No Post Code Envy? Just Give it a Little Time! Part III

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No Post Code Envy? Just Give it a Little Time!  Part III





In a recent conversation with a senior acquaintance, I was describing the difficulties of our local real estate market. Her two-word response of "It's Merrick!" seemed simplistic to me, at first, in light of all the complications that have arisen with the rezoned flood maps and their, consequential, meteoric rise in insurance premiums.

With time, I came to see her perspective for the long view in which it was intended. 


Merrick, like many of the Long Island south shore communities bordering Sunrise Highway, has a tremendous amount to offer and it's only rational to believe that, given a chance, this, too, shall pass.  

As a Merrick resident, I need only think back to what drew me here almost five years ago and remember that, what was true then, still very much exists today. 

Merrick is conveniently located 45 minutes from the City and it is well-known for its award-winning schools, There is easy access to highways, and, short distances (or walking) to transportation, shops, restaurants, houses of worship. Jewel Quinn Senior Community Services, Merrick Golf Course, Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve, (affectionately known as Merrick Mountain) Merrick Cinemas offering special bargain pricing and just about anything else you can possibly need in the course of daily living.

Buyers tend to come to Merrick as young, married couples and stay a lifetime! They put down roots, start a family and become a vital part of the community. When the children grow up, they leave temporarily to attend school and pursue job opportunities, but, more often than not, they marry and come back again, to begin a new generation of homeowners. Merrick has that small town feel.

Land is at a premium in Nassau County. There just isn't any left. Builders have to head east to find anything still available. It stands to reason that existing homes values will not only be maintained but, increase in due time. Messy, current conditions need only be waited out.

Merrick has and, always will be, a desirable place to settle down. Seen in this light, "It's Merrick!" suddenly seems entirely more plausible.


Until the much anticipated return of our south shore buyers, a luxury rental market remains a viable option.











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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Jill....I love the sound shore of Long daughter, Tammy, lived in Patchogue and I became very familiar with many communities in that area... what a great place to live.... those who are thinking of settling in Nassau County would be wise to call Jill Sackler for guidance with that task.

Apr 02, 2014 11:46 PM #1
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Barbara, I lived in Patchogue too for 10 years and often write about it, even though I moved away 5 years ago. I go back whenever I can. I just love it there and keep up with all the goings-on.

Apr 02, 2014 11:50 PM #2
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Jill this is a very interesting series you put together. My brother lives in NY so I get out there once in a while. IN some ways it reminds me of Chicago's North Shore.

Apr 03, 2014 12:11 AM #3
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Thanks, Noah. That's interesting. I don't know Chicago at all.

Apr 03, 2014 01:56 AM #4
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Afternoon Jill: There is a huge price to pay unfortunately to luxuriate in your fabulous Merrick. It will pass. And some may forego the burden to enjoy the benefits.

Apr 03, 2014 05:44 AM #5
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Jill, I hope your market will be returning this spring. Meantime luxury rentals can be very lucrative.

Apr 03, 2014 12:28 PM #6
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Came here by way of the My Planet contest.................

Apr 19, 2014 07:21 AM #7
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