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Rental In Patchogue Village

$2400 a monthupper unit3beds

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April Newsletter

Wondering What Your Home is Worth?  Ask!

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According To Behr Paint What Is The Color Of The Year 2019

ANSWER:  BLUEWondering What Your Home Is Worth?  Ask!

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Easter Cola Ham Recipe

With Easter just around the corner check this yummy cola ham to impress your guests. INGREDIENTS1 (8 pound) boneless ham3 quarts water2 cups packed brown sugar1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle

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Reasons Your House Expired

Top Reasons Your House ExpiredThere’s nothing more discouraging than having your listing expire. You’ve gone to all thetrouble of staging your home, spending weekends and evenings running out

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5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring

Another great article from Keeping Current MattersHere are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Index

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Retired UFC Fighter To Open Island Kava Tea Bar In Patchogue

Another Great Article and another great add to the village!After a hard day of training, it was typical to find Long Island native and UFC fighter Ryan LaFlare at a kava tea bar.“I would

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Fun And Colorful Easter Egg Tree Ideas To Celebrate The Holiday With Style

More Great Ideas from HomeBNC!  There are actually 18 in the article, however I picked some of my favorites.If you would like to see all 18:      https://homebnc.com/best

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9 Beautiful Cinder Block Outdoor Projects To Spruce Up Your Exterior

Another Great Article!  I use this site quite a bit because they provide some really great ideas!Cinder blocks aren’t just for heavy-duty construction. These days, people are thinking outside

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Safety Device Suggested For Seniors

Holtsville, New York:Recent Attacks On Seniors Prompt Police To Issue Public Safety Alert, Urging Older Residents To Carry New Safety DeviceSaturday, March 16, 2019 | By Rachel ManfieldAfter a

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Heartwarming Farmhouse Outdoor Decor Ideas That Will Make Your Exterior Unforgettable

Great Article on HomeBNC!  I frequently use this web site for home decor Ideas.  There are actually 17 Outdoor items but I just picked the ones I liked best.  If you want to see all

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Fresh Squeezed Lemonade For The Spring

With warmer month around the corner get ready to cool off with this delicious lemonade recipe. INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cups white sugar 8 cups water 1 1/2 cups lemon juiceINSTRUCTIONS In a small

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The Complete Short Sale Process From The Beginning To End

If you are trying to avoid a foreclosure, a short sale may be a good fit for you.  The author did a very good job of providing pertinent information in this article.  I am very have quite

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Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately

Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price

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Which Statement Chandelier Do You Prefer

Wondering what your home is worth?  Ask!

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The Low Effort And Big Savings Garden

Great article for all of us beginners!  Enjoy!by Trent HammMy wife and I plant a vegetable and herb garden every single year behind our house. We have several slightly raised boxes, one of

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Timeless Farmhouse Dining Room Design And Decor Ideas That Are Simply Charming

By HomeBNCI picked my favorites from this article to see the whole article:  https://homebnc.com/best-farmhouse-dining-room-design-decor-ideas/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email

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Fun Planter Ideas

I found some fun planter ideas!  Please feel free to share some of your own fun ideas. Wondering what your home is worth?  Ask!

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10 Herbs You Can Grow Indoors Year Round

Are you thinking about adding an herb garden to your kitchen? This is a great article!10 Herbs You Can Grow Indoors Year-Round Keep these plants on a kitchen windowsill to take your cooking to

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Preparing For Spring Forward

Wondering what your home is worth?  Ask!

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Charming Rustic Living Room Wall Decor Ideas For A Fabulous Relaxing Space

Article had 33 items!  I picked the ones I liked best   ENJOY!A rustic decorating style combines many different elements into a new aesthetic. Rustic style has a lot in common

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Detox Green Smoothie

This yummy and healthy smoothy is so easy to make and only takes minutes!INGREDIENTS2 bananas1 apple1 cup young spinach leaves1 lime (or orange, lemon)water as neededINSTRUCTIONSPeel bananas and

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Using The Latest Decor Color And Trends To Attract Buyers

Posted inHome Trends,Staging Tips,Uncategorized, byBlog Contributoron February 18, 2019Guest Contributor: Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior DecoratingThe start of a new year in the real

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The Best Homemade Hot Cocoa

Who doesn’t love hot cocoa around the holidays?  I would love to hear where your favorite local spot is to grab a warm drink!  Here is what I love to make at home!  Cheers

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How To Use Multiple Accent Colors In A Space

ByMichelle HoneyagerAugust 26, 2018 inFurniture & Accessories/Decorating Ideas/Design and Decorate/PaintAccent colors have long been a favorite method of design. An accent color is a specific

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The Cuban Coming To Patchogue

The much-anticipated opening of The Cuban in Patchogue is drawing near.The dazzling new restaurant on West Main Street has been two years in the making, and is now only awaiting some final

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Call Me For A Free Price Analysis Of Your Home

Call or email me dbihn@exithomekeyrealty.com to find out what your home is woth.  No obligation!   Whether you plan  to move or not I would be happy to provide you with your

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9 Stage Decorating Ideas To Sell Your House Fast

Knock Off Decor January 6, 2019 By Julia Have you found your dream home? You’re probably excited to move in and enjoy it as soon as possible.But first, you have to sell your

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Why Buy In The Winter

If you are considering selling your home, call me for my free professional opinion on your homes value in the current!

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Great Winter Recipes

Ravioli LasagnaWhen you taste this casserole, you’ll think it came from a complicated, from-scratch recipe. Really, though, it starts with frozen ravioli and has only three other ingredients.

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Winter Decorating

 I have compiled some of my favorite winter decorating ideas that I have found online on various web sites!  Enjoy!Wintery WreathA simple wreath of pinecones, fresh greenery, and a few

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The Village Looks To Revitalize West Main St

GreaterPatchogue.comWith an eye toward reimagining a largely blighted strip of Main Street in

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Alive After 5 Dates Set For Summer Of 2019

Greater Patchoguehttps://patchogue.greaterlongisland.com/2018/12/10/the-alive-after-five-dates-are-set-for-summer-2019-in-patchogue-village/Alive After Five 2018 file photo/Nick EspositoThe Alive

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Dazzling Christmas Mantel Decoration Ideas For Your Home

I love decorating!  I literally spend hours trying to make it all perfect!  I also do a lot of online research for the latest trends and for ideas.  Here are a some gorgeous

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What Side Of The Tree Are You On

What side of the tree are you on? White or colored?

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Fun Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

Here are some great cookie recipes for the holidays!  I hope you enjoy them.  Please leave me a comment about how yours turned out!  MERRY CHRISTMAS!Sugar Cookie TreesYour own

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Rustic Christmas Decorating

https://homebnc.com/Looking for some unique ornaments? We have some you canm make yourself from twine or even mason jar lids! To bring some Christmas spirit to any room in your home, we have DIY

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Buyers Dont Be Surprised By Closing Costs

Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to obtain a mortgage?By law, a homebuyer will

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New Villages Big Tree Lighting And Outdoor Movie Is Set For Dec 1

sponsored events |New Village at Patchogue is getting set to host its big annual tree-lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 1, complete with a visit from Santa, holiday treats and hot chocolate —

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Holiday Decorating Ideas For Your Front Porch

DISPLAY ORNAMENT-FILLED LANTERNSFilling lanterns with shiny ornaments is an easy way to give your front porch a unique and understated pop of cheer. For extra flair, top the lanterns with a fun

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How To Make A DIY Coffee Bar At Home

November 11, 2018 By Julia November 11, 2018 By Julia Leave a CommentCreative endeavors in your home like a classical study, a basement bar, or even an outdoor garden

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Coming Back On The Market Monday November 19 Patchogue Village

6 Bedrooms2 BathsOffered At $350,000Cozy Cape With Lots Of Possibilities! Needs some updating.  Living Room With Lovely Brick Fireplace, Wood Floors,Carpeted Bedrooms, Stainless Steel

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Patchogue Ball Dropping New Years Eve On Main Street

Patchogue's ball-dropping New Year's Eve bash is moving to West MainNovember 13, 2018Nicholas EspositoPatchogue’s popular New Year’s Eve ball-dropping celebration Midnight on Main Street is

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Drift 82 Set To Unveil A Wonderland Of Christmas Characters

Drift 82 in Patchogue set to unveil a wonderland of Christmas charactersNovember 8, 2018Michael WhiteLocal artist and educator Cynthia LaPrarie has been busy in her workshop in the run-up to this

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We Want To See Your Thanksgiving Decorations

An easy and inexpensive way to decorate your Thanksgiving table is painting small pumpkins different colors and using for your centerpiece!  It’s a easy and fun family project! Let me see

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75 Percent Of Renters Have Been Misinformed

Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Though the headlines are accurate, they lack context

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Fun Thanksgiving Treats For Kids

Caramel Apple FondueI serve this warm caramel dip with sliced apples while we’re watching football games on Sunday afternoons. It really warms us up. —Katie Koziolek, Hartland, MinnesotaGet

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Great Thanksgiving Recipes

Looking for some great Thanksgiving recipes?  Whether you are preparing a whole dinner or bringing a dish, I hope you find something fabulous to make here!  I compiled a bunch of

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Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Pumpkin VaseA white pumpkin adds fall flair to this centerpiece. The arrangement of pinecones, branches, and burlap leaves borders both rustic and elegant.Get the tutorial at A Pumpkin and a

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Patchogue Train Station Gets 3 Million For Upgrades

The MTA is working on a site plan and anticipates construction to begin sometime throughout next year.ByStephen Romano, Patch Staff |Nov 1, 2018 4:46 pm ET1The Patchogue Village train

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Which Speaks To You More Exposed Brick Or Natural

Which speaks to you more?  Exposed brick, or natural?Comment below or on my fb post.  Looking forward to hearing from.

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Thanksgiving Decorating Checklist

This article has some beautiful ideas! Enjoy!This article has some beautiful ideas! Enjoy!By Diana HathawayOctober 19, 2018 in Furniture & Accessories / Decorating Ideas /

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Patchogue Holiday Boat Parade2018

Event Start: November 18, 2017Event End: November 19, 2017Time: From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMAdmission Information: freeLocation: PatchogueAddress: Along the River, Patchogue, NY

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Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink

Story By:NICOLE FUENTES10/10/2018The village has approved the chamber’s request to operate a synthetic ice skating rink on Main Street as part of a holiday shopping event in December.File

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Which Kitchen Makes Your Heart Swoon

Which kitchen makes your heart?

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15 Clever Charging Stations That Will Make Life Easier

http://www.amazinginteriordesign.com/Quite often it happens that when we are running low on battery we have to find the charger or untangle cables to juice up our gadgets. And this whole process can

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Share Photos Of Your Fun Halloween Style

Soon it will be time for pumpkin carving / decorating  for many families!  We need inspiration – show us your creative side and post a pic of what you have planned to!

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Fun And Easy Halloween Recipes

Jack O' Lantern BowlsJack O' Lantern Bowls are scary cute.Get the recipe from Delish.BUY NOW Parchment paper, $13, amazon.comHalloween Marshmallow PopsThese would be perf for Halloween s

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What Is Your Favorite Fall Food

Fall brings back many memories of pumpkin pie baking in the oven for many people! Do you have a favorite Pumpkin Pie or Cookie recipe?  Comment below with the link to the!

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SPARKLING APPLE CIDER SANGRIASparkling Apple Cider Sangria. Sparkling Apple cider loaded up with chunks of apple, orange, cranberries, and all the best fall spices. No alcohol included makes this

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The Cost Of NOT Paying PMI

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on where you live.There is a common misconception among

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Dracula Dentures Recipe

by LAUREN MIYASHIROSEP 29, 201727.4KThe only tasty dentures. INGREDIENTS   1tube chocolate chip cookie dough1can vanilla frosting red food coloringmini

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Lovely Farmhouse Fall Decorating Ideas That Will Warm Your Heart And Home

29 Lovely Farmhouse Fall Decorating Ideas that Will Warm Your Heart and Home FALL DECORATIONS, FARMHOUSE, HOME ACCESSORIES, INTERIOR DESIGNSummer is on a slow sun-filled path to

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29 Lovely Farmhouse Fall Decorating Ideas That Will Warm Your Heart And Home

We have a lovely clutch of farmhouse fall decorating ideas to spark your inner decorator spirit. Halloween and Thanksgiving give us a lot of material to work with in decorating, and the harvest and

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The Worst Mistake You Can Make As A Homebuyer

The Worst Mistakes Your Can Make as a HomebuyerThe Worst Mistakes You Can Make As a HomebuyerBuying a home is typically the largest financial transaction most people make in their lifetime.The last

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Wants Vs Needs When Buying A Home

Wants vs Needs When Buying a Home – Learning theDifferenceOne of the first questions that a real estate agent will ask new buyers is, “What do you want inyour new home”? It might seem like an

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7 Tips for Choosing a NeighborhoodBuying a the perfect home is so much more than finding a great floorplan or spacious yard;one of the biggest influences on the quality of life is the neighborhood

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Why You Should Never Skip the Home InspectionBuying a home can be expensive. It might feel like once you’ve entered escrow, you have newthings to pay for at every turn. While the fees are normal

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How Appraisers Determine ValueOnce a buyer and seller agree on a sales price, the contract is then sent to the lender for theloan approval process. One of the first things the lender will do is to

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Choosing Color 5 Fun Options For 1 Sunny Entryway

Jennifer Ott September 17, 2018 Houzz Contributor. San Francisco-based architectural color specialist and design...I’m a big proponent of putting a bold paint color on the exterior side of a

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What Are Your Favorite Fall Activities

There are so many fun activities to do in the Fall!  What are some of your favorite local Fall Events to attend that you would?

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Fun Ways To Decorate Your Porch This Fall

19 Fun Ways To Decorate Your Porch This Fall For when a store-bought wreath just won't cut it. byBRIE DYAS,CAROLINE PICARDandLAUREN SMITHSEP 4, 2018Make It Lush Climbing vines can make

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New Restaurant Blue Goose Opening In KBs Burger Shack Spot In Patchogue

KB’s Burger Shack in Patchogue has closed for early September as its new sole owner, restaurateur Brian Kearns, prepares to relaunch as the Blue Goose.Kearns took full ownership of the West Main

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Featured Listing In Patchogue Village

179 Rider Ave6 Beds/2 BathsListed at $350,000Cozy Cape With Lots Of Possibilities! Living Room With Lovely Brick Fireplace, Wood Floors,Carpeted Bedrooms, Stainless Steel Appliances, Gas Stove,,

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Design Luxuries To Consider For Your New Home

Little Design Luxuries to Consider for Your New Home By Jae Curtis August 22, 2018 in Decorating Ideas / Design and Decorate / Homes / New

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Whats New In Patchogue

Anheuser-Busch’s famed clydesdales will be trotting through Patchogue this October, delivering beer like in the olden days.The Village Board approved closing Main Street for the Oct. 10 event,

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Waterfron Dining

The Oar Off Key TikkiDrift 82Harbor CrabLombardi's on the

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A Pop Of Color Adds Emotion To A Room COMMENT BELOW In One Word How Do You Feel About This Blush Pi

A pop of color adds emotion to a room! COMMENT BELOW – in one word, how do you feel about this blush?

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12 Fresh New Front Door Colors To Welcome You Home

 By Diana Hathaway July 30, 2018 in Decorating Ideas / Design and Decorate / Outdoor / PaintA cottage porch is the perfect spot for a colorful

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Just Listed

Just Listed179 Rider Ave, Patchogue$350,000MLS  3055146Cozy Cape With Lots Of Possibilities! Living Room With Lovely Brick Fireplace, Wood Floors,Carpeted Bedrooms, Stainless Steel Appliances,

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This Home Was Built Directly OVER The Pool

This home was built directly OVER the pool!  Do you think you could live here? Comment YES or NO

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THIS PAINT COLOR IS GOING TO BE HUGE IN 2019

THIS PAINT COLOR IS GOING TO BE HUGE IN 2019 Learn about the nature-inspired hue that works for everything from accent walls to exteriors. BYMONIQUE VALERISJUN 13, 2018CourtesyIf you

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THESE ARE THE COLORS EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT IN 2018

BY SARA TARDIFF, BECCA ENDICOTT AND DANIELLE FOXWhile 2017 was all about tropical green, warm neutrals, and sophisticated camel accents, color palettes took an edgier turn this

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Love It Or No Way

It’s fun to add a pop of color to a room – but is this green fireplace accent wall too much? Comment LOVE IT or NO!

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Just Listed Bellport Off Of S Country Rd

32 Country Greens Dr, BellportOffered at $420,005 Bedroom/2 BathCompletely RemodeledCall 631-806-6542  or 631-609-7299 for

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By Karen Egly-Thompson - See more Home Design PhotosBefore and After: 7 Master Bathroom

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Most People Want A Double Vanity In The Master Bathroom But What Do You Think About The Two Sinks Fa

Most people want a double vanity in the master bathroom but what do you think about the two sinks facing each?

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Recently Reduced 825 Franklyn Ave Bohemia NY

Offered at $489,000This Home Should Be in Magazines! Completely Renovated!! Full Finished Basement, Pool With New Liner,New Sheetrock, New Heating and CAC, New Kitchen and!

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Ever wonder how to calculate the size of your chandelier?  Measure the length and width of your room then add those figures together. The sum of those two numbers is the approximate recommended

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Patchogue Village Has Some Of The Best Restaurants

Patchogue  has some of the best restaurants around!  What are some of your favorites that you would recommend to people moving to the?

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Time To Vote

TIME TO VOTE! If you could choose one of these 4kitchens as your very own – which would you choose? Commet

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8 Ways To Bring Modern Landscape Design To All Outdoor Spaces

8 Ways to Bring Modern Landscape Design to All Outdoor

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For Sale In Bohemia 4 Beds 3 Baths

Bohemia Listed for $499,000Completely RenovatedNew Siding, New Roof, New Heating System, CAC, New Plumbing and Electric, New Kitchen and Baths, New Deck and Pool Liner, Connetquot Schools. What a

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Guess How Much More Having A Light Beige Color Painted Living Room Sold For Over Other Colors

(HINT: A red dining room sold for $2031 less on average) Info. per ZillowScroll down for answerAnswer is $1

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Just Listed In Bohemia

Just Listed825 Franklyn AveBohemia$499

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These Are The Next Big Kitchen Trends Of 2018

by GABRIELLE SAVOIEIf 2018trendsare any indication,kitchensare about to look very chic. This year, the trending materials, layouts, and shapes are less about the new and never-before-seen and

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Coming Next Week To The Market Bohemia Newly Renovated

Coming to the Market Next WeekBeing Completely Renovated Home With 4 Beds/3 Baths, New Kitchen, New Baths, Newly Full Finished  Open Basement, New Siding, 16x32 Ingroud Pool With Brand New!

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Coming To The Market Next Week Bohemia

Coming Next Week to the MarketBeing Completely Renovated!  New Kitchen, New Baths,  Siding Master Suite 4 Beds and 3 Baths!  Full Finished Open Basement, Inground Pool

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New Year New Look The Top Home Design Trends For 2018

by LAUREN PEZZULLOFEBRUARY 7, 2018Making RoomLet’s face it — living in the modern world ain’t cheap. More and more families are living together to save on expenses, and that means

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WHERE TO INVEST IN HOUSING IN 2018 ACCORDING TO FORBES

Posted by RT|Feb 5, 2018|Trends No matter if you’re a house hunter in search of a place to live or an investor seeking an apartment to rent out for yield, you want to make a smart purchase.

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Comparing Conventional And FHA Financing

Comparing Conventional and FHA Financing When purchasing a new home, there are several financing options to consider. Common options for financing include FHA and Conventional loans. Learning

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Coming In 2 Weeks To Bohemia

Coming to the Market in 2 WeeksBohemiaUpdated photos coming soonRenovated Home,New Sheetrock, New Flooring, New Kitchen With Ss Appliances, New Baths, Siding, New Liner In The Inground Pool, Open

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Here Are 4 Tips To Help You Infuse Personality Into Every Room

ByTara MastroeniFebruary 2, 2018 inFreshome's Very Best/Decorating Ideas/Design and DecorateEvery room needs a dose of personality. Image: Steele Street StudiosUsually, when we talk about

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Top 5 Home Staging Trends In 2018

Top 5 Home Staging Trends in 2018 Staging a home is essential when trying to sell a property. Staging provides the backdrop, so potential homeowners can see how each space and be used and

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Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are very popular and a growing trend!  What do you think of this one? Would you change anything about?

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The 1 Thing Chip Gaines Says You Must Do Before Painting Anything

January 28, 2018 by MAGGIE WINTERFELDChip Gaines had been a successful contractor long before Fixer Upper shot him into superstardom, so he knows a few things about painting

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If You Could Remodel Your Kitchen In Any Color Which Would You Pick

If you could remodel your kitchen in any color which would you?

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Best Consumer Electronics Show Home Trends For 2018

ByCynthia BowmanJanuary 29, 2018 inDecorating IdeasThe Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is the biggest tech show around and the place where far-out innovations are introduced. You’ll

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COMING SOON TO BOHEMIA

Coming Soon to Bohemia! Completely Renovated Top to Bottom!! 4 Bedrooms/3 baths Full Finished Basement, Inground Swimming.......

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The Feng Shui Bedroom Colors That Will Bring The Best Energy Into Your Space

by CHRISTIE CALUCCHIAFor some, decorating a bedroom is about more than expressing your personality. "The bedroom is seen as a space to rejuvenate, rest up, and reconnect," says

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Location Vs Space Tips On Maximizing Your Budget

How do you know which is better? Do you need more space in the home or can you deal with a smaller space if it’s in the perfect location? These are two questions that home buyers for generations

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Painted Cabinets Are All The Rage Right Now Do You Think This Trend Will Last Comment Below YES Or

Painted cabinets are all the rage right now!  Do you think this trend will last?Comment below YES or

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Advice For The First Time Homebuyers

Advice for the First Time Homebuyers The home buying process is exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. As a first-time homebuyer, you probably have the perfect home pictured in your

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Wallpaper is back!  We are seeing so many designers use this old trend – are you planning on wallpapering any?

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This Design Move Can Make A Garden Feel More Expansive

See how to design with sightlines by directing the eye with hedges, vistas and focal pointsLauren Dunec HoangJanuary 15, 2018 Houzz Contributor. Landscape designer, a former garden editor for

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These 5 Colors Can Help You Sell Your Home

by ALEX THATCHERJANUARY 12, 2018Increase the Value of Your Home With a Fresh Coat of PaintWhen it comes to getting the best selling price for your home, a fresh coat of paint will do wonders.

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Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married

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6 Quick And Easy Green Home Upgrades

Looking for ways to be more energy efficient? Hoping to save some money on your utility bills? Here are six ideas for easy eco-friendly upgrades to your home: Change light.

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The Impact Of Tight Inventory On The Housing Market

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures

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2018 Outdoor Living Trends JawDropping Transformations

By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging ResourceOutdoor patio spaces have sure changed in the last few years with the onset of new outdoor materials, furnishings, fixtures, Cantina doors, and the home’

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Home Stagers Tell Us Their Best Tricks For Making A Home Resale Ready

ByTara MastroeniJanuary 1, 2018 inFreshome's Very Best/Decorating Ideas/Design and DecorateHome staging can be tricky to wrap your head around. Most of time, it’s about taking your home as-is and

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The Benefits Of Homeownership Go Beyond The Financial

Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As evidence of that, 91% of Americans believe that owning a home is either essential (43%) or important;(

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Huge Grants Will Help Patchogue Build A Living Shoreline At Shorefront Park

Huge grants will help Patchogue build a 'living shoreline' at Shorefront Parkby Michael White |The state has awarded over $2.5 million in grant money to Patchogue Village to tear up Shorefront’

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25 Products Everyone Will Have In Their Home In 2018

Treat your body to a better mattress in the new year.LeesaAs you wrap up holiday shopping and begin drafting your New Year's resolutions, what better time than now to think about the

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5 Reasons Why Your Home Still Hasnt Sold Rebecca Lake

The housing market has made some significant strides over the last several years and home sales have been on a steady climb in most locations. That’s encouraging if you’re

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Considering A Fixerupper Heres What You Need To Know

What you need to know before taking the plungeByEmily NonkoDec 6, 2017, 11:00am ESTPresented byEverything you need to know about your home, from securing a mortgage to painting your living room

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Before You Make An Offer Here Are 4 Tips For Success

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good

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10 Ways Your Christmas Tree Can Lie On After The Holidays

10 Ways Your Christmas Tree Can Live On After the HolidaysNoelle Johnson It seems like a rather sad ending for a beautiful Christmas tree to be lying at the curb, stripped of its holiday,

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8 Home Upgrades That Always Pay Off According To The Pros

Whether you’re planning to sell in the near future or down the road, you might want to consider directing your renovation dollars toward things you—and your future bank account—will enjoy

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BIG SHIFTS IN THE HOUSING MARKET EXPECTED IN 2018

National inventory levels predicted to see positive growth; Las Vegas to lead the U.S. in sales and price growthInventory constraints that have fueled a sharp rise in home prices and made it

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5 Reasons To Sell This Winter

Keeping Current MattersHere are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of

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How Much Space You Need And What To Do If You Dont Have It

How Much Space You Need (and What to Do if You Don’t Have It) No matter the size of your home, it’s important to make room not just for your furnishings, but also for sufficient circulation

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THE ONE PAINT COLOR THAT CAN INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME BY THOUSANDS

THE ONE PAINT COLOR THAT CAN INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME BY THOUSANDS BYEMMA PRITCHARD NOV 29, 2017 360It's common knowledge that, when you are planning to sell your home, it's worth

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The Real Reason Home Prices Are Increasing

There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is

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What Is A Foreclosure Read This To Find Out

The action of taking possession of a mortgaged property when the mortgagor fails to keep up their mortgage paymentsby HouselyBefore we take a look at how foreclosure impacts residential real

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Chip Gaines Of HGTVs Fixer Upper Explains How To Know When Its A Nobrainer To Buy In Real Estate

Five years ago, Waco, Texas-residents Chip and Joanna Gaines debuted their now-hit show "Fixer Upper" on HGTV, the de facto television network for all things home improvement.In a recent

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Homeowners Your House Must Be Sold TWICE

The KCM CrewIn today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by

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The Short Sale Process 5 Steps To Break Free Of Mortgage Trouble For Good

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BY JULIAN HEBRON ON 23 MAY 2017While you save up your down payment, take these 5 steps to get you closer to closing.For renters planning to buy a home, preliminary steps like

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How To Attract Birds To Your Yard Hint Dont Just Wing It

BY STEVE ASBELL ON 2 JUN 2017With a little effort, you can build a swanky bird paradise even your fussiest feathered friend will love.It takes more than a bird feeder to attract a

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Home Improvements That Arent Worth The Money

ByNatalie Wiseon 6/2/2017  When it comes to home improvement projects, the list of potentials can be daunting — especially for homeowners looking to sell in the near future. Some

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Financial Planning 4 Reasons To Buy A House Today

Homeownership will always be a part of the American Dream. There are advantages to owning your own home (educational, health, social) that far transcend any economic impact. However, we

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5 Predictions For Renters And Home Buyers In 2017

If you're making big decisions about housing this year, you'll want to keep these factors in mind.If you’re a renter, you (and your bank account) probably know this already: Over the past decade,

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Front Door Design Ideas

HOW MUCH DOES A NEW FRONT DOOR COST?A new front door costs usually at least $200 and goes up from there. Front doors can be installed yourself or you can have them installed by a local hardware.

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PRICE REDUCED 27 MICHAEL AVE BELLPORT

REDUCED TO $299,9904 BEDROOMS/2BATHS  POSSIBLE MOTHER DAUGHTER WITH THE PROPER.

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Thinking Of Selling Do It TODAY

by The KCM Crew on March 7, 2017 in For Sellers, Housing Market UpdatesThat headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2017 housing market

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Patchogue Home Coming Soon Totally Renovated

, Make this your new home! 4 bedrooms/ 2 baths.  New kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances  and an island, ,All new flooring, Fresh paint, Large master bedroom

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Why You Should Get Off The Fence About Buying A Home

BY VERA GIBBONSAs the housing market continues to stabilize, you might be thinking more seriously about purchasing a home, right? Here are some reasons why it’s (still) a good idea to get off

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Is Buying A Starter Home Still Smart

BY BRENDON DESIMONEON5 JUN 2017Your parents' rite of passage may not make sense for you.When the Baby Boomer generation was venturing into adulthood, it was common to buy a “starter

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7 BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD WATERFALL IDEAS

Aquascape Pond lovers have spoken in our latest water gardening survey and the aspect of pondering you find most appealing is … the sound!  The playful rippling of water

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8 Hot Landscaping Trends For 2017

BY JILL KRASNY ON 22 MAY 2017Expect to see these design motifs and popular plants around your neighborhood.Just like home interiors, landscape design evolves with our lifestyles and

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Homes With Blue Bathrooms Sell For 5440 More Than Expected

BY ALEXA FIANDER ON 1 JUN 2017For-sale listings with cool, neutral wall colors sell for more money, according to Zillow analysis.A fresh coat of paint in the right color may help sell

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House Of The Week 100 Million Mansion Stocked With 177 Bottles Of Bubbly

BY LINDSAY COHEN ON 25 MAY 2017It also boasts Beverly Hills' largest indoor pool.Put this one on the holiday wish list now.You might have to beg, borrow, and steal to come up with

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What Do Buyers And Sellers Pay In Closing Costs

.BY BRENDON DESIMONE ON 30 MAY 2017Usually, the buyer faces more line-item expenses, but the seller pays the commission.Rarely does a buyer or seller show up to the closing without

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20 Stunning Barn Conversions That Will Inspire You To Go Off The Grid

Kristi Murphy Jan 23 2014The daily grind getting you down? Well hold your horses: This post is going to inspire you even more to pack up and go country! We first showed you how to make a barn

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32 Outrageously Fun Things Youll Want In Your Backyard This Summer

Peggy WangBuzzFeed Staff1. Waterproof Floating Bluetooth Speakers amzn.to No need for a fancy speaker system when you've got this little guy! Find it here. 2. A Zipline

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JUST LISTED TODAY PATCHOGUE RANCH STYLE HOME

LISTED AT $315,000READY TO START SHOWING5 KRISTINA ST, PATCHOGUEHome Being Completely Renovated, New Siding, Flooring, Kitchen, Baths And Heating. Kitchen Has Granite Counter Tops And Stainless

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New Listing Coming Soon

5 Kristina, Patchogue, NY 11771  Beautiful spacious ranch home! 4 bedrooms/2 baths.  Home is being completely renovated top to bottom!   Nice backyard! Located in a quiet.

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Fire Pit Design Ideas

Fire pits come in many shapes and sizes. They can be a permanent structure or a simple barrel that can be moved around the patio. Find the design that's right for your backyard. By: 

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12 Outdoor Kitchens That Will Get You Outside May 17 2017 36653 1

Dreamy and downright drool-worthy, these outdoor kitchens are all the inspiration you need for a backyard reno.By: Allie Holcomb  TV(s) Sports fanatics, meet top-of-the-line

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FamilyFriendly Backyard Designs From HGTV

SeesawsOn one end of the backyard, parents can relax on the dining deck under a curtained pergola. On the other end, kids can play for hours on handmade seesaws. Design by Chris LambtonTrampolineA

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May 1 2017 36653 1 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

1. Replace the light bulbs in an old chandelier with inexpensive solar lights. Hang it from a tree branch.2. Turn an old chair into a swing.3. Put diapers in the bottom of your potted

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