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How To Buy A Home In Your Twenties

Staten Island is constantly evolving, and being one of the more affordable boroughs in New York City, has a vibrant young community of professionals who are laying down their roots here. With this blog, we thought we might offer some handy hints for those looking to...

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Staten Island Real Estate Forecast for 2018

2017 was a killer year for the Staten Island real estate market! With increasing activity and property values continuing to rise, we saw some very strong results for our clients. Over the past five years we have seen values of property on Staten Island increase up to...

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Amazon and the Real Estate Housing Market in Staten Island

There has been a lot of buzz recently about Amazon moving to Staten Island. Amazon is one of the largest companies in the world, and it has committed to building a new warehouse and is considering opening a new headquarters in New York City. However, Staten Island...

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Real Estate Roundup: The Not So Forgotten Borough

As you may have heard either from local media outlets or the updates on my Facebook page, the real estate housing market in Staten Island is experiencing a number of changing dynamics. One especially important indicator that has formed many Staten Island real estate...

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Affordable Curb Appeal for a Quick Summer Sale

If you’re looking to sell your Staten Island home this summer, remember to factor in that old adage your grandparents (well, at least mine) taught you from a young age: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Now, this may not hold true across all...

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Staten Island Real Estate Forecast for 2017

A hyper-partisan era, a transition of power, predictions ranging from boom to bust ... it can be hard to know what to expect when looking toward the future.  It is best, perhaps, to take a quantitative view on the current and future state of the housing market,...

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Estate Planning Basics When Preparing for Your Future

Many people are intimidated by estate planning or they think only wealthy individuals need plans (or both). Almost everyone has an estate.  If you have something of value (assets) that you want to pass on to loved ones when you die, you have an estate.  This can be...

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Potential Closing Nightmares and How to Avoid Them

You finally closed on your home, and whether you're the buyer or the seller, you probably feel a flood of relief. And also a certain amount of trepidation, because during the 2-3 months or so between acceptance of the purchase offer and the actual closing, a number of...

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Summer in the City – 2016 NYC Real Estate Rundown

Summer is here, and that’s always a good time to take the pulse of the local real estate market.  Unlike winter weather-related ups and downs, during the summer a truer picture of the market emerges. Throughout New York City, real estate has never been more valuable....

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Here Come the Arts to Staten Island

If you have been reading these news updates during the past year, you know that I have been following the development of the North Shore rather closely. Investors have been flocking to the North Shore, as witnessed by accumulating stories like Karl’s Klipper putting...

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