Staten Island Real Estate News

If you’ve got a high-quality water heater, their standard life spans may last between 7 to 10 years. Others may be functioning even after 15 years, but there will come a time that you need to replace them because they have become a hazard in the home or they are starting to frequently malfunction.

However, as a homeowner, you may discover that there are many options in the market. You may have to choose between gas or electric variety. As typical with many, they tend to gravitate with the appliances that they have used for. Even if they have noticed some inconsistencies in their previous units, they just want to get something familiar to them, so they won’t struggle with operating the new appliance.

You may be one of those people who want to get

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Meet Gogo Bethke

Gogo Bethke came to the United States from Transylvania, Romania when she was 21 years old in pursuit of the American Dream. She came here to work as an au pair (live-in nanny) for a host family in Michigan. She had no friends or family here; the only people she knew were the family she stayed with. After her work as an au pair for a few years, she had a few odd jobs, got married, and became a stay-at-home mother. One day, a neighbor suggested she become a licensed realtor based on her motivation and bubbly personality. The rest, as they say, is history. Gogo not only became a realtor; she has surpassed realtor. She is now a coach and mentor to over 500 agents globally and runs her own real estate boot camp.

To say that Gogo

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Even when you are certified with your home, additions are always a good idea. The best ones can improve the functionality and appearance of your space. They don’t cost much and you get your ideal living space without having to move. The right addition will improve the value of your home as well. Roof additions are great for your home. Here are some of the most exciting ones.

Attic Insulation

  1. Attic Insulation

Any time is great for improving the efficiency of your roof. However, the best time is when you are reroofing. Do not wait until you have a problem to improve the insulation of your home.

If you aren’t ready to get new shingles, consider upgrading the insulation of your attic. It is simpler and cheaper. The insulation will not only help you

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Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House

Recently I have found myself in interest with the history of Staten Island, wanting to know the origins of construction on this island being a new local Realtor and all.

I came across the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House.

At the address 1476 Richmond Road and Dongan Hill, this location is home to the oldest surviving building on Staten Island. The house is more than 350 years old.

Billiou Stillwell Perine House

Settlers in 1661

A man by the name Pierre Billiou was a part of the first group of official settlers in 1661.

The Billiou family occupied the home when the Dutch were taken into control by the English in 1664, building the first construction during 1663. During the colonial period, a gentleman by the name Thomas

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Sometimes we get so carried away with our day-to-day lives that we neglect our homes until it reaches a point where everything is completely disorganized. Whether you live alone, with a partner, or with four kids, somehow things never stay in the rightful place. A cluttered home leads to a cluttered mind, and so if you are stuck on how to make your home feel more organized while on a budget then you have come to the right place.

Here are seven amazing ideas to make your home a more organized space.


Amazing Ways To Organize Your Home

  1. Space Efficient Storage Systems

Often we put things away without really paying attention to the space we are using. So we create clutter and end up not making the most of the space we have. If you can relate to this then you need

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Buying a house is a good investment for you and your family. If you already own a house, you won’t have to worry much about the future. Plus, it can also help you generate ongoing passive profit. However, finding the right property isn’t as easy as it looks.

Even if the market has countless homes to offer in many parts of the country, it’s still quite a challenge to find the right home. This is undeniably due to our different preferences and, of course, no property is created equal.

Despite that, there are several tricks on how you can easily find the right home for you and your family. If you’re still a bit lost, here are some tips that will help you.

Easily Find Your New Home

Know What You Need

One of the first things you should consider when looking for a home

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If you're looking at a commercial roof replacement, you've probably got a flat roof in mind.

Interestingly, most of the roofs we consider flat are in fact low-slope roofs. These have a slope of 2:12 or 4:12, so they fall under OSHA's definition of a low-slope roof. 

The reason for this slight gradient is because water dams form more easily on flat roofs. 

You have several options when it comes to choosing low-slope commercial roofing types. These are the most common commercial roof systems available today.

Commercial Roofing Types 

Built-Up Roofing Systems

BUR consists of alternating layers of hot bitumen and fiberglass asphalt sheeting to create a watertight seal. The top of this roofing consists of gravel or crushed rock impressed into the final asphalt layer

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Maintaining your property’s septic system should be high on your priority list. If you neglect it and it ends up needing to be replaced you could be spending between $3000 to $7000. Instead of burning a hole in your pocket, doing basic maintenance on your septic system takes very little effort and is far from rocket science. Here are seven effective ways you can maintain your property’s septic system.

Septic Cleaning Methods

What is a septic tank?

A septic tank is a container that is found underground and its purpose is to catch any solids and scum that build up in your wastewater. This allows the water to flow out into a drainage field while the solids decompose. With proper maintenance, septic tanks can last up to an impressive 30 years. So it is worth investing your

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According to a recent survey, over 70% of Americans are currently working from home.

While there are definite advantages to working remotely, like never having to get out of your pajamas, figuring out how to design a home office can be tricky. 

To help you out, we've come up with a few helpful hints to guide you in the right direction. These tips will help you design a workspace that will inspire you to create your best work! 

Working From Home Office

1. Pick the Right Location

Finding the ideal place to set up your at-home office can be tough. If your family is at home during the day, you need to find a secluded space to remove yourself from distractions.

Experts advise that you shouldn’t work in your bedroom as it harms your sleep quality, so where else can

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On this week’s episode of the Casandra Properties Podcast hosted by CEO James Prendamano, financial expert Sarry Ibrahim dispels myths about life insurance and explains the difference between term and whole options. This value-packed episode is one you will not want to miss. Whether you’re heavily entrenched in the real estate business or not, this episode is for everyone.

After getting his MBA from Keller Management School of Management in Chicago, Sarry Ibrahim started his career at Allstate in the auto and home insurance industry. He was so good at forming relationships with people and understanding their needs, he soon got into health insurance, working for companies like Humana, Cigna, and Medicare. One day a valued client had asked him about

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