Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island
BloggersValerie Kellogg Kristin Lavin Taveira Maura McDermott Lisa Doll Bruno
It's been a year since superstorm Sandy hit the shores of Long Island, but it hasn't become any easier to quantify the long-term impact it's had on the local housing market.
In the short term, of course, there was a dire need for housing for those impacted by the storm, and the rental market caught fire. But many displaced Long Islanders have since found viable alternatives. At the same time,...Read more »
A Mediterranean paradise in Fort Salonga?
This custom-built home, on the market for $829,000, features koi ponds with waterfalls and lanterns hanging from Roman arches with Tuscan stucco.
“When you step onto this property, you feel like you stepped into Europe,” says Denise Rogers of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who is marketing the five-bedroom, five-bath home.
The interior...Read more »
Don’t believe for a second that rising mortgage rates or economic uncertainty had much of an impact on the housing market in the Hamptons during the third quarter of this year. In fact, the median home price on Long Island’s East End increased 13 percent year-over-year to $940,000, according to a market report released today by The Corcoran Group brokerage.
The average price jumped 14 percent...Read more »
SELLERS. Steve and Riva Rosenfield
ADDRESS. 299 Bayview Ave., East Patchogue
ASKING PRICE. $385,000
THE BASICS. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1.1 acres
THE COMPETITION. A two-house complex on the same street is on the market for $589,000.
RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A home on the same street sold in May for $300,000. Taxes $11,300
TIME ON THE MARKET....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. This week she quizzed anchor Stacey Bell on which house of the three commands what asking price. Here's the clip, in case you missed it, with a list of the agents representing each of the properties. To see past segments,...Read more »
The idea behind the design of this nearly finished Amagansett home is to put a modern spin on the traditional Hamptons estate. Jess Reeves of East Hampton-based Nigel Lewis Design combined traditional materials and design elements — a shingled roof, wide plank oak flooring — with a large, open floor plan and walls of windows.
“Many times, with modern design, it feels very, very stark and very...Read more »
Forget leaving Long Island and battling traffic on the New York State Thruway to vacation in the Adirondacks. This Upper Brookville estate offers the luxury of a retreat in the mountains without even leaving the property.
Aside from a large main house with plenty of luxury amenities, this 5-acre property, on the market for $6.8 million, also boasts a 3,500-square-foot Adirondack-style cabin...Read more »
The basement of this Centerport ranch-style home, listed for $679,000, contains a 1,100-square-foot recreation room with a place to dance.
The owners installed the 144-square-foot custom dance floor roughly 20 years ago but has since renovated it. There’s a nearby built-in wet bar in the space, which has its own entrance. “The dance floor is definitely unique,” says listing agent Joanna Jacob...Read more »
Former Met Jose Reyes put his Manhasset house on the market Monday, just weeks after purchasing another home on the North Shore.
The Toronto Blue Jays shortstop is asking $4.495 million for the 11-room house. Built in 1998, it has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and one half-bathroom, with an attached three-car garage.
The house is located in a gated community with 24-hour security and...Read more »
The superwealthy appear to be losing their appetite for oversized Hamptons homes. At least that's what a report filed today by American Public Media would have you believe.
The piece centered on Jeffrey Colle, a high-end design builder in the Hamptons, who hypothesized that "conspicuous wealth" has fallen out of vogue. As a result, he tells APM's "Marketplace" that...Read more »