09/01/14 12:00pm
09/01/2014 12:00 PM
Laughing Waters resident Dennis Gallagher made this wooden sign in 2013. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Laughing Waters resident Dennis Gallagher made this wooden sign in 2013. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Of all the North Fork’s scenic and peaceful neighborhoods, there’s only one where the street names harken back to an 19th-century epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Laughing Water in Southold.

A small, private community along Corey Creek, Laughing Water was once the domain of Cedric Wickham, a former owner of Mattituck Airport and fan of Native American lore.  (more…)

09/01/14 10:00am

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Sometimes the market’s up, sometimes the market might be down, but one thing’s always for sure: there’s always real estate out there to be bought.

Each week, sellers advertise some of the real estate they’re trying to sell — whether it’s a condo, vacant land, commercial space, or a classic single-family home — as well as rent out.

We’ve compiled some of that here for our readers, though for a full look at what you can find in the local market, check out our classifieds section, which we post online in full every week.

And if you want to publish some real estate of your own, get in touch with our classifieds section at: classifieds@timesreview.com.

Also, be sure to keep up with our Real Estate page online for the latest in news from the field.

Homes for sale:

BAITING HOLLOW: Remote country setting on private road. Architectural gem in wooded waterview setting. 2 BR, 1 bath, LR/amazing stone fireplace and EIK. Lodge-like detached art/studio, potting shed, garden shed. Escape NYC retreat. Full basement. $349,000 MLS#2694003

CALVERTON: Riverfront: 3,049 sq. ft., 4 BR, 2.5-bath two-story home overlooking the Peconic River. Large custom-tiled baths, hardwood floors, rear and balcony off master bedroom facing the water. 7 skylights. Priced to sell. MLS# 2665911 $329,000

SOUTHOLD: The cottage on West Creek. With 100’ of waterfront and access to Southold Bay. 2 BR, 1-bath cottage with oil-hot air heat, sliding doors to deck, raised walkway with floating dock and platform. Sandy association beach, low taxes. Exclusive. $585,000. Call (631) 765-9500

RIVERHEAD: 2-BR, 1-bath home with EIK, LR and laundry room. Full basement and LOW TAXES! Move swiftly on this one! Owner broker. $189,000

SHOREHAM VILLAGE: Built in 1911, 7 bedrooms, 2 fireplaces, walk to the beach, tennis courts, paddle tennis, country club. $599,000 For further details, call: 631.929.8400

Out of Town:

UPSTATE, NY: Up to 10 acres in beautiful Bethel near Woodstock site. Assorted hardwoods, approved building site, underground utilities, across from lake, close to Performing Arts Center. 85 miles from Manhat- tan. From $59,900. Financing. Call 877-836-1820. (N)

UPSTATE, NY: 5 acres. Apple trees, gorgeous views, state land, 3 hours from NYC. Easy terms! $19,900. Call 888-905-8847. Tour: newyorklandandlakes.com (N)

08/29/14 4:00pm
08/29/2014 4:00 PM


Perhaps a 2005 flashback scene from Season 4 of the Netflix comedy “Arrested Development” depicted the lending market best. In it, actor Ed Helms, playing a realtor, tells two of the show’s main — and jobless, and nutty — characters that he can get them into a mansion through a new “NINJA loan.”

“No income, no job and no assets,” he says, to their delight.

It’s laughable now, but local experts say the depiction wasn’t far off for some lenders during the last decade. To be sure, NINJA didn’t mean banks actually wanted to lend money to people without income, jobs or assets. They just didn’t ask for verification.  (more…)

08/25/14 4:00pm
08/25/2014 4:00 PM

RE Roundtable

What is your view of the current local real estate market?

Millie Thomas, Landmark Realty, Wading River: This year our market seems to have gotten a late start with the bad winter conditions. Therefore, the spring selling season was short. I do predict that the local prices will be going up, but slowly.

Thomas Uhlinger, Douglas Elliman, Mattituck: Yeah, it’s on an upswing, but not a fast one. Certain price breaks are moving rapidly. Inventory is building in Southold Township.

Ike Isreal, Richmond Realty, Riverhead: Our market right now is trying to improve. We are definitely stable. Deals are happening every day, buyers are realizing that the market is improving and they are coming off the sidelines into the game. Sellers are seeing more activity and it’s causing properly priced properties to sell very quickly.

Penelope Moore, Saunders & Associates, Shelter Island: The real estate market on Shelter Island has been rising steadily since last summer, with many properties that had been on the market, in some cases since before the downturn having sold. In nearly every category there have been strong sales.

Jerry Cibulski, Century 21 Albertson Realty, Southold: It is very active with homebuyers who are taking notice of the region and are looking within their budgets for homes that fit their taste and lifestyle. 

08/23/14 10:00am
08/23/2014 10:00 AM
Michael and Alison Ventura outside their historic Village Lane home in Orient. The Cape Cod dates back to the 1700s. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Michael and Alison Ventura outside their historic Village Lane home in Orient. The Cape Cod dates back to the 1700s. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

On picture-postcard-pretty Village Lane in Orient, residents worried not long ago about the fate of one of the street’s genuine treasures — a simple but handsome Cape Cod house that may date as far back as the 1700s.

Neighbors watched with dismay as the front stoop of the house at No. 1780, in the heart of the hamlet’s prized National Historic District, disintegrated — one of them repaired it gratis — and a covered porch tilted so precariously that the owner had to remove it. (more…)