Home prices drop in summer 2013​

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Home Price Growth Slows Rising mortgage rates slow price spike

Single-family home prices grew just 0.9% in June following a 1% increase in May. This, for many experts, signals the beginning of a longer-term plateau and eventual decrease in home sale prices,due in part to the recent mortgage rate hikes.…Read more

Check Out…Plainview, NY!

Just 27 miles east of Manhattan, this charming Long Islandhamlet has long been a favorite about city commuters. Tucked away in the Town of Oyster Bay along the area’s coveted North Shore, Plainview offers a number of cosmopolitan amenities along with the benefits of accessible suburban living. What’s more, with waterfront and city access along with large family population deeply informs the unique services and offerings of Plainview, from seasonal activities and amenities.

SJ’s Home ofthe Week!

This beautiful 5-bedroom, 2.1-bathroom Colonial is a new construction, located in the desirable Manetto Hills section of Plainview, and zoned for the A+ Plainview-Old Bethpage school district. This stunning home includes a vaulted entry foyer, eat-in-kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors throughout and a gas fireplace. Imagine living in a brand new, fully customizable home…then stop dreaming and contact us now for more on this incredible home.  Click here for more.

Easton, CT

Taste of Easton! The 2nd annual Taste of Easton is happening this Saturday, beginning at 3PM at Aspetuck Park. Come enjoy live music, kids’ activities, raffles and a delicious menu of locally-grown goodies.  Click here for more.

Cedar Grove, NJ

Farm Stand: This year Cedar Grove’s Historical Society brought back traditionally-grown veggies, harvested on the farm! Get local produce and enjoy the park this Saturday only.  Click here for more.

Garden City, NY

Fall Sale: The Tanners Pond Environmental Center’s Benefit Yard Sale is this Saturday from 9AM-3PM. The sale includes everything from antiques and collectibles to books and apparel.  Click here for more.

Top Earners

CNNMoney’s “Top-earning towns” list is out, and 6 of the top 25 towns across the U.S. fall just outside of NYC. While the list might not surprise most city dwellers and especially not area house hunters, this extensive list delves into many of the perks of these amazing hotspots, from their top-notch schools and unparalleled amenities (think free Pops concerts in the summer, chic restaurants and outdoor adventures) to their super-quick commutes to Manhattan, to the celebs who call these towns “home.”

Scarsdale, again, topped the list with a median household income just under $300,000 and a median home price of $1.205 million. Weston came in a close second with the median income at $275,000 and a median home price of $755,000. New Canaan, Rye, Ridgewood and Colts Neck all rounded out the list. Click here to view the entire list now!