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10/20/14 10:00am
10/20/2014 10:00 AM
Real estate agents say that while Community Preservation Fund revenues indicate the market has slowed on Shelter Island in 2014, they believe a number of pending transactions will show an improved market in the fourth quarter. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Real estate agents say that while Community Preservation Fund revenues indicate the market has slowed on Shelter Island in 2014, they believe a number of pending transactions will show an improved market in the fourth quarter. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Real estate sales continue to lag despite the appearance of market recoveries on both the North and South forks, but Shelter Island may still be the hidden jewel in the East End’s crown for some house hunters.

There are, however, finally signs that this year’s property sales could, by the end of 2014, surpass last year’s numbers on the island. Community Preservation Funds — a 2 percent fee buyers pay to acquire property on Shelter Island — still lag behind 2013 revenue. But there has been significant movement in the past two months.  (more…)

10/05/14 10:00am
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The Town of Brookhaven recently used $232,000 in grants to renovate the exterior of the Woodhull House in Shoreham. It hopes to receive additional funding to restore the structure's interior. (Credit: Rachel Young)

The Town of Brookhaven recently used $232,000 in grants to renovate the exterior of the Woodhull House in Shoreham. It hopes to receive additional funding to restore the structure’s interior. (Credit: Rachel Young)

From the early 1990s until 2006, the historic 18th-century Woodhull House on North Country Road in Shoreham, which recently received a long overdue $232,000 exterior makeover from the Town of Brookhaven, languished.  (more…)

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Built in 1900 for Joseph and Ella Boldry Hallock, the Ann Currie-Bell House is Southold Historical Society's centerpiece. At left is the museum complex's Pine Neck Barn, a 1700s English-style structure built with hand-hewn beams. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Built in 1900 for Joseph and Ella Boldry Hallock, the Ann Currie-Bell House is Southold Historical Society’s centerpiece. At left is the museum complex’s Pine Neck Barn, a 1700s English-style structure built with hand-hewn beams. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Founded in 1960, the Southold Historical Society owns more than a dozen buildings dating from 1750 to the turn of the 20th century, most of which sit at the intersection of Main Road and Maple Lane. The organization has its headquarters in the 19th-century Henry W. Prince building in downtown Southold and also operates a nautical museum at Horton Point Lighthouse.  (more…)

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The interior of Times/Review headquarters, northforker.com’s parent company. (Credit: Gil Amiaga File Photo)

When visitors enter our building on Main Road in Mattituck for the first time, they almost always marvel at what a unique office space we work in.

Built in 1988, and designed to look somewhat like an old potato barn, the building was intended to look different from most any other newsroom — both inside and out. (more…)

09/07/14 10:00am
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The Kaisers check measurements near the barn's cow box. The elder Mr. Kaiser said he's waiting for the arrival of custom beams that will be used to reinforce the building's structure. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Kaisers check measurements near the barn’s cow box. The elder Mr. Kaiser said he’s waiting for the arrival of custom beams that will be used to reinforce the building’s structure. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The dirt that forms the floor of the large oak barn on Sound Avenue in Northville seems to have lain undisturbed for more than 250 years. The property itself, which includes an 18th-century farmhouse and second barn, has also remained largely intact throughout its history, with barely a handful of owners tending to it.  (more…)

09/01/14 12:00pm
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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)