We here at Tom Crimmins Realty can attest to the importance of a good credit score. When it comes to buying a home, big or small, all credit-collecting companies look at one thing before offering a loan: your credit report. This might be a breeze for some and nerve-wracking for others. Here’s a crash course on all things credit and how to break the coveted 850.

What is a Credit Score?

A credit score is a three-digit number ranging from 300-850 that expresses how likely you are to repay your debts. This number is created by the three main credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, using algorithm models created by companies like FICO. Lenders use this number to determine approval for loans, credit limits, interest rates, and other financial…

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Tucked away in the heart of our borough, lie 164 acres of grassy, scenic land, known as Willowbrook Park. This park is one of Richmond County’s many Greenbelt Conservation lands, containing protected space for wildlife, along with various recreational areas and activities. It is located in New Springville, only minutes away from the Staten Island Mall. Yet, this park still manages to feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of Richmond Avenue, giving Staten Islanders and visitors a chance to escape into nature.

More on New Springville

Almost 4 centuries later, New Springville has remained a highly sought after neighborhood. In addition to Willowbrook Park, other small greenlands, give the area a quaint, calm feel. It offers a wide array of retail,…

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Your home is your sanctuary, your personal space. It should be a place that is welcoming to both you and others. When you buy a home from Tom Crimmins Realty, you are buying not just a house, but a place of potential: of memories, growth, and comfort for years to come. For our eager buyers, there is nothing more exciting than decorating their new home to their personal style. But often, as we get busy and caught up in our lives, years pass by, and our home decor falls to the wayside. Professional renovations can be complicated and costly, not to mention the weeks spent dealing with strangers in your home. But fret not, here are a few do-it-yourself tips to bring the life back into your home.

Paint, Paint, Paint

Do you feel like your house is dull…

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The government can take your home or any property of yours at a whim. This is not the same as the IRS taking your home because you owe them money; the government has the power to take private property for public use by a state, municipality, or private person or corporation authorized to exercise functions for public character, following the payment of just compensation to the owner of that property.  

This government right is called Eminent Domain

How Does It Work? 

You own or live in a house and there is going to be a new highway built or a further expansion of an already existing one to relieve the congestive traffic. In order to do this, the state needs to find room to expand the highway, and your home happens to be in the best location for…

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Definitely a Home You Won't Want to Miss!

465 Henderson Avenue

We've mentioned this gorgeous home and here it is again, this time on SI Live! Welcome to 465 Henderson Avenue located in peaceful Randall Manor. When you arrive at this stunning home, you'll soon find it to be a slice of country living hidden away in the city. Huge amounts of land included in this property, the backyard sprawls out with room for your hearts desires. But let's not focus on just the yard, as the home itself is stunning in of itself. The article found on SI Live showcases all of the photos of the property and highlights some of the lovely features which you can read about on their website, and you can also read more on our page about 465 Henderson Here. When you enter this house, it'll feel…

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Besides the number of rooms and location, we all know that the aesthetics of a house are one of the main keys that sell it. There are secrets behind this simple concept for instance, paint colors matter tremendously. The buyer could repaint the walls after they purchase the home, but that is a hassle that can make or break the deal. Make sure the walls are not in disrepair and here are some tips for certain rooms!

Neutral colors are always a safe choice if you're indecisive. Warm beige, white, and gray. are all safe choices to dress your room casually. However, to keep things from being bland you should decorate the room, especially if the room is small. Add a few pops of color by some small wall arts or just any thing that would look aesthetic. Don't…

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Cimex lectularius, also known as the common bedbug, feeds purely on human blood and can be found worldwide. These insects are a major hassle to get rid of, and dangerous to boot.

Found mainly in urban environments, the common bedbug has wreaked havoc among society for millennia. The vampire like bugs are small in size, oval shaped, and a dark brown color, however; they swell up after feeding. They don't fly, but do have small wings and also have beak-like mouths which they pierce the skin with to suck the blood. A healthy female can produce up to 500 eggs during her short life span and produce around two to five eggs per day, making their extermination rather difficult.

These pests are built to be able to hide easily, especially during the during…

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This home in Annadale is a beautiful 2,362 square foot two family home which is also semi-attached. On a residential block close to NYC transportation, the house offers four spacious bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a 3/4 bathroom, two living rooms, two kitchens, a dining room, unfinished basement, central air conditioning, and a jacuzzi tub. The beautiful skylights let in wonderful rays of sunshine. Enjoy a gorgeous deck with large backyard. The full bedroom on the first floor is the rental which also includes separate utilities. 

If interested, please contact: 

Joseph Masella 

An NYS Licened Real Estate Agent 


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Move right into this 1,158 square feet 2 bedroom multilevel townhouse. There is all new flooring through-out with brand new stainless appliances & Quartzite counter tops in the kitchen as well as all new bathrooms. There is also wood burning fireplace in living room with sliders to deck and above ground pool and new roof. All this plus a family room and garage. Wonderful location near shopping, transportation and schools. Come see this newly updated and upgraded single family home in Graniteville that is move in ready!

If interested, please contacts: 

Sheri or Abraham Aruch

NYS Licensed Real Estate Salespersons 

718-614-6063 & 917-509-5512

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