Archive for May, 2016

NEW HOME SALES HIT HEIGHTS NOT SEEN SINCE 2008

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

US Commerce Department released its April report on purchases of single family homes sales which jumped nearly 17% from the month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $619,000. This was the fastest pace since January 2008.

Additionally, the median home sale price rose 9.7% from the prior year… the highest level on record!

We were one of the first market observers to predict that the housing market was going to drive the country out of the last recession. This has come to fruition! All indications point to this trend to continue in the years to come as jobs and wages improve and interest rates remain low.

So, time to ask yourself… what are you waiting for… prices to go up???

Town & Country Real Estate Opens New East Hampton Office

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Town & Country Real Estate Nancy McGann, Gene Stilwell, Judi Desiderio, Janet Hummel at the East Hampton office opening

Town & Country Real Estate Nancy McGann, Gene Stilwell, Judi Desiderio, Janet Hummel at the East Hampton office opening.

"Town & Country's grand opening of our new East Hampton office was a grand success…a good time was had by all," says Judi Desiderio, Town & Country Real Estate founder and CEO.  East Hampton office manager and veteran real estate agent Gene Stilwell wholeheartedly agreed adding, "The champagne was flowing and all had a good time! How nice to share a little time with friends and colleagues toasting our new digs."

The new office, located at 46 Main Street, East Hampton, a few doors up for the former space has high ceilings, a wide expanse of windows showcasing the most spectacular examples of Hamptons real estate, cozy gas fireplace, and plenty of room for all of our East Hampton agents.  The chic aesthetic is accented by design elements including a chrome and wood light fixture in the formal lobby that perfectly matches the hardwood floor. 

The grand opening celebration was held Friday, May 6, 2016, to kick off the summer season and over 100 well-wishers came out to raise a glass of Sparkling Point champagne – imported from the North Fork hamlet of Southold, and nibble tasty bites from Cavaniola's Gourmet Cheese Shop in Sag Harbor.  Town & Country Real Estate's founder and CEO Judi Desiderio, managing partners Nancy McGann and Janet Hummel, and the agents in the East Hampton office including William Stoecker, Rick Slater, Kim Slater, Richard Swift, and Hal Zwick, to name a few were in the mix.

"Thanks to all who attended," says Gene. "What a fun night!"

Town & Country Real Estate agents Hal Zwick and Gary Reisman with managing partner Nancy McGann   Town & Country Real Estate agents Leon Day, Rick Slater, Kim Slater, and Gina Decker  

Town & Country Real Estate agent William Stoecker and wife Paige Stoecker   Town & Country Real Estate CEO Judi Desiderio and East Hampton office manager Gene Stilwell

Town & Country Real Estate Director of Digital Media Nicole B. Brewer, real estate agent Kim Slater, and Director of Acquisitions GIna Decker   

Town & Country Real Estate managing partner Janet Hummell with Jim Miller of Hamptons Real Estate Showcase   Town & Country Real Estate Director of Technology Chris DiPetta and guest

Town & Country Real Estate agents Marguerite Davidowicz and Kim Slater   Town & Country Real Estate

Town & Country Real Estate East Hampton Office

 

 

    

    

Look Out… Here Comes Audrey II

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

“Little Shop of Horrors,” the devilishly delicious sci-fi  smash musical, will be performed by the young actors of Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop helmed by Helen Leonard and her husband Town & Country Real Estate's East Hampton office manager and sales agent Gene Stilwell. The 50’s rock doo-wop musical has devoured the hearts of theatergoers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menkin (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind one of the longest running Off-Broadway shows of all time.

Little Shop of Horrors follows the misadventures of Seymour, a down and out florist assistant  who becomes an overnight sensation after discovering an exotic plant with a craving for fresh blood. Soon the plant, Audrey II, grows into an R&B singing carnivore who promises Seymour fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. We soon learn that the plant is an alien planning on world domination. Filled with quirky humor and irresistible songs , this spoof of  50’s sci-fi disaster films has become one of the most popular shows in the world with an Off -Broadway, Broadway and musical movie version .

Bravo to Helene Leonard who directs and choreographs Stages’ production of Little Shop of Horrors.  The show features local young actors and Amanda Jones and James Benard provide the musical accompaniment.

Audrey II, the plant puppet, was designed by Martin P. Robinson, New York City, and constructed by Character Translations, Inc., for Music Theatre International.

All tickets are $15, call 631-725-9500 to order.  The show opens at Bay Street Theater (Bay Street, Sag Harbor) on Saturday, May 14, 2016 with a matinee at 2pm and another show at 7:30pm.  The final show will be Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2pm.