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This new listing from Casandra Properties' John Vernazza is a rare 20ft wide attached home located at 816 Sinclair Ave in Staten Island, NY has three bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  It sits on a 20x97 lot and has a new front window, new master bedroom window, and new concrete out front.  

Living Room / Dining Room

Living Room 816 Sinclair Ave Casandra Properties

Great entertainment rooms.  There is marble flooring in the living room and dining room.  There is a half bathroom that was recently updated off to the side facing the basement steps.  This home has large rooms which are great for entertaining due to the 20ft width of the property.  Crown moldings and wainscoting compliment these rooms nicely.

Kitchen / Dinette

This newer eat-in kitchen has two year old stainless steel appliances.

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Thinking of putting your house on the market? If so, your first step should be to find out how much you can get for it.

Other than sale purposes, calculating your home's value has many other benefits. For starters, it gives you a clearer picture of your home's equity and investment strength. This comes in handy in evaluating your financial health.

Not sure how to determine property value? Here are 4 simple ways to make this task as painless as possible.

1. FHFA HPI Calculator

FHFA's house price index calculator is a great way to get a quick home valuation. This tool uses a repeat-sales method. It monitors millions of mortgage transactions, using them to estimate shifts in home prices in any market.

Now, the HPI calculator isn't

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When it comes to your home's curb appeal, its exterior siding can make or break it. If you are trying to sell your home and have chipped vinyl paint, missing bricks, or dirty siding, people will have the wrong impression of your home.

Believe it or not, there are more siding options than you might realize. Keep reading to learn about some of the options you have.

Exterior Sliding Doors Casandra Properties

Brick Siding Options

This siding option gives the home a very traditional look. It is found in many suburbs because it is a go-to option when going for that timeless look.

It's durable which makes it a popular choice and it is also low maintenance. You have options when it comes to the color you prefer and there is no need to refinish or repaint it because of its natural color.

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What better way to make your home feel all the more uniquely yours than by customizing your patio?

In this article, we'll introduce you to five of the hottest patio decor ideas that you can start using today to revamp your outdoor space. Many of the ideas on this list are not only fairly cost-effective but also DIY-able! So you can learn how to build things while you rejuvenate your curb appeal. What a deal!

Patio Decor Ideas Casandra Properties

1. Firepit

Easily one of the best ways to take your patio to the next level is to install a firepit. There's just something that's so inviting about a firepit. Obviously, during the wintertime, the warmth that it gives will be a boon to any time that you spend outdoors.

But even during the summer, lighting the firepit on a chillier

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Every year Casandra Properties does their season of giving.  They have been blessed throughout the years and every year it seems to grow and grow.  This year Casandra Properties Principals have donated over $40,000 to local charities this past year.  Included in that, they have given out thousands of books to children within the community.  They ended the holiday season by handing out gifts to kids in the local area.  

This video highlights the end of the holiday season by the Casandra Properties family giving out gifts on Christmas Day.  

Special Thanks To:

Bishop Dr. Victor Brown and Bishop Laverne Owens-Larkins of Mt. Sinai United Christian Church.

Dr. Demetrius Carolina 

Dennis and Shelley Aprea

Dave Berman

Vic Cipullo

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Windows are everything in your home. They let in natural light, creating a warm and bright home. They can also be the cause of high energy bills.

Replacing your windows and upgrading them to energy saver windows could save you up to $465 a year in energy costs. Not only that, you’ll feel a lot more comfortable in your home.

Do you want to buy the best windows available on the market? Read on to learn how you can find the best energy-efficient windows for your home.

Energy Saver Windows Casandra Properties

Form and Function

The first thing you need to do is to understand your needs for the business. You need to look at the form or how the windows look and are designed. You also have to look at the function.

Do you need a window that’s a casement window? This is a window that

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Owning any type of real property, whether it's a house or land, is a great investment. Sometimes, however, we outgrow that investment or we need to relocate and can no longer manage it. When those occasions arise, we need to transfer the title of the property to someone else.

Curious what you need to do to complete a house title transfer? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Read on to learn all about it!

1. Get the Deed

Before you can do anything in the title transfer process, you need to have the deed, or at least know who has the deed. A proper deed has the information of the buyer, the seller, and a legal description of the property, such as the address and the boundaries of the property. Finally, all deeds must be signed by the seller

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When you look at the long stretch of well-designed skyscrapers that casts a shadow over the city streets you might take a photo. Surely, these wondrous towers make for a gorgeous picturesque background. 

A lot of thought and engineering has gone into the construction and design of these skyscrapers. On the other hand, something we might underestimate is the in-depth planning that went into the placement of these tall buildings. 

Yes, the city provides a beautiful backdrop for visitors and sometimes it seems as if it runs like a well-oiled machine. In order for a city to function and have a great designer’s look, there are urban and town planners that help arrange different facets of the city. 

Without someone who planned the layout of the

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If you're in the market for buying a new home, there are a number of factors that affect your decision. Things like school ratings, neighborhood crime watch, and local shops and eateries are important.

But most people neglect to weigh the pros and cons of living in a gated community. So are gated communities safer? Read on to learn more.

Safety within a Gated Community

When looking for a home, you might already have a list of things that are important to you. Living in a gated community might help check off some of those factors on your list.

A private residential community provides a number of safety perks. For any visitor to access your home, they'll have to go through a security gate and/or guard. This adds an extra layer of safety to

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Whether your house flooded from a plumbing failure or a severe storm, it's always a homeowner's nightmare. Even before you start trying to clean a flood in your house, you have to consider you and your family's safety and health.

Floods are dangerous so it's always best to call in a professional plumber, electrician, and flood remediation company. You don't want to start wading through the water trying to salvage your personal possessions. Stop and think about the dangers, such as live wires lurking under the water or contaminated water, mold and mildew.

The first thing to do is to make sure you're safe and then deal with the flood repairs needed for your home. Are you confused about what to do after a flood in your house? Read this guide to find

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