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Healthy Eats
As summer approaches and some of us are looking to shed some of those pounds we gained from excessively eating during this long, brutal winter I thought it would be helpful to share some of my healthier go-to restaurants on the North Shore. Let’s face it: with such a busy schedule and always being on the move, it’s tough to make time to cook and grabbing a slice of pizza seems like the easiest thing to do.

 

However, here are some places I recommend and frequently go to on the North Shore to stay on the healthier side and get that summer “bod” ready to go.

 

Call it a Wrap -1198 Forest Ave

 

Healthier wraps, pizzas, power plates, smoothies, and much more. What else could you ask for?!

 

Eat Better -400 Forest Ave

 

With four

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Famous Staten Island Residents

Although many people consider Staten Island the forgotten borough of New York City, the island has produced some of pop-cultures most famous across many industries. Some of the island’s most famous musicians include 

 

Wu-Tang Clan

This rap group assembled in the early 1990’s in Staten Island. They were considered a revolutionary rap group when they emerged on the scene. The group has gone on to become one the most well known rap groups in history. 

 

David Johansen

Johansen’s career budded in the late 1960’s where he was the lead singer of a Staten Island band called the Vagabond Missionaries. Later he also worked with the band The New York Dolls as a singer and songwriter. 

 

Joan Baez

Joan Baez career starts as far back

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Baseball

Spring training not just for baseball it applies to real estate too! 

Baseball spring training and spring time home buying or selling have a lot in common.

It’s imperative to get your team or home and finances in shape for the new season.

In this blog I will focus on the buyers!

Tips for Competing in the Spring Home Buying Market

If you're like most people, and try to buy a home in April, you'll have to be ready to jump on the home you want. Don't be indecisive. Don't hesitate! When you find it, make an offer Here are other tips to help you to win that offer:

As I mentioned in my last blog; 

  •       Getting pre-approved by a local lender is key
  •       Focus on a home that meets your requirements, price, location etc.

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Weekend GetawayWhen living in a metropolis like NYC, a weekend getaway is a must every once in a while. Here’s your guide to weekend getaways from the city. New York City is a sweet spot when it comes to weekend getaway options. North, south, east, and west of the city you’ll be able to find your local oasis. 

 

  1.     Cape Cod, MA - Four to five-hour drive from the city, Cape Cod has been a go-to vacation destination for decades. The vacation spot is known for its food, beautiful beaches, historic sites, and wineries. 
  2.     Lake George, NY - Up in the Adirondacks Mountains lies Lake George, a go-to destination for recreational activities on the lake. 
  3.     Newport, RI - Right on the water, Newport has the essential beautiful coastal beaches but also has a
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Travis Staten IslandTravis is one of the oldest and isolated neighborhoods on the island, and one of the most unique with its interesting mix of residential and industrial real estate, deep military history, proximity to all major highways and transportation, and tranquil farm-like surroundings despite being so close to so much! 

 

Originating as an old Indian village, like most nations in this great country, the area was named New Blazing Star Ferry during Revolutionary times and was a skirmish site of the Battle of Staten Island. For decades dating from 1757, the area was a major part of the route between Philadelphia and New York via the Port Richmond Ferry as well as via present-day Victory Blvd, one of Staten Island's busiest thoroughfares. When it was first

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The Hope Shoppe CPOne of the most rewarding aspects of being a commercial realtor is watching your clients enjoy success with their businesses, and watching the business transition from inception to finding its identity. In 2018, two of our clients have received notable recognition: The Coupe and The Hop Shoppe, both in Stapleton.

The Coupe, located at 379 Van Duzer St., was named by New York Magazine as Staten Island’s first “serious cocktail lounge.” The Coupe is noted for serving craft cocktails made with hand-carved ice and a curated menu of quality bar food, served in a relaxing, romantic atmosphere that extends into the wee hours of the morning.

A short walk away is The Hop Shoppe at 372 Van Duzer St., a fun, eclectic atmosphere for good food and more than 200

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The Holidays are here so let’s not forget about the furry part of our families.  While we may consider them as our human counterparts, they are not and certain items which we can handle are not tolerable to them and even dangerous. Let’s keep them safe so they too have a happy, healthy holiday season. Here at Casandra Properties, we love our pets!

Following are some tips and recommendations from the ASPCA and the American Veterinary Medical Association.   

 

Foods to avoid:

Chocolate – The toxicity of chocolate will depend on the type of chocolate and size of your pet.  Just be safe and keep all chocolate off limits and out of reach.

Sweets – Sweets which contain Xylitol have been linked with liver damage in dogs.  Xylitol is an artificial

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As real estate professionals, it’s important to stay informed when it comes to industry news. The landscape is constantly changing especially with the advent of new technology in the digital arena. This is changing the way we sell, market and purchase real estate. 

It’s been reported that a new start up called Bungalo has launched a solely digital platform where buyers can search, finance and purchase newly renovated homes. Bungalo joins a growing group of iBuying platforms that includes Opendoor, Zillow and Redfin. All of these online platforms purchase and sell homes directly to clients after renovating the houses. 

According to the Company’s CEO, Greg Stuart, Bungalo will start by selling 25 homes in Dallas-Forth Worth and 10 in Tampa, Florida,

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