hamptons: The latest May 2015 Stats on the Real Estate Market – Making sense of National, Regional and local data. - 06/27/15 06:17 AM
The US Real Estate Market – Nationally – good news!
“Fueled partly by an increase in the share of sales to first-time buyers, existing-home sales increased in May to their highest pace in nearly six years”, according to the National Association of Realtors®. “Led by the Northeast, all major regions experienced sales increases in May” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.
This article in RIS Media explores the importance of Millennial buyers in this Real Estate Market.
Good news: May home sales rebounded strongly following April's decline and are now at their highest pace since November 2009 (5.44 million). "Solid sales gains were seen … (0 comments)

hamptons: Great news: The Suffolk theater reopening in Riverhead - March 1st 2013! - 02/28/13 04:47 AM

What better sign of a revival of a down town business district than the reopening of the beautiful Suffolk Theater on Main Street in Riverhead! If you have not seen Main Street lately - you will be surprised and you should re-visit the East Main Street area and Riverfront! The new Hyatt and Atlantis Aquarium complex, a series of new and renovated restaurants including but not limited to the Athens Grill, the little gem of the Turkuaz Grill and the always popular Riverhead Project should have given an indication of the exciting news from our Western neighbor Riverhead!
After many … (1 comments)

hamptons: Little Gull Island Lighthouse: Gavel fell at Auction for $381,000 - 12/28/12 02:36 AM
Yet another sign of an improving Real Estate Market in the East End:
Little Gull Island & Lighthouse The gavel finally fell on a historic landmark known to any LI Sound Sailor. According to the GSA, (General Services Administration) the 1-acre rocky Little Gull Island (some 8 miles east of Orient Point) and its 450 Ft2 1869 built Lighthouse sold for $381,000 on October 25th 2012.
Little Gull Lighthouse Interior According to Newsday, the new owner (who was in competition with the New London Maritime Society which owns New London Harbor Lighthouse) is Mr. Fred Plum, owner of Plumb products … (2 comments)

This memorial Day Weekend (May26-27 and 28) the maritime village of Greenport is hosting the Tall Ships Challenge 2012! Although many ships van be viewed from adjoining docks and waterfront areas - the village sells tickets to truly participate in the event
The TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race is a series of sailing races, cruises, crew rallies and maritime festivals organized by Tall Ships America in conjunction with US and Canadian ports on the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts of North America and in the Great Lakes.
Traditionally-rigged sailing vessels from Canada, the US and other countries are crewed by youth (either civilians … (0 comments)

hamptons: HAPPY NEW YEAR - IN REAL ESTATE on the North Fork - 01/03/12 08:42 AM
The big question is - what will 2012 bring in business - besides the health and peace we all hope for - especially in the Real Estate Market?
Is an investment in Real Estate a good one right now on the North Fork? In this blog I will try and provide a lot of information to allow you to come to one conclusion - besides the shear enjoyment of a (second) home in our beautiful East End region, an hour and a half outside of Manhattan's mid-town tunnel...: YES!
Who would have thought that the budget deficit in Greece would affect … (0 comments)

hamptons: Forbes names Greenport one of America's prettiest towns... - 04/29/11 04:17 AM

A year or so ago I blogged about Greenport - and the wonderful things happening there - and I am now in great company: John Giuffo of Forbes magazine selected Greenport as one of America's prettiest towns in his "small world big mouth" column and blog. Immediately - Lisa Dol Bruno of Newsday blogged about the real estate in Greenport - because such positive news make people interested in being a part of a wonderful success story. And I personally love this confirmation of what I already have been writing about for a long time how wonderful Greenport is - confirmation by independent … (1 comments)

hamptons: Attend the North Fork Harvest Gala: buy tickets, enjoy a great night and help the East End Tourism economy grow! - 11/02/10 07:31 AM
 · Where: Jason's Vineyard, 1785 Main Road, Jamesport, NY 11947
 · Date: November 18, 2010
• Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
·The North Fork Promotion Council invites you to celebrate our 25th Anniversary honoring Dr Herodotus Damianos (Pindar & Duck Walk vineyards) and Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine Master of Ceremonies  is Doug Geed (News 12)
Proceeds used to promote targeted off-season Tourism on the North Fork, while maintaining and protecting our  lifestyle and environment, helping all North Fork businesses small and large and help provide a sustainable  economy and good jobs for all East Enders & all North … (2 comments)

Aren't Open Houses are a fun way to find the home of your dreams?
If you are looking for a home with a dock - this weekend is great: Town and Country Agents are making it possible to see quite a few -priced right- waterfont homes with private docks on the North Fork- for your convenience-no appointments needed!
Our T&C agents are professionals who know the RE market - that's their business. So do not hesitate to pick their brains while you visit their open houses. Remember-they know the best homes on the market: ask them for their favorite listings! 
Click … (1 comments)

hamptons: Canine Classic at Castello Di Borghese in Cutchogue - Today! - 05/16/09 03:29 AM
The annual Canine Classic is held today at Castello di Borghese today; as every year, Marco and Anne Marie Borghese host this event at their beautiful vineyard off Alvahs Lane in Cutchogue:

The ‘Cutchogue Canine Classic' is designed as a fund-raising opportunity for:
The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and America's Vet Dogs, The North Fork Animal Welfare League,  Kent Animal Shelter and SAVES, Inc.,

hamptons: North Fork: Health, Exercise and good causes: "Walk for Health" and "Relay for Life" - 05/15/09 09:54 AM

Write these dates in your calendar, come to the North Fork, walk a bit and feel better about yourself:
Saturday, May 16, 2009 (8AM) , Peconic Landing, Greenport - 4th Annual May Mile and Peconic Landing 5K,
Saturday and Sunday May 30-31 "Relay for Life" in Jean Cochran Park , Peconic Lane, Peconic, team walking event to celebrate the hope for a cancer free America.
"The 4th Annual May Mile and Peconic Landing 5K"Celebrate Older Americans Month at this community fitness event and BBQ with Caribbean music. Net proceeds benefit the Greenport Fire Department. Registration form and flyer featured on … (0 comments)

hamptons: Hyatt, Indigo Hotels coming to the East End - 05/15/09 09:51 AM
Newsflash: even a last remaining hurdle for the economy on the East End to thrive -not enough places to stay-  seems to lessen as the summer heat is about to arrive; a few great hospitality companies are now discovering the East End and North Fork Wine Country:

Bryan de Luca of the Atlantis Aquarium -co-founder of the new East End Tourism Alliance, bridging the North and South Forks, and its  East End Getaways website   told me that HYATT (appearing before the Riverhead planning board today for final approvals for parking requirements) is opening up next door to Atlantis Aquarium, giving the Riverhead Down Town … (0 comments)

hamptons: Theater and Arts on the North Fork - 05/15/09 09:49 AM
The Season's of to a great start for the arts on the North Fork: the North Fork Community Theater is getting rave reviews for its new production of the Sound of Music; May 14-31st in Mattituck, for more infomation click below:

Get your first look at the new ownership of the Jedediah Hawkins Inn and Restaurant 

while visiting the opening of the art show of 30 brand new and never seen before works by Max Moran, one of the East End/North Fork's most celebrated artists: Opening May 24th, 4-8pm, show ends July 5th, 2009, 400 South Jamesport Ave, Jamesport, NY … (0 comments)


People who have followed my blog and the statistics I keep on the most current Real Estate Data on the North Fork RE Activity were already aware, but, honestly, I am glad that the facts are now supporting my optimism since February: the number of days homes sit on the market before they sell fell, median price rebounded a bit, and April of 2009 beat April of 2008 hands down in number of transactions, number of transactions above $1 million, although total salesvolume in dollars still fell a bit behind (a lot of lower priced sales of attractively priced homes - value … (0 comments)

hamptons: Buyer representation & buyer agency for real estate buyers in North Fork Wine Country: A no-brainer! - 01/10/09 04:39 AM
It seems a no brain-er: when you are buying real estate you should have a broker, a knowledgeable expert who works for you, not for the seller. Someone who can show you the good AND the bad about a home.
Yet, in our area, most deals are done with real estate agents who work for the sellers. And buyers are left in the cold, working with sellers agents, "the enemy" as some people say. In my experience, consumers are not clearly aware of the important ramifications of the fact they are working with a sellers agent when they make what often is one … (0 comments)

hamptons: How Short Sales can help home owners on the North Fork - 12/04/08 03:22 AM
Short Sales have been in the news: If you no longer can afford your mortgage, or are behind on your mortgage, maybe in foreclosure, this blog may clarify how a short sale of your home can help you take care of a problem, and end the nightmare of defaulting on your mortgage.
Some people think when they are "under water", when their house in worth less than the mortgage, they have no option but let the mortgage company come after you and foreclose if you cannot pay for the mortgage.
A short sale is the sale of a home for less money … (0 comments)

hamptons: What's really going on in Real Estate Sales on the North Fork? - 11/30/08 05:29 AM
The Real Estate Market -and this should not come to any serious Real Estate Professional's , buyer's or seller's  surprise- has slowed down. This slow down has two components, each with its own dynamics, but one influencing the other:
volume of transactions price levels. It is important and necessary to get a grip on what is really going on, for sellers to see what their properties realistically are worth in today's market, and for buyers to see where the value lies. And look at the facts to discover the positive side of this market.
A good measure of what is really happening … (0 comments)

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