House Prices: An Important Update

Prices for the most part, have stabilized and, in some markets, are actually showing mild appreciation. However, I believe foreclosures and short sales will increase more dramatically as we begin 2014. In a recent Wall Street Journal article: “Nationally, Barclays estimates that the number of bank-owned properties will decline a bit more this year, before […]

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Renting Is A Band-Aid

Real Estate is still, very much, a great investment! Renting is a band-aid solution to recent injury, so people can lick their wounds; people will always want to buy a house or a place of their own. This is America, we don’t like to rent, we like to own! If you currently need to rent, […]

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Investor’s Special On Sale! Historic E. Setauket Over 1 Acre $310k

Yes, you heard right….in the E. Setauket Historic District there is one great opportunity at the moment. The Address:  11 OLD POST RD. East Setauket Taxes:  $4,268.05 This Cape needs work, but you can’t beat the location! Large Secluded Acre Of Level Property Situated On A Hill In A Beautiful Location. It is asily Accessible […]

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It’s Not Good News Nor Bad News….It’s Just News!

So many people want to hear news on the housing market and immediately categorize it as either good or bad. In reality, most news about real estate is not ‘good’ nor ‘bad’. It’s just news. Current home values are much lower than just a few years ago. Many see this as bad news. However, there […]

Real Estate Market Conditions
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From The Voice Of Real Estate….Jolie Powell

GREAT NEWS….FIRST HALF OF 2012 LONG ISLAND HOUSING FIGURES SIGNALS RECOVERY! YES, THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE MARKET HAS REBOUNDED, AS STATISTICS FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2012 SHOWS A SIGNIFICANT RISE IN CONTRACTED SALES ACTIVITY FOR ALL LONG ISLAND. RECORD HIGH HOUSING AFFORDABILITY CONDITIONS, WHICH TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE LOW MORTGAGE RATES AND VERY AFFORDABLE HOME […]

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The Highlands Pond View Condo….$295,000.

Watch the birds from the oversized deck, overlooking the Pond, in the Highlands Community of Port Jefferson! Enjoy this updated, 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bth Condo, offering hardwood floors, granite eik with stainless appliances, master bedroom with en suite bath, interior freshly painted,  finished part basement and closets galore! You’ll love the saltwater inground community pool, tennis, […]

New Listings In Port Jeff
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Port Jefferson Open House Saturday, September 16th 1PM-2PM

203 HAWTHORNE ST. PORT JEFFERSON You Will Love This Charming, Well Cared for 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cape — in Suassa Park, Port Jefferson. Easy Living For $429,000. New Pella Windows, New Granite EIK with Stainless Appliances and Raised Roof. Wood floors, Gas Heat, 2-Car Garage, Full Basement partially finished. Offers almost 1600 sq ft of Living Space. […]

New Listing, New Listings In Port Jeff
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Is There a 3.8% House Seller Tax in the Health Care Bill?

I have been asked this question recently about a possible 3.8% tax which will be put on home sales beginning in 2013. I am not an accountant and give you this information just as a simple answer to the misconception.  Please understand that, when it comes to IRS regulations, you should check with your accountant for the […]

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From The Voice Of Real Estate…Jolie Powell

LET ME SHARE WITH YOU MY 10 KEYS TO SUCCESS!   1.  BELIEVE WHEN OTHERS DOUBT. 2.  LEARN WHILE OTHERS LOAF. 3.  DECIDE WHILE OTHERS DELAY. 4.  BEGIN WHILE OTHERS PROCRASTINATE. 5.  WORK WHILE OTHERS WISH. 6.  SAVE WHILE OTHERS SPEND. 7.  LISTEN WHILE OTHERS TALK. 8.  SMILE WHILE OTHERS SCOWL. 9.  COMMEND WHILE OTHERS […]

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Suwassett Garden Club Award

Many thanks to the members and organizers of the Suwassett Garden Club on their Eighth Annual Garden Recognition Program which was held at the Port Jefferson Village Center. So many beautiful gardens!  Over 90 participants! As one of the first place winners, I received a hand painted plaque for my Peaceful and Beautiful… Zen Garden. Find these secret […]

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