Staten Island Real Estate News

Looking to purchase a home and not sure how much house you can afford? In addition to finding the right mortgage for you with monthly payments you can afford, there are other economic factors to consider.

Using a Mortgage Calculator

A mortgage calculator can help you estimate your monthly payments including principal and interest, property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and private mortgage insurance (PMI). Use a mortgage calculator to help you determine your budget. Use the following steps to help you in devising a practical budget. 

  1. Begin your budget by determining how much you (and your partner) earn each month from all revenue streams. Consider if there are other ways you can boost your income to increase your budget.
  1. Calculate all
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Planning to get your new house painted? Whether you are renovating your exterior walls or getting it done for the first time, painting the exterior walls of your house not only adds a vibrant touch to it but also aids in protecting it from externally damaging elements including harsh weather conditions. A fresh coat of paint can also increase the curb appeal of your property.

Finding reliable painters who can do a good exterior painting job for your home can seem like an arduous task with a multitude of contractors boasting their skills and experience. If you are looking for top rated Spokane painters, these tips can help you identify dependable painters who can give your home a facelift. Some jobs are best done by expert hands and with these tips, you

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This stately broadside ranch in the heart of Great Kills is a dream come true: a corner property, beautifully refurbished and updated, inside and out, featuring new stonework, shingles, siding, and electrical work. The home boasts three bedrooms and a beautifully finished basement, along with two completely renovated bathrooms and updated kitchen. Situated on a generously sized corner lot, it has dynamic curb appeal, with beautiful stonework, a lush lawn and backyard, as well as overhead LED lighting around the perimeter of the ranch, which is striking at night. While only two minutes (quite literally) to shopping, small and mid-sized businesses, and dining, 83 Katan Avenue (on the corner of Miles) is close to all but still quiet!! It’s near

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There are few things in life as relaxing as soaking in a hot tub, feeling your stress melt away as the jets tend to your aching muscles. 

And, the benefits don't end there. Regular use of hydrotherapy in a hot tub can help lower your blood pressure and help you get more sleep. 

Truly, there are countless reasons to add a hot tub to your backyard. But, how much does a hot tub cost? Are you ready to make this investment in your home and your health?

Wonder no more. Read through this guide to the price of hot tubs and learn about the different factors that impact the final cost. 

How Much Does A Hot Tub Cost

Average Cost of Hot Tubs

On average, hot tubs range between $2,500 and $20,000. If you're trying to determine the budget for your exciting new home renovation

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This past July, over 1 million new homes were built. Having a brand new home sounds like the ultimate dream.

Imagine walking through a house no one else has ever lived in before. But is a new construction home everything you want it to be?

Before pouring your money into a new house, make sure you ask your real estate agent these questions. The answers will shape the rest of your home search.

New Construction Homes

1. Can Modifications Be Arranged?

Most new construction homes are built in subdivisions by one home builder. All the homes usually follow similar floor plans with slight deviations. 

Ask the selling agent if the home builder is willing to make some custom changes. For a small upcharge, closets and designs can be modified slightly.

Don't expect to

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CEO James Prendamano sits down with real estate specialist and entrepreneur Robert Nixon for Casandra Properties’ 12th podcast episode this week.

James kicks off the episode mentioning that the Casandra Properties podcast is now heard in 49 countries around the world, with a YouTube Channel that has well over 8,000 subscribers. James Prendamano humbly thanks all the his subscribers and notes the feedback has been much appreciated and fantastic.

Rob Nixon has been with Casandra Properties for the last seven years, and James refers to him as the “rock star” of the office. “Rob Nixon is the first one in the office and that last one out at night, something that definitely resonates with me,” laughs James Prendamano.

Rob Nixon first began showing

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Electrical work requires skilled hands; be it in your home or commercial property. While you may be able to change a light fixture on your own, it would be a sensible idea to appoint a specialist to handle the heavy-duty electrical work.

Hiring an electrician for your home might appear like an easy task. However, when it comes to such electrical services, it would be in your best interest to do a little research before appointing someone for the job. With professional agencies such as THG electrical getting any electrical work done on your property in Adelaide has now become a cakewalk. Here are a few tips that can help you find the best electrician in your city.

Faulty electrical repairs will not only add on to your recurring costs but can endanger

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Are you willing to wait at least two months to sell your home? That's how long it takes for the average house to sell. If you don't have experience selling homes, then it might seem like a fast home sale is out of your reach.

The good news is that fast home sales are possible for you. Follow the five tips below to make your home more attractive to buyers.

Fast Home Sales Secrets

1. Remove Your Personalization

You're putting on a show when you display your home to potential buyers. You want them to be able to imagine themselves as the owner of the house. It's hard to do that when you have your personal objects and decorations all over the place.

Keep things neutral throughout your house. Remove pictures, wallpaper, and unique furniture. Doing this will

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This stately and completely updated colonial revival in the heart of Tottenville is one part colonial charm, one part modern sophistication. Adorned with beautiful brick, shutters, and stonework, this home has been renovated and updated, inside and out. The home boasts three bedrooms, two baths, a usable attic, and is just steps away – around the corner – from Revolutionary War history, the Conference House, with nearby access to Main Street, shopping, dining, and the lush Conference House Park. The home is situated on the corner of a quiet charming street near schools, the precinct, post office, and public transportation. This home is gorgeous, spacious, and especially advantageous for someone who frequently travels to New Jersey. Do not miss

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Searching for a new home is an exciting endeavor that can quickly turn stressful if you don't keep an eye out for certain issues.

By noticing potential problems and preparing the right questions, you're much more likely to settle for a home you'll love forever. We've created a helpful home search tips guide to help you ease into a proper home search mentality.

Home Search Things To Look For

1. Identify Your Needs

Before beginning your home search, ask yourself what you want in your future home. Details like walk-in closets, a designated office space, or exterior style are significant features to consider. Create a thorough list of requirements and share them with your realtor.

2. Inspect the Home

A professional handles the bulk of a home inspection, which is a vital

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