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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
LONG ISLAND TOP PRODUCERS AT CHARLES RUTENBERG REALTYLarry and I are proud to share the news of our recent distinction as Top Producers at Charles Rutenberg Realty. This achievement is a testament to our dedication to providing exceptional service and achieving outstanding results for our valued Long Island clients. Thank you for your continued trust and support on this journey! Lawrence and Sheila AgranoffCell:631-805-4400
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
MILLS POND ESTATES JUST ASK LAWRENCE & SHEILAWill You Be Our Next Sale At Mills Pond Estates in St. James Long Island? Our goal is to provide you with first-class service, market knowledge, integrity and the personal attention that you deserve when you are buying a home or you are selling. We have earned our reputation through commitment to our clients and our proven track record of repeat clients and referrals. Reach out to us to discuss the next step. Are you now ready to buy a home or sell your St. James Long Island home? Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila AgranoffCell: 631-805-4400  
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
As we meet with different Long Island Real Estate clients, one thing is definitely on their minds. They want more outdoor time. They want more activities in their own backyards, with Endless Possibilities!Our clients are looking for outdoor living space as a desired feature. They want exterior lighting on their patios to relax in the evenings. Outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and firepits are popular. A screened-in porch is another asked for request.A Backyard Patio Has Endless Possibilities!When it's time for you to look for a North Shore Long Island backyard, with endless possibilities, call and work with Lawrence and Sheila Agranoff.Cell: 631-805-4400
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Some of you might know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout the entire month its encouraged to highlight and recognize the importance of mental health advocates, prevention organizations, and community members who educate, bring awareness and share resources to help individuals and families affected by mental health issues.   On May 5th, 2024 I had the pleasure and honor of preforming with SHAMAN, a band created by Steven Dee Harris at The Music Heals the Heart Fundraiser in Westbury, NY. This fundraiser is hosted every year in memory of Eric. C. Doll.All proceeds are donated to the Long Island American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Cope Foundation & the Eric C. Doll Calhoun High School Memorial Scholarship. If you'd like to donate, click on: https://tinyurl.c...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Located in Plainview Long Island, Villas In Nassau can be reached by Old Country Road East of Manetto Hill Road.  Opened in 1974, this All-Age community offers townhouse style living, plus ground level and upper-level condos. The townhouses have an attached garage, and the upper/lower condos have un-assigned parking spaces nearby.  Situated within the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District #4, The Villas in Nassau has amenities including the clubhouse, outdoor pool, tennis courts, basketball and play area. This pet friendly complex is surrounded by Palo Alto Drive, Santa Barbara Drive and Jad Court. Each unit has central air conditioning and electric heat. The lawns are maintained, and snow is removed. Owners: If you are ready to sell your Villas Condo or Townhouse, with the help of our...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
All Things Real Estate:  By Philip A Raices - April 15, 2024 0  Share  Tweet  Pin  Email  Share I have dealt with literally thousands of buyer and seller clients over the last 42-plus years, listening to their specific “needs and wants” in finding a purchaser for their homes and buyers in their search for their “next place to call home.” The one common denominator was the location, location and most importantly the school district. Even for those downsizing or who were empty nesters, the majority weren’t concerned or gave little thought to schools being of any importance.  I conveyed to them that the better the schools, the more stable the prices and potentially greater resale value. I have found and truly understand the importance of an excellent above-average education; the accompanyi...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Join Certified NY Feng Shui Master Laura Cerrano at the Bayville Free Library on Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 from 7-8PM for an insightful workshop on how Feng Shui principles can positively impact your wellbeing. Discover how your environment influences your mental and physical health and learn practical solutions for creating peace and harmony in your home and life. Bring an open mind, notebook, and curious questions for this FREE event sponsored by the library. Register at: Bayville Free Library NY Feng Shui Workshop with Laura CerranoDate and Location: Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 from 7PM - 8PM at Bayville Free Library, 34 School St Unit B, Bayville, NY 11709  
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
174 Berryhill Ct W. Hempstead asking $899,989; several bids & a bidding war ensued from my clients at the 1st OPEN HOUSE Going to Contract in< 7 days! We can do the same 4 yours, why wait, don't miss this incredibly "HOT MARKET" on Long Island, NY 4 your "next place to call home." Search Here: https://WWW.Li-RealEstate.ComCall Phil for a "FREE" 15-minute consultation @ Turn Key Real Estate: 1-888-355-1385
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Located in Plainview Long Island, Villas In Nassau can be reached by Old Country Road East of Manetto Hill Road.  Opened in 1974, this All-Age community offers townhouse style living, plus ground level and upper-level condos. The townhouses have an attached garage, and the upper/lower condos have un-assigned parking spaces nearby.  Situated within the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District #4, The Villas in Nassau has amenities including the clubhouse, outdoor pool, tennis courts, basketball and play area. This pet friendly complex is surrounded by Palo Alto Drive, Santa Barbara Drive and Jad Court. Each unit has central air conditioning and electric heat. The lawns are maintained, and snow is removed. Owners: If you are ready to sell your Villas Condo or Townhouse, with the help of our...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
Many Realtors went up to Albany on March 27-28.  This was our yearly pilgrimage and ritual to discuss and have a dialogue concerning proposals for new laws and regulations and their effect on real estate.  It was also the chance to explore current laws and ways to enhance and upgradethem for the current business environment in New York State.Their effect can be dramatic and costly for consumers and purchasers.  Laws that are enacted sometimes harm Realtors involved in the real estate industry in New York State.One of the major topics was the power that co-op boards have over purchasers, especially having to fill out an immense amount of paperwork providing a large amount of personal information. This is not a requirement when buying a condominium, townhouse, or HOA.As many as 1,500 page...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
Philip A Raices -April 8, 2024   In the current real estate market, purchasing a co-op has been challenged by the rules and regulations that go hand in hand with completing the required board application and successfully passing the interview. Acceptable income, credit, and debt-to-income ratios will go a long way in reaching that happy ending. However, all boards in Nassau County have no outside oversight and accountability, as Suffolk County does. When a board turns down an applicant there, the board must respond within 45 days to explain to the respective applicant the reason or reasons why. In Nassau, there aren’t regulations that provide feedback to the purchaser when they are turned down. This allows those few who may indiscriminately decide not to allow a buyer to purchase. Disc...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
 Share  Tweet  Pin  Email  Share If you haven’t seen or read the recent news, I will tell you the two colossal stories.  The National Association of Realtors settled its case with the Justice Department concerning the “supposed” fixing of commissions.  It was a whopping $418,000,000.  However, Berkshire Hathaway is the only brokerage that is appealing their case, as Warren Buffet has unlimited funds of $135 billion in cash and assets to pursue fight to prove his company’s innocence.Whereby, the ex-president penalty was considerably more.  He has to come up with 110% of the charges of $454 million by about March 25 or lose the opportunity to appeal his case!  However, we know what happened with that deadline as it was pushed out another 10 days.  It's quite remarkable, but quite normal ...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
It’s time to start thinking about the exterior of your home as we have been somewhat cooped up inside during the winter months and have longed for the warmer days ahead. But based on my gas bill, it’s been a fairly mild winter and it wasn’t as cold as one would have anticipated. Thanks to global warming, I appreciate it a lot. But not really! Does your lawn appear, gray and wishy-washy? Did you do your winter fertilization, as I suggested in a column last fall? Did you apply an anti-desiccant to your winter wind-prone and now slightly burned shrubbery, again as I suggested last fall? If you notice brown leaves on all your non-deciduous (trees and shrubs that do not lose their leaves or needles) plantings, it’s too late to do anything about it right now. However, you can begin to do a l...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
  By Philip A Raices - March 11, 202410,543 shares  It appears that we may have missed another real winter with milder weather, less than 7 inches of snow, far fewer broken pipes, and probably fewer accidents and broken bones from falling on black ice. However, property sales increased in January, due to unusually milder temperatures and almost non-existent snowfall, with slightly lower rates for those who were qualified for a mortgage depending on your income, credit, and debt/income ratios. Some still think that climate change isn’t real.  Oh really?  Just do your research and check the most recent severe “atmospheric river” that had provided excessive 8-10-plus inches of rainfall in California recently, and the 10-plus feet of snow that had piled up in the Sierra Nevada's 6,500 eleva...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
 February 23, 2024 Well, we are now into 2024 and interest rates have come down from the high of 8%+ in 2023, and now according to https://WWW.NerdWallet.com, 30-year fixed rates w/full doc loans are vacillating in and around 7%-7.9% APR depending on one’s income, credit and debt/income ratios as well as the lender. Fifteen-year rates w/full doc loans are hovering around a low of 6%+ APR.  Many of the expert economists are not 100% confident that they will go down and some even contemplate that they could even still increase, depending on the inflation numbers. One thing is for sure,  our government says inflation has increased and is hovering around 3.9% in February; affected mainly by consumer spending, supply-chain shortages, and I believe even unemployment.  Their numbers don’t con...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
Our Global Committee had an excellent networking and celebration on February 12, 2024, for the Lunar New Year, Year of the Dragon event @LOL Barbecue 66 Middle Neck Rd Great Neck NY  11021 (516) 708-1682.  This was the first time that I had ever eaten Korean Cuisine and was curious as to the different tastes and delicacies that they would offer.   It was set up to be a smorgasbord self-serve-styled venue.  What I discovered was so very tasty and well-presented cuisine.  The barbecue ribs, which I found out is what Korean food is known for as a specialty, were supreme.  The meat just rolled off the bone, just like excellent barbecue ribs.  There was the spicy and delicious string beans with some amazing sauce, that I couldn't get enough of.  They also had a popcorn-type chicken dish that...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
Part 2This is the second part of the column on my 2015 search as a Nassau County Realtor for a summer rental for a mystery client who wanted what at first appeared to be the impossible — a tub in the master bathroom.We kept looking high and low for that special place to call home for our well-heeled client and nothing was going to stop me.  In the meantime, our MLS auto-prospect search would identify any new listings regularly that would meet the criteria and would immediately send them out to the associate.In addition, my assistant Gloria literally made a multitude of calls to other offices, brokers, associate brokers, and agents over three weeks to see if they had any pocket listings that they would consider sharing that were not listed on the MLS system.  We kept striking out every d...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
Part IOn June 3, 2015, I received a call from a gentleman who was inquiring about assisting him in tracking down a rental for August for his client. His client was coming to New York for a project he was involved with, but he was clandestine and very secretive about the project. I thought maybe this was something illegal or possibly something dealing with the stock market or a financial project.Maybe it was like one of these Nigerian scams, where they have $20 million that they want you to deposit and I would get paid a percentage.  But then again, this person’s client was going to be living somewhere on Long Island, so I figured this wasn’t one of those scams, but I needed more of an explanation to understand the specifics.He continued to describe what his client needed.  A home, prefe...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
The Seasons at Seaford Long Island is a Community for those 62 and over. This Nassau County community consists of attached residences with upper or lower-level units, surrounded by Spring Drive. The residences are approximately 1,300 sq ft and have 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The lower levels have a basement, and the upper levels have a loft. Central air conditioning and gas heat can be found here. There is ample parking, but no garages.This community offers a clubhouse, heated pool, gym, card room, and social get-together. Owners: If you are ready to sell your condo at The Seasons in Seaford New York, please call Lawrence and Sheila Agranoff to get your residence Listed and Sold. Buyers: Condos do not become available often. If you are not working with other Agents, we can add you to our A...
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