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By Ronald Scaglia ocal real estate professionals advise sellers hoping to attract interest among buyers to mind their Ps if not their Qs – specifically price and photographs. According to Karen Newhouse, executive director of the Prudential Douglas Elliman office in Port Washington and Don Scanlon, president of the Long Island Board of Realtors and an owner/broker with Century 21 American Homes in Wantagh, most homebuyers begin their search by viewing real estate listings on the Internet. Both Newhouse and Scanlon agree that in order for a house to be given consideration by buyers, it is essential that the home be appropriately priced and marketed with well-taken photographs. Both of them said that homebuyers are extremely knowledgeable about current market conditions and aware of the appropri-

Since most homebuyers begin their home search on the Internet, quality photographs are essential in capturing consumer interest.

ate pricing levels in the housing market. “We have consistently shown, even in the markets that have been considered a challenge, when it’s priced right, it sells,” said Newhouse. Newhouse said that because of the Internet and public sources, buyers are more informed than ever about market conditions and the correct pricing levels for housing. Consequentially, they know a good value when it is presented and stay away from those homes that are overpriced, no matter how nice they might be. “You’re not there to impress the neighbors with how high your price is; you’re there to impress the buyers with your price,” said Scanlon. Scanlon spoke specifically of a property that he listed in which the owner overestimated the home’s value and was overpriccontinued on page 14R

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Opportunity knocks. Located in the desirable New Woods area, this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home offers 3 levels of easy living. Most upgrades within the last 10 years enable the lucky buyer to concentrate on their decorating skills. The country club setting with gorgeous IG-pool is perfect for summer alfresco entertaining. Near all amenities including beaches, shops, YMCA and transportation. SD #5. MLS# 2397692. $549,000.

Light, bright and inviting. Mint end unit with over 2,000 sq. ft. of generous living space. Lots of closets, garage, deck and fabulous exposure. Two blocks from LIRR, express bus to NYC, near shops and more. Priced to sell. SD #5. MLS# 2317946. $425,000.

Think summer. One-bedroom Co-Op with your own community pool. L-shaped living room, eat-in-kitchen, terrace and walk-in closets. Near all amenities including bus, train, parks, and shopping. Incredibly priced. SD #5. MLS# 2377640. $149,000.

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By Ronald Scaglia Because real estate values have declined significantly during the recent economic downturn, many homeowners are in the unenviable position of owing more money on their home mortgages than their home is currently worth. Those homeowners who have financed their homes before interest rates declined could not refinance and take advantage of the current historical lows in interest rates. However, there are now options available to help out those homeowners who find themselves in this situation. Restrictions have been eased so more homeowners can take advantage of the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), which is available through Making Home Affordable, an official program of the Departments of the Treasury and Housing and Urban Development. “It’s a great thing for homeowners who want to take advantage of historically low interest rates but haven’t been able to get a standard refinance because their homes had lost market value because of the economic downturn,” said Brad German, spokesperson for Freddie Mac. The HARP program was implemented to allow homeowners whose homes had decreased in market value the opportunity to

refinance their mortgages at a lower interest rate. Prior to the program, borrowers whose homes had decreased in value would have great difficulty in refinancing, as lenders simply would not grant a loan for more than a property was worth. Making the situation more financially disadvantageous for previous borrowers is that interest rates have also dropped sharply from about six percent to their current low rates of slightly below four percent causing homeowners to be hurt financially on both the principal and the interest as their interest costs are higher than those on mortgages today and the prices paid for those homes were considerably higher than current prices. For example, a 30-year mortgage for $300,000 at an interest rate of six percent would require a monthly payment of $1798.65 per month, simply for the principal and interest and not taking into account any other additions such as property taxes or insurance. The same mortgage at a rate of four percent would require a monthly payment of $1,432.25, a significant difference. “It’s not uncommon to hear of people saving a couple of hundreds per month with that kind of refinance,” said Andrew Wilson, Senior Manager for Corporate Communications with Fannie Mae. “It depends entirely on the individual loan and the rate they were at before, but certainly, many homeowners should refinance currently from where they were (and) can save a fairly significant amount every month on their payment.”

30-year Fixed-rate Mortgage Matches All-time Record Low

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reddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing average fixed mortgage rates starting the year at or near their all-time lows. The 30-year fixed averaged 3.91 percent matching its all-time record low amid recent data showing signs of improvement in the housing market and manufacturing industry. This marks the fifth consecutive week the 30-year fixed has averaged below 4.00 percent. “Fixed mortgage rates started the year a little lower this week just as recent data reports indicate the housing market and manufacturing industry are showing signs of improvement,” said Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist with Freddie Mac. “Pending existing home sales in November jumped 7.3 percent, nearly five times greater than the market consensus forecast, to its strongest pace since April 2010. In addition, construction spending rose 1.2 percent in November, supported by the residential sector, which exhibited its fourth consecutive monthly increase. Similarly, manufacturing expanded in De-

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cember at the fastest pace in six months.” According to the data for the week ending January 5, 2012: • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.91 percent with an average 0.8 point for the week down from the previous week when the average was 3.95 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year average was 4.77 percent. • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.23 percent with an average 0.8 point, down a week ago when it averaged 3.24 percent. A year ago at this time, the average was 4.13 percent. • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages averaged 2.86 percent, with an average 0.7 point, down from the previous week when the average was 2.88 percent. A year ago, the average was 3.75 percent. • 1-year Treasury-indexed adjustablerate mortgages averaged 2.8 percent with an average 0.6 point, up from the previous week when 2.78 percent was the average. At this time last year, the average was 3.24 percent.

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Pristinely maintained Townhouse in the gated community known as “The Knolls”. Open and spacious floor plan. Motivated owner. SD #1. MLS# 2433529. $679,000. Eileen Heimer, LAB, c.516.606.6077

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Picture perfect home in the heart of Locust Valley village offering a new kitchen and baths, central air, gleaming hardwood floors, attic and basement. Close to LIRR, golf, library, shops, restaurants and beaches. SD #3. MLS# 2455127. $449,000.

Spectacular Sea Cliff 1918 Cottage awaits you. Offering a private driveway, great yard, attic and basement, this adorable 1-bedroom, 1-bath gem is in the heart of the village and close to beach and parks. SD #1. MLS# 2424028. $299,000.

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Current Available Nassau Inventory - 8,827 Current Median Nassau List Price - $435,000

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Cute and cozy Cape featuring 4 bedrooms, 1-bath, private fenced yard and close proximity to the beach. Part of an adorable community, this freshly painted gem awaits its new owners. SD #6. MLS# 2450782. $389,000.

Welcome to this gorgeous vintage Colonial featuring European dĂŠcor with beautiful woodwork, built-ins and gleaming hardwood floors. Offering a granite kitchen and fully finished basement with its own entrance, this is truly a special home. SD #5. MLS# 2396004. $649,000.

Sprawling Split level in Central Homes area. Lovely mid-block location with new windows, siding and updated kitchen. Many upgrades include living room skylights and fireplace plus backyard deck and finished basement family room. Private landscaped yard, near schools, LIRR, shopping, beaches, golf and more. SD #5. MLS# 2417424. $449,000.

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Old Brookville, NY

Location, location, location. This lovely Colonial sits on over 1-acre of flat property on a quiet and serene cul-de-sac. Boasting large, sunlit rooms, this home awaits your decorations and finishing touches to make it your own. SD #1. MLS# 2439591. $988,000.

This immaculate piece of paradise welcomes you with gleaming hardwood floors and open, airy floor plan. Entertain in style in the gourmet granite kitchen, private den and beautifully landscaped yard. Offering a huge master suite and 3 more bedrooms this home is very special. SD #1. MLS# 2452998. $759,000.

Old Brookville invites you into this lovely, spacious Colonial sited on 2 glorious acres. Gleaming hardwood floors, in-ground pool, nature walk and a separate guest suite give this home its distinct character. SD #1. MLS# 2440286. $1,650,000.

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Sea Cliff, NY

Lovely Side-Hall Colonial offers soaring ceilings, sun-drenched rooms, hardwood floors and walls of glass. Offering chef ’s kitchen with breakfast room, 2 beautiful fireplaces and 2-room master suite plus 3 additional bedrooms, just 2 blocks to waterfront and near LIRR. Beach and mooring with association fee. SD #4. MLS# 2454481. $949,000.

This bright, sundrenched Colonial has classic Sea Cliff appeal. Located on a corner, it boasts a large yard, gleaming hardwood floors, an immaculate granite kitchen and more. Just hang your hat. SD #1. MLS# 2456403. $519,000.

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continued from page 2R Originally, the program was only available to those borrowers with a loan-to-value ratio (LTV) of no more than 1.25 who were refinancing into a fixed rate mortgage making it inaccessible to those whose properties had declined most precipitously. For those seeking to refinance into an adjustable rate mortgage, the LTV could be no higher than 1.05. To calculate an LTV, divide the amount of outstanding debt on the loan by the market value of the property. A LTV of 1.0 equates to a loan where the amount owed is exactly equal to the market value. A LTV of below 1 means that less is owed than the value of the property and a LTV of higher than 1.0 equates to the unfavorable situation of the amount still outstanding on a loan being greater than the current value of the property. However, beginning in December, the 1.25 LTV requirement for refinancing into a fixed mortgage was eliminated in order to make the program accessible to more borrowers. The 1.05 LTV for refinancing into an adjustable rate mortgage remains unchanged. In addition, by the middle of March, borrowers using the HARP program will be able to refinance with a different lender from their current lien holder. “FHA has suggested that if you can refinance borrowers who may be at a high LTV into a more stable loan or into a lower rate and a lower payment, that reduces some risk for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac of the loan going delinquent in the future,” said Andrew Wilson, senior manager for Corpo-

More borrowers who have little or no equity in their homes will be able to refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates because of an expansion in the HARP program.

rate Communications with Fannie Mae. “It benefits the homeowner. You can save money on your monthly payment to help out with your finances. You can prevent a future increase in your payment if your rate goes up and it’s an adjustable rate or in some cases you could reduce the term from 30 to 15 years so there’s various benefits that could accrue to the homeowner.” Additionally, borrowers will soon be able to refinance their mortgage with a different lender. Systems are being currently updated to allow current borrowers eligible for HARP, the option to refinance through a different lender, giving borrowers even more flexibility. “Today a borrower would have to go back to their current lender and only the current servicer would be able to help them,” said Steve Trayte, senior vice-president director of residential credit with New York Bancorp Mortgage Company, which is affiliated with The Roslyn Savings Bank.

“But in mid-march, it will be available for all originators whether they’re servicing the loan or not to start helping consumers with their refinance opportunities.” Those interested in taking advantage of the HARP program, first need to check on their eligibility. To be eligible, a borrower’s mortgage must be owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. While the majority of conventional mortgages are, mortgagees can check on this by logging on to www.freddiemac.com and www.fanniemae. com to see if either of those entities owns their mortgage. Both websites have a tool for this right on their home page. In addition, mortgagees must have no late payments of over 30 days in the past six months, and no more than one late payment of over 30 days in the past year. Since the program runs until the end of 2013, those who do not currently meet this requirement may still become eligible by making timely payments on their current mortgage before the program ex-

pires. Also, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac must have been sold the mortgage on or before May 31, 2009 and the current LTV must be greater than 0.8, although a mortgage with an LTV of less would likely be eligible for a traditional refinance and not require HARP. Additionally, the mortgage cannot have been refinanced under HARP previously unless it is a Fannie Mae loan that was refinanced under HARP from March-May, 2009. Mortgagees who believe they fall within these guidelines and wish to take advantage of the HARP program should contact their current lender, or may speak to another provider that they are interested in doing business with to make sure they are indeed eligible. “We would entertain such inquiries from current borrowers or even new customers to help try and figure out the eligibility of the product,” said Trayte. Trayte also added that he believes this a good program for those who are eligible. He stated that those who have a loan at a six percent interest rate, who are able to reduce this to four, will have cut their interest expense by a third. Furthermore, he explained that even those who are not having difficulty making their monthly mortgage payment should still consider taking advantage of the HARP program. Trayte explained that those who reduce their interest rate and still make the same payment would more quickly build up equity and by doing so, would be able to more quickly extricate themselves from the position of owing more on a home than its current market value. “It’s good on a number of fronts,” said Trayte, “If you can continue to make the same cash payment, what you’re doing then is you’re applying more to the principal, reducing what you owe versus the value to get yourself more in line with the current value of your home, much more quickly than the normal amortization would be and the advantage of that is it’s putting you in a position to sell your home.”

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Open House Sunday, January 15, 2:00 – 4:00pm 8 Bayside Drive, Plandome This spacious 5-bedroom, 3.5 baths Center Hall Colonial near the charming Field and Marine Club offers gracious living with today’s modern conveniences. Meticulously maintained, this home includes a spacious foyer, formal living room with wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, large eat-in kitchen with mudroom and laundry room. Enjoy beautiful winter waterviews from the oversized master suite as well as the additional four bedrooms on the second floor. Come see this exceptional home set in a special waterfront community. SD #6. MLS# 2457658. $2,675,000.

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ing the home. He said that when this home was overpriced, it was among the most expensive properties listed in that village and it received little attention from buyers. The house eventually sold when the owner agreed to reduce the price and bring it line with other properties being listed in that village. “You’re not going to impress the buyer with being the highest price,” said Scanlon. Because most buyers start their home search on the Internet, having quality photographs posted with the ad listing is a must according to both Newhouse and Scanlon. They concurred that a lack of pictures with a listing will most likely generate no interest. “Eighty percent are starting on the Internet and so if there are no pictures they are going to go right by it,” Newhouse said about house hunters. “Buyers just skip (listings without photographs),” said Scanlon. “If there’s no picture it better have an extremely compelling price.” While listing a home without pictures makes it extremely unlikely that the listing will receive much attention from buyers, listing a home with photographs that are not properly taken is just as detrimental to the selling effort. Once again, because most buyers begin their search for a home online, buyers are likely to skip over those homes that are listed with photographs which do not show why the house is compelling and instead focus on listings that have attractive photos. Scanlon said that one common mistake he sees is listings with photos of the interiors of the homes that show a view that is much too close. He said that doing so distorts the photo and makes the parts of the interior seem out of proportion. “Pictures should never be close up where people can see what’s in your dining room cabinet,” said Scanlon. Scanlon also advises that the photos show the interior to be bright and uncluttered. The photographs are so important, according to Scanlon, that his agency has someone specialize in taking the photographs in order to present the highest quality photo possible so as to enhance the presentation. Newhouse also said that high quality photos are of the utmost importance in order to get a listing noticed.

“Photography is most important,” said Newhouse. “We use professional photographers 99.9 percent of the time because an interior is not easy to be lit and shown off to its advantage.” Newhouse said that sellers should avoid subtle mistakes in the photographs that are posted online. As an example of these, she spoke off photographing a kitchen and also capturing the trash can in the image or taking a photograph of a bathroom and leaving the toilet seat up. Most importantly, she said it is imperative to look at the house as a buyer and capture images that show the house off. “There’s a lot of competition now so you want to attract the buyer by having good photography,” said Newhouse. In addition, Newhouse said that in order to generate the most interest in a home, sellers should keep the exterior well lit, neat and well maintained and have the lawns manicured. She also said that the interior should be kept neat and tidy and well-lit when being shown and that personal effects be put away as much as possible. “You’ve got to try and give it the most mass appeal,” said Newhouse. She also gave significant importance to staging – how the furnishings are arranged in the home. Newhouse said that her agency has even hired professional stagers, which the agency paid for in order give a home its best showing. In fact, Newhouse recalled a listing in her agency in which the home was not being sold. The agency hired a professional stager, and absorbed the cost rather than pass it on to the homeowner. Newhouse said the living room furniture was arranged in a L-pattern, which gave the appearance of a smaller living room. According to Newhouse, the next person to look at the home was taken by the home because the living room would be a nice large area for her child to play and wound up buying the home. “Staging can be very, very important and agents and brokers generally have an eye that can help but there is the professional stager who can also be involved,” said Newhouse. She also added that each home and situation is different so a stager might make vastly different changes in a home. For example, a stager might rearrange or remove furniture in one home to make it look bigger, while another home, particularly one that is vacant might actually call for furniture to be added to enhance its appeal.

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Open House, Sunday, January 15, 2012 – 1:00-3:00 32 Woodhollow Road, East Hills, NY Located in the Village of East Hills this unique home is a fabulous opportunity for a lucky purchaser. The main house features a step down paneled great room with brick floors, a brick wall fireplace and high beamed ceilings, large den with bar, formal sunny dining room, eat-in-kitchen, laundry room, bedroom and bath. Master bedroom with dressing room and bath plus 2 bedrooms and bath. Special separate building may be used as a private office with a waiting room. Set on over 1+ private acre. Must be seen to be appreciated. SD #3. MLS# 2457201. $1,095,000.

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owner can do that will recoup the investment By Ronald Scaglia in home improvements. He said the value of ith home prices having declined in recent years, some homehome improvements depreciates too quickly owners who were planning on for homeowners to get their investment back, moving have decided to delay the process let alone make a profit on the investment. until prices take an upswing. With that in “If you put $30,000 into a new kitchen, mind, these homeowners may decide to you’re not going to get $30,000 more for make improvements to make their homes your house because a year from now it’s more comfortable while also increasing not a brand new kitchen,” said Scanlon. the value of the home. Real estate profesInstead, Scanlon advises homeowners sionals, Karen Newhouse, executive diwho may be selling their homes in the not rector of the Prudential Douglas Elliman too distant future, that instead of putting office in Port Washington and Don Scanthings in, they should start taking things lon, president of the Long Island Board of out. He said the clutter could be a big Realtors and an owner/broker with Centudetriment for potential buyers as too many ry 21 American Homes in Wantagh, both objects can diminish a home’s look and say that, unfortunately, most expenses remake it appear smaller. Therefore, he adlated to home improvement will not invises that homeowners think about removcrease the value of a home enough so as ing those items – including furniture – that to recoup those expenses in the selling can fill up a home and lessen its appeal. price when the home is sold. “Get all the clutter out. You can have a “Actually, they’ve done a lot of studies beautiful kitchen but if its got all kinds of on this and there is nothing that will give junk and stuff all over the place it’s going “If there’s anything you can do that you’ll always get your money back – painting,” you the total investment back,” said Newto detract from the kitchen itself,” said said Don Scanlon, President of the Long Island Board of Realtors. “If you paint a house. “Not a new kitchen, not a new bath, Scanlon “Maintain the value of the properroom yourself for a hundred dollars, it brings it back automatically. There’s nothing not a new basement that’s finished. Nothty. Keep things in good repair and in clean, like a fresh coat of paint.” ing will give you back that total investment neat and in working order and get rid of over a period of one or two years.” the clutter. Start getting rid of the clutter,” However, Scanlon said there is one home improvement that is not very expensive and For those who feel that they must improve something to make their homes more comwill add enough value to the home to recoup that expense – a fresh coat of paint. fortable, Newhouse said that kitchens and baths are key spots in a home. She reiterated “If there’s anything you can do that you’ll always get your money back – painting,” that owners consider a generic look so as to not dissuade potential buyers if the home is said Scanlon. “If you paint a room yourself for a hundred dollars, it brings it back autoindeed put up for sale in the near future. matically. There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint.” “You don’t want a blue counter, for example, which people turn off on or something Newhouse advises that owners be selective when choosing colors for that fresh coat of like that,” said Newhouse. paint. She said that while one color may be well-suited to the current owner’s tastes, it “It’d might be nice but it might not be 100 percent to that buyer’s taste,” said Scanlon, might be displeasing to a potential buyer and discourage a sale. taking a similar view. “If you are painting, you’re going to make sure there are colors that are soothing to the For those who do go ahead with home improvements, Newhouse strongly recommends eye,” said Newhouse, who suggests that homeowners use tranquil colors when decorating that homeowners be especially vigilant about obtaining the proper permits and authorizations an interior. When decorating rooms such as kitchens and baths, she recommends colors and that everything is done in accordance with the local municipal code. She said that elecsuch as white, beige, or even a soft yellow, which she said gives rooms a sunny feeling. tric work that is deemed unsafe or a central air-conditioning unit which is installed too close “Color is very important. If you’re doing a bath, it should be a tranquil color,” said to someone else’s property are examples of issues which can forestall a sale and bring huge Newhouse. It shouldn’t be bright red tile because even though it’s very artistic, it might expenses to the seller, especially if the work has to be redone or removed altogether. turn somebody off. Someone who loves red could put red towels in a beige bath.” Lawyers are looking for that when you sell a property and you can cause yourself a lot Scanlon concurred that with the exception of painting, there is very little else that a homeof heartache if it’s not done properly,” said Newhouse.

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Dramatic sundrenched home with soaring ceilings and walls of glass, overlooking majestic, manicured grounds with IG-pool, hot tub and 3-car garage. Open den with wet bar and step-down living room with fireplace ideal for entertaining. Quiet cul-de-sac location. SD #15. MLS# 2440513. $1,995,000.

Indulge yourself with the lifestyle you deserve. Embraced by nature, this unique Colonial is located in the gated enclave of Lattingtown Ponds. Resting on professionally landscaped property, this exquisite home offers gorgeous granite kitchen, den with fireplace, library and a finished walk-out lower level. SD #5. MLS# 2428628. $1,699,000.

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Gracious Colonial set on 3 rolling acres with splendid water views. French doors from great room open to handsome patio. Five fireplaces add warmth and ambiance throughout the home. A tennis court, gunite pool and separate Cottage complete this offering. SD #6. MLS# 2116524. $1,799,000.

This village charmer features living room with fireplace open to the dining area and den with detail molding. A beautiful new kitchen leads to a deck overlooking yard and pool. The finished basement with full bath has a door to the yard. Truly turn-key. SD #3. MLS# 2398084. $599,000.

Move right in. Sundrenched home with large rooms, crown moldings, fireplace, custom made Wood Mode cabinets and 2-car garage. Deck off breakfast room overlooks large property with mature plantings. Close to town and transportation. Easy to convert back to 2-family. SD #5. MLS# 2253495. $549,000.

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Manhasset, NY New To Market This sun-filled Center Hall Colonial is set on a beautiful tree-lined street in the Village of Munsey Park and features a living room with fireplace, formal dining room and eat-in kitchen with adjacent family room overlooking fenced backyard. Lovely bedroom and full bath with separate entrance to the home completes the first floor. The master bedroom with bath is situated on the second level along with three additional bedrooms and full hall bath. SD #6. MLS# 2456281. $1,499,000.

Contact: Catherine Matteo

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de sac, this home offers the ultimate in both classic easy living and grand scale entertaining. This sun drenched designer showcase home has recently been fully renovated throughout. The home boasts a gourmet eat in kitchen with custom wood cabinetry, argentinean granite counter tops, top grade appliances, a sundrenched living room with floor to ceilings windows overlooking the inground pool and private wooded surroundings. The spacious rooms are excellent for formal dining or casual entertainment in the family and media areas. Laundry room and attached 2 car garage are conveniently located on the main floor. www.Elliman.com/2450216

ANGELA DOOLEY Licensed Salesperson 516.627.9260 office 516.315.7781 cell angela.dooley@elliman.com

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Located in the Heart of Soundview, this beautiful expanded Hi-Ranch consists of 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Large EIK, Large DR/LR and an enclosed Deck. Lower Level has a very Large Family Room which leads out to a Patio. In addition there is a 4th Bedroom, Bathroom, Laundry Room, Storage Room and CAC. MLS # 2399229 Asking $759,000

Charming CH home on 1/2 acre in FH, Port Washington with IG heated pool offers LR/fp,DR,kitchen,sunroom, Master Bdrm and bath on 1st plus 2 bdrms and 1 bath on 2nd. Gas Heat, CAC. Asking $1,100,000

Fantastic renovated 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Hi-Ranch. A great Family Rm. w/Fireplace, EIK, FDR, LR, In-Ground Pool, Patio. Near restaurants and town. MLS # 2416844 Priced at $810,000

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Beautiful PW Colonial set on deep property. Spacious rooms include Living Room w/Fireplace, Formal DR, EIK, Family Room, Master Bedroom Suite plus 3 additional Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, and Finished Basement. Has Beach & Mooring Association. MLS # 2381611 Offered at $1,139,000

Very spacious 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath split in Pool/Tennis community. Excellent condition, updated EIK and Baths, New Furnace, HW Heater, CAC, and Roof. HW floors throughout, convenient to highways and houses of worship. In prestigious Roslyn SD # 3. MLS # 2400825 Asking $818,000

Sparkling Cape has 4BRs, 2 Full Baths on 40x100. Many updates include Appliances, Bath, Windows. Gleaming HW Floors & New Carpets on 2nd Fl. Finished Basement with OSE. Close to transportation, Park & Pool. MLS # 2384472 Priced at $419,000

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Condo- 2 BR, 2 BA - Spectacular Top Floor Duplex. Vaulted Ceilings. Totally Renovated with Cherry Wood HW Floors and Kitchen Cabinets, with Granite Counters. Doorman Building. MLS # 2355024 Priced at $695,000

Very Spacious Corner Unit. Freshly Painted, Gleaming HW Floors, New Kitchen Cabinets/Countertops/Microwave. Full Size Washer/Dryer In Unit. Faces East & South. High Ceilings And Large Windows, Generous Closets, Convenient To Town & LIRR. Please Remove Shoes. MLS # 2440119 Priced at $208,000

CO-OP Diamond 2 Bedroom unit totally updated in Bayview Section with private entrance. New Granite Kitchen with Custom Cabinets, New Bath, Large LR, Master Bedroom with Walk-In Closet, Upgraded Electrical & HW throughout. Close to Parkways, Worship & Roslyn Schools. MLS # 2408154 Priced at $204,000.

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CO-OP, 2 BRs, 1 Full Updated Bath Garden Plaza. Large Corner, Ground Floor Unit. All Updated Kitchen and Appliances, Gleaming HW Floors, Crown Molding, Best Location, Roslyn Schools. MLS # 2378736 Priced at $215,000

CO-OP Mint 2 BR First Floor Unit. Spacious Rooms, Large Closets, Gleaming HW Floors, New Kitchen Appliances, Fresh Paint. Parking arranged through Roslyn Village Hall. Convenient to LIRR. MLS # 2422329 Priced $159,900

Beautiful 2 BR Corner Unit w/private entrance. Many updates including kitchen w/granite countertops. Tiled bathroom, French doors, crown moldings, hi-hats and light fixtures. Mstr BR w/double closet, plus other generous closets. Hardwood floors throughout. MLS# 2423284 Priced at $195,000

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From January 1, 2011 thru December 31st, 2011, 174 Manhasset properties and 210 Port Washington properties closed. (Statistics provided by Multiple Listing Services of Long Island.)

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