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Ways to Make Your Small Bath Appear Bigger
Posted on 07/21/2019
Ways to Make Your Small Bath Appear Bigger
There's no getting around it — and no getting around in it! A small bathroom is just, well, small! If you've got a tiny bath and no way to enlarge it, do the next best thing, give it some of the Alice in Wonderland magic with mirrors and glass. Subtle reflections A standard, builder’s grade bath typically has...
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3 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid
Posted on 07/14/2019
3 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid
With so much to think about these days, it is not surprising that some first-time home buyers make mistakes they later regret as they shop for a home for sale. Presented here are some of the most popular mistakes, along with tips to help you avoid a similar fate. Looking for a home before getting a mortgage Many...
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Another Property Sold - 38 Maple Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302
Posted on 07/11/2019
Another Property Sold - 38 Maple Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302
MOVE RIGHT IN TO THIS BEAUTIFULLY AND COMPLETELY RENOVATED COLONIAL WHICH FEATURES NEWER ROOF, SIDING, WINDOWS, BAMBOO FLOORING, 3 ZONE HEATING, 3 CUSTOM BATHS AND LARGE KITCHEN WITH STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. THIS HOME IS A COMMUTER'S DREAM - EASY ACCESS TO EXPRESS BUSES, FERRY, AND VZ, GOETHELS AND BAYONNE BRIDGES.Level 1: ENTRY VESTIBULE, OPEN CONCEPT LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, EAT-IN-KITCHEN. ALSO FEATURES FULL BATH AND MUDROOM WITH DOOR TO BACK YARD.Level 2: MASTER BEDROOM WITH PRIVATE 3/4 BATH, 2 ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS AND FULL BATHLevel 3: FULL FINISHED AND HEATED WALK-UP ATTIC WITH SEPARATE THERMOSTAT BEING USED AS 4TH BEDROOM AND...
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Another Property Sold - 1999 North Railroad Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Posted on 07/09/2019
Another Property Sold - 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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Common Insurance Mistakes to Avoid
Posted on 07/07/2019
Common Insurance Mistakes to Avoid
Mistakes are inevitable in life with their consequences varying in severity. However, some mistakes are best not made because when they happen, they could cause you thousands to fix and set you back lots of time and effort. Here are some of the top homeowners’ insurance mistakes that you should avoid at all cost. Selecting A Good Insurance...
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Easy Exercise at Home
Posted on 06/30/2019
Easy Exercise at Home
You want to stay healthy and in shape, or get back into shape, but your busy life doesn't necessarily allow the time to join a gym or go for a long run every day. Between the kid's activities and taking care of your home, how do you find the time to take care of yourself? The good news...
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Easy Ways for Kids to Share Bedrooms
Posted on 06/23/2019
Easy Ways for Kids to Share Bedrooms
If you’re like many families, you never seem to have quite enough space for each family member to spread out. To stay within your budget, or maybe to create a more close-knit family you have two or more children sharing a room. As time goes on sharing personal space can create rifts between siblings. To avoid added stress...
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Support After A Baby Comes Home
Posted on 06/16/2019
Support After A Baby Comes Home
When a mother delivers a baby, it’s a joyous time for family and friends. The joy that overtakes everyone knowing that a new life has just entered the world. Everyone can become consumed with just the baby and not realize that the parents are need of a little TLC as well. There are some practical things to take...
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Video Tour  - 32 Calvanico Lane, Staten Island, NY 10314
Posted on 06/10/2019
Video Tour - 32 Calvanico Lane, Staten Island, NY 10314
First time offered by original owners. Lovely townhouse in a very convenient location near West Shore Expressway and local and express buses.First floor features porcelain tile flooring and an open concept living room/dining room combo and eat-in-kitchen with stainless steel appliances and sliding glass doors to TREX deck and backyard. Second floor features master bedroom and second bedroom with vaulted ceilings, third bedroom with skylight and full bath with skylight and hardwood flooring throughout.Finished basement has tile flooring throughout and large family room with closet, second room with additional closets and three-quarter...
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32 Calvanico Lane, Staten Island, NY 10314 is now new to the market!
Posted on 06/10/2019
32 Calvanico Lane, Staten Island, NY 10314 is now new to the market!
First time offered by original owners. Lovely townhouse in a very convenient location near West Shore Expressway and local and express buses.First floor features porcelain tile flooring and an open concept living room/dining room combo and eat-in-kitchen with stainless steel appliances and sliding glass doors to TREX deck and backyard. Second floor features master bedroom and second bedroom with vaulted ceilings, third bedroom with skylight and full bath with skylight and hardwood flooring throughout.Finished basement has tile flooring throughout and large family room with closet, second room with additional closets and three-quarter...
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Set Up Your Home to Comfort & Motivate You
Posted on 06/09/2019
Set Up Your Home to Comfort & Motivate You
Everyone wants to feel comfortable in their home. Take your home to the next level with a few simple steps to not only find comfort in your home but to set your home up to keep you motivated toward your lifestyle goals. Natural Light Natural light is hugely motivating. From helping you wake up on your own in...
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Buying a Luxury Home
Posted on 06/02/2019
Buying a Luxury Home
Buying a luxury home isn't merely about buying an expensive house, it's about buying the most elegant home in the most exclusive and expensive neighborhoods. In addition to that, you are purchasing the architecture, landscaping, finishing, and fittings that come with the house. That’s why you have to do it the right way to avoid regrets in the...
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