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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

'Suffolk's sexiest home' is on market for $675,000

This Port Jefferson house is on the market

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This Port Jefferson house is sexy, and the owner knows it.

Frank Edwards refers to it as the “Sexiest Home in Suffolk County” in its description on the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island website, where it is listed for $675,000.

He says he used the description because those who have visited the four-bedroom, 2½-bath home often describe it that way. He says he considers it a compliment....

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Why you should buy her house in Baldwin

Janice Dwyer shows the living room of the

(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Seller. Janice Dwyer

Address. 12 Irving St., Baldwin

Asking price. $349,000

The basics. A four-bedroom, two-bath stucco Tudor on a 40-by-127-foot lot.

The competition. A three-bedroom, two-bath home on Barth Drive is listed for $339,000.

Recent sale in the area. A home on the same street closed in December for $225,000.

Taxes. $8,371

Time on the market....

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'Royal Pains' house in Sands Point for sale

This Sands Point house was used as a

(Credit: Laffey Fine Homes)

“Royal Pains,” the USA Network TV series about a concierge doctor in the Hamptons, has been filmed at a variety of Long Island locations, including a home in Sands Point now on the market for $2.58 million.

The Southern Colonial-style house appeared in the fifth episode, “Vertigo,” and the season finale, “Bones to Pick,” in the 2013 season, says Lynn Weiss, director of communications at NBCUniversal,...

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Possible state tax law changes could affect gifting a home

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed

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Long Islanders thinking about gifting a house to their children to avoid future estate taxes might want to reconsider because of a New York State tax law that would kick in on April 1 with changes that may be approved in this year’s state budget.

It used to be a smart idea to transfer a house later in life so that heirs could avoid New York estate taxes, which are levied on estates worth more...

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Bissett home in Mattituck finally sells

This 37-acre Mattituck estate with a 14,000-square-foot house

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A 14,000-square-foot Mattituck home on 37 acres recently sold for $4 million.

Listing agent Sheri Clarry of The Corcoran Group, who also brought the buyer to the deal, says the acreage and the amenities, which include a 20-stall horse barn with an indoor riding arena, made it an attractive buy. The house has six bedrooms and 7½ bathrooms and indoor and outdoor pools. It’s a short walk to the...

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News 12: New Gold Coast homes for sale

This estate in Brookville is on the market

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Newsday's LI Home editor Valerie Kellogg appeared on News 12 Long Island Tuesday night, as she does every Tuesday around 7:15 p.m., to talk about high-end homes. This week she talked to anchor Les Tyrrell about newly constructed homes on the North Shore.

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:

OLD...

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$4.5M East Moriches peninsula tip comes with its own island

This East Moriches property on Tuthill Point is

(Credit: Hampton Estates Realty)

The tip of an East Moriches peninsula, along with a deeded one-acre island known for duck-hunting and seal-spotting, is on the market for $4.5 million.

Mark Shuster of Hampton Estates Realty LLC, the listing agent, says the best feature of the eight-acre estate on Tuthill Point is the location. “The value is more in the land than the structures, but they’re all very well kept,” he says.

The...

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North Haven home with a surprise, and more

A custom-designed, high-tech North Haven waterfront Estate on

(Credit: Brown Harris Stevens)

Newsday's LI Home editor Valerie Kellogg appeared on News 12 Long Island Tuesday night, as she does every Tuesday around 7:15 p.m., to talk about high-end homes.

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:

NORTH HAVEN PROPERTY:

Christopher Burnside, Brown Harris Stevens, 516-521-6007

SHELTER...

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Broadway Mall in Hicksville selling for $94M, owner says

The Broadway Mall in Hicksville is being sold

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

The Broadway Mall in Hicksville will be sold for $94 million, according to a news release from its owner, Manhattan-based Vornado Realty Trust.

The buyer was not disclosed, and a spokesman for Vornado, which is a real estate investment trust, declined to comment. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014.

The mall, home to Long Island’s only Ikea home furnishing store,...

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Merrick house comes with a three-sided fireplace

This Colonial on Hewlett Avenue in Merrick has

(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

The three-sided fireplace at one Colonial in Merrick, on the market for $1.199 million, may be the warmest feature of the house.

The gas fireplace is surrounded by the front room, living room and dining room and is visible from most rooms in the house. The homeowner built a marble top over it.

Susan Sorid of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who is listing the property, describes the fireplace...

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