real estate: How To Find Long Island REO/Foreclosures - 03/04/12 11:44 AM
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 … (4 comments)

real estate: November Home Sales North fork, Long Island - 12/05/11 06:23 PM
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 … (2 comments)

real estate: North Fork, Long Island Closed Condos / Active Adult / Over 55 for 2008 - 01/04/09 07:51 PM
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
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real estate: General Wayne Inn in Southold on the North Fork - 10/19/08 09:05 PM
Authored by: Laurie Mindnich October 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 … (20 comments)

real estate: Looking To Buy a Retirement Condo on the North Fork of Long Island? Go Jump in a Lake! - 08/07/08 01:18 PM
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. Often termed “active adult” and “55-plus” communities, the premise is to offer a home surrounded with people of like-age and life stage for those no longer in need of a larger home.
There are any number of opportunities on the North Fork of Long Island, from Riverhead to East Marion.
When … (8 comments)

real estate: On the North fork of Long Island, It Gets Me Every Time… - 07/29/08 05:51 PM
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 … (7 comments)

real estate: Why Retire on the North Fork of Long Island? - 09/09/07 04:56 PM
September 9th, 2007  A question was posed to me recently about the benefits and/or motivation involved for individuals that choose to locate a retirement / second home on the North Fork of Long Island.
 For those individuals approaching their fifties, thoughts about where to “be” when the kids are gone is one that niggles- ideas about personal freedom and lower taxes notwithstanding, a very important factor is a “family friendly” location.

Being close, yet…a vacation away. For those of you that live mid-island, or in close proximity to the city, your transition from family home to ease of 55-plus living … (18 comments)

real estate: A Riverhead, New York Festival Kicks Off A Saturday - 08/22/07 07:57 PM
Authored by: Laurie Mindnich August 22nd, 2007
When people visit our east end of Long Island, whether to consider moving here, or simply for a summer getaway, the offerings are abundant every weekend. This Saturday, we decided to visit the Riverhead Polish Fair. It occurs every year in Polish Town, Riverhead, New York, and it sounded like a fun adventure. Parking at Riverhead High School, we made our way through the festival, noticing the green lawns of charming homes that are offered in this unique area- while small, their reminder of another period in time is very enticing. The lot … (13 comments)

real estate: Saturday morning in Southold, New York… - 08/10/07 03:48 PM
Authored by: Laurie Mindnich August 10th, 2007 
A sunny Saturday morning in Southold, New York is a day that I relish. While weekdays are often packed with things to do in the North Fork of Long Island, Saturday for me is special in the summer.
This Saturday, the North Fork was full of tag sales. It’s in the Yard Salers Corner section of the Suffolk Times newspaper, right after the real estate section. In the summer, there are two full columns of enticement, and this Saturday was no different.
 

Some people in the North Fork take these tag … (3 comments)

real estate: North Fork Long Island Sellers: Try Home Staging! - 06/24/07 04:54 PM
Authored by: Options Realty -Laurie Mindnich June 24th, 2007 
While most of you may be aware of the term “staging”, many people aren’t fully aware of the process. We recently had the pleasure of a staging experience with ValAllocco, Owner- STAGED 2 SELL NY. She clarified it for us, and for our sellers. We’d like to share the info that we learned at this meeting.

STAGING IS NOT EXPENSIVE. The staging consultation that we experienced was $200.00. For this, Val will come to your home and walks, room to room, making suggestions. This is done with the advice from her … (4 comments)

 
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