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There is always something new and exciting in our Hamptons Real Estate market.  Check out some blogs below about neighborhood market news, new listings, sales strategies for buyers and sellers, and some personal opinions as well!  Please leave some feedback in the comment section to let us know what you think.
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The Buyer’s Counseling Session – homes for sale in The Hamptons

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  If you are a buyer looking for homes for sale in The Hamptons or on the East End of Long Island, we invite you to sit with us for a Buyer’s Counseling Session.  We promise you will find it enlightening, to say the least.  And it’s a great way to see if working with a Hamptons’ Edge Buyer’s Agent is right for you. The Buyer’s Counseling Session First and foremost we will explain Agency Disclosure.  This pertains to representation, and the difference between client level service, and customer level service (It’s a real eye opener!). Then, it’s on to objectives: What’s in it for us? A chance to distinguish ourselves from every other brokerage on the East End of Long Island. Did you know The Hamptons’ Edge Real Estate Co. is the only exclusive buyer agency in the Hamptons?  It’s true – we represent people, not properties. What’s in it for you? You deserve representation.  And you do have a choice.  Our Buyer’s Counseling Session gives you the opportunity to thoroughly screen, interview, and if we are a good fit, hire us as your Buyer’s Representative. And the best part is that we will explain how you’ll be hiring us for free. Helping you understand the home-buying process is something we take very seriously and because The Hamptons’ Edge Buyer Agents represent you (and not the homeowner), we are there from contract to closing. You will learn that because we don’t list homes for sale, there is no allegiance other than to you. In fact, it is our duty to point out unnoticed features or faults with a property.  We don’t have a preference of which home you purchase, as long as it’s the right home for you. Last, but not least, we listen.  It’s vital for us to understand what you’re looking for.  The things that are important to you.  After all, if we are going to represent your best interests, we will need to know information such as: Your reason for buying – so we can begin a proper search Your wants, needs, and wish list – so we can help you find the perfect home  Your price range – so we can negotiate the best price and terms possible Your financing questions and concerns – so that we are always on the same page In real estate, representation is everything. Representation means client level service, and client level service means having your agent work in your best interest, at all times.  For buyers looking at homes for sale in the Hamptons, that means working with a buyer’s agent.  On the East End of Long Island, that means The Hamptons’ Edge Real Estate...

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Westhampton Waterfront Home For Sale

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Buying, Neighborhood | 0 comments

Westhampton Waterfront Home For Sale

    Listing Details   Westhampton Waterfront Home For Sale Westhampton, NY 11977 Price: $595,000.00 MLS number: 2665983 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3   Call Bill Carroll at 631-241-8168 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.   Click Here To See This Home’s Entire Website   You Will Love the Views From Every Room in the House   Don’t miss this Wonderful opportunity to own a one of a kind Westhampton Waterfront Home For Sale.  This Fantastic Two Level Contemporary Home was designed to take full advantage of 90 plus feet of Lake Front Living.  Every room has Full Length Sliding Glass Doors that offer Spectacular Water Views at all Times and Seasons. If you love nature, you’ll be hard pressed to find another location in The Hamptons that offers so much all from your very own back yard.  Egret, Heron, and Osprey are just a fraction of the Bird Life that will be part of your everyday Nature Watching Routine. And it doesn’t stop there.  Whether it’s Springtime Kayaking and Canoeing with Family and Friends, sitting Poolside in the Summer taking in the Sun, Lakeside in the Fall enjoying the Incredible Foliage, or Winter by the Fireplace watching the Kids Ice Skate on the Lake, You and Your Family will get Enjoyment from this Westhampton Waterfront Home For Sale 365 days out of the year.   Stunning Water Views  Open Floor Plan   Click here to see The Virtual Tour of this Westhampton Waterfront Home For Sale  Architecturally Designed Specifically for this Property The Plans for This Westhampton Waterfront Home For Sale were painstakingly thought out so that the home itself blends seamlessly into the Landscape, and the Lake can be seen from every Vantage Point from both Inside and Outside the House.  The Floor Plan offers Double-Winged Construction with Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Living Space, including Fireplaces on Both Levels. Sliding Glass Doors in every room offer views for every season and occasion.  Come and sit on the deck that overlooks the in-ground Pool and pristine Lake Views.  Oh, and don’t forget the over 90 feet of waterfront. Not to be Overlooked is the Open-Spaced, Light-Filled Floor Plan with a Custom Maple Kitchen, Dining Area, and Living Room that Flow Together as One, and the Second Floor Balcony that doesn’t have a Bad Seat In The House. Wait until you see the Sunsets! There’s nothing better than living in Westhampton Westhampton, often called “The Family Hampton”, known for its Family Friendly Environment is one of the Hamlets Located in The Town Of Southampton.  As a Westhampton Resident, you are entitled to enjoy any number of World Class beaches on Dune Rd., all just Minutes Away.  Also close by are the Shops and Restaurants of Westhampton Beach, Movie Theater, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, and everything else The Hamptons have to offer. Don’t like sitting in Traffic?  Westhampton is One of the Closest Hamptons Communities to Manhattan and Points West.  While other Hamptonites are still on the Road, you’ll be settled in and taking full advantage of everything this Westhampton Waterfront Home For Sale has to offer.   Find Similar Homes in the Area...

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Client vs. Customer: Semantics or a really big deal?

Posted by on April 10, 2014 in Buying, Market, Selling | 0 comments

Client vs. Customer: Semantics or a really big deal?

Client vs. Customer: Semantics or a really big deal?   It has become one of my favorite sayings:  “In real estate, representation is everything.”   I find that to be especially true in this current buyer’s market.  So many buyers are missing out on great opportunities because they are unaware that they are entitled to a very special kind of representation.  They instead wind up working with an agent who is acting in the best interest of the seller.   In my article in Dan’s Hamptons “Ask the Expert” column last year, I covered a few basics on how a buyer can tell who the agent represents and why that’s important.   Hopefully, the tables below will clarify any confusion as to the two very different relationships when it comes to buyers working with real estate agents.   Please don’t be thrown off by the word customer.  People automatically associate that word with someone who is purchasing something – thereby relating it to the buying side of real estate.  Well, that’s not necessarily so, as a customer can be a seller as well.  In real estate jargon, the definition of customer is “the third party with whom the agent deals on behalf of the principal (client).”  Sounds pretty unappealing, doesn’t it?     CUSTOMER               RESPONSIBILITY HONESTY Ensure all laws and regulations pertaining to the transaction are obeyed ACCOUNTING Safeguard money and property held on behalf of the customer REASONABLE SKILL Provide customer with standards of practice and competence that are reasonably expected DISCLOSURE (Material Fact and Agency) Disclose material facts about a property.  Disclose agency relationship.  Explain the difference between a customer and client relationship in a timely fashion SO THAT A CUSTOMER CAN PROTECT THEIR OWN INTERESTS     CLIENT                 DUTY FULL DISCLOSURE Disclose all info that might affect the clients decision LOYALTY Do not conduct the client’s business in such a way to benefit the customer or any other party to the detriment of the client’s interest CONFIDENTIALITY Do not divulge any confidential information about the client told or learned by the agent within the agency relationship REASONABLE CARE AND DILIGENCE Protect the client from foreseeable risks or harm and recommend the client obtain expert advice or assistance when needs are outside the scope of the agents expertise OBEDIENCE Act subject to the client’s continuous control (following all lawful instructions) ACCOUNTING Safeguard money and property held on behalf of client   The Hamptons’ Edge Real Estate Group  –  In Real Estate, Representation is...

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The Vineyards at Moriches – Over 55 Condos

Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Buying, Neighborhood | 0 comments

The Vineyards at Moriches –  Over 55 Condos

   Location, luxury, and value. Those are the first things you’ll think of as you pass through the gates of The Vineyards at Moriches over 55 condos.  The complex consists of only 92 semi-attached units which are comfortably spaced apart, giving the community a great sense of openness and privacy. Because of its perfect proximity to so many options of things to do, the community has attracted a very youthful and active group of homeowners. That is very apparent as you will see so many neighbors enjoying the outdoor activities The Vineyards has to offer.   State of the art architecture and construction The Vineyards at Moriches over 55 condos offer nine different models (all named after different types of wines), ranging in size from 1900 to 2900 square feet. Units were built with two bedrooms, many with an option for a third. Master Bedrooms are located on the first floor and are as elegant as you can imagine, with soaring ceilings, double walk-in closets and ultra-luxurious bathrooms. On the second floor there is a great open space for which uses are only limited by one’s imagination. No matter which unit you choose, you can count on an open and spacious floor plan similar to those found in high end luxury homes. Units have green energy insulated full basements with plenty of headroom and a large two car garage. The entire complex uses natural gas as it’s source of energy, and the complex has been energy star rated, making it quite economical for all. To get an idea of the superb design and layout, view this currently available Chablis unit.   More luxury, less hassle Because the builders placed an emphasis on open space, each unit is a corner unit, which translates to more windows and sunlight. All models enter through a covered porch and open to a fabulous living space with a two story entry foyer. Gas fireplaces, internet access wiring, deluxe home alarm package, and a medical alert calling system are all part of what is already in place. Snow plowing and shoveling, lawn mowing and landscaping are included among other things are all part of the maintenance free living at The Vineyards at Moriches over 55 condos.   Why people love living at The Vineyards Location– Talk about your perfect location! One hour to Manhattan, and minutes to The Hamptons and the North Fork and their sandy beaches, fine dining, boating, nature preserves, antiquing, shopping and wine tasting. Close to all major highways and the LIRR. And let’s not overlook the hamlet itself, Center Moriches, which  has wonderful shops and restaurants as well. Luxury– From stem to stern  The Vineyards at Moriches over 55 condos will meet the expectations of even the most discerning buyer.  The builder (Ornstein Leyton) has spared no expense when it comes to design and comfort, both inside and out. Value–  when all things are considered, you simply will not find a better value than the condos at The Vineyards. Priced in the five hundred thousand dollar range, one would be hard pressed to find anything as spacious, modern, and well-built with as much to offer anywhere else on the east end of Long Island.   Amenities No active over 55 community on Long Island would be complete without an activity center and clubhouse, and the Vineyards at...

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Long Tree Pond Community, Eastport, NY

Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Neighborhood | 0 comments

Long Tree Pond Community, Eastport, NY

    Why Do People Live here?      Ask any resident of Long Tree Pond. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t completely enjoy living here. The neighborhood consists of a wonderful mix of summer residents and full time occupants. Just far enough off the beaten path, most days you’ll find folks walking and jogging through the neighborhood, as well as kids heading to a friend’s house for a pool party, or biking to the tennis courts that are part of the community. All this and it’s literally minutes from Westhampton Beach Main Street activities and Dune Road Beaches.   Looking for a home in Long Tree Pond Community, Eastport, NY?   Interested in homes for sale in Long Tree Pond Community, Eastport,NY?  Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Southampton Town.     What’s the Neighborhood Like? Long Tree Pond Community, Eastport, NY consists of 88 homes spread out on over 130 acres.  Homes are typically set on 5/8ths to 3/4s of an acre, although most properties feel much larger due to well-planned acres of green spaces throughout the community. Because there are a wide variety of home styles, including Ranch, Contemporary, Post Modern, and Traditional,  Long Tree Pond has a character difficult to find anywhere else, one that avoids that “cookie cutter” feel that so many subdivisions result in. Amenities include tennis courts and a large open green space where an annual picnic barbecue is held.   What about value?   If you’re looking for a combination of location, reasonable taxes and affordability, Long Tree Pond Community, Eastport, NY could be the answer. Located on the western edge of Southampton Township, Eastport offers easy access to all The Hamptons have to offer, including access to some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere. Long Tree Pond is conveniently located to both public transportation and major thoroughfares. Southampton taxes are comparably less than most other townships on Long Island and help keep the cost of living down. As far as affordability goes, the homes in Long Tree Pond are consistently sold for far less than the median sale price of Southampton Town, making it an extremely attractive place to live and one of the East End of Long Islands best kept secrets.   What makes Eastport special?  The location, for one thing. Just a little over an hour’s drive from Manhattan, Eastport is a great jumping off point for all points east, including all of The Hamptons villages, beaches and hot spots. Eastport’s Main Street is rapidly becoming the “go to” destination for the best antique shops on Long Island. All in all, after comparing what  you get for what you pay, you will find Eastport is very tough to beat....

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Post Modern Home For Sale In The Greater Westhampton Area

Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Buying | 0 comments

Post Modern Home For Sale In The Greater Westhampton Area

    Price: $1,149,000 MLS number: 2655059 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Square Footage: 3700 Acreage: 1.6 Garage: 3 Car Attached   You Will Love the Light Filled Open Space of this Builder’s Custom Property Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to own a stunning Post Modern Home For Sale In The Greater Westhampton Area. Built for a builder’s own family, no detail or expense has been spared in the design and construction of this 3700 square foot home which is set on 1.6 fabulous acres of prime location. Entering through the dramatic Foyer with Grand Staircase the first thing one notices is the incredible Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors,which run throughout the house. As you pass through the Living Area, it’s easy to see that the designer placed great emphasis on Large Open Spaces, High Ceilings, and Sun Filled Rooms. The Gourmet Kitchen (a chef’s dream) flows seamlessly into the Family Great Room, making this home perfect for entertaining on all occasions. The Over-sized Master Bedroom is En Suite and in addition to a Luxurious Jacuzzi Tub has a large private Shower Room covered in marble, not to mention private Water Closet. There is a “bonus” Room above the 3 Car Garage which could accommodate a second Master Bedroom with Bath or a large Game/Media Room. The basement is set up for finishing, with high ceilings and egress windows and door in place. Outside there is a fifty foot long swimming pool and plenty of room for a tennis court. Spacious Master Bedroom   Amazing Gourmet Kitchen                                   Kitchen Perfect for Entertaining If entertaining is your forte, there is no better place to do this then from the expansive Kitchen in this amazing Post Modern Home For Sale In The Greater Westhampton Area. The stainless steel appliances and ceiling height custom maple cabinets are state of the art, but it’s the vast amount of space that makes bringing friends together so easy. The over-sized Granite Island is perfect for breakfast and quick meals when not using the Formal Dining Room.                 Speonk in The Great Westhampton Area The Hamlet of Speonk in the Town of Southampton is located in The Greater Westhampton Area, which also includes the Hamlets of Remsenburg to the south, and Westhampton and Quiogue, as well as the Incorporated Villages of Westhampton Beach, Westhampton Dunes, and Quogue to the east. Perhaps not quite as well known as it’s Greater Westhampton Area counterparts, some of the things that make Speonk an excellent place to buy a home are it’s incredible dollar value in terms of purchasing, low tax base, and great proximity to all things desirable in The Hamptons and NYC. Speonk has it’s own train station and is less than ninety minutes to Manhattan by car. Westhampton Beach’s Main Street with it’s wonderful Shops and Restaurants are just a couple of minutes away, and as a Southampton resident, one can take advantage of any number of Town Beaches on The Hamptons famous Dune Road. Check out the full virtual tour of this Post Modern Home For Sale In The Greater Westhampton Area here.   Call Bill Carroll at 631-241-8168 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing...

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Welcome to my new blog

Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Welcome to my new real estate blog.  Please check back often to see my latest posts.

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