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Posted on 10/19/2020
Smart Steps to Take Before Renting Out a Multi-Family Property
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay Before renting out a multi-family property, you should take steps to protect yourself from personal liability if anything were to happen. Without the right protections in place, you could end up on the hook for damages caused by fires, crimes and more ­– even if you did not cause the situation yourself. Thankfully,...
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Posted on 10/12/2020
Prioritize Your Listing for Millennial Buyers
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The home selling trends for 2020 are predicted to skew toward the millennial generation given the most recent statistics of age demographics. While the exact definition of millennial varies, the term usually refers to anyone born between 1980 and 2000 (give or take a few years in either direction). Given the relatively...
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Posted on 10/09/2020
Another Property Sold - 6 Kell Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
Excellent large 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Cape corner property in the heart of Westerleigh. Wood burning fireplace accessible to the living room and kitchen; brand new, state of the art zoned heating system; hardwood floors; heated garage. Beautiful, private side yard. Wonderful neighborhood in which to live! Good transportation and great schools...
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Posted on 10/09/2020
Another Property Sold - 3942 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314
Land Lovers! Welcome to this 5 bedroom 2 story cape that sits on a large street to street lot with over 7515 sq ft of property. Home features 2 full bathrooms with jacuzzi tubs, 3 zone baseboard heat, plenty of closets for storage. New Hot water heater, Formal Dining Rm and Living Rm with Porcelain tile flooring. Addl bonus room can be an office or sitting area off the master bedroom located on the 1st floor. 2nd bedroom on 1st fl has a walk in closet/storage. Home has addl 3 bedrooms on 2nd flr. Extra large yard with a screen house with electric, refrigerator and ceiling fan. Above ground pool with deck. Large 10x12 Storage unit. Private...
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Posted on 10/07/2020
Another Property Sold - 1235 Forest Hill Road #2d, Staten Island, NY 10314
City style living in this beautiful one bedroom condo in Heartland Village. This unit has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, plus private balcony off of the living room. This building is less than 5 years old with cameras, intercom system and garage underneath. Just minutes to transportation, the newly extended Staten Island Mall, multiple golf courses and restaurants. Tax abated for another 12...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
Put Your Best Foot Forward When Selling Your Home
Making a good first impression on prospective home buyers is the key to getting your house sold within a relatively short period of time. Once your house is on the market, you'll want to make sure any major flaws, aesthetic issues, and potential buyer turnoffs have been fully addressed before the first prospects walk through your front door. Although...
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Posted on 10/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 126 Delaware Street, Staten Island, NY 10304
20257H-Picture perfect in Dongan hill colony offers this fully renovated all brick cape. Tastefully redone with only the best high end materials. The open concept is a rare find that you will no doubt fall in love with. American walnut hardwood floors throughout 1st and 2nd floor with custom base moldings. Granite fireplace in Living room, Beautiful crystal lighting. Exquisite Front door is 8ft. Each room is wired with cable and TV outlets to ensure you will never have to run a wire. Mitsubishi 7 ton split units throughout house cover your Heating and cooling. Two high end kitchens with custom cabinetry. 1st floor kitchen offers Spice rack,...
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Posted on 09/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 111 Gauldy Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
Lovely 3 Bedroom townhouse located on tree lined street in Bulls Head. Level 1-Entrance with porcelain tile floor, garage, 1/2 Bath, Large Family Rm with Wood Burning Fireplace and sliding doors to back yard. Level 2-Dining Rm/Living Rm Combo, 1/2 Bath, Eat in Kitchen with Sliding Door to Deck. Level 3-Large Master Bedroom with with Vaulted Ceiling & Double Door Closets, Bedroom, Bedroom, Large shared Full Main Bathroom with skylight, pulls dow attic for storage. Community Built in pool and Common Grounds. Sewer is included in HOA Fees. Home is located near transportation and SI Expressway and...
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Posted on 09/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 61 Burke Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
Beautiful, Large all brick ranch. With an addl 500 Sq Ft i open concept with large custom kitchen w/granite counter tops and tiled backsplash. Addl oversized custom island that seats 6 with built in microwave & 2nd electric oven. All S.S. appliances, DCS Stove. Porcelain flooring w/ radiant heat. Beautiful Dining Area with French Drs to Beautifully landscape yard. Seperate living rm with wood burning fireplace. Home has 4 zone base board heat 2 yrs old, Hot water Heater 1 yrs old. C/A 1 yrs old. Central Vac, Crown molding through out. Updated bathrooms. Full finished basement with full bathroom, 4th bedrm/or office & Family rm....
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Posted on 09/28/2020
Create a Custom Towel Rack
Photo by Lauren Fleischmann on Unsplash Whether you need to hang bath towels in the bathroom or hand towels in the kitchen, a towel rack is an awesome thing to have around. And it is even better if made custom to suit your tastes and elevate the look of your home. For even more brownie points, you can...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
The Compelling Advantages of Dog Ownership
Statistics vary, but according to two credible sources, 44% of Americans own a dog. That means that if you don't own a dog, there's a strong chance one or both of your next door neighbors do! Why are dogs such a permanent fixture in so many households? Unconditional love is probably the number one reason most people bring a...
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