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How to Stage Your Home for Success

When speaking with clients who are considering selling their family home or investment property in Staten Island, they often ask for some tips and tricks on how to increase the value of their home before putting it on the Staten Island housing market. There are of...

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Sellers Checklist – Staten Island Housing Market

Once you’ve made the decision to list your Staten Island home for sale, the fun part starts! In this blog I will outline some of the steps you will need to take in order to sell your Staten Island home, from preparing your home for sale to exchanging contracts and...

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Summer Real Estate Trends in Staten Island Amid COVID-19

Summer in the sun-drenched neighborhoods of Staten Island is always an exciting time. But this 2020 summer is unlike any other. We’ve had to deal with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. And that crisis has impacted the real estate sector nationwide, with both...

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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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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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Title Searches 101: A Guide for Staten Island Real Estate

You’ve found your dream home.  You’ve spoken to your real estate agent, you've made your offer, and now you’re ready to throw it in escrow.  So you buy this thing called title insurance.  Why?  This is a common question I receive.  Maybe you buy title insurance,...

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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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