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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

TV show does another Sandy home makeover

Michelle and Michael Hults of Babylon read to

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George Oliphant specializes in being a real life guardian angel to people. On his NBC home makeover show, “George to the Rescue,” which airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. on WNBC / Channel 4, he aims to “make a difference in the lives of deserving people.”

On his upcoming May 4 episode, Oliphant heads to Babylon, where he lends a helping hand to the Hultses (above), who are trying to put their lives...

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In Wading River, the best is history

This old-style colonial was originally built in 1812

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This historic Wading River Colonial was built in 1812 as a single room. Now, it’s a six-bedroom, 3-1/2-bath house with modern conveniences and historic charm.

On the market for a price range of $599,000 to $625,000, the property originally belonged to Nathaniel Woodhull, the grandson of a Revolutionary War veteran and leader of the New York Provincial Congress, listing agent Denise King of...

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News 12 clip: See Hamptons 'bowling alley' home, and more

This Water Mill South home on the market

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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 SOUTH HOUSE:

The Enzo Morabito Group, Douglas Elliman Real...

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They'll all scream for this Manorville house

A ranch style home Manorville comes with an

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A Manorville ranch-style home on the market for $999,000 offers a fun feature to bring out the kid in anyone.

Owners Paul and Margaret Dill toyed with the idea of building a wine cellar next to their big-screen media room in the finished basement but decided on something his grandchildren and her nieces and nephews could enjoy — an ice cream bar.

“They love ice cream,” says Margaret,...

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Why you should buy her house in Huntington

Laura Shady in her favorite room of the

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SELLERS. Laura and Sandy Shady

ADDRESS. 6 Promenade Dr., Huntington

ASKING PRICE. $629,000

THE COMPETITION. A similar-sized home on Artisan Avenue is on the market for $770,000.

RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on Magnolia Lane closed Feb. 20 for $740,000.

TAXES. $15,260

TIME ON THE MARKET. Since mid-January

LISTING AGENT. Gayle Snyder,...

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Rich Cribs: On the water in Remsenburg and 20 feet above it, and more

Remsenburg's Duck Point, a 1.3-acre estate on its

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DUCK POINT. Remsenburg’s Duck Point, a 1.3-acre estate on its own point in Moriches Bay, is on the market for $9.95 million. The property, which has views of Fire Island, is 20 feet above sea level with a double bulkhead for protection. There is a heated pool outside, as well as a third-floor deck and boat dock.

The 6,000-square-foot shingled home has five bedrooms, all with private decks,...

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Rich cribs: Oyster Bay Cove home on the Woodward Estate, and more

An Oyster Bay Cove home, now on the

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GARDENS GALORE. An Oyster Bay Cove home, now on the market for $2,199,000, sits on what once was part of the Woodward Estate, where, in 1955, William Woodward Jr., son of the chairman of New York’s Central Hanover Bank and Trust Co., was shot and killed by his wife, Ann. (The couple in happier times, at left.)

She said she thought he was an intruder, and a grand jury believed her. Dominick...

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Why you should buy their house in Eastport

Liz Pecoraro and her daughter, Gabriella, 8,

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Sellers: Liz and Rich Pecoraro

Address: 8 Raffaella Dr., Eastport

Asking price: $625,000

The competition: A five-bedroom, five-bath Victorian on Old Country Road is on the market for $699,900.

Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom, 41<HS-1>/<HS-1>2-bath Colonial on Seatuck Cove Court sold in September for $902,500.

Taxes: $13,399

Time on the market:...

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Train access has value for real estate

The Bethpage station of the LIRR. (March, 19,

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Being near public transportation can help retain a home’s value, according to a new study released Thursday by the American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of Realtors.

The study — “The New Real-Estate Mantra: Location Near Public Transportation” — looked at how well residential properties near high-frequency public transportation retained their value during...

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Otto Kahn estate's house in Cold Spring Hills for sale

Originally the superintendent's house of the Otto Kahn

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Originally the superintendent’s house of the Otto Kahn Estate in Cold Spring Hills, this 11-room Colonial is on the market for $999,000.

Built in 1917, it’s one of five residences dating back to the beginning of the estate, says Gayle Snyder, associate broker of Coach Realtors in Huntington, who is marketing the home. It was designed by Delano & Aldrich, the same architects who created...

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