STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (May 2016) - Representatives of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) recently joined with nearly 8,900 Realtors® from across the nation to meet in Washington, D.C., to advance issues critical to their businesses, communities and clients.

The initiative took place May 10-14 during the 2016 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. During their visit to the nation’s capital, SIBOR members attended meetings and visited with regulators and lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss the legislative and regulatory environment and its effect on residential and commercial real estate.

“It is imperative we connect with our lawmakers to ensure they understand the issues that face the real estate industry, markets and their constituents…

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309 Harbor RdClassy 3 bedroom, 2 bath Colonial completely renovated home, inside and out on a large corner lot in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island. Move in and don't worry about a thing. Eat-in-kitchen flows nicely into the rest of the main level providing an open concept feel.

The large corner lot provides plenty of space for entertainment and family fun. Also plenty of off street parking with a multi-car driveway & detached garage.

Contacts Realtors to the Heroes: Tony Vega and Adam Bronko for more information.

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In-ground pool featured in 191 College Avenue, Staten Island 10314

The warmer summer months provide homeowners with the ideal conditions for making improvements to their Staten Island property, and many will want to put installing an in-ground swimming pool at the top of their list of improvement ideas. While a swimming pool may seem like a pure luxury to some, there are actually considerable benefits that homeowners can enjoy by making this improvement. With closer consideration, homeowners may decide that this is the perfect improvement to make to their property.

The Perfect Place For Relaxation And Entertainment

Many Staten Island homes provide ample space for basic living, but they often lack an extra space that is well-suited for personal…

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152 Corbin AvenueImmaculate, corner property, one family detached Hi Ranch home for sale is located close to all in Great Kills, Staten Island. Everything renovated, new baths, new kitchen, Anderson windows, raised panel doors, 7 panel bow window, crown molding, new air condition & heat unit.

Exterior beautifully paved with professional landscaping. 

Level 1: Large entry, foyer, walk in closet, garage, laundry/utilities, new 3/4 bathroom, family room with bar and slider to screen house & yard with hot tub.

Level 2: Updated eat-in-kitchen, combo living/dining room, new full bathroom, master bedroom and two additional bedrooms.

Attic: Plenty of storage.

Contact listing agent Joe Morro for more information and set up appointments.

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One of the most common questions homeowners have before listing their Staten Island home for sale relates to the selling price. Understanding the value of the home is not just comparing the square footage of the space with other homes that have recently sold in the area. While there are many factors that will play a part in a selling price, there is a reason why listing descriptions say "location, location, location." The location of your home for sale can bring it home for buyers and here is why:

Neighboring Properties

The properties that are located next to the home for sale are critical to the property value. For example, a home that is located next to Westerleigh Park or another beautifully maintained home may have more appeal than a home…

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98 Parkview Lp Bulls Head Condo

Enclosed insulted porch leads you into this two bedroom condo.

Level 1: living/dining room combo, kitchen, fully tiled 1/2 bath, laundry with year old washer/dryer.

Level 2: master bedroom with walk in closet, 2nd bedroom and fully tiled main bath, large linen closet and pull down attic stairs.

Very Conveniently located in the heart of Bulls Head. Close to grocery, bank, restaurants, NYC transportation, easy access to SI expressway and minuted to the Staten Island Mall.

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Home inspections are a tense time for everyone. Sellers are fervently hoping that nothing major is wrong with their home that could hold up the transaction. Buyers are eager to hear that their new Staten Island house is in prime condition. Whatever the wishes, one thing is for sure; any news from an inspector is usually bad news.

Home inspectors are trained to spot hundreds of potential issues with a home and be knowledgeable of local codes, community restrictions and residential permit parameters. Stay one step ahead of your home inspector by reading the list of common home inspection issues below. Then hopefully your inspection won’t reveal any unwelcome surprises.

Electrical Wiring

This is a common bubble-busting issue, especially in older…

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Our 5th grade essay contest was another huge success. We had hundreds of participants and all the essays were amazing!

We had some real tough decisions to make to choose the winners because there were so many wonderful and creative essays. Our committee decided the winners are Yehan Hettiarachehige of Blessed Sacrament, Chloe Sonitis of PS 3, Nicholas Paronich of PS 5 and Manna Sam of PS 54.

The final placement of the student winners will be announced at the award ceremony dinner on June 2nd at the Pepper Jack Grill. The student and parent or guardian will be invited to attend the event. The final placement will be announced on our web site after the awards dinner.

We at Tom Crimmins Realty can’t thank you enough for your participation.

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Silver Lake Staten Island Luxury HomeDesirable Silver Lake Courts. Better than new 2013 Side Hall Colonial features a 2 story entry with an open concept floor plan. A banquet sized dining room, laundry, powder room, an amazing eat in kitchen with Vanilla cabinetry - Expresso glazed, highlighted by granite counter tops and Island and High End stainless appliances (Wolf and SubZero) with access to deck/ yard.

Opens to family room with remote fireplace, gleaming rich hardwood floors abound, wainscoting and crown moldings throughout illustrate the craftsmanship of this fine home. Second floor features: 2 incredible lavish baths, and 4 bedrooms including the En Suite Master, pull down attic access. Lower level: spacious recreation room, 3/4 bath, child's playhouse, side entry, utility room,…

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Selecting the right Staten Island home to purchase for a family is a monumental task, and this process can seem even more challenging for those with a large or growing family. While choosing the perfect home for a large or growing family is not easy, the process can be broken down by focusing on a the below points.

Focus On Storage Space

When a large family does not have adequate storage space in closets, the attic, the garage and your cabinets, their items will likely find a home on the counters, on the floor and in other undesirable locations. Staten Island home buyers can consider looking for a home that has more storage space than is needed right now to ensure that the new home can accommodate growing needs over the years.

Think About…

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