Babylon, NY Real Estate News

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon Village NY Homes Sold Prices As Of 7/31/10     Average Listing Price - $478,189 Average Property Taxes - $10,112 Average # of Bedrooms - 3.5 Average # of Baths - 2 Average Days on the Market - 109   The charts below are for the last 3 months. This will help you determine if now is the right time for you to sell your home. No one knows how the Babylon NY real estate market will be next year. If you want to know the current market value of your Babylon NY home, please call me anytime at: (631) 703-0201 for a no-obligation appointment.       Enjoy your week!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon NY Real Estate Market Report Week Ending 7/25/10   Newly Listed Homes: The last entry is not a typo. It is a million dollar short sale!   Under Contract:   The days on the market look great! This is what happens when you price your home at market value....it will sell! There were no homes that sold for week ending 7/25/10 **All data is provided by the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island** If you are looking to sell your home and want a free Competitive Market Analysis, please call me anytime to schedule a no-obligation appointment: (631) 703-0201 or Email me Enjoy your week!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon NY Real Estate Market Report For W/E 7-18-2010 Every week I'll be posting Babylon NY homes for sale, under contract and sold for the previous week. As you can see, there were no Babylon NY homes that went under contract or that closed last week. The 2 listings above were not short sales or REO properties. Babylon, NY Real Estate Market Report W/E 7/11/10 Babylon Luxury Homes Sold Through 5/31/10 If you are looking to sell your Babylon Village home and want a competitive market analysis, which of course is free, call me anytime (631) 703-0201 or end_of_the_skype_highlightingEmail me. Enjoy your week!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon Village NY Real Estate Market Report For W/E 7-11-2010 Every week I'll be posting Babylon homes for sale, under contract and sold for the previous week. There were 11 newly listed homes last week. The average listing price is $677,953 with an average of $12,455 for property taxes. There were no Babylon NY homes under contract last week. The 1 home that closed was listed at $525,000 and sold for $500,000 It is a 9 room colonial on Alexander Street with property taxes of $10,600 Babylon Sold Homes 2008 Through May 31st, 2010 If you are looking to sell your Babylon Village home and want a competitive market analysis, which of course is free, call me anytime (631) 703-0201 or end_of_the_skype_highlightingEmail me.  
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon NY Condos Real Estate Market Report For Whaler's Cove - Quarter Ending 6/30/10 There are 2 condos currently available at Whaler's Cove: 3 condos closed during the 2nd Quarter of 2010:   Whalers Cove Condo Development is located in Babylon Village on the South Shore of Suffolk County. Whalers Cove is conveniently located just minutes from Babylon Village shopping, restaurants, and the Long Island Railroad for those that commute via train to work. There are 152 condos in Whalers Cove with 1 & 2 bedrooms and maintenance fees start at $170.00 and up. You even get a private patio. Every condo is different. Some have updated kitchens and baths, some do not. 1 condo recently closed at $323,000 for 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and Eat-In-Kitchen. Whalers Cove is in the highly sought after Bab...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon Village NY Real Estate Market Report For W/E 6-27-2010 Every week I'll be posting Babylon homes for sale, under contract and sold for the previous week. The chart below represents 5 Newly Listed Homes in Babylon last week:   The chart below represents 1 home Under Contract in Babylon last week.   The chart below represents 2 homes Sold in Babylon last week.   If you are looking to sell your home and want a competitive market analysis, which of course is free, call me anytime at: (631) 703-0201 orEmail Me.end_of_the_skype_highlighting  View Babylon Village New York in a larger map
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon Real Estate Market Report For W/E 6-20-2010 Every week I'll be posting Babylon homes for sale, under contract and sold for the previous week. The chart below represents 7 Newly Listed Homes in Babylon last week:   The chart below represents 1 home Under Contract in Babylon last week.   The chart below represents 4 homes Sold in Babylon last week.   If you are looking to sell your home and want a competitive market analysis, which of course is free, call me anytime at: (631) 703-0201 or Email me. Loading...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon NY Real Estate Market Report For W/E 6-13-2010 Every week I'll be posting Babylon homes for sale, under contract and sold for the previous week. The chart below represents 3 Newly Listed Homes in Babylon last week:   The chart below represents homes Under Contract in Babylon last week.   There were no sold homes last week so there is nothing to report. If you are looking to sell your home and want a competitive market analysis, which of course is free, call me anytime at: (631) 703-0201end_of_the_skype_h or email me.Loading...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon Luxury Sold Homes Through 5/31/10 There were 3 luxury homes in Babylon that sold: Please note the Days On The Market (DOM). Not long at all. So far, that is a good sign. The first one even had a bidding war! About Babylon What is now Babylon Town and Village was originally part of Huntington Town and known as South Huntington (or Huntington South). Lightly settled from 1689, its main industry, in common with much of the area along Great South Bay and South Oyster Bay (both actually lagoons), was the harvesting of salt hay, which was used as cattle feed and bedding. When a community grew up in the area by 1803, prominent local citizens sought to adopt a new name. An influential local lady, Mrs. Conklin, was used to living inland in what is now considered Dix Hills and was at unea...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Whalers Cove Condos Babylon Village Real Estate Market Report Month Ending 5/31/10 Condos Currently Available: 2(No newly listed condos for May 2010) Average Listing Price: $326,938Average Property Taxes: $3,726 Whalers Cove Condos Babylon Village Real Estate Market Report For January 2010 Whalers Cove Condos Babylon Village Real Estate Market Report For February 2010 Whalers Cove Condos Babylon Village Real Estate Market Report For 1st Quarter 2010 About Whalers Cove Condo Development Search Babylon Condos Explore Long Island If you want real estate market reports for your area monthly, email me and I will sign you up. Pleas specify the area(s) you want. Enjoy your day!  View Whaler's Cove Condos Babylon, NY in a larger map
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon Village Sold Homes Prices For 2008 Thru May 2010 2008 was a great year wasn't it? Sold prices dropped 13.24% in 2009 compared to 2008. The Average Sold Price from January Thru April 2010 was $461,459 so that is a 3.25% decrease compared to the end of May 2010. This doesn't mean that Babylon is in a downward spiral. This is a month by month reporting. Here is the chart for period ending April 2010: I am seeing many Babylon listings expiring in the upper 500K and over range. Why? Due to job losses across Long Island, that buyer pool that normally could afford that price range 3-5 years ago, cannot at this point. That buyer pool has been reduced. What do you do if you want to sell your home? You have choices: You can reduce the price to market value in order for it to sell. In your...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon NY Luxury Homes For Sale The Chart below represents available luxury homes in the Town of Babylon: Babylon Village has a large volume of luxury homes on the market and off. Currently, there are no luxury homes Under Contract. It is not uncommon to see luxury homes on the market for long periods. Why? The amount of buyers that can afford them is smaller compared to homes that sell in the mid 300k price range. The higher the price range, the smaller the buyer pool becomes. It's not just about if you can afford the price, take a look at the property taxes. Wowza right? Can you imagine having a $10,000+ mortgage payment every month? Not me. Not to mention hiring landscapers, cleaning service, etc. You wouldn't catch me dead cleaning a 15 room home! Maintaining a luxury home is a job...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Nature is full of Surprises.... Speechless Sunday When walking through Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon NY,  Laura and I came across a variety of birds, mammal's, plants and other interesting sights.     Close up of a Beautiful Tree in the lovely Belmont Lake State Park Long Island New York       Next time you take a stroll through the park or on the beach be sure to take time to appreciate the smaller things Nature has to offer!  Laura and I shared this experience today :)     Surprise!!  A hidden beautiful butterfly resting on the tree :)   Feng Shui Long Island *Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since graduating from the Country's very first School for Feng Shui Studiesthat was licensed and accredited in 1997. Carole provides on site Feng Shui Consultation...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Suffolk County Dog Parks I'm sure I do not have every dog park listed. If you know of any others, email me with the information so I can update this list. Thank you! Blydenburgh Dog Park This park is located within 627-acre Blydenburgh County Park in the southern section of the park. The 1.8-acre dog park includes both an open field and woods, a small dog area and a large dog area, water fountains for each area, doubled-gated entries, and plenty of benches and waste bag dispensers. This is a beautiful facility for dog lovers, with lots of shade provided in both the large and small dog areas. The Suffolk County Parks Department did a great job constructing this park and a lot of people have worked hard to get it open. Please don't bring dogs that have aggression issues. There is an acti...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Animal Shelters on Long Island I've been compiling an animal shelter list for Long Island. If I missed any, please help me keep this list updated by emailing me other shelters you know about. Thank you! A Right to Life for All Animals PO Box 930345 Rockaway, NY 11693 631-473-6332 Angel's Gate 18 Josephine Lane Fort Salonga, NY 11768 631-269-7641 Animal Lost & Found, Inc. PO Box 293 Levittown, NY 11756 516-796-LOST (5678) Animal Lovers League 40 Shore Road Glen Cove, NY 11542 516-676-5913 Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Daniel's Hole Road Wainscott, NY 11975 631-537-0400 Bide-A-Wee West Hampton 118 Old Country Road Westhampton, NY 11977 631-325-0200 C.A.R.E of America Inc. PO Box 413 East Islip, NY 11730 Email Elsas Ark Inc. PO Box 2900 East Hampton, NY 11937 631-329-2900 Grateful Gr...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Long Island Golf Tournaments & Golf Events I've compiled a nice list of golf tournaments and events around Long Island from June until August. Always verify date and times before attending by contacting the event manager.   Tom March Golf Outing & Inner Self BellportLocation: Bellport Country Club, S. Country Rd, BellportDate: June 28th, 2010Time: 11 A.M. To DinnerDescription: Proceeds for St. Joseph the Worker Church. Golf $150PP, InnerSelf $100PP w/lunch/dinner, Dinner Only $55. Also Need Sponsors/donors/prize items. Otis Ford Prize for hole-in-one! Shotgun Start.Contact Judy at 631-286-9133   Family Service League Golf ClassicLocation: Engineers Country Club, RoslynDate: Jun 29th, 2010 Time: 9:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.Description: Family Service League’s 14th Annual Golf Classic will hon...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Olsen Tree Surgery Inc.We had to have a tree trimmed because the branches were just hanging over us and our neighbor next door. We knew if we didn't do it now, we would have a major problem with any future bad storms. Olsen Tree Surgery made it look so easy!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Jones Beach Air Show May 29th & 30th, 2010 This will be the 5th Annual show! We never miss it. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 on both days. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be the highlight of the show. I love these guys! They amaze me every time. But, everyone that performs at this air show is amazing. Sean Tucker who flies the Oracle red plane, defies gravity and actually can talk through it. The Blue Angels arrive a few days before to practice so you can head off to Republic Airport in Farmingdale and park along New Highway to see them in action! If you get the chance, after you leave Jones Beach from the show, head over to Republic Airport because after they are finished with the show each day, they fly back and do a meet and greet. Last year we met one pilot who is from Wantagh,NY. They a...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Credit Monitoring: A Small Price To Pay To Keep Your Credit In Check! My friend Chris Ann Cleland, who is a Northern Virginian Realtor and an Activerain member, wrote a post about short sales and credit card debt and inspired me to write my post below: A few years ago, I signed up with TrueCredit to keep an eye on things since my Mom was a victim of Identity Theft. Sad, but true. I helped her pull her credit reports for free to go over what else was going on. Thankfully, she didn't have to pay any monies owed and it didn't take years to get it cleared up. I pay $16.00 per month with TrueCredit. I have access to the 3 credit reports and all 3 of my credit scores. Some places will charge you $10.00 but that usually does not include the credit scores. I personally feel we shouldn't have t...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon NY Sold Homes Prices For 2008 Thru April 2010 2008 was a great year wasn't it? Sold prices dropped 13.24% in 2009 compared to 2008. Sold Prices increased 1.36% so far for 2010 compared to 2009. Ok, it's not a lot but it's a start. I am seeing many Babylon listings expiring in the upper 500K and over range. Why? Due to job losses across Long Island, that buyer pool that normally could afford that price range 3-5 years ago, cannot at this point. That buyer pool has been reduced. What do you do if you want to sell your home? You have choices: You can reduce the price to market value in order for it to sell. In your eyes, that would be giving away your home and I understand that. But market value is determined by how much a buyer is willing to pay. Buyers are educated. They know wha...
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