Fun Things To Do In The Huntington/Five Harbors Area & Beyond~ April 24th, 25th & 26th

There’s plenty to see and do in the Huntington/Five Harbors area this weekend including plays in Centerport and in Northport as well as performances at the Paramount and Cinema Arts Centre. Celebrate DNA day and the beautiful spring season at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery Spring Festival- there will be a petting zoo, fishing and so much more.

Have a great weekend!

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10 Fun Things To Do In Honor of Earth Day 2015 in the Huntington~Five Harbors Area & Beyond

Happy Earth Day 2015!  What will you do to celebrate?  Hope our ideas will not only be helpful for today, but that you will always keep them in mind to enjoy and support.  It is because of places like this that make us LUCKY TO LIVE HERE :)

While you’re out enjoying our Earth, be sure to take pictures and leave only footprints behind. Post on instagram @luckytolivehere, hashtag #earthday #luckytolivehere #ltlh.  Join NASA’s mission and share pictures and videos of your favorite places on Earth using #NoPlaceLikeHome.

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1.  Sign up for Run for Caumsett – a 5K walk/run on Sunday 5/17.  All proceeds will go to the benefit and preservation of this incredible 1500 acre historic state park preserve in Lloyd Harbor.

2.  Learn more about Volunteers for Wildlife located in Locust Valley and sponsor an animal.

3.  Bring the kids to Huntington’s Family Earth Day Expo on 4/25 from 9AM to 1:00PM to learn about going Green. Learn about e-cycling, a green showcase, plastic bag recycling and a touch a truck event.

4.  Discover more about the Nature Conservancy nationally and enjoy their Uplands Farm Sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor by taking a level walk on their 2.4 mile trail.

5.  Learn about fresh water ecosystems at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium then take a hike in the adjacent St. Johns Pond Preserve trail to explore some of Long Island’s oldest forests.

6.  Check out the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audobon Center in Oyster Bay ~ oldest songbird sanctuary in the U.S!  Sign your kids up for their Summer Sanctuary Adventures.

7.  Be informed and support local land conservation efforts of the North Shore Land Alliance including DeForest Williams and the Shore Road Restoration Project , both in Cold Spring Harbor.

8.  Discover the many Long Island Greenbelt Trails and sign up for the 9th Annual Hike for Life on May 10th.

9.  Understand, appreciate and enjoy our local marine environment at The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay.

10.  Like our luckytolivehere facebook page and share this post with your friends ~ because we’re not just passionate about selling houses, we’re passionate about helping people discover what makes living here so special.

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Fun Things To Do In The Huntington/Five Harbors Area & Beyond~ April 17th, 18th & 19th

We have so many great reasons to be lucky to live here in the Five Harbors this weekend. Begin your weekend with a special discounted spa service as part of Spa Week then head on down to Cold Spring Harbor to the Whaling Museum on Saturday for the Green Arts EcoFair. Head to the Engeman Theater in Northport for a showing of A Chorus Line, Cinderella or wait till Sunday and see Will & Anthony Nunziata in their show “Broadway, Our Way”. Have a great weekend.

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Real Estate For Sale~ 4 Saw Mill Lane, Cold Spring Harbor

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Updated in 2005, this Classic Colonial features a true center-hall, Gourmet Kitchen with double island, professional appliances, large dining area. Sun-filled Great Room with vaulted ceiling and expansive windows, Family Room with fireplace, formal Living Room with fireplace, Dining Room with french doors lead to covered porch. Gorgeous open/usable 2 shy acres on cul-de-sac with heated pool.

5 Reasons To Buy 4 Saw Mill Lane, Cold Spring Harbor

5.  Eagle Dock Beach & Mooring Rts (Dues)

4. Cold Spring Harbor School District

3. Location! Location! Situated on cul-de-sac street only 1.6 miles away from Cold Spring Harbor train station

2.  Great layout with beautiful light and bright great room and updated kitchen with double islands!

1.  Gorgeous landscaped property with heated pool

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How Is The Market In The Huntington/Five Harbors School Districts~March-April 2015

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Cold Spring Harbor

Of the 143 homes currently listed* in the Cold Spring Harbor School District, the average listing price is $2,209,671. The lowest listing price is $599,000 and the highest listing price is $16,500,000. In the month of March, 9 homes went Under Contract. The average Days on Market was 115 days. The average Listing Price was $1,759,544. In the month of March, 6 homes Closed and the average Sold price was $2,439,167.

Click Here to see a list of the homes which went Under Contract & Closed during March in the Cold Spring Harbor School District.

 

Harborfields

Of the 97 homes currently listed* in the Harborfields School District, the average listing price is $663,239. The lowest listing price is $279,000 and the highest listing price is $2,300,000. In the month of March, 12 homes went Under Contract. The average Days on Market was 118 days. The average Listing Price was $562,307. In the month of March, 14 homes Closed and the average Sold price was $520,643.

Click Here to see a list of the homes which went Under Contract & Closed during March in the Harborfields School District.

 

Huntington

Of the 191 homes currently listed* in the Huntington School District, the average listing price is $715,718. The lowest listing price is $108,000 and the highest listing price is $3,350,000. In the month of March, 33 homes went Under Contract. The average Days on Market was 142 days. The average Listing Price was $683,599. In the month of March, 22 homes Closed and the average Sold price was $602,136.

Click Here to see a list of the homes which went Under Contract & Closed during March in the Huntington School District.

 

Northport

Of the 145 homes currently listed* in the Northport School District, the average listing price is $789,193. The lowest listing price is $265,000 and the highest listing price is $3,900,000. In the month of March, 20 homes went Under Contract. The average Days on Market was 88 days. The average Listing Price was $585,832. In the month of March, 19 homes Closed and the average Sold price was $491,632.

Click Here to see a list of the homes which went Under Contract & Closed during March in the Northport School District.

 

See a complete list Here of the homes that went Under Contract and Closed in the Five Harbors school districts during March.

 

Prices listed in Under Contract transactions reflect the list price. Prices listed in Closed transactions reflect the sold price.

Statistics based on residential properties reported as Under Contract and/or Closed March 1st-March 31st on Long Island Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

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Fun Things To Do In The Huntington/Five Harbors Area & Beyond~ April 10th, 11th & 12th

There’s going to be great events this weekend including musical performances at the Vanderbilt Planetarium & Paramount, theatrical performances at the John Engeman Theater and walks at both the Cold Spring Harbor Lab and at Caumsett Park. Check out more events this month on our calendar. Have a great weekend!

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Save Some $$ With Helpful Real Estate Tax Tips

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Can you believe it’s almost April 15th? The 2015 year sure is flying by…

We wanted to share a few quick tips that will help as you are preparing/filing your tax return:

  1. Don’t forget your mortgage interest deduction: This one is a no brainer, but we can’t tell you how many people forget it. You can deduct 100% of the interest portion of your 2014 mortgage payments when you file your return.
  2. Deduct your property tax: Property taxes paid on both primary residences and vacation homes are fully deductible.
  3. Closing costs: If you bought a home in 2014, you can claim the “origination fees” on your loan as being tax deductible.
  4. The capital gains exclusion: If you own a home that has been your primary residence for more than two years, and you sold it in 2014, you qualify for this exclusion. When you sell a home, up to $500,000 for married couples ($250,000 if you’re single), your profits are NOT taxable.

It should go without saying that if you’ve spoken to a CPA recently, their advice goes a lot further than ours. That being said, we wouldn’t feel right if we didn’t pass along a few of these often-overlooked real estate specific tax deductions.

We hope you found this useful!

P.S. Here are a few more bonus tax breaks you can check out, courtesy of Trulia, including one for “Green” homes.

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New Real Estate Listing Coming Soon ~ 11 Meadow Lane, Lloyd Harbor

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Warm and inviting, this meticulously maintained home is nestled on idyllic cleared level 2 acres adjacent to Caumsett Park. Sunny and bright interior features hardwood floors, living room with fireplace, updated kitchen, 1 bedroom  & office on 1st floor and 3 bedrooms on the second. Nearby Fiddler’s Green Association (dues) provides mooring rights, beach and social events.

5 Reasons To Buy 11 Meadow Lane, Lloyd Harbor

5. Great price!

4.  Superb layout- choice of master on first or second floor and light-filled sun room with a wall of windows, perfect for taking in the view from the indoors.

3.  Beautiful 2 flat acre property with room for pool.

2. Caumsett State Park- this home backs incredible 1,500 acre park with walking & biking trails, equestrian facility and much more!

1. Fiddler’s Green Beach Association (dues)- offering social events, private beach on Long Island Sound, dock and mooring rights on the harbor

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Fun Things To Do In The Huntington/Five Harbors Area & Beyond~ April 3rd, 4th & 5th

Hopefully this weekend’s weather is going to be nice for egg hunting. No matter what the weather, it’s always a good weekend to hunt for a new home :). Click here if you need some dining, shopping or egg hunting ideas for this weekend.

We hope your families have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Happy Passover & Easter

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Fun Things To Do In The Huntington/Five Harbors Area~ April 2015

The Lucky to Live Here Team wishes you a happy Spring! There is plenty to do inside and outside in April in the Huntington-Five Harbors area. Enjoy all the outdoor activities including exciting area egg-hunts and Earth Day activities.  Have a wonderful Spring Break and always have fun! Before you know it, we’ll be posting our Tide Charts.

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