southold: How To Find Long Island REO/Foreclosures - 03/04/12 03:44 AM
My brother called yesterday, and is moving back east, from Alabama to New Jersey.  Because he’s aware that we list bank owned properties, he had a simple question:  HOW DO I FIND THE FORECLOSURES in New Jersey without paying a fee to a website?
While I’m not familiar with the MLS in New Jersey, the Multiple Listing System of Long Island (MLSLI) is the source for listed bank owned properties on Long Island- asset companies and banks require that all listings be entered into the local MLS by the Realtor assigned the asset.
Unfortunately, there is not a tab that offers … (4 comments)

southold: General Wayne Inn in Southold on the North Fork - 10/19/08 02:05 PM
Authored by: Laurie Mindnich
October 19th, 2008
When we first moved to Southold, New York in 2002, there was a structure in our neighborhood called the General Wayne Inn.
Situated oddly, Sean’s father explained that he had in fact dined at this opulent eatery located in the residential area of Bayview- it was a destination spot often navigated on foot, as those in the area were able to combine a nice walk with a fine meal.
The building was abandoned when we viewed it, but still intact- clearly devastated by a fire of some sort, it was destined to deteriorate without immediate … (22 comments)

southold: On the North fork of Long Island, It Gets Me Every Time… - 07/29/08 10:51 AM
Authored by: Laurie MindnichJuly 29th, 2008
We were heading to the annual Clambake courtesy of the Flanders Men’s Club. While there were a few errands to run, the day was interrupted when that magnet sucked my car into a parked position.
As happens so often on the North Fork of Long Island in the summer, locals and vendors pick a sunny day, and the race is on for those looking for that SOMETHING. Or ten. Below are a few photos of the ultimate tag sale experience on the North Fork of Long Island. Until next weekend.

The … (7 comments)

southold: Retirement Condos- North Fork, Long Island Report - 12/30/07 11:02 AM
December 30th, 2007
Best wishes for a healthy and peaceful 2008!
In the interest of those looking for condominiums on the North Fork of Long Island, the following is a market report, with information obtained fromMLS Long Island
Aquebogue, New York condominium sales Jan. 2007- Dec. 2007 BY COMMUNITY:
Silver Village: 2 sold; average price: $494,000. One 3 bed/2 bath; one 2 bed/3 bath. Common charges for this community are in the $223/month range. There are currently 4 homes available, ranging in price from $365k to $485k.
Baiting Hollow, New York condominium sales Jan.2007-Dec.2007 BY COMMUNITY:
The Bluffs: 5 sold; average price: $409,600. All sold were … (5 comments)

southold: Why Retire on the North Fork of Long Island? - 09/09/07 09:56 AM
September 9th, 2007  A question was posed to me recently about the benefits and/or motivation involved for individuals that choose to locate a retirement / second home on the North Fork of Long Island.
 For those individuals approaching their fifties, thoughts about where to “be” when the kids are gone is one that niggles- ideas about personal freedom and lower taxes notwithstanding, a very important factor is a “family friendly” location.

Being close, yet…a vacation away. For those of you that live mid-island, or in close proximity to the city, your transition from family home to ease of 55-plus living … (18 comments)

southold: Saturday morning in Southold, New York… - 08/10/07 08:48 AM
Authored by: Laurie Mindnich August 10th, 2007 
A sunny Saturday morning in Southold, New York is a day that I relish. While weekdays are often packed with things to do in the North Fork of Long Island, Saturday for me is special in the summer.
This Saturday, the North Fork was full of tag sales. It’s in the Yard Salers Corner section of the Suffolk Times newspaper, right after the real estate section. In the summer, there are two full columns of enticement, and this Saturday was no different.

Some people in the North Fork take these tag … (3 comments)

southold: Alzheimers And Real Estate - 07/04/07 03:48 PM
uly 4th, 2007  One of the most difficult diseases for families to accept is Alzheimer’s Disease. It is also common enough to wreak havoc on the best of financial situations if denial is present.
Having experienced it first hand with my Grandmother, I’d like to share an exceptional book that will guide you through the maze. Additionally, some pointers learned the hard way. The book is titled, “The 36 Hour Day”, authored by Nancy L. Mace MA and Peter V. Rabins, MD.
Some pointers (learned the hard way, in my own experience):
If behavior becomes odd- repetitive communication, name confusion (in … (18 comments)

southold: North Fork Long Island Sellers: Try Home Staging! - 06/24/07 09:54 AM
Authored by: Options Realty -Laurie Mindnich June 24th, 2007 
While most of you may be aware of the term “staging”, many people aren’t fully aware of the process. We recently had the pleasure of a staging experience with ValAllocco, Owner- STAGED 2 SELL NY. She clarified it for us, and for our sellers. We’d like to share the info that we learned at this meeting.

STAGING IS NOT EXPENSIVE. The staging consultation that we experienced was $200.00. For this, Val will come to your home and walks, room to room, making suggestions. This is done with the advice from her … (4 comments)

southold: Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society Lawn Sale Approaches- The BIGGIE! - 06/14/07 03:13 PM
Authored by: Options Realty - Laurie 
June 14th, 2007 
To those in the North Fork of Long Island, New York that LOVE a great yard sale, the queen of sales approaches, featuring antiques, collectibles, furniture, bake sale and more. On July 7, 2007, from 8am to 4pm the Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society will be providing the creme de la creme- come one, come all!
An annual event, this is a sought after lawn sale, offering collectors of unique treasures the opportunity to locate anything from vintage linens, jewelry, clothing, china, and trinkets at amazing prices.

We’ve had the pleasure of attending this … (5 comments)

Laurie Mindnich

Laurie Mindnich

Centennial, CO

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Having recently returned to Colorado after a 10 year hiatus, the changes are amazing- right along with the little trees that are now grown, new homes have undergone a similar growth- bigger, better, and more choices than ever!




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