Staten Island Real Estate News

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.”

That’s the famous quote that’s attributed to Mark Twain. Even then, he recognized the benefits of investing in real estate.

Land is a scarce commodity. It’s not something that you can create or manufacture. You can place improvements on the land to increase the value, but that’s it. That’s one reason why real estate is a smart investment.

It’s also a great opportunity to build wealth and security at a time when things seem too volatile. Read on to learn about the benefits of real estate investing and how you can get started.

Benefits of Investing in Real Estate Casandra Properties

The Top Benefits of Investing in Real Estate

Are you considering investing in real estate? You may be thinking whether or not it’s a good investment. Like all investments,

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It’s no secret that as we age, it becomes more difficult to perform everyday tasks, or manage the home. However, smart technology has become especially beneficial for seniors, as it opens up the opportunity to perform tasks, maintain independence, and ultimately stay living comfortably and safe within your own home. If you or a loved one are considering smart devices to utilize at home, read up on some of the most beneficial below! 

Smart Technology For Seniors Casandra Properties

1. Smart Detection Devices.

Smart stove alarms are installed in a person's home to alert them of a potentially dangerous situation in the kitchen – such as smoke, a burner left on, or a fire. They act as smoke detectors and also alert you before a potential fire or toxic gas is emitted, giving you time to act. 


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AndrovetteStaten Island with a current population of 485,144 is typically a bucolic bedroom community with the majority of residences comprised of privately owned one- and two-family homes. Current average home value is $556,601.    Of some 167,672 households, 47.3% are over the age of 55 with an anticipated growth rate in senior ownership of .63% by 2023.   

There are few if any options for Staten Island’s aging population who are looking to downsize, or who no longer can or want to manage the day-to-day maintenance of a private home and who wish to stay near their families in the community they have established a life in.  With such a large customer base, it is hard to imagine that there not more available product. 

There is currently only one luxury 55+

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With home prices stagnating in 2019, many owners are wondering what 2020 and beyond might bring. Worries around potential recessions are driving people to put their houses on the market in hopes of seizing their best chance to earn big profits.

As those sellers start down the path towards prepping their houses, hiring agents and making necessary repairs, the thought of casting that effort aside and just selling to a cash buyer always comes up.

Cash buyers are people that make offers on homes without the help of a lender. These people are almost always investors but can be non-investment buyers that are cash-rich and are hoping to move a deal along.

There are a lot of possible advantages of selling your house to a cash buyer. Here are 7 of them:

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Most people know how stressful it can be to buy a home. A large percentage of people are actually reduced to tears during their first home-buying experience.

But what people don't always realize is that selling a home is every bit as stressful. It can lead to people making crucial mistakes when they're trying to sell properties.

You should avoid these mistakes at all costs if you're in the process of trying to sell a property at the moment. Here are 10 common mistakes that should be on your radar.

10 Mistakes to Avoid When You Sell Properties

1. Picking the Wrong Time to Sell a Property

If you're buying a home, January and February tend to be the best times to do it. This is when home prices are often at their lowest.

But if you're selling a home, these months are the worst times

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Your lease is up in a couple of months and you are ready for a change. You've always wanted to live in Colorado, but is now the right time to buy property there?

Throngs of people are migrating to Colorado every year! At the end of 2018, the United States Census Bureau released a report showing Colorado with the 7th highest growth rate in the country! Something must be drawing so many people to buy property in Colorado.

If you want to move to Colorado this year, there are some things you should know about the Colorado real estate market before you start putting in offers. Keep reading to learn our top predictions for the real estate market in Colorado over the next year!

Colorado Real Estate Market

Up and Coming Colorado Neighborhoods

Wise buyers will look at these

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It’s impossible to predict when disaster might strike. With storm cycles around the country getting worse and worse, there’s a higher chance than ever that your home might be impacted in a serious way. 

While you can’t predict when a disaster might occur, you can be prepared. It’s essential that you and your family know the steps to take following a serious storm so that you can jump right into action. 

The steps you take following a flooding situation can be key to ensuring the future safety of your family, your home, and your general well being. Read on, and we’ll talk you through a number of important things you should know about recovering with a flooded house. 

Flooded House

1. Contact Your Insurance Provider 

If your house has flooded, the first

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Mexico boasts a multi-trillion dollar economy which inched upwards by over 2% in 2018. As the area continues to come into itself as a global powerhouse, many United States real estate professionals are wondering if the country's capital, Mexico City, represents an investment opportunity.

The answer to the question, in our opinion, is yes!

Time to Invest in Mexico City

Mexico City is showing many tells from both a real-estate and governance perspective which hint that its relatively middling growth is likely to turn into something substantial over the next decade. If you're on the fence as to whether or not buy up Mexico City real estate, here are 7 reasons why you should consider making the leap!

1. Currency Advantages

The US dollar goes much further in Mexico than it

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In today’s world, so many businesses thrive on one funding system or the other. For some, it is their personal savings (life savings) being injected into a new business venture. Others use means such as credit cards, angel investors, loans, line of credit, factoring, purchase order funding, crowdfunding, SBA loans, microloans, and so on. You cannot rule out family and friends that can be of financial help one way or the other.

Finding capital for your business can be a very challenging mission. It requires determination and patience, or you may end up getting frustrated and giving up too soon. You need to learn about the various ways you can get funding for whatever purpose. Your research should lead you through a learning process about debt

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Computer ProgrammersSince Casandra Properties was founded back in 1989 by mom, the Real Estate industry has undergone so many changes. We’ve talked about this quite a bit in some of our other posts and while it’s changed dramatically we believe that the most exciting times, and our ability to really use technology to drive sales, still lies ahead. 

When I started in the business we were over the moon excited about the dial up modem and the fact that we could once a day, get the hot sheets that provided new listings. However, this process was not a quick one. This required the patience to strap the phone into the device that communicated to the server and printed on our dot matrix a daily report!  As time marched on the innovations came fast and furious.  The

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