Oyster Bay, NY Real Estate News

People wonder why Lexington Estates and Top of the Harbour in Oyster Bay NY is cheaper in price that the Landmark Colony or Mariners Walk in Oyster Bay NY.  Buyers who can not afford to dish out $500,000 for a place to live in Oyster Bay without the worry of home maintenance have an alternative.  They can buy a co-op.  So the next question is: What are the differences between a condominium, a co-op and a townhouse? A condominium is where you own the actual structure of the building jointly with the other members of the association, along with common areas such as club house, swimming pools, tennis courts or other common areas.  Individually, you own the airspace and interior of the structure, but not the building itself.  You and the other members of the association own the structure to...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
Copyright © 2011.  By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady".  All rights reserved.  *FRIDAY FOTOS - THE MORNING AFTER THE SNOWSTORM *   Check the links below for more information on: Oyster Bay NY Real Estate  Oyster Bay NY Homes for Sale Brookville NY Real Estate  Long Island Real Estate Luxury Houses for Sale   If you are interested in selling or buying a home in Brookville, Muttontown, Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Oyster Bay Cove, Syosset, Laurel Hollow, Bayville, Centre Island and Mill Neck, please call for more real estate information - Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady", Brookville NY Real Estate Professional Licensed Associate Broker   Address: 6336 Northern Blvd., East Norwich, NY, 11732 Pick up the phone and call today! Cell Phone: (516) 385-0584 Email Me - rosalinda@rosalindamorgan.c...
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According to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, there were 15 condos/co-ops sold in Oyster Bay, NY for the period Jan. 1-Dec.31, 2010 compared to 16 condos/co-ops sold in Oyster Bay, NY for the same period in 2009.  As the end of the year 2010, there were four units under contract.  There were 4 units sold at Lexington Estates, 3 units sold at Top of the Harbour, and 8 units sold at Mariners Walk.  The lowest priced unit was sold at Lexington Estates and the highest priced unit was sold at Mariners Walk.  The lowest priced unit sold in 2010 was $170,000, versus $116,000 in 2009.  The highest priced unit sold in 2010 was $699,000 versus $827,685 in 2009.  The mean price of Oyster Bay condos/co-ops sold in 2010 was $520,000 compared to $304,000 in 2009, a 42% drop.   Average day...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
For people who want to live in Oyster Bay, NY but do not want the maintenance of a single family home in Oyster Bay, there are plenty of choices in the village of Oyster Bay, NY.  Buying condos, co-ops or townhouses in Oyster Bay are the best choices.  There are four areas in Oyster Bay where you can buy condos, co-ops or townhouses at all price ranges.  Right now, there are 14 condos/co-ops/townhouses for sale in Oyster Bay.  Lexington Estates is on Lexington Ave., Oyster Bay.  It is the second driveway on your left from Hess Gas Station at the corner of Lexington Ave and Route 106.  Lexington Estates are co-ops.  At Lexington Estates in Oyster Bay, there are 5 co-ops for sale.  Price ranges from $129,000 for 1 BR, 1 Bath to $239,000 for a 2 BRs, 1 Bath co-op.  These co-ops were built ...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
Long Island, NY is located just minutes from Manhattan on the southeastern tip of New York State.  Long Island is comprised of four counties: Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.  Most people only consider Nassau and Suffolk counties as part of Long Island because Brooklyn and Queens counties are basically part of the 5 boroughs of New York City. •·         Long Island, NY has 26 state parks •·         Long Island's picturesque coastline is 1,180 miles long •·         Long Island, NY is approximately 118 miles long and 20 miles wide  •·         The Vanderbilt Planetarium, located in Centerport, NY is one of the largest and best-equipped in the United States •·         Charles Lindbergh began his famous non-stop flight from New York to Paris from Long Island's Roosevelt Field a...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  I've been asked before why they call me "The Rose Lady".  People who live in Oyster Bay, NY know why.  They are the ones who started it.  Either "The Rose Lady" or the "Lady who has the most beautiful rose garden in Oyster Bay".  I went once to a party given by the then President of the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce who lives few houses down my street and they were playing a guessing game and one of the questions was "Who has the most beautiful rose garden in Oyster Bay?"  Answer: The Morgans.  I was flattered to say the least.  When we moved to Oyster Bay in Long Island, NY in 1971, I started a rose garden at my first home.  Six years later when we moved to another place, I had 25 roses which I left behind because we then decided to rent a house while I was looking for the perfect h...
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Q. IN SELLING  OUR HOME IN BROOKVILLE, NY, WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT THINGS WE HAVE TO DISCUSS WITH OUR AGENT? A. If you're selling your home in Brookville, NY, Oyster Bay, NY or anywhere else for that matter, you need to be aware that there are four things which are critical in selling your property to get a quick sale at top dollars.   1) Pricing the property to ensure the likelihood of getting offers.  Many people try to set a high price thinking they can come down later.  That's a big mistake because above-market pricing stifles showings and discourages offers of any kind, usually netting the homeowner a lower price than they planned on getting.  Proper pricing of your home is critical for quick sale. 2) Marketing the property to attain the highest number of showings from qualified buy...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  Copyright © 2011.  By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady".  All rights reserved. *WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - MORE SNOW IN OYSTER BAY, NY *       Check the links below for more information on:   Oyster Bay NY Real Estate  Oyster Bay NY Homes for Sale Brookville NY Real Estate  Long Island Real Estate Luxury Houses for Sale   If you are interested in selling or buying a home in Brookville, Muttontown, Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Oyster Bay Cove, Syosset, Laurel Hollow, Bayville, Centre Island and Mill Neck, please call for more real estate information - Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady", Brookville NY Real Estate Professional Licensed Associate Broker   Address: 6336 Northern Blvd., East Norwich, NY, 11732 Pick up the phone and call today! Cell Phone: (516) 385-0584 Email Me - rosalinda@rosalinda...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  Oyster Bay, NY is a small community with plenty of caring people that makes Oyster Bay, NY a great place to live, work and play.  Oyster Bay, NY offers plenty of volunteer opportunities for people who want to get involved in the community.  Here is a list of few places where you can volunteer your time and skills.  For more information, call the group you are interested in or visit their website.    -  COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) (via Nassau County).  This program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, sheltering, and disaster medical operations.  For more information, call Carlos Ruiz at 573-0647or visit http://ww...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
What do you do when the weather condition outside is frightful?  It has been snowing since this morning.  It is now after midnight and we must have at least 10" of snow outside.  I understand some areas are getting 3" of snow every hour.  Channel 4 said the wind was recorded at Islip, NY in Long Island at 64 mph.  I know it must be very strong because I can hear the wind howling.  We got the alert call from the Town Supervisor this afternoon about the Blizzard Advisory.  "Stay Home" is what Oyster Bay Town Supervisor, John Venditto said and I did.  I'll venture out tomorrow and shovel some snow but today I didn't go out at all.  Channel 4 just updated their forecast to 18-25 inches by tomorrow morning.  I can't wait to go down South but it is snowing there too in South Carolina.    Copy...
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  If you are trying to sell your home in Oyster Bay and Brookville areas during the winter months, making a good first impression is very important.  Here are some things that you should remember when preparing your home for sale in winter. •1.        Now that the snow has finally arrived, make sure the driveway, walkway to the front door and the front steps are clear of snow.  •2.       Make sure the front yard is clean and free of debris. •3.       Proper outdoor lighting makes the home safe and attractive to the buyer who comes to see the house after dark. •4.       Make sure the gutters are clean so leaves cannot accumulate and clog the gutter.  •5.       Before you put the house on the market, make sure the exterior paint is not peeling off.  Better yet, have exterior walls painted...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
Copyright © 2010.  By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady".  All rights reserved. *SPEECHLESS SUNDAY - A WINTER EDEN*     Check the links below for more information on: Oyster Bay NY Real Estate  Oyster Bay NY Homes for Sale Brookville NY Real Estate  Long Island Real Estate Luxury Houses for Sale   If you are interested in selling or buying a home in Brookville, Muttontown, Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Oyster Bay Cove, Syosset, Laurel Hollow, Bayville, Centre Island and Mill Neck, please call for more real estate information - Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady", Brookville NY Real Estate Professional Licensed Associate Broker   Address: 6336 Northern Blvd., East Norwich, NY, 11732 Pick up the phone and call today! Cell Phone: (516) 385-0584 Email Me - rosalinda@rosalindamorgan.com Visit my w...
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My husband and I are both active with the Interreligious Group in Oyster Bay.  I am the treasurer in charge of the Food Drive for almost 20 years and my husband is the treasurer in charge of the Toy Drive for about 15 years.  We do not do the actual distribution but we work on the back scene making sure we have enough money to finance our charities and we send all the thank you letters to all the donors. Yesterday, we received a letter from Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School's Social Worker with cash money in coins for $6.00 with the letter and I quote: "I found this in my mailbox this morning.  A little boy in grade 2 (whose birthday was today) brought in his own money to give to the toy drive." In front of the envelope reads: "Benjamin donated money from his wallet." We were so touc...
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  December 2010 in Oyster Bay, NY is quite a busy month for the community.  Though the month is a third over, there are still plenty of things for you to participate in and enjoy this holiday season in Oyster Bay, NY even if you missed the first ten days of the month's activities.  So as a service to Oyster Bay-East Norwich community and its neighboring villages - Brookville, Muttontown, Oyster Bay Cove, Bayville, Locust Valley, Syosset, Laurel Hollow, Centre Island and Mill Neck, here is a list of upcoming events:.    EVERY Tuesday-  OPEN MIKE NITE AT JACK HALYARDS AMERICAN BAR AND GRILL , Jack Halyards Restaurant, 8 P.M.  For more information, call 922-2999 or visit www.jackhalyards.com. EVERY Wednesday-  DOUBLEDAY-BABCOCK SENIOR DINNER DISCOUNT AT CANTERBURY ALES.  Members of DBSC ca...
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OPEN HOUSE at 195 Ivy St., Oyster Bay, NY 11771 on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM   MLS # 2341951 A Fabulous Center Hall Colonial with waterview of Oyster Bay Architectural Details Crown Moldings Built-In Bookcase Huge Formal Lr,Fdr, Eik W/Granite Countertop & Breakfast Area Fam.Rm W/Fireplace & French Door To A Wooden Deck Master Bdrm Suite W/French Door Leading To A Private Deck On The 2nd Floor Basement W/Wet Bar for entertaining Move-in Condition  Nicely Landscaped Property & A 2nd Deck Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District Convenient location Less than an hour from New York city Close to shops, restaurants, park, beach and LIRR Listed at $765,000. For more photos, view OYSTER BAY HOMES FOR SALE     Copyright © 2010.  By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady".  All rights res...
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  Community leaders and public officials were on hand for the ribbon cutting and dedication to mark completion of the $2.5 million rehabilitation of the Octagon Hotel in Oyster Bay, NY on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 4 PM.  After all the speeches, then the cutting of the ribbon and the photo op outside on the front steps amidst the freezing weather, everyone retired indoors to partake of some sandwiches, white wine and some cookies.  Then we all inspected the apartments upstairs.  The apartments are beautiful, well priced and only two units are not yet rented.  Today, the Octagon Hotel in Oyster Bay, NY will house 6 apartments and 3 retail units.   Theodore Roosevelt conducted his campaign for Governor of New York in the Octagon Hotel and during his term as Governor of New York maintained a staf...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  As of Nov. 29, 2010, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, there are 33 homes for sale in Oyster Bay in all price ranges and styles of home. There are 30 homes sold in Oyster Bay, NY during the period Jan. 1-Nov. 29, 2010 and 11 homes that went under contract during the same period.   Five small homes with only two bedrooms are on the market for as low as $250,000.  If you want a big house, there is one house for sale with 9 bedrooms with an asking price of $3,495,000.  Majority of homes are colonial style of homes.  Four homes which are located either in Oyster Bay Cove or Cove Neck are also on the list.  Some people consider Oyster Bay Cove and Cove Neck as part of Oyster Bay.    Oyster Bay, NY is a lovely small town full of history where residents enjoy a tree l...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  Copyright © 2010.  By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady".  All rights reserved. * SPEECHLESS SUNDAY - AUTUMN LEAVES IN MUTTONTOWN, NY *     Check the links below for more information on: Oyster Bay NY Real Estate  Oyster Bay NY Homes for Sale Brookville NY Real Estate  Long Island Real Estate Luxury Houses for Sale   If you are interested in selling or buying a home in Brookville, Muttontown, Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Oyster Bay Cove, Syosset, Laurel Hollow, Bayville, Centre Island and Mill Neck, please call for more real estate information - Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady", Brookville NY Real Estate Professional Licensed Associate Broker   Address: 6336 Northern Blvd., East Norwich, NY, 11732 Pick up the phone and call today! Cell Phone: (516) 385-0584 Email Me - rosalinda@rosalinda...
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Oyster Bay, NY homes  are selling.  Buyers are looking for homes in Oyster Bay, NY because of the quality of life here, quaint, small town atmosphere, great school district, friendly residents, great parks and beautiful beaches, and less than an hour drive to New York City.  Prices of homes in Oyster Bay, NY are varied depending on the location.  You can get a small house in Oyster Bay, NY for $250,000 on a main road or for a select few, there are always Cove Neck homes or Oyster Bay Cove homes with at least 2 acres with lots of privacy with an asking price of at least $1.5 million or more.  There are plenty of Victorian homes on tree-lined streets in the "Village" which is downtown Oyster Bay, NY. There are 30 homes sold in Oyster Bay, NY during the period Jan. 1-Nov. 26, 2010 and 10 h...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  A BLESSING FOR THE THANKSGIVING MEAL Bountiful God, You have blessed us in many ways, In the beauty and richness of our land, And in the freedom we enjoy. You have given us even greater gifts In our family who loves and cares for us And in the grace which allows us to know and believe in you. May we be grateful for all our blessings Not just today, but every day. Help us to turn our gratitude into action By caring for those in need And by working for a more just society. Bless the wonderful meal we will enjoy today and the merriment of those at table. Be with all those we love who are not with us at this time. We thank you Lord now and forever.  Amen.   HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!       Copyright © 2010.  By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady".  All rights reserved. * A BLESSING FOR ...
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