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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 

If we stop to look, there is beauty all around us, no matter what stage of life it represents.  I was so moved yesterday by the simple beauty that populates our world, if we only take the time to appreciate it.  A society that tends to revere the young and thriving, I suspect we sometimes miss t...
06/27/2011
  The sight of this magnificent lily plant, growing in a huge pot on the deck of my client's home took my breath away.  I wish my camera skills had done it justice.  The color was unlike anything I'd seen before, with a vibrance that had to be created in heaven as a gift for us mere mortals.     ...
06/26/2011
I went to the supermarket the other day to pick up a few things.  It was late in the day, I was tired and all I could think of was getting home and putting my feet up while I relaxed, watching something inane on television.  As happens more often than not, I quickly filled my cart and headed for ...
06/19/2011
I did a staging consult today, and although it was the owner's family who suggested the staging, I could see the incredible resistance by the seller as dollar signs danced in her brain and she heard the cash register - cha-ching, cha-ching.  With all the media attention to designing a home to sel...
06/15/2011
I sold a house to a really nice young couple with two little children and a third on the way.  As we all know, moving can be stressful enough, without the added pressure of little ones pulling at your pant legs and screaming for attention.  Within weeks of the closing, "Becky" delivered her third...
06/12/2011
To say this was an interesting day would be to minimize it and deny all the insanity that made it what it was.  Without going into the most of the details for the moment, I will stay it started out as incredibly productive and ended as something entirely different.  I often think it's all about p...
06/11/2011
Dawn painted a narrow band of pink just beyond the trees, cutting a widening wedge into the dark blue of the night sky.  Myra had been up for hours.  This was the last night she was to spend in this house, the home she loved.  Memories assailed her, creeping into her consciousness unbidden.  If o...
06/10/2011
Briarcliff is a much loved area of Merrick, having been developed in the mid 20th century.  It sits south of the Southern State parkway (exit 24S) and just west of Merrick Avenue.  A convenient location, close to shopping, schools and highways, this bedroom community is within easy commuting dist...
06/09/2011
Have you noticed it's usually the people who are the guiltiest who yell the loudest.  Russell Lewis shares a story about a movie theater/restaurant in Austin, Texas with a zero tolerance for rude people who talk, text or otherwise interfere with the enjoyment of their other patrons.  When a disgr...
06/09/2011
"Which one is it?" Myra fidgeted, shifting her weight from one leg to the other.  She really didn't care.  This was the last place she wanted to be.  Today was not the day to try sorting it all out.  "What led me to this place?" she asked, more of herself than any other worldly creature.  Where d...
06/08/2011
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