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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Why you should buy their house in Port Jefferson

George and Mildred Michos in the living room

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Sellers. George and Mildred Michos

Address. 101 Longfellow Lane, Port Jefferson

Asking price. $469,000

The competition. While there are no homes  architecturally similar to their A-frame for sale in the area, a four-bedroom Colonial on Bayview Terrace is listed for $479,999.

Recent sale in the area. A four-bedroom, 2.5-bath Colonial on nearby Laurel Lane sold for $560,000...

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Rich Cribs: East Hampton's Glass Cube for $3.495M

Built in 1986 on a design by architect

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Some architects like to think outside the box. Architect Jorge Sosa actually designed one made of glass. Referred to as the Glass Cube, the East Hampton house -- listed for $3.495 million -- was built in 1986 on three-quarters of an acre.

In 2008, the house was completely renovated and enlarged to about 4,200 square feet. It features white honed limestone on the floors and walls, glass as...

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News 12 clip: Water Mill 'Longview' home, and more

Water Mill's $18.5 million Longview estateThe 15,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom,

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Newsday's LI Home editor Valerie Kellogg appeared on News 12 Long Island Tuesday, as she does every Tuesday around 7:15 p.m., to talk about three high-end homes on the market. Here's the clip, in case you missed it, with a list below of the agents representing each of the properties. To see past segments, click here.

WATER MILL HOUSE:

Peter Hallock, The Corcoran Group, 516-429-1515

LAUREL...

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George Stephanopoulos sells Hamptons place for $5.131M

ABC News journalist George Stephanopoulos and his

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ABC News journalist George Stephanopoulos and his wife, the actress Alexandra Wentworth, have sold the East Hampton home they purchased  a few years ago, according to Long Island Profiles.

The couple sold the five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 1890 home for $5.131 million, real estate records show. A limited liability company called Kashmir Properties EH bought the one-acre property, which was...

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Cuomo: NY willing to buy vulnerable waterfront homes

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo acknowledged that a plan

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said the state is willing to buy properties from homeowners who live on the state’s shores, which are seen as increasingly vulnerable after Sandy.

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Cuomo expanded on the promise -- first laid out in the budget he unveiled this week -- to use money apportioned for Sandy recovery to buy waterfront properties from people fearful...

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Rich Cribs: Roslyn Heights home with billiard room

This Roslyn Heights Colonial sports an underground billiard

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One Roslyn Heights Colonial, built on the site of a former Levitt & Sons development with its trademark basement-less ranches, sports an underground billiard room that would make Minnesota Fats envious. The room features a tin tray ceiling with iconic cone shade lamps hanging above the pool table area. One segment of a wall is made of fieldstone. “The homeowner has been an avid billiard player...

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Head of the Harbor home comes with soccer field

This colonial in Head of the Harbor comes

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A 1900 Colonial in Head of the Harbor, on the market for $685,000, comes with an outdoor multisport court and a soccer field on the 3-acre property.

The seller souped up the existing tennis court by converting it to a 100-by-60-foot basketball/deck hockey/tennis court for his sports-minded children. He also set up the soccer field, which measures 50 by 100 feet, complete with pro nets that...

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News 12 clip: $40M Water Mill home with island, and more

This waterfont mansion in Water Mill is on

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Newsday's LI Home editor Valerie Kellogg appeared on News 12 Long Island Tuesday, as she does every Tuesday around 7:15 p.m., to talk about three high-end homes on the market, including one owned by broadcaster Anderson Cooper, who wants to rent the  Qiogue place. Here's the clip, in case you missed it, with a list below of the agents representing each of the properties. To see past segments,...

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Price drop for decorator's Shelter Island house

An 1898 Shelter Island farm house being sold

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Interior decorator Jill Vegas recently reduced the asking price of her Shelter Island farmhouse by $90,000 to $885,000. The house went on the market right before Memorial Day last year, says listing broker Penelope Moore, senior vice president of The Corcoran Group.

Built in 1898, the farmhouse was in the same family until Vegas purchased it in 2006. “She was attracted to the size of the lot...

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Why You Should Buy Their House: Baldwin

Mary Ellen and Eric Brengartner, pictured in their

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Sellers Mary Ellen and Eric Brengartner

Address 542 Madison Ave., Baldwin

Asking price $465,000

The competition The nearest listing in Baldwin is a Cape on Alhambra Road, about a mile away, on the market for $299,000

Recent sale in the area A three-bedroom Colonial on Dartmouth Street sold Jan. 7 for $380,000.

Taxes $10,800

Time on the market Since mid-December

Listing...

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