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By Joan Bischoff van Heemskerck
(Town and Country Real Estate of the North Fork)
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 The First Full Year Real Estate Stats for 2017 Hamptons, North Fork & Shelter Island and a prediction for 2018 [1]HAMPTONSDoomsayers at the beginning of 2016 had it all wrong. The Hamptons according to Judi Desiderio’s Town and Country third quarter reports, based on actual Suffolk County public records of closings, was doing well, although plagued by a lackluster market in $20 Million plus range. Brokers still report lack of listings, not able and willing buyers.NORTH FORK: Fewer transactions, but still a 2% dollar volume gain.Again, an all-time record in dollar volume of contracts to purchase residential real estate on the North Fork was reached in 2017: $363.6 Million. But there were fewer transactions compared to 2016: 448 vs. 481. 82 contracts were over $1 Million, vs. 70 in 2016....
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Motivational Monday: Take a Break... When you can, take a break from the daily stresses. It's important to do this so you can re-root and ground yourself and have clearer energy for making solid decisions when the time calls for it. This pebbled beach you see her is located at the Wild Wood State Park along the Long Island coast.    
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Exploring Long Island: Wild Wood State Park & the North Fork Vineyards Looking to explore long island in a unique fashion and on a reasonable budget? Why not try bicycle riding through wine country on Long Ilsand's North Fork. View Bikeable Vineyards on North Fork in a larger map Martha Clara Winery you have about 36 to choose from! I started at Pindar Vineyards and rode past various wineries to end my journey at Long Island Vodka. The Bike ride on route 25 was just about 23 miles, so yes this was an intense bike ride and I would highly recommend you already be in shape. It came down to just starting early in the day and pacing the ride out. most vineyards offer live bands you can also have some great eats and some will offer pumpkin picking and even have a petting zoo on sight for the ...
By Joan Bischoff van Heemskerck
(Town and Country Real Estate of the North Fork)
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  Yet another sign of an improving Real Estate Market in the East End: Little Gull Island & Lighthouse The gavel finally fell on a historic landmark known to any LI Sound Sailor. According to the GSA, (General Services Administration) the 1-acre rocky Little Gull Island (some 8 miles east of Orient Point) and its 450 Ft2 1869 built Lighthouse sold for $381,000 on October 25th 2012. Little Gull Lighthouse Interior According to Newsday, the new owner (who was in competition with the New London Maritime Society which owns New London Harbor Lighthouse) is Mr. Fred Plum, owner of Plumb products machine tool company in Woodbury, CT. According to WIKIPEDIA The US Coast Guard has identified Little Gull Island Light as one of its Historic Light Stations in New York.[7] In 2009 Little Gull Island...
By Laurie Mindnich
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My brother called yesterday, and is moving back east, from Alabama to New Jersey.  Because he’s aware that we list bank owned properties, he had a simple question:  HOW DO I FIND THE FORECLOSURES in New Jersey without paying a fee to a website? While I’m not familiar with the MLS in New Jersey, the Multiple Listing System of Long Island (MLSLI) is the source for listed bank owned properties on Long Island- asset companies and banks require that all listings be entered into the local MLS by the Realtor assigned the asset. Unfortunately, there is not a tab that offers a consumer direct access, and searching all MLS properties in order to locate bank owned is frustrating.  On our own website, we have foreclosures/reos for the east end (North fork/Hamptons) on a separate feed- one click pro...
By Laurie Mindnich
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The following properties  have sold in November on the North fork of Long Island (sold=closed real estate transactions for all villages).  This report is for single family properties from Riverhead to Orient Point.   Asking price/Closed price: Aquebogue, NY: 365 Stonecrop Rd: $599k/$569k Cutchogue, NY Total sold: 6 1975 Skunk Ln: $369k/$335k 3610 Bridge Ln: $389k/$372.5k 1455 New Suffolk Rd: $400k/$355k 6145 Bridge Ln: $529k/$515k 1547 Stillwater Ave: $759k/$700k 1050 W. Cove Rd: $2.2M/$1.95M East Marion, NY 2940 The Long Wy: $350k/$352.8k 1910 The Long Wy: $425k/$365k 240 The Crescent: $449k/$425k 15345 Main Rd: $1.335M/$1.3M Greenport, NY 620 Maple St: $195k/$190k 300 Bailey Ave: $369k/$350k 1410 Maple Ln: $450k/$390k Jamesport, NY 36 St. Marys Dr: $435k/$415k 966 Peconic Bay Blvd: $4...
By Joan Bischoff van Heemskerck
(Town and Country Real Estate of the North Fork)
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  Town and Country Real Estate is an active member of the North Fork Wine Country community!  On August 20, from 4-7 PM the T&C Southold Office will host the finale of our Summer Series Art shows featuring Carolyn Francis's paintings.   A great opportunity to meet Carolyn in person and talk about her work, and to have a glass of Champagne with Patrice Bertin, Carolyn's husband , and fine art restoration expert, owners of beautiful l'Orangerie Gallery in Greenport. This finale follows a wonderful display of Marcie Honerkamp's art in June, including three of her famous surf boards;   and in July  Christopher Jarrett:                                                 and Roby Braun were the featured artists at the Southold Office's Art shows 2010 Summer , and Carolyn Francis - on display unt...
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)
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The Coves At Southold Long Island is a private waterfront community on Long Island's famed North Fork in Suffolk County. You can reach The Coves in Southold by Route 25 to Main Bayview Road to Meadow Court. These townhouses were opened in 1992 within the Southold School District #5.  They consist of 3 bedroom with basements and garages, central air conditioning and electric heat.  There is a private beach, docks, heated pool, and tennis at this pet friendly community.  It is very rare for a condo to come up for sale at The Coves in Southold.  There is currently a contribution of $2,500 which must be paid by the buyer for the Reserve at The Coves. LAWRENCE AND SHEILA AGRANOFF can sell you a condo at The Coves in Southold Long Island when available, or any other community on the North Sho...
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)
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The Coves At Southold Long Island is a private waterfront community on Long Island's famed North Fork in Suffolk County. You can reach The Coves in Southold by Route 25 to Main Bayview Road approximately 2 miles on your right to Meadow Court.  These townhomes were opened in 1992 within the Southold School District #5.  These are 3 bedroom townhouses with basements and garages, central air conditioning and electric heat. There is a private beach, docks, pool, and tennis. Seldom do condos become available at this pet friendly community. CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING! LAWRENCE AND SHEILA AGRANOFF can sell you a condo at The Coves in Southold New York when available, or any other community on the North Shore of Long Island. CELL: 631-805-4400  Search Here For Long Island Homes and Condos
By Laurie Mindnich
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We have a friend who happens to be, along with his band partner, an excellent musician, performing as the Earthtones on the North fork/East end of Long Island. Armed with this information, we decided to visit one of the local vineyards on a Sunday afternoon, just to see what the  Earthtones experience was about. Weekends offer several "live music" signs in front of the numerous vineyards; we have a musical preference, and had been told that theEarthtones might fit the bill. For those seeking out an afternoon sipping wine and listening to live music, you won't be disappointed. We aren't wine "tasters"- our interests might be cultivated in that direction at some point, but frankly, the notion of being very unclear as to what we were tasting (in the presence of experts) remains been a bit ...
By Joan Bischoff van Heemskerck
(Town and Country Real Estate of the North Fork)
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December Pending Home Sales were UP nationally 6.3%, (Northeast down 1.7%).... roughly 1/3 distressed and short sales. http://www.realtor.org/research/research/phsdata Sellers: your competition is selling lower... be aggressive in your pricing and do not deal with offers as you did when it was a selelrs market... Be nice to all buyers and counter aggressively. Buyers: Indications are that we're bouncing around the bottom, probably, great time to buy! Pull that trigger and if you think the market's still lower than a seller's asking price suggests, make offers now at where you think the bottom will be...and prevent the competition outbidding you once everyone knows we're at the bottom! Especially when you need a place to live...
Authored by: Laurie Mindnich January 8th, 2009 Our bulldog, Oliver, became VERY ATTACHED to a very specific dog toy. It was an amazing toy: a rubber ball attached to a string. IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME THAT, WHEN IT FINALLY (after seven months) EXPIRED, locating the same toy would be a search…resulting in a REAL FIND! After looking through several stores known for having dog toys, and realizing that a generic variety, rather than the REAL DEAL, would last no more than a few days with our somewhat…exuberant family member, it occurred to me to try a NEW place on the North Fork of Long Island. While calling itself a dog ”daycare”, surely they’d also carry some dog toys… Not only does DOGTOWN, located at 40385 Rt. 48, Southold NY 11971, carry dog toys, they carry QUALITY dog toys. Sure enough...
Authored by: Laurie Mindnich January 3rd, 2009 The following is data obtained from the multi list of Long Island. While deemed accurate, actual figures may differ- consult with your real estate agent for specific retirement/vacation condominiums on the east end of Long Island.   CLOSED NORTH FORK, LONG ISLAND CONDOS- JAN. 01, 2008- DECEMBER 31, 2008 (closed pricing): Aquebogue, NY: Silver Village: 2; $337,5k; $340k Baiting Hollow, NY: The Bluffs: 3; $279k; $397k; $311k; The Knolls: 3; $315k; $338k; $340k Calverton, NY: Calverton Hills: 6; $110k; $105k; $157,5k; $159k; $160k; $176,3k Foxwood Village: 7; $144,5k; $155k; $148k; $155k; $180k; $245k; $285k East Marion, NY: Cleaves Point: 1; $800k Greenport, NY: Driftwood Cove (co-op): 1; $147,5k Harbor Shores (co-op): 1; $260k Oyster Point: ...
By Laurie Mindnich
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Authored by: Laurie MindnichOctober 19th, 2008 When we first moved to Southold, New York in 2002, there was a structure in our neighborhood called the General Wayne Inn. Situated oddly, Sean’s father explained that he had in fact dined at this opulent eatery located in the residential area of Bayview- it was a destination spot often navigated on foot, as those in the area were able to combine a nice walk with a fine meal. The building was abandoned when we viewed it, but still intact- clearly devastated by a fire of some sort, it was destined to deteriorate without immediate intervention. Below are photos of this once-grand establishment, along with a recent town meeting addressing the uncertain future of this once glorious structure. http://southoldtown.iqm2.com/citizens/Detail_PublicH...
By Sean Stark
(Options Realty)
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Authored by: Options Realty October 2nd, 2008 The following report provides all CLOSED properties in selected areas of the North Fork of Long Island from July 1, 2008 through September 30,2008, as reported to the MLSLI.  Asking price is in regular font, closed price is in bold. This report does not contain condos/mobile home sales. AQUEBOGUE, NY HOMES CLOSED Closed: 6 $379k/$350k;  $449k/$435k;  $569,9k/$469,9k;  $599k/$525k;  $699k/$572,9k; $2,499m/$2,180m Homes currently available for sale in Aquebogue, NY: 72 BAITING HOLLOW, NY HOMES CLOSED Closed: 6 $409,9k/$390k;  $479,9k/$450k;  $519,9k/$519,9k;  $534,9k/$540k;  $549,9k/$549,9k  $849,9k/$825k Homes currently available for sale in Baiting Hollow, NY: 57 CALVERTON, NY HOMES CLOSED Closed: 2 $339k/$334k; $499k/$350k Homes currently a...
By Laurie Mindnich
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Authored by: Laurie Mindnich September 5th, 2008 As reluctant as many of us are to let go of summer months on the North fork of Long Island, fall brings activities that offer fun that appeal to any age level. Not initially believing in the challenge of the corn maze (it’s tough to imagine that our corn season is coming to an end already…), last season, we took it upon ourselves to indulge the kids in the family by visiting the Harbes Family Farm. I still laugh out loud when the memory is revisited- and going again this year with or without the kids is simply a North fork experience that is as required (by us) as hitting the beach on a gorgeous day. In addition to the corn maze, which in and of itself provides the hokiest, most charming experience (think: friendly outdoor haunted house),...
The North Fork of Long Island, like many communities, has felt the impact of the real estate MESS, reported with such frequency that many of potential buyers find themselves wondering, "When IS the right time to buy?" The Vest Pocket Consultant, Rosalind Resnick says yes in her post Time to Invest in Real Estate? "With inflation on the rise, corporate America cutting jobs and a wave of foreclosures sweeping the country, is it time to dive in and start buying real estate? At the risk of sounding like a 2 a.m. cable pitchman, I think the answer is “yes.” Now, hear me out. While banks are still gun-shy about making loans and vast inventories of housing stock still sit on the market, new buyers are surging in–bargain-hunting investors looking to snap up distressed properties at fire-sale pr...
Authored by: Laurie MindnichJuly 29th, 2008   We were heading to the annual Clambake courtesy of the Flanders Men’s Club. While there were a few errands to run, the day was interrupted when that magnet sucked my car into a parked position. As happens so often on the North Fork of Long Island in the summer, locals and vendors pick a sunny day, and the race is on for those looking for that SOMETHING. Or ten. Below are a few photos of the ultimate tag sale experience on the North Fork of Long Island. Until next weekend.     The coke machine worked perfectly, and was priced at 20.00. Had the seller not offered to plug it in and demonstrate, he’d have missed out on the quarters that ejected en masse. And we left without them. Satisfied that all had been viewed, considered, and explored, it w...
By Joel Reitman
(Daniel Gale Sotheby)
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With the change from a truck farm to incorporating enterainment in farming the character of Southold changed. The preservation of land for farming was increased since the farmers were still able to be profitable (the Farm Stand). Now all real estate became valuable and the demand and price escalated.Following is an exerpt from a "Norh Fork Guide to farm stands"Around 1980 the Main Road Farm stand era began. There are some very small farm stands and that number seems to swell during the fall. Many farmers are adding corn mazes, hay rides, roasted corn and other forma of entertainment. Now agri-tainment farm stands are developing renewed interest and are competing with the many wineries.This guide will attempt to depict the farm stands from the smallest to those who provide all the varied...
By Joel Reitman
(Daniel Gale Sotheby)
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You might wonder what do farm stands have to do with real estate. Out here on the eastern end of Long Island and especially the North Fork there is a huge relationship. It is all about saving whats left and open spaces. I believe that the introduction of the wineries started the preservation of our farms and open spaces. The natural follow-up was the farmer who now has less land (bought by the wineries) has to find a way to make a profit on less acreage. And so the roadside farm stand. No longer trucking the produce to the city the farmer now draws the city folk out with entertainment or agri-tainment. Therfore the retention of open space keeps my area the North Fork a somewhat rural and second-home market.Because I do so love this type or community I decided to write and publish a Nort...

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