Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island
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Sellers. Judy and Sal Mandala
Address. 48 Fairlawn Ct., Shirley
Asking price. $549,000
The competition. A canal-front, three-bedroom house on Roneck Court is on the market for $399,999.
Recent sale in the area. There are no recent similar sales in the area.
Time on the market. Since January
Listing agent. Tracy Boucher, Coach Realtors, West...Read more »
New York has imposed new rules forcing insurers to process claims more quickly in areas hit by superstorm Sandy.
Insurers still have 15 business days after they receive a claim of loss to decide whether, and how much, to pay. However, under the Department of Financial Services’ new rules, insurers that cannot make a decision within that time can only get 30-day extensions, instead of the 90-day...Read more »
Those who might go to one March 2 open house in Oyster Bay may want to think long and hard about their questions: The 1 to 8 p.m. event at the Mediterranean-style home at 15 Locust Lane will feature psychic readings.
Deborah Gutheil of Angels on Main in Sayville, one of the intuitive readers who will be on hand, says she already has a good feeling about the five-bedroom, 2-1/2-bathroom house,...Read more »
This Tudor on a cul-de-sac in Valley Stream is on the market for $449,000. “It is very charming with a lot of character,” says listing agent Deborah Gerbore of Coach Realtors (516-536-8100). The three-bedroom, 1-1/2-bath home on Ash Lane has new windows, a new gas burner and in-ground sprinklers. “There is a large backyard that has a wraparound deck on the back and side of the house,” Gerbore says....Read more »
Sellers. Maria and Dean Stavropoulos
Address. 733 Seabury Ave., Franklin Square
Asking price. $470,000
The competition. A three-bedroom, three-bath expanded ranch on Othello Avenue is on the market for $529,000.
Recent sale in the area. A ranch also on Seabury Avenue sold in October for $460,000.
Time on the market. Since May
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The lower level of this Old Westbury mansion is the “ultimate playground for adults and children,” says listing agent Maria Babaev of Laffey Fine Homes.
On the market for $5.35 million, the seven-bedroom, 8½-bath house comes with a carpeted theater featuring a built-in projector, intricate lighting and reclining chairs. The space also has a home “food stand” with a popcorn machine and...Read more »
On the market for $579,000, this historical Stony Brook house was one of the many homes owned by Long Island’s first millionaire, Jonas Smith, says Karen Martin, the archivist for the Three Village Historical Society.
The three-bedroom, two-bath home is called the Hammond-Bayles house and comes complete with a Three Village Historical Society plaque to prove its historical significance. Many...Read more »
Hey, we just saw this. And this is crazy, but here’s Matt’s number, so call him maybe!
Well, Matt Coleman of Charles Rutenberg Realty thinks so. He borrowed the title from Carly Rae Jepsen's smash hit “Call Me Maybe” for a real estate sign advertising an eight-room Colonial in Huntington on the market for $729,000. He received an offer in four days, and the house is now...Read more »
Built in the 1800s, a 13-room bayfront cottage in Orient, on the market for $1.299 million, has gone through several incarnations. In the 1860s, it was a single-story general store selling groceries and dry goods. A couple of decades later, in the 1880s, the C.B. King General Store was renovated and converted into a two-story hotel. Edgewater Cottage, which was part of the Bay House Hotel...Read more »
Long Island real estate brokers and mortgage lenders are anticipating a rise in home sales this month and in March, as some buyers hurry to evade higher costs for certain loans.
The Federal Housing Administration will raise costs for mortgages it insures, starting with loan applications that get a case number on April 1 or later, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said this...Read more »