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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Open House Watch: See 5 houses in Westbury this weekend

This house at 1985 Valentines Rd. in Westbury

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom expanded ranch on Valentines Road in Westbury is on the market for $599,990. “It is a beautiful ranch with an in-ground pool in a really nice area,” says listing agent Nina Naqvi of Douglas Elliman Real Estate (516-621-3555).

The house has hardwood floors and a fireplace in the living room. “The home has a huge, beautiful finished basement” says Naqvi, adding...

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Why you should buy their house in Brookhaven

Keith and Edith Wilson have put their custom-built,

(Credit: Johnny Milano)

Sellers: Edith and Keith Wilson

Address: 170 Beaver Dam Rd., Brookhaven.

Asking price: $750,000

The basics: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial with central air-conditioning, a 20-by-40-foot in-ground pool and an abundance of closets on 1.88 acres.

The competition: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial on Beaverbrook Drive is listed for $629,000.

Recent sale in the area: There...

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Old Westbury home comes with indoor hockey studio

This eight-bedroom Old Westbury home has a hockey

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A renovated country estate in Old Westbury, on the market for $4.198 million, has plenty of 1920s charm, including a backyard pond reminiscent of the Water Lilies series of paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet.

The landscaping was designed by Oehme van Sweden, a Washington, D.C., firm with notable projects that include landscape architecture for the National World War II Memorial,...

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A Sandy survivor in Babylon for $2.475M

This waterfront home in Babylon was built to

(Credit: Netter Real Estate)

A waterfront home in Babylon, which was built to withstand hurricanes and made it through superstorm Sandy undamaged, recently hit the market for $2.475 million.

Seller Louis Schilt built the four-bedroom home in 2008 on 85 piles on an already-elevated piece of land between the Carlls River and a canal. The first floor is 9 feet above the mean high tide.

During Sandy, the sandy-bottom...

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$1.878M Lloyd Neck home and its cow tree

This Lloyd Neck Colonial is on the market

(Credit: Laffey Fine Homes)

Though built just 14 years ago, this Lloyd Neck Colonial on the market for $1.878 million could easily pass for a house that was original to the 3,500-acre Gilbert G. Colgate estate on which it sits.

Elements that suggest this authenticity include the long driveway, the stone and cedar construction and the old tree in the backyard that has no branches on one side because at one time cows used...

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Take the Rich Cribs quiz: What Hamptons home is priciest?

This Quogue home is on the market for

(Credit: Norma Reynolds Realty)

Newsday 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 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...

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'Real Housewife' LuAnn de Lesseps buys in Sag Harbor

LuAnn de Lesseps, one of the stars of

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LuAnn de Lesseps, one of the stars of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City," recently bought a waterfront home in Sag Harbor, according to real estate records.

De Lesseps, whose reality TV show premiered its sixth season this week, paid $3.1 million for the 1835 waterfront home, reports Long Island Profiles, a Brightwaters-based real estate data gatherer. It had been listed for $2.65...

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Massapequa walkways melt snow automatically

This Massapequa house is on the market for

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

What was better than owning a snowblower this winter? Having a heated driveway, walkway and stoop to melt snow, like those at one Massapequa property, on the market for $1.099 million.

The system operates with a flip of a switch, says Yolanda Montefusco of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who with Pat Griesmeyer is marketing the home. It can be activated before snowfall to preheat surfaces or...

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Why You Should Buy Their House: Nesconset

Candice and Jeff Elkins, with son Tyler, 5,

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Sellers Candice and Jeff Elkins

Address 14 Charlemagne Dr., Nesconset

Asking price $418,000

The basics A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on a .36-acre lot

The competition A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on Vicar Court is listed for $429,000.

Recent sale in the area A four-bedroom home on Sara Court sold Nov. 7 for $575,000.

Taxes $10,483

Time on the market...

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Kings Park house marketed with before and after photos

A newly renovated Kings Park Colonial on the

(Credit: Builders With Hope)

A newly renovated Kings Park Colonial on the market for $489,995 is being sold with a $25,000 veterans discount.

The house was renovated by Builders With Hope, a St. James-based real estate development firm that buys and renovates vacant and foreclosed homes. The organization will give veterans $15,000 off the purchase price plus $10,000 cash once the sale closes, says Chris Chiarenza, president...

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