April 2016

Found 16 blog entries for April 2016.

ChecklistFor buyers and sellers, choosing the right Staten Island real estate agent is an important and may seem like a difficult decision, but making the right selection is critical. Consider the following essential characteristics for a real estate agent before signing a contract:

Experience

An agent must understand the Staten Island real estate market as well as the practices and processes of buying and selling. While a new agent may have energy and desire, experienced agents will be able to offer insights and experiences which are likely to give their clients the edge in their deal. Experience also indicates negotiating skill.

Of course an agent must be licensed, but they must also be knowledgeable about the specific Staten Island neighborhoods and

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148 Forest Street Bulls Head Staten IslandThis lovely two family raised ranch is located on a quiet dead end street, minutes from Victory Blvd and Richmond Ave in Bulls Head, Staten Island. Large eat in kitchen with separate dining and living room, hardwood floors throughout including all 3 bedrooms.

The first level has a large family room with hardwood flooring, half bath laundry room combo with sliders to a screened in 3 season room. Great yard for entertaining and grilling with outside gas hookup. The apartment can also be accessed from the family room or through its own separate entrance, this lovely one bedroom features a dishwasher and refrigerator is perfect for extra living space or as a rental.

Some of this Staten Island home's features are: newer front door, roof, heating, gutters

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Real Estate Turn and KeyMany home buyers have found the perfect Staten Island house, signed the dotted line and think they’ve watched enough home improvement shows to know if they’re getting a good deal. And then some make the mistake of skipping a home inspection in order to save a little cash. Don't be one of these followers!

Even if a home has already stolen your heart and you’re ready to pay for it “as is”, you need to bite the bullet and hire a home inspector to let you know what repairs and financial repercussions await you. Do the right thing by you and your dream home and hire a home inspector.

Why You Should Hire an Inspector

You might know a thing or two about home remodeling and repairs. However, most people are not experts on the inner workings. That why

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Spring Family HomeSpring has arrived! The best season to sell your Staten Island home is here, and with the added natural light and blossoming colors, you can easily take advantage of the benefits of spring when it comes to selling your home. Make sure to show it for all it’s worth, and follow these simple tips for staging your home in spring that will make your listing the home buyers can’t resist.

Fresh Flowers: Put Mother Nature To Work

Nothing says spring like fresh-cut flowers. Bring the beauty of nature inside your home and brighten up your space with fresh flowers. You can get colorful flowers in your kitchen as a table centerpiece, as well as smaller arrangements for around the house. Orchids also make for lovely decorative pieces, and are best for bathrooms

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21 Beebe Street Todt Hill Staten Island homeWell appointed luxurious stucco/stone Central Hall Colonial in Todt Hill, Staten Island has an open concept floor plan that includes: dramatic two story great room, spacious dining room with sliders to deck, custom eat in kitchen. The custom eat in kitchen features: granite counter tops with custom island, handcrafted pecan cabinetry, farmers sink, high end appliances (built-in SubZero, Wolde Miele), adjacent generous laundry room with garage access, first floor en suite master bedroom with lavish bathroom and dual walk in closets, study and powder room.

Sweeping staircase to second floor media loft with full bath, second en suite master bedroom with 3/4 bath, and 2 additional bedrooms. 

One plus built in garage, finishable basement with yard

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condominium livingSome people love living in condos, while others prefer a Staten Island home. When it comes to deciding between the two, you can't always rely on someone else’s word. You need to form your own opinions and see what suits your needs. Staten Island condo living and home ownership are two radically different experiences, and serve two very different types of lifestyles. Here are a few considerations if you’re trying to decide which you should invest in.

House: Best If You Have A Furry Friend

Depending on your family pet or furry friend's size and species (like bird), you may want to consider a detached house over a condo, simply for the amount of space available. If you have dogs, you should consider that many condominiums don't allow certain numbers,

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106 Lexington Avenue, Port Richmond Staten IslandPerfect home for first time buyers in Port Richmond, Staten Island! Brand new from top to bottom featuring beautiful hardwood floors, kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, large finished attic with extra room. Full basement can easily be finished. Centrally located in Port Richmond Center - this home is a must see!

Contact Ross Buxbaum for more information and to set up a showing appointment in this entirely renovated Port Richmond, Staten Island home at (718) 619-7976

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The Staten Island real estate market is forever changing. We are without a doubt in a true seller's market. In a normal Staten Island market or at least the trend that has been going on for the last 7 to 10 years we historically have approximately 3500 homes for sale at all times. Well get ready for this this. 

We currently have only about 1000 homes for sale on Staten Island! What does this mean? Basically with inventory this low, prices have gone substantially up. Homes listed are selling quickly and sometimes through bidding wars.

What does this mean for buyers?

A buyer cannot be choosy or drag their feet. They have to be very aggressive and make sure they are working with an aggressive and experienced real estate agent. 

It is a seller's

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18 Theresa Place Grymes Hill Staten IslandSpacious side hall colonial located on a tree lined, Grymes Hill Street in Silver Lake, Staten Island. This one family home, near Silver Lake Park, features large airy rooms, hardwood floors and an outside patio accessible from the kitchen. Detailed molding and woodwork throughout provides a bright and inviting atmosphere.

First floor features a spacious living room, an elegant formal dining room, and a kitchen with attached breakfast nook and access to the patio and backyard. Second floor has two large bedrooms, a den a full bathroom and many closets. Third floor has two large bedrooms and several storage areas and closets. Basement is above ground on one side and has finished rooms, 1/2 bath, and an entrance to the backyard. Property has a two car

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