Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island
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Lisa Doll Bruno
Following a career in advertising as a media buyer working for several New York ad agencies, Lisa Doll Bruno joined Newsday in 1988. She spent most of her time — about 16 years — working in the business editorial department as a researcher and writing about careers for the “Job Hunt” column.
She became involved in the Real Estate section in 2002 when she began writing the community profile, “Living In,” which has evolved into today’s “Buying In” column. This feature gave Lisa the opportunity to fall in love with Long Island all over again as she got to explore all its hamlets and villages as well as learn more about real estate. Lisa’s husband, Dan, knows a thing or two about real estate too as the couple have had the experience of buying and selling second homes.
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 »
For those who enjoy vintage architecture — and a pretty good story — this restored historic home in Port Jefferson Village doesn’t disappoint.
While the covered front porch with decorative rails lends curb appeal, the original double door is as attractive as it is unusual. It retains the original inlaid doorbell, which “is very loud and very cool,” says Maureen Fitzgibbon of Coach Realtors...Read more »