April 2019

Found 14 blog entries for April 2019.

FSBOTaking on an FSBO can be an arduous task. Here are some tips to get you through this process. First, get your home ready for sale, check out these basic tips on how to get your abode ready to grace the market. 

 

Spruce it up! When gearing up to put your place on the market, it is important that you spruce the place up a bit. Touch up your landscaping, clean up the exterior of your home, make repairs, and clean out/organize your closets. These few improvements will enhance your home’s curb appeal and boost potential buyer’s first impressions of your home. Messy closets give off the impression that there isn't enough storage in your home. Even if that is the case, you don’t want to give off that impression! Clean fresh exterior and landscaping make

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Blue-collar JobsAs has always been the case, Staten Island takes pride in our blue-collar population.  Each morning, I leave for work in my other career as a Captain in the Police Department, I drive by the home of a fire chief.  Across the street from him lives a Port Authority officer, and next to him, a police detective.  My mother-in-law’s neighbor is a retired fire lieutenant with two sons, one in city sanitation and the other a fireman.  In all, roughly 30,000 Staten Island residents are employed by the city, with over 4,000 of them being uniformed police personnel. 

So what does this mean for real estate on Staten Island?   Let us begin with the most obvious, crime and safety on our island.  In 2018, Staten Island counted the fewest felony index crimes of all

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1525 Hylan BlvdThe Nixon McGowan Team at Casandra Properties is pleased to present its newest commercial lease opportunity at 1525-1535 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY. Located at a 4-way intersection with traffic light and left turn signal if traveling North for am traffic. The property is available as 7,500 SF pad site with drive thru potential or there is the unique opportunity to lease the entire parcel which is just over 15,000 SF. Perfect for drive-thru, bank, urgent care, and many other applicable retail uses. 

 

Located on one of Staten Island’s busiest retail strips surrounded by corporate and brand name tenants with over 40,000+ ADT. Over the last two (2) decades, the Island’s population has increased by an astounding 24% - more than triple Manhattan’s

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Flying TeeCasandra Properties is excited to announce the latest addition to Empire Outlets.  Flying Tee is a 22,000 SF interactive indoor golf simulator that will bring not only entertainment but a modern ultra-lounge bar and dining service to Empire.  The deal was brokered by our CEO James Prendamano and Associate Broker Brian McGowan. James was quoted in the Staten Island Advance saying, “At Empire Outlets, we say it’s all about the experience.  TEE SUITE will bring a one-of-a-kind world class food and beverage and golfing entertainment venue to New York City’s waterfront.”

 

Flying Tee provides a unique and interactive experience for guests of all ages and skill levels.  With their state of the art experience coupled with the magnificent views of the

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84 Prospect StCasandra Properties has been exclusively retained to sell the property located at 84 Prospect Street, Staten Island, NY.  This property is comprised of three (3) lots for a combined today of 15,560 SF and will be delivered fully approved for a 50 unit mixed use building.  

 

The building will consist of commercial on both the first floor and lower level along with garage access and the lobby to the residential component.  Floors two (2) through six (6) are completely residential as well as some incredible amenity spaces such as a gym, roof deck, and plenty of remaining roof space for programming.  The tax abatement will have a thirty-five (35) years under the new 421-a (16) abatement program.

 

The Property is well positioned along the

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Healthy Eats
As summer approaches and some of us are looking to shed some of those pounds we gained from excessively eating during this long, brutal winter I thought it would be helpful to share some of my healthier go-to restaurants on the North Shore. Let’s face it: with such a busy schedule and always being on the move, it’s tough to make time to cook and grabbing a slice of pizza seems like the easiest thing to do.

 

However, here are some places I recommend and frequently go to on the North Shore to stay on the healthier side and get that summer “bod” ready to go.

 

Call it a Wrap -1198 Forest Ave

 

Healthier wraps, pizzas, power plates, smoothies, and much more. What else could you ask for?!

 

Eat Better -400 Forest Ave

 

With four

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Empire OutletsCasandra Properties is excited to announce that Lucky Brand has signed a 10-year lease at Empire Outlets. Our CEO, James Prendamano, brokered the deal and stated in the recent article in the Commercial Observer that Lucky is an authentic brand that will be a tremendous addition to Empire Outlets.

 

Lucky Brand Jeans is an American company founded in California in 1990.  Lucky also produces other apparel in addition to their iconic denim such as outerwear, T-shirts and activewear. 

 

With the Grand Opening of Empire Outlets slated for May 15th, many shoppers are eager to have the chance to experience the highly anticipated outlet center.  Lucky joins a tremendous line up of tenants such as Nike, H&M, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Brooks

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413 New DorpCasandra Properties is pleased to announce that 413 New Dorp Lane has been leased.  This property garnered significant attention due to its highly coveted location near the corner of Hylan Blvd and New Dorp Lane.   This free-standing 5000sf building has an ample parking lot for 35 cars making it perfect for restaurant use.  The property was formerly occupied by Gennaro’s Pizzeria, a beloved Staten Island eatery.  The new tenant, Bravo Pizza has signed a long term lease to open a pizzeria and sports bar concept at the site. Mike and Frank Libretta and their family have been in the restaurant business for over 30 years.  They currently operate six pizzerias Manhattan, including one near Madison Square Garden.  Mike Libretta hopes to follow in Gennaro’s

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White BoardReal estate acronyms or abbreviations can be confusing. They are used to save time and money in advertising ads. Without abbreviations, real estate ads would be costly and lengthy.

Most real estate agents use this lingo, so once you get the hang of them, you will be able to read and understand real estate listings!

4B/2B: Four bedrooms and two bathrooms. A "full bathroom" is a room with a toilet, a sink and a bathtub. A "three-quarter bathroom" has a toilet, a sink and a shower. A "half bathroom" or powder room has only a toilet and a sink.

CMA: Comparative market analysis or competitive market analysis. A CMA is a report that shows prices of homes comparable to a subject home and that were recently sold, are currently on the market or were on

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 James Prendamano

Casandra Properties is extremely excited to announce that our CEO, James Prendamano, has received two mayoral appointments with the New York City Economic Development Corporation. 

 

“I want to thank Mayor DeBlasio, Borough President Oddo and NYCEDC for this opportunity. As a lifelong Staten Island resident, it has always been my passion and goal to serve my community.  I am honored to be serving on these boards that will allow me to raise awareness and connect the dots these amazing programs offer to Staten Island and New York City.”, said James Prendamano.  

 

James will be serving as a director of the New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA), which provides financing assistant to businesses.  He was also appointed as a

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