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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Why you should buy their Merrick house

Paul and Linda Weinberg in their Merrick house

(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Sellers: Paul and Linda Weinberg

Address: 2065 Illona Lane, Merrick

Asking price: $494,000

The basics: A three-bedroom, 2½-bath high-ranch on a 60-by-100-foot lot

The competition: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath splanch on Ellen Drive is listed for $579,000.

Recent sale in the area: A similar-size house on the same street sold June 9, 2014, for $473,000.

Taxes: $11,631


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Woodbury house with old-world details

The six-bedroom 51?2-bathroom house in Woodbury, which is

This is what happens when a master plasterer builds himself a home. He creates a 6,000-square-foot house filled with intricate plaster details. The Woodbury home built in 2005 is on the market for $2.78 million.

The crown molding and the medallions around the chandeliers are hand-cast in plaster, and the finishing in the walls is all done by hand, says Cathy Casalicchio of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s...

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Lakefront Islip property sits on 3.9 acres

This French provincial home sits on Lower Winganhauppauge

(Credit: Charles Rutenberg Real Estate)

Sitting on 3.9 acres on Lower Winganhauppauge Lake in Islip is a 5,000- square-foot French provincial home on the market for $1.725 million. The Randolph Evans-designed house has four bedrooms and 2½ baths and is on 320 feet of lakefront. It was built in 1941 for Dr. Richard Pasternack, a research chemist who played a key role in fast-tracking bulk production of penicillin for use during World War...

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Susan Lucci's house for sale in Quogue for almost $20 million

The seven-bedroom oceanfront Quogue home of soap star

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Daytime drama star Susan Lucci and her husband, Helmut Huber, have put their oceanfront Quogue home on the market. The classic Hamptons-style home is listed for $19,995,000 with Enzo Morabito and Aimee Fitzpatrick Martin of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. 

The house known as our Winds” was built in 1989 and has not been on the market previously. The finely appointed, 10,622-square-foot home...

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Billy Joel finds buyer for Sagaponack home

Billy Joel's Sagaponack home stayed "bone dry" during

(Credit: Saunders and Associates)

Billy Joel may soon be “movin’ out” of his waterfront home in Sagaponack.

Nancy Mizrahi of Saunders & Associates, the listing agent for the 5,500-square-foot house, confirmed that it recently went into contract. The house has been on the market for $19.95 million since June. Mizrahi said it will close “pretty soon,” though she declined to provide any more details on the potential buyer.


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News 12: Upper Brookville bowling alley home, and more

This Upper Brookville estate, which is for sale,

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

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 Lea Tyrrell on a tour of three luxe 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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Open House Watch: See 12 Manorville homes this weekend

This house at 7 Manorage Rd., Manorville, is

This six-bedroom, 3½-bathroom expanded Colonial on Manorage Road in Manorville is listed for $475,000. “It’s a really cool house,” says listing agent Patricia Texeira of Coldwell Banker M&D Goodlife. “There is a separate wing of the house that has two bedrooms, a bath and a large living area." The home features hardwood and ceramic floors throughout, tray ceilings, wainscoting, custom moldings...

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Cutchogue property comes with ice house

This 5-bedroom farmhouse with six outbuildings on 2.16

(Credit: Lori Feilen)

At first glance, the farmhouse and its six outbuildings on 2.16 acres in Cutchogue listed for sale for $969,000 could be straight from the farm scenes in “The Wizard of Oz.”

The main building, a circa 1840 farmhouse, has five bedrooms and 1½ baths and remains largely original. “It’s very, very rare to find an original farmhouse that hasn’t been altered to come on the market,” says listing...

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Why you should buy their house in Patchogue

Diane and Mike Keil in the sitting room

(Credit: Newsday / Daniel Rader)

Sellers:  Diane and Mike Keil

Address:  72 Patchogue Ave., Patchogue

Asking price:  $312,500

The basics:  A three-bedroom, 1½-bath Colonial on a 60-by-100-foot lot

The competition:  A three-bedroom Colonial on Risley Road is listed for $274,900.

Recent sale in the area:  A four-bedroom, two-bath ranch on Sherman Street sold May 27 for $265,000.

Taxes: ...

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Hewlett home comes with waterwheel

This Hewlett home on the market in July

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate / Chuck Danas Photography)

Builder John Cusumano built this Hewlett Colonial, on the market in the range of $1.25 million to $1.375 million, for himself.

“Everything was done for his personal use — it’s very over the top,” says Thomas Tripodi of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who is listing the house with Gil Shemtov.

As you enter the house, there is a stream with a waterwheel. In the living room, there is a silver...

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