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Bob Edwards, now living in Houston, paid a visit to his friend, Jean Brechter, at her home here last month. The two were summer kids together for many years.
Once toddlers together, old friends Bob Edwards and Jean (née Schultheis) Brechter united at Ms. Brechter’s home here for a visit last month.
Mr. Edwards, now living in Houston, said he was told the first visit the two ever made to Shelter Island was in their mothers’ wombs in 1927. (more…)
What a number of Island real estate professionals called “shocking” was news that the Community Preservation Fund (CPF) numbers — a good indicator of sales — for the first five months of 2018 were down by 41.3 percent from the same time last year, while numbers for the CPF on most of the East End are increasing. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
President Lyndon Johnson ordered another 45,000 United States troops to Vietnam while China agreed to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid.
Pink Floyd released its debut album in the United Kingdom. “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.”
Bobby Gentry released her only hit, “Ode to Billy Joe.”
Americans were listening to “Light My Fire” by The Doors.
“Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, was pulling in movie audiences in the United States.
And on Shelter Island . . .
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Many Island real estate professionals are bullish about the market on Shelter Island.
But one calls it neither a buyers’ nor sellers’ market, but a “realistic” market. What Melina Wein of M Wein Realty Inc. sees is “a lot of fluid pieces,” not just here, but nationally and internationally, that have many buyers and sellers trying to figure out where the economy is going before they pull the trigger on a transaction. (more…)
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The Island real estate market is on the upswing.
If the real estate market lagged behind the stock market in recovering, its rebound on Shelter Island began to flourish in the final quarter of 2014. Now the challenge is to find enough properties to meet buyers’ demands. (more…)