September 2019

Found 33 blog entries for September 2019.

Storefront VacanciesCasandra Properties CEO, James Prendamano, recently had the opportunity to speak with Tracey Porpora of the Staten Island Advance about a recent report conducted by the City Planning Department entitled “Assessing Storefront Vacancy in NYC.” The report highlighted 2 areas on Staten Island; New Dorp Lane and Port Richmond that have experienced storefront vacancies. 


James was quoted saying, “Both of these corridors (New Dorp Lane & Port Richmond Avenue) were once walkable and on-site parking was not a requirement. One of the unintended consequences of downzoning and zone changes in the surrounding neighborhoods have in essence frozen these buildings in time. They don’t have adequate on-site parking that meets the retailer’s requirements.  When you

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An increasing realization that we need to live in harmony with our surroundings and lessen our impact on our environment is spurring many of us to change our homes and behavior.  Creating an eco-friendly home doesn’t mean reducing our level of comfort or convenience. Rather, ways to create an eco-friendly home include increasing comfort while reducing our impact on natural resources and our wallets. 

Natural Resources And Energy

When it comes to creating an eco-friendly home, our thoughts move toward energy consumption, but this is just part of the puzzle. Water, gas and electricity consumption can all be reduced with a little thought. Installing a smart meter in your home can help you understand how you use gas and electricity and find ways

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Too many people waste time, money, and resources when they get dissatisfied with their home. They decide to move and find a new home rather than renovate to create the home they want. 

A simple home renovation can completely transform your home and increase its value. However, like most homeowners, you'll probably want to renovate on a budget. Fortunately, learning how to save money while doing home renovations isn't difficult.

In fact, we've written a quick guide on just how to accomplish that! Check out our tips below!

Renovate on a Budget Casandra Properties

How to Renovate on a Budget

Learning how to renovate on a budget is important for any home improvement project. You may not be considering moving now when you do, you're going to want to get a return on your interest.

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