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Is Now the Right Time to Sell Your House?

December 1, 2023
Deciding whether to sell your house is a significant financial and emotional decision. There are many factors to consider, including the current real estate market conditions.

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Tips to Host the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

November 22, 2023
With thoughtful planning and a few strategic tips, you can host a memorable Thanksgiving gathering that leaves everyone feeling thankful.

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Setting the Stage: Table Setting Tips for a Thanksgiving Feast
November 20, 2023
As Thanksgiving approaches, the food takes center stage, but the art of table setting plays a crucial role in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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Home Makeover: Transforming Your Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens Home
November 13, 2023
Discover practical and cost-effective home improvement ideas to enhance the aesthetics, functionality, and value.

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Maximizing Benefits: Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Homeowners
November 8, 2023
Whether you're a first-time homeowner or have owned a property for years, taking advantage of year-end tax planning can help.

Celebrity Design Trends
Celebrity Design Trends in 2023: Where Glamour and Innovation Collide
November 6, 2023
The world of celebrity design is continuously evolving, bringing forth captivating trends that inspire and mesmerize.

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How Seasonal Factors Impact the Real Estate Market
November 2, 2023
The real estate market is always evolving, and understanding the impact of seasonal factors can offer valuable insights.

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Ensuring A Spooktacular Night: Essential Halloween Safety Tips
October 30, 2023
Whether you're trick-or-treating, attending a party, or decorating your home, these Halloween safety tips will help you navigate the night.

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The 1970s Home by the ‘Architect of Long Island’ Built to Show Off an Art Collection
October 26, 2023
The mid-century modern design by prominent east coast architect Norman Jaffe includes gallery-like spaces and innovative lighting.

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Long Island Schools: A Guide for Families
October 25, 2023
Discover the top public and private schools on Long Island, offering academic excellence for families relocating to the area.

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Elevate Your Living Space: The Ultimate Guide to a Luxury Home Design
October 23, 2023
Discover the secrets to creating a luxurious home design with our comprehensive guide and indulge in opulence.

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Katherine Cirelli Honored by Long Island Business Network
October 20, 2023
Cirelli honored as a 2023 Top 50 Women in Business honoree for Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.

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Brooklyn Real Estate Market: Growth & Trends in 2023
October 16, 2023
Discover the factors driving the Brooklyn real estate market in 2023, including the growing appeal and emerging trends.

Pumpkin Picking on Long Island: The Top Destinations
Pumpkin Picking on Long Island: The Top Destinations
October 10, 2023
As the crisp autumn season approaches, Long Island becomes a hub of vibrant colors and, of course, pumpkin picking.

Prepare Your Home for Listing Photos
Preparing Your Home for Stunning Photography
October 3, 2023
Captivating photographs are essential for attracting potential buyers when selling your home.

Discover Long Island's Neighborhoods
Discover Long Island's Neighborhoods: Your Essential Guide for Homebuyers
October 1, 2023
Searching for your dream home on Long Island? It’s essential to find a neighborhood that complements your lifestyle.

Embrace the Fall: The Benefits of Selling Your Home in the Fall
Embrace the Fall Season: The Benefits of Selling Your Home in the Fall
September 21, 2023
While many people tend to list their properties in the summer, there are undeniable advantages to selling your home in the fall.

Moving Tips and Tricks: Simplify Your Relocation Process
Moving Tips and Tricks: Simplify Your Relocation Process
September 20, 2023
Discover expert tips and advice for a smooth and stress-free move as you embark on the exciting journey of leaving your beloved home.

Effective Ways to Add Value to Your Home
Effective Ways to Add Value to Your Home | Increase Property Value and Maximize Worth
September 14, 2023
To sell your home soon, there are ways to make it more attractive and appealing to potential buyers. In this blog post, we'll explore proven ways to add value to your home.

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Freddie Mercury's Tiffany Moustache Comb is Surprise Hit of the Auction
September 7, 2023
The smallest item in the Freddie Mercury sale is driving bids sky high. It’s intricate, stylish, practical, and used in grooming rock ’n’ roll’s most iconic moustache.

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Home Organization and Decluttering Tips

August 28, 2023
Explore practical home organization and decluttering tips to help you regain control over your living space and enjoy a more peaceful and efficient home environment.

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Exploring the World of Mortgages: A Guide to Different Types of Home Loans
August 24, 2023
Buying a home is a significant milestone in most people's lives, and finding the right mortgage to finance that dream can be a crucial part of the journey.

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Getting Ready for Back-to-School: Organizing Your Home for a Smooth Start
August 16, 2023
As summer comes to a close, the excitement of a new school year approaches. However, the transition from lazy summer days to the busy school routine can be a bit overwhelming without proper organization and home preparation.

Hip Hop Artists and Their Best Sneaker Collabs to Buy Now
Sotheby's Feature: Hip Hop Artists and Their Best Sneaker Collabs to Buy Now
August 9, 2023
With a shared bond centered around sentiment, sneaker culture and Hip Hop music have fostered a deeper relationship than what meets the eye.

Al Fresco Eats: Discover Outdoor Dining in Huntington, NY
Al Fresco Eats: Discover Outdoor Dining in Huntington, NY
August 3, 2023
Nestled on the picturesque North Shore of Long Island, Huntington, NY, offers a delightful blend of vibrant culture and culinary delights.

Top Home Design Trends for the First Half of 2023
Recap of the Top Home Design Trends for the First Half of 2023
July 24, 2023
Let’s explore the home design trends that made statement in the first half of 2023. These top design trends make for a stylish and welcoming home, whether renovating or refreshing.

Embrace Energy-Efficient Features for a Greener Home this August
Embrace Energy-Efficient Features for a Greener Home this August
July 24, 2023
As the scorching summer heat continues, August presents an opportune time to explore energy-efficient features that can make a significant impact on your home's sustainability and utility costs.


Three Must-Try Eateries on the Long Beach Boardwalk
Three Must-Try Eateries on the Long Beach Boardwalk
July 24, 2023
With its stunning coastline and vibrant atmosphere, Long Beach is a haven for food enthusiasts seeking delightful dining experiences. Nestled along the iconic Long Beach boardwalk, you'll find a myriad of eateries offering delectable treats to satisfy every craving.


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Decoding Real Estate: Must-Know Terms for Home Buyers and Sellers
July 24, 2023
Navigating the world of real estate can sometimes feel like deciphering a foreign language. From unique jargon to industry-specific terms, it's important for home buyers and sellers to understand the key terminology used in real estate transactions.


Sotheby's Auction House: A Legacy of Excellence Beyond Real Estate
Sotheby's Auction House: A Legacy of Excellence Beyond Real Estate
July 24, 2023
Welcome to your journey into the world of Sotheby's Auction House, where history, culture, and luxury converge. We are privileged to share the remarkable legacy of Sotheby's Auction House – a beacon of excellence that extends far beyond the realm of luxury real estate.

Billy Joel Lists Long Island Waterfront Home for $49 Million
Billy Joel Lists Long Island Waterfront Home for $49 Million
May 16, 2023
Billy Joel is looking for a buyer in a "New York State of Mind" for his Long Island home, 'cause he's "Movin' Out!" The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has listed his breathtaking five-bedroom, six-bathroom waterfront estate for $49 million with Bonnie Williamson of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.