Staten Island Market Trends 2019

For much of the country, the first quarter of 2019 provided several disruptive weather patterns that contributed to less foot traffic toward potential home sales. Coupled with low affordability, higher prices and an inventory situation in its infancy of recovering from record lows – not to mention several more days of wintry weather in April…

Two family homes on Staten Island

An Affordable Housing Alternative

While affordable housing for 1st time home buyers is hard to come by, considering a 2 family is a great alternative! Today, multifamily homes are more popular than ever among first time homebuyers who hope to reduce their housing expenses by renting out the apartments. Of the current 1,874 homes in Staten Island 447 s…

Hope for First Time Home Buyers

“Prices are rising, but in the second half of the year, the price growth has measurably slowed compared with the first half of the year,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of Realtors. “I think in 2019 we may actually have a year where income growth…

The American Dream Come True

The American Dream Come True An adult and child’s playground is coming to the Meadowlands in New Jersey! A Nickelodeon Universe will be brought to the American Dream Mega Mall, which will be the 2nd in the United States following the Mall of America in Minnesota. This projected was named “the most expensive retail project…

childproofing

How To Childproof Your Home

When you’re expecting a baby, your mind might race with all sorts of things. It’s an exciting time for sure, but it can also feel a bit overwhelming. After all, there are all sorts of things to do, and to buy, before your little one arrives. Childproofing your home should be high on the list…

The Millennial Mindset

It’s no secret that each generation is different from the one before, but when speaking about Millennial’s there is a major difference.  According to Pew Research Center analysis in 2016, 48% of women from the ages of 20-35 were moms, when women from Generation X born between 1965 and 1980 were the same age, 57%…

Chasing The Market

Chasing the market As the saying goes which do you want first the good news or the bad news? Let’s start with the good news, the sky is not falling and homes are still selling! Now the bad news, the homes that are selling are taking longer to sell and not selling for more but…