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AFP Sixty One Corp:

37 Middle Neck Road

Great Neck, NY

RETAIL/RESTAURANT OPPORTUNITY As NEW Owner, we are pleased to offer 37 Middle Neck Road. Area Ground Floor: 809 sf

Term Negotiable

*Full basement

Electric Direct

Rent Upon request

Gas Direct

Possession Arranged

41 Middle Neck Road

Great Neck, NY

RETAIL/RESTAURANT OPPORTUNITY As NEW Owner, we are pleased to offer 41 Middle Neck Road. Area Ground Floor: 2,100 sf

Term Negotiable

*Full basement

Electric Direct

Rent Upon request

Gas Direct

Possession Arranged

For additional information contact Owner: 516-466-6464

Neighboring Tenants: Starbucks Coffee Kron Chocolatiers Subway 16 Handles Pinkberry Haagen Dazs Gino’s Pizzeria Jewels by Vigi Chipotle

Cheeburger Cheeburger Bare Burger Verizon Wireless Radio Shack United Floral CVS Camp and Campus

All information is from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors or omissions of any magnitude. Withdrawal from market, or change in terms, all without notice.

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Comments * One block from train station (LIRR) * Employee parking in rear of store. * Full usable basement. * Excellent location and visibility. * On-street metered parking with two municipal lots within 2 blocks.


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As Personal As Palatial The Estates at Green Fields is the height of Gold Coast living By KrisTin CACCHioLi

editorial@antonnews.com The Estates at Green Fields in Old Brookville is a private development in the heart of Long Island’s Gold Coast. With palatial homes offering the finest architecture and state-ofthe-art amenities in a one-of-a-kind setting, it is no wonder The Estates has been described as “unique, private and beautiful.” In this 16-parcel development, the homes are sited on three- to four-and-a-half-acre parcels. Six homes are remaining; 10 have been sold.

Raymond Hakimian, developer and builder at Mashady Development Corp., said that everything about this development is designed and built to ensure a picture-perfect country look and a gorgeous drive for families as they approach the homes. “The landlocked area gives homeowners a sense of privacy, as well as prestige,” said Hakimian. “There is one way in and one way out. You’re sitting on your own pedestal, but at the same time you are not miles apart from other families in the area.” Located in one of the most affluent areas

of Long Island, The Estates, which is being offered by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, is within convenient range of golf clubs, cultural attractions, fine-dining restaurants, private schools, beaches and couture shopping. The demographics at The Estates are as diverse and unique as the homeowners themselves, with the development catering to any family, couple or single person looking to live in a luxurious, technologically advanced area.

see PALATiAL on page 4

danielgale.com

Sands Point, NY

On over 19 acres of breathtaking property with panoramic water views of glorious sunsets and the city skyline, 628 ft. of waterfront, 400 ft. dock, brick Manor home, 2 guest cottages, brick barn with slate roof, pool, tennis and running track create a rare investment opportunity. SD #4. MLS# 2473243. $18,800,000.

Manhasset, NY

Set on a magnificent lush acre on one of the most treasured streets in Manhasset, this pristine Colonial boasts the finest quality detailing and craftsmanship, exuding casual elegance throughout. The grand interior living space flows seamlessly to the outdoor entertaining space which includes 20 x 50 ft. pool, cabana and summer kitchen. SD #6. MLS# 2555555. $4,788,000.

Yvonne J. (Bonnie) Doran

Licensed Associate Broker Gold Circle of Excellence Manhasset Office 364 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 516.627.4440 ext.222, c.516.729.5663 bonniedoran@danielgale.com

It takes experience, commitment and passion to succeed.

Each office is independently owned and operated. We are pledged to provide equal opportunity for housing to any prospective customer or client, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

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“We have young families and families with older children. We have kids as young as three and as old as late 20s,” said Hakimian. “We have stockbrokers, developers and families with their own businesses. That’s the beauty of this development; there is a wide range of wonderful, wonderful people.” Homeowners have the freedom to design their homes any way they choose. “This isn’t a cookie-cutter community with only one, two or three designs from which to choose,” explained Hakimian. “Every single house is different in layout and design. That’s what makes it special.” Under the direction of Mashady Development

Corp., master developers, architects and civil engineers, the homes are built within eight to 10 months in an organized, timely manner with forethought on the hundreds of facets of each house. “Every detail is carefully examined during construction and involves intricacies that not every architect can manage,” said Hakimian. “Everything flows nicely and together, making a beautiful home.” With 6,500 to 11,000 square feet of living space, the homes have six to seven bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths. But the ultimate decision is totally up to you. A chef’s kitchen? It will be created to your specifications. Entertaining spaces? Both formal and casual as you require. A home movie theater? As you wish. A wine cellar? Of course.

State-of-the-art television screens, spa baths and numerous fireplaces are other bespoke elements. Fully paneled libraries can be customized with bookshelves built in according to your requirements. In fact, if an eight-car garage is a musthave, The Estates can accommodate you. Among the cutting-edge systems in these homes are two high-efficiency boilers, which can save homeowners 30 percent on utility bills, according to Hakimian. They save energy by running simultaneously, and in the rare event that a boiler breaks down while the homeowner is away, an alert message is sent. To learn more about this outstanding development and to schedule a visit, contact Roberta Feuerstein or Patricia Pascullo at 516-364-2505.

NEW TO THE MARKET FLOWER HILL GEM! Move right into this charming 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Walter Uhl Center Hall colonial boasting beautiful old world charm and luxurious spacious living set on lush ¾ acre. The marble entrance foyer leads to an elegant Living Room with a wood-burning fireplace. The perfect open layout offers a fabulous totally remodeled state-of-the-art kitchen opening to the banquet sized Dining area and fabulous Great Room with gas fireplace. There is a Butler’s Pantry with wine cooler, a home office and two powder rooms. A corner brick fireplace and book shelf wall to a back staircase complete the first floor. The Main staircase leads to Master suite with bath and oversized second floor deck plus three additional bedrooms, 2 full baths and laundry. Full finished basement, CAC, New Roof and In-ground pool. Salem Elementary SD#4 $1,799,000

Gale Keenan Lic. Associate Broker Cell (516) 353-8800 gelekeenan@gmail.com

124 Plandome Rd. Manhasset (516) 627-9360 (516) 353-8800

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The Spring Market Is Heating Up... And So Are We!

PORT WASHINGTON ESTATES - $918,000 GAVIN PIKE - 516-993-0800

BAXTER ESTATES - 899,000 CAROLINE KOSLOFF - 516-643-5676

MILL POND ACRES - $848,000 MARCIE ZACK - 516-526-9365 KATHY CHRISTIE - 516-551-3626

SOUNDVIEW - $819,000 EDITH E. KATZ - 516-639-1172

BEACON HILL COLONY - $659,000 GAVIN PIKE - 516-993-0800

DRIFTWOOD HARBOR - $649,000 KATHY CHRISTIE - 516-551-3626

PORT WASHINGTON - $595,000 JEFF STONE - 917-741-8294

SALEM - $579,000 EDITH E. KATZ - 516-639-1172

MANHASSET ISLE - $510,000 JEFF STONE - 917-741-8294 DONNA QUINN - 516-250-2627

Call our TEAM to sell your home! or portwashington@laffey.com

If your home is currently listed with another broker, this is not meant as a solicitation of that listing. All figures approximate. All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable. No representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and it is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental, comission or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice.

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so Many Agents … Everybody wants to sell your house, but not everyone should By AnDy neWMAn

anewman@antonnews.com

Zero In: Determining who will be the best choice to list your house requires asking serious questions about the agent, the market and your house.

You’ve decided to sell your house, you’ve made a few calls to real estate agencies, and you may have mentioned your intentions to friends, neighbors and family. All of a sudden, you’re inundated with requests from numerous agents interested in helping you sell your house. So how does a homeowner go about choosing that one agent who’s going to yield the best possible price in the shortest amount of time, when there are so many (thousands) of practicing real estate professionals throughout Long Island? It’s a daunting task, to say the least, but there are several steps that every homeowner can take to ease what is often an emotional process, according to Deirdre O’Connell, General Sales Manager and Senior Vice President at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty in Manhasset.

“When you’re looking to list your house, you want someone who’s the most knowledgeable about the local market,” she said. “Ask them, ‘What have you listed, what have you sold?’ Pick someone who’s the best at their game. Different homeowners have different needs. You have to respect each other. Pick an agent that you know you can work with.” “You should look at firms that can give your property the best exposure,” O’Connell continued. “Some firms don’t have the capacity to bring the property to many of the popular websites. Over 90 percent of today’s buyers start their search on the Internet. Avoid an agent who isn’t affiliated with a respected company that will bring your house to all websites. We live in a visual age. Photography is so very important so you want a firm that will also offer professional photography.”

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MANHATTAN | BROOKLYN | QUEENS | LONG ISLAND | THE HAMPTONS | THE NORTH FORK | RIVERDALE | WESTCHESTER/PUTNAM | FLORIDA

GRAND MANOR MASTERPIECE

GRACIOUS DETAILS

Manhasset | $4,175,000 Stunning 6-bedroom Flower Hill Tudor combines Old World elegance with state-of-the-art amenities on 1 acre of lush property. Exquisite details including imported English conservatory. Web# 255583. Traci Conway Clinton, VP 516.627.2800 | 516.857.0987

Manhasset | $3,900,000 Amenities abound in this 5,400 square foot all-brick slate-roofed 6-bedroom, 6.5-bath, 3-fireplace Flower Hill Center Hall Colonial. School District #6. Web# 2527548. Connie Liappas, LAB 516.319.3274 Annie Wang, LSA 516.225.5150

STEPS TO BEACH

STONE HILL

UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE

AN ELEGANT RESIDENCE

4+ACRE WHEATLEY SCHOOLS

GATED LUXURY IN MANHASSET

Manhasset | $4,995,000 | Renovated 1943 grand 5-bedroom Center Hall Colonial with luxury-size appointed rooms, sits majestically on 1 acre with gunite pool and cabana. Prime Elderfields location. Web# 2557973. Traci Conway Clinton, VP 516.627.2800 | 516.857.0987

Sands Point | $3,195,000 | Sun-drenched 6-bedroom home with grand principal rooms overlooking 2+ glorious acres with Japanese gardens, pool and tennis. Expansive lower level. Access to creek. Perfection! Jill Berman, LSA 516.944.2852

Sands Point | $2,750,000 | 7-bedroom, 5.5-bath noble brick Center Hall Colonial on 1.5+acres features classic architecture and a generous array of spacious rooms, comprising 5,800+ square feet of living space. Web# 2556346. Maggie Keats, LAB 516.449.7598

Manhasset | $3,175,000 | Expansive courtyard leads to dramatic 2-story entrance. Living room/dining room, sunlit eat-in kitchen, library, family room with fireplace. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 2 half baths. Web# 2525832. Mary Ann Jacobi, LAB 516.944.2845

Old Westbury | $2,275,000 | Create your dream home from existing Colonial. Sun-filled kitchen and great room open to patio, pool and har-tru tennis court. North/South exposure. Accessible to all. Web# 2525840. Peggy Carillo, GRI/LAB 516.945.0255 | 516.984.1115

Manhasset | $2,999,000 | Super high tech 5,210 square foot, 5-bedroom, 4.55-bath, 2-fireplace Colonial on a park-like acre with gated 20 by 40 heated pool, outdoor barbecue and 4-car garage. School District #4. Web# 2557650. Connie Liappas, LAB 516.319.3274

Manhasset | $2,185,000 | Outstanding 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home. Most sought-after lot in development. Unrivaled clubhouse: indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, gym, playground, 24-hour security, 28 minutes to NYC. Web# 2556117. Diane Calderone, LSA 516.459.1814

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© 2013 Douglas Elliman Real Estate. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While, this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Equal Housing Opportunity.

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SERENE PLANDOME SETTING

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LONG ISLAND

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THE HAMPTONS

STRATHMORE GEM

Manhasset | $1,875,000 | 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Completely renovated and expanded in 2006 with exquisite details and the finest of materials. Wine cellar and in-line gas barbecue with full work station. Web# 2561290.Irene (Renee) Rallis, LAB 516.241.9848

GORGEOUS POST MODERN COLONIAL

Open House | Sunday, March 17th 11:30 am -1:30 pm 25 Willets Lane, Plandome | $1,995,000 | Charming 4-bedroom brick and shingled Center Hall Colonial in Plandome on .33 acre. Incredible waterviews. Web# 2526256. Traci Conway Clinton, VP 516.627.2800 | 516.857.0987

BETTER THAN NEW

TUSCAN VILLA

IF A LOCATION COULD SING

SET ON TWO BEAUTIFUL ACRES

SPRUCE POND

SIMPLY SPECTACULAR

Manhasset | $1,459,000 | Beautifully renovated brick Colonial in South Strathmore with classic style throughout and incredible craftsmanship. Master ensuite, plus 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Move-in ready. Web# 2551057. Chris Pappas, LSA 516.659.6508

Old Westbury | $1,199,000 | 5-bedroom, 4.55-bath Colonial located in desirable area on 2 flat beautifully landscaped acres featuring a gunite in-ground pool and 5 garages with hydraulic lift. Web# 2555959. Sue Butner, LSA 516.364.2057

Glen Cove | $1,380,000 | Enjoy summer in a sparkling pool. Built in 2005 with quality interiors, supreme kitchen with Wolf range and luxurious master and spa bath. Oversized private setting. Call to view. Web# 2556575. Ludmilla Stanco, LAB 516.426.9536

Manhasset | $1,075,000 | Chic, airy 2,400 square foot 3-4 bedroom, 2.5-bath home offers open layout and coveted direct frontage on pond with deck from living room and balcony from master bedroom. Community amenities include pool and tennis. Web# 2558500. Maggie Keats, LAB 516.449.7598

Dix Hills | $1,695,000 | Set on 1.24 acres, 5-bedroom, 4.55-bath custom brick Colonial with open floorplan, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with top-of-theline appliances and butler’s pantry. Web# *1154076. Madeleine Camay, LSA 631.499.9191

Oyster Bay Cove | $1,299,000 | Spectacular sycamore allee` to 5-bedroom brick contemporary on 2+ acres with pool. Vaulted skylit home, first floor master suite, gas cooking and heating. Web# 2550726. Peggy Carillo, GRI/LAB 516.945.0255 | 516.984.1115

Port Washington | $1,015,000 | Exquisitely remodeled 4-bedroom Colonial on oversized property. Uncompromising attention to detail and craftsmanship. Stunning kitchen/den and master suite. Every amenity. Web# 2560638. Jill Berman, LSA 516.944.2852

TALENT, TECHNOLOGY & A NETWORK OF 3,800 REAL ESTATE AGENTS. PUT THE POWER OF ELLIMAN TO WORK FOR YOU. © 2013 Douglas Elliman Real Estate. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While, this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information, including, but not limited to square footage, room count, number of bedrooms and the school Equal Housing Opportunity. district in property listings are deemed reliable, but should be verified by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert. 93373


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RIVERDALE

SUMMIT HIGHPOINT

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WESTCHESTER/PUTNAM

ESTATE I CONDO - BELLAIRE UNIT

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NEW TO THE MARKET

Roslyn / North Hills | $895,000 Gated Townhouse end unit with outstanding park views in cul-de-sac. All redone with outstanding master suite and gourmet eat-in kitchen. Roslyn School District. Web# 2559709. Mollie Grossman, LAB 516.629.2221

Manhasset | $850,000 | Updated corner unit with private yard on cul-de-sac. 24-hour gated security, clubhouse, pool, 3 tennis courts, parking and free bus at Christopher Morley to LIRR. Web# 2520250. Dorothy Waxman, LAB 516.361.0605

SOUNDVIEW 5-BEDROOM, 3.5-BATH

NEW TO THE MARKET

BEAUTIFUL CAPE

A MUST-SEE – BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL

ATTRACTIVE PRICE

EXCLUSIVE ESTATE AREA

Port Washington | $789,000 | Quiet residential area. Large eat-in kitchen, great room, living room, master bedroom, 4 additional bedrooms with 1 en-suite bath, plus another full bath. Large property. Web# 2554395. Diane Calderone, LSA 516.459.1814

Mineola | $359,900 Mineola home for sale features 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Finished basement. 2-car garage. Porch. Deck and much more. Web# 2548997. Helena Veloso, LAB 516.327.6274

Port Washington | $749,000 | Your choice in this mint Ranch with 2-family possibility or Condo alternative. Huge master suite with Jacuzzi. Hardwood floors, den, expansive living room with fireplace and dining room, eat-in kitchen, central air conditioning and 2-car garage. Tranquil and private. Laura McLaughlin, LAB 516.944.2868 | 516.633.5635

Glenwood Landing | $310,000 | Hot property. Located mid-block, close to elementary school. 3-bedroom and 1-bath Ranch with huge attic and basement. Flat property. North Shore schools. Easy investment. Web# 2551539. Michael Stanco, LAB 917.293.0915

FLORIDA

Port Washington | $799,000 Choice MONTFORT HILLS updated 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath with family room and eat-in kitchen on secluded cul-de-sac street. Walk to LIRR. Laura McLaughlin, LAB 516.944.2868 | 516.633.5635

New Hyde Park | $399,000 | Brick-and-siding Cape with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Living room, formal dining room, eat-In kitchen, full basement and 1-car garage. New gas heating system and much more. Web# 2554678. Angela Romano, LAB 516.354.6500

Lloyd Harbor | Price on Request Dramatic decorator’s home. Pool, terrace, lush gardens, perfect for gracious entertaining. Open floorplan with state-of-the-art kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Private beach, tennis and dock. Web# 2558750. Carol Miller, LAB 631.692.5400 | 631.427.4048

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“The market has improved lately,” she added. “We have buyers willing to come to the table. Today’s buyers have a lot of information, but it’s not always the most accurate or the most detailed. A good agent needs to give prospective buyers more insight so that they can better understand the facts available.” O’Connell also cautions sellers about using an agent who tries to get your listing by promising to get a price higher than the others. “Question it. Ask them to tell you what they base that higher price on,” she explained. That’s another reason why she strongly recommends using someone local. “Not only do they provide better service, but they are more knowledgeable about what houses have recently sold for in the area,” she said. “They should show you comps,” – prices of comparable properties in the neighborhood that have recently sold and at what the prices are for neighborhood houses that are currently on the market. “Every house has positives and negatives,” she continued. “A house needs to be priced competitively or the house will not sell. The longer a house is on the market the stronger the possibility is that it will sell for

less and the more its negatives will be a factor,” she said, pointing out another reason for using a local agent who is well informed about the area. She also cautions sellers about relying on websites that post information about what a house is worth, often giving homeowners a distorted sense of what their property will yield in a sale. Homeowners often turn away an excellent agent only because the agent’s judgment of what the house will yield is below what a website claims. “They’re only estimates based on all properties within Zip codes. There can be a wide variation of neighborhoods within a Zip code. There can be a wide variation of conditions in houses that appear to be similar just because they all have three bedrooms. These websites never visit the property. Two houses can feature upgraded windows and renovated kitchens, but those improvements often vary greatly in their cost and quality.”

E C I V D A EXPERT sight yers more in .” u b e v ti c e give prosp ts available ent needs to er understand the fac g a d o o g “A aniel Gale y can bett so that the Deirdre O’Connell, D , Manhasset — l Realty ternationa In ’s y eb th o S

JOYCE STYNE

SUSAN CHERNEY

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Licensed Broker Associate 800-478-2940 Cell: 516-639-9596 jstyne@laffey.com

Licensed Broker Associate SRES Specialist 800-478-2940 Cell: 516-639-8100 scherney@laffey.com

Joyce Styne and Susan Cherney want to say THANK YOU to all of our past, present and future customers for your continued support and making us consistently the

#1 Team!

57 West Shore Road, Roslyn (Rented) 77 Cricket Club Drive, Roslyn 10 Knollwood Road, Roslyn 13 Dianas Trail, Roslyn Estates 11 The Pines, Roslyn Estates 1041 Glen Cove Ave., Roslyn Harbor (Rented) 61 Argyle Road, Albertson 277 Piping Rock Road, Locust Valley 269 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury 15 Langley Lane, Old Westbury 145 Jericho Turnpike, Old Westbury 24 Wenwood Drive, Brookville 2 Paddock Lane, Great Neck 90 Meadow Woods Road, Great Neck 165 Harbor View Drive, Port Washington 14 Evelyn Road, Port Washington

Sampling of This Past Years Sales 55 Northern Boulevard, Greenvale, NY

49 Homewood Place, Manhasset 72 Chestnut Lane, Woodbury 171 Yukon Drive, Woodbury 262 Vista Drive, Jericho 347 Spring Drive, East Meadow 6557 Northern Boulevard, East Norwich IN CONTRACT: Bengyfield Road, East Williston Chestnut Drive, East Hills Pin Oak Drive, Roslyn The Birches, Roslyn Estates Links Drive, Port Washington Sandpiper Court, Old Westbury Red Ground Road, Old Westbury

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20 Colony Lane, Roslyn Heights 62 Shadetree Lane, Roslyn Heights 77 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights 30 Shepherd Lane, Roslyn Heights 175 Mimosa Drive, East Hills 17 Wood Drive, East Hills 50 Elm Drive, East Hills 66 Entrance Road, East Hills 11 Westwood Circle, East Hills 151 Overlook Terrace, East Hills 53 Finch Drive, East Hills 48 Westwood Circle, East Hills 6 Wren Drive, East Hills 72 Willow Gate, East Hills 38 Ridge Drive East, Roslyn 418 Toftree Court, Roslyn


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Photo by Stephen Toscano

Dottie Herman, president and CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, addresses the firm’s top agents at the Crest Hollow Country Club.

danielgale.com

Top Agents Honored Local real estate agents from Douglas Elliman earn awards

Old Brookville, NY

Old World Charm with New World Amenities

New Construction, 2013. Magnificent home with exquisite detailing, 9.8 ft. ceilings on first floor, 4 fireplaces, state-of-the-art kitchen with marble counter tops, coffered ceilings, raised paneling, radiant heat and so much more. Sited on 2 level acres in beautiful Old Brookville, this spectacular residence radiates the lifestyle you deserve. SD #1. MLS# 2511365. $3,200,000.

Diane Stigliano

Licensed Associate Broker Silver Circle of Excellence Sea Cliff Office 266 Sea Cliff Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 516.759.6822 ext.327, c.917.821.5798 dianestigliano@danielgale.com Each office is independently owned and operated. We are pledged to provide equal opportunity for housing to any prospective customer or client, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

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Douglas Elliman Real Estate recently honored the firm’s top Long Island agents at its annual awards celebration at The Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. “Our Long Island agents have put forth an incredible amount of hard work and dedication this year, and we are so proud of all their accomplishments and continued success,” said President and CEO Dottie Herman. Taking home the Top Individual prize based on Gross Commission Income (GCI) for Long Island was Maggie Keats from the Port Washington office. Additional Long Island individual agents in this category were Ronnie Gerber, Joyce Coletti, Kevin Daigh, Irene Rallis, Susan Higgins, Catherine Lindstadt, Lina Lopes-Jata, Bonnie Goldstein and Matthew Korman. Top Long Island Teams by GCI were The Scarito Team, The JoAnn Boettcher Team, Gary Baumann and Melanie Mazzeo, The Louise Pitlake Power

Team, The Alex Rubin Team, Angela Dooley and Nicholas Colombos, The Jaeger Team, The Korahais Team and The Ludmilla Stanco Team. Other individual Long Island agents recognized in the top-five based on closed units were Ronnie Gerber, Lina Lopes-Jata, Joyce Roe and Laura Copersino. Completing the list of Long Island’s top-five teams were The JoAnn Boettcher Team, The Tripodi Team, The Jaeger Team and The Louise Pitlake Power Team. Industry newcomer Lauren Sher from the rental division of the Great Neck office was named the Long Island Rookie of the Year. Barbara Schultis from the Merrick office received the Special Recognition Long Island Award. An award for Leadership in the Eye of the Storm for superior efforts during Superstorm Sandy went to Michael McLean, Elisa Eletto, Elaine Halpin, Renee Cuitkovic, Tami Shine, Jean Wycoff, Jennifer Chisholm and Christina Hillman.


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Manhasset Office t 516.627.4440 364 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030

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Each office is independently owned and operated. We are pledged to provide equal opportunity for housing to any prospective customer or client, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. 93509


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Open House Strategies Follow the sign, but also follow these tips for checking out the house.

How to make the most of a walk-through By Christine Russo

editorial@antonnews.com

Every family has an idea of the perfect house, but for first-time homebuyers, this search can be a daunting task. How do you prepare? And how do you tell the difference between a home that’s a dream and one that’s a nightmare? It’s not so tough, and can even be fun, when you drop into open houses or make scheduled visits with an agent, said Emma McMahon, associate broker at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty in Port Washington. Just follow these tips to make your walk-through as productive as possible.

Know what you want. Bring a wish list of desired traits for your new home, said McMahon. Before setting foot in an open house, ask yourself what is most important to you and your family. Each family has different lifestyles, needs and wants. If you spend considerable time working on projects in a garage, check if it’s heated. Is there space for bikes? McMahon said some buyers want smaller bedrooms so their kids don’t spend all their time alone in their rooms. Do you eat out a lot? If so, a big kitchen may not be one of your requirements.

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HOMES | ESTATES | ACREAGE | NEW CONSTRUCTION | CONDOS | RESIDENTIAL | COMMERCIAL

Destiny I N T E R N AT I O N A L

R E A LT Y Premiere Presentation OLD WESTBURY $1,699,000

Stately 5 Bedroom Farm Ranch Featuring A Lovely Gunite Kidney Shape Pool and Master Bedroom On The First Floor. Perfectly Set On Exquisite 2+ Acres In A Magnificent Private Tranquil Location. Renowned Jericho S.D. A Perfect Palette For Your Creative Touch!

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examine beyond what you can see with the naked eye. “A house may Is the house heated by natural gas, look beautiful, but think for oil or even electric? Is there central air? worse,” said McMahon. That is, Make a list of these questions prior to don’t let love blind you to quality your visit. and systems that are not up to Allow enough time. Don’t wait snuff. For example, you can’t tell until the last minute to visit an open anything about the home’s wiring house. The agent might have another by an electrical outlet’s exterior appointment. “Agents might be putting appearance. A professional engineer their signs in their car as people are should inspect the house after you pulling up,” said McMahon. make a verbal price agreement. As you go through, take your time. Anticipate unforeseen expenses. If the open house is crowded and Think of the open house as a “roadyou’re rushing, you don’t have time to map for what you may want to do in appreciate the unique aspects of the the future,” said McMahon. Even if the house. location is great and the house suits “Absorb the moldings,” said your needs, don’t ignore the fact that McMahon. Make sure to take note there may be more repairs in the future, of the smaller details. If there are like fixing a leaky roof, or a sealing a hardwood floors, note their condition. basement that floods often. Ask if the hardwood floors are also Check some more. Know if there’s under carpeting. a sprinkler system in the yard. Does it Use an agent. “If you’re serious, work work? Is the heating system toward the with a good agent,” said McMahon. end of its useable life? How old—or “Agents give guidance about the area.” new—are the kitchen appliances? An agent can tell you what gives the Take a moment to appreciate hightown its personality and value. Tour the end appliances and high-quality libraries, shopping areas, golf courses, materials, especially in the kitchen train stations, beaches. and baths. Is there a cesspool? Don’t Prepare for the next step. What overlook a professional evaluation of happens if you fall in love with the this potential money pit. house? “Many people don’t know what While you will be signing on the comes next,” McMahon said. Make an dotted line for the house, McMahon appointment to visit again, and take underscores that you also will be buyyour time exploring. Then make a bid. ing “a community.” After all, some of Don’t assume. If the seller is eager the best things about your new home to work with you, it’s now time to are beyond your property lines.

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The Art of negotiation By DAnA KLosner-WeHner

editorial@antonnews.com Anything worth having is worth negotiating for, according to Karen Morrison, real estate broker at Accents on Real Estate in Port Washington. When buying a home, there are many points to be negotiated. Of course, the price is one large factor. But there are other things that need to be hammered out, such as terms and the move-in/move-out date. Terms are often as important as price, Morrison said. You have to look at where the people who are presenting the offer are coming from and what their situation is. If they are selling a house, that adds another layer to the deal.

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The seniors’ guide to buying and selling By AnDy neWMAn

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As their children grow up, mature and move out of their parents’ homes, homeowners of the 60-plus generation often face difficult choices in choosing housing options for the next stage of their lives. Questions such as should we remain living in our home? Is the house suddenly “too big?” Can we continue to afford carrying costs? Should we sell? Where will we go? All need viable answers. But where can this information be obtained so that intelligent, sensible decisions can be made? One source is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, a licensed agent who has been specially trained. Two such SRES-certified agents, the “Quinn/Stone” team—Donna Quinn and Jeff Stone—have developed a network of experts and consultants to help support the needs of those “aging in their homes.”

Time to move? Not so fast. There might be better choices for seniors.

“We come in and provide consultation with no obligation,” said Stone, who has worked with Quinn for the past two years at Laffey Fine Homes in Port Washington. “We discuss costs and where to go,” he continued. “Monthly costs must always be kept in mind.” “Unless you can cut your total expenses by 25 percent, it may not be worth it to move,” added Quinn. “Our job is to help seniors navigate their way through the process. We give people the tools they need to make informed decisions.” “Most people aren’t aware of what’s out there for them,” Stone said. The percentage of seniors in this country’s population is increasing dramatically. Stone, referring to what’s called “The Silver Tsunami,” stated that there were more than 36 million seniors in the U.S. in 2004. “By 2050, this figure will increase by almost 150 percent to above 86 million,” he said. Popular today is the reverse mortgage, a program which provides seniors, 62 and over, with cash from their homes and allows them to remain in their homes, or “age in place.” “My own mother wanted to ‘age in place’,” Stone explained in how he first became involved in senior housing issues. “Over 90 percent of seniors want to ‘age in place.’ My mother didn’t have the funds to do this, so we helped her obtain a reverse mortgage.” But reverse mortgages aren’t always a practical option. “If you only want to ‘age in place’ for two or three years, it doesn’t make much sense,” added Stone. “There are too many upfront costs and there are other options to choose from.”

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EXPERT ADVICE “Renting may lower [a senior’s] costs…. Buying a new home is another option. A 30-year fixed mortgage is very possible. It will keep your costs down, and there is no such thing as age discrimination.” —Donna Quinn and Jeff Stone, Laffey Fine Homes, Port Washington

GrAy from page 24 One alternative is to sell your home and rent. “Renting may lower your costs, and seniors are looking at ranches, co-ops and condos also,” he explained. Buying a new home is another option. Mortgage rates are extremely low. “A 30-year fixed mortgage is very possible,” Quinn pointed out. “It will keep your costs down, and there is no such thing as age discrimination.” Quinn’s first experience with senior specialization also involved an aging parent. “My father had just passed away,” she said, “and my sister and I were concerned about my mother. She would not move.” Quinn consulted with a universal design specialist who suggested modifications to the house so that her mother could live there as she wished. “We talked her into getting a motorized stair chair,” she explained. “We had the bathrooms and doorways modified.” Stone says that it’s important for seniors who live in houses with bedrooms on the second floor to look at ways to live on their first floor. Stone advises them to consult with a universal design specialist. The Quinn/Stone team is also affiliated with “Project Independence Radio and You,” a radio program for seniors and their caregivers, that’s sponsored by LIU/ Post and the Town of North Hempstead. It’s broadcast each Friday (88.1 FM) from 10 a.m. to noon. For more regarding senior issues and a directory of Seniors Real Estate Specialists, go to www.sres. org.

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If a buyer has all cash or is in a rental, the seller doesn’t have to worry about the sale of another home and these things can be worth money. When negotiating, everyone has to give a little. It’s very helpful to have a third party involved. After all, this could be a very emotional experience, and you don’t want feelings to get in the way. The sellers may be attached to their house and possibly have an enhanced vision of what it’s worth. A buyer is looking for the best deal. You need a facilitator to put everything together. “There’s a saying that when the seller feels he isn’t getting enough and they buyer feels he is paying too much, then you have a deal,” Morrison said. “That’s not necessarily true. When the seller puts a realistic price on the house, a buyer must step up when he really likes it.” “My advice to the buyer is you should bid what you are comfortable bidding,” Morrison added. “Offer as much as you can. If house goes for a few thousand more, you know you offered your best.” A seller should pay attention to the comparables in the area and listen to the terms the buyer is presenting. Move-in/move-out dates are very important because a buyer gets a

mortgage commitment and the rate locks in usually at 60 days. The rate won’t be guaranteed beyond that. Sometimes you will get a seller who puts a house on the market in early spring and doesn’t want to move out until the school year is over. This has to be discussed prior to signing a contract. Repairs on the house also must be discussed before signing. When you’re interested in the home hire an engineer who points out things that need to be done to the house. This becomes part of your negotiation. You may say I want to buy the house , but I need you to fix A, B and C. Or you may say you’re willing to fix A, B and C yourself, but it will take a specific amount of money off the price. Repairs are taken care of at the beginning of negotiations. Some buyers are told never to pay asking price, always deduct 20 percent. These days, homes are going quickly, Morrison continued. If the house is priced correctly, you can’t automatically deduct a percentage off the price and still get the house. If it’s a fair price, it could go for asking price and there won’t be any negotiating. The only person who can answer if the house is priced too high is the buyer. If someone steps up to the asking price, then that’s the price of the house.

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