north fork: 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)

north fork: 87 Acre Vineyard Farm with 859 Ft of Long Island Sound Front - 03/26/15 05:17 AM
Once in a Lifetime
87 acre North Fork farm and vineyard with 859 waterfront feet on the Long Island Sound. Half of acreage planted in mature vines producing top quality pinot noir, merlot and chardonnay grapes.  Development rights completely intact allowing for family compound, estate farm lots or your own personal design. Cottage and large double potato barn with climate control for storage of wines, rootstock, etc. Potential retail tasting room site.
Sold February 2015
Last Asking Price: $8,500,000
87 Acres
3+ Car Garage
Listing and Selling Broker
Nicholas Planamento
Town and Country Real Estate
Lic. Assoc. R.E. … (1 comments)

north fork: 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)

north fork: 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)

north fork: It takes (more than) a community to buy a theater... - 01/13/12 07:07 AM
Roughly $150K to go - according to the sign on the North Fork CommunityTheater - before the
Mattituck Presbyterian Church Mattituck based Theater can close on its contract to purchase the Theater from the Mattituck
The North Fork Communy Theater has been a staple on the North Fork life as a tenant of the Presbyterian Church in this mid 19th century building for over 54 years...and was allowed - 228 shows and well over 100,000 patrons later- the opportunity to purchase the property two years ago to ensure its ability to continue and thrill Theater-goers for many decades to come !

north fork: 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)

north fork: Tony's Asian Fusion opens in Mattituck on the North Fork - 07/19/11 09:54 AM
Tony's Asian Fusion Mattituck Tony's Asian Fusion opened up in Mattituck - great news for those of us who have a craving for better Chinese and Thai food! It's located conveniently on the corner of Factory and Main Road, accross from Waldbaum's - and you'll be surprised who I already met there! Find out for yourself and welcome this new business on the North Fork! And try their Chicken Red Curry with a glass of One Woman's Gewurztraminer... Delicious! take-out or relax in a beautiful brand new dining room.

north fork: The Peconic Bay Shopper, some name dropping, and famous Waterfront homes on the North Fork - 07/10/11 08:08 AM
East Hampton Main Beach The East End of Long Island has long been a getaway for the rich and famous. Since the 1980s the Hamptons have dominated the news as the playground for Manhattan's who'se who. The mix of proximity to the City and the world's best Ocean Beaches with great daytime (the most upscale shops and boutiques East of Manhattan, fabulous Golf courses and boating/fishing grounds) and night-time entertainment (famous restaurants and scenic nightclubs) still prove irresistable today.
But not that long ago, long before Allan Schneider put his very personal mark on the Real Estate market of the Hamptons, … (0 comments)

north fork: "A-Lure" Seafood Restaurant opens on North Fork/ Port of Egypt - Bayfront dining al fresco in Southold - 05/30/11 06:38 AM
What better way to celebrate the new Summer Season than with the opening of a new seafood restaurant: and at the spot of my favorite past hangouts - the old Seafood Barge which is now entirely re-done.
Tom Schaudel and Adam Lovett of "AMANO" fame in Mattituck debuted ALure this memorial day weekend on Main Road between Southold and Greenport at Port of Egypt.
Let's assume the restaurant is as good as we have come to expect of these two restaurateurs - then add a fabulous waterfront location with great patios overlooking the Bay and marinas, and you really cannot go … (6 comments)

north fork: 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)

north fork: 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)

Town and Country Real Estate is an active member of the North Fork Wine Country community!

 On August 20, from 4-7 PM the T&C Southold Office will host the finale of our Summer Series Art shows featuring Carolyn Francis's paintings.

A great opportunity to meet Carolyn in person and talk about her work, and to have a glass of Champagne with Patrice Bertin, Carolyn's husband , and fine art restoration expert, owners of beautiful l'Orangerie Gallery in Greenport.
This finale follows a wonderful display of Marcie Honerkamp's art in June, including three of her famous surf boards;  


north fork: MC CALL VINEYARDS - NORTH FORK- GOES GREEN: LIPA and GreenLogic Energy Bring Wind Power to McCall Wines - 06/05/10 07:25 AM
Russell McCall is a great North Forker. Russ is an entrepreneuer at heart - started Atlanta Foods in 1967, but always remained a loyal North Forker: his Great Grandfather Russell Walker already maintained a fishing cabin at the South End of Downs Creek in Mattituck.
McCall, member of the President's Council of  the Peconic Land Trust was instrumental in establishing the gift  to the Town of Southold of Fort Corchaug Preserve  , helping preserve one most precious ecologies in the Eastern US around Downs Creek in Mattituck. Anyone who has ever witnessed the Autumn and Spring Bird Migration along Downs Creek will agree. In 1999 McCall further helped the … (0 comments)

north fork: Strong trending in March continues in the Real Estate market on the North Fork for April - 05/03/10 06:53 AM
I reported earlier that March 2010 was a great month for Real Estate in North Fork Wine Country.
Now I am able to report that, in terms of contracts signed - which is the among the least delayed measures of RE activity- April 2010 continued very strong trending!
With 34 contracts signed, April 2010 was equal to records set in March of 2008 and  (data gathered from MLSLI) and August of 2007, when RE was considered exceptionally strong.
 Upscale sales were keeping up; but most activity showed at slightly lowered median price of $447,000 indicating first time home buyers took advantage of the … (0 comments)

north fork: Mystery Mattituck Inlet Boat Tour & Open House Tour - April 30, 11:30AM-2:30PM - 04/27/10 08:54 AM


north fork: North Fork Wine Country: Winter fest "Jazz on the Vine" - 02/16/10 09:10 AM
JAZZ on the Vine is the theme for the 2010 Long Island Winterfest for the third consecutive year. It runs from February 13 to March 21 across the East End of Long Island and once again offers 6 great weekends of OVER 70 FREE jazz concerts* at winery tasting rooms and other venues on Saturdays and Sundays. Make plans to go to the East End of Long Island this winter, where outstanding jazz musicians join with local vineyards, hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, cultural venues and attractions to create an array of special events and offers designed to lift the mid-winter doldrums.
Visit … (0 comments)

north fork: GREENPORT: NORTH FORK BOOM-TOWN - 08/11/09 09:15 AM
Remember you learned about this great secret at Town & Country's blog first: a leg up on all the people searching for fabulous real estate opportunities: one for the record books:
(And don't forget about us when you become rich and famous.....) this is a bit of a long blog: the secret is at the end of the blog!  Shhhh don't tell anyone.......
The charming and historic maritime village of Greenport, judged by the number and caliber of new business openings lately, this Town is booming. Without any exaggeration. Much of the news centers around the theme of what everybody loves on the North … (0 comments)

north fork: Rebounding North Fork Homes Sales in April and May 2009! Tips for sellers on how to profit! - 06/14/09 08:16 AM
For all who follow my stats on contracts signed -most current, least delayed snapshot of the market on the North Fork- great news!
April and May 2009 were better than April and May last year in number of homes going into contract.  May showed 4 remarkeable high end transactions on the North Fork. Yes: multiple offers are back when homes are priced right. But make no mistake - the market remains value sensitive: buyers are looking for value. And asking prices may show further adjustments down. That's still all good news!
Overpriced homes remain on the market but priced-right properties … (0 comments)

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