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Wall murals are a home decor trend that is here to stay. Murals are a creative way to claim your space, and add a personal touch to your home. 

Did you know that murals also add resale value to your property? All the more reason to get started on murals for your wall!

Even if you aren't amazing at art, you can design a beautiful mural wall. Keep reading for our list of 5 wall murals ideas for some inspiration.

Wall Mural Ideas Casandra Properties

1. Peel-and-Stick Murals

Are you hoping for a mural that's a bit more intricate? Peel-and-Stick murals are the perfect option for you.

Reusable murals easily adhere to your walls, and you can remove them without residue.

You can get designs ranging from realistic landscapes to reproductions of fine art. The options are

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Becoming a new homeowner is an exciting time. For many people, it is their dream come true!

It's no surprise since homeownership has many perks. However, it also comes with a lot of new responsibilities, including paying for plumbing repairs.

Below are some of the common plumbing problems you'll likely encounter. 

Plumbing Problems Casandra Properties

1. Clogged Drains

The underlying problem causing a clogged drain can depend on how many drains are clogged up. If only one of your drains is clogged or draining slowly, it's likely the clog is located under the sink or shower that isn't draining properly. If all your drains are clogged up, you'll need to call a plumber to figure out why or have them clean out your sewer drain.

To attempt to clean out a clog at a sink or in

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Each week the Staten Island Advance features a “Home of the Week”.  This past week Celia Iervasi, one of Casandra Properties, Inc. Associate Brokers, had one of her listings featured in the weekly article. 

The home located at 129 Coverly Ave on Staten Island sits on top of Todt Hill. It is a custom, all brick, 8,000 square foot home.  This two-story home has three bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a formal living room and dining room. Each floor features its own terrace giving the owner the prime location to sit and enjoy the priceless views! With countless custom features such as Brazilian cherry floors and coffered ceilings this home does not disappoint.  This one-of-a-kind home not only boasts its own elevator but also includes a two-car heated

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Investing in a new home is an exciting process for anyone. You and your family are ready to move into the home of your dreams. To ensure the integrity of the home and its condition, you'll want to get a proper home inspection done. 

Perhaps you're not convinced of the importance of investing in a home inspection before buying a property. Well, the good news is that you've come to the right place by reading this article.

You and your family deserve the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home is safe and structurally sound.

Keep reading to see how home inspections could provide that. 

Home Inspections Casandra Properties

Purchasing Property to Flip and Sell It

One of the first reasons to consider investing in a certified home inspection is for the property value

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Getting a concrete driveway built is not cheap. In fact, the national average cost of installing a concrete driveway is between $6,275 and $8,500. However, with proper driveway maintenance and a reputable installation company, your concrete driveway could last decades.

Here are our top tips for cleaning and maintaining a concrete driveway.

Driveway Maintenance Casandra Properties

Apply Concrete Sealant Annually

While concrete is a solid and strong material, it is still possible that large cracks can occur. Invest in a sealant for your concrete driveway annually. This can protect against smaller or even stop bigger future cracks before they start.

Sealant can lengthen your driveway's lifespan and also improve its appearance. The color and glossiness of your driveway can easily be

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A beautiful fountain can transform your garden into a serene oasis. The right fountain for your garden will have a huge effect on the overall look and feel of the space. 

Fountains are relatively easy to install and maintain, but choosing the right fountain design can be difficult. Read on for some fountain design ideas to help you find the best one for your garden. 

Fountain Ideas Casandra Properties

The Best Fountain Design Ideas

Garden fountains come in so many sizes, shapes, and materials, you're sure to find one to fit your style. When picking out a garden fountain, make sure it complements your existing decor and the overall feel of your garden.

You'll also want to make sure the size makes sense. If you have a very small garden, you won't want to have a large, grand

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A penthouse apartment in The Accolade's building located on Bay Street Landing in Staten Island, has been sold for a record breaking $1,820,000.  

The Accolade

Located at 90 Bay Street Landing in the St. George area of Staten Island, this 10 floor building with Manhattan skyline views, was constructed about six years ago on the waterfront.   Residents have the option of a studio, one, two, or three bedroom condos for sale and for rent.  The Staten Island Ferry and Verrazano Bridge are only a 6 minute walk away.  Each unit has its own unique features which include solid wood cabinetry, marble countertops, modern appliances, Bosch washer and dryers, full-length windows, and large walk in closets.  Some of the features that all residents can use

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Plumbing Tips Casandra Properties

Regular maintenance of the water supply system is mandatory throughout the year. However, before every winter, it is advisable to make special preparations for low temperatures, especially if you live in a home. 

Pipes, joints, and fittings are particularly sensitive to low temperatures and are prone to cracking. If physical damage to the installation occurs and is not detected and repaired on time, it can lead to some severe failures. 

On the page below, you can see tips on how to do the water supply check-upon all by yourself: 

https://digthisdesign.net/diy-tips/3-easy-tips-home-diy-plumbing-inspection/. 

During the summer, problems are much easier to solve. In the winter, everything gets complicated because of the cold, frost, and

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The South of France shall enthrall you with its loveliness, different way of life, and diverse backdrop. You can choose whether a lively vacation up in the snowy mountains or rugged hills sounds like the ideal break or shall you instead opt to relax with a wine glass, lazing in the sun by the gleaming crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Sea?  For a really deluxe vacation in France, the South of France presents you this plus much more.

South of France Real Estate Casandra Properties

Villas in France Near A Beach

The assemblage of holiday villas close to the sea and shores comprise a comprehensive collection of family-pleasant coastal holiday residences in the South of France counting regions like; Cote d'Azur, Languedoc Roussillon, Corsica along with Morocco.

Provence is the area to be

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Windows are one of the most fragile components of your home. Since they're located on the exterior of the building, they're at high risk of shattering from personal accidents, extreme weather, or determined burglars.

Was your home's window recently damaged?

You may be wondering if your homeowner's insurance coverage will reimburse you for a repair or replacement. Taking advantage of your policy could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. But like most insurance plans, the extent of your coverage isn't always clearcut.

Will your homeowner's insurance cover the cost to replace a window pane? Here's everything you need to know about determining coverage and filing a claim.

Window Insurance Casandra Properties

Do I Have Homeowner's Insurance Coverage?

Unless you've paid

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