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Top 10 CommunitiesOur CEO, James Prendamano, spoke with Tracey Porpora from the Staten Island Advance to discuss the Top 10 Staten Island communities for home buying in 2019.  Staten Island residential sales remain strong across the Island with 1,358 homes sold so far, this year.  


Great Kills and Westerleigh came in as the top 2 communities for home buying this year.  “Westerleigh offers the best of the North Shore with certain South Shore elements, and Great Kills offers many of the South Shore Housing stock benefits, but is still home to transportation hubs and a manageable commute,” said James Prendamano. Annadale, Huguenot and Eltingville followed Great Kills and Westerleigh on the list to round out the top 5 communities with the most homes sold on Staten

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Movers Casandra Properties Blog

People change their location of living all the time. It might not be as frequent as let's say buying a new piece of furniture, but it happens. This can be a frustrating situation because you have to wrap everything and drag it from the entrance to the van. Lifting large items can break a bone in your body because they are just too heavy to move from one place to another. Moving furniture from one place to another is a time-consuming process. Not to mention that it is tedious and tiring.

Moreover, you don't have to do this all by yourself. Professional experts such as movers exist nowadays. They can be quickly hired. All you have to do is ask for recommendations from other people or search online for a licensed company that offers services of

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31-33 Water StThe Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located at 31-33 Water St.


This property is a fully approved, shovel ready developmental site in Stapleton, one of New York City's fastest growing neighborhoods.  Plans are approved for nine residential apartments and one commercial storefront. It's a picture-perfect location steps from Tappen Park, Urby, and Stapleton train station which is a 4-minute ride to the S.I. Ferry Terminal.  

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

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UrbyOur CEO, James Prendamano, spoke to Tracey Porpora from the Staten Island Advance to discuss how rent reform would affect Staten Island tenants and landlords.  The proposed rent reforms would prevent landlords from increasing rents to a maximum level upon lease renewals and would limit rent increases for major capital improvements. The reform also puts an end to high-rent vacancy deregulation and the 20% vacancy bonus.


James was quoted saying, “Tenants are fighting to close some of the loopholes to protect and stabilize rents.  Landlords conversely are fighting to have more control and freedoms over their assets. At the end of the day, we should be striving to find the middle ground. The city and the state continue to be more expensive and

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Empire Outlets is NYC's first and only outlet mall located right at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St George. James Prendamano, CEO of Casandra Properties, talks about his experience with this project from start to finish. Find out how long it took, where the idea came from, what challenges they faced, and more.

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Rising rentsIt’s always a pleasure to have the opportunity to discuss Staten Island Real Estate with Tracey Porpora from the Staten Island Advance. Most recently, our CEO James Prendamano, shed some light on the rising rents in Staten Island.  He was quoted saying “The general principals of supply and demand certainly apply here. As Staten Island becomes a more viable option for renters, particularly on the North Shore, the supply, which has been trending upward, simply cannot keep up with the market demands at this time.”


With all that the North Shore has to offer such as magnificent views, close proximity to public transportation and many apartment buildings offering countless amenities it’s no surprise so many people are looking to the North Shore for

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78 Fort PlThe Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located at 78 Fort Pl.  This one of a kind North Shore building comprised of over 42,000 sf is being offered for sale or long term lease. 


Enjoy access from three streets with multiple loading docks, freight elevator, passenger elevator, and great visibility. There is a private garage in addition to ample off-street parking. The property is spread out over multiple levels and as of right uses include school, long term care facilities, dormitory, philanthropic or non-profit institution with sleeping accommodations. Consult with your architect today as the property does require major renovation. 


For more information contact the Nixon McGowan Team at

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15 Storer AveThe Nixon McGowan Team of Casandra Properties is proud to announce their new listing located on the South Shore of Staten Island at 15 Storer Avenue. This brand new warehouse development includes just under 14,000 SF of both ground floor and mezzanine space over 7 bays. The property is uniquely situated on the corner of Storer and Arthur Kill Road with prime visibility. 


This project will include subdivisions of ground floor and mezzanine starting at 1,400 SF. Each of the warehouse bays feature shop bathrooms, 16’5” ceiling heights, 12’ x 10’ garage openings, an upper mezzanine space situated on reinforced concrete slabs.  The buildings will be finished with aesthetically pleasing beige stucco. Each unit will have private parking.


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Low vs High salesShockingly Low Sale


Legendary rapper 50 Cent purchased his sprawling Farmington, CT estate back in 2003 for $4.1 million, at the time, the most expensive home sale in Farmington, CT. This estate is truly like no other. This opulent 52-room estate in central Connecticut comes complete with 21 bedrooms, 19 full bathrooms, 16 half baths, and a laundry list of lavish amenities, with 50,000 square feet of living space. Aside from the standard living spaces, the home offers unique features like a board room, recording studio, multiple game rooms, a theater, a green screen room, and indoor basketball court, and a nightclub (yes, a nightclub), an indoor pool and hot tub, and a full gym. And that's just on the inside. The grand estate also offers lush

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Fulfilling Demand in Midland BeachBesides the proximity to the beach, public transportation, shopping, restaurants, ability to take a tranquil scroll along the boardwalk, Midland Beach's short distance to the Verrazano Bridge makes it a destination in demand with many former Brooklynites; many of whom still have close relatives, businesses, and maintain jobs in their former hometown. Even with all these positive traits and despite the property being located in a flood zone, Casandra Properties was able to secure a higher than average sales price for this large townhouse, selling it for top dollar in the high $570,000's. Whether you're seeking to buy or sell in a hot neighborhood or a latent one, Casandra Properties will make sure to complete the transaction at the highest level of

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