August 20, 2013 | by Sheri Winter Clarry
A beachside cottage in Southold offers a semi-secluded escape.
Enjoy sunsets on the Sound in this adorable three-bedroom gray-cedar beach cottage. The property is ideally located, set back for a bit of seclusion and offering 50 feet of waterfront on the placid shores of the Long Island Sound. Amenities like an outdoor shower, front and rear decks, and a separate studio make this home perfect for nature-lovers. But if you miss the sights and sounds of North Fork life, you’re only a few minutes away from Southold town, award-winning restaurants, and top-notch wineries.
August 19, 2013 | by Alexa Lardieri
August 19, 2013
Certain would-be buyers are now arriving at open houses without their own broker, says Toni Haber of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, as potential buyers on the East End have done research online and feel comfortable calling or visiting open houses on their own. Traditionally, according to Haber, 80–90 percent of transactions involved the original broker who would introduce the buyer to homes in addition to the broker representing the property that the buyer wanted to purchase.
August 16, 2013
Buyers aren’t merely seeking a house on the East End, according to Susan Ryan, broker with The Corcoran Group. They’re searching for a home. And smart sellers—of modest homes and extraordinary mansions alike—can take advantage by showcasing properties properly. Ryan recalls a recent walk-through with a client. “What I was offering wasn’t just a home. It was a lifestyle,” she says. The potential buyer’s reaction? “This is how I want to be living. And all I have to do is make the decision on which location I want to be in, and I’ve found my escape,” recalls Ryan.
August 13, 2013 | by Alexa Lardieri