Who Are We?

We are Debra and Gary, a couple currently living the dream while slowly renovating a four bedroom, mid-century cape near the heart of Long Island’s Babylon Village. Debra’s a stay at home mom. Gary works in scientific research and does freelance web design, programming and other geek work on the side. Our daughter, Aurora Jane, was born in October 2008. Gary’s son Ben graduated from high school in 2010.

What’s The Story Of Home In Babylon?

In 2007, we started shopping for a house in Babylon Village. As an experiment, I decided to document the process on a blog. I wasn’t sure if anyone would actually read it, but I figured it would be useful to have all the information in one place for quick reference.

Due to the financial crisis as well as other personal and financial issues and event, the search for a house took about two and half years. Over that time, we documented open houses, sold homes, realtor comments and thoughts on buying as well as news from the real estate and financial world and other things happening in the Village and Long Island.

In November of 2009 we found the house of our dreams, a four bedroom, mid-century cape within walking distance of the Babylon train station. In February of 2010 we closed on the house and thus began the next chapter of our adventure.

If you’re looking for a house in our Village, feel free to check out the site archives. There are a couple years of good historical data for you to chew on.

What’s The Site About Now?

These days we’re very interested in what’s going in in and around Babylon Village. We post about news, events, business and Babylon Village history on our Facebook page. There’s a Facebook group if you’re interested in chatting and you can check out our Instagram for both current and historical images of our little Village.

If you’ve got something you’d like to share with us, message us on any of our social platforms or you can e-mail me us [email protected]. We’re always happy to post or re-post interesting things here’s on the site and on our socials.

If you have a question or a comment, feel free to reach out to us.

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