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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Why You Should Buy His House: Islip Terrace

Gus Schuck in the den of his home

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Sellers Gus Schuck

Address 189 E. Nassau St., Islip Terrace

Asking price $317,000

The basics A three-bedroom, 1 1/ 2-bath ranch on .25 acre

The competition A ranch on nearby Connetquot Avenue is listed for $319,900.

Recent sale in the area A ranch on East Manhasset Street sold Jan. 24 for $320,000.

Taxes $9,622

Time on the market Since March 26


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Curved staircase distinguishes 1936 Rockville Centre home

This Rockville Centre Tudor-style home, built in 1936,

(Credit: Coach Real Estate Assoc. Inc.)

It was the curved stairway of this 1936 Tudor-style home in Rockville Centre, now on the market for $1.895 million, that sealed the deal when the current homeowners bought the property almost two decades ago. Situated in the two-story entry foyer, the staircase is one of the original architectural details that has been restored and meticulously maintained, says Helen Frey, listing agent with Coach...

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News 12: Go inside celebrity homes

Billy Joel is trying to sell this Sagaponack

Newsday 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 Long Island homes.

This week she took News 12's Stone Grissom on a tour of the 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.


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Massapequa Park house backs preserve

A look at the large, blooming trees at

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate / Greg Mario)

The large, blooming trees at the Massapequa Preserve are the first sight you take in as you step outside the sliding glass doors in the rear lower level of a Massapequa Park house on the market for $479,000.

“It’s really nice because on Long Island, houses are on top of each other with little backyards,” says Tiffany Pedone of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who is listing the house. “Here, you...

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Pugatch Realty hosts twilight open house event

This home in Cedarhurst is one of many

(Credit: Pugatch Realty)

If you’re house hunting in the Five Town’s area, check this out: Pugatch Realty Corp. is hosting its annual twilight open house Wednesday, June 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wear comfortable shoes, because 20 homes are open to the public. Collect a raffle for each house you visit for a chance to win prizes that include gift certificates to local restaurants. The drawing is June 19.


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'Money Pit' home comes on the market for $12.5M

As the star in the 1986 movie, "The

(Credit: Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and Estates)

It may not be a money pit, but the Lattingtown mansion used in the 1986 Tom Hanks movie about a fixer-upper may set someone back $12.5 million. The eight-bedroom house, built in 1898 on 5.5 acres, just hit the market and luckily doesn’t need any renovations. The current homeowners did all the work after buying the home in 2002. 

Eric Ridder of the Knight-Ridder newspaper family owned...

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Ewan McGregor once rented this Shelter Island home

Actor Ewan McGregor once rented this Shelter Island

(Credit: Saunders and Associates)

Even a Big Fish can get lost in this small "pond" on Shelter Island. Actor Ewan McGregor rented the waterfront property, now on the market for $5.125 million, confirms listing agent Penelope Moore of Saunders & Associates.

Moore says the Scottish actor was so inconspicuous that she didn't know he had rented the property in 2011 and 2012 on the east side of Shelter Island until owners recently...

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Snap up Billy Joel's Sagaponack house at a $3.5M discount

The oceanfront home owned by musician Billy Joel

Billy Joel is in a new Realtor state of mind.

The rocker recently re-listed his his oceanfront Sagaponack home with a new agent, Nancy Mizrahi of Saunders, for $19.95 million. The 5,550-square-foot house, on 145 feet of sandy beach, had been on the market with Biana Stepanian of The Corcoran Group for $23.5 million.

This is the third time the Joel has put the home on the market. He first...

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Why you should buy her house in Long Beach

Marie Mignoli-Lombardi is selling her home in the

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Seller. Marie Mignoli-Lombardi

Address. 27 October Walk, Long Beach

Asking price. $549,000

The basics. A 2,100-square-foot, four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial built in 2003 on a 40-by-50-foot lot

The competition. A similar size home on the same walk is listed for the same price.

Recent sale in the area. A similar size home on West Olive Street sold Jan. 4 for $590,000.


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You get an award-winning pool with this Huntington home

The infinity edge pool and spa in the

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty)

The water views from many rooms of this postmodern Huntington home are stunning, but they are even more impressive from the infinity edge pool and spa in the backyard.

The design, reminiscent of a trendy hotel, won an award from the Northeast Spa & Pool Association, says seller Carol Striker, who added the pool in 2004 and recently put the home on the market for $3.995 million.


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