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Long Island is Dan's beloved home. He appreciates the natural beauty of our surroundings, and is often amazed at how he can't resist the outdoors, rain or shine, for a jog or bike ride. The quality of life on Long Island is astounding for Dan from the scenic beaches to the abundance of outdoor activities, the excellent family environment to the community pride. When asked what he loves to do most, his first response is about food! Dining out in the variety of restaurants that Long Island offers is always a pleasure for Dan, who can't seem to pick a favorite from the multitude of choices

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Before you begin pick your paint colors carefully.  You may love one color, but will it go well with your furnishings, carpeting, and adjoining wall areas?  Choosing with care can save you a frustrating and costly re-do.  Use water based latex paint for ease in application and clean-up.  Buy the ...
01/24/2011
Buying your home there are three important factors: location, location, location. First, determine how far you are willing to commute. The best thing is to drive from areas you are considering at the exact times of day you would be commuting because traffic makes a big difference in how long your...
01/20/2011
For an environmentally safe insecticide boil 5 or 6 chopped garlic cloves in a gallon of water until soft.  Add 1 Tablespoon of biodegradable detergent and let sit for a day before spraying on plants.  A spray bottle of 2 parts vinegar and 1 part water is good for getting rid of slugs on your gar...
01/20/2011
Walk across the street and look at your overall landscape.  Are shrubs trimmed neatly?  Windows and doors shouldn't be overshadowed by overgrown bushes. Clear your entry, sidewalk, and plant beds of leaves and debris. Add a new layer of attractive mulch to all planting areas. Are there bare spots...
01/20/2011
* DO water every 5-6 days during the warm season. * DO water early in the morning. * DO set sprinkler water spray close to the ground, not in high arcs. * DO soak the area for 30 minutes to 1 hour. * DON'T water during the heat of the day (you lose 1/3 of the water to evaporation). * DON'T over-w...
01/20/2011
DID YOU KNOW.....? NEW WAYS TO USE OLD PRODUCTS You can use steel wool to:  Fill a screw hole that has become to big for the screw.  Stuff the hole with steel wool and re-insert the screw. Make an instant pin cushion.  Stuff an old sock with steel wool and tie tightly for a pin cushion that will ...
01/19/2011
. 10 WAYS TO CUT YOUR ENERGY BILL One of the easiest ways to cut your heating and cooling bill is to make sure that your attic has 7 inches (R-22) or more (up to R-49) of fiber glass or rock wool insulation.  A simple step we often ignore-replace or clean your AC vents once a month.  Don't leave ...
01/18/2011
While many sites allow you to view the MLS, you will need an agent to actually tour the homes and provide you with the needed guidance during the home buying process. Beyond simply finding you a home, your agent can often help you find a good source of financing.  Financing is a crucial step in t...
01/18/2011
Sellers Says "Lets Make A Deal!"Private Location At End Of Cul-De-Sac Backing Natural Preserve.Large Living Rm With Skylights, Kitchen W/New Refrigerator & An Abundance Of Cabinetry,Many Updates Including Newer Roof, Hot Water Heater And Carpeting. Realxing 3 Season Room With Scenic View Of Prese...
01/17/2011
Drop in at Easternlongislandhomes.com to see additional pictures Spacious W/Lge Mster Ste & Bath W/Dual Sinks,Ceramic Tile & Walk-In Closet, Bdrms W/Walk-In Closets, Huge Walk In Closet Located On 2nd Flr Hallway, Sunny Kitchen, New Main Bath W/Dual Sinks & Ceramic T Finished Bsemnt W/Family Rm &...
01/17/2011
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