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Hamptons home prices soar to a record in rush for beach retreats

New Yorkers searching for a pandemic retreat have sent Hamptons home prices to a record high.

The median for properties that changed hands in the third quarter soared 40% from a year earlier to $1.2 million, the highest in more than 15 years of data-keeping, appraiser Miller Samuel Inc. and brokerage Douglas Elliman Real Estate said in a report Thursday. Sales jumped 51%, the biggest annual increase since 2014.

The Long Island resort towns, a popular summer address for New York City’s executive set, have drawn residents looking to settle in through the winter. With many schools still online and Manhattan offices mostly empty, some city-dwellers are making their escape more permanent.

“At least for now, this is going to be their primary residence,” said Todd Bourgard, who oversees sales in the Hamptons for Douglas Elliman. “They realized they can work from home, and they’re doing it.”

With all that

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5 Ways To Repurpose Old Windows Into Something Beautiful for Your Home

Windows bring light, warmth, and beauty to a home. But over the years, like other components of a house, they get worn out and eventually need to be replaced.

The life expectancy of a window will vary based on its materials and your location, but most should last about 20 years. When it’s time to upgrade, don’t just toss those old panes—upcycle them into something cool.

First of all, how do you know your windows need replacing? Look for environmental cues.

“The five signs you need to replace your windows are: rising heating and cooling costs, drafts on windy days, difficulty raising and lowering windows, condensation between glass panes, and cold-to-the-touch glass,” says Brad Roberson, president of Glass Doctor.

Once you’ve determined it’s time for a window refresh, consider what you can do with those old frames. Old windows can be repurposed into pieces of art, furniture, and even

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