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Posted on 01/20/2021
1790 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island, NY 10314 now has a new price of $355,000!
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 all exterior maintenance, snow removal, sewer, outside maintenance,...
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Posted on 01/18/2021
Preventative Steps to Take Before Breaking in Your New Kitchen
Photo by CongerDesign via Pixabay You recently purchased a home, and as a new homeowner, you’re itching to get moved into your new kitchen so you can get settled and start entertaining. Wait! Before you get caught up organizing your pots and pans, do a little preventative care. If you want a kitchen you can entertain in hassle-free,...
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Posted on 01/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 752 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306
2 Family detached - 9ft ceilings on the main floor. Custom kitchen with 42'' kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops, large island great for entertaining. Sliders to deck and yard. Hi Hats, Hardwood Floors through out. Central Vac. 4 zone Baseboard heat. Master bedroom with double vanity sink, jacuzzi tub. Separate shower and walk in closet. Detached Garage - Home overlooks the Park and Bridge. Near 25 Acre Park. Level 1 - Kitchen, Living Rm, Dining Rm, half bath. Level 2 - Master Bedroom, bedroom, bedroom, full main bath and Laundry room. Basement: Fully finished with family room, 3/4 bath and an additional room. Large studio apartment...
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Posted on 01/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 497 Arden Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312
Beautiful renovated all brick ranch, just move right in! Features 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, wood burning fireplace with huge full finished basement. Home sits on 50x118 lot, this home is a must see. Walking distance to shopping and...
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Posted on 01/11/2021
3 Ways to Save on a Mortgage
Image by Andreas Breitling from Pixabay The vast majority of homebuyers need a mortgage in order to purchase a house, and mortgages come with significant costs because they’re such sizeable loans. While there’s no way to avoid all of the costs associated with a mortgage, there are ways to save on your home mortgage. Here are three things...
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Posted on 01/04/2021
How to Boost Water Efficiency in Your Bathroom
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Water efficiency is good for both the environment and your wallet. Changing habits, such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth saves about 3,000 gallons a year. This is great, but if you want to take it a step further to conserve water, here are four DIY ways to bring better...
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Posted on 12/29/2020
1790 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island, NY 10314 now has a new price of $358,000!
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 all exterior maintenance, snow removal, sewer, outside maintenance,...
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Posted on 12/28/2020
FSBO or Sell with an Agent?
Photo by Paul Velgos via Shutterstock If you’ve never sold a home, you might not understand the complexities of what your agent provides for you. You could be tempted to sell your home on your own. After all, with the availability of the Internet, how hard could it be? According to most research, FSBO (For Sale by Owner)...
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Posted on 12/21/2020
How to Transform Your Room and Stay in Budget
Photo by Dominika Roseclay via Pexels Giving your space a much-needed makeover doesn't have to take a lot of time or money. Whether you want to recreate the space for a party, prepare for a sale, or simply make an old room look new, here's a solution for you. Use these tips to completely transform your room in...
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Posted on 12/14/2020
Home Maintenance: Waterproofing
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 12/11/2020
58 Carlyle Green, Staten Island, NY 10312 now has a new price of $735,000!
Welcome to this beautiful, fully detached 4 bedroom Colonial home located in the Village Greens Community. Large living room/dining room combination w/hardwood floors. Large eat in kitchen with imported terra cotta Mexican tile flooring, S.S. Appliances, with double doors that lead to large landscaped yard with pavers. Updated half bath on 1st floor. Master bedroom with WIC, 3 additional bedrooms, full bathroom. Separate back entry to finished basement with renovated 3/4 bathroom, plenty of storage, family room and bonus room. Hi-hats through out the home. Updated siding, new front, rear patio, newer Pella windows, roof and...
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Posted on 12/07/2020
How to Write a Memorable Offer Letter
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay While buying a home in a seller’s market, it pays to stand out from the crowd. One way to do that is with a memorable offer letter that captures the seller’s attention from the start. You must include all the right elements, however, to effectively win them over and earn the chance to...
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