January 2016

Found 5 blog entries for January 2016.

On March 18th, 2016 Tom Crimmins Realty will be sponsoring "Finish The Fight Against Cancer" Fundraiser at the Stone House Restaurant at Clove Lakes. 

According to the CDC, cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. Fortunately, over the past 2 decades, there has been a steady decline in the cancer death rate "as a result of fewer Americans smoking and advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment."

Come support with us and continue to end the fight against cancer.

There will be food, open bar, music & raffles and from 7pm to 11pm. Tickets are $100 per person; please make checks payable to:

“American Cancer Society” and send them to: Tom Crimmins Realty at 304
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A good roof should last you between ten and twenty years. A new one can be an expensive investment so you'll want to make sure you get the most out of the one you have. There are several ways a roof can be damaged, but lucky for you, most of them are completely preventable. Here are a few tips that will extend your roof's life.

Prune The Trees

Trees that brush up against the shingles are bad news. The branches blow in the wind and can scrape your shingles to pieces; it creates an open door for water to get in and cause damage.

Keep limbs about a dozen feet away. This ensures they won’t scrape, and makes it less likely, squirrels and birds will be on your roof. Critters can scrape holes in your roof as well.

It's best to leave tree trimming to

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Every owner of condominium properties automatically becomes a member of a homeowners association, otherwise referred to a "HOA." With that membership come certain rights and responsibilities. The primary right that the owner has: to vote at HOA meetings and elect board members. Responsibilities include payment of condo fees and assessments, compliance with association by-laws and rules, and maintaining a condo unit in conformity with those by-laws and rules. Below are various other terms you may hear about from your new HOA.

Declaration of Condominium and By-Laws

The declaration of condominium establishes the existence of a condominium property. It gives the precise location of the property through a legal description and describes each individual

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While the mall is being redone, and Tottenville is getting more shopping store, NYC Parks has added The Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex to its roster. Located at 625 Father Capodanno Boulevard, is a two-story, $93 million, 135,000 square-foot, indoor track and field facility. 

"The facility will become a premier destination for athletic events, drawing competitors from around the region....The facility boasts commanding views of the nearby Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and  the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan." (nycgovparks.com) Seating is equipped for 

There is a 200-meter hydraulic track with the fastest running surface. If you're training for the future Olympics, Ocean Breeze has an elite facility featuring lifting platforms for

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Tired of the "new year, new you" cliche? If you're looking to change things up this year, why not try making some adjustments to your home. Bring out that can-do attitude and get yourself organized and on a schedule. 

  1. Help your house lose weight by cutting back on energy. According to Energy Star, "sealing and insulating your ductwork can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by as much as 20%." By doing this, you'll extend the life of your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump.
  2. Reduce your home's debt by learning to budget. Prevent overspending by creating a yearly budget for home improvement and maintenance. By budgeting and managing spending there will be money set aside for roof & appliance replacements.
  3. Get organized
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