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Posted on 10/29/2020
How to Use Household Items to Create a Collage
Image by Ivan Ilijas from Pixabay Collage is a fun art project for all ages. You don't have to be a skilled artist to create something beautiful. And best of all, you have everything you need around the house in junk drawers and photo boxes. You can use just about anything for collage. Try these collage tips and...
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Posted on 10/22/2020
Is Vinyl Siding Right for You?
Image by Marina Pousheva from Shutterstock One of the clear benefits of siding is to protect both the exterior and interior of the home. This protection is mainly against harsh elements. There are many siding options from which to choose, but the standard siding choice is vinyl siding. Homeowners looking to add this feature to their home will...
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Posted on 10/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 65 Sharrotts Road, Staten Island, NY 10309
MAGNIFICENT 2-FAMILY, 4-BEDROOM COLONIAL HOME IN EXCELLENT MOVE-IN CONDITION SITUATED ON A HUGE ONE OF A KIND 55FT X 400FT PARK LIKE PROPERTY. THERE IS TRULY NOTHING COMPARABLE TO THIS AMAZING HOUSE ON THE MARKET. THIS PRIVATE OASIS BOASTS TOTAL EXCLUSIVITY WHILE BEING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED CLOSE TO HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES,PARKS,SCHOOLS,SHOPPING AND TRANSPORTATION. FEATURING AN AMAZING OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH HIGH CEILINGS,ALL BIG ROOMS,2 MASTER BEDROOMS,GORGEOUS BIG FULLY RENOVATED SIDE APARTMENT RENTAL,LARGE BASEMENT,PARKING FOR 6 CARS,BUILT IN GARAGE,BACK YARD GAZEBO,FOUNTAIN AND MUCH MORE! LEVEL1: GRAND ENTRY 14FT CEILING FOYER,LIVING RM,DIN...
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Posted on 10/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 7 Seguine Place, Staten Island, NY 10312
Lovely and spacious 4 bedroom side hall Colonial. Master bedroom w/full bath. Kitchen w/granite countertops. Andersonwindows, maintenance free yard with above ground pool, full finished heated basement with kitchenette, 3/4 bath and another large bonus room. Heated garage. Close to bus and train...
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Posted on 10/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 79 Glenwood Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
Completely renovated in 2013, this well-kept, charming colonial is situated close to Clove Lakes Park and just minutes from the Staten Island Expressway, nestled right in prestigious Grymes Hill/Sunnyside area. The home features oversized Andersen windows to the backyard, a new kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, radiant floors, crown moldings throughout, 60 electrical high hats installed, hardwood floors, custom walk-in closets, granite countertops, beautiful big bay windows in the kitchen nook area and master bedroom, 2 1/2 baths and 3 bedrooms, and even a radiant heat dog room that you need to see to believe! You can drive down the 3...
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Posted on 10/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 5 Windham Loop ##6d, Staten Island, NY 10314
20300HM-''LUXURY AT ITS BEST'' DESCRIBES THIS 2 BEDROOM END UNIT CONDO IN MANHATTAN STYLE BUILDING CLOSE TO TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING. FULLY RENOVATED KITCHEN WITH STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, WOOD FINISH COUNTERTOPS, ALL TILED FLOORING, TILED BATHS FROM FLOOR TO CEILING, LARGE MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH 3/4 BATH AND DRESSING AREA. ''ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL SUNSET'' AND SPECTACULAR VIEWS FROM LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM, LARGE WINDOWS AND SLIDING DOORS TO AN OVERSIZED TILED TERRACE! ALSO INCLUDES USE OF POOL, TENNIS COURTS, CLUBHOUSE AND PARKING. NOTHING TO DO BUT MOVE IN! A MUST...
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Posted on 10/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 4905 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10312
Welcome to this charming detached 3 bedroom updated colonial in SE Annadale on 50 X 137 lot- House has newly refinished hardwood floors/stairs, sheetrock walls, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, 3 year old water heater, 3 zone hot water heat & large front trex porch- 1st floor: formal living room, formal dining room, eat-in-kitchen with door to backyard. 2nd floor: Master bedroom, bedroom, bedroom, full bath. Walk-up finished attic can be an office or additional bedroom.Full unfinished basement with washer, dryer and utilities can easily be finished and has high ceilings.Pavered front path & driveway....
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Posted on 10/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 80 Amsterdam Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
WELCOME TO THIS IMMACULATELY KEPT LARGE 27 FT WIDE 2 FAMILY HI-RANCH ON AN OVER-SIZED 5,500 SQFT FULLY LANDSCAPED LOT. 2ND FLOOR OFFERS OAK FLOORING THROUGH-OUT, SPACIOUS SUNKEN LIVING RM W/ANDERSON BAY WINDOW, FORMAL SIZED DINING RM W/ ANDERSON BAY WINDOW, LARGE EAT-IN KITCHEN, KING SIZE MASTER BEDROOM W/ DUAL ENTRY TO FULL BATHROOM AND 2 MORE LARGE BEDROOMS. 1ST FLOOR HAS GARAGE, 1/2 BATH, LAUNDRY RM & FAMILY RM W/ SGD TO A 61 FT WIDE TRANQUIL BACKYARD WITH NEW PAVERED PATIO WITH FULL SHADE AWNING, SHED, GAS LINE FOR BBQ & LANDSCAPED FENCE LINE. NEWLY RENOVATED APARTMENT HAS BRAND NEW BATHROOM WITH WALK-IN SHOWER, KITCHEN &...
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Posted on 10/15/2020
Key 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 10/08/2020
What is a Jumbo Loan?
Photo by Bruce Clark from Pexels The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) limits how much you can borrow to buy a house. If you want to take out a mortgage that is above the limits, you have to apply for a jumbo mortgage. As of mid-2019, the limits were increased to $484,350 for most of the country. Some...
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Posted on 10/07/2020
101 Shotwell Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312 now has a new price of $759,888!
BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED & SPACIOUS 2 FAMILY 7 ROOM, 3 BEDROOM, 2 FULL BATHROOM OVER A WALK-IN 3 ROOM, 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT ON AN EXTRA DEEP 30x131 LOT. STUNNING EAT-IN KITCHEN OFFERS TREMENDOUS QUARTZ ISLAND & COUNTERTOPS, RAISED PANEL WOOD CABINETRY, MOSAIC TILE BACKSPLASH, PORCYLIN TILE FLOORS, COMPLETE SS APPLIANCES, WINE FRIDGE, FUNCTIONAL SKYLIGHT, VAULTED CEILINGS, POT-FILL OVER VENTED STOVE & MORE. TRUE OPEN CONCEPT LIVING ROOM & DINING ROOM FOR ENTERTAINING. HUGE & PRISTINE FAMILY ROOM HAS CUSTOM FIREPLACE, RICH HARDWOOD FLOORING & SGD TO DECK & LARGE BACKYARD. ALL BATHROOMS ARE FULLY RENOVATED. KING SIZE...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
Decorating with Memories - How to Create Beautiful Wall Art with Your Photos
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay With so many pictures stored away on digital devices, we forget how enjoyable images of children, friends and memorable experiences in our living space can be. Selecting several of your more meaningful photos for a photo showcase adds character to your home and demonstrates that you value family, connection and staying active. On...
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