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Posted on 05/25/2020
Why Is a Home Inspection Important?
A home inspection may make or break the property buying journey. If you attend a home inspection and find no major issues with a residence, you may choose to move forward with your house purchase. However, if a home inspection reveals significant problems, you may decide to rework a home purchase agreement or walk away from this agreement altogether....
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Posted on 05/18/2020
Do You Need a Homebuying Plan?
If you want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it generally is a good idea to establish a property buying plan. That way, you can take a step-by-step approach to make your homeownership dream come true. As you prepare a homebuying strategy, there are several factors to consider. These factors include: 1. Your Dream Home Definition There is no...
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Posted on 05/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 116 E Macon Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
:Great Kills- 1 family semi-detached home. Owner enjoys a 6 rooms with 3 bedroom nice sized bedrooms with 1.5 baths. Basement is full sized and finished . Sliding doors off kitchen to nice backyard with deck and above ground pool. with deck. Front of home you have a private driveway . Great central location. Convenient to shopping and transportation. Owner is highly motivated to make a...
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Posted on 05/11/2020
Home Improvement Trends for 2020
Image by DarthZuzanka from Pixabay Those who have lived in the same home for an extended period of time may be thinking about renovating their house. This is a chance to update the space to fit more contemporary styles while also increasing the value of the home itself. With this goal in mind, here are a few home...
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Posted on 05/04/2020
Vacation Homes on Amelia Island: Is It a Good Time to Invest?
Image by pwemedia from Pixabay Summer is the in-season on Amelia Island in Northeast Florida. But this popular vacation spot is enjoyable year-round, thanks to weather that ranges from mild to spectacular. A close-knit coastal community that's as charming as it is scenic holds the key to Amelia Island's reputation as a top-notch vacation spot. If you're thinking...
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Posted on 04/27/2020
Reasons to Negotiate with a Homebuyer
For home sellers who want to accomplish the optimal results, it is important to remain open to negotiations with buyers. There are many reasons why home sellers should negotiate with buyers, and these include: 1. You can accelerate the house selling journey. If your mission is to sell your house as quickly as possible, you should be open to...
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Posted on 04/20/2020
Why Is a Property Showing Important?
A home showing enables a property buyer to get an up-close look at a residence. After a showing, a property buyer can determine whether a house matches his or her expectations. And if a property buyer likes a house, he or she may be ready to take the next step in the homebuying journey. Ultimately, a showing is crucial...
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Posted on 04/13/2020
How to Approach a Bidding War
Image by Amy Hirschi from Unsplash Situations arise where prospective buyers find themselves in a bidding war with another buyer over the house they desire. Circumstances like this occur in a seller’s market where the demand for property is higher than the market can provide. It’s not uncommon to see multiple buyers vying over the same property in...
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Posted on 04/06/2020
How to Create a Beautiful Garden with Half the Effort
Photo by Manfred Richter via PixabayIf you're like many homeowners who are busy with work and family obligations, you love the thought of your outdoor living space serving as a personal sanctuary during the occasional moments when you manage to get some downtime. However, it may also be true that the time you spend in your yard and...
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Posted on 03/30/2020
Get Rid of Closet Clutter: Ways to Keep Your Closet Tidy
Generally, a closet ought to bring simplicity to your life. Whether it's a large walk-in or an itty-bitty space, a neat closet should be where you can get the things you need any time of the day. However, keeping a closet neat and organized can be more complicated than it seems. One day you have a clean closet...
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Posted on 03/23/2020
Why Is a Home's Curb Appeal Important?
Believe it or not, curb appeal can make or break the home selling journey. If a house has a pristine front lawn, flawless siding and clutter-free walkways, it may make a positive first impression on potential buyers. And once buyers walk through this home, they may be ready to submit an offer to purchase the residence right away. As...
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Posted on 03/17/2020
169 Armstrong Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308 now has a new price of $614,900!
THIS IS IT!!! EVERY SO OFTEN A SPECTACULAR HOME COMES ON THE MARKET-THIS VERY WELL KEPT 3-BEDROOM/2 BATH SEMI HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN HOME.FIRST FLOOR BOASTS PORCELAIN TILE, WAINSCOT, CHAIR RAIL TREY CEILING, ELECTRIC FIREPLACE ON LEDGERSTONE WALL, REMOTE CONTROLLED CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS,.5 BATH FULLY TILED, CUSTOM KITCHEN CABINETS W/ STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCE. ANDERSEN SLIDERS TO PATIO & HUGE YARD, 3 SHEDS, ABOVE GROUND POOL, WOODEN GYM/PLAYHOUSE SET.2ND FLOOR FEATURES MASTER BEDROOM, BEDROOM, BEDROOM, FULL TILED BATH ATTIIC STORAGE IS THE LENGTH OF THE HOUSE,ATTIC FAN-BASEMENT IS FULL/UNFINISHED, HIGH...
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