If you are looking to live in Mineola, New York - look no further . . .

Real Estate Agent with Village Properties

My broker just dropped this little chestnut onto AR for me.  He's a nice guy.  I figured I might as well take advantage of his fine work - and move it to my web page as well.  Thanks Dave!!!

Original content by David Farrell

Home buyers are often attracted to Mineola because of its proximity to, well, everything.  That may seem like a stretch to say, but Mineola offers so much for such reasonable pricing, the market drop seemed to end here a few years ago.  And, with current mortgage rates as low as they are, buyers are finding houses in amazing locales that cost less to own than they would cost to rent. 

Consider the following example:  318 First Street, Mineola, New York - Listed by Tara Downing of Village Properties of Mineola is listed for sale at a price of $469,000 with taxes of less than $8,000 per year.  If a buyer with reasonable credit and a 10% down payment paid the asking price, they would own this house for $2,266 in mortgage payments (30 years @ 5%) and another $665 in real estate taxes.   So, for less than $3,000 per month, the buyer woudl get a 7 room, 3 bedroom 1.5 bathroom house on a 4,700 square foot lot.

318 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501

318 First Street, Mineola, New York

I think all would agree this is a beautiful house.  But, it just gets so much better.  What would you find important other than the quality of the house you are buying?  Location?  Well, that seems to be cliche' but  true.  So, imagine buying a house and you wanted things within 1/2 mile.  How is this list?

1)  Mineola Long Island Railroad Station - 33 minute ride to Manhattan

2) Winthrop University Hospital

3) American College of Surgeons

4) Mineola Middle School

5) Chaminade High School

6) Mineola Memorial Library

7) a large public park with small lake

8) An Auxiliary Police Station

9) The Mineola Central Business District with more than a dozen restaurants, doctors, law firms, etc.

10) The good life!

After all this, tack on the fact that a driver could easily be on the Northern State Parkway, Southern State Parkway, Meadowbrook Parkway or Cross Island Parkway within 10 minutes, and you might just have one of the best locations in the entire state of New York!!!

Well, I get excited about these things, but you shoudl be too. 

Interested?  Call Tara Downing at 516-510-9281 or our office at 516-741-5960.  You'll be glad you did.

(By the way, while Tara's listing is fantastic, we've got agents here able t show you anything and everything.)


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Comments (8)

John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Tara,  Sounds like a great buy to me and so close to everything. I like the way you broke down the payments for the consumer that helps make it more real financially.  Hope you get a quick sale!

Jul 28, 2011 01:38 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

I'd be taking ole Dave out to lunch!  This is a very very nice blogpost...about the house, about the area, about you--it's ALL GOOD. I only hope you have an outisde blog to take full advantage of this!

Jul 28, 2011 01:39 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

It'a so funny, Tara that you would say chestnut, because I grew up in upstate NY and that's one of the few places where I ever saw any!

Jul 28, 2011 01:40 PM
David Farrell
David V. Farrell Co. - Garden City, NY
Licensed NY State Real Estate Broker


Congratulations on your placement in Newsday this Friday!  Very cool.  I've got to check out your site more often, because this is the only place I see suggestions on taking me out to lunch.


Thanks Gayle.  You just have to be careful because Tara is actually substantially older than I am.  She just had a better photographer and Photshop is getting better every year!!! LOL


As for Chestnuts, (other than mine generally roasting on an open fire), we have lots in the southeastern section of Garden City.  Believe it or not, they are all on CHESTNUT STREET.  We have one section of town named after trees and where the trees after which they were named are grown.  They start with Ash, Beech, (yes) Chestnut, Damsel, Elm, Fir, Garden, etc.  Each street has trees planted according to their names. I grew up with lots of friends on Chestnut St. and they really hurt when they hit you on the way down.  I'm glad there is no Palm Street - Coconuts kill more people than lightening each year!

So, yes, there is even Pine Sreet, etc.  Good call on the post. 




Jul 29, 2011 07:05 PM
David Farrell
David V. Farrell Co. - Garden City, NY
Licensed NY State Real Estate Broker

But, seriouly, we get paid to sell houses.   Locatiion to the 3rd degree is the most famouse statement in real estate. To that end, failure to make offers on thisone seems a littly kooky.


I'll take tapas from Vinoco.   Thanks Tara.

Jul 29, 2011 07:07 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

that is indeed an intersting home; if I was looking for a place, I would certainly investigate this one.

Aug 06, 2011 04:55 AM
Sheri Cambareri
Village Properties of Mineola, LLC - Mineola, NY

How's that sale going for you?  A write-up in in Newsday isn't worth what it used to be, is it?

  Beautiful house.

Aug 07, 2011 06:25 AM
Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

Thank you very much for posting.  I really enjoyed reading it.  I will recommend this to others.

Aug 09, 2011 04:49 PM