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Real Estate Agent - Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103
Long Island Real Estate and Relocation. Selling properties all over Long Island's Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens.
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I remember when I first moved into this house.  There were so many things it wasn't.  It was not in the bucolic setting I had pictured for myself.  It certainly wasn't a style that had ever appealed to me (still doesn't)  Other than a vaulted ceiling in the living room with floor to ceiling brick...
10/01/2013
When Gayle Rich-Boxman asked "What has one of your fellow ActiveRain bloggers written or photographed to make you want to drop everything and BE THERE RIGHT NOW?" - http://activerain.com/blogsview/3750934/contest-the-virtual-traveller-from-fishhawk-lake-real-estate#sthash.tOZhCvIj.dpuf I didn't e...
09/29/2013
I remember the first time I walked into my house after the furniture arrived.  The look was dismal.  As a stager/designer, I'm very visual by nature and seeing the underside of my kitchen table the minute I stepped into the entry foyer was a bit like the way I imagined I would feel greeting gues...
09/29/2013
With mother nature orchestrating the perfect day, the 22nd Annual Merrick Street Fair took off without a hitch, playing host to a constant stream of enthusiastic visitors.  There was jaunty music playing in the background, keeping me dance walking down the streets and feeling much younger than m...
09/28/2013
The fiasco of the cleanout behind us, or so I thought, Mr. Fix-It donned his yellow slicker, headgear covering all but his eyes and a glimmer of his nose, and prepared to transform my weather weary steps and fence with his magic machine. A fleeting glimpse of him suited up as I was headed back in...
09/21/2013
Or -- He Must Have Been Abducted By Aliens - Chapter Two When Mr. Fix-it accepted the task of getting rid of years of accumulated stuff in my basement, together we agreed on the terms.  He was to pack up and put out the bags of things that had outlived their usefulness.  They belonged to my mothe...
09/20/2013
The best place to start any story is at the beginning, so here goes: I am, much like the shoemaker's daughter, the last to get anything done for myself.  I come dead last in a long line of priorities that make up the daily events of my life.  But finally, when I could no longer ignore the quiet c...
09/20/2013
As many of you I'm sure, I remember exactly what I was doing when I heard the news of the first crash, turning on the tv to witness the second one live. It was incomprehensible. We lost so many lives that day to the insanity that is terrorism. For the rest of us who watched in horror, we also los...
09/10/2013
September 10, 2013, a perfectly ordinary day in time, but it wasn't always thus. In 1939, on this day, Canada declared war on Nazi Germany, joining the Allies (the United Kingdom, France, New Zealand and Australia), just after the German invasion of Poland, marking the beginning of World War II i...
09/10/2013
Over the many years I've been in the business of selling real estate on Long Island, I've sold many new homes.  Some are brand spanking new, with gleaming hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens with eye catching appliances worthy of the finest of restaurants, miles of granite and marble and open space...
09/09/2013
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