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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Rich Cribs: Quantuck Creek home comes with rare amenity - an ice house

On the market for $2.199 million, the Quiogue

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This East End property in the hamlet of Quiogue is all about the water. There are views of Quantuck Creek from nearly every room of the 2,000-square-foot house. On the market for $2.199 million, the property also includes a unique water-related feature — a 19th-century ice house, with its original pulley and tong system.

Noted Hamptons designer Jane Scudi-Dell and her husband, Robert Dell,...

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Billy Joel selling Sagaponack 'ultimate beach house'

The oceanfront home where Billy Joel lives part

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Billy Joel is saying goodbye to Sagaponack.

The oceanfront home where he lives part time has just been listed for $23.5 million. It's the second time the rocker has tried to sell the 5,550-square-foot house. He took it off the market last January. Its asking price was $16.75 million, down from $22.5 million when Joel first tried to sell it in 2009.

A pool is being constructed on the...

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News 12 clip: Which Hamptons house is priciest?

This estate in East Hampton, next door to

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 high-end homes on the market. This week she quizzed anchor Lea Tyrrell 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 see past segments,...

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Why you should buy their home in Hewlett

Mary DeGregoris and her son, Robert, island in

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Sellers. Mary DeGregoris and her sons, Richard and Robert DeGregoris

Address. 1555 Stevenson Rd., Hewlett

Asking price. $519,000

Details. A four-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch built in 1950

The competition. An expanded ranch on Prospect Avenue is listed for $545,000.

Recent sale in the area. A four-bedroom Tudor on Hewlett Avenue closed in mid-September for $515,000.

Taxes....

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Rich Cribs: Private resort behind Oyster Bay Cove home

The backyard of this two-acre property, listed in

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Volleyball, anyone? How about basketball, golf or soccer? One house in Oyster Bay Cove has it all.

The backyard of this two-acre property, listed for $2.399 million, is its own private resort. It  has not only an in-ground pool with diving board, cabana with bathroom and huge deck, but also a choice of sports facilities. There’s a putting green, half-court all-weather basketball court,...

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Merrick home listing has hot tub — in the family room

The six-person hot tub in this Merrick home,

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Oak floors and moldings. Check. Arched entranceways. Check. Fireplace in the living room. Check. Hot tub in the family room. Wait -- what?

That’s right. This charming seven-room Colonial in Merrick, which is on the market for $549,000, comes with a hot tub in the family room. “Initially when buying the home, we thought it was crazy but then grew to love it,” says owner Kristen Traina.

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Glen Cove mansion for sale traces roots to Charles Pratt of Standard Oil

This stone mansion in Glen Cove, built by

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Charles Pratt, a partner of the Standard Oil Co. and founder of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, bought a country home in Glen Cove in the late 1800s and purchased hundreds of surrounding acres of land to pass on to his children.

Some of the Pratt family mansions are now known as the Webb Institute, Glen Cove Mansion Hotel & Conference Center and the Glengariff Healthcare Center.

Another...

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LI group urges home buyers to consult housing counselors

Marianne Garvin, president and CEO of the Community

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Looking to buy a home on Long Island? You might need some professional help.

That’s the advice of the Community Development Corp. of Long Island, in light of a national survey finding that when people first consider buying a home, “friends and family” are the most common source of advice. The Centereach-based nonprofit is urging home buyers to consult with housing counselors in addition to...

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Port Washington house puts life in the parties

There have been many parties at this Port

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Both the inside and outside of this recently listed Port Washington home are made for entertaining. Between the large, sun-splashed family room -- which gets light from two sides of the house -- and the backyard, with an outdoor living room, boccie court, swing and hammock, there have been many parties.

The three-bedroom, 2½-bathroom split-level is on a pie-shaped .29 acre on a small cul-de-sac....

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Why you should buy their home in Babylon

John Melillo in an office at his home

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Sellers. John and Patricia Melillo

Address. 18 Salt Meadow Rd., Babylon

Asking price. $995,000

The basics. Three-bedroom, 3½-bathroom waterfront condo

The competition. Another unit in the complex is listed for $949,000.

Recent sale in the area. A similar model in the complex sold Aug. 29 for $719,100.

Taxes. $17,892, plus $420 monthly common charges

Time...

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