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Club Chaos Eye Candy: Welcome to a Jamaica Tour of Homes (Vol 3)

Services for Real Estate Pros with Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.

This series of residential tours is inspired by my girlfriends Elizabeth Weintraub (of Sacramento) and Poppy Dinsey (of London, UK). The Weintraub Gallery features her favorite Land Park Homes in Sacramento (About.com), while Poppy D (Zoomf) takes us on an eclectic tour of her neck of the woods in "A Walk Around London England." Her London blog was recently featured at Localism.com. She also poses a very interesting question in her latest blog: "Is it time to get rid of the stigma of being a renter? No matter where we are in the world?" You can read, "UK  Rental Attitudes Are Changing, How Is It Stateside?" here. For some extra eye candy, and a delightful peek at history, go check out Elizabeth's article on Ronald Reagan's Former Home in East Sacramento here.

Here is some eye candy from my turtle run in Jamaica, Queens County, NY. Enjoy!


Queens County is a great place to live. I love NYC!



Pam Pugmire
Silvercreek Realty Group - Meridian, ID
Meridian Idaho Real Estate

I like all the mature landscaping around these beautiful homes.  This doesn't look like the concrete jungle that we usually think of as NYC.   

Jul 17, 2008 01:38 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Hey Pam, the concrete jungle does have an oasis or two (maybe 135,264 of 'em, but who's counting?). :-D

Jul 17, 2008 01:42 AM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

I get a TON of referrals in Queens county.  That must be an in-demand place.

Jul 17, 2008 01:50 AM
Kara Casamassina
International Property Management Group, LLC - Aiken, SC
Boomers and beyond

nice neighborhood!   been a long time since I was out in Queens.  (Broad Channel / Far Rockaway to be exact, lol)

Jul 17, 2008 02:01 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Hey Clint, Brooklyn and Queens are receiving a lot of spill over from Manhattan. People are waking up to the fact that for what they pay in monthly rental for a for a swanky apartment with a view, they can own a multi-family home in in the outer boroughs with a yard, off-street parking and plenty of neat activities to do. The City of New York has an excellent public transportation system. Where else in the world can you travel from one end of a city to the other for $2.00 per fare?

Jul 17, 2008 02:22 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Hey Kara, I shall do a turtle run in Far Rockaway and Broad Channel just for you (and very soon).

Jul 17, 2008 02:24 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

What I really like are all the trees. It's similar to Sacramento, but we really NEED our trees for shade. :) The homes are beautiful, too.

elizabeth weintraub sacramento real estate

Jul 17, 2008 05:31 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Carolyn, They have amazing homes in Queens...some absolutely spectacular.  I am booked this month in Forest Hills (ironically where my cousins grew up) and possibly Whitestone (which I am not that familiar with.  It will be nice to go there again.

Jul 17, 2008 06:09 AM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes


Another group of fine looking homes!  Are you sure they are really in NY?

Don R.

Jul 17, 2008 06:15 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Hey Elizabeth, I know what you mean. I gravitate towards good landscaping, which is why I tend to favor older neighborhoods. They have such a restful, green character.

Jul 17, 2008 07:08 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Carole, maybe one day, if our schedules permit, we can do lunch while you're working in my neck of the woods. I would love to treat you to one of my favorite neighborhood places to eat. It has a very unique atmosphere. (My friend owns a design company and did all of the interior construction. I believe I shall have to do a blog on it one day soon.)

Jul 17, 2008 07:12 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

My dearest Don, I've been turtle running past these homes for over 13 years. New York City will surprise you and I am so looking forward to showing off my favorite homes throughout all five boroughs. Wait until you see the Brooklyn Brownstones from the late 1800s! Fabulous! I know where they are. I was born and raised in Brooklyn. NYC is my playground!

Jul 17, 2008 07:17 AM
Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

C, that first one looks like something from a movie reel - just perfect!  Wonderful photos and what a great way to show another side of your city to those of us who don't know it.  

Jul 17, 2008 12:00 PM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Thank you Lisa, I am looking forward to sharing more and learning about everyone else's neighborhoods.

Jul 17, 2008 01:33 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Carolyn, Queens County has some very varied, beautiful and historic homes to choose from. Thanks for going around getting us all the pix.

Jul 17, 2008 03:33 PM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

You are very welcome, Gary. It has enhanced my jogging pleasure to be able to share what I see with you all.

Jul 17, 2008 03:56 PM