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31H Russell Street Staten Island

Welcome to Great Kills! 1 block from great shopping, restaurants, transportation, parks and the Great Kills Marina. Step into this open floor plan 2nd floor condo. It has a beautiful kitchen with recessed lighting, granite countertops, double oven, and washer/dryer combo. The living room section has a vaulted ceiling and sliding glass doors to the […]

41 Ludwig Ln, Staten Island, NY 10303

Welcome to this Legal, large 2 family attached home end unit (see photos for copy of C of O). On the main level you will find a light and airy living room/dining room combo, half bath and beautiful, large eat-in-ktichen, with an island and granite countertops, and laundry. You also have access the backyard from […]

8 Massachusetts Street Staten Island, NY

Welcome to this gorgeous corner property, fully renovated high ranch located in the heart of Tottenville on a dead end street and walking distance to the beautiful Conference House. This house has it all!! The amazing porch to sip your wine on or drink your morning coffee is just the first attribute that brings life […]

How High Tech Home is Your Home?

How High Tech Home is Your Home? How High Tech Home is Your Home? If the latest technology or entertainment options are important in your new home, add the following questions to your buyer’s checklist. 1. Are there enough jacks in every room for cable TV and high-speed Internet hookups? 2. Are there ample telephone extensions or […]

Specialty Mortgages

Specialty Mortgages: Risks and Rewards In high-priced housing markets, it can be difficult to afford a home. That’s why a growing number of home buyers are forgoing traditional fixed-rate mortgages and standard adjustable-rate mortgages and instead opting for a specialty mortgage that lets them “stretch” their income so they can qualify for a larger loan. […]

Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood Your neighborhood has a big impact on your lifestyle. Follow these steps to find the perfect community to call home. Is it close to your favorite spots? Make a list of the activities — movies, health club, church, etc. — you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See […]

Does Moving Up Make Sense?

Does Moving Up Make Sense?  These questions will help you decide whether you’re ready for a home that’s larger or in a more desirable location. If you answer yes to most of the questions, it’s a sign that you may be ready to move. 1. Have you built substantial equity in your current home? Look at […]

5 Property Tax Questions You Need to Ask

        5 Property Tax Questions You Need to Ask 1. What is the assessed value of the property? Note that assessed value is generally less than market value. Ask to see a recent copy of the seller’s tax bill to help you determine this information. 2. How often are properties reassessed, and when […]

Open House Safety Tips

Open House Safety Tips An open house can be a great sales tool, but it also exposes you to numerous unfamiliar people for the first time. Stay safe by practicing these guidelines. Call the local police department and ask them to have a squad care drive by during your open-house hours. Check your cell phone’s strength and signal […]

Lender Checklist: What You Need for a Mortgage

Lender Checklist: What You Need for a Mortgage W-2 forms — or business tax return forms if you’re self-employed — for the last two or three years for every person signing the loan. Copies of at least one pay stub for each person signing the loan. Account numbers of all your credit cards and the […]