Tom Crimmins Realty Blog

First and foremost you might be wondering what is Escrow?, its a secure and smooth method involving a third party to manage funds and or documents between two parties. Whether you are purchasing a new home or you are considering applying to refinance your home, chances are the lender will require an escrow account (usually used in the initial purchase of a house). These accounts are often a source of confusion for homeowners because many people don't know what it is and the significance of it In reality, these accounts benefit the homeowner and help protect the lender.


Escrow accounts are sometimes called "impound" accounts. These accounts are set up to help manage payments of property taxes and homeowner's insurance.

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Project Hospitality has a 30 year history of serving the needs of the poor, hungry and homeless residents of Staten Island, New York. It is the mission of Project Hospitality to reach out to community members who are hungry, homeless or otherwise in need, in order to work with them to achieve their self-sufficiency.

Project Hospitality seeks to realize its mission by advocating for those in need as well as providing a lineup of services that provides the essentials of food, clothing and shelter. They also offer health and mental health services, substance abuse treatment, HIV prevention, domestic violence education and services, immigrant services, vocational training, transitional and permanent housing, legal and financial

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Moving into a new home is always exciting because it is the start of a new life, path, and journey! It is wonderful because it is a new living space that you can customize to your liking. But, it can be also be a stressful thing because you are in an unfamiliar area. It can be overwhelming to get started right away.

So, here are some tips to help you move into your new Staten Island home:

1. Renovate Before Moving In

When you have purchased your house and no one is living in it, there is the perfect opportunity to renovate the house! It won't disturb anyone and allows maximum efficiency because you won't have to bother with furniture when you want to do some painting, polishing, plastering, etc. In addition, things may look pretty on the

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The Conference House (also known as the "Billopp House") is a historic house on the South Shore of Staten Island, in the beloved neighborhood of Tottenville. It was built in the 16th century and is famous for holding the Staten Island Peace Conference on September 11, 1776. 


Captain Christopher Billopp came to America in 1674 after years of service in the Royal Navy. He was given a land patent on almost one thousand acres on the southernmost tip of Staten Island. Archaeological evidence shows that the Raritan band of the Lenape camped in the area and used the location of a burial ground, now known as Burial Ridge. 

According to legend, Captain Billopp's seamanship secured Staten Island to New York, rather than to New Jersey - a bet was

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This house for sale can be found on our website as well as (Multiple Listing Service). MLS # 1122514.THIS BROADSIDE RANCH STYLE HOME LOCATED IN WEST BRIGHTON, HAS A LOT TO OFFER, WITH EAT IN KITCHEN WITH TILE FLOOR, GRANITE COUNTERS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, THREE BEDROOMS, FULL TILED BATH, HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, CENTRAL AIR, YARD, DECK, PRIVATE DRIVEWAY, FULL BASEMENT WITH HALF BATH, SOLAR ROOF PANELS ARE TRANSFERABLE TO NEW OWNERS. This home is close to transportation, restaurants, as well as shopping! Come to see this house! Won’t last long on the real estate market! Contact our agent, Mary Raymond, at 917-494-6188.

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This house can be found on our website as well as (Multiple Listing Service) MLS # 1123418. Come to visit this beautifully maintained home with old world charm, located in Port Richmond, Staten Island. This is a multi-family home. This gorgeous two family home has four bedrooms over one bedroom. Hardwood floors are underneath the new carpet throughout the home. This home has a large yard! Stainless steel appliances are in both units. This is a great home to live in as well as rent out as an investment. If interested in seeing this home please contact our agent Linda Kramer at 718-213-1237.

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This house for sale can be found on our website as well as (Multiple Listing Service). MLS # 117668.Welcome home to 417 Gansevoort Blvd, centrally located in mid of Staten Island, near highway, close to shopping, easy commute around & express routes when needed. This is a 1-family with additional space on the ground floor, offering more space & room then normal. This home has built-in solar, built-in garage & was fully renovated in 2014. A must see! FIRST FLOOR: separate two entrances as walking in from the front, home offers a summer-kitchen & plenty of pantry space, large family-room & additional space with access to paved backyard, full bathroom & a guest bedroom with large closet.

SECOND FLOOR; foyer with

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This house for sale can be found on our website as well as (Multiple Listing Service). MLS # 1123397. This is a beautifully kept 3 bedrooms 3 bathroom townhouse located in Huguenot, Staten Island. This tastefully designed home features a driveway with a 1 car garage, a pleasant kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a spacious living room with wood floors throughout. The upper level has a large master bedroom with closets for him and her, a fully renovated bathroom with a granite counter top and 2 additional bedrooms. The lower level has a den/extra room with high hats in the ceiling and sliding glass doors to enter the private rear yard. Additionally, it features a separate laundry room, a 3/4 bathroom, and

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Why Should We Improve Our Dining Rooms?

Many people have dining rooms in their house even if it's part of their kitchen. It is one of the most important rooms to be featured in the sale of a home due to how often homeowners socially interact in the space that can be found at the heart of any family's get-together. Dining rooms are not just for eating with the family however, as they are often also used for hosting food parties, having game nights, or interacting with our friends and family. This particular room is special because we can bond over the simplest things with our friends and family while we enjoy our meals. After all, food makes us very happy, and we want to express that happiness in the dining room also!

Some Tips to Improve our

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This house for sale can be found on our website as well as (Multiple Listing Service). MLS # 112585.  What a cozy house to come home to! This three bedroom ranch style home is a steal! Located in Oakwood, Staten Island, this is a commuters dream house! Only a couple of minutes to  Oakwood train station as well as to Hylan Blvd where there is a plethora of express buses as well as local buses! This home is near an abundance of shopping plazas and restaurants galore!!! This house is truly worth it! This home features a washer/dryer, a recently updated kitchen, new windows, updated electric,and  gas hot water heat! A roof raise is definitely possible. Come see this charming home. You might just fall in love. To

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