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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Rapper selling Brookhaven 'castle'

Rapper Kid Panic's Brookhaven home -- a castle

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Rapper and former radio DJ Kid Panic’s Brookhaven home -- a castle that’s been featured in television, magazine and music video shoots -- is on the market for $1.989 million.

Matt Demar, who rapped in the 1990s, says the home appeared on TV when he and his ex-fiancee Melissa Ballacchino, and four dogs were on Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog.” The couple filmed a pilot for a reality show,...

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Open House Watch: See 10 Hewlett-area homes this weekend

This house at 417 Pepperidge Rd. in Hewlett

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This five-bedroom, 3½-bathroom home on Pepperidge Road in Hewlett Harbor, near The Seawane Club, a private golf and country club, is on the market for $799,000. “The home is a split-level with a beautiful master suite overlooking the golf course,” says listing agent Ronnie Gerber of Douglas Elliman Real Estate (516-623-4500). There is a second master bedroom with an attached bath and walk-in closet....

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Swim laps of luxury at this Lloyd Harbor home

The two-lane lap pool is an attraction of

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This Lloyd Harbor home on the market comes with an indoor lap pool. Seller John Chen had the home built in 1990 with the two-lane pool, complete with a starting block, so his son, a competitive swimmer, would have a place to practice.

“I’m the one using it every day now” for exercise, says Chen, who is asking $2.075 million for the home.

The room containing the pool also has a sauna...

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Twelve Oaks of Westhampton Beach lists for $3.995M

This nine-bedroom Westhampton Beach home, called Twelve Oaks

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With two living rooms and two dining rooms, along with many other amenities, this Westhampton Beach home offers plenty to do and plenty of room in which to do it. The home is on the market for $3.995 million.

Built in 1924 and called Twelve Oaks for the dozen oak trees on the property, the house was recently renovated and more than doubled in size. There are nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms...

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