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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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Upgrading Your Home's Locks
Posted on 11/24/2019
Upgrading Your Home's Locks
Photo by NakoPhotography via Shutterstock Whether to protect your belongings when you’re not home or to protect your loved ones when they are, you might consider a security system. Burglars are getting smarter, and your home should follow suit. One way to improve your home’s security is by installing a smart lock. Replacement or Add-On In general, there...
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Should you Rent a Moving Container?
Posted on 11/17/2019
Should you Rent a Moving Container?
If you are planning for a move, hiring a truck is one of the first things that comes to mind. However, trucks are not the only means to transport your belongings. Have you ever heard of a Moving Container? A Moving container is a portable and durable storage unit that you can use to carry your stuff to...
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Homebuying Tips: How to Monitor the Housing Market
Posted on 11/10/2019
Homebuying Tips: How to Monitor the Housing Market
If you want to purchase your dream house at a great price, you should monitor the real estate sector closely. That way, you can identify housing market patterns and trends and map out your homebuying journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you track the housing market so you can speed up your home...
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Video Tour  - 278 Rolling Hill Green, Staten Island, NY 10312
Posted on 11/07/2019
Video Tour - 278 Rolling Hill Green, Staten Island, NY 10312
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 DOOR 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 WHICH CAN BE USED AS A THIRD BEDROOM. THERE ARE 2 LARGE WINDOWS AND A SKYLIGHT IN THE LOFT. THIS HOME IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR STORES, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND THE...
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278 Rolling Hill Green, Staten Island, NY 10312 is now new to the market!
Posted on 11/07/2019
278 Rolling Hill Green, Staten Island, NY 10312 is now new to the market!
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 DOOR 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 WHICH CAN BE USED AS A THIRD BEDROOM. THERE ARE 2 LARGE WINDOWS AND A SKYLIGHT IN THE LOFT. THIS HOME IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR STORES, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND THE...
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Key Questions to Ask After a Home Showing
Posted on 11/03/2019
Key Questions to Ask After a Home Showing
A home showing will help you gain the insights you need to make an informed decision about a house purchase. At the same time, you may have many concerns about whether a residence is right for you, even after you complete a home showing. Ultimately, there are many questions to consider after you finish a house showing to ensure...
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Setting up a Personal Mortgage Calculator
Posted on 10/27/2019
Setting up a Personal Mortgage Calculator
If the nerd in you comes out as soon as someone starts talking numbers, you might find yourself wondering how hard it is to create a mortgage calculator. Technically called an amortization calculator, the numbers you put into the calculation tell you what your payment each month breaks down to in terms of what goes to the principal...
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Tips to Keep Your Home Secure During an Open House
Posted on 10/20/2019
Tips to Keep Your Home Secure During an Open House
Photo by Gino Crescoli via PixabayIf a stranger were to knock on your door and ask to come in, you’d likely say no. Yet when you’re showing your house, this is exactly what you’re doing. You’ll let stranger after stranger come in to tour the home and see if it’s a good fit for their needs. So how...
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