Pros & Cons of Purchasing a Colonial-Style Home:

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On the Real Estate market, you will come across a plethora of Colonial style homes and may wonder what makes a home Colonial. This style of homes are constructed using a historic architectural style that originated during the American Colonial era. Simple, rectangular, and symmetrical describe American colonial architecture. The staircase is always in the middle of the house, and they are always two or more floors high. Because of this, the staircase, which is often made of wood, is a key design element. These homes also tend to be neutral colors to be perfect and cozy for your family to move into. Traditional and Colonial homes can always be mixed up. The distinction between colonial and traditional…

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All About the YMCA Located on Staten Island:

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The YMCA is the top nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities by giving young people the tools they need, enhancing the health and wellbeing of people of all ages, and motivating change within and between communities. There is access to the swimming pool, basketball courts, and state of the art equipment and even group fitness classes depending on your location.nThe Staten Island YMCA has two locations across Staten Island accommodating both the people of the North Shore and the South Shore.

The Staten Island Broadway YMCA is located near Clove Lakes Park and the South Shore YMCA is located in Eltingville. The YMCA is one of the main gyms for all families. The YMCA contains many…

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RESIDENTIAL -TWO FAMILY - DETACHED FOR SALE IN WESTERLEIGH

235 Merrill Avenue

THIS HOUSE FOR SALE CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE TOMCRIMMINSREALTY.COM AS WELL AS NYC.FLEXMLS.COM (MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE)

Welcome to 235 Merrill Avenue! This home is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Bullshead. This home is a 2 family home and would be a great investment. The apartment is one bedroom and one bathroom. This apartment features granite counter tops, pella windows, and appliances. The main unit has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This home is complete with Corian counter tops, skylights, pella windows, french doors, a jacuzzi, sprinkler system, and alarm system! This house has a sun room and a kitchen with yard access. The yard includes a beautiful in ground pool.…

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End of Summer Bash at South Fin Grill:

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This past week on September 22nd, Elli Kalamaras of US.Mortgage hosted a Realtor Appreciation Event to conclude the Summer with a great bash. The event was hosted at the South Fin Grill located on Staten Island which around 50 people made it out to, mostly being from Tom Crimmins Realty.

Steven A. Milner the owner of U.S. Mortgage was in attendance as well as Tim M. Kennedy and more to the U.S Mortgage team. It was a great night with discussion about current mortgage rates and all the amazing programs they have to offer. It was a fun night for friends, agents and colleagues to see each other after a hard working summer.

Thank you to Elli Kalamaras and the U.S. Mortgage team for hosting this event…

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Guest Blog by: Jude Romano - Founder & CEO of The Insurance Goat

As one of the most rapidly growing Insurance Companies in the Tri-state, The Insurance Goat always looks to make sure the Real Estate Transaction for clients go as smoothly as possible.

One of the simplest things that can go wrong when paying your Home Insurance after you close on your home is forgetting that you have the check in a pile of all of your closing documents.

Most clients don't realize the check to pay the insurance has been issued to them to mail out, how does this cause issues? The client will receive notice of cancellation for non-payment from the Insurance company and luckily we are able to communicate in time to have the client find and mail out.

Key takeaway…

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Ways to Improve Your Bedroom:

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A bedroom is where your first thoughts of the day happen and your last thoughts happen before going to sleep. For some a bedroom is also an office and needs to have a creative aspect to keep one motivated or a space for you to calm down and relax in. Bedrooms are a space in your home that you can make your own and does not need to match a theme. Simple tips for your bedroom can change the whole appearance of your room.

  • One tip to help redesign your bedroom is to paint it a different color. A different color paint can change the whole appearance of the bedroom in a significant way. It also helps clean the room up and pull it all together, an off-white wall compared to a solid bright white room brings out a huge…

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RESIDENTIAL - SINGLE FAMILY - ATTACHED FOR SALE IN PORT RICHMOND

60 HEBERTON AVENUE

THIS HOUSE FOR SALE CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE TOMCRIMMINSREALTY.COM AS WELL AS NYC.FLEXMLS.COM (MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE)

Welcome to 60 Heberton Avenue! This gorgeous single family attached home has been newly renovated! Entering this home you'll notice the beautiful porch, perfect for lounging and relaxing on a beautiful day. Entering the home you'll find the spacious living room/dining room combo and separate kitchen with yard access on the first level. Going up to the second level you'll find that this home boasts 3 spacious bedrooms and a full bathroom. The basement contains 2 rooms, they can be used as extra bedrooms, family rooms, or even an office space. The backyard is…

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RESIDENTIAL - CONDO - APARTMENT FOR SALE IN GREAT KILLS

3871 AMBOY ROAD 404

THIS HOUSE FOR SALE CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE TOMCRIMMINSREALTY.COM AS WELL AS NYC.FLEXMLS.COM (MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE)

Welcome to 3871 Amboy Road unit 404. This condo apartment is the definition of luxury! This 1100sq foot condo features an L shaped kitchen, spacious living room, and 2 spacious bedrooms with their own bathrooms. Going into this unit you'll find an open concept layout, gorgeous solid wood kitchen cabinets, in unit laundry, Brazilian cherry wood floors, and recessed lighting. This building also has an indoor parking lot with direc t access to the lobby. An oversized storage room is also available for your extra storage needs! No pets are allowed, this condo is handicap…

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A Trail to Checkout on Staten Island:

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With this beautiful weather still around before the cool months come around, Deere Park is a sight to go checkout. It is a popular nature preserve located in Staten Island, NY. This park is located near Todt Hill Rd and Ocean Terrace. The park provides a very scenic and tranquil trail.

The nature preserve is a large wooded area that consists of a greenbelt trail. Discover this 6.0-mile out-and-back track close to New York City. It typically takes 2 hours and 22 minutes to accomplish this trip, which is thought of as being simple. Although this route is well-liked for birdwatching, hiking, and jogging, you may still find some peace and quiet during the slower periods of the day. Throughout the Deere Park,…

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Dog Parks to Visit Here on Staten Island:

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If you are a pet owner and dog lover, over the five boroughs of New York have 50 dog parks scattered around in different neighborhoods. Staten Island is home to many dogs and 10 parks that are dog friendly. From the South Shore to the North Shore we have plenty.

Some of the main dog parks that are located on the South Shore of Staten Island include the Crescent Beach Park, Wolfe’s pond park, Long Pond Park, Conference House Dog Park, Ida court playground, and Bloomingdale Park. All of these previously stated dog parks are located near Great Kills, Eltingville, Arden Heights, and Tottenville. Most of the South Shore dog parks are highly rated and you should let your canine loose for some fun!

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