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According to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, 40 homes sold in Port Washington in the first quarter of 2010 (11 in January, 16 in February, and 13 in March). The average listing price at the time of sale was $744,000 (compared to the original asking price of $774,000), and the average...
05/04/2010
This article was first published on the Port Washington Patch on January 28, 2010This is Part One in a weekly series on the many different neighborhoods of Port Washington.As a real estate agent, I've heard the question from buyers, "Where is the best place to live in Port Washington?" Well, of c...
03/10/2010
The seller pays the commission when you buy a house. Right? Wrong. The commission is paid out of the proceeds of the sale. And who is paying for the house? You, the buyer. When the listing agent lists a house, the commission is decided between the agent and the seller. The agent usually agrees to...
02/11/2010
If you are thinking of buying a house, now is the time to get serious. If you don't act soon, you will someday find yourself asking: "Why didn't I buy in 2010?" If you are a first-time buyer, or a current homeowner who meets certain requirements, there are generous tax credits available until the...
12/26/2009
The holiday season has begun. It seems to start a little earlier each year! There are many great things to do around town and here are just a few: Christmas Tree Lighting - At Blumenfeld Family Park on Main Street, Sunday December 6th at 4:30 pm. There is no cost to enjoy this event with a live n...
12/08/2009
The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce is compiling recipes from residents, restaurants, and businesses to be published in a community cookbook tentatively entitled A Taste of Port Washington. We invite you to participate in this exciting new project by sending in your favorite recipes. When the...
11/23/2009
Is it right time to sell? How do I do it? What happens during the sale process? All of these questions and more were answered at the Home Seller Seminar held on September 17th at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Port Washington. Five local experts spoke about their respective specialties and one...
10/05/2009
  Sandy Jo Becker Hyman / PortViews Photography will be the featured photographer at the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore (RSNS) on Plandome Road in Manhasset, from September 1 through the end of October. The show, "Let There Be Light," reflects Sandy's passion for how light plays o...
09/10/2009
The Sand Castle is not the most expensive home in Suffolk County currently listed for sale on the Long Island Multiple Listing Service (MLSLI). But considering that the most expensive is $32,000,000, the Sand Castle is a bargain at a mere $8,695,000 to $9,994,876. The 14,000 sq. ft. home was bui...
08/03/2009
There is so much to do this summer in Port Washington, NY. Here are just a few of the free events taking place this month: Manorhaven Beach Park - On July 24th at 7:15, see The New York Exceptions covering Rock n' Roll from the 50s to the 70s, and Sonny Geraci and the Outsiders, whose hits includ...
07/12/2009
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