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There were more than 1,400,000 burglaries in 2017 alone.

Those offenses amounted to approximately $3.4 billion in property loss. One sure way to lower your risk of being victimized by burglary is to invest in a security system.

Thanks to wireless technology, keeping your family safe and secure with a home security system is now an affordable option. But besides a wired or wireless system, there are a few other features you'll want to consider before making the purchase.

Keep reading to learn what to look for when you're shopping home security.

Home Security Features

Wireless Security Versus Wired

Wired security systems are exactly that: a system that's wired throughout your home. The alarms, sensors, cameras, and detectors are connected together through

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CEO James Prendamano flew solo for this special edition Thanksgiving episode of the Casandra Properties podcast. As always, Casandra Properties is thankful for our listeners, our clients, and the community at large which we serve, Staten Island. Thank you.

In related exciting news, our CEO James Prendamano is now a published author, having contributed to the book Stay Calm – along with 11 other Staten Island thought leaders and business leaders, who not only survived the global pandemic, but have emerged stronger. The book will be released on Amazon on Monday, November 30, 2020. All proceeds from the book will be split between two amazing Staten Island Non-Profits, The Carl Bini Memorial Fund and the Minority Women Business Association of

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If you think of relocating in the near future, you are probably not very happy about that. You might have a good reason to change a place of residence, such as a better job, a chance for schooling, or career advancement. Still, the procedure itself makes you feel nervous.

Below, see how you should cope with stress related to starting your new life in your new home: 

It's already known that relocation occupies a high position on the list of stressful events. Just by thinking about all that stuff, packing, carrying, transport, you start to get annoyed, without actually doing anything concrete yet. 

Most problems can be prevented by hiring professional movers. Sure, this

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New York City is one of the most expensive places to live in America and even the world. 

2020's average rent in Manhattan sits around $4208 a month. But do you really need a 3 figure salary to afford life in NYC?

Not to worry. With proper budgeting, you can make your New York City dream come true. From rent to transportation, read on for a break down what it costs to live in New York City below. 

How Much Does It Cost To Live In NYC


The biggest piece of your budgeting pie will be your rent or mortgage. Over 2/3rds of New Yorkers rent since this is cheaper than buying.

The closer you are to the city center, the higher the housing cost. Look to Queens or the Bronx for lower price tags closer to $1500 on average. Or, live with roommates to cut your rent to under

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Every decision you make in life is important in some way. But one of those that have the most weight is solving the housing issue. Whether you are looking for living space for the first time or changing the current one for a better or bigger, this decision is stressful and certainly financially demanding.

Real estate agents are the key to helping you manage the home purchase. Besides many prejudices, they are a more cost-effective option than going on the market yourself. If you take a look at, you’ll see it's possible to save money and energy on buying real estate by using the services of these professionals. 

But the real question is, how to know which realtor is right for you? The decision of which agent to hire is a

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If you are interested in a better way of life, you may have thought about furthering your education. Many people will agree that the idea of a four-year school is not very appealing. After all, you have bills to pay and a life to live. If this is something that you have been curious about, it may be time to check into being a licensed real estate agent. This is an excellent way to make a decent amount of money without a long-term education. Often, the schooling can be completed in less than a year and you can get started by helping to make other people's dreams come true. There are many perks to becoming a licensed real estate agent.

Real Estate Agents

Work Around Your Own Schedule

You don't have to worry about punching the clock when you are a real estate

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Chad and Danielle Reyes of The Wealth & Legacy Group; IamEmpowering; and Lion’s Pride Leadership.


Casandra Properties CEO James Prendamano and Operations Manager Rebecca Matulonis hold a discussion with Chad and Danielle Reyes, the incredibly successful married team who have successful launched three companies: The Wealth & Legacy Group;; Lion’s Pride Leadership.


In January 2019, Danielle Reyes earned the Louis R. Miller Leadership Award, which she will receive in the Established Businessperson category; Chad was the recipient of the award in 2014.


Chad and Danielle grew up in Bulls Head, Staten Island, literally a few hundred yards from Casandra Properties headquarters on Richmond Avenue, they joke.

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An Application Programming Interface is a software tool. It acts as a middleman between an application and the data of another application to enable quick and easy information retrieval. In the world of programming, APIs make tasks much more speedy and agile. APIs are used in many different industries, and in the real estate industry, APIs really matter.

Real Estate APIs

How are APIs used by the real estate industry?

Without an Internet Data Exchange, real estate agents would not be able to access the Multiple Listing Service, which is a database of property listings for a local area. An API uses IDX technology to transfer property listing data from an MLS to a specific real estate website. Therefore, real estate agencies can easily integrate listings on their

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Land is one of the durable assets most people desire to own. These days, it is becoming common to see people talking about their intentions to acquire a land somewhere around their locality or even beyond. If you live in Mission BC, acquiring a land is an investment that is worth every penny. 

It is important to own a land the right way so there are pivotal questions to be asked pertaining to land purchase and sales. This is because a little misjudgment can cause one to make a huge mistake capable of ruining the whole process. 

So many people have fallen prey to con men due to hasty decisions made and inadequate research when it comes to land and housing. To be safe, you need a reputable realtor who will help you find a land for sale in Mission

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By now, you’re probably familiar with the basics of a real estate agent’s role: Assisting clients in buying, selling, and renting property.

But, you might not be familiar with the traits that make them successful. Real estate agents wear many hats. At different points in the sales process, a real estate agent is a marketer, a negotiator, an analyst, a photographer, and a buyer’s advocate.

As such, realtors must exhibit certain skills that are critical for their success.

The top performers are master negotiators, have a knack for connecting with all types of people, possess a deep understanding of the real estate market, and have a solid sales record to back up their claims. With that in mind, here’s what makes a great real estate agent.

What Makes A Great Real Estate Agent


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