February 2015 Nassau County Real Estate News – Peter Owen

Long Island Real Estate

Nassau County, NY Homes

Garden City, Floral Park, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Mineola, Stewart Manor

Peter Owen

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

     The Donnelly Group

730 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530


Email:  petero@TheDonnellyGroup.com

                                                                                                                                     February, 2015

Hi Everyone

Market activity continues to be high. Last week the Open Houses were quite full, even though it rained continuously. The interesting thing is that prices have been rising gradually – there have not been any jumps nor are any expected. I see an orderly market this year, though still very active. This bodes well for both buyers and sellers as they can plan their finances and expectations well in this type of market. This has especially been true for Floral Park, Garden City, Malverne, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, West Hempstead and Stewart Manor.

Have you noticed it is already starting to stay light until roughly 5:15pm. Spring will eventually come. Stay warm.

Call me if you need assistance in any Real Estate transaction or if you have any questions.

Peter Owen


New Appliances Coming that Link Your Home to Internet

Get a good look at the smart-home tools making waves at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Washer, dryer, and water heater, get ready to meet smartphone, tablet, and app.

Hooking up time-honored home equipment to the Internet is the latest trend being touted by some of the biggest names in the appliance industry at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

This spring, Whirlpool Corp. will roll out Wi-Fi-equipped laundry machines that can download custom cycles, alert you if a load is unbalanced, and spot mechanical problems before they get out of hand. The new appliances, on display at Whirlpool’s CES booth, communicate wirelessly with a dedicated app that will also let you start them remotely, offer instructional YouTube videos, and even make a charitable donation when you begin a new load.

The new appliances represent “a really exciting opportunity for Whirlpool … to do what we do best, which is helping families care for one another,” said Ben Artis, senior category manager of connected homes for Whirlpool. “You can empower the appliances to offer new benefits that weren’t possible before.”

Whirlpool plans eventually to expand the app-based technology to other categories of appliances, such as ranges, ovens, and refrigerators. The company’s booth at CES features an exhibit that displays its vision for the kitchen of the future, a concept that closely integrates appliance operation with the cooking requirements of specific recipes.

Another appliance maker exhibiting at CES, Robert Bosch GmbH, is also close to bringing wireless connectivity to its products. The German company has developed an app, dubbed Home Connect, that will control and monitor devices such as water heaters, thermostats, and refrigerators. It will be released in Europe later this year. Bosch expects to introduce the technology in the United States as well, but hasn’t said when.

The drive toward linking devices to one another — an accelerating trend known as the Internet of Things — is spawning innovation across the electronics industry and playing a prominent role at CES.

In a packed keynote address at the start of the show, Boo-Keun Yoon, president and CEO of Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., declared that 2015 will be the year when many of the futuristic promises companies have made about getting devices to work together will finally become real.

“These are not pipe dreams anymore,” Yoon said, adding that by 2017, 90 percent of the products Samsung produces — including TVs, mobile phones, and home appliances — will be linked to the Internet of Things, or IoT.

Yoon also said companies must take steps to ensure that the IoT-based products they manufacture adhere to open standards, so equipment from one company is able to work with software and hardware from another.

Yoon was joined onstage by other leaders of the IoT movement who laid out their vision for a world where machines go beyond communicating with each other to responding to — and even anticipating — people’s needs. For example, working in tandem, a user’s smartphone, heating system, and other Internet-linked equipment could learn when that person tends to go to sleep and under what conditions. Then it can adjust the temperature of the user’s bedroom to promote a good night’s sleep.

Many companies exhibiting at CES are developing products that aim to take advantage of the ability of individual devices to communicate.

Engineers at Baintex, a startup based in Valencia, Spain, showed off its unreleased mobile app and an array of related devices that control and monitor a host of home functions. The Sentio system’s capabilities include remotely turning lights on and off; opening, closing, and securing doors; and tracking how much energy is being consumed in various parts of a home, said Alberto Sendra, lead mobile applications engineer for the company.

Meanwhile, California-based Savant unveiled an app by the same name that aims to enable disparate connected-home systems to communicate with one another as well as with the company’s own hardware for linking entertainment, climate control, lighting, and security devices.


House Prices Per Square Foot of Living Space in the Various Towns 

Garden City


Garden City average price per square foot


Floral Park


Floral Park average price per square foot



Malverne average price per square foot

Roslyn Heights


Roslyn Heights average price per square foot


If you would like a free Comparative Listing Report to see what price you  can expect in this market, just call or email me. Absolutely no  obligation or pressure.

Peter Owen

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

The Donnelly Group

730 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530


Email:  petero@TheDonnellyGroup.com

Website: http://www.nassaucountynyhomes.com/



Peter Owen is one of the  Best, top, most trusted and dedicated agent covering Garden City, Stewart Manor

, Floral Park, Malverne, Lynbrook, Roslyn Estates, and Roslyn Heights displaying a high degree of integrity, service 24/7, professional attitude and actions.


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