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By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
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AT HOME WITH DIVERSITY AWARENESS  C'MON MAMA, BABY NEEDS A NEW PAIR OF SHOES In the movies, this famous line is often uttered by the actor as he prepares to throw the dice at the Craps table.The game is played like this:  A throw of 7 or 11 wins; a 2, 3, or 12 lose. #5, as well as other previousl...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 1
Open House "Just Price Reduced" Totally Updated Colonial - Merrick, NY 6/14/14 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM RE/MAX Wittney Estates  View this "Just Price Reduced Charmer" In The Prime "Wenshaw Park Area" Driving direction to 1310 Whittier Ave., Merrick, NY 11566   If you have any questions about this Newly...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
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RE/MAX Wittney Estates     If you have any questions about this Newly Updated Colonial in Wenshaw Park contact  Katherine Giordano with RE/MAX Wittney Estates.   Let her vast experience and love for the real estate business serve you when it's time for you to buy or sell your home.         Click...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 22
Swim When You're Ready - The Video Challenge   Exactly 2 years ago, I attempted my first video profile and wrote about its challenges here: Smile - You're on Candid Camera! Video Blogs "Insecurities that we may have already addressed some 25 years ago and which we aren't anxious to revisit anytim...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
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  "I'd Like to Encourage You to Fail..."   Graduation season is upon us. Commencements will be held at every educational institution across the nation and countless inspirational speeches will be heard by graduates and guests, alike.    Last weekend, my son graduated from the University of Buffal...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 12
The Secret Gardens of Long Island   The Secret Garden is an all-time favorite novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1911. Many decades later, it came to life in the form of a movie, a musical and a ballet. A recent Newsday article (5/2/2014) entitled Garden Conservancy's Open Days: Rare Vie...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 13
A Woman's Place Is In The Home (Her New One) Best Days and Time to Hold an Open House Although I tried mightily to explain, I couldn't get the homeowner to imagine it could be done any other way. She was adament that open houses were meant to be held on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays and her r...

By Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103)
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It was the gloomiest of days here on the south shore of Long Island, taking back any promise of spring we'd witnessed in recent weeks.  But, on the agenda, weather not withstanding, was a long awaited closing that had magic written all over it from the first phone call.  The seller was referred t...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 16
Your Forever Home - Is It Love At First Sight? With zero interest in moving and even less interest in becoming a landlord, I never saw it coming, but I was captivated by this house. It wasn't the biggest, the fanciest or even in the most elegant part of the neighborhood, but none of that mattered...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 8
Long Island South Shore,  Merrick Open House  No Worries. Grandfathered Flood Insurance Premium $500/Year!! South Merrick Comfortable, Spacious Split, Quiet Street W/ Little Traffic, Room To Spread Out - Tons Of Upgrades - New Ss Kitchen Appliances, New W & D, New Hw Heater, Gas Heat, Upgraded El...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 14
FIRST REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE   It was 45 minutes past the appointed hour. I really wanted to leave so what was I still doing there? It was a particularly run down part of town. Most homes vacant - boarded up. I felt anxious. Then the family showed up. The nicest people you could possibly imagine ...

By Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103)
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I still remember the day, over forty years ago when I had an epiphany while stopped at a red light on Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park.  The impact it had on me was so profound as to record it in my memory bank in the most infinite detail.  I found myself uttering, barely above a whisper and to no...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 7
No Post Code Envy? Just Give it a Little Time!  Part III Flood-insurance-101-what-you-need-to-know-Part-iWhere-have-south-shore-buyers-gone-Part-ii 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'...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 11
Where Have South Shore Buyers Gone?  Part II Where have South Shore Buyers gone?Long time passingWhere have South Shore Buyers gone?Long time agoWhere have South Shore Buyers gone?They've overlooked us, every one!When will they all return? With knowledge they'll discern.   (R.I.P. Pete Seeger 1/2...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
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Flood Insurance 101 - What You Need to Know   If you live or work in a coastal community, then, no doubt, you've been personally affected by the widespread uncertainty surrounding increases in flood insurance premiums.     President Obama Signs Flood Bill Into Law   On March 21, 2014, President O...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 11
Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) - The Definition   The process of selling your house begins with a Market Analysis carefully prepared by a local agent. Take your time looking over all the information and understanding where your home best fits in. Some of the properties included may be a little...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 1
Urban Students Discover Their Roots on the Yucatan Peninsula A recent winter break afforded me the most amazing opportunity to chaperone a middle school excursion to the Yucantan Peninsula. Each year, approximately 25 extra deserving students are rewarded with an all expense-paid trip to an educa...

By Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103)
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Yesterday started earlier than usual for me, joining the south shore chapter of LIBOR for a well attended breakfast meeting at the Merrick Park Golf Course building.  Dennis Miller, an expert in Flood Insurance requirements and all its nuances and changes, spoke to a spellbound crowd.  Fortunatel...

By Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103)
Comments 8
This was the sight I awoke to this morning.  The major predicted storm was dropping snowflakes the size of small elephants at a rate of about four to five inches an hour, adding to the densely packed snow and ice already glued to every flat surface around.  It may be pretty to look at but I, for...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 14
Move While You're Still Young Enough to Enjoy It   Normally, when you're selling one home, you're enthusiastically planning for the purchase of another.But not always. Forty years was a very long time to live in one place. All their life cycle milestones were tied to this residence.  Every displa...

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