Real LI

Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Yankee Carlos Beltran is selling in Sands Point

Former Met Carlos Beltran's Sands Point estate hit

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When the New York Yankees signed Carlos Beltran last year, the then-St. Louis Cardinal was trying to sell his Sands Point home. Many wondered whether he'd be taking it off the market and staying put.

He isn't.

The outfielder is in contract to sell the 7,500-square-foot home, according to Douglas Elliman Real Estate, which is listing the property.

The house was first listed in 2012...

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Why you should buy his house in Woodbury

Edward Flatow stands in the living room of

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SELLER. Ed Flatow

ADDRESS. 20 The Rise, Woodbury

ASKING PRICE. $979,000

THE BASICS. Four-bedroom, four-bath farm ranch on 1.03 acres

THE COMPETITION. A four-bedroom ranch on Harvard Drive is listed for $939,000.

RECENT SALE NEARBY. A similar-size home at nearby The Brae sold Oct. 28 for $1,150,000.

TAXES. $29,093

TIME ON THE MARKET. Since May

LISTING...

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Historic Brookville mansion sells for $9M

After going on and off the market over

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After going on and off the market over the past few years, the historic Harris estate in Brookville has found a buyer. The sale of the 1929 manor house, designed by architect Roger Bullard, recently closed for $9 million.

The 31.56-acre property, which includes a gatehouse, a greenhouse, a pool and a tennis court, had been listed with Andrea Jablow of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates...

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Cassini house in Quiogue on market for $3.975M

A Quiogue estate that just came on the

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A Quiogue estate that just came on the market for $3.975 million has plenty of classic style, so it comes as no surprise that Oleg Cassini, who designed A-line and sheath dresses for first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and other celebrities, liked to visit.

The home was owned in the 1960s by Cassini’s brother, Igor, who wrote the Cholly Knickerbocker column for the Hearst newspaper chain. “He did...

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Which luxe LI home is the priciest?

This cottage in Montauk is on the market

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Newsday's 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. This week she quizzed anchor Danielle Campbell on which house of the three commands the highest asking price. Here's the clip, in case you missed it, with a list of the agents representing each of the properties. To...

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Need some organizing help at home? Read on

Do you have a room in your house

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Do you have a room in your house that desperately needs to be reorganized? Email photos, along with a description of the room (which has to be on Long Island), to Newsday Home editor valerie.kellogg@newsday.com and the space might be featured in a story in Newsday and Newsday.com where a professional organizer will come and try to help....

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Luxury sales, prices up on North Shore, report says

This Old Brookville estate is on the market

The sales price of luxury homes kept pace with the overall Long Island housing market at the end of last year, according to a new fourth quarter report by Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

In the luxury market -- which represents the top 10 percent of all transactions on the Island, excluding the East End, meaning a starting price of $755,000 -- the median sales price went up 3.3 percent, from...

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Joy Behar buys Sag Harbor house for $2.025M

The Sag Harbor property recently purchased by comedian

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Comedian, writer and former TV talk-show host Joy Behar recently purchased an antique Victorian home in Sag Harbor, according to property records.

The former co-host of “The View” paid $2.025 million for the wood-shingled house, which was built in 1900. It sits on .27 acres and is a short walk from the village and Haven’s Beach.

“I love Sag Harbor,” Behar says. “It’s a beautiful little...

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Rich Cribs: Victorian-style Huntington Bay home for $1.649M

This Huntington Bay home, on the market for

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This Huntington Bay home is one of a dozen built at the turn of the last century in a development with the beach as its centerpiece.

On the market for $1.649 million, the five-bedroom, 4½-bathroom home has easy access to the water and is part of the Bay Crest Beach Association, which offers amenities such as cabanas, barbecue pavilions and a summer camp for children.

“The beach is just...

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Some 'low end' moves in Hamptons

East Hampton shortly after sunrise. Despite rising mortgage

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Buyers in the Hamptons scooped up less opulent homes to rebuild and renovate, leading to robust sales in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a market report released Thursday by The Corcoran Group.

Home sales in the Hamptons were up close to 50 percent at the end of last year, with 616 sales, compared to 421 sales in the fourth quarter of 2012, after superstorm Sandy. A significant number...

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