Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island
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What was better than owning a snowblower this winter? Having a heated driveway, walkway and stoop to melt snow, like those at one Massapequa property, on the market for $1.099 million.
The system operates with a flip of a switch, says Yolanda Montefusco of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who with Pat Griesmeyer is marketing the home. It can be activated before snowfall to preheat surfaces or...Read more »
Sellers Candice and Jeff Elkins
Address 14 Charlemagne Dr., Nesconset
Asking price $418,000
The basics A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on a .36-acre lot
The competition A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on Vicar Court is listed for $429,000.
Recent sale in the area A four-bedroom home on Sara Court sold Nov. 7 for $575,000.
Time on the market...Read more »
A newly renovated Kings Park Colonial on the market for $489,995 is being sold with a $25,000 veterans discount.
The house was renovated by Builders With Hope, a St. James-based real estate development firm that buys and renovates vacant and foreclosed homes. The organization will give veterans $15,000 off the purchase price plus $10,000 cash once the sale closes, says Chris Chiarenza, president...Read more »
The frigid winter put a damper on the housing market in Nassau County in February.
Last month, 601 homes were sold in Nassau -- a 2.4 percent decrease from the year-ago period and the first time that sales had dropped in over a year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island.
The number of homes sold in Suffolk County rose 9.1 percent from...Read more »
The party is just waiting to happen at a Colonial-style home in Brookville on the market for $2.7 million. The owner, who constructed pubs in Ireland for a living, has built several specialty rooms in the lower level of the house.
There is great attention to detail, says Christina Porter, listing agent with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. Intricate woodwork along with a bit of...Read more »
Take a swim even when there’s snow on the ground in this Huntington home, on the market for $914,900. Sometime after it was built in 1967, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom Colonial had an addition that includes a 20-by-40-foot indoor pool.
If you’re worried about staying warm after a dip, the pool area also features floors with radiant heat and a hot tub with a brick fireplace next to it. There’s...Read more »
Those with both wanderlust and an appreciation for unusual art may be interested in a Melville house now on the market. In addition to the dramatic size and scale of the nearly 5,000-square-foot home — which is listed with Sahra Mansouri Afati of Realty Connect USA for $1.649 million — several rooms in the house contain murals of scenes from around the world.
Images of life in Egypt, Paris,...Read more »
The potential for a recreation-based lifestyle at this Port Jefferson Station Colonial, on the market for $515,000, could be deceiving at first. The street view of the four-bedroom, 2½-bathroom home on 1.1 acres is similar to that of many homes on Long Island. But the fun starts in the backyard, with a 20-by-20-foot deck that overlooks an L-shaped in-ground pool that is next to a hot tub, which...Read more »
Newsday is looking for Long Islanders 18 to 34 who live in houses they have bought and fixed up. If you or someone you know fits the bill, please contact Valerie Kellogg, home editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-843-2915....Read more »
If you or someone you know lives in a home that has been in the same family for several generations, we'd like to hear from you for a story in Newsday. Please write to Valerie Kellogg, home editor, at email@example.com or call her at 631-843-2915....Read more »