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2008 

Essex DriveStaten Island, NY 10314 Latourette Like new Two family 2100 SQ FT, Luxury home. 3 Bedroom 3 bath in main unit.    Ground level One bedroom, 1 full bath, with living room, eat in kitchen and laundry room.  Cherry wood kitchen with sliders to deck and yard, central air condition, high ha...
01/31/2008
Short term interest rates have been lowered a half percent yesterday by the Federal Reserve aka FEDS.  Long term rates will follow. Perfect time to buy is now.  Lower interest rates means lower monthly payments. It will cost you less to live in a house today then had you purchased a year ago.  Ho...
01/31/2008
Yesterday wasn't an ordinary real estate day here at Appleseed Realty GMAC real estate.  I got a call from Michelle Park Reporter NY1 News, Staten Island Unit, first thing in the morning regarding the Outlet Center now known as: Waterfront Commons in Tottenville.  My blog comment on activerain ha...
01/16/2008
Last night I attended the Special Meeting of the Tottenville Civic Association at St Marks Church.  I could guess about 75 people were there along with two uniformed police officers,  the project manager Joseph Margolis, and the Engineering Consultants, the Realtor selling the project.  To their ...
01/15/2008
Last night at 6:00 PM I had an appointment to show a property in Tottenville. A newer Colonial tucked at the South West corner of town. It was dark and raining when I got there, and the house vacant. But, I could stand on the front step under the roof canopy and not get wet.  I am working with cu...
01/15/2008
Today when I came home from work I found on my door step a bright green flyer from the Tottenville Civic Association; Informing of a joint meeting with the Pleasant Plains and Richmond Valley Civic Association, next week.  A 200 Store outlet to be considered for this area.  The developer of the p...
01/11/2008
A 1031 exchange is the sale of a property in exchange for a like kind property purchase.  The exchange would qualify the gain of relinquished property as tax differed.  Like Kind Properties: two family residence - rental portion only office building industrial warehouses retail stores multi famil...
01/09/2008
The American Dream. I sent out an email to Friends, Family and Associates, also made a few phone calls, asking a reply in one sentence or one paragraph; The question : What is The American Dream? I promised to post only the replys first Name and State of residence, to remain anonymous. The reply ...
01/07/2008
The Internet has changed the way we shop for homes is safe to say. And one change for the Home Buyer is the "MLS auto email" feature. How does it work? A Home Buyer calls their local Realtor and goes over what they are looking for in a house. Amount of bedrooms needed, amount of bathrooms needed,...
01/02/2008
New York Housing Statistics Reportcompiled by the Staten Island Board of Realtorsprepared by Concetta Pepenella of Appleseed Realty GMAC real estate month of December 2007 NUMBER OF HOUSES SOLD THIS MONTH   187AVERAGE SELLING PRICE THIS MONTH  $470,736.AVERAGE DAYS ON THE MARKET THIS MONTH  128NU...
01/02/2008
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