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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Richard Gere slashes North Haven home's price by $9M

An aerial of Richard Gere's North Haven home.

(Credit: Hampton Pix)

Strongheart, an historic manor house poised on a six-acre bay-front parcel in the village of North Haven, hasn't sold despite the fact that it is owned by Richard Gere. Now the actor has lowered the asking price by $9 million, according to the website for the agency listing the property.

The 12-bedroom, 12-bath house -- which was built in 1890 and renovated by its current owners -- was first...

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LIers facing foreclosure can get help from state agency

The center is run by the state Department

Long Island homeowners at risk of foreclosure can seek assistance on Friday in Baldwin.

The state Department of Financial Services will offer guidance to homeowners at Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave. The agency’s van will be stationed there from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Homeowners should bring relevant documents, such as records of mortgage payments and correspondence with their lender....

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Hewlett Bay Park home all about indoor pool

The pool at the Hewlett Bay Park home

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

An 8-foot-deep indoor pool is the focal point of a Hewlett Bay Park home on the market for $1.55 million.

The pool is in the center of the house on the first floor, and all of the rooms sit in a horseshoe shape around it. Glass walls allow for the pool to be appreciated from anywhere in the house and provide views outside the one-acre property.

Homeowner Alyse Levin says she loves how...

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$6.2M Muttontown mansion comes with 2 sports cars

This 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider is included with

(Credit: Charles Rutenberg Realty)

Both a Ferrari and a Mercedes come with a Muttontown estate on the market for $6,199,999.

The sellers say they were ready to sell the cars and thought throwing them into the purchase would help promote the house.

The 12,500-square-foot, seven-bedroom, eight-bath and four half-bath home is on 4.77 acres. There’s a 36-foot ceiling in the living room, balconies off the bedrooms and a three-car...

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Why You Should Buy Their House: Rocky Point

Anne and Manny and Giuffre in their Rocky

(Credit: Ed Betz)

Sellers Manny and Anne Giuffre

Address 39 Merritts Path, Rocky Point

Asking price $439,999

The basics A five-bedroom, 2½-bath center-hall Colonial on .52 acre

The competition A similar-size Colonial on Hallock Lane is listed for $425,000.

Recent sale in the area A ranch around the corner sold Oct. 28 for $310,000.

Taxes $12,976

Time on the market On and...

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Montauk Leisurama house for sale

One of the Montauk Leisurama homes, which were

(Credit: Martha Greene Real Estate)

One of the original Leisurama homes in Montauk — those prefabricated structures designed by late architect Andrew Geller and sold by Macy’s in the 1960s — is on the market for $699,000.

The one-story home is on a .17-acre lot with two bedrooms and 1½ baths.Seller Ernest Wildner-Fox is the original owner. When he was 22 and living in Manhattan, he and his parents bought the home (his sister...

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Hamptons home under $1M: Westhampton

Here's your chance to live in the Hamptons

(Credit: Hampton Estates Realty)

Here’s your chance to live in the Hamptons at an un-Hamptons price — this two-bedroom, one-bathroom Westhampton home is listed for $399,000. “It was the perfect starter home,” says owner Frank Del Giudice, a construction project manager. “There aren’t that many starter homes in the area — not too many get-your-foot-in-the-door homes.”

Del Giudice bought the home in 2007 and started with an...

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News 12: Luxe homes with a few extras

This Old Brookville home listed for $3.15 million

(Credit: Laffey Fine Homes)

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 three high-end homes on the market that come with a few extras.

This week she took News 12's Antoinette Biordi 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...

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LI home sales fell in March, but prices up

Compared to the year-ago period, the number of

(Credit: AP)

Long Island's housing market slowed last month, as late-winter storms kept buyers at home.

In Nassau County, the number of closed sales fell by nearly 12 percent compared to the previous March, to 587, according to a report released Friday by the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island.

Suffolk County sales fell by almost 5 percent year over year, to 707. Those figures typically reflect...

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Open house watch: See 5 in Yaphank this weekend

This house at 28 Williamsburg Way in Yaphank

(Credit: Marylou Swan Realty Corp.)

This four-bedroom, 2-1/2-bathroom home on Williamsburg Way in Yaphank is on the market for $439,000. “The home is beautiful,” says listing agent Deborah Galligan of Marylou Swan Realty Corp. (631-289-5550). “It has a lot of high-end things — custom light packages and molding packages.”

This home has an eat-in kitchen with custom cherrywood cabinets, stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops...

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