West Babylon, NY Real Estate News

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
The Best Impromptu Open House at Fisherman's Wharf in West Babylon I'm always looking to see if other open houses are being held around my listings. When I see one I call my sellers to see if I can do one for their home so we can get the buyer traffic from the other open house. This time they weren't able to but that is ok since I have one scheduled in the very near future. I receive a text message from my client stating we need more brochures since there is only 1 left. 1 left? There were six there last week. Did they use them to line the kitty litter box or something? Oh wait, they do not have a cat. Something is up for sure. I call my client and he tells me the buyers that went to the other open house couldn't find it and went to my client's house instead. They were showing these ot...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Another Country Club Gardens Coop Sold - Listed by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff This one bedroom, ground floor, corner unit was listed on July 11, 2012 and had an accepted offer on October 11, 2012. 90 days to get a coop sold is fast. Listed for $135,000 and sold for $125,000 this Country Club Gardens coop has wood floors, spacious eat-in kitchen, large bedroom with double closets, updated bath and a brand new terrace. My seller and the buyer couldn't be happier! Call Jackie today (631) 703-0201 to find out my marketing strategies I use to get coops sold as quickly as possible. There is never any obligation.
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Fisherman's Wharf Coops in West Babylon Sales History - 2012Five coops sold in Fisherman's Wharf in West Babylon during 2010. One sold during 2011 and seven sold during 2012. The chart below reflects the median sales price not the actual price each unit sold for. Currently, most 1 bedroom coops in Fisherman's Wharf will sell in the $160's. Condition and location matter just like with single family homes. West Babylon coops are great for first time home buyers who cannot afford a single family home and are an investment. You do have to meet certain financial/income requirements set forth by the board. You can read about that below. About Fisherman's Wharf in West BabylonFisherman's Wharf has 144 units. There are upper units and lower units. No duplexes. The units that surround the lake a...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Fishermans Wharf West Babylon Coops is now a Gated Community Fishermans Wharf in West Babylon is now a gated community. The gates are being "tested" and as of January 28th, 2013 the front gate on Millard Avenue will be functional with the rear entrance gates up. On February 28th, 2013 both gated entrances will be fully operational.  View Fisherman's Wharf Co-Ops West Babylon in a larger map Fishermans Wharf owners will have remote controls to keep in their cars and will be given visitor access cards. The visitor access cards are to be used for the main gate on Millard Avenue. When searching for a coop in Fisherman's Wharf, you will have to search two ways on real estate websites. When you choose West Babylon and Coop, you can check the section for "gated community" and without gated co...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon 2 Family Homes For Sale There are 10 two family homes for sale in West Babylon. They are all in the West Babylon School District. Asking prices range from $159,990 for a three bedroom, six room Cape with one bath and a full basement to $439,000 for a five bedroom, 11 room Duplex with four bathrooms and a full basement. When buying a two family home by permit in West Babylon the new owner has to apply for a transfer of the rental permit with the Town of Babylon providing you want a rental income. If not, no permit is necessary. If you do apply for the transfer please read the directions carefully. The cost for a rental permit is $200.00 renewable every 2 years. Call Jackie today (631) 703-0201 if you are considering purchasing or selling a 2 family home in West Babylon. Vis...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Amenities at Fishermans Wharf Coops in West Babylon  Fishermans Wharf in West Babylon has many amenities to enjoy. And is the only West Babylon coop development that has amentities on-site. Fishermans Wharf Coop PoolThe pool at Fishermans Wharf is open from Memorial Day until Labor Day weekend. A spacious in-ground pool you will certainly enjoy all summer long. They also have an "End of Summer" BBQ party every year. ClubhouseWhen living at Fishermans Wharf in West Babylon you will have a clubhouse entry pass. The clubhouse is on the 2nd floor and this is where residents will have casual meetings/gatherings and it is where the board will have meetings with the shareholders/owners once a year to keep everyone up to date. There is also a pool table for you to use. You can also have large p...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
AMF Bowling Alleys Babylon Lanes West Babylon The only bowling alley left in the Babylon NY area is Babylon Lanes in West Babylon. I used to bowl at Werner's Bowling in Lindenhurst NY but they are now gone. Good times we had! Babylon Lanes has 56 lanes, lounge/food area with four flat screen tv's, a modern pro shop and a huge game room. They are wheelchair accessible, no smoking allowed and have off-street parking. Hours of OperationMonday: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.Sunday: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.Visit Babylon Lanes website for more information Below is a list of other AMF bowling alleys in Suffolk and Nassau Counties:AMF Bay Shore LanesAMF Centereach LanesAMF Commack Vet Lane...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Open House at Maple Court in West Babylon | West Babylon Townhouse For Sale There will be an open house at 7 Petersen Court in West Babylon on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This West Babylon townhouse is a perfect trade down home. No more mowing and snow removal worries. It's all done for you. If you are looking for a trade down West Babylon home with plenty of storage and closet space, ample parking for you and your guests, affordable HOA fees and pet friendly, this home is for you! Over 1,300 square feet of living space 2 bedrooms with large walk-in closets and access to attic space.  1.5 baths Very large eat-in kitchen with a pantry that has enough room for a washer and dryer if you don't want to have it in the unfinished basement.  Full, unfinished basement. No...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Are Buyers Getting Mortgages for West Babylon Homes? This is one question I'm asked from West Babylon homeowners and buyers. Sellers think buyers aren't getting mortgages and buyers think it's very difficult to get a mortgage. Both are just not true. Stop watching the national news. Real estate is always local. Yes, you need a job, cash in the bank for the down payment, good credit scores and a maximum of 4 to 1 debit to income ratio. Some banks will go a little higher but not much. The days of getting a mortgage as long as you have a heartbeat are over. So far in West Babylon for 2012, there are more buyers getting conventional mortgages than FHA. This means they have the money to put down 20% or more which is a requirement for a conventional mortgage. Some can put down less than that...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon Sold Home Prices October 2012 West Babylon sold homes market data is provided by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff of Century 21 AA Realty in Lindenhurst NY West Babylon Sold Home Prices (West Babylon School District only) Not seeing consistency in the median sold prices for West Babylon yet. What I am seeing is a lack of good homes on the market in West Babylon. Buyers who want to move right in, will have to jump on "the one" or they will lose out. Most buyers do not want fixer uppers, investors do.  West Babylon Real Estate Market Report Summary The median sold price in October for single family homes was $240,000 with 11 homes sold. There was a 16% decrease in the median sold price compared to September of 2012 with eight homes sold. The average listing price in October was $250,...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon Sold Homes Weekly Market Report 11/23/12 Real Estate Market Data for West Babylon is provided by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff with Century 21 AA Realty Four homes sold in West Babylon week ending 11/23/12: 17th Street West Babylon - Listed for $230,000 and sold for $210,000. This home is a five bedroom, nine room Expanded Cape with a one car attached garage and a full, unfinished basement. Property Size: 121 x 64 On the market for 87 days. Not a short sale or REO property. This home needed cash or a 203K mortgage. Great E. Neck Road West Babylon - Listed for $239,000 and sold for $210,000. This home is a three bedroom, five room Cape with no garage and a crawl space basement. Property Size: 63 x 100 On the market for 34 days. Not a short sale or REO property. Weber Avenue West ...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Country Club Gardens West Babylon Coop For Sale!31 Farber Drive West Babylon****UNDER CONTRACT**** 31 Farber Drive in the Country Club Gardens co-op development in West Babylon is For Sale! 31 Farber Drive in West Babylon is a ground floor, 1 bedroom corner unit which means there is an extra window in the bedroom to allow in more sunshine. Who doesn't love that? This home also has hardwood floors that are in excellent condition and an eat-in kitchen with a backdoor leading out to a wood deck. The co-ops at Country Club Gardens are spacious. There are even studio apartments which do not come onto the market that often. A co-op is perfect for the first time home buyer, trade-down buyer/retiree, etc. Country Club Gardens in West Babylon is also a gated community. Each owner receives a gate...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Breakfast with Santa at the West Babylon Fire Department 2012 On Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 you and your kids will enjoy a warm breakfast with Santa consisting of pancakes, sausages, orange juice, coffee and tea. Winnie, Frosty and Elmo will be there too! Where: West Babylon Fire Department Company #3126 Arnold Avenue in West Babylon (West of Great E. Neck Road) View Larger Map When: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Admission: $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 3 through 12. Children under the age of two are FREE!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Maple Court Townhouses in West Babylon are Pet Friendly! Since I live at the Maple Court Townhouse Development, I know the HOA "rules" well and am on the Board. We do not have pet restrictions or pet weight restrictions. Only myself and two other neighbors have a dog. Two neighbors have indoor cats and that is it. We are all very responsible pet owners. Our Board is also very easy to deal with. We are a very friendly Board and listen to all homeowners. In fact, we have a yearly homeowner meeting to go over expenses for the year and to help homeowners with any questions they may have. We keep all homeowners up to date with any issues that may arise also. Knowing how your HOA dues are spent is extremely important. 7 Petersen Court at Maple Court is For Sale!  
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Who Left Me Breakfast? Life is full of little surprises that make us smile and laugh. I'm assuming someone or something left me breakfast this morning... And, in a tree no less. Then a little while later... More breakfast! Not sure how they got there but either birds dropped them or a squirrel left them there for later. The odds of a bird flying overhead and accidentally dropping two bagels in the same place is slim. I have a feeling a squirrel did it. The little things that make us smile and laugh! Enjoy your Sunday everyone!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Should I Get A Home Inspection When Buying A West Babylon NY Coop? And the answer is.......YES! Some of you reading know what a coop is. They are apartments, not single family homes. So why get a home inspection for a coop? Here are my reasons you should get a home inspection for a coop: If the homeowner improved on the coop including the electric, then you want to know it was all done correctly and to code. The home inspector will check for leaks under the sink. They will press on the walls in the tub area to check for softness which can be a sign of water damage behind the walls. They check electric outlets to make sure they are functioning. If there is a washer and dryer in the unit, the home inspector will check to make sure the venting for the dryer was done properly and to make su...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Fishermans Wharf West Babylon Coops are Getting a New Addition By December 2012, Fishermans Wharf Coops in West Babylon will become a gated community. Fishermans Wharf Coop residents are in the process of ordering remotes and visitor access passes for their friends and family. Fishermans Wharf residents will be able to remotely let their visitors in. One of the benefits to living in a gated community is that random cars won't be able to enter the property without having a guest pass. Some ungated communities will have strange cars coming in and out frequently which makes the residents feel uncomfortable. The other improvements that have been made to Fishermans Wharf Coops is the roadway project where the parking lots and roadway inside the development have been redone and all the sidewa...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Closing Costs When Selling Your Fisherman's Wharf Coop in West Babylon NY When selling your Fisherman's Wharf Coop in West Babylon NY, there are closing costs you have to pay. Below is a chart that shows what you have to pay along with the explanations: Real Estate Commission is set forth between you and your real estate agent so this fee can vary.Mortgage Balance - goes without saying.Coop Flip Tax - This varies depending upon how many shares you own. This money actually goes into a reserve fund for future repairs on the coop property.Attorney's Fee - hire an attorney that knows coops and this fee can vary as well.New York State Transfer Tax - This also varies according to the selling price.Property Condition Credit - The Department of NY State says that if a homeowner doesn't complete...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Open House West Babylon NY - Maple Court West Babylon NY Townhouse For Sale - 7 Petersen Court West Babylon NY When: Sunday, September 23rd, 2012Time: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pmOffering: $329,000This two bedroom townhouse in Maple Court is in West Babylon NY located on Arnold Avenue in between Great E. Neck Road and Little East Neck Road, south of Sunrise Highway and north of Montauk Highway. When you enter from the front door, you will be in the foyer. Slightly to the right is a half bath then the living room that has sliding glass doors to a private wood deck. To the left of the foyer is the dining room which can easily fit a table for six and the eat-in kitchen that is light, bright and has a pantry with a laundry area. No more basement laundry for you! Newer, excellent quality pergo floor...
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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)
 West Babylon Long Island Co-operative | RENTED At Country Club Gardens Suffolk County NY 11704  Country Club Gardens Co-op RENTED!                                              Farber Drive West Babylon Long Island 11704   LAWRENCE AND SHEILA AGRANOFF, Rented this Upper Level Co-Op At Country Club Gardens in West Babylon Long Island 11704. This rental included heat, water, trash removal and 1 parking space.             West Babylon Long Island Co-operative | Rented At Country Club Gardens Suffolk County NY 11704 RENTED was an upper level apartment located at Farber Drive in a pretty courtyard setting.  Contact Larry & Sheila for current rentals and sales at this gated community in Suffolk County New York and Long Island's South Shore.   A credit check and application fees are required ...
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