Real LI

Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Why You Should Buy Their House: Rocky Point

Manny and Anne Giuffre in their home in

(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 ticked up

Compared to the year-ago period, the number of

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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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News 12: Inside Head of Harbor casino house

This Head of the Harbor home listed for

(Credit: Realty Connect USA)

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 North Shore homes on the market.

This week she took anchor Stone Grisson 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.

HEAD...

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Old meets new in 1848 Oyster Bay farmhouse

This 1878 farmhouse in Oyster Bay is on

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty)

This 1878 Oyster Bay farmhouse, formerly the summer home of Thomas K. Finletter -- an Eisenhower-era nuclear arms expert, adviser to Adlai Stevenson and ambassador to NATO -- offers the best of old and new.

On the market for $1,998,888, it has been renovated by its current architect-owner, who retained plenty of original details, including wide-plank floors, plaster work and an antique mantel.

The...

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Why you should buy their house in Nesconset

Jon and Lyndsay Guidi, with son, Anthony, and

(Credit: Ed Betz)

Sellers: Jon and Lyndsay Guidi

Address: 15 Chestnut St., Nesconset

Asking price: $335,672

The basics: A two-bedroom, 1½-bathroom ranch on a .38-acre lot

The competition: A similar-size home on South Lake Avenue is listed for $319,900.

Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom ranch on Oak Street sold Nov. 15 for $311,500.

Taxes: $9,051

Time on the market:...

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A Smithtown property for animal lovers

A Smithtown ranch on the market for $449,000

(Credit: Exit Links Realty)

A Smithtown ranch on the market for $449,000 may be ideal for some animal lovers.

There is a two-stall horse barn on the .92-acre property. Ann Laird, who is selling the home with her husband, Louis, and has been riding for about 40 years, says she enjoys having her horses, Pumpkin Patch and Harvest, with her.

“You get to know the meanings of different sounds they make and their expressions,”...

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