Long Island may be home of the Levitt, but one of the more intriguing types of homes available for sale are referred to as Mediterranean style. Typically, characteristics for houses that fit this definition include the use of clay tile roofs, stucco walls with heavy wood trim, exposed beams and the use of many arches.
For Long Islanders, home is where the heart is and not surprisingly, it better include a yard. Real estate numbers for September 2013 continue to rise across the board, be it for single/multi-family residences or condominiums. But according to statistics provided by the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, residents in both counties far and away prefer to have a piece of land to go with their home. According to Merriam-Webster, a condominium is “a room or set of rooms that is owned by the people who live there and that is part of a larger building containing other similar sets of rooms.” Condos are different from co-ops, which will be addressed in next month’s real estate market update column.