December 2016

Found 10 blog entries for December 2016.

NYC department of parks and recreation supplied photo.Most of those living in Staten Island, especially in neighborhoods such as Castleton Corners, Sunnyside, Westerleigh, Sunset Hill, and West Brighton, know of Clove Lakes Park. This park which runs from Forest Avenue to Victory Boulevard, serves a variety of recreational activities for people within the area, as well as people who may not live in the area and are looking for something to do. Whether you enjoy running, biking, basketball, fishing, the playground, or even taking your dog for a casual walk, Clove Lakes Park has it all.

History of the Park:

The name for Clove Lakes Park derived from the Dutch word "kloven", meaning cleft. The cleft they were referring to is the valley and brook between Emerson and Grymes hill. About 20,000 years ago the

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We here at Tom Crimmins Realty would like to wish you all a happy and safe New Year, and also to remind you to be safe on New Year's Eve.

As a part of the community, we are always looking for a way to keep an eye out for each other and make our community safer all while keeping the party going. If you are heading out on New Year's Eve, be sure to:

  • Have a designated driver, or a place to stay for the night. There's nothing wrong with having a good time, but make sure you do so responsibly.
  • Travel with a group of friends or family, as it is always safer to travel as a group late at night.
  • Have good shoes if you intend to dance the night away, and stay warm.

 After the weekend is all well and done, remember that as the new year begins,

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This rare find of a Tudor-styled home, located in the heart of Great Kills is perfect and conveniently located near Dent Road, where there is access to different means of transportation, shopping centers, schools, and churches.

The first level consists of a gorgeous formal living room, formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen that features full corian counter-tops and stainless steel appliances, and a family room. The second floor consists of three large bedrooms (master bedroom and two regular bedrooms) and two full updated bathrooms. The bottom level is a full basement. 

From the kitchen and den, there is access to the backyard pool deck and built-in garage which leads to the full-sized basement. 

The house has been redone with both internal

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Congratulations to Renee Toto and Donna Magarino for another job well done. Congratulations as well to the owners on the sale of their property. We here at Tom Crimmins Realty wish the best for you and hope you find your new home to be the home of your dreams!

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Congratulations to the new homeowners of 10 Joseph Court. We here at Tom Crimmins Realty wish the best for you in your new home, and all the memories it will bring. Congratulations as well to Renee Toto and Donna Magarino on another job well done.

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The perfect home is waiting for you! Located in Tottenville, this beautiful colonial is up for sale, and what better a location for a home! Private, tree lined street with partial water views, Surrounded by other dazzling homes, this seasonal 4 bedroom, 3 and a half bath center hall colonial may be the home for you!

The first floor layout consists of a formal living room, formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen, a family room, a half bathroom, a full bathroom and the first master bedroom. On the second floor, there is the second master bedroom, two regular bedrooms, and two full bathrooms. The basement is an unfinished, full size room with hookups for a new bathroom installation.

This lovely home has a 1 car garage with paved driveway, which is

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 This three- bedroom, two bath colonial located in Emerson Hill is a perfect house for anyone interested in raising a family.

 The first floor consists of the living room, dining room, kitchen with access to the deck, and a half-bathroom. The second floor consists of all three bedrooms, and a full bathroom that is a shared bathroom. The basement is a complete family room. Appliances included are the dishwasher and two central air- conditioning systems.

From the kitchen, there is access to the deck in the backyard. There is also a patio and shed. In the front, there is no garage, but it does have a drive-way. If your interested in this lovely home, your can read more here:(Read More...)

 

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 Another happy buyer! Congratulations to the new homeowner and a job well done to Adam Bronko and Tony Vega from Tom Crimmins Realty!

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Staten Island real estate market is still going strong in the seller's market. There may be fewer homes, but sales are higher than ever! Here are the statistics for November 2016 & 2015:

The chart above displays an average sale price increase of $50,000 for November 2016, an 11.04% increase compared to November 2015. This is most likely caused by the decrease in inventory as shown below.

With the decrease in inventory as displayed above, the average listing and sale price for November 2016 have increased substantially and cut time spent on the market by approximately 20%.

As shown above, the time spent on market has decreased and the number of monthly sales has increased.

In Conclusion, because there is less inventory, homes are

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first time home buyerWith the cost of rent going up across the board and becoming even less affordable in metropolitan centers, it's never been a better time to seriously consider home ownership. While the price of a home and all the associated costs can certainly seem like a tight squeeze after years of renting, here are some reasons you may want to consider giving up your rental and springing for a home instead.

It's An Automatic Savings

It's a sure bet that the money you spend on rent isn't going down the drain as soon as the month is over, but investing your money into a home each month means that you're actually putting it into something tangible that you can profit from later on. While there are no certainties that the price of your home will improve, there's a

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