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Town & Country’s Annual Holiday Ball

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Town & Country Associates celebrated 2015 at The Southampton Social Club Friday evening. Ian and his staff did an outstanding job. It was a fabulous party with scrumptious hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and dinner.

The mood was festive as we celebrated a great year for T&C since we shattered many of our own records! What a festive way to enjoy each other and the holiday season.

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy & prosperous 2016!

Photo Credit: Charlie Grubb

2015 HOME SALES POISED TO REACH 2007 LEVELS

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

The National Association of Realtors September report confirmed what Realtors across the United States have been experiencing. Existing home sales climbed to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.55 million or 4.7% — a huge gain of nearly 8% over 2014!

This spike made up for some of August’s soft spots. We suspect the stock market’s wild ride in August set the stage for the August weakness. However, the September spike was a welcome sign that the home sales in 2015 nationally are on target to hit levels not seen since the crash. The American Dream is alive & well! Yet there are a few rain clouds in the sky…

First time buyers seem to have lost some strength with logging 29% of all sales vs the 32% in August. We will be watching this to see if it is a trend or an anomaly. First time home buyers are significant players as they ear mark future demand.

Let’s seek to the Home Affordability Index at year’s end for more insight.

LADIES WHO LUNCH!

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Town & Country Real Estate proudly supports the Ladies Village Improvement Society, INC. One event we particularly enjoy partaking in is the Landmark Committee Luncheon. This year’s Annual Luncheon was at The Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett.

Mother Nature was showing off her powers outside, but the lecture and the company was warm and engaging inside.

Devon celebrated its centennial, so it was fitting that this year the event was moved from The Maidstone Club to Devon. John R. Mackall gave a tutorial on the history of Devon, the Colony, the Club and beyond.

The Devon Colony Estates were built in 1909 as a summer retreat for four wealthy families from Cincinnati. The William Stanhope Rowe House was the largest of the original Devon Colony Houses, called the 7 Sisters. It was built by John Mackall’s great grandfather. Richmond Levering, William Stanhope Rowe, Joseph Rawson and William Cooper Procter were the originators. We all admire their vision and commitment to Amagansett.

Town & Country calls this afternoon our Ladies Who Lunch. We enjoyed a beautiful array of delicious foods prepared by the chefs at Devon.

Happy Anniversary to a very special place with a very special history. Devon and The LVIS forever together.

 

Deborah Ann Light 1935 – 2015

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Deborah Ann Light, visionary, philanthropist, preservationist, pioneer and heiress to the Upjohn pharmaceutical fortune passed away on July 21st, at her home in Gainesville, Florida after a long illness. Ms. Light was one of the first to decisively donate to the Peconic Land Trust and the community Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett. Those of us who raised children in East Hampton are quite familiar with the eastern side of Quail Hill—it’s where our kids sled each winter. She donated that hill for all of us!

In her time on this planet she amassed hundreds of acres out east as well as Northern Florida. In both of her favorite places she gave back in a big way. Her mission in life was evidently to preserve for future generations the beauty and lifestyles that were quickly becoming obsolete. 

The Peconic Land Trust has been a great steward of the land that Ms. Light and others have donated over the years. The preserved acres on both the North & South Fork as well as Shelter Island are some of the most pristine on the Eastern End of Long Island and the Land Trust shares these golden nuggets with the communities.

The Peconic Land Trust will introduce you to these must see properties. As a veteran real estate broker in the Hamptons, North Fork & Shelter Island I must tell you, these properties are very special.

Thank you, Deborah Ann Light for your vision, your philanthropic mission and your commitment to future generations. Yours was a special life.

A memorial service has been planned at 4pm on September 19th at Quail Hill Farms