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Long Island Real Estate and Relocation. Selling properties all over Long Island's Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens.

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2010 

Today was another one of those magical days when the elusive items I've been searching for, appeared before me as if constructed for my eyes only.  I turned a corner, in search of some throw pillows and additional bedding when this manifestation of the perfect 7 ft. tree appeared out of nowhere. ...
09/29/2010
This is Pat Haddad's take on a seller's perspective on showing their home.  There's no way I could have written it better, so here's her rendition.  Though written with great humor, it is all too true.  Enjoy!Last week, Greg Nino wrote a great featured post entitled 'The Perfect Showing'.  The to...
09/28/2010
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The planets aligned this past weekend to create the perfect backdrop for the Merrick Street Fair, a familiar rite of passage, ushering in the fall season.  Closed off from vehicular traffic, Merrick Avenue between Loines Avenue on the north and Sunrise Highway on the south, became a welcoming wa...
09/27/2010
The temptation to test the market at a higher price when first putting your home up for sale has always existed.  If you, or your Realtor® fall into that trap in the current selling environment, you'll be shooting yourself in the foot.  When local inventory exceeds the buyer pool, your house has ...
09/26/2010
A few years ago, when my office on Long Island moved from a small space to a much larger, brand new building, I had the opportunity to have my own office.  I'd longed for one for years, a space where I could close a door and get my work done and manage to have a cohesive, uninterrupted thought.  ...
09/25/2010
That's me you see dancing.  I can't believe I did it.  Today is the culmination of my 30 in 30 Challenge.  When I started on this odyssey on August 26th, I couldn't even see the top of the mountain.  It was shrouded in clouds; a lofty goal indeed.  I picked up the gauntlet, donned my gear and wal...
09/24/2010
For the second time in as many months the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York, in  partnership with News Corp,  rescued 40 dogs from a puppy mill in Missouri.  Most of the dogs this time are shih tzus, and mixed breeds.  In a valiant effort to give the poor four legged prisoner...
09/22/2010
There's something cleansing about this challenge we've taken to get healthier and lose weight.  Roger Mucci's group, Take It Off In The Rain has been a boon to us and a foundation on which we stand as we peel away the layers to find our best inner (and outer) selves.  Funny how it's taken on a li...
09/20/2010
With the preponderance of buyers beginning their search for a home online, it's amazing how many agents fail to give their homeowners the benefit of a well written description and the best quality, wide angle photos they can when showcasing the property.  What the photos don't show often speaks v...
09/19/2010
Fall has always signified a time for change in my world.  From the days in elementary school, summer's end signalled the purchase of new notebooks, reams of paper with nothing more on them than the blue lines they came with.  Number 2 pencils with sharp points sat side by side with rulers, eraser...
09/18/2010
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