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Real Estate Agent - Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103
Long Island Real Estate and Relocation. Selling properties all over Long Island's Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens.

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2011 

After weeks and weeks of preparation by family and the experts we hired, we're at the end of a very long road.  For everyone involved there is much satisfaction.  This is indeed a job well done.  In all fairness, the four siblings did the lion's share of the work even before I came on the scene. ...
05/30/2011
This long awaited weekend for so many people in a beleaguered, weather-beaten nation is about so much more than family gatherings, barbecues and overindulgence in food and drink. It's about the brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom. I'm so proud to live in a countr...
05/30/2011
I was playing with the focus of my camera today and came up with this photo.  It was not in my original plan to shoot this but there was something intriguing about it for me, the juxtaposition and beauty of the dying in the forefront, against a backdrop of lush and live.  This is straight from m...
05/29/2011
I decided to do an Open House on my South Bellmore waterfront property today with the full realization that the likelihood was, there would be little to no traffic on this absolutely beautiful Memorial Day weekend.  After a brutal winter and a water logged spring, people were champing at the bit ...
05/29/2011
This was to be a rather quiet holiday weekend.  With Memorial Day ushering in the summer season, I had few expectations, even though I committed to doing open houses both on Saturday and Sunday.  By last night, my day today was completely booked, from early morning till very late afternoon.  The ...
05/28/2011
If you were to say I was passionate about staging, you would be so right.  There is something magical that happens when you transform a space from "time warp" to timely.  Before the first thing is removed from the room, before the first brush stroke hits the wall, I see this day in my mind's eye....
05/27/2011
Someone sent this to me earlier today. As more and more information comes in about the devastating tornadoes of recent weeks, individual stories of courage, grace and miraculous survival come to the surface. It never ceases to amaze me how our four legged friends go to unbelievable lengths despit...
05/26/2011
Nothing about today was as it was supposed to be, from the first phone call to my frantic search for a check in final payment of the floor repair and refinishing on the home I'm about to put on the market.  When an unexpected call gave me fifteen minutes to get over to the house for the workmen t...
05/25/2011
I listened and watched along with milllions of other people, as the devastation hit Joplin, Missouri in the form of a tornado that has claimed 124 lives to date.  It's so easy for most of us to get wrapped up in our own daily drama.  It takes something like this force of nature to put everything ...
05/24/2011
Long Island is a popular destination for people relocating to the metropolitan New York area.  With easy access to New York City, the Hamptons on eastern Long Island, any of the five boroughs, New Jersey and Connecticut, it is an ideal location to come home to.  Depending upon where in the world ...
05/21/2011
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