Port Washington, NY Real Estate News

By Diane Schubach
(Laffey Fine Homes)
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 include "Time Won't Let Me" and "Precious and Few." Town Dock - On July 26th, don't miss Cinema on The Bay showing Jaws at 9:00 pm. We're going to need a bigger boat. Town Dock - The Port Washington Farmer's Market is open for the season on Saturdays from 8:00 am to noon. They feature fresh produce, goat cheese, honey, baked goods, and more. Start the day with their market muffins, scones, and coffee. Visit their website for more information. Port Washington Public Library - Check the website for thei...
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By Diane Schubach
(Laffey Fine Homes)
Harborfest, Port Washington's Annual Celebration of the town's Nautical Heritage, was held at the town dock at lower Main St. on June 7. There was Art in the Park and Nautical Museum Exhibit, entertainment, food, farmer's market, crafts, jewelry, Chamber of Commerce booths, fun park, cruises, horse show, trolley rides, kayaking, stage coach rides, and so much more.Here are a few pictures from that day. This is just one example of the great community events available in our town!
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By Diane Schubach
(Laffey Fine Homes)
According to the Listingbook database, 12 homes sold in Port during April at an average price of $678,542 (compared to 8 homes sold at an average price of $809,500 in March). (In Nassau County, the March 2009 average sale price of a home rose to about $470,000 compared to just over $450,000 in February.) Port sellers received an average of 91% of their original asking price (it was 88.8% in March). The average number of days on the market for homes sold in April was 166 days (119 days for those sold in March).   29 N. Plandome Rd. sold for $400,000   30 Beacon Hill Rd. sold for $1,100,000   There are currently 197 homes for sale in Port and 59 pending sale. Nassau County saw a slight rise in the average sale price, but I believe that the trend will still be downward generally. In Port, ...
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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)
HARBOR VIEW is located in Port Washington Long Island and is a luxury 55 and over active retirement community in Nassau County. Built in 2004 Harbor View has many amenities including a clubhouse, a large fitness center, card rooms, craft room, library, indoor and  outdoor pools, and a secure 24 hour gatehouse. Harbor View is located on Long Island's North Shore, and is adjacent to the public Harbor Links golf course. CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING! Let LAWRENCE AND SHEILA AGRANOFF help you with your Real Estate goals at Harbor View in Port Washington, or any other home or condo on the North Shore of Long Island. Please call 631-805-4400 (c) SEARCH HERE FOR LONG ISLAND CONDOS All content, including text, may not be used without the expressed written permission of the authors. All information i...
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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)
HARBOR VIEW is a luxury active 55 and over community located in Nassau County, and Port Washington New York.At Harbor View you are greeted at the gatehouse with 24 hour security. Built in 2004, Harbor View has different floor plans and housing. The 6 story Mid-Rise Building is a condo with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. The Villas, Townhouses, and Stand Alone single family residences are run by a Homeowner's Association.  Harbor View at Port Washington includes a clubhouse by the outdoor pool, a cafe that opens during pool season,  a large fitness center, card rooms, craft room, library, and indoor pool. Harbor View also has a courtesy bus service to the Long Island Railroad and Town for its homeowners.  Located on the Gold Coast of Long Island's North Shore and according to public records for the...
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By Diane Schubach
(Laffey Fine Homes)
The Stables, Sands Point Preserve, 135A Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY Hooves for Hope is an equine-assisted program designed to help children with autism. It is the brainchild of Sonny Garguilo, who experienced a tragedy in his own life with the death of a sister, and so he decided to dedicate his life to making a difference in the lives of parents and children struggling with the challenges of autism.Participation in the program gives children the opportunity to experience an organized and predictable environment, as well as allowing them to benefit from what Sonny believes is the magical relationship between humans and horses. The horses are trained to be gentle, safe, and quiet, and the programs are designed to provide an opportunity for the children to gain social skills geared t...
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By Diane Schubach
(Laffey Fine Homes)
Thomas Dodge House, 58 Harbor Road The Thomas Dodge House (a Town of North Hempstead Historic Landmark and listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places) is thought to be the oldest house still standing in the Port Washington area (c. 1721). Thomas Dodge built the house after migrating to Cow Neck from Block Island in 1718. Seven generations of the Dodge family lived in the house. The house has changed little since its construction. There are several other structures on the property including a horse barn, vegetable garden, chicken coop, and a vintage outhouse.The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society opened the historic house to the public as a museum in 1993. Since that time, the Society has been actively restoring the grounds and the house and developing the Museum's ...
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The latest additions to the series of books by Arcadia Publishing called Images of America will be available July 27th. Port Washington and Roslyn are included in the new additions.The Port Washington version is authored by Port resident Elly Shodell. She has been director of the oral history program at the Port Washington Public Library since 1983, and she is the recipient of the 1999 Forrest C. Pogue Award in Oral History. The Port Washington Public Library has been documenting Port's transformations since 1982, through its collection of more than 30,000 photographic prints, negatives, and slides. Arcadia Publishing is best known for its popular Images of America series, which chronicles the history of communities from Bangor, Maine, to Manhattan Beach, California. With more than two...
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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)
Harbor View Mid-RiseHarbor View is a luxury 55 and over active adult community in Port Washington Long Island. This 55+ active retirement community is one of the more elegant communities in Nassau County. Harborview was built in 2002. There is a 24 hour secure gated entry. It offers different home plans that include detached homes, semi-attached villas, attached townhouses and a luxury mid-rise building with underground parking and 24 hour doorman. Harbor View can be reached by Old Northern Blvd and Fairway Road, adjacent to The Harbor Links Golf Club. There is a Community Center, indoor and outdoor pools, exercise room,  and 24 hour concierge.   Call for current pricing! LAWRENCE AND SHEILA AGRANOFF can sell you a luxury residence in Harbor View at Port Washington, or any other 55 and ...
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By Diane Schubach
(Laffey Fine Homes)
According to the Listingbook database, 8 homes sold in Port during March at an average price of $809,500 (compared to 7 homes sold at an average price of $595,000 in February). (In Nassau County, the February 2009 average sale price of a home fell to just over $450,000 compared to just under $500,000 in January.) Port sellers received an average of 88.8% of their original asking price (it was 93% in February). The average days on the market for homes sold in March was 119 days (94 days for those sold in February).   7-9 Mill Pond Road sold for $573,000    86a Bayview Ave. sold for $1,100,000 There are currently 163 homes for sale in Port and 36 pending sale. Although the prices of homes sold in March in Port rose, Nassau County saw a big dip in the average sale price. In Port, homes sta...
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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)
 Looking for a luxury 55 and over community in Nasssau County Long Island? Well, Harbor View in Port Washington may be what you're looking for. This 55 and over active adult luxury community is one of the more elegant communities on The North Shore of Long Island. Harborview is was built in 2002. This is a  24 hour guard gated active senior retirement community that offers several home styles including detached homes, semi-attached villas, attached townhouses and a beautiful 6 story mid-rise building. Harbor View is located near Old Northern Blvd and Fairway Road, adjacent to The Harbor Links Golf Club. A Community Center, indoor and outdoor pools, exercise room,  and 24 hour concierge is offered here.   At the mid-rise there is also a doorman, and underground parking with elevators to ...
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Traditionally, individuals have been permitted to deduct mortgage interest paid on mortgages up to $1 million for a principal residence and one additional residence. In addition, mortgage interest on up to $100,000 of debt on home equity loans or lines of credit also qualifies for the deduction. The National Association of Realtors is concerned about the planned provision in the 2010 budget plan, reducing the rate at which some taxpayers would benefit from this deduction. Families whose income is $250,000 ($200,000 for singles) will only be able to reduce their liability by 28 cents on the dollar instead of up to 35 cents. (Charitable contributions and local taxes are also included in the reduction.) The administration hopes to raise $318 billion over the next 10 years with this change,...
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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)
On Long Island, Mills Pond Acres is a luxury 62 and over active adult community in Port Washington New York and North Shore Nassau County. Mills Pond Acres is located off Port Washington Blvd and Harbor Road. It provides free bus service to Port Washington Village for your convenience and to the Port Washington Train Station. There were several designs built at this active retirement community of Mills Pond Acres including some 2 story units, and there are also one level condos.   CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING 631-805-4400 (c) If you are interested in purchasing an available condo townhouse at Mills Pond Acres, or any other Long Island community, please call 631-805-4400 (c). We Know Long Island Condos! Lawrence & Sheila AgranoffCell: 631-805-4400 SEARCH HERE FOR LONG ISLAND CONDOS    
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By Diane Schubach
(Laffey Fine Homes)
According to the Listingbook database, 7 homes sold in Port Washington during February at an average price of $595,000 (compared to 3 homes sold at an average price of $683,000 in January). (In Nassau County, the January 2009 average sale price of a home fell to just under $500,000 compared to just under $525,000 in December.) Port sellers received an average of 93% of their original asking price (it was 87% in January). The average days on the market for homes sold in February was 94 days (118 days for those sold in January). 12 Maple St. sold for $375,000 17 Henderson Ave. sold for $898,000 There are currently 38 homes pending sale. Port home prices continue to come down, and Nassau County home prices fell also after a slight rise in January. Note that Port sellers in February receive...
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By Diane Schubach
(Laffey Fine Homes)
The Polar Plunge will take place on February 28, 2009 at North Hempstead Beach Park, NY (formerly Bar Beach). Registration begins at 9:00 am and the plunge is at noon. The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics in the state. Its purpose is to raise funds to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In 2008, they raised over $220,000, and in seven plunges that took place in the 2007-2008 Plunge Season, more than $600,000 was raised! Help them reach their goal of $1 million in the 2008-2009 Plunge Season. Visit the Plunge web page to be a sponsor. This event sounds like great fun, so mark your calendar. For more information contact Rebecca Kel...
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By Diane Schubach
(Laffey Fine Homes)
According to the Listingbook database, 3 homes sold in Port during January at an average price of $683,000 (compared to 12 homes sold at an average price of $752,000 in December). (In Nassau County, the December 2008 average sale price of a home rose to about $525,000 compared to just under $500,000 in November.) Port sellers received an average of 87% of their original asking price (it was 90% in December). The average days on the market for homes sold in January was 118 days (158 days for those sold in December). 10 Driftwood Dr. sold for $600,000   1460 Middle Neck Rd. sold for $735,000 Because so few houses sold in January, it's difficult to comment on any trends. For what it's worth, Port homes seem to be coming down while Nassau County homes are slightly rising. Note that sellers ...
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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)
One Toms Point is a non-age restricted Co-op in Port Washington Long Island's Nassau County. One Tom Point is conveniently located near the Port Washington train station which is only approximately a 25 minute ride into New York City. Included in the common maintenance charges at One Toms Point is the heat, taxes, water and parking. Students living at One Toms Point attend the Port Wshington School District #4. There is an outdoor pool, storage and laundry facilities and cats are allowed. Public records shows that in 2008, co-ops at 1 Toms Point sold between 236,000 to 435,000. LAWRENCE AND SHEILA AGRANOFF can sell you a Co-op in One Toms Point or any other community on The North Shore of Long Island, when available We can be reached at our cell 631-805-4400. SEARCH HERE FOR LONG ISLAND...
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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)
HARBOR VIEW AT PORT WASHINGTON LONG ISLAND          There's a lovely 55 and over condo/townhouse community on The North Shore of Long Island called HARBOR VIEW in Port Washington Long Island. Harbor View is a 24 hour gated active adult condo with detached villa homes, attached townhouses, and a mid-rise 6 story building.Harborview is adjacant to the Harbor Links Golf Club.  Harbor View in Port Washington was built in 2002 and offers a Clubhouse, a fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools, and full-time concierge. There is a courtesy bus that transports you to town and to the Port Washington Railroad Station.Harbor View is a pet friendly neighborhood. There is an indoor garage under the mid-rise building with also a wheelchair ramp and handicap parking.Please call our Cell: 631-805-4400 for ...
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Property tax relief is on the way for strapped homeowners in Nassau County. In addition to a proposed 4% statewide cap on increases by Gov. Paterson, Thomas R. Suozzi, County Executive, has announced a new assessor and ordered a top to bottom review of the assessment system. Assessments have been reduced across the board for almost all of Nassau County residents. Notices of Tentative Assessed Value for 2010-11 will be mailed soon, and reductions will average 17%.If you still believe that your home has not been assessed correctly, you are entitled to apply for a review. You do not have to pay for this. You may have received letters in the mail from services offering to do this for you, but they charge a hefty fee. Nassau County, via the Assessment Review Commission (ARC), has made it eas...
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By Diane Schubach
(Laffey Fine Homes)
According to the Listingbook database, 12 homes sold in Port during December at an average price of $752,00 (compared to 5 homes at an average price of $719,500 in November). (In Nassau County, the December 2008 average sale price is not yet available on the MLSLI website; the average sale price of a home in November was just under $500,000.) Port sellers received an average of 90% of their original asking price (it was 93% in November). The average days on the market for homes sold in December was 158 days (184 days for those sold in November). 30 Richards Road sold for $1,275,500 24 S. Marwood Road sold for $400,000 There are currently 26 homes pending sale and there are another 127 properties for sale in Port. I cannot establish a trend with only two months of data, but the increase ...
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