long island real estate: Why I like to support local merchants - Kudos to Hewlett Jewelers... - 01/06/10 04:52 AM
A few weeks ago my son asked me to go shopping with him for a gold locket for his girlfriend's birthday.
We have many jewelry stores in our local area and decided to start with them and stay away from the chain retailerss in the malls.
We started in Cedarhurst with Anna Ks - lots of funky jewelry, very helpful, but alas, no lockets.
We moved up Central Avenue to Jewelery Showroom. They had none in stock, but were very helpful as well, offering to order one that would be in in time for her birthday. He was not 100% comfortable … (5 comments)

long island real estate: Good Riddance Day - What a great tradition - 12/28/09 01:11 AM

"On Monday, December 28, 2009 from 12pm - 1pm, a dumpster,shredder and sledge hammer will be stationed on the Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets to discard any distasteful, embarrassing and downright depressing memories from 2009.
It's time to line to up to say goodbye to everything from disappointing report cards to CDs with a song you never wanted to hear again to fattening foods you've sworn to renounce - anything with a bad memory from the previous year. A dumpster will be available for those un-shreddable items, and a sledgehammer will be on-hand to pulverize all those bad … (3 comments)

long island real estate: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... - 12/19/09 04:48 AM

If life gives you lemons make lemonade. If the day brings a blizzard, enjoy the rest!!
We are all braced for the upcoming blizzard.
Errands already run, fortified with snacks from Trader Joes and lentil soup on the stove.
Fire burning in the fireplace, both kids home, board games and Wii at the ready.
Sometimes a forced day off is a very good thing indeed.
Time to reground yourself. Take a deep breath and realize there is more to life than real estate.
To all of us on the East Coast - enjoy the snow and the day off.
Then … (6 comments)

long island real estate: If You Don't Buy a House Now, You're Stupid or Broke - 12/09/09 01:30 AM
Loved the title and had to share
From BusinessWeek...

Roth on Real Estate December 8, 2009, 4:01PM EST
If You Don't Buy a House Now, You're Stupid or Broke
Interest rates are at historic lows but cyclical trends suggest they will soon rise. Home buyers may never see such a chance again, writes Marc Roth
By Marc Roth
Well, you may not be stupid or broke. Maybe you already have a house and you don't want to move. Or maybe you're a Trappist monk and have forsworn all earthly possessions. Or whatever. But if you want to buy a house, … (2 comments)

long island real estate: November 2009 Market Report for Hewlett (and the other Hewletts) NY 11557 11598 - 12/02/09 01:45 AM
The Hewletts, NY (11557) Hewlett, Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Neck, Hewlett Bay ParkMarket StatisticsNovember 2009
Homes Currently on the market 2009....56Average Price...$ 1,107,241Homes Expired in November 2009.... 10Newly Listed in November 2009....15
Homes Under Contract in November 2009... 3Homes Closed in November 2009.... 8Average Days on Market....75.5Average Sales Price (Closed Homes)...$758,375Average Listing Price (Closed Homes)...$ 827,624
Hewlett is located on the South Shore of Long Island, about 15 minutes from JFK Airport. It is easily accessible by car, bus and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR).Hewlett is home to Grant Park. It is a 35 acre park that features basketball, tennis and handball … (0 comments)

long island real estate: November 2009 Market Statistics for North Woodmere NY 11516 - 12/02/09 01:39 AM
North Woodmere, NY (11581) Market StatisticsNovember 2009
Homes Currently on the market 2009....30Average Price... $ 641,100Homes Expired in November 2009.... 4Newly Listed in November 2009....5
Homes That Went Under Contract in November 2009... 3Homes Closed in November 2009.... 5Average Days on Market....248Average Sales Price...$ 516,000Average Listing Price...$ 552,998
North Woodmere is located on the South Shore of Long Island, about 15 minutes from JFK Airport. Though there is no LIRR stop in North Woodmere the Gibson and Hewlett stations are approx 5 minutes away.
Part of North Woodmere is located in the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream. It is directly north … (0 comments)

long island real estate: November 2009 Market Statistics for East Rockaway, NY 11518 - 12/02/09 01:37 AM
East Rockaway, NY (11518) Market StatisticsNovember 2009
Homes Currently on the market 2009....34Average Price....$ 499,705Homes Expired in November 2009.... 2Newly Listed in November 2009....11
Homes That Went into Contract in November 2009... 6Homes Closed in November 2009.... 11Average Days on Market....128Average Sales Price (Closed Homes)...$ 370,272Average Listing Price (Closed Homes)...$  399,909
East Rockaway, a small boating community in the southwest corner of Nassau County, is composed of a village and the unincorporated area of Bay Park.
East Rockaway also has shops, restaurants, houses of worship, a museum, recreation center, senior center, a recently expanded library and two railroad stations. In the … (0 comments)

long island real estate: November 2009 Market Statistics for Cedarhurst NY 11516 - 12/02/09 01:31 AM
Cedarhurst, NY (11516) Market StatisticsNovember 2009
Homes Currently on the market 2009....22Average Price...$  629,177Homes Expired in November 2009.... 0Newly Listed in November 2009....3
Homes That Wenrt Into Contract in November 2009... 1Homes Closed in November 2009.... 6Average Days on Market....139Average Sales Price (Closed Homes)...$ 410,000Average Listing Price (Closed Homes)...$ 465,016
Cedarhurst is located on the South Shore of Long Island, about 15 minutes from JFK Airport. It is easily accessible by car, bus and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) which stops right in the heart of town.The Village of Cedarhurst presents a unique and charming combination of specialty stores, boutiques and … (0 comments)

long island real estate: I Wish I Could Tell You What Your Agent ISN'T Doing to Sell Your Home... - 11/27/09 02:29 AM
Have you ever wanted to contact a homeseller and say "Do you really know what your Agent is (or isn't) doing to market your home?"
I so want to do that right now. Just a shory anonymous note (don't want to get fined or anything).
Just want to say...
Dear Homeowner..
I just saw that you listed your house for sale. You have a lovely sign on your front lawn. A customer of mine saw your home on ListingBook the other day and had some questions.
She wanted to know the condition - Your agent only has 5 old photos of … (115 comments)

long island real estate: 41 Emmet Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518 (Nassau County) - 11/25/09 01:52 AM
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long island real estate: Woodsburgh Long Island Eruv has been approved.... - 11/24/09 03:11 AM
It became official at last nights meeting. An Eruv has been approved which will encompass all of Woodsburgh.
For those of you not familiar with the area, Woodsburgh is an incorporated village in the Five Towns area of Long Island. It is conveniently located 15 minutes from JFK airport, 40 minutes from NYC, walking distance to the LIRR.
The Eruv is scheduled too be in place by the end of the year.
If this has been keeping you on the fence in terms of buying or selling - no need to wait any longer.
Let me know how I can help you.
 
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long island real estate: Full Price Offer?? Say what? - 09/11/09 02:08 PM
I got a call the other day. Turns out he was calling about a listing that I had over a year ago, but since lost. He had found it and me on Zillow (good to know their listings are up to date).
Anyway, he is prequalified, has a 10% downpayment, and knows exactly where he wants to live (wants to keep his son in the same elementary school).
Beautiful, said no problem we can see that house, then we went over some others in the same area that seemed to suit his needs.
Met him and his family today in the … (2 comments)

long island real estate: Real Estate Attorney Frustration... - 09/02/09 07:20 AM
Let me start that by saying on Long Island we don't do our own contracts, we don't do our own closings. We get the accepted offer, go through the inspection process, and the attorneys take over from there.
We also tell our customers and clients that we can recommend attorneys to them, but if they prefer to use their own attorney to PLEASE be sure they use a Real Estate Attorney.
So - we had an accepted offer on an REO. This was on a Monday. The bank gave the buyers until end of business Wednesday to sign the contract.
The buyers were … (2 comments)

long island real estate: 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Home in Lawrence, Long Island, NY 11559 - 04/28/08 04:02 AM
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NEW TO MARKET
Priced to sell!!
4 Bedrooms - 2 Baths Full Finished Basement.
Only $ 399,990 For more information visit our website http://www.FindYourHomeLI.com Contact me for your private showing.   … (0 comments)

long island real estate: 7 Bedroom Stately Colonial in The heart of Woodmere, NY 11598 - 04/28/08 03:52 AM
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JUST REDUCED
7 Bedrooms - 4-1/2 Baths Grand Colonial on Central Avenue
Marble Fireplace in Large Formal Living Room
Full Finished Basement with Outside Entrance
Near all Reduced to $ 965,000 Click here to see the Virtual Tour For more information visit our website http://www.FindYourHomeLI.com Contact me for your private showing.   … (0 comments)

long island real estate: 6 Bedroom Brick Center Hall Colonial in Academy Area of Woodmere, NY 11598 - 04/28/08 03:47 AM
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NEW TO THE MARKET

DESIRABLE ACADEMY AREA OF WOODMERE
6 Bedrooms - 4-1/2 Baths Stately Brick Center Hall Colonial on Quiet Block
Large Rooms.
Full Finished Basement with Outside Entrance
Near all $ 849,000 Click here to see the Virtual Tour For more information visit our website http://www.FindYourHomeLI.com Contact me for your private showing.   … (0 comments)

long island real estate: Completely Renovated 5 Bedroom Home in Woodmere, LI, NY 11598 - 04/28/08 03:41 AM
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COMPLETELY RENOVATED
5 Bedrooms - 3 Baths Renovated to the studs - NEW Everything Central Air Conditioning - Still time to customize Kitchen Too much to list!Near allReduced to ....$ 799,000 For more information visit our website http://www.FindYourHomeLI.com Contact me for your private showing.   … (0 comments)

long island real estate: Large 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Co-Op Apartment in Lawrence, NY 11559 - 04/28/08 03:06 AM
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3 Bedroom - 2 Full Bath Co-Op with Terrace
How To Downsize & Still Have Plenty Of Room
Look At This Large Bright & Airy 3 Bedroom Co Op With Terrace.
Loads Of Closets Incl 3 Walk Ins. Laundry In Unit.
Long Island Real Estate Long Island Real Estate Conveniently located on Central Avenue in Lawrence. Near All. Listing Price ....$ 349,000 Click here to see our Virtual Tour: For more information visit our website http://www.FindYourHomeLI.com Contact me for your private showing.   … (0 comments)

long island real estate: Great Investment Property - 3 Family Home in Inwood, NY 11096 - Convenient to JFK - 04/28/08 02:59 AM
Long Island Real Estate Here Is Your Next Investment Opportunity.
3 Family Home In Excellent Condition.
2nd Floor Is A Spacious Three Bedroom Apt With Attic Access & 2 Full Baths.
1st Floor Front Apt Is A Very Large 1 Bedroom W/ Eat In Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room,
and Full Finished Basement..
1st Floor Back Is A Smaller One Bedroom W/ Eat In Kitchen, Bedroom and Den/2nd Br
2 Car Garage.
All 3 Apartments Currently Rented...
On Inwood/Lawrence Border. Conveniently located to LIRR, Buses, and JFK Airport Listing Price ....$ 455,000             Taxes  $ 5854 … (0 comments)

long island real estate: 5 Bedroom Home on Quiet Dead End Street in Inwood, Long Island, NY 11096 - 04/28/08 02:50 AM
Long Island Real Estate             Fabulous 5 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath Home Is A Legal 1 Family Set-Up As A 2 Family  Possible Mother/Daughter Or 2 Family With Proper PermitsOn Quiet Dead End Street. 3 Car Garage. House Has 2 Electric Meters And 2 Hot Water Heaters.Conveniently located to LIRR, Buses, and JFK Airport Listing Price ....$ 455,000             Taxes  $ 5854 For more information visit our website http://www.FindYourHomeLI.com Contact me for your private showing.   … (0 comments)