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Valerie Kellogg

Valerie Kellogg fell in love with real estate when she bought her first home in 2004. Monitoring the real estate ads and checking out open houses soon became an addiction. The housing gods smiled down when she got offered the job of Newsday's shelter editor in early 2006, overseeing the real estate and home section. She had been at Newsday since 2000, editing the opinion pages, as well as the advice, faith and technology sections. Currently, she also edits the Long Island arts and kids sections and runs this blog.

A 1994 graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Valerie has worked at CBS (where she helped launch cbsnewyork.com), the Long Island Voice and the Bridgewater (N.J.) Courier-News. She taught journalism part time at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University from 1999 to 2010. She attended the school on a full scholarship package, earning her bachelor's in art history with a minor in journalism. She grew up in East Northport.

Valerie lives in Huntington (in a house she bought in 2006) with her husband, Richard T. McKenna, and son, Harrison.

Lloyd Harbor carriage house for sale

The 1908 carriage house of the William J.

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International)

The 1908 carriage house of the William J. Matheson estate in Lloyd Harbor is on the market for $4.25 million.

“You feel like you’re in a place other than Long Island,” says Jacqueline Iversen, who is selling the carriage house. “It’s a glorious location, and it takes you into another time and place. You just get wrapped up in the history.”

Iversen’s home still maintains several features...

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