West Babylon, NY Real Estate News

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Sold Properties - Homes For Sale West Babylon NY - Week Ending 5/8/11 West Babylon NY Sold Properties - Two homes sold last week. 129 16th Street was listed for $165,000 and sold for $170,000. On the market for 25 days. The list price to sold price ratio: -3 % 1748 Quentin Street was listed for $389,999 and sold for $375,000. On the market for 223 days. The list price to sold price ratio: 3.9% Original list price was $439,000. Pricing it right the first time will result in less time on the market and netting more money!West Babylon NY Homes For Sale - Nine homes came onto the market last week. The listing prices range from: $109,000 to $575,000. There are currently 180 homes for sale in West Babylon NY. Prices range from $109,000 to $769,000. View map of all homes for s...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Sold Properties & Homes For Sale West Babylon - Week Ending 5/1/11 West Babylon NY Sold Properties - Two homes sold last week. 798 Bermuda Road was listed for $209,000 and sold for $200,000. On the market for 46 days. It is a short sale. The list price to sold price ratio: 4.3% This short sale closed in 60 days from when the contract was signed. Now that is a fast closing for a short sale!42 Peary Street was listed for $219,000 and sold for $232,000. On the market for 160 days. The list price to sold price ratio: -5.9% It is in the Wyandanch School District.West Babylon NY Homes For Sale - Ten homes came onto the market last week. The listing prices range from: $259,990 to $439,990. There are currently 180 homes for sale in West Babylon NY. Prices range from $150,000 to...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Spring Is The Essence of Renewal! Long Island had a very long Winter this year. It started in October and even now it's cooler out than normal. The sun is not out and looks like rain.................again. You know what they say, "April showers bring May flowers!" Yeah, well, April is over so bring on the flowers and warmer weather! This morning I was sitting on my deck enjoying a nice cup of hot tea. Seeing the trees in bloom and hearing our feathery friends singing, and watching the squirrels romp from tree to tree playing with each other. Yes, Spring is here! I enjoy the sounds and sights of nature. It has a calming effect and helps me start my day off on the right track giving me a positive frame of mind. This is what I get to enjoy every morning in the Spring:   In a few weeks, I g...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Sold Properties & Homes For Sale West Babylon - Week Ending 4/24/11 West Babylon NY Sold Properties - Three homes sold last week. 46 Belmont Avenue was listed at $199,990 and sold for $170,000. On the market for 341 days. It is a short sale and was originally listed for $249,900. The list price to sold price ratio: 15%216 10th Street was listed for $229,000 and sold for $225,000. On the market for 25 days. It is an REO property. The list price to sold price ratio: 1.8%172 13th Avenue was listed for $254,900 and sold for $245,000. On the market for 206 days. It's an REO property. The list price to sold price ratio: 3.9%West Babylon NY Homes For Sale - Eight homes came onto the market last week. The listing prices range from: $259,990 to $439,990. There are currently 176 ...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
The Perfect Deal This is how one of my listings sold which was priced right: Buyer's Agent: "Hi Jackie. This is Jane from ABC Realty. I have an offer of $xxxx". Me: "Ok Jane. Let me call my homeowner and present it." Me to Homeowner: "Hi, John Doe. I have a reasonable offer. It is $xxxx. The buyer is very solid. Excellent credit and job history. They are pre-qualified above your asking price. "Jackie, I will meet the buyer halfway". Me to Buyer's Agent: "Hi Jane. My homeowner said if your buyer can go up 1/2 way, they will go down halfway". Buyer's Agent: "Ok. Let me call my buyer." Two minutes later...................... Buyer's Agent: "Hi Jackie. We have a deal!" This all took place in 10 minutes. And that concludes the story of The Perfect Deal!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Sold Properties - Homes For Sale West Babylon NY - Week Ending 4/10/11 West Babylon NY Sold Properties - One home sold:222 Sheffield Avenue -  was listed for $319,990 and sold for $306,000 and on the market for 120 days. It is a 4 bedroom Ranch. List price to sold price ratio: 4.4%. It was not a short sale. West Babylon NY  Seven homes came onto the market. The prices range from: $149,000 to $549,000. One home is a short sale. There are currently 169 homes for sale in West Babylon NY. Prices range from $149,000 to $769,000.As you can see from the chart, we are nowhere near being in a seller's market. More homes have to come off the market than coming onto the market in order for it to be a seller's market. Call me today (631) 703-0201 to find out what your West Babylon ...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Sold Properties For Week Ending 4/3/11 - Homes For Sale West Babylon NY West Babylon NY Sold Properties - Three homes sold last week:1334 14th Street was listed for $289,900 and sold for $265,000 and on the market for 153 days. It is a 9 room expanded cape. List price to sold price ratio: 8.6%. It was a short sale. Five months for a short sale to close is pretty good!22 Madeline Lane was listed for $368,922 and sold for $345,000 and on the market for 147 days. It is a 7 room High Ranch. List price to sold price ratio: 6.5%. Not a short sale.1034 13th Street was listed for $439,000 and sold for $425,000. On the market for 150 days. It is a 8 room Colonial. The list price to sold price ratio: 3.2%. Going by the photos, this home needed nothing! Not a short sale.West Babylo...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Home Selling - Sold Properties - Median Sold Prices 2009-March 2011 In 2009, the West Babylon NY real estate market was up and down. In 2010, we saw more stabilization but the last quarter of 2010 too a nose-dive. 2011 is not off to a bad start. Please remember that Median means: 50% of homes sold for less and 50% sold for more. This gives you the best idea of how the West Babylon NY real estate market is doing. # of Sold Homes 2009 - 184# of Sold Homes 2010 - 202# of Sold Homes 2011 -42 Call me today (631) 703-0201 to find out what your West Babylon NY home is worth in today's market!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Fisherman's Wharf West Babylon Co-Ops Under Contract - 72 Days! When listing a home, I figure out who the potential buyers are. With co-ops, those buyers could be: trade-down/retiree, snow birds, buyers that want little or no property to take care of, commuters to Manhattan. Also, my homeowner takes care of the home. It is immaculate. Couple that with pricing it right, and it sold. The buyers loved this one out of the other 7 that are on the market in Fisherman's Wharf. The private patio area helped as well. The buyers loved the fact that this home is in move-in condition. Nothing to do but unpack and that helped to sell it. I you have been thinking of selling your Fisherman's Wharf Co-Op in West Babylon, Call me today: (631) 703-0201
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
The Cutest Baby Video Ever! As parents, you know that it doesn't take much to make a baby laugh. A real belly laugh too. My son was the same way. He would laugh at the strangest things but hearing that laughter just warms your heart! I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
My Mom's Last Hurrah................ No, she is fine. Friday was her birthday. She turned the big 69. Hard for me to believe that she is officially in her 70th year:   My Mom and her Sister                                                     My Brother and Mom       My Aunt and my Son      And there was cake! No birthday gathering is complete until you have cake. Mom wanted me to make a red velvet cake which I happily did. My Mom goes to the gym at least 5 days a week. That is 5 more than what I do. She watches my nephews 3 days a week and works nights 5 days a week. She's been through it all and still manages to have a great attitude. I love my Mom. At the rate she is going, she will be around a long time. She better be at least. Her birthday gathering was fun and we had a lot of laugh...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
The Beauty of Nature In West Babylon NY This time of year I love to photo nature. I put fresh seeds in our bird feeder last week. No birds, nothing. Until this morning......     In the tree below, I saw and heard a woodpecker. I didn't have time to adjust the aperture so I just shot and the sun was behind the tree. You can't see him but it makes for an interesting photo.   Even Mambo was hard at work this morning.......... In this photo, when you look to the left of Mambo, you will see he started weaving the leather string we gave him into the bottom of his cage........ And, the Morning Doves are back nesting in our tree. I will be certainly taking photos of them. She has been sitting in the nest since Monday and she is high up so that means there are eggs she is keeping warm!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Real Estate Market Trends Week Ending 3/20/11 West Babylon Sold Homes Two homes sold last week. One home on Herzel Blvd sold for $246,500 and was on the market for 230 days. It was not a short sale. It was an Estate sale. The other home located on 9th Street in West Babylon sold for $330,000 and was on the market for 52 days. It is an Expanded Cape and in Diamond condition, meaning it needed nothing. Just move in condition and just add your own decorating touches. Also, the list price to sold price ratio: 1.5% This means that the buyer couldn't get a steal. When a home is priced correctly it will sell for close to asking price and it will sell in under 90 days. West Babylon Homes For Sale: Four homes came onto the market last week. Prices range from $$329,900 to $449,50...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Co-ops - Why Are There 2 Mortgages? Saturday I picked up my homeowner and off we went to meet the home inspector for the home they are buying. Yes, that went very well. No major problems! On our way there, they tell me that their attorney found 2 mortgages when she did the title search. They explained that when they refinanced for the interest rate, the old mortgage never came off. It looked like they have two mortgages! They refinanced many years ago too. They still have the documentation for this so when their bank who is giving them the mortgage asks about it, they will be able to furnish paperwork showing they have one mortgage. Fortunately, this will not be a problem for them and the buyers who are buying the co-op. Lesson: when you are selling your home, ask your ...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Real Estate Market Report  Week Ending 3/13/11 West Babylon Sold Homes Three homes sold last week. Sold prices range from $344,500 to $457,500. There were no short sales. The list price to sold price ratio: 4.7% Good homes most times will not sell for more than 5% of the asking price. Days on the Market: 100 West Babylon Homes For Sale: Six homes came onto the market last week. Prices range from $219,900 to $299,000. Two are in the North Babylon School District. Four are in the West Babylon School District. Two homes are short sales  and the rest are regular resales. Currently, there are 168 homes on the market in West Babylon. 47 of them are short sales and there are six REO properties for sale. 36% of the homes that are on the market in West Babylon NY are short sales...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Fisherman's Wharf West Babylon Co-Ops Under Contract - 183 Millard Avenue ***Under Contract in 72 Days!*** Fisherman's Wharf Co-ops in West Babylon usually stay on the market for at least six months. What made this one sell in 72 days? I can't take all the credit. It was a joint effort between myself and my client. The homeowner keeps his home immaculate. No clutter and beautifully updated. It is also a unit that has its own entrance. There are no doors that lead to the upstairs owner's unit. Privacy is sought after in any co-op development. My part was the marketing. I took great photos. Created a photo video montage and did a video of the development. Both of these videos show up at the very top on the first page of a Google search. I also uploaded both videos to YouTube and my Facebo...
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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)
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Real Estate Market Report Trends Week Ending 3/6/11 West Babylon Sold Homes Five homes sold last week. Sold prices range from $184,500 to $340,000. One home is a short sale ($184,500) and the rest were regular resales. The list price to sold price ratio: 2.7% Good homes will not sell for more than 5% of the asking price. Days on the Market: 80Four of the homes are in the West Babylon School District and one is in the North Babylon School District. West Babylon Homes For Sale: Eight homes came onto the market last week. Prices range from $220,000 to $419,000. Five are in the North Babylon School District. Two are in the West Babylon School District and one is in the Babylon School District One home is a short sale ($220,000) and the rest are regular resales. Currently, t...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Real Estate Market Report - Median Sold Prices 2009-February 2011 February 2011 Median Sold Price - $300,00013 homes sold in February 2011. Sold prices range from $136,300 to $382,500 8 of the homes are in the North Babylon School District and the other 5 are in the West Babylon School District. Two of these homes are short sales and two are REO properties. There are 47 short sale homes currently on the market in West Babylon. Since there are 170 homes on the market, 27% of them are short sales. We will see how the short sale market progresses during 2011. 2009 Median Sold Price - $305,000198 homes sold in West Babylon in 2009. Sold prices range from $122,000 to $629,000. 11 of those homes were short sales. There were also 11 REO properties. 2010 Median Sold Price - $302...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Real Estate Market Trends -  Week Ending 2/20/2011West Babylon NY Homes For Sale: 10 homes were newly listed last week. Prices range from $125,000 to $399,000. Two are in the North Babylon School District, and nine are in the West Babylon School District. Three are short sales and three are REO Properties. Currently, there are 170 homes for sale in West Babylon NY. Prices range from $140,000 to $849,500. West Babylon NY Sold Homes: Two homes closed last week. One is located on Peconic Avenue and sold for $265,000. The listing price was $279,900. It was on the market for 57 days and is a 3 bedroom High Ranch. It was not a short sale or REO property.The other home is located on 17th Street and sold for $325,000. The listing price was $339,000. It was on the market for 76 ...
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