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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Sag Harbor Home Assessment Consultations Moving into an apartment, buying or selling a home?  Make the process much easier by gifting yourself with a “Feng Shui plan action” assessment.  This will help create more concrete thoughts about furniture placement, color selection, suggestions for home staging  and any other questions and ideas you have regarding implementing Feng Shui into your home and lifestyle. Learn how to make your home feel warm and inviting while incorporating simple Feng Shui remedies before selling or right after moving in. Feng Shui assessments for home and local businesses I attend open houses by request to perform Feng Shui assessments on the spot Description and Fees
By Donna Dazzo, Home Stager in the Hamptons & New York
(Designed to Appeal, LLC)
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Much better than last year!  That's what I have to say about this year's Designer Showhouse in the Hamptons. This year it is being held at 129 Stoney Hill Road off Brick Kiln Road in Sag Harbor. Sunday, September 5, is the last day, so hurry and get over there. This year the room decor in 95% of the house is MUCH more down to earth than last year, which frankly, I found to be over the top. Here are some of my favorite rooms: Living Room Designed by HB Home [I love the classic look of this room]   Bedroom Designed by Brady Design, Inc. [I love the pops of orange]   Bedroom Designed by Arden Interior Architecture & Design [I love the yellow and blue palette]   Master Bathroom Designed by Suzanne Kelly of Bakes and Company Faux Finish Walls by Gerri Wilson of Faux Real [I love the soothing...
By Allegra Dioguardi, Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island
(Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training)
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Here is an article I had published in Dans Papers back in October http://www.danshamptons.com/content/danspapers/issue32_2009/19.html Painting to Sell, Painting to Dwell By Allegra Dioguardi When it comes to updating interiors, paint is one of my favorite mediums. It's so versatile and affordable. Paint can brighten, lighten and provide a room with an entirely new appearance. To the inexperienced, selecting the perfect paint color and finish can be intimidating. After 27 years of selecting paint colors, I can tell just by looking at a paint chip what it will look like in a room and how it will change a space. If you are considering painting, here are a few tips. Color Selection: When painting a home that you live in, color choice is very personal. There are no "right" or "wrong" colors....
By Gioia diPaolo
(Prudential Douglas Ellman Real Estate)
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There's excitement in the air as prices tumble and buyers who have been holding back are responding to huge reductions on some A+ listings. After a 10+ year run of non-stop business and accelerating prices, we're seeing a reversal I couldn't have imagined here in Sag Harbor.  It's very easy to make sense of this market once you are able to get your arms around this new perspective.  I was watching Donald Trump in an interview on TV yesterday morning and he said, quite logically,  "The time to buy is when prices are down, you don't buy when prices are at their highest".  Let's call that Wealth-Building 101.  There's money to be made even in, and maybe especially in a down market.  I guess I won't be retiring to Florida anytime in the near future!     i
By Allegra Dioguardi, Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island
(Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training)
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I finally posted to my blog for the first time a few weeks ago. I confess, I have been “lurking” on and off and making a few comments here and there for a while now and I was beginning to feel guilty! Being technically challenged, I assumed there was some mysteries I wasn’t privy to regarding blogging and I was reticent to just dive in there. Finally, after spending several days researching ‘how to blog’ on the Active Rain site I was ready to take the plunge! For any Newbie’s out there, trust me, it wasn’t that bad!But what to write about? I was nervous, I hemmed and hawed and decided something informative and non-controversial was the way to go, I chose staging vignettes, so far so good. I gave so much thought to all of this that it has only now occurred to me I neglected to properly i...
By Michael Daly
(Redfin Real Estate)
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Starting Up in a Sour Market The New Tork Times By MARCELLE S. FISCHLER Published: November 14, 2008 "Corcoran was following in the footsteps of Re/Max Beach Properties in Southamption, which was shuttered in July, after two years in operation. But here's the counterintuitive part: the Re/Max Beach chief, Michael Daly, didn't cave in; he changed tactics, opening a buyers' agency, True North Realty Associates, in North Haven. "Nearly 98 percent of real estate agents in New York only represent the seller," even if they are taking the buyer on tour to see properties, he said. "Those buyers are now looking for representation in the transaction."  see the entire article here  
By Michael Daly
(Redfin Real Estate)
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Publication: The Southampton Press Acting on homebuyers' behalf By Beth Young       Most real estate transactions in the United States are conducted with someone representing the buyer in the transaction. On the East End, however, most buyers have gone into transactions without anyone acting on their behalf. That is changing rapidly as the market sours here. Michael Daly, who owned the RE/MAX Beach Properties franchise that closed its doors in Southampton due to the credit crunch this past summer, is hoping to fill the void in buyer's brokerages on the East End by opening his own buyer's agency, True North Associates, out of his North Haven home. "In the last 10 years, listing brokers have had control of the business. All you had to do was list a property, and it would sell," he said. ...
By Gioia diPaolo
(Prudential Douglas Ellman Real Estate)
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As sales activity wanes due to uncertainty in the marketplace, I've noticed an uptick in winter, year round and early activity for summer '09 rentals.  Many sellers have decided to offer their homes for rent at this time until things turn around.  As a result, renters have more options than ever and renting before buying is always a good idea to make certain the area you've chosen is where you really want to be.  The New York Times is doing a story about this for their Escapes section including one of my Sag Harbor listings.  Will post it as soon as it publishes.    
By Julie Masson
(Strough Associates)
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I am very excited to be joining the Active Rain community and look forward to networking and sharing tips and experiences with other agents. With the economy as unstable as is it right now, and the dismal forecast for the housing market, this will truly be a time to sink or swim as an agent, and I intend to swim!!! We here is the Hamptons are pretty fortunate in that our market is a little more stable than many of those around the country. We are finding with prices decreasing or stabilizing from the skyrocketing values of the past few years, a large number of investors are coming out of the woodwork. Those that can still obtain financing or that have cash to spare are making some really unprecedented deals. Will this last? Who knows. Only time will tell...

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