Investing is something that we all want to do based on its merits. Who wouldn’t want to try a proven way to wealth?

Early retirement can be more than a possibility. However, real estate investing like other forms of investment is challenging. There’s no guarantee that you'll succeed especially if you don't have the right resources. Nevertheless, once on the right track, success is highly likely.

Like with all great opportunities, there are some key traits and elements that you must have in order to succeed. These are organization, perseverance, knowledge, integrity and a strong network.

Do you want to get good at investing and make some serious cash? Read this article to learn the best real estate investing tips.

Get Good At Investing Casandra Properties

1. Real Estate Investing…

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You’ve heard the common stories. People who thought they had flood coverage didn’t find out they had enough coverage until it was too late.

Climate change is making is necessary to consider flood insurance, and it’s not just limited to people in coastal areas. The number of heavy storms is increasing the risk of inland flooding across the country.

Do you find yourself asking “How much flood insurance do I need?”

Read on to learn a few facts about flood insurance and how you know you have enough coverage.

Flood Insurance Casandra Properties

1. You’re Not Covered by Homeowners Insurance

The biggest misconception about flood insurance is that people assume they’re covered through homeowners insurance.

Flood insurance is a completely separate policy that can be added to…

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Benefits of selling Casandra Properties

Are you in a hurry to sell your house? You’re probably panicking about the upcoming process of hiring a realtor, showing your home to a bunch of strangers and waiting for some of them to give a solid offer. What if this stressful and time-consuming period can be avoided? 

It really can be, if you decide to sell your property to a homebuyer company, such as Stewardship Properties, purchasing properties in an incredibly short timeframe, without performing a detailed inspection of their condition. 

Doing business with such a company will save you plenty of time, additional expenses as well as give you an opportunity to move on with your life at once. Read more about the benefits of such as a sale. 

Quick method of sale 

Selling your property…

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Spring is fast approaching and a lot of you have big goals for your yards and property. Your biggest hurdle is that you don't know how to landscape your yard.

Try these tips and be the envy of your neighborhood. 


Do you have centerpieces or points of interest in your yard? If you look outside, you might see a worn-down path of grass between them.

Create small stepping stones between the points of interest on your lawn. This is an easy task that requires a small digging shovel to create pockets to place your path materials.

You can use stone, marble, or brick to make a durable path, but it should coordinate with the color and texture of your house.

Your new path to the firepit will have visual appeal and pragmatic purpose.

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Co-op or condo? Ranch or multi-story? New construction or good old-fashioned craftsmanship? Buying a home involves countless decisions—but none may be quite so important as the mortgage and mortgage lender you choose to finance your home.

In fact, most experts recommend that you begin shopping for your mortgage even before you start shopping for your new home. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage by one or more lenders can provide you with realistic budget parameters, give sellers confidence in your ability to secure financing, put you in a better negotiating position, and make closing on your home faster and easier.

The right kind of mortgage and the best mortgage lender for you depends on several factors. You might want to start by contacting…

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Did you know that 31 percent of households in the United States have trouble paying their energy bills each month?

Even if you're not part of this group, chances are you'd like to save some money by reducing the amount of energy you use throughout your home.

If this is the case for you, keep reading. Explained below are some awesome energy-saving ideas that will help you make your home a more energy-efficient place.

Conduct an Energy Audit

A good starting point when you want to improve your energy-efficiency is to conduct an energy audit.

During an energy audit, a professional comes to take a look at your home and evaluate how much energy you're using on a regular basis. They'll also let you know which aspects of your home use up the…

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Soundproofing Anything Casandra Properties

Imagine coming home from a long day at work, and not being able to relax or nap. Many reasons can affect your comfort and rest. One of them is not having a soundproof room. As a result of this, noise will constantly enter through the walls, and you won't be able to sleep, concentrate, or think for that matter.

Moreover, if this issue is driving you insane, then you need to do something about it, and you need to do it fast. Sleep is necessary for everyone. There are a lot of ways that you can soundproof a room by using the right materials. Whichever ones you choose to use is up to you. 

There are more expensive ones and cheaper ones as well. Make sure to set aside some money because the prices can vary.  But first, you need to find out as much…

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Winter WeatherCasandra Properties CEO, James Prendamano, spoke with Tracey Porpora from the Staten Island Advance to discuss how winter temperatures can affect the real estate market.  While some businesses are seeing a negative impact with warmer winter temperatures others are doing better.


James was quoted saying, “There are always the critical economic indicators that drive the housing market...Seasonality also plays a role in the heartbeat of the market. Typically, in the winter there’s a bit of a drop in active homebuyers. Weather, the holidays, children’s school year all contribute to that seasonal shift we see during this time. Overall, however, the market is as strong as it has been in quite some time.”


To read the full article click here.


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You may have heard this story in the news—single, full-time working mom of four, Cara Brookins, recently built her own house using YouTube videos.

After seeing the barest framework of a 3,500-square-foot home that had been destroyed by a tornado, Brookins thought, "I bet I could put this back up." And with the day-and-night help of her four children and a video streaming website, she did. 

They got loans to cover the cost of supplies, like construction tools, and the rest came from their DIY efforts.

Are you considering building your own home? No wonder—some sources cite that you can make your own place for less than $35,000. So, why wouldn't you?

Before embarking on this challenging, yet rewarding, project, make sure you have at least the…

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Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located at 21 Waimer Pl in the heart of Eltingville, Staten Island.  

21 Waimer Place Staten Island, NY For Sale

Attention Investors and end users: 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom home with basement on a double lot. This property is located on a beautiful block in the heart of Eltingville. This property features an entertainer's yard with expansive deck and pool. Shopping and transportation are within walking distance! The possibilities are endless; renovate, raise the roof or it has the potential to build a new pair of semi-detached homes on this double lot. The land is worth the price alone! The property is being sold as is. Consult with your architect as to the different possibilities.

For more Information, contact the Nixon McGowan…

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