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The Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located at 17 Tompkins Avenue in Clifton.  

17 Tompkins Ave 

This warehouse and office of approximately 2,500 SF features high ceilings, mezzanine plus storage room, office, and rear yard for storage or equipment.  Access private office from Tompkins Avenue or warehouse access on Tompkins Street.  

Conveniently located on the North Shore just minutes from the Verrazano Bridge and easily accessible to all major transportation makes this an ideal location.

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

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Carlin stThe Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties are proud to announce their new listing located at 32 Carlin Street, Staten Island, NY. This beautiful all block 25 ft x 52 ft warehouse has high ceilings and a 625 SF mezzanine. The warehouse is located on a private dead end commercial block with parking for vehicles. Easy access on and off highways.


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


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This is a topic we have touched on in the past.  As we head into what we believe will be some uncertain waters over the next 24 months, we felt perhaps there was no better time to talk about what you should be looking for.  It never ceases to amaze us how many people trust the sale of their home, THEIR HOME, to agents that are not experienced.  

All too often decisions are made based on relationships.   While relationships are important, when choosing the best real estate agent on Staten Island, so many more factors should be considered.  

At Casandra Properties, we pride ourselves on excellence.  So much of the work we do is behind the scenes.  The never-ending analysis, reports, watching market indicators and factors. So, we decided to pull the curtain

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7437 Amboy RdThe summer is heating up for The Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties! We are proud to announce our new listing located at 7437 Amboy Road. Available for lease is a newly renovated 1,200 SF storefront plus 600 SF basement and private parking.  This standalone building is located on Amboy Road which is the one of main arteries of on the South Shore within the highly desirable neighborhood of Tottenville. Walking distance to schools, dense residential and convenient to all transportation. Owner may consider building to suit! 


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




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Movers Moving Casandra PropertiesMaking tough decisions is what life is about. Sometimes you are going to face difficulties, but this doesn't mean that they will last long. Moving out of your favorite home and into a new one is a huge thing. You not only have to say goodbye to the house but to the memories, you had in that home as well. Whatever the reasons are for leaving, you will surely miss that building that’s been keeping you safe you and your entire family. Click on the link for more

Moreover, not all of us have the time to pack everything up, load it on trucks, and take it to the desired destination. This is incredibly tricky if you're relocating out of state. If you don't

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We always welcome the opportunity to chat with our friends in the press.  It’s an extra special treat when we can opine about our beloved Staten Island Real Estate market. 

I had the pleasure of chatting with Tracey Porpora over at the Staten Island Advance last week about New York City’s ranking for affordability of first time homebuyer’s options.  The title of the article was Staten Island Most Affordable in NYC for First Time Home Buyers, Realtors say.

The list was published on  This personal finance website ranks a host of categories city by city related to personal finance.  

The website focuses on twenty-seven different metrics designed to factor in everything from Real Estate tax rates to property crime rankings - from cost of living

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10 WinthropThe Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located at 10 Winthrop Pl.

Conveniently located in Castleton Corners this all brick 2 family semi-attached home features a 1stfloor apartment with two bedrooms and one bath and a full walk out basement to back yard.  The 2ndfloor apartment features 2 bedrooms and one bath.  Shops and restaurants are nearby and walking distance to all major transportation.

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



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Rent regulationsWell, if you’re in the Real Estate business, by now you have probably read your fill of articles on the new rent regulations and how they will impact your respective portfolio.   The changes are coming fast and furious.  If you take the time to do some digging, you will find these sweeping changes are not limited to Rent Controlled and Rent Stabilized units.  Market Rate units are also significantly impacted.   Layer on top of this, New York State has amended its Human Rights Law to include Source of Income as a protected class and you have a perfect storm - and it’s headed right for the residential multi-family market in New York City.  While the sheer quantities of the housing stock in NYC and the other boroughs is significantly higher than Staten

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I was going to write this morning about all of the recent regulatory shifts in the rental market, our predictions (which have been consistent and spot on!), and how we see opportunity in this market as everyone runs for the hills.  

Instead, I woke up and nestled into my favorite blogging spot, opened my blinds and was greeted with this majestic view.   

I thought about how every day, every sunrise, we are greeted with a new set of opportunities and a bit of a clean slate.  I decided to save the heavier material for later in the week, today let’s talk about the amazing opportunities in real estate right here on Staten Island, shall we?

Staten Island, the forgotten borough, Staten Island never misses the opportunity to miss an opportunity.... remember

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What an amazing way to celebrate the birth of America.  Right here on Staten Island at Empire Outlets.  

After working on this transformative project for so many years, there is something special about each and every retail store opening.   This one, however, has been the best to date.  

We had the honor of opening Nordstrom Rack alongside BFC partners and Goldman Sachs yesterday, on the Fourth of July.  

Whether you came by Boat or Train, Car or Bus, The Staten Island Ferry delivered tens of thousands to Empire Outlets to shop till they dropped and party at New York City’s hottest block party.

We, here at Casandra Properties, saw this shift to the experiential retail market many years ago.  While so many others struggled to try and retain brand loyalty, we

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