September 2016

Found 8 blog entries for September 2016.

About The Conference House

conference-house-staten-islandThe Conference House (formerly known at the Billopp House) is a two-story, rubble stone masonry building constructed circa 1680 by Christopher Billopp. Originally rectangular in plan,  the house was extended in the 18th century with the addition of a one-and-a-half story kitchen wing.

The Conference House is named in honor and commemoration of the famous peace conference of 1776.  On September 11, 1776, Continental Congress representatives John Adams, Edward Rutledge, and Benjamin Franklin met with the King’s representative, Lord Richard Howe, at Colonel Christopher Billopp’s home on Staten Island.  The British would not consider independence a negotiable term and the congressional representatives had been authorized only

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The Conference HouseThe Conference House, located on the southernmost tip of New York State, at 7455 Hylan Boulevard,10307, is a structure filled with a rich background, molding United States History.

Their Mission:

  • To preserve, protect and maintain the historic Conference House.
  • Educate visitors about its historical significance and the role it played in the birth of our nation.
  • Use the lessons learned from the failed peace conference to help resolve modern day conflicts within our youth and community.

A Brief History:

The conference house, formerly known as the Billopp House, was named in honor of the famous peace conference of 1776. On September 11, 1776 , continental congress representatives met with the King's representatives at Captain

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This stunning 1344 sq. ft. home offers carpeted flooring throughout, a deck connecting to an eat in kitchen, and off street parking. 

On the first floor, there is the living room, a combination dining room, an eat in kitchen with easy access to the yard and deck, and a half bathroom to accommodate for guests.

The second floor offers a master bedroom, two other guest bedrooms, and a full shared bathroom. 

Appliances that come with the house are the dishwasher, washing machine and, dryer. 

Overall, this is a three bedroom townhouse with two bathrooms,  a lovely living room, a combination dining room, patio, and fence. Clearly a wonderful home and must see for everyone.

 

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The chart above displays the total amount of sales that were made from August 2015 to August of 2016. This chart shows that 97 more homes were sold in August of this year, at least a 23.7% significant sale increase compared to August of last year. 

The average listing price has increased from $490,693 in August 2015 to $555,886 in August 2016. This was caused by the decrease of Current Inventory numbers from 2015 to 2016.

The average Days on Market (DOM) has decreased from 104 days in August 2015 to 88 days in August 2016.

 

The Current Inventory numbers have decreased from 2,626 houses in August 2015 to 1,976 houses in August 2016. This decrease lead to the increase in Average Listing Prices from 2015 to 2016.

In Conclusion,

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Lower Todt Hill Staten Island Home - 2 Townley AvenueElegant Center Hall Colonial home, great location, in Greenbelt area in Lower Todt Hill. Conveniently located by expressway & Verrazano Bridge. Light filled living room with fireplace, formal dining room, family room off kitchen with doors leading to the backyard, sliding doors lead onto patio from kitchen.

2nd floor: Master bedroom with en-suite and two additional bedrooms all with built in closets. Fully finished basement with en-suite shower and laundry, utility and 2 car garage.

View more details & photos of 2 Townley Avenue or contact the listing agent Christine DeSousa-Small to schedule a showing appointment.

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summer photo vs. winter photoAre you considering selling your home in fall or winter? Here are some tips to ensure your chances:

1. Advertise Snow and Leaf-Free Photos

If you are looking to sell you home in the fall or winter, the ideal time to take photos is now, while the summer weather is still here. During the winter there can be snow, ice, leaves and many other things that cover the beautiful features of the home such as the garden/landscaping. So, by taking them when these factors are non-existent, you are showing what the home really has to offer.

2. Amplify Curb Appeal

Next thing you always want is "curb appeal"—the attractiveness of the exterior of a home that is apparent as viewed from the street. Since potential home buyers will obviously be seeing the exterior

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retiring to tiny houseMany people romanticize the idea of paying off their home mortgage early so they can enjoy their home in retirement, but when it comes to the later years of life, a big house can actually be too much to handle. If you've started to consider a smaller home and are wondering why it might be a good decision for you and yours, here are a few things you may want to consider.

It's Much Easier To Maintain

It is often the idea of the palatial estate with a pool that homeowners get excited about, but when it comes to reality, the larger the home, the harder it is going to be to take care of and maintain. If you don't have a maid or a butler, a smaller home will enable you to spend a lot more of your free time doing things that you love instead of being bound

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