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Guidelines for Finding the House of Your Dreams
Posted on 01/19/2020
Guidelines for Finding the House of Your Dreams
Finding the house of your dreams is a process that requires a lot of clarity, diligence, and patience. While it is possible for the first house you look at to be the ideal choice, it's a lot more likely you'll have to look at a dozen or more houses before finding the one that matches your requirements and...
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Video Tour  - 484 Crown Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312
Posted on 01/15/2020
Video Tour - 484 Crown Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312
LARGE TWO-FAMILY HIGH RANCH IN PRIME HUGUENOT LOCATION! THIS HOME FEATURES HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, VAULTED CEINING, BALCONY, HEATED IN-GROUND POOL, LARGE GROUND LEVEL ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT, PRIVATE 1/2 BATH IN MASTER BEDROOM.Level 1: ENTRY FOYER, FAMILY ROOM WITH DOOR TO GARAGE, WALK-IN-CLOSET, UTILITY/LAUNDRY ROOM, ONE BEDROOM RENTAL APARTMENT WITH A SEPARATE ENTRANCE.Level 2: VERY LARGE EAT-IN-KITCHEN, FULL BATH, MASTER BEDROOM WITH PRIVATE 1/2 BATH, TWO ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS, PULL DOWN STAIRS TO STORAGE...
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484 Crown Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/15/2020
484 Crown Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312 is now new to the market!
LARGE TWO-FAMILY HIGH RANCH IN PRIME HUGUENOT LOCATION! THIS HOME FEATURES HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, VAULTED CEINING, BALCONY, HEATED IN-GROUND POOL, LARGE GROUND LEVEL ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT, PRIVATE 1/2 BATH IN MASTER BEDROOM.Level 1: ENTRY FOYER, FAMILY ROOM WITH DOOR TO GARAGE, WALK-IN-CLOSET, UTILITY/LAUNDRY ROOM, ONE BEDROOM RENTAL APARTMENT WITH A SEPARATE ENTRANCE.Level 2: VERY LARGE EAT-IN-KITCHEN, FULL BATH, MASTER BEDROOM WITH PRIVATE 1/2 BATH, TWO ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS, PULL DOWN STAIRS TO STORAGE...
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Kitchen Renovations Add Style and Value to Your Home
Posted on 01/12/2020
Kitchen Renovations Add Style and Value to Your Home
Photo by Solomon Rodgers via Pixabay When you've been in the same home for a while, it is common to get an itch to switch things up a little bit. For many homeowners, this means renovating the kitchen. Renovation is a great way to not only add a little bit of style but also increase the value of...
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278 Rolling Hill Green, Staten Island, NY 10312 now has a new price of $389,000!
Posted on 01/10/2020
278 Rolling Hill Green, Staten Island, NY 10312 now has a new price of $389,000!
SPACIOUS TWO BEDROOM CONDO WITH FINISHED LOFT THAT CAN BE USED AS A THIRD BEDROOM. FIRST LEVEL FEATURES A NICE SIZED ENTRY FOYER WITH A COAT CLOSET, KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST COUNTER, DINING ROOM, 1/2 BATH, VERY LARGE LIVING ROOM WITH SLIDING DOORS TO THE YARD. THE SECOND LEVEL FEATURES A VERY LARGE MASTER BEDROOM, LARGE SECOND BEDROOM, WASHER/DRYER AND HEATING SYSTEM. THE 3RD LEVEL FEATURES A FINISHED LOFT WITH SKYLIGHT WHICH CAN BE USED AS A THIRD BEDROOM. NEW HOT WATER HEATER, NEW SKYLIGHT, NEW STORM DOOR, NEW AC COMPRESSOR. HOA FEE INCLUDES ACCESS TO THE COMMUNITY POOL. THIS HOME IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR STORES, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION...
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Tips for Putting Your Home on the Market
Posted on 01/05/2020
Tips for Putting Your Home on the Market
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you've recently made the decision to put your home on the market in the near future, you're probably already aware that the Millennial generation has a reputation for being a bit different from their counterparts of the past. For instance, you may have heard that this generation is putting off home ownership...
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Perform an In-Depth Home Search
Posted on 12/29/2019
Perform an In-Depth Home Search
Conducting an in-depth home search may prove to be difficult, particularly for individuals with limited time and resources at their disposal. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to streamline your home search and discover your ideal residence without delay. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey....
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Key Issues to Address Before You Sell a Residence
Posted on 12/22/2019
Key Issues to Address Before You Sell a Residence
If you're planning to sell your house soon, you should prepare for the property selling journey. This can mean identifying potential home selling obstacles so that you can address these issues right away. Now, let's take a look at three issues that house sellers commonly face, along with tips to address these problems. 1. Exorbitant Initial Asking Price You...
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How To Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
Posted on 12/15/2019
How To Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
You can ask any homeowner-buying and owning a home is expensive. Mortgage payments, property taxes, utilities, and other bills quickly add up. If you want to buy a home but don’t have a large down payment saved, odds are you’ve discovered something called private mortgage insurance (PMI). PMI is an extra monthly payment that you make (on top of...
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How to Avoid Risks During the Home Selling Journey
Posted on 12/08/2019
How to Avoid Risks During the Home Selling Journey
Navigating the home selling journey can be difficult, regardless of whether you're an experienced or first-time property seller. Fortunately, we're here to help you limit the possibility of encountering home selling problems that otherwise may prevent you from achieving your desired results. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you avoid risks during the home selling...
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Another Property Sold - 23 Adlai Circle, Staten Island, NY 10312
Posted on 12/07/2019
Another Property Sold - 23 Adlai Circle, Staten Island, NY 10312
Beautiful wide semi-attached 3 bedroom home on an exclusive one way quiet & quaint street in a beautiful Eltingville neighborhood. Great location near train station, express buses, shopping & schools. Featuring new roof with solar panels paid in full with Solar Tax Abatement for 4 years totaling $5,124, real hardwood floors throughout, new porcelain ceramic tile entryway, new recently updated full bath, large sunken living room, large extra-wide formal dining room, large master bedroom with double mirrored closets, queen-sized second bedroom & comfortable third bedroom can also be used as an office, plenty of closets, whole house fan,...
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Quick Money Saving Techniques for a Mortgage Down Payment
Posted on 12/01/2019
Quick Money Saving Techniques for a Mortgage Down Payment
Buying a home will likely be one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. While this may seem scary at first, it’s worth noting that buying a home can also be a valuable financial investment. When it comes to preparing to buy a home, many people just wait until they run out of room in...
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