Babylon, NY Real Estate News

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 4/30/10 Condos Currently Available: 2(No newly listed condos for April 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  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)
North Babylon Real Estate Market Report Homes That Sold Month Ending 4/30/10 Homes That Sold: 7 Average Listing Price: $313,071 Sold Price: $300,000 % Difference: 4.17 Average Property Taxes: $7,951 Average # of Bedrooms: 3.5 Average # of Baths: 1.5 Average Days On The Market: 102 (When homes are priced right, they will sell in under 90 days or less). Recent Posts About North Babylon: North Babylon Newly Listed Homes Month Ending 4/30/10 North Babylon Homes Under Contract Month Ending 4/30/10 North Babylon Short Sale Market Report 1st Quarter 2010View North Babylon Map 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 Luxury Homes Real Estate Market Report Newly Listed Zip Code 11702 - Period Ending 4/30/10 Newly Listed: 1 Offering Price: $1,299,999 Property Taxes: $19,290 # of Bedrooms: 4 # of Baths: 3.5 Lot Square Footage: 10,000 Waterfront: Yes 100' of Bulkhead Gated: Yes 400 Amp Electric There were no luxury homes in Babylon that went under contract in April. Luxury Homes Sold: 1Listing Price: $1,499,999Sold Price: $1,325,000Property Taxes: $27,709Days On The Market: 59# of Bedrooms: 4# of Baths: 4Lot Square Footage: 15,000Waterfront: Yes100' of BulkheadGated: No Recent Market Reports For Babylon:Newly Listed Homes For April 2010Under Contract For April 2010Sold Homes For April 2010  View 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 Sold Homes Zip Code 11702 - Period Ending 4/30/10 Homes Sold: 6Average Listing Price: $538,832Average Sold Price: $497,750 Average Property Taxes: $10,606Average # of Bedrooms: 3Average # of Baths: 1.5Average Days On The Market: 99   Recent Babylon Market Reports:Babylon Newly Listed Homes For Period Ending 4/30/10Babylon Homes Under Contract For Period Ending 4/30/10  View 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 Under Contract Zip Code 11702 - Period Ending 4/30/10 Homes Under Contract: 7Average Listing Price: $491,556Average Property Taxes: $12,126Average # of Bedrooms: 4Average # of Baths: 2Average Days On The Market: 111  View Larger Map
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Decluttering Your Lindenhurst Home Before You Sell It If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times. Declutter before you put your home on the market! Put yourself in the buyer's shoes. Would you want to buy a home if you can't figure out if your stuff will fit inside it? No. And neither will the buyers. Cramped closets will make them seem much smaller than they are. Same goes for walls that have too many pictures on it. It gives the room a smaller appearance. That buyer will go down the street and pay more for the other home because that home is not cluttered with stuff. Since you want to sell your home, get rid of everything you do not use and wear. Give it to friends, family, charity, and if you have the time, ebay it! There are also plenty of clothing drop boxes all ove...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Comparable Market Analysis When Selling Your Home: What It Really Means Thinking about selling your home? The most important thing is determining the current market value of your home. Even though there are websites that claim they can give you an estimate of your home's value, they are usually off by as much as +/- 20% to 30% and neither is good. Why? Obviously you do not want to under price your home. When that happens you will lose thousands. Overpriced, your home will sit while your competition is selling and you will not get a single offer and will have very little showings. The most valuable tool for me, as a Realtor, and you, the homeowner, is the Comparable Market Analysis otherwise known as the CMA. This analysis shows where the market was let's say six and three months ago co...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Wordless Wednesday: Why Wedding Dresses Are White - Oh No He Didn't!! A son asked his mother the following question: 'Mom, why are wedding dresses white?'  The mother looks at her son and replies: 'Son, this shows your friends and relatives that your bride is pure.' The son thanks his Mom and goes off to double-check this with his father. 'Dad why are wedding dresses white?' The father looks at his son in surprise and says:  'Son, all household appliances come in white.' (They are still looking for dad !!)
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
It's The Little Things That Make Your Day! My husband brought these home for me on Sunday:   He bought them at Bj's Wholesale in Melvile, NY. I thought he went to a florist since they are so beautiful! He does things like this for me and I never expect it. I had a bad week last week and he saw I needed some cheering up and that is exactly what happened. Him giving me these roses made me see what is important. It's the little things that end up not being so little to you.
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Is It Really Spring On Long Island? I woke up this morning literally freezing. The wind is blowing and my thermostat is saying 63 degrees in the house. I refuse to turn the heat on during the day today. I don't feel like contributing to National Grid's profits. I'm working from home so on goes the thick, warm robe and slippers, lol. Doesn't feel like Spring in any way, shape or form. Maybe this will make us appreciate Spring when it finally arrives. All I know is that today's weather beats out Winter any day! The older I get, the less of Winter I can tolerate. Seeing the pretty flowers and trees blooming makes up for it. We all know that Spring will be here and gone before we know it and then we get to complain about hot the Summer is. I can deal with the heat of the Summer. There is a...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
You Got Engaged! Congratulations, You Just Entered Into.....The Testing Period! Getting engaged is a wonderful time in a couple's life. You are looking forward to a bright future together. Now comes the testing period. You are going to see how well you both work together. You are making major decisions when it comes to your wedding plans. You are also going to disagree. How you handle these disagreements is what matters. And it's usually the little things that makes couples nuts. Don't let that happen. You are in control about how stress-free you will be during this time. Keep in mind that the wedding itself is not as important as you are to each other. So what if the date you wanted is not available at the venue you've dreamed about all your life. It doesn't matter. Don't breakdown if...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Latent Defects And Disclosure When Selling And Buying A Home When A homeowner is selling their home, they are to disclose any known latent defects. Definition for Latent Defect: Defect that is hidden from knowledge as well as from sight and one that would not be discovered even by the exercise of ordinary and reasonable care. One who sells a house with knowledge of a latent defect must disclose the defect to the buyer or the buyer may later claim misrepresentation. Most homeowners know about latent defects in their homes. When they sit down with their Realtor they must complete a form that is about 10 pages long stating what they know to the best of their knowledge about their home's latent defects if any. Once they have a buyer, that form is to be sent with the contract to the buyer's...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
HOA Rules: Know What They Are Before Buying A Condo, Townhouse or Co-Op HOA means Homeowners Association. There are rules put in place to keep the condo or townhome development consistent like the outside of each home are the same color vinyl siding, the outside of the front doors have to be the same color, etc. I find this not to be a big deal. Where I live there are 12 townhomes so things are more relaxed here. My development is 14 years old so repainting the outside front door with the original color is impossible. Painting it close to the original color is fine which is what I did last year. Some developments, however, are more strict. Co-op developments for example will not let you have a gas grill on the balconies or will not let you nail anything into the balcony decks. This is ...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon Village Dirty Sock Run 8/22/10 The Dirty Sock Run is always rain or shine and benefits The Clergy Cluster Food Pantries. Check In Numbers, race chips and shirts may be picked up at the big tent next to the Babylon Memorial Grade School on Park Avenue on race day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Please note there is no parking permitted at the school. All parking is on Locust Avenue. Directions to Race View Larger Map My husband is friends with the organizer, Hapi Auer, of this race and believe me, your socks will be dirty afterwards so bring a few clean pairs of socks just in case.  
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon Village Vegas Night 8/23/10   Black Jack Roulette Craps Poker Slots Live Band Open bar Fabulous Buffet Friday, Aug. 23rd Babylon American Legion Hall 22 Grove Place, Babylon Village Tickets Still Only $45 (Includes $20 Fun Money) For Tickets and More Information: Village Art & Frame 31 Deer Park Ave. 631-376-1070 Coastal Island Treasures 61 Deer Park Ave. 631-893-3002 Pandemonium 220 Deer Park Ave. 631-376-0009 Healthy Alternatives 79 Deer Park Ave. 631-587-4629 Century 21 American Homes 72 E. Main St. 631-661-7200 LI Home Recreation 37 E. Main St. 631-482-1482 Sounds like it's going to be a fun night for all! Come on, get out of the house and have some fun for a change!  
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Funny You Tube Video: This Will Surely Make You Laugh or Scratch Your Head.Ok, I laughed until I cried with this video. It's been a long week I'm sure for most of you as well as for me. Remember, laughter IS the best medicine! It's good for the soul.
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Sunday Entertainment: Some People Are Just Downright Crazy!This takes on a whole new meaning about how it takes someone special to do a particular job. You couldn't pay me enough to fish this one out of the water!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Babylon NY Short Sales Real Estate Market Report For 1st Quarter 2010 Short Sale Homes Available: 12Average Listing Price: $440,000Average Taxes: $11,167 Under Contract: 11Average Listing Price: 455,625Average Property Taxes: $9,485Average Days On The Market: 118 Short Sale Homes That Closed: 25Average Listing Price: $471,943Average Closed Price: $452,998% Difference: 4.05Average Property Taxes: $9,365Average Days On The Market: 99 With the new short sale federal program, it will take many months until we know if banks are moving faster with approving short sales. Recent Blogs: Suffolk County Short Sale Market Report 1st Quarter 2010 Lindenhurst NY Short Sale Market Report 1st Quarter 2010 Tax Grievance For Suffolk County Is May 18, 2010! Foreclosure Homes In Suffolk County NY REO Prop...
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