Greenport Village Oldies Under 400K

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THERE ARE LOTS OF LITTLE TREASURES tucked into the quiet back streets of Greenport, a bayside town with great vintage character on Long Island’s North Fork.

Here are two that just hit the market within the past week. The broker who called my attention to them is John Yunitis, 631/252-8451.

Exhibit A, above, is a mid-19th century 3BR with eyebrow windows, original clapboard siding, wide plank floors, wood-burning stove, and an old outbuilding, below, in the backyard. Asking price: $399,000.

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For more interior pictures showing the original staircases and other details, go here.

Exhibit B, below, is described as an 1880s saltbox, but it looks about the same size, era, and construction as the other — said to be 1840s, which seems about right (and not a saltbox). Also 3BR, it’s apparently in very spiffy shape, as you can see from the many interior photos that accompany the realtor’s listing. Ask is 362K.

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7 Responses to Greenport Village Oldies Under 400K

  1. delftblue says:

    There are realtors who still make you “sign in” to look at listings? Why? So annoying. So annoying that I can’t be bothered. But they’re both darn sweet.

    I had a couple of parent friends who lost jobs in the financial crash and decided to skip a year of NYC life and decamped to their Hamptons homes. They both reported the school systems out there are mediocre to lousy (with the Ross School having attitude issues). I had another friend who starting thinking of moving out to the east end for real, and decided not to after looking into the schools. I wonder if that’s true. The taxes are low, that’s for sure.

  2. cara says:

    Hmm, I didn’t realize you have to sign in to look at the listings, thanks for telling me. I get there straightaway, I guess because I signed in long ago. You only have to do it once, and they don’t send any emails. Could be true what you say about the schools. I don’t know, personally, not having any little ones.

  3. Joe says:

    As a Realtor, I can comment on why visitors to a property are asked to sign in, which is for several reasons. First, they want to have a log of who was in the property, because after all, you are a stranger, visitor in someone else’s home, not their own home, and if the house is robbed or vandalized at least they have a record of who they let in. They use the log to inform the seller how many people have toured the property, who is interested, who to follow up with (especially if the price gets reduced later), etc. Also if you decide you’d like to buy the home, this is a log of when they showed you the home which is huge in proving who procurred the buyer (ie, who earns the sale commission). If you are working with a Realtor as your buyer’s agent, just sign in your name along with your realtor’s name and tell them you already have an agent so the showing agent won’t waste their time or your’s. If you are not a buyer and are a just a looky-loo wanting to see cool houses, join an architectural group to go on tours, or at least make it clear to the realtor that you are only interested in looking for fun and ask if you can see it. Being honest about your interest, they are likely to show you anyway, in hopes you might like it and tell others about it. The realtor’s job is to sell the house, not show it to just anyone, especially not those are not in the market to buy.

  4. Joe says:

    Also, does anyone really expect schools to be great in a small vacation/retirement Village with few kids and low taxes? Good schools are often filled with good teachers and a vibrant community full of other….. guess…. KIDS!

  5. cara says:

    hey Joe, thanks for the realtor’s point of view. But this is such a preliminary step, and looking at pictures online might whet someone’s interest even if they just had a very casual interest before. Why not make that part of it easy?

  6. cara says:

    There are a lot of kids, at least here in Springs — the population has exploded in the last 10 years from 4000-something to 6000-something, mostly with recent immigrants from Spanish-speaking countries (some of whom are illegal), many of whom have kids. The elementary school here is in fact overcrowded, and that’s one reason its reputation, once excellent, and that of the high school in East Hampton, have gone down.

  7. delftblue says:

    I guess I think of those areas as being “vibrant” communities full of kids and not retirement villages.

    I’ve heard the same things Cara has. Lots and lots of kids in overcrowded schools.

    I’m perfectly happy signing in when I go to see a house. But to look online? I know people were doing this 5 years ago but it just seems like a waste of time. I thought realtors did it for leads, but I imagine half the people sign in online with fake names anyway so what is the point.

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