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Posted on 09/14/2020
229 Bancroft Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306 now has a new price of $585,000!
Beautiful three bedroom ranch featuring updated kitchen, new siding and roof, Full finished basement with 3/4 bath, detached garage Tranquil block, close to...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
How Your Credit Score Affects Your Monthly Payment
Photo by Lukas from Pexels Before you even start looking for a home, you should know what your credit score is. You can pull your own credit score from the three major bureaus without having points deducted from your credit score. You should know your score since it will affect how high your mortgage payments will be, and...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
How Does Selling Through an Agent Compare with FSBO?
Photo by Paul Velgos via Shutterstock If you’ve never sold a home, you might not understand the complexities of what your agent provides for you. You could be tempted to sell your home on your own. After all, with the availability of the Internet, how hard could it be? According to most research, FSBO (For Sale by Owner)...
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Posted on 09/04/2020
85 St Stephens Place, Staten Island, NY 10306 now has a new price of $749,900!
Beautiful colonial - Tastefully decorated - gorgeous kitchen, 3 bedroom, 2 full baths - family room, sliders to yard. Water view from 2nd bedroom. 75x100 park like...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Are You Ready to Hire a Home Inspector?
If a seller accepts your offer to purchase his or her residence, it now may be time to schedule a house inspection. And if you have an expert home inspector at your side, you can get the information you need to determine whether to proceed with a house purchase. Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you evaluate...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Is Remote Home Buying the Best Option for You?
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay If you're looking to buy a new home, there's no reason you should be limited by your geographic area. In today's digital world, buying a home in another city, another state or even in another country has never been easier or more convenient. Additionally, when you buy a home remotely, you're not limited...
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Posted on 08/18/2020
85 St Stephens Place, Staten Island, NY 10306 now has a new price of $770,000!
Beautiful colonial - Tastefully decorated - gorgeous kitchen, 3 bedroom, 2 full baths - family room, sliders to yard. Water view from 2nd bedroom. 75x100 park like...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
What to Do Before Turning Your Home into a Short-Term Rental
Photo by Arek Socha via Pixabay In a bid to afford homes in high-value areas, many homeowners turn to income from short-term rentals to cover a high mortgage payment. You can benefit from this option with some caveats: Location really matters. A lot. You might advertise your home as near the coast when it’s really 20 miles inland...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Veggie Pesto Pizza w/ Homemade Cauliflower Crust
Photo by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis on Unsplash A dish just about everyone can agree on anytime is pizza, and this tasty recipe for veggie pesto pizza with a homemade cauliflower crust is a healthy alternative to delivery or frozen options. While it takes about an hour to prepare and cook, those extra few minutes of prep are well...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
The Art and Science of Home Staging
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Home staging used to be a novelty you watched on the HGTV network. At the end of the program, the hosts would show up with a truckload of furnishings and a bunch of landscaping plants, and presto — a home would be transformed before your eyes. Today, home staging is a thriving bicoastal...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Host a Yard Sale Before You List Your Residence
If you intend to sell your home, you may want to host a yard sale. Thanks to a yard sale, you can eliminate clutter from your residence. Furthermore, a yard sale enables you to connect with your local community and inform community members about your plans to list your house. Ultimately, there are many ways to ensure a yard...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
The Perks of Buying a Single Family Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay You have been in the same home for several years, but you want to move. You'll need to decide whether to rent or buy and if you decide to buy, what type of home you want. Condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes all have benefits, depending on where you are in life. Many people...
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