Did you know that dry rot is ironically created from having too much moisture come in contact with wood? The fact is Staten Island homeowners are unaware that dry rot is even setting in, so the first step toward prevention is being able to diagnose possible areas of exposure before dry rot becomes a major renovation expense.

Remember that dry rot to your foundation can be an extremely costly repair and will definitely figure prominently into the total value of your property when a house inspection is completed prior to a sale. As well, fungus and mold spores can affect the air quality of your home, which is a health problem for not only you and your family but also for prospective buyers.

Identifying Leaks To Your Water Membrane

In a very simple…

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17 Dryden Ct, Port Richmond Staten IslandFantastic location on a residential block with no thru-traffic in Port Richmond, Staten Island. 3 bedroom Colonial semi-attached house.

Private yard with pool & trex decking makes it a joy for entertaining and family fun. Full finished basement with high ceilings, 3/4 bathroom, and more makes this home a wise choice!

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

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You may think your Staten Island home is the safest on the block and you don't need to improve anything; but I'm sure there are still some facts you may have not have known about. Here are some great (and possible unknown ways) to make your Staten Island home healthier and safer:

(Mostly) Invisible Hazards 

Lead: Up to 20% of lead exposure comes from tainted water by contaminated pipes. Invest in faucet filters, they are inexpensive and can be found in Target, Walmart, etc.

Mold: Mold falls into the mostly visible hazards. It is a fungus that can cause respiratory and immune system issues. Mold grows in moist areas in your house, like a not so well vented closet. You can purchase moisture and odor eliminator bags at cheap prices as well.

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54 Cheshire PlBetter than new semi detached home on a quiet dead end block in Silver Lake, Staten Island. Professional landscape with pavers front and back lead you into this beautiful 3 bedroom turn key home.

Some of the many features include: 8ft.6in ceiling, crown molding throughout, hardwood floors, quality decorative lighting fixtures, Levelor Hunter Douglas window treatments.

First floor includes spacious living room dining room combo, oversize tiled kitchen with island, upgraded cherry cabinets, granite, GE Stainless Steal appliances and 1/2 bath. Sliders to deck & yard.

Second floor: 3 large bedrooms, cathedral master bedroom has 2 closets with private ¾ bath Skylight, pull down attic stairs for additional storage

The fully finished basement has…

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Based off of the U.S. Census, here are some Staten Island statistics that relate to the Staten Island real estate market.

Area with the most multi-family housing:

The 10301 Zip Code has the most multi-family housing, including developments along the St. George and Stapleton waterfront. Only 10 percent of the homes in 10301 are single-family, detached, owner-occupied homes.

The borough's most diverse neighborhoods:

Some of the borough's most diverse neighborhoods are found in the 10304 Zip Code. More than a quarter of the residents in Stapleton, Clifton, Concord and Rosebank speak a language other than English at home, with Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian topping the list.

Area with the largest number of single-family homes: 


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Great starter home that is fully detached - one family home located on the North Shore, West Brighton, Staten Island. House sits on an over sized lot with driveway and garage and is conveniently located near shopping, parks and transportation. A must see! 

Contact listing agents Olga O'Connell and Dale Taranto for more information.

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Tom Crimmins Realty 2016 Essay Contest

Winning student writers (Manna Sam, Yehan Hettiarachehige, Nicholas Paronich, Chloe Sonitis) attend awards ceremony for Tom Crimmins Realty's Annual Essay Contest at PepperJack Grill, along side Suzanne and Tom Crimmins, Dan Boxman from United Northern, and the Tom Crimmins Realty Essay committee (Brian Kielty, Sheri and Abe Aruch, Lynn Kutney, Peter Nacionales, James Murphy).

After months of writing, 5th grade classes across Staten Island submitted their essays to Tom Crimmins Realty's Annual 5th Grade Essay Contest. Over 800 hundred essays were submitted and were then read by our committee - which consisted of Tom Crimmins Realty agents and staff.

This year, students were asked:

  • If you were to design and build a futuristic, dream home,…

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