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, t...
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...
Walk through before closing...when do you have your buyer do a walk through on a property in contract?  Recently, we experienced frustration (as the listing agent) when a buyers agent  made the decision to have his buyer do a walk through on the property far too close to closing- the same day, in...
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 exper...
Authored by: Laurie MindnichJanuary 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…result...
Authored by: Laurie MindnichJanuary 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,...
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 Bay...
Authored by: Laurie MindnichSeptember 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...
Authored by: Laurie MindnichAugust 7th, 2008 category: Buyers OK, not literally jump in a lake, but perhaps a toe dip in the community pool. The decision to leave a long term family home is tough enough; the notion of “starting fresh” often adds stress to those seeking a retirement condominium. O...
Authored by: Laurie MindnichAugust 4th, 2008 I read with interest the following article, published by The New York Times on June 18, 1989. The author was Barbara Klaus. Link to the article below. The Talk of the North Fork; Past Riverhead, Suburbia Looms Ever Closer "At the Hargrave Vineyard here...

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