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Posted on 12/02/2020
1790 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island, NY 10314 now has a new price of $365,000!
Nestled in the Oaks Community at LaTourette, this 2 bedroom spacious condo offers everything a buyer could ask for. Living/Dining Room combo, half bath, EIK with porcelain tile floors, Anderson sliders to private patio & utility room. Full bathroom, master bedroom w/WIC & linen closet, generously-sized 2nd bedroom, pull down stairs to the attic for extra storage space. This quaint home also boasts a newer hot water heater, newer attic door, newer washer & dryer, refrigerator, all Anderson windows though out. This condo is maintenance-free, monthly HOA covers all exterior maintenance, snow removal, sewer, outside maintenance,...
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Posted on 11/30/2020
DIY: Refinish Your Bathroom Vanity
Image by Dorothea Lucia Pietrek from Pixabay Does your bathroom look vintage but not in a cool or trendy sort of way? If so, and you don’t have the resources or time to give your bathroom a complete remodel, you can make some minor changes to your bathroom to freshen it up. For instance, you can plan a...
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Posted on 11/30/2020
Just Listed in the "Oaks Community" 2 bedroom Condo
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Posted on 11/23/2020
Locate Your Dream House
If you want to quickly find and acquire your dream house, it generally is beneficial to narrow your property search. Because if you focus on available homes in a select group of cities and towns, you may be able to speed up the process of buying your ideal residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help...
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Posted on 11/16/2020
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Host an Open House
An open house offers an excellent opportunity for a seller to showcase his or her residence to a large group of buyers. As such, it is important for a seller to plan ahead for an open house. If a seller devotes time and energy to prepare for an open house, his or her residence may make a positive impression...
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Posted on 11/09/2020
How to Successfully Pull Off Rustic Chic
Photo by Photographee.eu via Shutterstock Rustic décor style has been around and around some more. Today homeowners and designers alike still love this style, but it has evolved to meet some of their more modern design preferences. What is rustic décor? It’s a design style that focuses on natural fibers and textures with a heavy emphasis on wood....
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Posted on 11/02/2020
What Happens During the Closing Process?
Image by S K from Pixabay Buying a new home can be an exciting experience. Unfortunately, the closing can seem a little daunting if you are unsure about what to expect during the closing process. Below is a simple guide as to what you can expect during the closing of your first home. Knowing How Long the Process...
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Posted on 11/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 14 Park Court, Staten Island, NY 10301
Don't miss this opportunity to own this 7 yr young beautiful side hall colonial located in the highly desirable area of Silver Lake courts of Staten Island. Near tennis courts, ball field & short distance to the Silver lake Reservoir & Golf Course. Home features 2 story entry. First floor includes a banquet size dining room with a sitting area great for entertaining guest w/French Doors to the family rm with ledge stone gas fireplace Half bath & Laundry rm. Custom kitchen with 42'' Cabinets granite counter tops with tiled backsplash an Island that sits 4. All upgrade S.S. appliances GE Cafe Series. Off the kitchen sliders to...
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Posted on 10/26/2020
How to Create a Chic Storage Space for Your Home
Photo by ErikaWittlieb via Pixabay Storage is one of the biggest challenges when deciding how to decorate or plan a new home. It's tempting to throw everything into bins and stack them someplace in your garage, their contents forgotten ever after! If you do, though, there is a good chance you will waste money by purchasing things you...
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Posted on 10/19/2020
Smart Steps to Take Before Renting Out a Multi-Family Property
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay Before renting out a multi-family property, you should take steps to protect yourself from personal liability if anything were to happen. Without the right protections in place, you could end up on the hook for damages caused by fires, crimes and more ­– even if you did not cause the situation yourself. Thankfully,...
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Posted on 10/12/2020
Prioritize Your Listing for Millennial Buyers
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The home selling trends for 2020 are predicted to skew toward the millennial generation given the most recent statistics of age demographics. While the exact definition of millennial varies, the term usually refers to anyone born between 1980 and 2000 (give or take a few years in either direction). Given the relatively...
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