hamptons homes: Summer Pool Maintenance - 101 - 06/02/17 05:26 PM
Laying poolside is the quintessential way to spend a scorching summer day. It’s easy to imagine the fun that comes with owning a pool—floating in a tube on Caribbean blue waters, family poolside volleyball, romantic moonlit dips—without considering the responsibility that comes with it.
The truth is, owning a pool requires regular upkeep and maintenance: weekly vacuuming, chemical testing, and inspecting various filters, pumps, heaters, and more. But, by understanding the cost of owning a pool and how to properly care for it, you can learn to avoid the common and costly mistakes that take the fun out of pool ownership.
Here are six easy ways … (3 comments)

hamptons homes: Top Problems Home Sellers Try to Hide - 12/21/16 07:55 AM
Whether you're a seasoned house hunter or a first-time buyer, the process of purchasing a home has plenty of pitfalls. And while you may assume that sellers are being upfront, it's not uncommon for them to gloss over some of their home's shortcomings.
"All homeowners sign a disclosure document about their property so buyers know what they're getting into; however, it can be very tempting for some to tell white lies or conveniently forget facts," says Wendy Flynn, owner of Wendy Flynn Realty in College Station, TX. "In fact, a very large number of real estate lawsuits stem from owners misrepresenting their property."
Whether … (2 comments)

hamptons homes: Words Of Wisdom For Realtors - 11/07/13 12:50 AM
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life. Frank Lloyd Wright
It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
To love beauty is to see light. Victor Hugo
<!-- Easy Ads: Suppressed AdSense by show_middle option --> Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius
Never lose an … (0 comments)

hamptons homes: Truly Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Live By - 08/18/13 12:05 AM

Please read this list of motivational and inspiring quotes from some famous people, and from some people who are just unknown spreading these words of wisdom. Please enjoy.
”Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” -Audrey Hepburn
NEVER GIVE-UP: “So many people can be responsible for your Success.
but only you are responsible for your failure.” – Unknown
There are two types of Pain in this world: Pain that hurts you, and Pain that changes you!  - Unknown
Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places.  - Unknown
‎”You are afraid to die, and you’re afraid to live. What a … (4 comments)

hamptons homes: The Joy of Being You - 02/19/11 04:25 AM
Be The Best That You Can Be. Enjoy Life Just By Being Yourself. The Only Opinion That Matters Is your Own.

Unhappines or negativity is a disease on our planet. What pollution is on the outer level is negativity on the inner. It is everywhere, not just in places where people don't have enough, but even more so where they have more than enough. Is that surprising ? NO. The affluent world is even more deeply identified with form, more lost in content, more trapped in ego.
People believe themselves to be dependent on what happens for their happiness, that … (1 comments)

hamptons homes: Hamptons Real Estate.....Position - 12/21/10 07:09 AM
Position is in the mind of the collective market. Reality bearly counts.
During the past 40 plus years while trying to improve myself, and learn everything about "doing business" brings me here today to write these following thoughts. My journey, like many of us, has had it's "ups and downs" over the years. Here, I want to share one of the items that has really stood out for me through my journey.
In my mind, a position statement is the description of how you want you, or your brand to be positioned in the mind of the consumer, client, or customer. There is a huge gap … (0 comments)

hamptons homes: Refelection In The Glass / Mirror... - 12/20/10 02:20 AM
I read a poem when I was a very young child, some 50 years ago. The content of this poem are crystal clear to me after all these years. My recollection goes something like this:
The Man In The Glass.
When you get what you want with your struggles in life, and the world makes you feel like "King " for the day, just go to look in the mirror and look at yourself, and ask what You See. It is not your mother or father, or wife (in my case) Who's judgement you must pass: The persons verdict who counts most … (1 comments)

hamptons homes: The Perfect Christmas Gifts....For the Person Who Has Everything ! - 12/19/10 11:41 AM
The perfect Christmas presents for the person who has everything. 
Happy Holidays !!!

 2010 "The Clapper"
2:00 Tea Time...

I have no idea where to purchase any of these thoughtful gifts. Please use this for inspiration while choosing a gift for that special someone in your life.

hamptons homes: Hamptons Real Estate....Golf...Hampton's Style. - 12/15/10 05:18 AM
For the first time in my life, I joined a Golf Club/Country Club in the Hampton's, NY. My idea was that when I belong to a Golf Club, I can invite business associates to my club to play golf, have lunch or dinner with them and maybe even extend and invite to his or her spouse. Looks great on paper, and it worked out just fine. What I did find out was that the Golf Club that I joined was not on the "A" list of Golf in the Hampton's. Each and every time I extended an invitation to an associate, … (1 comments)

hamptons homes: Hampton's New York, Golf ..."Playground for the Rich and Famous" - 12/12/10 04:49 AM

Playing golf in the Hampton's is always an experience, you never know who you will meet, or what will happen during your round. I remember the first time I played golf. My twosome was paired up with another twosome,two complete strangers. After my tee shot on the first hole went off the first fairway,I have no idea...landing somewhere in the trees on between Hole 1 and Hole 2, one of the other golfers asked me if I had a handicap. At this point I thought that he was joking, well he was not. The rest of the round went fairly … (0 comments)

hamptons homes: Home Maintenance IS a Full Time Job for Every Homeowner - 03/13/10 03:10 AM
I compiled a list of maintenance items that need to be addressed: Annually, Quarterly, Spring and Fall.
Spring and Fall Checklist :
Check your roof and chimney for leaks around flashing, skylights or damaged shingles.
Check gutters and downspouts (leaders) for leaks and clear all debris.
Check vents, louvers and chimneys for insects and bird nests.
Check for cracks or deterioration in driveways, patios, walkways, and the foundation of your house.
Check caulking and weather stripping around doors and windows.
Remove debris from around heating/cooling units at the base/foundation.
Check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Change batteries every six months.
Check … (0 comments)

hamptons homes: Hamptons Real Estate - 02/28/10 09:00 AM
Is everyone going crazy at the same time? I think so,buyers and sellers alike. They buyers believe 30%-40% off asking prices are  good offers. The sellers think that it is still pre-stimulus and bank bailouts. Trying to make a deal with this type of thinking is Crazy.
I have recently presented an offer to purchase a home that has been on the market for 3 years, and I am being told that the offer is to low to make a counter offer. Are you kidding me ? Three years of the seller paying the motgage, one would think they would crunch … (0 comments)

hamptons homes: Termites....You Probably Don't Even Know They Are Eating Your Wood ! - 02/06/10 12:16 PM
Termites cause an estimated $5 Billion Dollars in property damage every year in our homes across the United States. This horrible little insect causes more damage to wood framed homes than fires, floods, hurricanes, or tornado's. This being said, the average homeowner does not even have a clue that these little buggers are chewing away your wood, and you have no idea the danger they pose to your property.
You really don't know a thing until the damage they caused is so severe that it's time to call in a professional to assess the damage. Termites can be feasting on your 2 … (0 comments)

hamptons homes: Stress in Our Lives.....How To Deal With It - 01/31/10 10:35 AM
High levels of stress take a psychological and physical toll on everyone.The major differences appear in us, and how we choose to deal with it.
Some "Heavy Hitters" take pride in the persona of being able to handle high levels of stress.These people talk about all of their responsibilities, the number of people who depend on them, and the projects that only they can oversee. Do not mistake this as a cry for sympathy. These people are trying to impress you, so be impressed.
Other affluent individuals are in a state of stress denial. Rather than brag about the stress in … (0 comments)

hamptons homes: Hamptons Real Estate is Selling ! - 01/24/10 04:37 AM
Did you read the article in Today's Sunday Times Styles Section ? Well,here it is in a nutshell.Record bonuses for Wall Street and Bankers,but it's a hush,hush subject.Buy your home in the Hamptons,but don't tell anyone about the purchase. "The Time To Buy Is Now" in the Hamptons Real Estate market.It's still a buyers market in Hamptons Real Estate right now,but it's not going to last forever.The biggest and best deals have already been sold and closed,or they are already in contract. There is still a fine inventory of homes in the Hamptons right now,in all villages and towns.So,what are you … (0 comments)