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Coveted Bridgehampton Oceanfront

Set before 140 ft (+/-) of magnificent ocean frontage, this 1.5 acre residence commands a prime location along the coveted Bridgehampton shoreline. The property is surrounded by high dunes and lush landscaping creating the backdrop to a very private and scenic ocean side oasis.

Aging And Estate Planning For Singles And Couples Without Children

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - Whether you're married or widowed, divorced or single, it's important to have the right documents in place to ensure that you have the help and care you need as you age—and that your estate is handled in the way you want.

Horsing Around In The Hamptons For July 4th

by T.J. Clemente
Hamptons Estate Of Mind - It's already the 4th of July weekend in the Hamptons! Wow time is flying fast this summer. Oh to be an offspring of the "Rich and Famous," in the Hamptons.

Katie Couric Gets Hitched In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Hamptons Estate Of Mind - A decade ago when I first started to report/write/cover/attend events on the East End, the name Paris Hilton had gravitas.

Bill & Hill Take The Hamptons, Chelsea & Scarlett Make Baby Plans, Mama Kris Is MIA

by T.J. Clemente
Hamptons Estate Of Mind - As we move closer to the craziness of July in the Hamptons, the temperature of both the water and days are rising. Therefore soon the heavy hitters will be helicoptering /private jetting in on a more regular basis.

Hamptons Father's Day Round-Up: Billy Joel, Jerry Seinfeld, Ed Burns, Mark Consuelos, Paul McCartney

by T.J. Clemente
Hamptons Estate Of Mind - Hamptons dad's Billy, Jerry, Ed, Mark, and Paul will hopefully get pampered this Father's Day.

A Plan For Southold's Future: North Forkers Speak Out

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - The Comprehensive Plan for the ten hamlets of the Town of Southold, including Fisher's Island, is currently being updated by the Town's Planning Department. I recently met with the planners to get their insights.

Billy Joel And Other Famous Hamptons Clients

by Bill D'Agata
Home And Garden - Although our work makes many people feel good, the truly happy client is happy before we arrive.

Signs Of The Economic Times

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - The health of the economy is often a big focus in news headlines, but why all the attention?

Ira Rennert's Billionaire Tax Woes, Kardashian's Hamptons Manor, Howard Stern's Newest Hobby

by T.J. Clemente
Hamptons Estate Of Mind - The ocean water at the beaches hasn't even warmed up yet but that hasn't stopped record-breaking crowds from flocking to the Hamptons to see and be seen.

Madonna, Matt Lauer, And Kardashian's In The Hamptons

by T.J. Clemente
Hamptons Estate Of Mind - It was a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and it was also a very active one. Matt Lauer's 40-acre spread in Water Mill has neighbors reportedly wondering if he just loves to build structures on his "Edge of the Woods Horse Farm."

HUD Addresses Risks in Reverse Mortgages

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - Our recent articles have addressed issues of "due diligence" when buying and selling real property, each intended to encourage the use of trained professionals. Our last article focused on borrowing to finance the purchase. This article specifically focuses on the most current development with respect to reverse mortgages.

Jimmy Fallon Rocks Montauk While Gwenyth Paltrow Divides Her Hamptons Estate With Ex-Chris Martin

by T.J. Clemente
Hamptons Estate Of Mind - Things are heating up for the Memorial Day weekend in the Hamptons. During the Montauk Music Festival last weekend, Jimmy Fallon took the microphone. Folks have to be pondering exactly how legally separated Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Oscar winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow will go about their separate but equal living situation in Amagansett.

Mortgage Woes: Can I Lose My Deposit And The Property?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - When life changes or measurements are a few inches off that can change the balance of a mortgage. Unfortunately that rarely works out well for the buyer.

Kardashian's To Open Dash Hamptons In Southampton Village On Jobs Lane

by Nicole B. Brewer
Real Estate News - Speculation over the location of the summer Kardashian-owned pop-up store DASH has been rampant since E! announced earlier this spring that Kourtney and Khloe would be filming their reality show, "Kourtney & Khloe Take The Hamptons" out east. As of Saturday morning that all came to rest as the famous jet-setting sisters signed a lease through their real estate agent at 64 Jobs Lane, Southampton.

Rent Paris Hilton's Hamptons Estate This Summer

by Nicole B. Brewer
Real Estate News - Looks like Paris Hilton and her famous family will not be hanging out in the Hamptons this summer. Word is that her parents, Rich and Kathy Hilton, have put their Water Mill estate up for rent for a mere $450K.

Hamptons Estate of Mind: Kardashian Crossings In Bridgehampton, Scarlett Johansson In Amagansett, Alec Baldwin's Bike Lane

by T.J. Clemente
Hamptons Estate Of Mind - As Memorial Day weekend approaches the other Hamptons begins to emerge. With the reports of record $100M homes changing rich hands this off-season there are reports of Alec Baldwin-friendly bike lanes in East Hampton and Kardashian Crossing lanes in Bridgehampton.

Create A Plan To Cover The Necessities Of Retirement

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - What's going to happen when your paycheck stops?

Further Lane Estate In East Hampton Sells For An Astonishing $145 Million

by Nicole Barylski
Real Estate News - A Hamptons mansion located on Further Lane in East Hampton has been sold for $145 million, making it the highest priced residential sale in the nation.

When Buying Property In The Hamptons, "Buyer Beware!"

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - New York is what is known as a "caveat emptor" State - "Buyer Beware!" In the Hamptons real estate market there are many often unknown or misunderstood issues with regard to the buyer's responsibility to exercise "due diligence" when purchasing real property.

Hamptons Business District Officially Breaks Ground

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Real Estate News - After years of planning and tireless negotiations at the county, town and local levels, the official ground breaking ceremony took place yesterday for the Hamptons Business District at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach.

Hamptons Hedges: Finding The Perfect Landscaper

by Bill D'Agata
Home And Garden - It can be a daunting task to entrust someone to create a backyard paradise for you.

Selling & Buying Hamptons Real Estate: Bring Your Computer But Don't Leave Your Personal Skills Behind!

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - We asked the Hamptons real estate pros about the changes in the real estate market and the new skills required of agents and managers, especially since the market recession, with the influence of the Internet. Their answers surprised us.

Anderson Cooper Lists One Of His Hamptons Homes

by Nicole Barylski
Real Estate News - The property located on Aspatuck Creek is one of two Quiogue homes the CNN news anchor owns.

Ani Antreasyan: Redefining Hamptons Style

by Lee Fryd
Home And Garden - With her zen-like, low key manner Ani Antreasyan isn't your typical decorator. But her sensibility for juxtaposing the rough hewn and repurposed have made her one of the vanguard tastemakers redefining Hamptons style.

Hamptons Holiday Rush: The Summer Season

by Bill D'Agata
Home And Garden - Choosing the proper contractor to prepare your home for Memorial Day is actually slightly more daunting than delivering 6.5 billion packages.

Richard Gere Drops The Price Of His Hamptons Estate By A Few Million

by Nicole Barylski
Real Estate News - Richard Gere lowered the asking price of his Hamptons home by $9 million.

Building In The Hamptons? - Fixed Construction Price Vs. Time & Materials Contracts

by Thomas Ickovic
Home And Garden - Which is The Appropriate Method for Your Project?

Hamptons Rentals: Does It Pay To Rep A Rental?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - The real estate industry across the Hamptons and North Fork is big business when it comes to rentals, especially when the price tag can be upwards of $500,000 for the summer season. That translates to nice commissions for brokers.

Smart Strategies For 'Spoiling' Your Kids And Grandkids

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - If you enjoy financially helping out your children and grandchildren, you're not alone.

Billy Joel Puts His Beachfront Hamptons Home On The Market

by Nicole Barylski
Real Estate News - Billy Joel is movin' out, of his stunning Sagaponack residence, that is.

Hamptons Rentals: Great Deals In June, Amagansett Dunes Is Hot, Short-Terms Popular

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - When you examine at the rental market across the East End of Long Island, specifically the Hamptons and the North Fork, you can't help but notice that the 2014 rental season is off to a strong start.

Plan Ahead For Your 2014 Charitable Gifts

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - A little planning throughout the year can go a long way to avoid the last-minute rush.

Hamptons Rentals: Landlords, Tenants, & Property Managers Get It In Writing

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - Rentals represent a major portion of the real estate activity on the East End of Long Island, both the North and South Forks. This is the first of a series of articles.

New Leadership With Lofty Goals For Hamptons & North Fork Realtors Association

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - An erroneous assumption among the public and even some in the real estate industry, assume that anyone who holds a real estate license and practices real estate is, by definition, a Realtor. However, that is not true.

Douglas Elliman Duo Ink Priciest Deal For Manhattan Townhouse

by Nicole Barylski
Real Estate News - The ambitious real estate duo, Oren Alexander and Tal Alexander of Douglas Elliman, are bulldozing sales barriers in the Manhattan market starting with the colossal deal they just inked for 19 East 64th Street.

Jay-Z And Beyoncé Could Be The Next Pair Of Celeb Hamptons Homeowners

by Nicole Barylski
Real Estate News - We hear that Jay-Z and Beyoncé, fresh off their steamy Grammy Awards performance, are looking for a permanent Hamptons oasis.

East End Real Estate Market is Booming! Sales for 2013 Up 61% Since 2011 - to $4.5 BILLION

by George Simpson
Real Estate News - According to George R. Simpson, President of Suffolk Research Service, Inc., the real estate market on the East End of Long Island is "BOOMING". Up 61% in sales since 2011, to $4.5 Billion.

Scarlett Johansson Purchases Hamptons Home In Amagansett

by Nicole Barylski
Real Estate News - The blonde bombshell reportedly bought a two-story, four-bedroom traditional shingled beach house on Shipwreck Drive.

Rechler Equity Partners Begins Development Of Hampton Business District In Westhampton Beach

by Nicole Barylski
Real Estate News - "Our commitment to Long Island extends from one end to the other and signifies a deep respect and appreciation for the community," noted Gregg Rechler, managing partner of Rechler Equity Partners.

Adventures in Real Estate: Buyers From Heaven, The Move From Hell

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - Having spent a career in real estate, I was not unaware of the trials and tribulations of selling and buying a home. In fact, we had put off selling and buying our own home precisely because I knew what a trauma it could be.

Smart Financial Resolutions For The New Year

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - With all of life's distractions, it's easy to be careless with money.

Saunders & Associates Hires New Executive Managing Director And General Counsel

by Nicole Barylski
Real Estate News - Theresa Quigley has joined Saunders & Associates as the new Executive Managing Director and General Counsel.

Vince Camuto's $75 Million Hamptons Real Estate Record-Breaking Sale

by Nicole B. Brewer
Real Estate News - Nine West founder and shoe designer, Vince Camuto, is breaking Hamptons real estate records with the sale of his $75 million Southampton estate. Originally listed for a mere $45 million, the addition of 8-acres upped the ante for oceanfront property on Gin Lane.

Retail Real Estate: Shopping For Space This Holiday Season

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - As I write this article, there are only a few shopping days until Christmas. I thought this would be a good time to address the subject of commercial real estate, specifically retail.

Keep Your Finances In Check This Holiday Season

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - Have you ever entered the New Year financially strapped because you spent more than you intended to over the holidays?

Beyond the Kitchen Sink: Do Not Presume What Goes With the Property

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - In real estate sales, presumption is often the root of most problems. A license law requirement for real estate brokers should be, "never presume," and never say, "I don't see why not." An issue that should be addressed by the broker and seller at the time of listing is what, beyond the kitchen sink of course, goes with the property.

East End 3rd Qtr Sales Highest In 10 Years: Hamptons Real Estate Market Shows Strong Trend For Recovery

by George Simpson
Real Estate News - Comparative 3nd Quarter 2013 market figures, as complied by Suffolk Research Service for the real estate industry of eastern Long Island, show a healthy trend of recovery in unit sales and dollar sales, but a down trend in median price vs 3rd Qtr 2012.

Choosing The Right Medicare Supplement Policy

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - If you are approaching age 65, you will soon become Medicare-eligible, and you have a few decisions to make.

Finding The Able Buyer: Hamptons Real Estate Brokers Avoid Sales Disasters

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - When it comes to the multi-million dollar homes in the Hamptons real estate market, issues not addressed at the proper time and in the proper manner may prove problematic in selling and buying a home.

O'Neills For Italian food? In Sicily?

by Chris Hall
Home And Garden - We arrived in Sicily and doubted that the food could match our triumphant wine paired dinner of a few days earlier in Florence. We were wrong.

Hamptons Real Estate Is A Secondary Market Says Corcoran's Michael Schultz

by Nicole B. Brewer
Broker's Outlook - "New York City wants to be here," says Hamptons real estate agent Michael Schultz, in the field for six years and currently hanging his shingle with the Corcoran Group in Wainscott and NYC.

Buyer Brokers: Brown Harris Stevens Breaks New Ground For Selling Hamptons Real Estate

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - Brown Harris Stevens is taking real estate brokerage in the Hamptons and across the East End in a whole new direction.

Hamptons Real Estate: How is the Town of Southampton Trying to Preserve the Land?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - The Hamptons is a thriving year-round community with a healthy tourist industry. It is the preservation of land that since the 1970's has kept the vistas serene. We wondered, just what is Southampton doing to preserve the natural landscapes? The answers might surprise you.

East Hampton's Cavagnaro Complex Sells For $5M

by Nicole B. Brewer
Real Estate News - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jackson Pollack, and Billy Joel were all regulars at the Cavagnaro Bar & Grill and Cavagnaro Deli, part of East Hampton's landmark Cavagnaro complex on Newtown Lane that just sold for $5 million.

Tired of Mums? Plant Pansies This Fall

by Anne Halpin
Home And Garden - It's officially autumn and that means chrysanthemums are taking over the Hamptons. If you're looking for some different colors in your pots or gardens this fall, plant pansies!

Hamptons Real Estate: Talking Luxury With Angela Boyer-Stump of Sotheby's

by Nicole B. Brewer
Broker's Outlook - Luxury Hamptons real estate specialist Angela Boyer-Stump, presently with Sotheby's International Real Estate, has been in the business for the last 15 years and is an active Hamptons resident.

Hamptons Home Insurance: What You Need To Know Before The Next Superstorm

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - Given the relationship between insurance and real estate and the propensity of regular superstorms in the Hamptons, I met with insurance broker Tim Brenneman, to get the real deal on what every homeowner should know to protect their slice of heaven on the East End of Long Island.

Sotheby's Broker Ann Ciardullo Talks Hamptons Real Estate

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Broker's Outlook - Ann Ciardullo shares her insight of the Hamptons real estate market with our readers.

Lowe Properties Save The Westbury Theater And Transform It Into A Performance Jewel

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Real Estate News - There is a new performance space Up-Island as the old Westbury Theater has had life breathed back into it with a major renovation that has transformed it into The Space at Westbury.

INTERVIEW Congressman Tim Bishop: Hamptons Real Estate Home Values, Development, Plum Island

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - I recently met with Congressman Tim Bishop in his Southampton office to discuss a report issued by the National Association of Realtors regarding housing demographics for all congressional districts in the country.

Begin Your Child's College Education With A Lesson In Finance

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - Managing finances as a college freshman can be an even bigger challenge than navigating an unfamiliar campus or acing a calculus test, but parents can help new students get off to a good start.

What's Happening to the Hamptons Real Estate Market?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - The Hamptons real estate market is always changing and the state of the market is an ever present topic around the water cooler and at high profile events. What is happening in Hamptons real estate right now?

Blooming: Easy Roses For Hamptons Gardens

by Anne Halpin
Home And Garden - Roses are the queens of the summer garden. But growing them can be tricky in this humid climate, especially this year.

Dos And Don'ts Of Asset Allocation

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - Asset allocation is an investment strategy of diversifying your investments among different kinds of asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, real estate and cash.

Cadillac Honors Hamptons Residents Frank Dalene And Richard Stott

by Nicole Barylski
Home And Garden - American luxury car company Cadillac hosted an afternoon of 'The Art + Science of Enlightened Luxury' at the Montauk Beach House. Hamptons residents Frank Dalene, of Telemark, and Richard Stott of Steelbone Design were honored for their work in sustainable building.

Hamptons $100 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

by T.J. Clemente
Real Estate News - When the U.S. Attorney's office in Islip, N.Y. unsealed a 24 count indictment against Adam Manson and brother-in-law Brian Callahan concerning what was called an almost $100 Million Ponzi scheme, I thought back to the days I was asked to meet Mr. Manson at the Panoramic View Oceanfront Luxury Villas all the way at the end of the Hamptons in Montauk

Hamptons Real Estate Brokers Are Asking, "What's in a Name?"

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - The new advertising guidelines issued by the DOS for real estate brokers effective January 2, 2014, in particular, the use of corporate titles, is a hot topic for all of the Vice Presidents out here in the Hamptons.

Changes In DOMA Laws Could Affect Hamptons Real Estate

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - The U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, and the amended Rental Permit Law in effect in the unincorporated areas of the Town of Southampton, could affect the real estate market in the Hamptons, on the East End of Long Island, and elsewhere.

30 Designers Featured In 2013 Hampton Designer Showhouse

by Nicole Barylski
Home And Garden - This year the Hampton Designer Showhouse is a traditional shingle style home provided by Bodenchak Design and Build and features 30 interior designers and decorative artists.

Price It Right: Hamptons Real Estate Insights From Douglas Elliman's Richard Doyle

by Nicole B. Brewer
Broker's Outlook - “If the price isn't right, well then, let it sit," says Hamptons native Richard Doyle, Vice President at Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Southampton.

Are "Pocket Listings" the Real Deal In The Hamptons?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - The “Real Deal” claims an increasing trend towards “pocket listings” as a way of selling real estate across the country in a hot market. The Hamptons, it could be argued, is a very hot market especially in the summer season.

Preparing For A Confident Retirement

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - The Retirement Check-In® study found that on average, Americans nearing retirement report a gap of nearly $200,000 between what they have saved, and what they believe they will actually need to live comfortably in retirement.

Mortgage Contingencies: Do They Help Or Hinder A Hamptons Sale?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - Mortgage contingencies, intended to protect the buyer, play a significant role in the Hamptons when buying and selling a home.

Reconstruction Process To Begin On Historic Thomas Moran House

by Andrew Nachemson
Real Estate News - John Hummel and Associates selected to work on East Hampton landmark.

Shelter Island Is "Hot" Says Hamptons Real Estate Pro Peter McCracken

by Nicole B. Brewer
Broker's Outlook - Hamptons real estate agent Peter McCracken of the Corcoran Group has seen the inventory decline a bit over the past eight months on Shelter Island. However, he predicts a very active fall season.

Beating The Great Hamptons Impatiens Blight

by Anne Halpin
Home And Garden - Did you plant impatiens in your yard last year? Did it die…suddenly? It wasn't your fault.

New Real Estate School Opens For Business In The Hamptons

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - With the closing of Southampton College, no classroom opportunities have been available since 2009 east of Riverhead for those in real estate. Thanks to Cook Maran Services, that is about to change this July.

Retirement Income Strategies In A Low Interest Rate Environment

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - It's no secret that generating income in retirement is not as easy as it used to be.

Trading Hamptons Mansions For Mobile Homes

by Andrew Nachemson
Real Estate News - Hamptons residents are moving into trailers for the summer in order to rent million dollar mansions and making huge gains by downgrading for the summer.

Get Stoned: Hamptons Properties Values Up The Ante

by Linda Ardigo
Home And Garden - Whether one is deciding to go forward with a landscape architect/designer's plan or, your own creative plan of adding stone work as part of your garden, is a big move.

Real Estate In The Hamptons Is Cyclical Says Bill Williams of Sotheby's

by Nicole B. Brewer
Broker's Outlook - Hamptons real estate agent Bill Williams, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor at Sotheby's International Realty in East Hampton, doesn't get surprised by the wild amenities in the Hamptons most amazing homes anymore, “It's truly crazy what some people will put in [their] homes."

Jennifer Lopez in The Hamptons: J.Lo To Join Beachside Block Party

by Devon Aragona
Real Estate News - Word on the street is that megastar Jennifer Lopez is plunking down $10 million to buy a home in the Hamptons.

Buying & Selling The Hamptons: Tips From 6 Real Real Estate Pros

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - We reached out to six real estate pros across the Hamptons to get the inside scoop on the Hamptons real estate market this season.

Wisteria Lane

by Mar Jennings
Home And Garden - I don't want to speculate on whether or not we have any desperate housewives here in the Hamptons, but I can assure you that it's easy to find examples of the pristine, well-manicured beauty of the homes and gardens of Wisteria Lane.

Hamptons Condominium With Historic Pedigree Sells For $2.52 Million

by Michelle DiLungo
Real Estate News - A beautiful 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condominium located at 456 Old Town Road in Southampton with ties to the former heads of Standard Oil and Atari has recently sold for $2.52 million.

Calculating The Real Retirement Number

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - The “million dollar” question many of those preparing for retirement ask themselves is simply stated but not necessarily easy to answer – “how much money do I need to save to secure a comfortable retirement?”

Sumptuous Flowers For Hamptons Spring And Summer Tables

by Anne Halpin
Home And Garden - The season for entertaining in the Hamptons will be under way before we know it. Fresh floral arrangements are a gracious addition to party décor, of course.

Buying The Hamptons: Get A Buyers Agent

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - In most cases on both the South Fork (The Hamptons) and North Fork of Eastern Long Island, real estate brokers by custom represent sellers. But that is about to change.

Hamptons Real Estate: Selling Season In Full Swing

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - It's that time of year again in the Hamptons and on the East End of Long Island when real estate “for sale” signs sprout up before our fall crops do.

Ditching The Hamptons Real Estate Commission

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - Hamptons agents react to the story of two men enticed a real estate agent into showing them properties and then tried to ditch out on the commission.

Can You Turn Home Equity Into Retirement Income?

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - The long-struggling housing market is finally showing signs of recovery, giving many homeowners more equity in their properties.

Duo Attempts To Cheat Hamptons Real Estate Salesperson A $3,000 Commission

by Nicole Barylski
Real Estate News - Hamptons Broker Rosehip Partners recently exposed a duo who tried to cheat a real estate salesperson out of more than $3,000 commission.

Hedge Fund Billionaire Now Owns Two Hamptons Mansions On Further Lane

by Grace Walsh
Real Estate News - Just days after billionaire hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors bought Picasso's La Reve for $155 million, he purchased a $60 million Hamptons mansion, next to the one he already owns.

Actress Brooke Shields Buys $4.3 Million Cottage In The Hamptons

by Grace Walsh
Real Estate News - Looks like actress Brooke Shields will be another celebrity who escapes to the Hamptons this summer.

Enchanted April In The Hamptons

by Mar Jennings
Home And Garden - They say that April showers bring May flowers to a garden, but when it comes to the Hamptons no one likes rain regardless of the season. You can't blame us, as the Hamptons' appeal is built on social gatherings, overnight guests and lots of dining out and parties—all things that are less enjoyable when it's raining.

Hamptons Real Estate: Where Can a Sex Offender Reside?

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - In 2007, the Town of Southampton enacted Town Law S:215 which prohibits sex offenders from residing within one mile of any school. But will this cause clusters of sex offenders? What are the laws? What are the long term implications for the Hamptons?

How Your Relationship Status May Affect Your Finances

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - Whether you said “I do” at the altar, entered a common law marriage, are in a domestic partnership or cohabit with your significant other, the laws about your financial rights and obligations vary by state, and sometimes even by city.

Alluring Orchids: Dead Or Alive?

by Linda Ardigo
Home And Garden - Orchids remind us in the Hamptons of lush tropical gardens. They are sensual looking and inspire our imaginations. When in full bloom, especially in our northeast winter environment, orchids have a tranquilizing effect with a promise of summer days to come.

Hamptons Home Sales: Who Pays Which Taxes?

by John A. Viteritti
Real Estate News - Among the taxes that affect the transfer of real property in the Hamptons and North Fork are the New York State Seller Transfer Tax, the “Mansion Tax,” and the “Peconic Tax.” But, who pays what?

Springing In The Hamptons: Early Spring

by Mar Jennings
Home And Garden - Spring is in the air and the locals are restless with cabin fever. Although the specific dates of the season are based on astronomy and meteorology, we all know what spring means: rebirth, renewal and re-growth—followed by lots of traffic on Route 27.

Tax Refunds Are Vulnerable To Identity Theft

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - Hollywood may have just produced a film playing on the issue, but real identity theft is no laughing matter.

Hellebores in The Hamptons: The Perfect Perennial

by Anne Halpin
Home And Garden - What could make a flower gardener's heart beat faster than a perennial that blooms in earliest spring, loves the shade, tolerates dry conditions, and isn't on the menu of deer or voles? Gardeners of the Hamptons, meet the hellebores.

Saunas: The Ultimate At Home Relaxation

by Nicole Barylski
Home And Garden - A trip to the spa leaves you feeling like a new person. So why go out when relaxation can come to you?

Hamptons Winter Garden Activities

by Mar Jennings
Home And Garden - I love the Hamptons in the Winter! When I visit my Southampton rental it is the perfect time to enjoy the natural beauty that makes the Hamptons so wonderful. But no sooner than I've relaxed than my gardener's internal voice starts up: I know there is work to be done.

Hearty Houseplants Green Up The Hamptons

by Anne Halpin
Home And Garden - When winter winds blow outside, indoors your Hamptons home can be a verdant oasis. Sharing your living space with houseplants can help soothe your winter-weary soul and bring health benefits besides.

Estate Planning When It's Just the Two of You

by Rocco A. Carriero
Dollars and Sense - Planning for the future can take a different shape when children aren't involved.

Hillary Clinton To Move To the Hamptons: Top 5 Places She And Ex-Pres Bill Clinton Should Buy

by Nicole B. Brewer
Real Estate News - Rumor has it the former first couple, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, are looking to set down roots on the East End and have engaged the services of a high-end Hamptons broker to scope out the scene for them.

King Of His Castle: Sir Ivan's Hamptons Estate A 24-Karat La La Land

by Nicole B. Brewer
Real Estate News - Dream homes in the Hamptons have it all - big pool, tennis court, home theater, putting green, wine cellar – but only one has a nightclub, drawbridge, and 24-Karat gold paint on the tennis court.

Hamptons Winter Wonderland Gardens

by Linda Ardigo
Home And Garden - Nature creates winter wonderlands all around us and in order to design your personal winter garden in the Hamptons one begins by having a vision.

New Beginnings, And I Feel Fine

by Chris Hall
Home And Garden - December 21, 2012, came and went and the world did not end. Fortunately, many believe that the Mayan calendar signified a transition on that the date and it marks the start of time in which Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation. For countless people, 21 December 2012, marked the beginning of a new era.

Location And Pricing Close The Deal Says Hamptons Real Estate Pro Mala Sander

by Nicole B. Brewer
Broker's Outlook - “I think as long as the Hamptons retain their natural character and NYC is less than two hours away, the East End will always be a golden investment,” says Mala Sander, Corcoran Group Senior Vice President/Associate Broker.

A Glass Half-Full: Wine Country Wine Cellars & Private Tasting Rooms

by Nicole Barylski
Home And Garden - When thinking about the 60 or so wineries dotted across the North Fork and in the Hamptons, it should be no surprise that the inclusion of wine cellars is a "must have" feature on the rise in a 'wine country' home.

Can A Real Estate Broker Be Held Responsible? Sometimes It Is A Matter Of Opinion

by John A. Viteritti
Land and Law - A real estate agent's responsibilities are often determined by an administrative law judge of New York's Department of State or a civil court judge. It is not uncommon for real estate agents to ask, “Can I be held responsible if?”

Clean, Clear, Chlorine-Free: Hamptons Pool Maintenance Goes High-Tech

by Anne Halpin
Home And Garden - If you want to get away from a chlorinated pool, there are alternatives. Swimming pools in the Hamptons can be clean and clear without chlorine. And you don't have to start from scratch—your existing pool can be converted to a non-chlorine system.

Real Estate Market Trends

Real Trends - Real Estate Market Trends for the Hamptons. Includes charts and graphs. Click Here For Market Trends

 
 
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