Staten Island Real Estate News

Real Estate statistics for the housing market in Staten Island, NY up until February of 2020.  

Number Of Listings

Active Listings Staten Island Real Estate

Active Listings

How many listings were for sale during each month. The number of active listings is a "snapshot" of active listings on the 15th of the month. Rather than showing the number of all listings that were active at any time during the month, this chart displays a representation of the number of listings that were active on one day. A trend upward or downward from month to month can be established by using the same day of every month.

New Listings

How many properties were put on the market during each month. It is the total number of listings newly added to the MLS system during the month. (All listings whose

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What if 2020 could be your biggest real estate year yet?

This can often be a very tricky market because the trends change from year to year. But by understanding the most important real estate trends of 2020, you can get an edge over your competition.

Want to learn what the trends are that are transforming the real estate market for 2020? Keep reading to discover the answer!

Real Estate Trends in 2020

1. Slowly Rising Prices

At the center of any real estate discussion are home prices. So, what's going on with home prices in 2020?

It's a bit of "good news, bad news." While home prices continue to rise from year to year, the rise is relatively slow. In fact, experts predict home prices are only going to increase by 2.8% in 2020.

Low as it may be, the constant

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When most people think of home renovations that will help to increase the value of their home, they think of things like kitchen or bathroom remodels. These are great projects to consider, but they're not the only ones that can add value when you're getting ready to sell.

New flooring can also yield a significant ROI and help you get more for your house. The key, though, is to choose the right flooring material.

Read on to learn more about the difference between vinyl vs laminate flooring so you can choose the right one for your home. You'll also get some great tips on how to shop for each flooring type.

Vinyl vs Laminate Flooring

What Is Vinyl Flooring?

Vinyl flooring is a synthetic type of flooring similar to linoleum. It's known as resilient flooring and is

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About 40% of people feel like buying a home is one of the most stressful events. There are so many questions that arise: location, price, size of the home, and more. 

Another question you might be wondering is, is it cheaper to build or buy a house? 

In this article, we will explore building a house vs. buying a house and see which decision is right for you. 

Build or Buy Homes

Pros of Buying a House

Let's first look at some of the pros and cons of buying a home that's already constructed. 

One of the best things about buying a home is that it's already built! There may be cosmetic changes that you'd like to fix, but overall, the bones of the home are in place. 

Buying a home in the neighborhood you desire is also very convenient. It can be challenging

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 This house for sale located at 245 Signs Rd in Staten Island, NY is a recently-updated condo with ample square footage.  It is located in a private community in the Bulls Head area of Staten Island. It is move-in ready, spacious, loaded with amenities, and close to shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and local/express buses.

The First Floor

245 Signs Rd House For Sale in Staten Island

The first floor features a half bathroom, dining room and sunken living room.  Sliders, which cast natural light into the space, open to a private backyard.

The Kitchen

The first floor also features a bright and beautifully updated kitchen with new wood floors, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinets, and ample countertops.

The Second Floor

The second floor

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So, you're getting ready to design your dream office and you're looking for decorating tips. Or maybe you've had your current setup for a while and it's finally time to refresh things and start over.

Regardless, you're looking for professional office decor ideas that both your team members and customers are going to love.

Well, there are a few basic tips and tricks that you need to keep in mind in order to get the results you're looking for. But once you know what to do, and what not to do, you'll be able to create a smart, fun office that everyone loves.

So what kind of office decor style works best in 2020? And what are some basic things that you can do to improve to vibes in your workplace? We've got the answers you're looking for, plus

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What if a few easy tips could transform your real estate career?

Everyone in real estate hopes to make successful real estate investments and reap the rewards. However, it is difficult to find the right tips to take your career to the next level.

Want to know what the best tips for successful investments are? Keep reading to discover the answer!

Successful Real Estate Investments

Marketplace Encyclopedia

You've heard "knowledge is power" your entire life. But for a real estate investor, it's more like "knowledge is profit."

One of the best investor tips is to fully immerse yourself in research about the market. You need to know immediate info (like the prices of neighboring homes info about local communities) as well as "big picture" info (such as what your local market

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Finding a roofing repair contractor seems like it should be easy until you start digging through the options. It can be tough to decide which contractor is reliable and reputable.

Hiring the wrong contractor could leave your roof in worse condition than when the work started. Even worse, you could end up getting scammed out of your money while the work gets left undone.

Follow these five tips for finding the right roofing contractor to avoid problems.

Roofing Contractor Casandra Properties

1. Check for License and Insurance

Contractors need a license to operate in most states. Some unlicensed contractors may still try to do jobs in the state, so verify that your contractor is licensed.

The company also needs insurance to cover liability. Request a copy of the insurance

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Did you know that the average homeowner spends around $60,400 on renovations?

From learning the most recent trends from the Land of the Rising Sun to bringing back wicker in your bathroom, there are tons of ideas you need to embrace while redesigning your home.

Are you planning on upgrading your home so it feels fresh and trendy? In this article, we'll look at some of the best home trends and design tips you need to know for 2020.

Top Home Trends and Designs to Know for 2020

1. Neutrals Are Becoming Warmer

In 2019, we saw the rise of neutrals in the home. Everyone seemed to be deciding upon interiors that were white upon white. 

Although neutral tones are still popular, the colors are changing in 2020! You will see many darker, earthen tones. 

These colors are much warmer,

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Up to 40 percent of Americans say that they found selling their home stressful.

And yet, it doesn't have to be so stressful to get top dollar for your property. You just need to know what to do to promote your home on the market.

Don't simply put your house up for sale without a second thought. You need to follow our list of five things to do before selling your house.

Check out our tips in the blog post below.

Earn Top Dollar Selling Your Home

1. Declutter Your Property Before Selling 

Up to one in four Americans say that they have a clutter problem.

Not only could they be sitting on a lot of cash, but you also can't have a cluttered home if you want to sell it.

Over the years, you have probably gathered together a lot more stuff than you need. Once you have even

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