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Do you Know the Values of Homeownership?
Posted on 05/19/2019
Do you Know the Values of Homeownership?
You’ve never owned your own home and your thinking about buying. Transitioning mentally from renter to owner can be confusing at times. As a renter, you haven't had to deal with the ins and outs of owning your own home, and as you examine the reality of ownership, it can seem like it involves more cons than pros....
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What Does It Take to Purchase a Home?
Posted on 05/12/2019
What Does It Take to Purchase a Home?
The process of finding and purchasing your dream house may prove to be difficult, regardless of whether you are an experienced or first-time homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to avoid hurdles as you navigate the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you quickly discover a quality home at an...
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When Should You Submit Your Mortgage Application?
Posted on 05/05/2019
When Should You Submit Your Mortgage Application?
If you plan to pursue a home in the near future, there is no need to wait to get a mortgage. Because if you enter the housing market with a mortgage in hand, you'll know exactly how much you can spend to acquire your dream house. As a result, you'll be able to map out your home search based...
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Tips for Choosing Furniture for Your Living Room
Posted on 04/21/2019
Tips for Choosing Furniture for Your Living Room
Your living room is an essential space in your home. It is where your friends and family spend more time having fun and enjoying entertainment. When you have guests, they probably spend the whole of their time with you in your living room. All these factors point out the necessity for having a pleasant living room with the...
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Video Tour  - 1999 North Railroad Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Posted on 04/19/2019
Video Tour - 1999 North Railroad Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
PACK YOUR BAGS! Absolutely beautiful home and yard with nothing to do but move in. Home features crown molding in every room, upgraded kitchen and baths, hot water heater replaced in 2017, roof replaced in 2013, and finished basement. Yard features deck, pool, pavers and PVC fence. First floor - living room/dining room combo with large bay window, 1/2 bath, eat in kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and sliders to the yard. Second floor with hardwood flooring in three nice size bedrooms, upgraded full bath, great closet space and pull down attic steps. Basement features finished family room and second room that can be...
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1999 North Railroad Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306 is now new to the market!
Posted on 04/19/2019
1999 North Railroad Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306 is now new to the market!
PACK YOUR BAGS! Absolutely beautiful home and yard with nothing to do but move in. Home features crown molding in every room, upgraded kitchen and baths, hot water heater replaced in 2017, roof replaced in 2013, and finished basement. Yard features deck, pool, pavers and PVC fence. First floor - living room/dining room combo with large bay window, 1/2 bath, eat in kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and sliders to the yard. Second floor with hardwood flooring in three nice size bedrooms, upgraded full bath, great closet space and pull down attic steps. Basement features finished family room and second room that can be...
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What’s the Difference Between Appraisals and Assessments?
Posted on 04/14/2019
What’s the Difference Between Appraisals and Assessments?
Home valuation is one of the tricky areas of real estate. In general, you want a high appraisal and a low assessment. But shouldn't they be the same? Well, in a perfect world your assessment and your appraisal would be the same, but you don't want the world to be perfect in this regard. Here's why: Appraisal An...
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Property Tax Abatement
Posted on 04/07/2019
Property Tax Abatement
Every industry has its specific vocabulary. Real estate is no exception. If you are new to the home-buying market, you may find yourself stumped by the abbreviations, lingo, acronyms, and unfamiliar jargon commonly used in real estate sales materials, online listings, contracts, and the like. Do not be confused. Learn the terms so you can read that paperwork...
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Another Property Sold - 34 Pleasant Street, Staten Island, NY 10308
Posted on 04/03/2019
Another Property Sold - 34 Pleasant Street, Staten Island, NY 10308
MOVE RIGHT IN TO THIS 2 BEDROOM. 1.5 BATH END UNIT TOWNHOME ON QUIET BLOCK NEAR ALL SHOPPING AND TRANSPORTATION! LARGE BEDROOMS AND LOTS OF STORAGE SPACE. BASEMENT: FAMILY ROOM PLUS BONUS ROOM. LEVEL 1: ENTRY FOYER, 1/2 BATH, EAT IN KITCHEN WITH NEW SLIDERS TO DECK AND FENCED YARD, DINING/LIVING ROOM. LEVEL 2: BEDROOM, BEDROOM, FULL BATH. ATTIC:...
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3 Things You Need to Consider Before You List Your Home
Posted on 03/31/2019
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You List Your Home
Listing a home is a key step during the property selling journey. And if you fail to plan accordingly, you risk creating a home listing that misses the mark with prospective buyers. Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you craft a home listing, and these include: 1. Your Home's Features As a home seller, your...
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Another Property Sold - 424 Windham Loop, Staten Island, NY 10314
Posted on 03/26/2019
Another Property Sold - 424 Windham Loop, Staten Island, NY 10314
LARGE 2 BEDROOM END UNIT CONDO WITH FULL FINISHED BASEMENT AND LOTS OF CLOSETS. NEWER KITCHEN, BATHROOMS, AC, HEAT, HW HEATER, HARDWOOD FLOORS IN LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM. LOCATED CLOSE TO SHOPPING, TRANSPORTATION AND SCHOOLS. GREAT COMMUNITY WITH CLUBHOUSE, POOL, TENNIS AND...
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What is Common Interest Housing?
Posted on 03/24/2019
What is Common Interest Housing?
Called “common-interest housing” condos, co-ops, flats, townhomes, and apartments have different meanings to different buyers and even have different colloquial meanings than the official real estate industry meanings. Below you'll find a breakdown of the differences between these housing types along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. What is “Common Interest Housing”? Before going too deep, it...
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