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Just a short drive south of Atlantic Avenue to the water's edge in South Freeport brings you to a wide and attractive cul-de-sac, home to a stately redwood and teak splanch with a grandeur all its own. From its relatively maintenance free landscape design, to the paver walk and driveway, to the stately double teak doors, the concept is at one with its environment and oh so pleasing to the eye. As the door swings inward, you're greeted by a wide, tiled foyer offering glimpses of the magical spaces to come. Hosting gatherings, whatever time of year is a facile endeavor, the home lending itself to (3 comments)
A Primer On Getting Your Long Island Home Sold - Part 6 - What Happens After The Offer Is Accepted? - 08/26/09 02:06 PM
As we discussed in the five earlier posts, you've decided to put your Long Island home on the market. You and your real estate agent of choice have determined the right marketing price, you've staged your home to sell and your Realtor has marketed it to a broad audience. Now you've received and accepted an offer, so what's next? Here on Long Island, typically the next step shortly after an offer is accepted is for the buyer to bring in a home inspector. Even with new construction it is always recommended an expert check out the home's systems and structure to make (2 comments)
Primer On Getting Your Long Island Home Sold - Part 5 - We've Got An Offer - 08/24/09 07:20 PM
Please remember, when placing your Long Island home on the market, the ultimate goal it to get it sold. We've been doing everything right. We've attracted the buyers through our marketing and you've kept the property in pristine condition and ready for showing at short notice. In a declining or buyers' market, often months go by before we finally can say, "we've got an offer." There are a few things to keep in mind when hearing those words spoken by your Realtor®. Your representative is merely the messenger, and you've no doubt heard the expression, "don't shoot the messenger." I mention (0 comments)
Primer On Getting Your Long Island Home Sold - Part 4 - Let Your Broker Do His/Her Job - 08/22/09 01:49 PM
WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME ON LONG ISLAND . . . Tempting though it is, when buyers come through your home, just go into another room or into the yard, or better still, take a walk or a ride in your car. By following your broker around to show potential purchasers all the things you did to update your home can only be a hindrance. I know you're proud of the work you did, and rightfully so. The problem is you may inadvertently say something that will turn off a buyer with specific likes or dislikes. Real estate agents generally spend a considerable (1 comments)
Primer On Getting Your Long Island Home Sold - Part 3 - Marketing Your Home To Sell - 08/20/09 08:08 AM
Once the early stages of preparing your home on Long Island for sale are complete, the next thing to determine is the best method to set it apart from all the other properties currently available. If you've ever looked on the Internet at home listings all over Long Island, you can't help but notice that some are head and shoulders above the rest in presentation. A good real estate agent will take many, many photos of your house, room by room, hopefully with a quality camera. If he or she doesn't personally have the capability of doing that, a professional photographer should be (2 comments)
A Primer On Getting Your Long Island Home Sold - Part 2 - Preparing For The Sale - Putting Its Best Foot Forward - 08/18/09 08:15 AM
So to recap, you've made the decision to sell your home on Long Island and you've chosen an agent to represent you. The paperwork has been signed and she or he is eager to begin the process of getting your home sold. Now what's next? Before the first marketing piece is designed and before the first agent from the MLS tours your home, you have to walk through it room by room with your REALTOR®. I often suggest to my homeowners that we take photos of each room so they can look at their house through the eyes of a buyer. When you live (3 comments)
A Primer On Getting Your Long Island Home Sold - Part I - 08/16/09 05:47 PM
So you've decided the time is right to sell your home on Long Island. You know it's not a great market and the competition is fierce, but you're hoping to get the premium price your neighbor got when he sold two years ago. You find it hard to understand why you'll have a problem because you've updated your property whenever it needed it, and kept it in pristine condition. You did a major remodel of the kitchen and baths in 1983 and it was the talk of the neighborhood. Though your updates may have been state of the art back then, (1 comments)
Great Waterfront Rental in Copiague, Long Island - 08/06/09 03:11 PM
What a joy it can be when, as a tenant you have the ability to dock your boat just steps from home. This pristine and spacious one bedroom in The Anchorage, a gated condo community in Copiague, offers that and so much more. With a waterfront patio to relax on, a beautiful pool with incredible bay views, tennis courts, a clubhouse, convenient laundry facilities and assigned parking, you can leave the cares of the day behind when you close the door to your first floor unit.
At $1695, plus electricity, you'll enjoy condo living in this private enclave with gorgeous water views. (1 comments)
My Childhood -- A Walk Down Memory Lane - 08/03/09 12:04 PM
Conjuring up images of my long ago childhood is a little like climbing attic stairs to a cobweb filled space with a comfy rocking chair in the corner in which to ruminate about the past. I find myself sitting there with a half smile on my face as the pictures play like misty water colored memories. In that place where there is no time and everything is happening now, I can even conjure up the smells associated with those times. There was the cotton candy that became one of my favorite things, even though it disappeared magically in your mouth, turning into (9 comments)
On the south shore of Long Island's Nassau County, jutting out like fingers into the bay, lies a strip of land referred to as The Nautical Mile. It is home to wonderful restaurants, shops, fish markets and all things nautical. During the summer months it comes alive with visits from local residents and tourists alike as people stroll down the esplanade in search of a relaxing way to wile away the hours while soaking up some local color. Bands play as a backdrop to an outdoor eating experience as boats glide by down the canal and into the bay.
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