Joyce Powers' Blog

Posted on 05/23/2021
Non-Negotiables and Homebuying Deal-Breakers
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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Posted on 05/21/2021
100 Hatfield Place, Staten Island, NY 10302 is now new to the market!
One family detached three bedroom colonial with beautifully maintained original wood work and hard wood floors throughout. Large airy rooms with 9 foot...
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Posted on 05/19/2021
Another Property Sold - 29 Gadsen Place #2a, Staten Island, NY 10314
MOVE RIGHT IN TO THIS BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED SECOND FLOOR 2 BEDROOM CONDO IN DESIRABLE HEARTLAND VILLAGE. THIS UNIT FEATURES A LARGE GALLEY KTCHEN WITH STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, NEW LAMINATE FLOORING, LARGE CLOSETS INCLUDING A WALK-IN CLOSET, L-SHAPED LIVING/DINING ROOM AND TWO LARGE BEDROOMS. THE HOA FEE INCLUDES GAS, HEAT, HOT WATER, WATER AND SEWER, POOL, OUTSIDE MAINTENANCE, SNOW REMOVAL AND ASSIGNED OFF STREET PARKING. OWNER IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ELECTRIC AND TAXES. THIS COMMUNITY IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR SHOPPING, SCHOOLS, HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Banish Clutter to Sell Your Home Faster!
Two of the most important ingredients in a successful house-marketing campaign are competitive pricing and making a great first impression on prospective buyers. Although your real estate agent can assist in achieving both of those goals, keeping your home in "show ready" condition will be up to you and your family. When your home is actively being shown,...
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Posted on 05/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 161 Harbor Road, Staten Island, NY 10303
This custom newly renovated home has been uniquely designed with amazing upgrades, This home features a custom modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash with granite counter tops and a beautiful marble floor. a large living room / dining room area with stunning hardwood floors throughout and ample space with plenty of natural lighting and a 3/4 beautifully designed bathroom with many custom pieces. .On the second level of this home you have 3 bedrooms with a full bathroom and hardwood floors. Additionally there is a built one garage, a side yard and a large backyard perfect for...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
New Features: What to Include in Your New Construction
Photo by Joanna Bogacz from Pexels When you are building a new construction home, you have so many opportunities to personalize your property. For some, it can actually be overwhelming to sort through the various features that are available and decide which ones are best for their home. If you are feeling as if you are being inundated...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
12 Franklin Lane #G, Staten Island, NY 10306 is now new to the market!
Beautiful 1 family townhouse in private community. Updated 3 bedroom, end unit townhouse, with plenty of room including closets, storage, attic and attached shed. Conveniently located minutes from shopping, transportation, and Brookfield Park. Home features many upgrades including sliding doors from eat in kitchen to private deck in serene setting overlooking the park. Assigned parking, never have an issue with your car, truly park like setting in desirable colonial square in historic Richmond Town. Asking price is 499,999 and won't last! Viewing by appointment...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
The Most Common Symptoms of Pollen Allergies & How to Treat Them
Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels For plants, pollen is absolutely essential. This yellow powder can easily be carried by the wind or transported from plant to plant by an animal or insect and it works to fertilize the plants and help them grow. While plants may love a fresh coating of pollen, humans often feel otherwise. Millions...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Organization for Your Garden Shed
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay If you're like many busy gardeners, your garden shed isn't as organized as it could be. Perhaps you've been telling yourself for quite some time that you're going to get around to giving it an organizational makeover but run short on inspiration whenever you try to brainstorm a game plan....
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Posted on 04/18/2021
What is Modern Rustic Interior Design?
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Modern rustic interior design has taken over social media and captivated the attention of designers and homeowners alike. With such enduring popularity you might wonder: what exactly is modern rustic? Here we’ll go over the basic elements of the style for interior design in order to help you recognize it and use it...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Planting Near a Basement or Crawlspace: How to Avoid Damage
Image by Jean-Pierre Pellissier from Pixabay It's tempting to plant shrubs and other plants against your house to hide the basement or crawlspace area. However, you could be asking for trouble. Before you buy or plant anything new for spring, find out why it's not such a good idea to have plants too close to your basement or...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
It Pays to Pay Your Mortgage Twice a Month
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels We all know how hard the beginning of the month can be; it seems like there are a million bills due all at the same time, and one of those bills is usually the most expensive among them all—your mortgage. After you budget for all of your expenses, that gigantic payment can really...
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