Tom Crimmins Realty Blog

The Real Estate profession might be one of the toughest careers around. However, with a lot of hard work, honesty, knowledge, and determination, it can be one of the most rewarding. Those who survive in this commission based profession have to love their job and persevere. Suzanne and I recently told our agents that our policy of surrounding ourselves with good people allow great things to happen. We are very proud of each and every agent and staff member because of these amazing people, Tom Crimmins Realty sold 532 homes in 2016 and opened a third location in the Tottenville area. We now have a presence in the North Shore, Mid-Island, and the South Shore. This past Thursday, March 23rd, SIBOR recognized Top Producers islandwide. These Top Producers

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National Lighthouse MuseumWe at Tom Crimmins realty, know the importance of fun and interesting recreational activities. If you're in the St. George area looking for something to do, check out the National Lighthouse Museum. Newly opened in September 2014, it is currently located on the grounds of the former U.S. Lighthouse Service “Super” Depot on the North Shore, at 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, 10301. 

Their Mission:

  1. To establish and maintain a history museum open to the public relating to lighthouses and located on Staten Island, County of Richmond, New York.
  2. To collect, preserve, and interpret objects related to the history and technology of lighthouses located, in the past or present, at sites throughout the United States.
  3. To research, document and
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10 Bay St LandingThis bright and stunning 7th floor co-op is located in the St. George area of Staten Island. Its incredible view, amenities, and convenient location make this listing a must see!

This co-op boasts an elevated living room with wet-bar and separate dining room, both with beautiful water views, a large kitchen with granite counter-tops, 2 bedrooms, 1 and 3/4 bathrooms, which offer custom iridescent glass tiles and rain shower-head. Additional features include an office space, oak hardwood floors throughout the space, high ceilings, an in unit washer and dryer as well as a large separate dressing room in the master bedroom.

This fully gated property offers a myriad of recreational areas encompassing tennis courts, a basketball court, a dog-run, a

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St. patricks DayWe here at Tom Crimmins Realty, hope you have a happy and safe St. Patricks Day!

This year on March 5, 2017, Staten Island held its 53rd annual St.Patrick's Day parade. This yearly commemoration of Irish culture brought together about 50,000 spectators, wearing classic green attire and indulging in Irish foods and drinks.

History of St. Patricks Day

For those who don't know, St. Patrick's Day takes place on March 17th in observance of the death of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Originally, this day began as a religious feast, however, it has evolved into a worldwide celebration involving parades, festivals, foods, and music. The Irish have celebrated this religious holiday for over 1,000 years, as it has been the legend that St.

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What is the HOA?

The Homeowners' Association (HOA), is an organization that is common among many developments such as gated communities, or housing subdivisions. The association is generally comprised of homeowners who have volunteered to serve as members of the HOA board. Therefore, they are responsible for providing regulations for the maintenance of the community, that residents within the community adhere to. With these regulations also come HOA fees, which pay for the upkeep of common areas around the neighborhood. According to the Community Associations Institute, about 20% of Americans live in a community that is regulated by a homeowners, condo associations, or co-op board.

What Exactly Do HOA Fees Cover?

The HOA fees can range from about

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Congratulations to Peter Benedict on another job well done, and congratulations to the new and former homeowners of 173 Freedom Avenue. We here at Tom Crimmins Realty wish the best in your new homes, and hope that many new wonderful memories will be waiting for you there!

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Reeds Basket Willow Swamp ParkKnown as the "greenest borough," Staten Island has more than 12,300 acres of protected parkland and is home to over 170 parks. With this great number and variety, our parks can't be beat! These parks provide a plethora of recreational activities to satisfy both the adventurer and the easy-going.

Reeds Basket Willow Swamp Park

This hidden park located in the heart of Todt Hill, on Ocean Terrace, consist of 55 acres of remarkable parkland and three bodies of water. To most, this park is unknown, however there are hiking trails perfect for taking a stroll and exploring the nature. Primarily, one can find red and white oaks, hickories, tulip and beech trees, sweet gum, and red maples. After the park was excavated for a gas pipeline about 40 years ago,

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 Congratulations to the new homeowners of 204 Amber Street, we here at Tom Crimmins Realty hope its the home you've been dreaming of, and we wish you all of the happiness to come in your new home! Also, congratulations to Anthony Cammaroto on another job well done!

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 Congratulations to Tom Delese and Sallyanne Malfi on another job well done! We here at Tom Crimmins Realty wish the new owners the best of luck, and to both the former and new homeowners, we hope that your new home is even more special, and all the more memorable than the last!

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Goethals bridge replacement projectThe Goethals Bridge has been helping those living in Staten Island and New Jersey to commute back and forth since its opening on June 29, 1928. Now, with construction on route to replacing the aging Goethals bridge, this will be the city's first new crossing in 50 years.

How does the New Structure Compare to the Old?

Unlike the old cantilever structure, the new construction of the Goethals Bridge consists of twin spans rising south of the current structure. Similar to other replacement bridges being built, the engineers decided to use cable-stayed spans for this new bridge. Another new feature of this bridge are the road-supporting cables which fan out diagonally from central anchor pylons as well as the pylons themselves which will now be V-shaped.

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