How to organize your closet in 30 minutes

If your closet needs a reset, set the timer and get going with this guide.

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Historic Port Jefferson village home listed for $875,000

The former B&B has four bedrooms, 2½ baths and a separate legal studio apartment.

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5 things to know about selling your parents' home

After a death, it helps to be prepared to deal with what can be a stressful experience.

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Tiny Bellerose Village, where no two houses are alike

Prices start at $650,000 for a fixer-upper and go up to about $1.6 million.

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Clean out, and make some money, with a yard sale

With a few simple strategies, you can turn your pile of unwanted items into cash.

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1-bedroom garden apartment in Coram asks $150,000

The co-op, in the North Isle Village complex, has access to swimming pools, gym

New construction in Lloyd Harbor, $3.7 million

The five-bedroom home has private beach rights to Lloyd Harbor Beach with mooring.

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East Rockaway split-level with bay views, $739,000

The four-bedroom home is adjacent to Hewlett Point Park and beach.

Longtime LI homeowners who say they'll never move

A strong market, lower taxes and warm climate won't pry them from homes they love.

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Brentwood's central location, affordability a draw

The "good deals," with houses starting below $400,000, go fast, one agent said.

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9 spots to dust for a healthy home

That powdery buildup can harbor some gross stuff. Dusting will keep allergens at bay.

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20-room estate in Mill Neck listed for $17.4M

With two pools and a theater, the house is "one of a kind," the broker says.

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What it's really like to live in a historic home on LI

"You have to be a certain type of person to buy a house like this," says one owner.

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Owners of Hamptons parcel choose land trust over Jay-Z, Beyoncé

The 2.7-acre plot on Georgica Pond sold for $8.5 million and will be preserved.

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Tour this historic home — only the 11th house built in Long Beach

Built in 1909, Marty and Richie Ross bought this home in Long Beach that stands three stories, and has five bedrooms and an assortment of antique treasures. Newsday reporter Rachel Weiss takes us on a tour of this historical home.   

Bayville's water views entice house hunters

Buyers drawn to the village will find homes for about $400,000 to $2 million.

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Expanded West Islip center-hall Colonial, $769,999

Built in 1920, the two-bedroom ranch was turned into a 2,384-square-foot space.

Newsday's Faith Jessie and Jonathan LaMantia discuss surging mortgage rates

Long Islanders have a lot to consider when buying in today's real estate market. Newsday's Faith Jessie and Jonathan LaMantia discuss.

Renovated Franklin Square Colonial asks $838,888

The owners did a total renovation of the four-bedroom, two-bath house in 2015.

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A second life for kitchen cabinets, appliances

Recycling materials can make for high-end, low-cost renovations.

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Repurposing kitchen cabinets, appliances from one house to another for savings

Rondi Jamison describes how she recycled kitchen cabinets and appliances that she bought from homeowners who were ripping them out.

Walkable Greenport retains its maritime feel

Home prices have jumped in the village, which has a lively downtown.

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How to clean the 10 dirtiest places in the home

Dirt lurks in some unexpected places. Here's what to tackle.

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Lakefront Riverhead cottage with low taxes lists for $399G

The two-bedroom, 800-square-foot home on Wildwood Lake has annual taxes of $3,197.

Waterfront home in Atlantic Beach asks $4.2M

Most of the12 rooms in the Mediterranean-style home have Reynolds Channel views.

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Looking to buy a home? Learn from these tips, mistakes

"You can't procrastinate in this kind of market," says one homebuyer. And don't focus too much on the listing price, an agent says.

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With access to airport, beaches, Woodmere seeing growth

The hamlet, in the Five Towns, has homes from about $600,000 to the millions.

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How to clean painted walls

Paint is often the first tool homeowners and renters use to improve a space.

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Italianate 1860 house in Orient asks $1.79M

Taxes on the Italianate five-bedroom, two-bathroom house are $1,750.

Huntington Station town house lists for $729,000

The three-bedroom, 2½-bath condo near the train station is in a complex with a pool.

When to call in the pros after a DIY project goes awry

Sometimes, you just have to admit defeat and hire a contractor to finish the job.

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A 'hidden gem,' Wheatley Heights touts its diversity

Colonials, split-levels and ranches in the hamlet start at around $500,000.

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How to choose the best kitchen window treatments

Curtains and shades can add a pop of color, boost privacy and control light. 

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19th century Hamptons farmstead, $5.95 million

The restored 5-bedroom house is on 3½ acres near East Hampton village.

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Freeport bungalow on the market for $529,000

Built in 1923, the three-bedroom, two-bath home has a side porch.

Haven of hope: After century of change, Gordon Heights retains 'community feel'

The site on which a new 31-home subdivision sits at Granny and Mill roads — as well as the Gordon Heights community at large — contain a rich, fascinating history longtime residents hope to preserve.

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Rockville Centre's downtown a magnet for visitors

The village is a destination for visitors and locals living in walking distance.

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7 decorating tricks to get your house spring-ready

Take your cue from the changing weather to make some swaps to your décor.

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Large Coram contemporary asks $799,000

The five-bedroom, 2½-bath home on 0.33 acre backs up onto undeveloped land.

3-bedroom Cape in Roosevelt listed for $570,000

The house, on a large corner property, has annual property taxes of $8,862.

Basement ballet barre, kitchen recording studio: LI artists and their home studios

Artists say there are plenty of benefits when it comes to honing your craft from home.

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Perched on the bay, West Islip has staying power

Homebuyers are attracted to its proximity to highways, parks and ocean beaches.

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Select the perfect wallpaper

Colors and texture will have a big impact on a room's atmosphere.

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Amity Harbor 2-bedroom facing canal asks $469,000

The 816-square-foot house comes with a lot on the canal across the street.

Tree-lined, volunteer-oriented Manhasset offers a short commute

"It's a beautiful town wherever you go within Manhasset," says a real estate agent in the hamlet. "Each area has its own flavor and its own vibe."

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Hamptons bayfront house on the market for $4.125 million

The house in East Quogue is on a point that juts out into Shinnecock Bay, with water on three sides.

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The upside of buying a condo or co-op on Long Island

They offer affordable entry-level homeownership, equity-building and downsizing opportunities for retirees.

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8 tips for remodeling your kitchen

Avoid costly mistakes with these expert tips for every aspect of your design.

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Historic mansion in Long Beach asks $6.9 million

The 7,800-square-foot Georgian-style home has views of the ocean. The asking price is a record for Long Beach, the listing agent says.

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Levittown Cape-turned-five-bedroom-Colonial asks $790,000

The 1948 house was totally transformed. "It definitely stands out in the neighborhood," the listing agent says.

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Fire Island's rental and buying season is hotter than ever

Sales are way up, inventory is low, and people are paying top dollar to be in the land of no cars and beautiful beaches.

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Port Jefferson's walkability turns visitors into homebuyers

The waterfront village has restaurants, shops and festivals, with homes including condos, ranches, Colonials and vintage gems.

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Sun-filled Blue Point Colonial lists for $650,000

Built in the 1930s, the five-bedroom home mixes old-world charm with modern touches.

Ready for spring cleaning? Start with these tasks.

Take advantage of these winter-to-spring transition days to jump-start on your spring cleaning.

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The tough quest for mother-daughter homes on Long Island

With few homes with separate living quarters, the search for multigenerational housing is a challenge.

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Renovated Colonial in Medford asks $500,000

The four-bedroom, 1½-bath home is in the Eagle Estates development of Medford, which the listing agent calls a "hot" area right now.

Albertson's schools, short commute draw homebuyers from the city

"It's walking distance to the L.I.R.R., walking distance to the shops, walking distance to the schools," says one real estate agent.

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55+ luxury condo in Westbury lists for $529,000

The corner one-bedroom unit is in the gated Meadowbrook Pointe complex, which comes with many amenities and is near shopping and dining.

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