Valerie Bartolone's Blog

Posted on 07/26/2021
Is VR Technology Right for You? Here's What to Consider
Photo by Sound On from Pexels Virtual reality, or VR, has increased in popularity and accessibility over the last few years. With multiple comparable devices and platforms available, what might have seemed like science fiction is now part of some peoples’ regular gaming routines. VR is something you can have in your own home and use anytime, but...
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Posted on 07/19/2021
Stay Productive & Comfortable With These Home Office Design Tips
If you’re working from home, it’s crucial to have the proper workspace. While one benefit of working from home is the option to work anywhere in your home, setting up a dedicated home workspace can increase productivity and focus. Here we’ll go over some tips for setting up your perfect home office. Invest in Quality Furniture If you...
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Posted on 07/12/2021
Little Changes to Customize Your Luxury Home
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay When you find the perfect home, you will probably make some changes in the décor since not everyone has the same tastes in colors and textures. Painting the interior, changing carpets and flooring and updating fixtures such as the showers, sinks, tubs and toilets are all updates many people make when moving...
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Posted on 07/05/2021
How to Develop Raw Land Outside of the City
Photo by RTImages via Shutterstock Buying raw land with the intent to build can be exciting, but there are many things to consider before you make the purchase final. Building requirements: From soil type, building setback requirements, electrical accessibility, well drilling, sewer placement and everything in between, learn what needs to be done and planned before beginning the...
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Posted on 06/28/2021
Easy Ways to Transform the Lighting in Your Home
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay In most homes, the base lighting is drab and dull, often doing little to light up your life. Thankfully, it is quite easy to transform the lighting in your home and create the perfect atmosphere for your everyday activities. All you have to do is follow these four tips and watch as...
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Posted on 06/21/2021
What Can a Mesh Router Do for Your Home Security?
A mesh router is designed to provide more Wi-Fi coverage in a home, making it useful for residents who use their devices in every corner. By using multiple access points, you're getting signals from a number of directions that are then rebroadcast over different areas. A studio apartment is unlikely to need a mesh router unless it's located...
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Posted on 06/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 30 Hitchcock Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
21033H-PRIME OAKWOOD SEMI-ATTACHED HOME. ALL NEW WINDOWS, CENTRAL A/C, NEW FRONT DOOR, BRAND NEW FULL BATH, NEW GRANITE COUNTERS, FRESHLY PAINTED, ALL HARDWOOD FOORS, NEWLY SANDED & STAINED. BBQ IN YARD W/GAS LINE. ROOF 5 YEARS YOUNG. ALL FIXTURES, BLINDS AND APPLIANCES ARE STAYING. HOME WILL OT LAST. BONUS, CUSTOM BUILT WOOD SHED IN YARD W/WINDOWS & DOOR, PERFECT FOR WORKSHOP. LEVEL 1: NEWLY HARDWOOD STAINED FLOORS, LIV RM/DIN ROOM COMBO. EIK W/GRANITE COUNTERS, 1/2 BATH. LEVEL 2: MASTER BEDROOM, 2 OTHER BEDROOMS, NEW FULL BATH. ATTIC - STORAGE. BSMT: FULL UNFINISHED W/DOOR TO YARD. LONG DRIVEWAY FOR 3...
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Posted on 06/14/2021
DIY: Fix Your Windows & Door Screens
Photo by Chris Thornton from Pexels Thanks to screens, we can enjoy being outdoors without all the dirt and insects. Open windows let the breeze in without letting in anything else, and we can picnic on our screened-in porches without the bug spray. Screens can generally take a lot of wear and tear, but when subjected to winds,...
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Posted on 06/07/2021
Mortgage Qualifications: FICO Score
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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