plan on being here for awhile, it's worth it. No matter what you do to fix up your home and take care of it, Suffolk, Long Island and Nassau County homes for sale will always be priced to some extent  by the surrounding area.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Faded wallpaper is really nothing to fret about if you're not going to be selling for awhile, and it's just going to fade again before you sell, anyways. Take care of your home, but all the small stuff that just happens with age, well, you can go ahead and wait until you're thinking about selling to worry about it.

Keep it Looking Nice from the Outside

Unkempt lawns and junk piled up in the yard doesn't exactly say "Great neighborhood!" Be a good neighbor so that you can make great neighbors, which ultimately brings the value of your home up.

Remember that a nice home isn't nice on its own. The homes that make good money on short sales tend to be located among other great homes, as well.