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.
Interested in a Garden City classic? One of six remaining Apostle Homes is on the market for $1.725 million.
Built in the early 1870s, the Apostle homes were part of Alexander Turney Stewart’s vision when he created one of America’s earliest planned communities, which is known for its wide avenues, tree-lined streets and elegant homes.
Apostle Homes, designed by John Kellum, feature...Read more »
Oak floors and moldings. Check. Arched entranceways. Check. Fireplace in the living room. Check. Hot tub in the family room. Wait -- what?
That’s right. This charming seven-room Colonial in Merrick, which is on the market for $549,000, comes with a hot tub in the family room. “Initially when buying the home, we thought it was crazy but then grew to love it,” says owner Kristen Traina.
The...Read more »