September 2019

Found 33 blog entries for September 2019.

520 Forest AveThe Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located at 520 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY.  

Featured for lease is an incredible corner retail location located on the bustling Forest Ave strip. The current divided space is approximately 2,800 SF featuring luxury build out most recently occupied by a salon; 2 bathrooms, and a full height basement. An alternate site plan allows for up to three subdivided storefronts with significant frontage and visibility. 


The building is located in West Brighton with ample street parking, strong vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and access to all major forms of transportation. 


For more information contact the Nixon McGowan Team at 718-816-7799 or email

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 971 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY

971 Hylan Blvd  Casandra Properties

For sale is this all brick raised ranch on a 43x102 lot.  This 25x48, three bedroom, two bathroom home with garage has all hardwood floors and a four piece bath.  Beautiful rear yard with wood deck has very colorful scenery with all the flowers lining the back.   


971 Hylan Blvd Kitchen Casandra Properties

This eat-in kitchen is a great size for cooking all your meals. There is access to the yard from the side door which makes for easy accessibility.  Lots of high hats give this space great lighting. 

Living Room

971 Hylan Blvd Living Room Casandra Properties

This large, bright living room connects in an L shape with the dining room.  It has big bay windows which brings in all this natural light.


971 Hylan Blvd Backyard Casandra Properties

The backyard is beautiful and tranquil.  A wonderful place

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It's an amazing time to be in Detroit.

After many years of being dragged through the proverbial dirt, it's hard to believe that Detroit is making a comeback. 

For so long, all that remained of the once gorgeous city was its amazing buildings and homes that once spoke of a more prosperous time.

But it seems prosperity is finally returning.

That's why investing in Detroit real estate right now during this stunning rebirth could be an incredibly lucrative move. 

Here are seven reasons:

Investing in Detroit Real Estate Casandra Properties

1. National Appreciation Rates

The appreciation rate for real estate in Detroit right now is 8.62%.

That may not sound like much, but it's actually higher than nearly 85% of other cities in the United States.

2. Statewide Appreciation Rates

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Video Walkthrough With John Vernazza

145 Sandalwood Dr Casandra Properties

Beautifully maintained two-family semi-detached home with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a lovely yard is located at 145 Sandalwood Dr in Staten Island, NY.  Garage is attached.  Great for entertainment.   


Large kitchen was upgraded two years ago with all new stainless steel appliances.  It features a small island which is great for a few people to have a meal or converse around.  Sliding doors lead to the rear deck and down to the backyard.  


This backyard is great for entertaining.  It features Trex decking which leads off of the kitchen and down to the rest of the yard.  Lots of sitting areas and has cover from the sun on those bright days.  

Move Right In!

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Are you worried about flooding in your home this year? That isn't surprising.

Unfortunately, it looks like flood damage is becoming more common in parts of the United States. The Midwest alone is estimated to see $12.5 billion in damages during the spring of 2019.

If you've never experienced flooding in your home before, you may be overwhelmed and not know what to do. That's why having a plan of action is vital if you want to minimize water damage in your home. Keep reading to learn what to do if your house floods.

What to do if your house floods Casandra Properties

1. Turn Off Your Water Sources

If your home isn't flooding because of rain, then you have a water source in your home that is causing the problem. You need to find the source of the leak and turn it off before things get worse.

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Greece is a beautiful place.  The mountains, the islands, the incredible scenery make the Hellenic country a great vacation destination.  But what about owning real estate?  Is now the right time to invest in property in Greece?  

Today, investing in property for sale in Greece has not been widely spoken about due to their current economic status as well as their outlook towards next years forecast.  With incomes falling and banks closing, it has been difficult to access capital or financing for investments.  This, however, does create a unique opportunity for out of country investors.  

Let’s look into this in more detail:

Greece Real Estate Realigro Casandra Properties

Greece Housing Market

Currently there are around 250,000 properties for sale and according to some websites and

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Staten Island's North ShoreOur CEO, James Prendamano, had the opportunity to speak with Crain’s New York to discuss what we have seen in the past and what has been happening on the ground in real time on Staten Island’s North Shore. The article is entitled A Shore Thing: Staten Island’s North Shore Booms Along Bay Street. 


James was quoted saying “Staten Island as a whole has been shockingly stagnant since 1975 but these developments have had a profound impact.  Ten years back this area was not as appealing but I am bullish on it now. There’s tremendous growth opportunity here.  There’s such demand for housing and people want a walkable community and transit-based development”.  James went on to say “This wasn’t big bad developers pushing people out – in all these

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Ever dream of waking up everyday and smelling the beautiful ocean air?  Well here is your chance.  Welcome to the Beach Lovers Delight!  This is a Cozy Bungalow located at 39 Milbank Rd in Staten Island, NY features one bedroom and one bathroom. This property was recently raised to meet flood requirement and completely renovated.  Very close to Cedar Grove Beach and all public transportation.  A must see!!!


39 Milbank Rd Staten Island Casandra Properties

Brand new kitchen design with wood finished cabinets and granite counter tops.

Living Room

Wide open living room with bran new hard wood floors.  Brand new windows as well gives this space plenty of natural light.  


39 Milbank Rd Staten Island Casandra Properties

The master bedroom has new hardwood floors that lead out to a balcony deck through

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Buying Your First Home in Belfast Casandra Properties

Moving out of your home after a few long years of stay is a particular practice that is prevalent all over the world. There are a lot of reasons why this happens. A person may also feel that they are not really safe in their current living conditions. Another person might have found better opportunities in another location. 


There are also others who would want to retire to another location preferably on another climate that they are used to. Some might even just crave another adventure and just wants to move out of the norm. Here in Britain, moving out happens all the time. The neighbor you once had for so many years might have been replaced by another family. You just have to hope that they are better people and they do not create a lot of

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