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Post-storm real estate in the Rockaways

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Neighborhoods in the Rockaways are still littered with reminders of Superstorm Sandy, but on a day like Thursday, the promise of easy access to the beach is tempting. Like many areas impacted by the storm, Rockaways' housing prices have taken a bit hit since the storm.

A four-bedroom house a block from the beach is listed at a little over $1 million, but that is still 20 percent less than it was priced at before the storm.

Longtime real estate agent Robin Shapiro says there is a bit of a fear factor of future storms that deters some, overall price drops have made for a bustling spring selling season. Shapiro says the interest has been a mix of families looking for a home and investors looking to fix up and flip storm-damaged properties.

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