Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island
BloggersValerie Kellogg Kristin Lavin Taveira Maura McDermott Lisa Doll Bruno
A Bohemia-based nonprofit has won $650,000 in federal grants to help overcome housing discrimination.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the two grants to Long Island Housing Services Inc. The funds will support the local group’s work to enforce the 1968 Fair Housing Act, according to a news release from the federal agency late last month before the government shutdown...Read more »
Long Island home buyers hurried to lock in low interest rates last month, giving the housing market a burst of activity.
Suffolk County saw a 22 percent year-over-year increase in transactions, with 1,071 homes changing hands in September, the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island reported Thursday. In Nassau County, 995 homes were sold last month, a 14.4 percent bump compared to a year...Read more »
When the Northern State Parkway was built in the 1930s, this circa 1890 Colonial was in the way. So the original owners -- the Post family -- had it moved by horse and wagon to its current location on Jefferson Street in Westbury, says the current homeowner. The event was covered in the local paper, adds the homeowner, noting that an historian showed her a copy in 1996.
The Posts were Quakers,...Read more »
SELLERS. Maryann and Anthony Zumpano
ADDRESS. 10 Hill Rd., St. James
ASKING PRICE. $699,000
THE COMPETITION. A Victorian on Three Sisters Road is listed for $649,000.
RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A house on nearby Highland Avenue sold in June for $525,000.
TIME ON THE MARKET. Since mid-August
LISTING AGENT. Eva Pisco, Cornell Realty Group, St....Read more »
It’s no coincidence this 3.1-acre property in Mattituck listed for $1.199 million -- and loaded with big boy toys -- is reminiscent of a national park. The owner, Bruce Campbell, designed it that way.
“It resembles all the national parks we traveled to when we were kids,” says Campbell. The main house is a two-bedroom log cabin made of redwood. The log cabin-style outbuildings -- which...Read more »
Newsday's LI Home editor Valerie Kellogg appeared on News 12 Long Island Tuesday night, as she does every Tuesday night around 7:15, to talk about high-end homes on the market.
Here's the clip, in case you missed it, with a list of the agents representing each of the properties. To see past segments, click here:
KINGS POINT PROPERTY:
Diane Polland, Coldwell Banker Previews International,...Read more »
There’s plenty of room to rock at this extended ranch in Smithtown. The four-bedroom, three-bath renovated home, listed for $699,000 with Lisa Corwin of coach Realtors, features its own recording studio.
It was always homeowner Anthony Castelli’s “lifelong dream” to have a recording studio in his house, he says. Castelli first began production on the studio in 2001, finishing it in 2004. It...Read more »
Major League Baseball player Jose Reyes purchased a home in Old Brookville Thursday, said the head of the real estate firm that sold him the house.
The former Met paid $4.2 million for the 16-room brick and cedar Colonial, according to real estate records. The six-bedroom, six-bath, two-half-bath luxury home had been listed for $4.578 million. It contains 10-foot ceilings and custom millwork.
The...Read more »
Nassau County residents at risk of foreclosure and those whose homes were damaged by superstorm Sandy can get free legal help at a clinic on Monday.
The Nassau County Bar Association will offer the clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. at its headquarters at 15th and West streets in Mineola. Required reservations can be made by calling 516-747-4070.
Volunteer attorneys and federally certified...Read more »
A Matinecock Colonial, formerly a stable on the 1914 estate of wealthy industrialist C.K.G. Billings, is on the market. Billings, an avid horseman, once hosted a dinner in the grand ballroom of a Fifth Avenue hotel in Manhattan where the guests were on horseback and the floors covered in turf for the occasion.
The asking price is $3.49 million.
Current owner Steven Kosoff, a builder...Read more »