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Long Island Real Estate and Relocation. Selling properties all over Long Island's Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens.
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With Thanksgiving descending on us like a house of bricks, those committed to preparing the holiday meal are by now elbow deep in the process.  Even though this holiday is so much about home and family, it is also about just spending time with people you care about.   For some this year, it means...
11/27/2013
Liz Wallace's post made me focus for a moment on just how blessed I've been in the years I've been serving the real estate needs of buyers and sellers on Long Island.  Some of the people I would never otherwise have met have turned out to be really good friends, and have stood the test of time. ...
11/26/2013
Belinda Spillman inspired me this morning, with her post about color and the impact it has on you as a homeowner, and your client as a seller.  I've always been a proponent of warming up your walls.  It's the largest visual expanse you have in your home.  When you paint white, or a variation of t...
11/24/2013
Thanksgiving is only days away and this lovely couple decided to beat the crowds on the roads.  They showed up early to be first in line for what is sure to be a special holiday dinner. For me, I'm thankful for the weather gods being on our side and allowing us our last gasp of fall in all its g...
11/23/2013
"How will you sell my house?" is a question I hear all the time from sellers of Long Island property.  For many people, what we do seems mystical and unfathomable.  Contrary to the opinion of some naysayers, we do not simply take a listing, stick a sign in the yard and pray that someone on the ML...
11/22/2013
        In the heart of Merrick, just a short stroll from town and the Long Island Railroad, sits a pristine and much acclaimed area called Merrick Woods.  The majestic old trees have borne witness to generation after generation of Merokians growing up and growing old here. With tree lined street...
11/21/2013
Pamela Seley's post this morning about Realtor dot com's Agent Matching, now in beta, made me think about all the perceived threats to the real estate business that had cropped up in my 27 years in this industry.  The advent of the Internet as a way to extend one's reach past finite geographic bo...
11/19/2013
Statistics about home sales in Merrick, as in any other area of Long Island, tell only part of the story.  The following information about real estate sales in all of the Merricks through the month of October is provided by the Multiple listing Service of Long Island.   If you look at the number...
11/19/2013
Inauspicious though it may appear to the casual passerby, the Gyro Palace, on Sunrise Highway in Merrick is home to a delightful little Greek Restaurant and take-out with surprisingly good food.  I probably would never have discovered this one had I not sampled some of their dishes at a broker op...
11/18/2013
Long Island has many claims to fame, from its world renowned beaches to the famed Gold Coast mansions built in the early 20th century, and known around the globe, committed to celluloid in films like North By Northwest, Sabrina, Love Story, Age of Innocence, Arthur, Reversal of Fortune and The Go...
11/17/2013
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