October 2019

Found 20 blog entries for October 2019.


Casandra Properties is dedicated to its community and clients before, during, and post purchasing a home. One of the most frequent questions we are asked, are referrals in the moving industry after buying a new home!  

Moving to a new place is a two-fold adventure: while there’s the excitement that comes with the prospect of relocating and discovering a new city or borough, there’s also the stress caused by the many details of how to actually move from one place to another. If doing all the moving by yourself is not a viable option, chances are you’ll have to hire the services of a moving company. But, with so many options out there, how can you find the one that best fits your specific needs? And most important of all, how can you avoid getting

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106 Braisted AvenueThe Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located at 106 Braisted Avenue.

Move right into this lovely one family semi-attached split level residential home located in the heart of New Springville. 

First floor features a light and bright eat in kitchen with sliders leading to back deck.  Dine or relax on the deck overlooking a spacious, tree-lined backyard.  Next level features a huge living room/den with front balcony. Upstairs has three bedrooms including a master bedroom with private bath. Finished basement with ¾ bath and access to one car garage and driveway.

Conveniently located to transportation, shopping and minutes walk to express bus.

For more information contact the Nixon McGowan Team at

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Owning a home may be your dream, but in order for the purchase to be the happy and satisfying experience it was meant to be, you need to ensure that you are financially and mentally prepared for the responsibilities that come with it.

Some people have a notion that home ownership is like renting, but with the power to have pets and paint the walls whatever color you like. However, while these privileges are available to homeowners in most municipalities, they come with the responsibilities of a mortgage, taxes and home maintenance. Preparing for home ownership requires you to take critical stock of your finances and your expectations.

Questions for Prospective Homeowners

Are you ready to buy?

Owning your own home is about more than just being

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ForeclosuresCasandra Properties CEO, James Prendamano, spoke to Tracey Porpora from the Staten Island Advance to discuss the latest study that found foreclosures have spiked on Staten Island over the last year. The study conducted by Property Shark saw an increase of home foreclosures from 48 in the third quarter of 2018, to 136 in the same quarter in 2019. 


“There is a big difference between a loan that is not performing and one that is actually been put into the foreclosure process. In many cases these non-performing loans are sold in bundles at significant discounts off par value to other banks and investment companies.  It is not unusual for a loan to be sold several times before arriving at its final servicing entity.  The average homeowner would notice

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32 Wandel AveThe Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located at 32 Wandel Avenue in the Grymes Hill area of Staten Island, NY. 

New construction single family semi-attached homes set high in hill on dead end block for ultimate views and privacy. Walk in at grade level for a rec room, 3/4 bath, plenty of closets and access to build in garage. Main level features open concept with kitchen, shared living/dining, half bath and front balcony. Upper level includes 3 bedrooms, shared full bath, washer/dryer and ample closet space. This home comes complete with a secluded backyard with pavers. Convenient location that is easily accessible to all buses, and just a short drive to the Verrazano bridge.


For more information

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This beautiful condo located at 181A Lamped Loop in Staten Island, NY features 3-4 bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms.  Excellent location being close to all buses (local and express), Staten Island Mall, and all other shopping.  Very convenient for all your needs.     


181A Lamped Loop Front Casandra Properties


181A Lamped Loop Staten Island, NY Casandra Properties

This newly updated kitchen has appliances that are about 5 years old.  The water heater is about 4 years old.  This property has hot water baseboard heating system.  Lots of space in this kitchen to whip up some delicious meals or to hang out and grab a snack with friends and family.  


Open Layout


181A Lamped Loop Available For Sale Casandra Properties

Great open concept Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen.  All custom drapes are staying.  New carpet on staircase which is only weeks old.  This unit is

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21 Montauk PlaceThe Nixon McGowan Team is proud to announce their new listing located at 21 Montauk  Place, Staten Island, NY, in the Westerleigh area of Staten Island.

Meticulously maintained two (2) family detached high ranch in Westerleigh. Main unit features 3 bed, 2 baths, living room, dining room, and an eat in kitchen. Legal Two (2) bedroom apartment on first floor with hardwood floors throughout, renovated bath, eat in kitchen  with cherry cabinets, and washer/dryer hook up. Backyard has a huge in ground pool plus plenty of space on both sides of house for storage and/or entertaining. Convenient to all shopping, transportation and just a short drive to both the Staten Island Expressway and Verrazano Bridge. This listing won’t last.


For more information

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If you are looking to move to Europe, France is one of the best places you could move to.  Paris, the country's capital city, is beloved by many but there are a number of other options like rural France with its quaint, century-old cottages. If you are looking to buy a house, even better. Generally speaking, you can find a well-priced house to buy that you can make your own and settle down in.

What to Consider Before Buying Property in France

Property For Sale In France Casandra Properties

If you are relocating to France from another country, you will find entirely new and different property buying laws and processes. There are some great blogs like Realigro that have a comprehensive guide on everything you need to understand about property for sale in France. If making a move to France is an

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Madison, Wisconsin may not be the first place you think of when you consider moving. But there are plenty of benefits of relocating to this beautiful city. 

Is living in Madison, Wisconsin right for you? Let's take a close look at some of the reasons people are choosing to move there. 

Living In Madison, Wisconsin Casandra Properties

1. Unique Geography

If you fancy yourself a swimmer or boater, you'll love what the city offers. Madison is sometimes called The City of Four Lakes. 

Madison is one of only two major U.S. cities that are built on an isthmus. An isthmus is a narrow strip of land that has seas or lakes on either side. Madison is nestled between lakes Mendota and Monona. 

2. Fantastic Education Options 

Madison has excellent schools, whether you have little ones going

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Kell AveThe Nixon McGowan Team is proud to announce their new listing located at 329, 331,335, 337 Kell Avenue in the Willowbrook area of Staten Island. 

Four (4) separate buildings are being sold as a package deal. Property includes 329 Kell Avenue, 331 Kell Avenue, 335 Kell Avenue and 337 Kell Avenue for a total of just under 16,000 SF of total lot area which shares a huge parking lot in the rear, low maintenance, brick buildings that are ideally situated in a convenient neighborhood.  It's just a two minute drive to the Staten Island Expressway and short walking distance to all major transportation. 

For more information contact the Nixon McGowan Team at 718-816-7799 or email  Rob@CandraProperties.com or  Brian@CasandraProperties.com



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