April 2016

Found 16 blog entries for April 2016.

In early March, silive.com announced the list of this year's Women of Achievement. We are very fortunate to know and be friends with Sheree Goode, whose true colors speak for themselves. Genuine, kind-hearted, focused - are only a few of the thousands words to describe Sheree. 

Today at the Hilton Garden Inn, we were honored to see Sheree being recognized for all her work and volunteering in the community. 

Congratulations to the following women as well: Linda Cutler Hauck, Grace M. Murphy, Alicia Palermo-Reddy, Linda K. Steinman, and Janice Giacalone-Stoffers.

As part of the Probation Department's Neighborhood Opportunity Network -- or NeOn - Goode spends one day a week at Daytop/Samaritan Village treatment center in Mariners Harbor, a

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Let's reflect on the up's and down's of the real estate market in the past ten years. These five points have made a massive impact today in the Staten Island real estate market:

Market Collapse & The Great Recession

In October 2007, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury called the bursting housing bubble "the most significant risk to our economy," becoming a massive part of the Great Recession. Washington Mutual declared bankruptcy and the domino effect was larger than ever as housing prices dropped drastically. As a result - home values depreciated and homeowners lost their savings and investment, forcing millions of foreclosures.

Federal Takeover of Fannie and Freddie

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taken control over by the federal government

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218 Decker Ave, Port Richmond, Staten IslandYou'll love this charming Colonial, corner property on an over-sized lot with meticulously landscaped trees and shrubs in Port Richmond, Staten Island. Four bedrooms, formal dining and living rooms, eat in kitchen, sunroom, new roof and windows, high ceilings and wood trim. Convenient public transportation, including express buses to NYC, New Jersey and Staten Island Ferry., Lively, well established community with nearby shopping.

Call Patricia Paolillo to set up a showing appointment for this Port Richmond, Staten Island home at (347) 424-7051.

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Whether you are listing your home or you are buying the Staten Island home of your dreams - you are given a handful of paperwork to fill out and sign. But do you understand any of it? Well one of the important pieces of paperwork that is given to homeowners and buyer is the lead paint disclosure form. 

Before 1978, most homes and condominiums built had lead-based paint. Throughout the years, as many paints do, it chips or deteriorates and turns to lead dust which causes a serious health problem. It's important for Staten Island first time homebuyers to get an understanding of the lead-based hazards they may encounter. 

"Congress passed the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, also known as Title X, to protect families from

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30 Arbutus Way, SE Annadale Staten IslandLocation! Location! Location! Nestled on a private cul-de-sac, surrounded by multi million dollar homes in Southeast Annadale, Staten Island. This home offers many unique features such as: open space floor plan, 22 feet cathedral ceilings, two wood burning fireplaces, formal library/office. Very large and spacious rooms. Resort like backyard with huge l-shape pool, surrounded by lush landscape. A column portico offers European elegance.

Now that you're interested in this prestigious South East Annadale, Staten Island home - call Daisy Grispino at (646) 872-2013.

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Just as pictures are worth a thousand words in selling your Staten Island home, your listing description is just as powerful. Words that you use in your real estate listing can really impact the first impression that the property makes on potential buyers. Whether you are writing the real estate listing, or the house is being promoted by one of our real estate professionals, it is important to use the right words to convey what pictures might not be able to. 

Here are a few words to use in your description that will really bring positive attention to your real estate listing:

"Within Walking Distance Of..."

People like knowing their surroundings, some times street names don't ring a bell but businesses and bus routes do. Can you walk from your

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