Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island
BloggersValerie Kellogg Kristin Lavin Taveira Maura McDermott Lisa Doll Bruno
Maura McDermott writes about residential and commercial real estate at Newsday. Before coming to Newsday, she was a staff writer for five years at The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., where her most recent beat – redevelopment – included the Prudential Center hockey arena in downtown Newark, the new Giants and Jets stadium and a $2 billion megamall under construction at the Meadowlands. She has covered mutual fund governance for a Financial Times-owned publication, crime for the Herald News of Passaic County, N.J., and education for The Riverdale Press in the Bronx, where she also served as managing editor. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, she lives with her husband, son and daughter in Queens, in an apartment overlooking the garden where her husband grows organic tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and lots and lots (and lots) of squash.
Looking to buy a home on Long Island? You might need some professional help.
That’s the advice of the Community Development Corp. of Long Island, in light of a national survey finding that when people first consider buying a home, “friends and family” are the most common source of advice. The Centereach-based nonprofit is urging home buyers to consult with housing counselors in addition to...Read more »
The Dow Jones industrial average hit a record Monday, crossing 16,000.
What does the stock market high mean for you, and for the economy? Glad you're invested in the market? Regret getting out during the downturn and not getting back in?
Newsday wants to hear Long Islanders' tales of stock market triumphs and disappointments, for an article to run in Tuesday's edition of the paper.
To...Read more »
Long Island’s housing market posted strong gains last month, with sales surging by 41 percent compared to a year earlier.
In Suffolk County, the median closed sale price was $331,145 in October, 5.1 percent higher than a year before, and 1,187 homes changed hands, a rise of more than 46 percent compared to a year earlier, according to a report released Thursday by the Multiple Listing Service...Read more »