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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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In this very early stage of the 2014 real estate market on the south shore of Long Island, I see a continuation of the recovery that began early last year.  There already appears to be a very anxious, totally prepared buyer population, scouring new listings, prepared to jump on what they perceive...
01/28/2014
Anybody who knows me, knows I love photography.  Does that make me an artist behind a lens?  Hardly.  Not even close, but I have a need to learn whatever I can about it and find new and better ways to use a camera in the context of my business.  A number of years ago I bought a Nikon D60 to take ...
01/27/2014
Weltanschauung: the guiding principles and philosophy of an organization; a world view. Though I had never heard the word before this challenge, the concept is not foreign to me.  ActiveRain understood from the start that this community was only as good as the interaction and information shared b...
01/26/2014
What a fun project for artistic youngsters to get involved in.  Bideawee, at 118 Old Country Road in Westhampton is holding their6th annual Love Your Pet Art Contest & Expo.  They encourage children in grades 1 to 8 to participate.  Imagine expressing their love for animals in any media that mak...
01/25/2014
Open House 1-3 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 1/25 - 1/26/14 1423 Cecily Drive, Merrick, NY  There's a new house on the market in Merrick and it's ready for you to make your own.  A five bedroom, 3 full bath hi ranch in an enclave of widelines, it stands head and shoulders above the rest.  With over $250,000...
01/24/2014
At long last, after months of promise, Panera Bread opened a two story restaurant in Bellmore.  Located on the north side of Merrick Road, just west of Newbridge Road, the welcoming and substantial structure speaks of longevity and self assuredness.   Having a separate floor option for organizati...
01/24/2014
One of the most important things to remember when staging a home for sale, or even when designing a room for your lifestyle is to edit what you bring in.  Overdoing a space is a common mistake and the one thing that takes a space from well done to clutter prone.  A few well placed, in scale piece...
01/23/2014
When you make the decision to buy a home on Long Island, you need to find out what price you qualify for.  Just starting to look at properties based upon what appeals to you, or what you think you can afford, can be shooting yourself in the foot.  If you see a home that appears to have most of wh...
01/22/2014
As night falls on yet another relentless snowstorm that shows no sign of abating on Long Island, I find myself sitting here, just not feeling the urge to share my wisdom with anybody.  It's cold and miserable outside, with a wind chill that renders anything short of ski gloves utterly ineffective...
01/21/2014
With another threat of brutally cold winter weather and significant snowfall here on Long Island, Roy Kelley's post couldn't be more timely.  There's great information for anyone affected by the path of this storm.  Stay warm and stay safe while Mother Nature once again exercises her power over m...
01/20/2014
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Geri Sonkin

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