All about the Staten Island Neighborhood Richmondtown:

Staten Island is broken down into 14 different zip codes from 10301 to 10314 and into 67 different neighborhoods. Throughout this series of blogs, we will be discussing each and every neighborhood on Staten Island as well as breaking down the history, what stands there today and transportation and what community district it falls into. Staten Island is broken up into three different community districts which are: North Shore, Mid-Island, and South Shore.

Today we will be breaking down all the history about the Staten Island neighborhood, Richmondtown. This neighborhood is home to the Mid-Island & the zipcodes 10306. It is bordered on the northwest by Arthur Kill Road, the north by Richmond…

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Real Estate Word of the Day: Easement

An easement is a legal concept that grants a specific individual or entity the right to use a portion of another person's property for a particular purpose. This right doesn't involve ownership of the land itself, but rather a limited, non-possessory interest in the land. Easements can exist for various purposes, ranging from granting utility companies access to install and maintain infrastructure, to allowing neighbors a pathway across a property.


Types of Easements

There are several types of easements that can impact real estate:

  • Easement Appurtenant: This type of easement involves two adjacent properties, with one property (the dominant estate) benefiting from the easement over the other property…

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All about the Staten Island Neighborhood Richmond Valley:

Staten Island is broken down into 14 different zip codes from 10301 to 10314 and into 67 different neighborhoods. Throughout this series of blogs, we will be discussing each and every neighborhood on Staten Island as well as breaking down the history, what stands there today and transportation and what community district it falls into. Staten Island is broken up into three different community districts which are: North Shore, Mid-Island, and South Shore.

Today we will be breaking down all the history about the Staten Island neighborhood, Richmond Valley. This neighborhood is home to the North Shore & the zipcodes 10307 and 10309. The South Shore of Staten Island, one of the five boroughs…

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Real Estate Word of the Day: Disclosure

A closing disclosure (CD) is a comprehensive document provided to both the buyer and the seller shortly before the closing date of a real estate transaction. This document outlines the final details of the financial aspects of the deal, including the terms of the mortgage loan and any other costs associated with the transaction. Essentially, it's a summary of the final financial agreement between the parties involved in the sale or purchase of a property.


Key Components of a Closing Disclosure
  • Loan Terms: The CD will include detailed information about the loan, including the loan amount, interest rate, loan type, and loan term. This section ensures that both parties are on the same page regarding the…

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Real Estate Word of the Day: Contract

A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties that outlines the terms and conditions of a transaction. In the context of real estate, contracts serve as a safeguard for both buyers and sellers, clearly defining their rights, responsibilities, and obligations throughout the transaction process. A well-drafted contract minimizes ambiguity, reduces the likelihood of disputes, and provides a framework for a successful property transfer.


One example of this in real estate is a listing agreement. The listing agreement is a contract between a property owner and a real estate agent, detailing the agent's responsibilities, marketing strategies, and compensation. It is also used in the context of…

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Real Estate Word of the Day: Deed

deed is a legal document that transfers ownership of a property from one party to another. It serves as undeniable proof that a property's ownership has changed hands and outlines the terms and conditions of the transfer. The act of transferring a deed is often referred to as conveying the property. Deeds might seem like a mere piece of paper, but they are the foundation upon which real estate transactions and ownership rights are built. Whether you're a seasoned real estate investor or a first-time homebuyer, understanding deeds is essential for a successful and secure property transaction.


Why Deeds Matter
Deeds are the primary means of establishing ownership. They provide concrete evidence that you have…

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All about the Staten Island Neighborhood Randall Manor:

Staten Island is broken down into 14 different zip codes from 10301 to 10314 and into 67 different neighborhoods. Throughout this series of blogs, we will be discussing each and every neighborhood on Staten Island as well as breaking down the history, what stands there today and transportation and what community district it falls into. Staten Island is broken up into three different community districts which are: North Shore, Mid-Island, and South Shore.

Today we will be breaking down all the history about the Staten Island neighborhood, Randall Manor. This neighborhood is home to the North Shore & the zipcodes 10301 and 10310. Bard Avenue to the west, Henderson Avenue to the north, Forest…

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Real Estate Word of the Day: Buyer's Agent

A buyer's agent, also known as a buyer's representative or selling agent, is a licensed real estate professional who specializes in working with homebuyers. Unlike listing agents, who primarily represent sellers, buyer's agents are advocates for the buyer's best interests throughout the home-buying process. Their expertise lies in understanding the local market, property values, negotiation tactics, and the various steps involved in purchasing a home.


Benefits of Having a Buyer's Agent
A buyer's agent brings an in-depth understanding of the local real estate market. They can provide you with up-to-date information about neighborhoods, pricing trends, and comparable sales, enabling you to make informed…

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United Artists Theaters Closed!:

Staten Island is home to several movie theaters that have served the Island for a couple of years now with newer ones opening like the Dine-In AMC which opened up in 2018 and the Alamo Drafthouse which just opened a year ago in 2022. However, the United Artists Theaters served Staten Island in the neighborhood of Mariners Harbor for 22 years and just closed 2 weeks ago on July 20th!

Located at 2474 Forest Avenue sat one of the largest theaters Staten Island had to offer with over 3,500 screens and 16 screens. Now there is an empty lot with the theater. Staten Island’s UA-16 location had closed down in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the location was permitted to be reopened in 2021, it was also listed “For…

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Real Estate Word of the Day: Commission

Commission is a fee paid to real estate professionals for their services in facilitating a property transaction. This fee typically comprises a percentage of the property's sale price and is divided between the buyer's agent (also known as the buyer's representative) and the listing agent (the agent who represents the seller). While commission rates can vary, they usually range from 1% to 4% of the sale price.


When you're in the market to purchase a new home, you might wonder about the cost of hiring a buyer's agent. The good news is that, in most cases, you don't pay your buyer's agent directly out of pocket. Instead, the commission for your buyer's agent is generally covered by the listing agent of the…

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