jackie connellyfornuff: "What the Hell is This?" - 11/11/14 07:36 PM
"What the Hell is This?"
Those were the words I spewed when I saw that electric panel while showing a really nice house that an investor flipped. I am not a home inspector but I know that is a bad electric panel.
It was really disheartening to see because the rest of the house was beautifully redone inside including the front porch. The yard needed help but that is minimal.
Then we proceeded to find the heating system and this is what we found:

Seriously? This was the worse house flip I have ever seen. Most I see have new … (14 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: Lindenhurst NY Food Pantry Locations - 11/08/14 10:56 PM
Lindenhurst NY Food Pantry Locations
 
Whether it is holiday time or other times during the year, people need help when it comes to getting nutritious food. When folks go hungry, that is all they think about. Below is a list of food pantries in Lindenhurst NY and the surrounding area.
 
Lindenhurst NY Food Pantries
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
210 S. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst NY
Phone: 631-226-7725
Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00AM- Noon
 
Evangel Church Of God, Inc.
12 West John St.Lindenhurst NY
Phone: 631-226-1679
Wed 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
St. John's Evangel Lutheran Church Food Pantry
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jackie connellyfornuff: My Real Estate Agent Friend Said...... - 11/08/14 09:46 PM
My Real Estate Agent Friend Said......
You hire a real estate agent to sell your Long Island home instead of a friend (smart move). But, your friend places bugs in your ear about why hasn't your home sold since it has been a few weeks? Maybe that friend is hurt that you didn't hire them and is now offering "advice".
You are calling, texting and emailing your agent because now you are frustrated after only a few weeks of being on the market. Now your agent is frustrated because you are telling them, "my real estate agent friend said the … (42 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: Soup Kitchens in Nassau County - 11/08/14 08:58 PM
Soup Kitchens in Nassau County 
 
When someone doesn't have enough food and money, that is all they think about. Below is a list of soup kitchens in Nassau County Long Island. Maybe someone you know could use this list and feel some relief.
 
Freeport NY Soup Kitchens
Freeport Inn
83 S. Long Beach Avenue
Freeport NY
Phone: 516-223-5881
Mon-Fri 12Noon-1PM
 
Ebenezer Sda Church
97 Broadway
Freeport NY
Phone: 516-623-6538
Sun 2:00PM - 3:00PM
 
Hempstead NY Soup Kitchens
Mary Brennan Inn
100 Madison Ave
Hempstead NY
Phone: 516-486-6243
Mon - Fri: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
 
Faith … (2 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: Soup Kitchens in Suffolk County - 11/05/14 07:54 PM

Soup Kitchens in Suffolk County
When someone doesn't have enough food and money, that is all they think about. Below is a list of soup kitchens in Suffolk County Long Island.
Serving Our Savior Supper Meal
First Presbyterian Church Of Babylon
79 E. Main St.
Babylon, NY
Phone: 631-587-5838 x304
Thursdays from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Closed July & August
Mercy Inn
Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church
17 S. 20th Street Wyandanch, NY
Phone: 631-643-5117
Mon- Fri 12Noon - 1:00PM
Hope for the Future Mobile Soup Kitchen
Farmingdale, NY
Phone: 631-752-5771
Every other Tuesday 7:00PM-10:00PM
St. Patrick's Hospitality Soup Kitchen
6 Fifth Avenue Bay Shore, NY
Phone: 631-665-4917
Mon-Fri 9:30AM - … (3 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: 2014 Long Island Turkey Trot Events - 11/04/14 08:26 PM
2014 Long Island Turkey Trot Events
There are plenty of turkey trot events across Long Island for November 2014. Most of them have kids fun runs. Just think, if you run one on Thanksgiving Day, you can eat anything you want. Happy turkey trotting!
Massapequa Park 5k Turkey Trot
Where: Brady Park, Lake Shore Drive & Front Street, Massapequa Park NY
When: Saturday, November 22nd at 9am
Cost: $30 on race day, $15 youth, $25 in advance
Phone: 516-313-8329
The kids run will start at 8:30am
Massapequa Turkey Trot
Where: John J. Burns Park, 4990 Merrick Road, Massapequa Park NY
When: Thursday, November 27th at 8:30am
Cost: Visit website … (2 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: 2014 November Events Across Long Island - 11/04/14 10:14 AM
2014 November Events Across Long Island
There will be plenty to do this month across Long Island. Below is a list of upcoming fairs and concerts and I think you will like the first one!
Steve Miller Band
Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington NY
When: Saturday, November 22nd at 8pm
Phone: 631-673-7300
Cost: $70-$185
Come on, you know you are a Steve Miller fan! Click the links above and that will bring you to the Paramount website to purchase tickets.
Paul Anka
Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury NY
When: Saturday, November 8th at 8pm
Phone: 631-582-3663
Cost: $125.00
Sounds like a fun night!
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jackie connellyfornuff: Why Too Much Love Can Cost Thousands - 11/01/14 08:28 PM
Why Too Much Love Can Cost Thousands
It is that time when Mom and Dad have to sell their home you grew up in because it is too much for them to take care of. You help them find a local real estate agent you trust and you get the home on the market......overpriced at $329,000 which is against your real estate agent's advice because $299,000 was giving the house away to you. The comparable home sale report given to you doesn't lie but you are the expert right?
Three offers the first week. Two at $300,000 and one at $305,000. … (3 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: The Real State of the Dix Hills NY Real Estate Market October 2014 - 10/31/14 11:31 PM

The Real State of the Dix Hills NY Real Estate Market October 2014
Monthly Market Snapshot for Dix Hills NY Single Family Homes
by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff with Douglas Elliman of Babylon (631) 703-0201

In October 2014, the Dix Hills NY median sales price was $655,000 and up 9.71% from October 2013. But, year over year, the median sales price of $670,000 for 2014 is up 6.01% compared to 2013 overall.
The highest home sale for Dix Hills NY in 2014 thus far is $2.1M for a six bedroom, 14 room Colonial in the Country Pointe section of Dix Hills NY with … (0 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: The Real State of the Deer Park NY Real Estate Market October 2014 - 10/31/14 10:45 PM

The Real State of the Deer Park NY Real Estate Market October 2014
Monthly Market Snapshot for Single Family Homes 
by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff with Douglas Elliman of Babylon (631) 703-0201
In October 2014, the Deer Park NY median sales price was $290,000 down 7.64% from October 2013.
But, year over year, the median sales price is up 5.71% for 2014 compared to 2013 overall.
The highest home sale for Deer Park NY in 2014 thus far is $475,000 for a six bedroom, 10 room Colonial with four full baths, one half bath, a full unfinished basement all on … (2 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: The Real State of the Babylon Village Real Estate Market October 2014 - 10/31/14 09:24 PM

 The Real State of the Babylon Village Real Estate Market - Monthly Market Snapshot for Single Family Homes - October 2014
by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff with Douglas Elliman of Babylon (631) 703-0201

In October 2014, the Babylon Village median sales price was $406,000 up 4.10% from October 2013.
The highest home sale for 2014 thus far is $875,000 for a four bedroom, six room Colonial with two full baths, a full unfinished basement and 90 feet of bulkhead on Thompson Avenue. 12 homes went under contract during October 2014 which is up 100% from this time last year. This is due to … (0 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: 7 Misconceptions About Realtors® - 10/30/14 10:13 PM
7 Misconceptions About Realtors®
There are so many misconceptions the public has about Realtors®. Whether it is from their own experience or hearing "stories" from other people. I'm hoping this will help more folks realize Realtors® are hard working and always have their clients best interests at heart.
"You make so much money" - Of course you would think that. You see that big fat check that is handed over to pay the commission at the closing table made payable to the Broker. After an agent's commission split and other fees, your Realtor® receives much less. It is simple math: $10,000 … (6 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: 2014 Halloween Events Around Long Island NY - 10/30/14 08:01 AM
2014 Halloween Events Around Long Island NY
There are numerous Halloween events across Long Island NY. Whether it is a Rocky Horror Picture Show event to costume parties, there is fun to be had for everyone of all ages!

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Halloween Dinner and Costume Party and Haunted Night at The Races will be held at American Legion Post 411 at 39 Nassau Avenue in Islip from 6:30opm to midnight. Call 631-277-8383 for more information
Big Laughs in Bay Shore will be held at the Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street in Bay Shore at 8pm. Call 631-969-1101 for more … (1 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: The Multiple Listing Service of Long Island Rule 302.1 & 302.2 - 10/27/14 09:35 PM
The Multiple Listing Service of Long Island
Rule 302.1 & 302.2
Both of these MLS of Long Island rules go hand in hand.
MLS Rule 302.1 - Participants are obligated to assist other participants with respect to the showing of a listed property as well as presenting offers. This means that showings can't be held off and the same goes for offers. See Rule 302.2 below:
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MLS Rule 302.2 - Any instructions by a seller to the listing Broker regarding the limiting of the showing, presentation of an offer or the presence of the cooperating Broker in that presentation must … (0 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: Homes for Sale in Argyle Park in Babylon NY - 10/27/14 01:26 AM
Homes for Sale in Argyle Park in Babylon NY
There is one new construction home for sale in Argyle Park located in Babylon NY.
This Colonial home in Argyle Park, Babylon NY has four bedrooms, a dressing room in the master suite, three full baths, a partially finished full basement, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, den, hardwood floors, fireplace, central air, three heating zones, stone patio and a two-car attached garage. The partially finished basement has 9 foot ceilings and has  a media and playroom. 
This Argyle Park home in Babylon NY boasts 3,400 square feet of space and 90 … (1 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: "I Didn't Expect You To Call Me So Fast!" - 10/25/14 12:31 AM
"I Didn't Expect You To Call Me So Fast!"
Those are the words I heard when I returned a phone call to someone who read my blog last week about how do I get a copy of my deed? He found this blog I wrote almost a year ago this month: How Do I Get a Copy of my Deed in Suffolk County?
He was confused about who I was until I told him the message he left me. Then he stated, "I Didn't Expect You to Call Me So Fast!" "I aim to please" I said and we had a … (4 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: Babylon Horse Riding Center in West Babylon - 10/22/14 11:44 PM
Babylon Horse Riding Center in West Babylon
The Babylon Riding Center is located at 1500 Peconic Avenue in West Babylon and is along the scenic Carll's River.
The Babylon Riding Center offer lessons (private, semi-private and group lessons) as well as indoor and outdoor rings, boarding/leasing seven days a week and the stalls are cleaned daily as well as your horse being fed quality feed and are exercised , the equipment they offer are boots, britches, saddles, hats, riding crops. You can visit their on-site shop. Children's parties which they can accommodate up to 10 children and have pony rides for children ages … (7 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: Events Around Long Island - 10/24/14 - 10/26/14 - 10/22/14 08:28 PM
Events Around Long Island
10/24/14 - 10/26/14
Between this Friday through Sunday there is something fun for everyone! From yard sales to Halloween fun and everything in between, I am sure you will find something fun to do for yourself and the whole family.

Friday October 24th, 2014
Long Island Head Start will be hosting a legislative luncheon at Captain Bill's in Bay Shore from 11:30am to 2:00pm. For more information please call 631-758-5200
Kings Park - Stories From an American Mental Institution will be screened in the Muriel & Virginia Pless Center for Performing Arts, O'Connor Hall at St. Joseph's College at … (4 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: How Will a Pre-Home Sale Inspection Benefit You, The Seller? - 10/18/14 12:45 AM
How Will a Pre-Home Sale Inspection Benefit You, The Seller?
 
 
Most homeowners never want to spend the money on a home inspection before putting their home on the market. Below are a few reasons how it will benefit you and keep you having the upper hand so to speak:
 
 
You will find out ahead of time any issues that could come up when the buyer does their home inspection. This will give you the opportunity to fix any small items therefore not giving a buyer reasons to either lower their offer, or nickel and dime you, the … (2 comments)

jackie connellyfornuff: 3 Great Reasons Why You Should Put Your Long Island House on the Market During the Holidays - 10/18/14 12:16 AM
 
3 Great Reasons Why You Should Put Your Long Island House on the Market During the Holidays
  

 
Many Babylon NY homeowners think the holidays and colder months are the worst time to put their home on the market. Below are two reasons why it benefits you to sell your home now, than in the Spring:
 
The holidays are when most folks are happy. When a buyer sees your home decorated for the holidays, it helps them to see what the home will look like when they own it.You will be capturing their emotions also.
Less homes … (3 comments)

 
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