Sometimes it is hard to keep your home refreshed or up to date in the today's market. We showcase some home tips we think could be helpful before you choose to sell, or if you would just like to keep your home maintained.

What to do to become a landlord:

Have you been interested in investing into real estate or hoping to make a little extra money every month? Well then you can actually make it happen with your own property, some rent out one room as an AirBnB rental or even rent out the whole property if they can afford to stay at a second property. Especially here in Staten Island it is very common that many people rent out basements, bedrooms or even whole floors out. However, there are some important things to consider and make happen before moving forward with renting out your property.

Having a rental unit, rental room, rental property, it all comes with risks so you need to be prepared. First thing you should do is assess your situation. Are you comfortable…

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Inexpensive Home Renovations:

Home repairs tend to be expensive, many may not have the budget or don’t even know where to begin. There are many inexpensive home renovations that can make a difference in your home. Home maintenance, which aims to prevent problems from occurring which is also known as preventative maintenance. The following are ideas to help you improve your home in a cost efficient way.

  • One inexpensive home renovation is repainting your room. By painting your rooms by yourself you can change the whole appearance of the room in just a matter of a few hours. If you are wondering what paint color to go with, we have a blog that discusses the significance of paint colors.
  • Adding crown molding to each of the rooms is very…

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Ways to Improve Your Bathroom

With the beautiful sunny days that we have been having, it has been a lovely time to renovate and declutter your home. Especially with the summer coming up and having company over, you might be feeling like certain parts of your home need some extra love.

There are many ways to go about improving your home. Sprucing up the bathroom is a way to start, especially during the summer your kids may have friends over, you may even have friends or family over yourself. The bathroom will definitely get used a ton. Whether you are on a budget to clean up an old bathroom to feel brand new or need ways to open the space up when renovating, there's always something you can do to improve the space.

DIY’s to Clean up an Old…

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What you Should Know About Open Houses

If you are currently in the process of selling your home or you are a prospective buyer, you may have heard of the term “Open House” It essentially means the seller or seller's agent enables interested buyers to enter the property and stroll through it at their leisure or with the assistance of a realtor. The purpose of an open house is to pique the curiosity of potential buyers. There are many advantages and disadvantages to allowing open houses if you are a seller, listed below are some things you should know or consider discussing with your Real Estate Agent about.

While open houses do not sell properties by themselves, they do serve a vital purpose. They attract attention and traction to getting offers.…

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What you Should Know About Staging your Home

When a property is staged, it is simpler for buyers to realize when it fits their expectations, however when a home is not staged, a buyer may be unable to see the space and what it may become in connection to their vision. Regardless of what you used a room for or how you used a room, staging has the ability to give potential purchasers a peek of its potential. Staging is not necessarily expected or required; however, staging your home may help it sell better.

First impressions matter the most, so make your house stand out from the moment potential buyers arrive at the curb. Here are some ideas: To clean gunk off your siding, roof, and gutters, hire a pressure washer if needed. Adding a coat of paint…

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Are you a tenant? Here are a few things you should know

Tenants in New York City have several rights concerning the protection and condition of their residence. Tenants should plan to live in buildings that are safe, well-maintained, and free of pests, leaks, and hazardous circumstances. Tenants are protected against harassment and discrimination under the law.

Listed below are a few rights you have as a tenant:

    • Right to Privacy: the fact that your landlord possesses the building you rent does not give him or her the right to enter anytime they want. You now have the right to a fair amount of privacy as a renter. The landlord may need access to one's rental property to make repairs or perform routine maintenance, but they must usually…

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Types of Mortgage Loans

Requirements to get a Loan:

  • Credit Score: Your mortgage interest rate is determined based off your credit.
  • Estimated Downpay: Keep in mind the size of your down payment most likely will impact your mortgage loans.
  • Monthly Mortgage Payments: Lenders will look at your earned income and assets to assist them come up with a budget for a monthly payment. Lenders will consider the principal amount, taxes, mortgage insurance, homeowner fees, and even interest when assessing the budget. 

Types of Conforming Mortgage Loans:

      • Conventional Loan: often known as a conventional loan, is a house homeowner's loan that is neither given or guaranteed by the government. It can be obtained from a commercial…

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What You Should Know About The Different Types of Mortgage Loans Before Becoming a Homeowner

When it comes to buying a home, the whole process may seem quite overwhelming as a first time homeowner or a homeowner moving for the first time in years. There is plenty to read up on when it comes to types of mortgages. Consider your kind of application before choosing a mortgage, whether you're a first-time buyer, downsizing, or refinancing. There is a lot to figure out based on weather you want a conforming loan or a non-conforming loan, here is a quick and simple rundown on the difference between conforming and non-conforming loans. 

Conforming Loans: is one that fits the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) monetary restrictions as well as…

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The Benefits of Buying a Ranch Style Home

When debating on what style home to buy, most do not think of ranch style homes. However, if you are an empty nester or a couple looking to buy their forever home then a ranch style home is the one for you to purchase. There are various reasons as to why this style of home may be the one for you. Let's first start with what a ranch style home is.

Classic ranch style houses are single-story homes with an open floor plan and a designated patio area. Long, reduced rooflines and wide windows at the front of the home are common features of ranch home designs. Ranch style homes come in a variety of shapes. In simple terms, all rooms are located on one floor.

The reason many buy a ranch home is because…

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Ways to Improve your Living Room

Have you been looking at your living room wanting a chance but have no clue where to start? Well here are a few tips on how you spruce up the space that work for all types of homes whether you are a homeowner, interior designers or even a prospective homeowner.

Expanding your living room if able can be a place to start. To save energy, living rooms were typically kept small and cramped in the past. However, house purchasers want larger living rooms than before, thanks to the mid-century open floor plan movement and today's desire for greater space. If you can not secure the right permits or this may be out of budget, an alternative can be creating the illusion of a bigger space.

Painting the ceiling…

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