North Fork Wine Country Real Estate Blog

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Managing Real Estate Broker - Town and Country Real Estate of the North Fork
Information on the North Fork; for visitors and tourists people interested in local Real Estate information
RECENT BLOG POSTS
                                                              Town and Country balloons adorn one of the parade's major attractions; the horse & carriage courtesy of the North Fork Horsemen's Association... Hundreds of people enjoyed the St Patricks Day parade in Cutchogue... the kids of the Nort...
03/22/2009
December Pending Home Sales were UP nationally 6.3%, (Northeast down 1.7%).... roughly 1/3 distressed and short sales. http://www.realtor.org/research/research/phsdata Sellers: your competition is selling lower... be aggressive in your pricing and do not deal with offers as you did when it was a ...
02/03/2009
In terms of Contracts signed (data from MLS, Real North Fork, East of Rte 105), after a dismal fourth quarter in terms of the number of real estate transactions, January 2009 already shows better results than January of 2008! Historically Low Mortgage Rates and sellers who are willing to lower th...
01/30/2009
It seems a no brain-er: when you are buying real estate you should have a broker, a knowledgeable expert who works for you, not for the seller. Someone who can show you the good AND the bad about a home. Yet, in our area, most deals are done with real estate agents who work for the sellers. And b...
01/10/2009
Alternative or Green energy is no longer just for the rich and famous, or just for the environmental elite: today most home owners can benefit from reductions in their utility bills on the North Fork and feel good about their contribution to saving the environment! And the investment needed, with...
01/09/2009
Rentals may be a great way for homeowners to make some hard cash to help defray the cost of second home ownership... and a great and economic way to have afabulus vacation for families or friends. We've started sending out the first leases and it appears to become a very strong rental season for ...
01/07/2009
It's after the Holidays and the snow is falling.... and the North Fork is getting busier again. The Winter Fest and its 2009 Jazz- theme are allowing daytrippers and weekenders from all over the world, from Manhattan to Tokyo, Boston to London and Munich, to come and enjoy the bountiful harvest o...
01/03/2009
North Fork Wine Country has great deals to offer in this weak economy; most vineyards are slow during the off season, and even more so now. When I drive by the vineyards I see sales and discounted wines, and some of the vineyards now have sales in  their shops as well. Beat the crowds and visit ...
01/02/2009
It is true that the North Fork Market held up relatively well compared to other regions... Nevertheless, the wake-up call for sellers is now: 37% fewer contracts in 2008, 26% fewer contracts signed overall, and 27% down in volume is not that great either. And this trend seems to have worsened in ...
12/30/2008
This creative use of your home may help pay the bills! We have requests for homes to be rented short term (for  few days or a week or so in general, sometimes more) for use as a movie set or (fashion) foto shoot... We are so close to New York, US Fashion Capital, and the North Fork is a movie sta...
12/30/2008
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