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Vote to Preserve Steinbeck Property Could Come as Soon as Valentine’s Day

The Sag Harbor home where Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck spent the later years of his life is on the brink of preservation this month, as Southampton Town, the Sag Harbor Partnership and the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas work out the final details to make the property a place where writers can work for generations to come. Praise for the effort was nearly unanimous at a
Roger Ferris & Partners’ design for the new Bay Street Theatre.
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Friends of Bay Street Put Proposed New Theater Site Back on the Market

Pictured Above: Roger Ferris & Partners’ design for the proposed Bay Street Theatre, which is no longer being considered The Sag Harbor property where Bay Street Theater had planned to build a new, state-of-the-art performing arts center is back on the market this week, after the plans met with a backlash from the public two years ago. Friends of Bay Street, a non-profit founded by Adam Potter, who has also
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Real Estate: Second Quarter was a Mixed Bag

The East End real estate market was still thawing out in the second quarter of 2020, even though many  in the industry predicted the spring pandemic scare would prompt panic buying of homes here by New York City residents. Real estate reports here show a mixed bag of signals. In the Hamptons, Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Elliman Report reported a 13.1 percent decline in houses sold in the second quarter
The Corcoran Group listing photo for Grey Gardens.
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East Hampton: Grey Gardens, Once Home to Bouvier Recluses, Is Up For Sale

[caption id="attachment_32465" align="alignnone" width="660"] The Corcoran Group listing photo for Grey Gardens.[/caption] No estate in the Hamptons conjures up as many iconic ideals about the fleeting nature of fame and sanity as Grey Gardens, the East Hampton home that had once belonged to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis's eccentric relatives. Grey Gardens, at 3 West End Road in East Hampton, just steps from Lilly Pond and Georgica Beach, was just placed on the
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Real Estate Sales Slow on South Fork as Prices Rise to the North

[caption id="attachment_32065" align="alignnone" width="600"] This house on Point Pleasant Road in Mattituck was sold for $1.525 million by Douglas Elliman agent Deborah Kusa in the fourth quarter of 2016 | photo courtesy Douglas Elliman Real Estate[/caption] The thud of slowing sales at the ultra-high end brought down the South Fork's real estate sales figures in the fourth quarter of 2016, while prices rose dramatically on the North Fork, according to several
Nesting for the Fall...
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Real Estate Report: Brisk Sales Shrink Real Estate Inventory

[caption id="attachment_29842" align="alignnone" width="600"] Nesting for the Fall...[/caption] Houses were selling briskly in the third quarter of 2016 on the East End when compared with the same quarter last year, and the pickings left out there for prospective buyers are getting slim. According to several newly released real estate reports, median sales prices dropped on the South Fork, while they held their own on the North Fork compared with the same quarter one
On the market on Mud Creek, Cutchogue
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Another Mixed Bag for East End Real Estate

[caption id="attachment_26672" align="alignnone" width="600"] On the market on Mud Creek, Cutchogue[/caption] Real estate reports from several agencies in the past week all tell a similar story — of a South Fork market unsure of its footing, while activity and prices have crept upward on the North Fork. The reports vary based on the timing of the information received from the Suffolk County Clerk's office and based on the manner in which
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Real Estate “A Mixed Bag” in First Quarter

[caption id="attachment_24548" align="alignnone" width="600"] There are plenty of For Sale signs around. But what is selling?[/caption] While the stock market temper tantrum over the inevitable end of quantitative easing cut into the South Fork's Wall Street-dependent real estate gains in the first quarter of 2016, the North Fork held its own, driven by higher volume and prices in Southold Town. First quarter real estate reports from several local companies showed a
Gabrielsen's on Route 25 in Jamesport went on the market this winter.
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East End Real Estate Prices Continue To Climb, Despite Winter Doldrums

[caption id="attachment_22440" align="alignnone" width="600"] Gabrielsen's on Route 25 in Jamesport went on the market this winter.[/caption] While East End real estate experienced its usual off-season sales slow-down in the fourth quarter of 2015, house prices here continue to climb, putting the days of the buyer's market solidly into the rear view mirror. Fourth quarter market reports released by several East End real estate agencies in late January paint a picture
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Real Estate: Third Quarter Figures Pale After Banner 2014 Quarter

[caption id="attachment_20193" align="alignnone" width="600"] FSBO in the Autumn Leaves[/caption] Real estate prices continued to climb in the third quarter of 2015, but sales pace slowed and inventory is more difficult to come by, when compared with the third quarter of 2014, which was a banner season for real estate on the East End. According to The Corcoran Group's quarterly Corcoran Report, "the volatility of financial markets world-wide resulted in fewer closed
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Real Estate Reports: Hamptons Market Eases While North Fork House Prices Edge Upward

[caption id="attachment_17670" align="alignnone" width="600"] Real estate had a good quarter on the South Fork west of the Shinnecock Canal.[/caption] Real estate's second quarter on the East End was a mixed bag, with prices heading upwards on the North Fork and fewer sales but steady prices on the South Fork, according recently published reports. Douglas Elliman's Elliman Report for the Hamptons said market conditions "fell short of the torrid pace set