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Posted on 05/10/2021
Benefits of an Inflatable Hot Tub
If you have been looking for a way to revamp your home, an inflatable hot tub might be the spark you need. With an inflatable hot tub in your back yard, your loved ones will get the opportunity to spend quality time together and enjoy the health benefits of the bubbly water without putting a damper on your...
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Posted on 05/03/2021
Aromatherapy for a Mood-Lifting Home Environment
Photo by Seksak Kerdkanno via Pixabay Diffusing aromas in your home is a great way to settle in, relax and enjoy a fresh, clean scent that calms the nerves. How Do We Know Aromatherapy Works? Research gives us the scoop. Take lavender, for example. Research shows lavender: Eases nervousness much better than a placebo. Raises people's scientifically measured...
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Posted on 04/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 1790 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island, NY 10314
Nestled in the Oaks Community at LaTourette, this 2 bedroom spacious condo offers everything a buyer could ask for. Living/Dining Room combo, half bath, EIK with porcelain tile floors, Anderson sliders to private patio & utility room. Full bathroom, master bedroom w/WIC & linen closet, generously-sized 2nd bedroom, pull down stairs to the attic for extra storage space. This quaint home also boasts a newer hot water heater, newer attic door, newer washer & dryer, refrigerator, all Anderson windows though out. This condo is maintenance-free, monthly HOA covers outside maintenance (roof), snow removal, sewer, cable (internet,...
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Posted on 04/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 181 Shiel Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10309
This lovely semi attached 3 bedroom 3 bath home located in Rossville is on a quiet tree lined block. The front landscape design with pavers presents a warm welcome. Enter into a separate formal living room flowing to the separate formal dining rom with frame moulding, chair railing, hardwood floors high hats & crown moulding. Off the dining room walk into your renovated EIK w/custom cabinets, granite countertops, tile back splash & stainless appliances, hi hats & ceramic flooring. Guest closet & half bath complete 1st fl. New sliding doors from kitchen leads to a tiered backyard deck with above ground pool w/new lining &...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 65 Johnson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10307
GREAT AND SPACIOUS 2-FAMILY, 4-BEDROM, 4-BATH, COLONIAL HOME WITH A FULL FINISHED BASEMENT AND A BIG 1-BEDROOM RENTAL APARTMENT. SITUATED ON A PARK-LIKE, PRIVATE PROPERTY WITH AN IN-GROUND SWIMMING POOL, THIS HOME IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED CLOSE TO HIGHWAY, SCHOOLS, PARKS, SHOPPING, AND TRANSPORTATION. FEATURING A GRAND-OPEN LAYOUT WITH ALL LARGE ROOMS, MASTER BEDROOM WITH A BIG LOFT, TASTEFUL TRIMS AND FINISHES, POOL HOUSE, AND MUCH MORE! LEVEL 1: ENTRY FOYER, LIVING ROOM, TWO SIDED FIREPLACEDINING ROOM, FAMILY ROOM, KITCHEN, 3/4 BATH. LEVEL 2: MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH WIC AND PRIVATE BATH WITH SPIRAL STAIRCASE TO HUGE LOFT, BR2, BR3, BR4,...
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Posted on 04/26/2021
The Best Green Countertops for a Sustainable Home
Photo by Francesca Tosolini on Unsplash Many of today's building materials are eco-friendly as well as attractive. If you're interested in building a green home or upgrading your existing home to include more eco-friendly materials, take a look at these non-conventional choices in countertops. They're planet-friendly options that also function beautifully and can easily last the lifetime of...
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Posted on 04/22/2021
Video Tour - 254 Green Valley Road, Staten Island, NY 10312
Beautiful renovated-3 bedrooms all with hardwood flooring. Renovated full main Bath, 2 Half Baths, detached home located in Arden Heights. Dishwasher and Refrigerator. Home has an open layout an eat in kitchen with all newer kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops and tiled flooring. Large Family room with wood look porcelain floor, Fireplace and sliders to large newly paved yard that over looks the park. Full finished basement with washer and dryer. 2 Car Driveway. Central Air. Home has Solar panels. Keeping the Electric bill very low. Tenant is responsible for snow removal, and all...
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Posted on 04/22/2021
254 Green Valley Road, Staten Island, NY 10312 is now new to the market!
Beautiful renovated-3 bedrooms all with hardwood flooring. Renovated full main Bath, 2 Half Baths, detached home located in Arden Heights. Dishwasher and Refrigerator. Home has an open layout an eat in kitchen with all newer kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops and tiled flooring. Large Family room with wood look porcelain floor, Fireplace and sliders to large newly paved yard that over looks the park. Full finished basement with washer and dryer. 2 Car Driveway. Central Air. Home has Solar panels. Keeping the Electric bill very low. Tenant is responsible for snow removal, and all...
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Posted on 04/19/2021
6 Reasons Why Your New Home Should Have a Great Room
Image by Jean van der Meulen from Pixabay Today's home builders are continuing to embrace the idea of the great room and an open floor plan. Here are some of the reasons why the great room remains a popular design choice with today's home builders and owners. 1. Great Rooms Make Good Use of Natural Light When you...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
Many Potential Home Sellers Stay Put
Image by Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay Construction of affordable starter homes is failing to keep pace with the number of first-time house hunters. At the same time, more homeowners are resisting the siren song of selling to these potential buyers in order to move up or downsize. It's a trend called "rising tenure length." Owners are staying put....
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Posted on 04/05/2021
3 Disadvantages of Booming Housing Markets After Big Business Success
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Booming housing markets are obviously bad news for buyers, especially if they're afraid they're about to buy smack dab in the middle of a bubble. However, there are also reasons why residents and even home sellers should fear housing booms as well. When a city or town undergoes rapid growth due to...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
Tips on Preparing Your Home For a Fast Sale
Getting your house ready to be sold can seem like an overwhelming undertaking. Like any large project, though, if you take it one step at a time, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish! The ideal scenario involves having everyone in the family pitch in to keep your house looking its best for each showing. When you divide...
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