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LI home sales fell in March, but prices up

Compared to the year-ago period, the number of

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Long Island's housing market slowed last month, as late-winter storms kept buyers at home.

In Nassau County, the number of closed sales fell by nearly 12 percent compared to the previous March, to 587, according to a report released Friday by the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island.

Suffolk County sales fell by almost 5 percent year over year, to 707. Those figures typically reflect...

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Homeowners to learn about security, tech at Melville expo

Mitch Pally, chief executive of the Long Island

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Long Islanders can learn about home monitoring and security technology at an exposition on Wednesday in Melville.

More than 100 exhibitors will offer advice and information on products such as smartphone-based home monitoring and geo-fencing, a technology that allows parents to monitor their children’s locations. The expo also will include information on new homes, rentals, remodeling, commercial...

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Home prices, sales rise in Nassau, but Suffolk lags

A "for sale" sign stands outside a home

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Nassau County’s housing market is on the rise, more than a year after superstorm Sandy devastated the region.

Homes in Nassau fetched a median price of $430,000 in January, up 7.5 percent from a year earlier, according to a report Friday by the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island.

Suffolk’s real estate market, which wasn’t hit as hard by Sandy, did not show the same strength. There,...

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Luxury sales, prices up on North Shore, report says

This Old Brookville estate is on the market

The sales price of luxury homes kept pace with the overall Long Island housing market at the end of last year, according to a new fourth quarter report by Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

In the luxury market -- which represents the top 10 percent of all transactions on the Island, excluding the East End, meaning a starting price of $755,000 -- the median sales price went up 3.3 percent, from...

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LI home prices remain steady, despite rise in sales: MLS report

Long Island home prices were nearly flat last

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Long Island home prices were nearly flat last month, despite an end-of-year uptick in sales activity. Nassau County homes sold for a median price of $407,000 in December, up 1.8 percent from the same period in 2012, according to a report released Monday by the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. Home prices hit their lowest monthly level since June, when the median price was $425,000.

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'Underwater' loans fall 15% on Long Island, CoreLogic shows

The share of Long Islanders who owe more

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The share of Long Islanders who owe more than their home's value has fallen, a new report shows. In Nassau and Suffolk counties, 42,539 homeowners -- 7.8 percent of those with outstanding mortgages -- were "underwater" on their loans in the July-through-September period, CoreLogic reported Tuesday.

That's down from the third quarter of 2012, when 49,949 of local homeowners -- or...

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Long Island home sales, prices rise in November: MLSLI

The Long Island housing market got a boost

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Long Island's housing market continued to make gains in November, as prices edged up and the number of home sales jumped.

While some of the improvement reflected Sandy's impact a year ago, brokers said the market is showing strength.

In Nassau County, 915 properties were sold last month, a surge of 43.6 percent from November last year, according to a report released Monday by Multiple...

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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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LI home sales surge by 41 percent, and prices tick up

Long Island’s housing market posted strong gains last

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Long Island’s housing market posted strong gains last month, with sales surging by 41 percent compared to a year earlier.

In Suffolk County, the median closed sale price was $331,145 in October, 5.1 percent higher than a year before, and 1,187 homes changed hands, a rise of more than 46 percent compared to a year earlier, according to a report released Thursday by the Multiple Listing Service...

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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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