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Lionel Barrymore said to have slept at this St. James house

A St. James house where actor Lionel Barrymore

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It’s said that Lionel Barrymore slept here -- in the summer, anyway.

That’s what the sellers of this circa-1880 home on Three Sisters Lane in St. James, now on the market for $799,000, have been told.

Previous owners discovered artifacts in the house that might have belonged to Barrymore, actress Drew Barrymore’s granduncle. They included makeup and face powders. Whether he rented,...

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News 12 clip: Go inside 3 post-Sandy summer rentals

This home in Fire Island's Water Island is

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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 summer rental 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.

SAGAPONACK SOUTH HOUSE:

The Enzo Morabito Team, Douglas...

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Rich Cribs: East Islip home with patio that goes on and on, and more

A Georgian Victorian in East Islip is on

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PATIOS ABOUND. Life too hectic? This East Islip Georgian Victorian will help slow  the pace. On the market for $4.5 million, the 3.31-acre property has a waterfront view of Champlin Creek, three separate houses and a handlaid brick patio that brings the entire property together.

The patio feels like “something right out of Italy,” says listing agent Matthew Arnold of Netter Real Estate....

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Why you should buy her house in Mattituck

Jean Marie Kempster sits in the den of

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SELLER. Jean Marie Kempster

ADDRESS. 2480 Camp Mineola Rd., Mattituck

ASKING PRICE. $414,990

THE COMPETITION. A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on Theresa Drive is on the market for $485,000.

RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A three-bedroom, three-bath ranch on Old Salt Road sold in November for $640,000.

TAXES. $5,270

TIME ON THE MARKET. Since January.

LISTING AGENT....

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Sandy victims can get help with insurance, banks this week

A house is inundated with flood water from

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Five of New York’s largest mortgage lenders are offering help this week with the release of superstorm Sandy insurance settlements.

Representatives from JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, CitiMortgage and Ocwen Loan Servicing are available at the state Department of Financial Services’ Disaster Assistance Centers through Saturday. In addition, representatives from Assurant will...

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