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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Rich Cribs: Mill Neck home fit for a Sweet 16 party

It's always party time at this contemporary Mill

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It’s always party time at this contemporary Mill Neck home, which has a dance floor that overlooks the Long Island Sound.

After buying the house in 1986, sellers Prasad and Uma Chalisani turned the high-ceilinged room with huge picture windows into an event space, complete with a disco ball and colored lights.

“It was mostly for the kids to enjoy,” says Prasad Chalisani, who threw his...

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Why you should buy their home in Head of the Harbor

Donald Dubowski in the living room of his

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SELLERS. Donald and Susan Dubowski

ADDRESS. 7 Three Sisters Rd., Head of the Harbor

ASKING PRICE. $579,000

THE BASICS. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 1 acre

THE COMPETITION. A three-bedroom, two-bath home on the same street is listed for $805,000.

RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A three-bedroom, 2½-bath farm ranch on Barn Lane sold Oct. 9 for $744,000.

TAXES. $11,825

TIME...

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Lindenhurst home for sale has brick pizza oven out back

This Lindenhurst home, listed in October 2013 for

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Mamma mia -- this Lindenhurst house, listed for $410,000, comes with its very own brick wood-burning pizza oven.

The oven, which at its highest peak reaches around 10 feet tall, is located on the patio.

Owner Concetta Russo says her late husband had always wanted to have a brick oven at home. “We grew up in Italy,” Russo said. “He liked the Old Italian flavor; when we were in Italy,...

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News 12: See the Manhasset home Jose Reyes is selling, and more

Former Met Jose Reyes has put his Manhasset

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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 high-end homes on the market.

Here's the clip, in case you missed it, with a list of the agents representing each of the properties. To see past segments, click here:

MANHASSET PROPERTY:

Lisa Paladino, Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes &...

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Longfellow's Wayside Inn look-alike in Cutchogue for $595,000

The two-bedroom home on Vanston Road in Cutchogue

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A Cutchogue home on the market for $595,000 is modeled after the historic Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Mass.

The home is listed with Richard Abatelli and Geralyn Lang of Abatelli Realty Co.

Seller Keith Dolan describes the house as a Massachusetts Cape. The house was built in 1968 by Dolan’s construction company, then under the direction of his late father.

“The angles...

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Long Island foreclosures rise, not just because of Sandy

A report released Oct. 29, 2013, by real

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It's been a year since superstorm Sandy hit the shores of Long Island, but it hasn't become any easier to quantify the long-term impact it's had on the local housing market.

In the short term, of course, there was a dire need for housing for those impacted by the storm, and the rental market caught fire. But many displaced Long Islanders have since found viable alternatives. At the same time,...

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Fort Salonga ranch is custom-built Mediterranean paradise

This custom-built home in Fort Salonga is on

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A Mediterranean paradise in Fort Salonga?

This custom-built home, on the market for $829,000, features koi ponds with waterfalls and lanterns hanging from Roman arches with Tuscan stucco.

“When you step onto this property, you feel like you stepped into Europe,” says Denise Rogers of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who is marketing the five-bedroom, five-bath home.

The interior...

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Hamptons home prices 'uncharacteristically' strong in third quarter

The Watchcase Sag Harbor development is comprised of

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Don’t believe for a second that rising mortgage rates or economic uncertainty had much of an impact on the housing market in the Hamptons during the third quarter of this year. In fact, the median home price on Long Island’s East End increased 13 percent year-over-year to $940,000, according to a market report released today by The Corcoran Group brokerage.

The average price jumped 14 percent...

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Why you should buy their home in East Patchogue

Riva and Steve Rosenfield on the second floor

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SELLERS. Steve and Riva Rosenfield

ADDRESS. 299 Bayview Ave., East Patchogue

ASKING PRICE. $385,000

THE BASICS. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1.1 acres  

THE COMPETITION. A two-house complex on the same street is on the market for $589,000.

RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A home on the same street sold in May for $300,000. Taxes $11,300

TIME ON THE MARKET....

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News 12: Which is the most expensive home?

This newly constructed East Hampton home on Further

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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 high-end homes on the market. This week she quizzed anchor Stacey Bell on which house of the three commands what 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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