Babylon, NY Real Estate News

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Charity Events on Long Island Great Strides - Taking Steps To Cure Cystic Fibrosis A family friendly walk to benefit CF Foundation. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided. Jack's Run - to benefit Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism! Helen's Walk - Helen Keller National Center raises money for people who are deaf-blind by registering for Helen's Walk. Participants can try walking blind folded to experience what it is like to be blind. $10 donation suggested. Visit website for more information. Winthrop University Hospital - Cancer Center For Kids Events Mamma's House - Mamma's House is a residential program for homeless young mothers and babies. More Long Island Events
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Tax Grievance For Suffolk County Is May 18, 2010! All tax grievances must be postmarked no later than 5/18/10 Town of Babylon will begin to accept these applications no earlier than 5/3/10. How to file a tax grievance This is for Town of Babylon residents only. Please check your town's website for tax grievance information or call your town's Assessment Department.  
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Feral Cat Seminar At The Town Of Babylon 4/24/10 Hosted by Babylon Animal Adoption and Rescue Center. This workshop is to educate, teach you to become involved in the effort to reduce the unrestricted breeding of feral and abandoned cats. Learn from the successful programs. Public officials are encouraged to attend the first hour of the program to get an overall view of some successful collaborative/cost-effective programs. Ideas and proven methods for successful trapping will be shared, as well as how to organize a successful TNR program or day. Transport to spay-neuter clinics, rehab protocols and colony management and monitoring will be covered. Learn tricks to trap those hard to catch kitties. How to find spay-neuter resources and recruitment and training of those who really want t...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Friday Photos - Spring Has Sprung In West Babylon! Last year we had dandellions. This year, we have these yellow "flowers". I have no idea what they are but they make for a pretty ground cover. It's finally Spring here and long awaited at that! I've been done with Winter since it started, lol.  
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Mourning Dove Babies Were Born And Have Flown The Coop On March 21st, I wrote about Mourning Doves Nesting At Our Front Door. They were both born last week and as of yesterday, have flown the coop but not without issues. Geeze, even birds have issues, lol. Earlier this week I noticed the 2 babies by themselves in the nest. Mama was nowhere to be found. Wednesday the babies were on the ground. I guess they didn't get the hang of flying yet. I was concerned of course since we have a few stray cats that lurk around. Yesterday morning I saw mama with her babies on the ground just below the tree where the nest is. So I watched from my window and before you know it, mama and her 2 babies flew away. I guess mama came back to teach them what to do. I'm glad the babies didn't become a cat's dinn...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Foreclosure Homes In Suffolk County NY REO Properties1st Quarter 2010 125 Foreclosures (Newly Listed) For Suffolk County Average Listing Price: $232,182Average Property Taxes: $8,091 Under Contract: 46Average Listing Price: $248,247Average Property Taxes: 8,773Days On The Market: 76 Foreclosures Sold: 103Average Listing Price: $224,267Average Sold Price: $194,667% Difference: 1.18Average Property Taxes: $7,200Days On The Market; 68 Foreclosed Homes In Suffolk County NY REO Properties4th Quarter (Oct Nov Dec) 2009   Loading...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Bridgeview At Babylon Cove Luxury Townhomes Real Estate Market Report 1st Quarter 2010 Newly Listed - 1Offering Price: $739,000Property Taxes: $13,478.67Village Property Taxes: $2,000Maintenace Fee: $420Status: Available as of 4/4/10 Under Contract - 0 Sold Units - 1Offering Price: $1,075,000Sold Price: $925,000Property Taxes: $15,837Village Property Taxes: $2,000Maintenance Fee: $420Days On The Market: 315 It is not uncommon to see luxury homes on the market for long periods of time. Only a small percentage of buyers can afford luxury homes. Sellers need to have patience and of course the understanding that their luxury home will not sell overnight. Read my recent blog about Bridgeview: Bridgeview Babylon Cove Luxury Townhomes - Waterfront Living At Its Finest!View Larger Map
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Ladies, If You Think You Can't Do A "Man's" Job, Think Again! Meet my Mom...the long-haul, Big Rig Driver! When Mom met her husband, she would go with him on his long runs across the country. After a while she decided to get her CDL license. Then she and her husband were a team which means more money. According to DOT Laws, 1 driver can drive no more than 8 hours so 2 people get 8 hours each which means more driving time. Their run was always from Long Island to California. It would take them 3 days max one way. They would always have a load to take back as well. Then of course another pick-up and back to California they went. If you live in California then you know how the highways are there. There is just enough room for a big rig to fit in one lane. But Mom did it with no problem. M...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Situated in The Village of Babylon New York, there is a condo community called Whalers Cove. Built in 1973, this is an established community where there are upper and ground level units, as well as duplex designs, and there is a variety of exterior architecture. Whalers Cove is located within the Babylon School District #1 in Suffolk County and Long Island's South Shore. There are no garages here, but there are 1 bedroom units with 1 bath and 2 bedroom 1.5 bath condos. Each unit in this complex has central air conditioning, electric heat and a patio. This pet friendly community is an easy commute to New York City.  It is near Village shopping, restaurants and The Long Island Railroad.  According to public records for 2009, Whalers Cove in Babylon Long Island had sales between $250,000 t...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Whalers Cove Condos Babylon Village Real Estate Market Report For 1st Quarter 2010 New Condos Listed - 2Average Listing Price $339,000Average Taxes $3,6862 Bedrooms1.5 Baths Under Contract - 2Average Listing Price $334,950Average Taxes $4,2332 Bedrooms1.5 Baths Sold Condos - 3Average Listing Price $333,000Original Listing Price $343,000Sold Price $312,667Average Taxes $4,2222 Bedrooms1.5 Baths Search For Condos On Long IslandRecent Blogs About Whalers Cove Condos: Whalers Cove Market Report For January 2010 Whalers Cove Market Report For February 2010 About Whalers Cove Condo Development In Babylon  View Larger Map
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Federal Short Sale Program To Start April 5th, 2010 For those of you that do not know, the Obama administration is trying to encourage home owners to take the short sale route to avoid foreclosure. That is the best thing you can do for yourself. I know it's difficult facing the fact that you are losing your home. Read on to see the difference between a short sale and a foreclosure. In short, (no pun intended :)) a short sale is when you have to sell your home for less than what you owe on your mortgage. It's also better on your credit than a foreclosure. As of now, it will take 3 to 5 years before you can get a mortgage. With a foreclosure, you are looking at, at least 10 years or more before you can get another mortgage. This new short sale program is also to curtail fraud among the m...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Bridgeview At Babylon Cove Babylon Luxury Townhomes - Waterfront Living At Its Finest! The Bridgeview at Babylon Cove has 22 luxury waterfront townhomes and was built in 2002 with taxes starting at $14,000 without the Star Program. The Bridgeview Development is on Salt Meadow Road located off of Fire Island Avenue in Babylon Village and boasts gorgeous views of the Great South Bay and the Robert Moses Bridge, hence the name, Bridgeview. All of the townhomes have an open floor plan and are over 2000 sq. ft., have multi-level decks for entertaining and a private community pool. Deeded 40 ft. boat slips are included with each home. Some even have 9 zone radiant heating. The most recent sale was February, 2010 for $925,000 and just 2 years ago they were selling for over $1M! Just a few blo...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Whalers Cove Condo Development is located in Babylon Village on the South Shore of Suffolk County. Whalers Cove is conveniently located just minutes from Babylon Village shopping, restaurants, and the Long Island Railroad for those that commute via train to work. There are 152 condos in Whalers Cove with 1 & 2 bedrooms and maintenance fees start at $170.00 and up. You even get a private patio. Every condo is different. Some have updated kitchens and baths, some do not. 1 condo recently closed at $323,000 for 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and Eat-In-Kitchen. Whalers Cove is in the highly sought after Babylon Village School District.  Just minutes away from Main Street, Deer Park Avenue and Sunrise Highway. And a convenient 20 minute drive to MacArthur Airport located in Islip, NY There are so ...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Lindenhurst Village Long Island - A Wonderful Town To Raise A Family! Lindenhurst is a village in Suffolk County, New York, on the southern shore of Long Island in the Town of Babylon. The population was 27,819 at the 2000 census; the 2006 estimate found approximately 28,000 residents. It is the 4th most popular village in New York State. History of LindenhurstThe village was originally named Breslau because the town's original German settlers were from the city of Breslau in Silesia. The town was founded in 1873, and renamed Lindenhurst in 1891. Lindenhurst Home Values Lindenhurst is very much affordable with the average home selling price in February,2010 for $299,041 and the average property taxes of $6,527. Lindenhurst is a town that has hard working residents. Lindenhurst will alw...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Della Drive Condos South Shore Villas West Babylon NY Long Island The Della Drive Condos also known as South Shore Villas, have only 6 condo units left! They are all upstairs units.2 condos are listed at $339,000 and the other 2 are listed at $349,000.Della Drive Condo Features: Energy Efficient Stainless Steel Appliances and granite counter tops in the Kitchen. And there is an island as well with, what else?, granite counter tops. 2 Full Baths with granite counter tops. Large laundry area with oversized washer and dryer. Both energy efficient. 2 bedrooms. Master bedroom has Master bath. Diningroom Livingroom with nice windows to bring in the natural light. Wall to wall carpet, cathedral ceilings, ceiling fans and hi-hats throughout. Condos are soundproof. Attic storage and is insulate...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Bozena Polish American Restaurant In Lindenhurst NY My husband and I have eaten at Bozena Polish American Restaurant many times and we love their food! All their food is homemade. Not fresh-frozen and microwaved. The waitstaff is great and we never had any problems. My favorite dish is their Beef Stroganoff. Very tender and tasty. Their Hungarian potato pancakes are huge and so delicious! Browse their menu and you will see they have a large assortment of cold and hot appetizers, soups and salads. Many choices of Beef, Pork, Veal, chicken and fish main entreés. They also have a children's menu. Can't dine in? No problem! They have a take-out menu for your convenience. They also have catering services. My former boss had our Christmas Party there once and the service and food was perfect...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Mourning Doves Nesting At Our Front Door! We have a large tree by our front door and I noticed last week that 2 mourning doves were building a nest in this tree. The nest was left from last year so I guess they were "rebuilding". Now we have renters? lol. It will take about 2 weeks for the eggs to hatch so I'm keeping a close eye on it. I'm hoping to video tape the babies when they arrive. I am also trying to see if I can get my ladder to be able to peek into the nest without disturbing mama dove. If I can't, I'll leave it alone. Here are 2 pictures I took of her yesterday:
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Buying A Home On Long Island? Multiple Listing Service of Long Island Has Gone Mobile For You! Just when you think things can't get anymore convenient! Find A Home Find Open Houses Address Proximity Searches Find Rental Properties Find Commercial Properties Find Land Find Neighborhood & School Information NOTE: You have to be subscribed to Internet service through your cell phone provider.
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
You Don't Have A Budget And You Wonder Why You Can't Buy A House? So many people these days do not scrutinize what they spend. You need to sit down and evaluate what you spend each week and on what. I know plenty of people that can't buy a house. Why?...... They spend an upwards of $300.00 a month on Starbucks. That is crazy! You are only adding to their profits. What is more important, equity or caffeine? Gotta get my nails done. $100.00 a month to get nails done? Why? A manicure is all you need. That costs $7 to $10 every 2 weeks. Do you really need back-scratcher nails? It's not good for your real nails anyway. Getting a manicure will keep your real nails healthy and they will grow because of it. "Oh, I need those $100 jeans!" Really? Why? Enough said on that subject. $600.00 a mont...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Long Island Storm Aftermath of 2010 As I drove around the day after the storm, I was amazed to see how 1 home was untouched, and another home had trees on top of the roof. Some blocks were closed due to power lines being down. LIPA stated they ran out of transformers. Imagine that? This past Tuesday there were still 20,000 LIPA customers without power. Here are some photos of what the storm left behind.... Corner of Grand Avenue & Muncy in Lindenhurst, NY - Most stops signs were untouched but this one. The rest of the pictures are from our property.  
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