September 2019

Found 33 blog entries for September 2019.

120 Longfellow Ave, Staten Island, New York is a Tudor styled home nestled at the end of a dead end street was used in the filming of the famous movie "The Godfather".  Included in this price is not only the house but two large lots in the rear going all the way back to quiet Douglas Road on Emerson Hill.  Totaling over 17,000 square feet of property.

Formal Living Room

This formal living room has original beamed ceilings and a marble wood burning fireplace.  The beautiful hardwood floors stretch through the room and into the sun room which lies adjacent.  This sun room has original stained glass windows which gives it an incredible feel on bright, sunny mornings.  

Family Room

120 Longfellow Road Family Room Casandra Properties

The family room is just off of the kitchen.  One of its

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5000 Arthur KillThe Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located at 5000 Arthur Kill Road in Tottenville, Staten Island.  

This property consist of 18 acres of prime manufacturing land for lease located right off the Outerbridge and major highways. The owner is willing to entertain long and short term leases with the ability to build to suit. The property is able to be subdivided into increments as small as 5,000 SF. This is one site that you do not want to miss out on.

 Click here for to view the listing page.

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


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There’s a lot of money to be made in real estate investing. You see it everywhere. TV shows are dedicated to flipping houses for a tidy profit.

Why is that? For years, real estate investing has been considered a sure bet. There’s only so much land to build homes, and more people need housing, so it has nowhere to go but up, right?

Not so fast. It’s true that real estate investing offers more security and less risk than trading stocks, there’s a lot that you need to know before you buy your first property. How does real estate investing work?

Let’s find out!

How Does Real Estate Investing Work Casandra Properties

So, How Does Real Estate Investing Work?

By the very nature of the word investing, you’re putting your money someplace to see a return on investment. There are a number of ways you

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Home Prices on the RiseJames Prendamano, CEO of Casandra Properties, once again had the opportunity to speak with Tracey Porpora from the Staten Island Advance.  The topic of their discussion was centered around the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s second quarter House Price Index. Despite rising home prices across the country, the New York-New Jersey metro area has managed to only see a modest appreciation and comes in at 91 out of 100 metro areas in house price appreciation. 


James was quoted in the article saying, “There has been, and we believe will continue to be, a shift away from what is now been dubbed the “McMansions” as the millennials continue entering the housing market.  You’ll notice red hot real estate markets like Boise are offering a slice of city

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Picture this: you've found your dream home, your offer has been accepted, and you're ready to move in. Now, all you have to do to seal the deal is sell your current house. 

Easy, right? Not always.

Did you know that, on average, it can take over two months to sell your home?

If you don't want to be stuck waiting around for your house to sell, then keep reading. Follow these tips to learn how to sell your house fast.

Sell Your House Fast Casandra Properties

Work With a Real Estate Agent

Some sellers think that they will save themselves time and money by selling their home on their own. In reality, a good real estate agent is well worth the investment.

A real estate agent doesn't get paid until your house is sold, so they have an incentive to make it happen. And unlike you,

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1755 Richmond RdIt is all about location! The Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located at 1755 Richmond Road in Todt Hill, Staten Island.  

This property consist of two (2) 1,000 SF retail storefronts located on busy Richmond Road and is adjacent to public transportation. This retail strip center offers off street parking. Spaces can be combined to offer a 2,000 SF open layout.

 Check out more details here on the listing page.

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


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One hundred percent of all people die.

And yet only four in ten adults in the United States have made preparations and provision for their families when they die. Approximately sixty percent of Americans do not have a will or estate plan.

Not understanding the need for a will stems from not understanding what happens to your estate if you die without a valid will. 

Dying Without A Valid Will Casandra Properties

With or Without a Will

Regardless of if you have a will written or not, the same things happen to your estate when you die. 

If you have a will, you will have already appointed a person to administer the estate. This person is called the executor of the estate. Your will will dictate this role. 

If you do not have a will, then the probate court will appoint someone to be

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Selecting A Realtor in 2019 Casandra Properties

Buying or selling a home in Maple Ridge can sometimes be challenging. This is often one of the most significant financial decisions you can make in your life. That's why finding an excellent Maple Ridge realtor with experience to guide you through the process is critical.

Here are just some tips on how to select Maple Ridge Realtor in 2019.

Talk to a lender before you hire

Most of the time, home buyers employ real estate agents and quickly dive into a home haunt before consulting with their lenders. It would be a good idea to first consult with your lender to learn how much you can afford.

Getting early access to your preapproved mortgage will give you a more in-depth insight into the maximum amount of money you can borrow.

This will

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When you're getting ready to sell your home, one of the last things you want to hear is that there's an issue with the foundation.

These issues are more common than you might think, though. In fact, approximately 25 percent of homes in the U.S. will experience a foundation issue at some point, and five percent will have major structural problems as a result.

The good news is that, even if your house does have foundation problems, that's not necessarily a deal-breaker.

If you've been wondering how to sell a house with foundation problems, keep reading. Explained below are all the options available to you.

Selling A Home With Foundation Problems Casandra Properties

What's Wrong with Foundation Problems?

If your home has foundation problems, it could seriously slow down the sale of your home.

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