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Buying a Home in Staten Island

Residential real estate transactions in Staten Island, like anywhere, can be a daunting undertaking for people, especially for first-time home buyers. Below is a brief outline that hopefully demystifies the process somewhat. The Basic Process The first step for buyers...

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Purchasing Your Home: A Simple Guide

Introduction Purchasing a home should be an exciting and joyous experience.  However, it can often be a stressful and scary experience if you are not equipped with the proper information.  My goal below is to put together a general outline for a prospective purchaser....

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My Favorite Dog – Friendly Parks in Staten Island

When you're looking for the perfect home, it's not impossible to find everything you want in one place. If furry four-legged friends are part of your family, Staten Island is a great place to be because most of the homes have a front or backyard. For everyone else,...

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Will Your House Haunt You?

There's a lot more to buying a home than falling in love with how a home looks. It takes a lot of legal research to make sure you're making a purchase that won’t come back and bite you. That legal research is generally in the form of a title search, researching the...

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New York Real Estate Forecast for 2020

The New York real estate market is dynamic, expensive, and will give any investor a pause.  The market as a whole has seen impressive year-over-year growth in the past years. But then, will the New York real estate market continue on this path into the New Year? Does...

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Pizza, Halal and Real Estate in Brooklyn

Real estate markets across the country are experiencing a downturn, but the impressive rate of appreciation in Brooklyn remains strong and, therefore, a safe bet for investors. In New York City, for instance, the market in 2019 is at its lowest price point since 2014, and inventory in NYC has increased by 11.8% within the past year.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Travis Neighborhood in Staten Island

My wife and I were recently shopping for our first home on Staten Island. I have my roots in South Beach while Rebecca has hers in Annadale. Aside from those areas, I’ve always liked Westerleigh and Rebecca has always liked Travis.

The idea of Travis sounded great and I began to think, “Wouldn’t it be nice to cut down the time to commute to work in half?”

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