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BUYER’S FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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A buyer’s first impression of a property is imperative to the sale. Upgrading the outside of a home can make all the difference in the final selling price. The consensus among real estate professionals across the country is that homeowners have the largest return on investment with the exterior improvement of their home. Projects such as wood deck additions and siding, door, and window replacements make the top ten in Remodelingmagazine’s 2014 “Cost vs. Value Report.” According to the report, interviews with Realtors conclude that the top project is a steel entry door replacement. The project recoups 96.6 percent back on resale and along with the rest of the top 10, incredibly cost-effective. Two interior home projects also made Remodeling’s top ten list. By adding a bedroom in the attic or a minor kitchen remodel, homeowners can expect to recover a large percentage upon resale.

Overall, a remodel done well can yield a solid return on investment and increase a property’s value significantly and improving the estate can lead to quick sales. Negotiations also tilt in a seller’s favor if renovations have exceptional curb-appeal and strike a good first impression with any potential buyer.  Contact Rosa Updale (347) 415-5295 for all your Real Estate needs.

Sold Statistics– January-June 2014

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Sales By Area
Criteria: Status: S, Category: Residential Statistics for Entire Mls from 1/1/2014 to 6/30/2014
Category:1 Counties:NY085
Area # of Sales Total Sales Avg Sales Median Sales
01 Annadale 62 $33,135,748 $534,447 $503,750
02 Arden Heights 33 $9,633,250 $291,916 $272,500
03 Arrochar 11 $4,632,387 $421,126 $368,000
04 Bay Terrace 24 $8,324,500 $346,854 $369,500
06 Bulls Head 33 $13,765,900 $417,148 $415,000
08 Castletn Corner 8 $2,997,500 $374,687 $380,000
10 Clifton 12 $2,765,799 $230,483 $233,000
11 Clove Lake 21 $7,320,300 $348,585 $375,000
12 Concord 17 $4,713,000 $277,235 $275,000
13 DngnHillsB-Hylan 19 $7,450,800 $392,147 $343,000
14 DngnHillsCol 3 $2,185,000 $728,333 $740,000
15 DngnHillsA-Hylan 36 $12,959,898 $359,997 $350,000
16 Elm Park 8 $2,445,500 $305,687 $289,500
17 Eltingville 61 $27,862,900 $456,768 $435,000
18 Emerson Hill 1 $350,000 $350,000 $350,000
19 Emerson Valley 4 $2,334,000 $583,500 $602,500
20 Fort Wadsworth 9 $2,453,000 $272,555 $300,000
21 Graniteville 25 $7,199,700 $287,988 $270,000
22 Grant City 31 $10,635,000 $343,064 $350,000
23 Grasmere 19 $7,427,400 $390,915 $375,000
24 Great Kills 87 $38,354,700 $440,858 $425,000
25 Grymes Hill 20 $6,054,200 $302,710 $214,500
26 Heartland Village 65 $21,088,300 $324,435 $286,000
27 High Rock 3 $2,980,000 $993,333 $920,000
28 Huguenot 40 $19,647,876 $491,196 $450,738
29 Latourette 16 $6,558,500 $409,906 $472,500
30 Lighthouse Hill 3 $2,930,000 $976,666 $980,000
301 Livingston 2 $712,500 $356,250 $356,250
31 Lower Todt Hill 3 $1,277,000 $425,666 $465,000
32 Manor Heights 12 $5,305,500 $442,125 $451,750
33 Mariners Hrbr 40 $8,490,436 $212,260 $216,250
34 Midland Beach 16 $4,076,900 $254,806 $255,000
35 New Brighton 15 $4,297,500 $286,500 $325,000
36 New Dorp 53 $22,273,998 $420,264 $420,000
37 New Springville 32 $10,876,600 $339,893 $330,000
38 Oakwood 38 $18,604,000 $489,578 $428,500
39 Oakwood NDB 7 $2,001,000 $285,857 $260,000
40 Oakwood NDH 6 $2,916,000 $486,000 $430,000
42 Old Town 6 $2,623,000 $437,166 $479,000
44 Pleasant Plains 11 $5,443,800 $494,890 $475,000
45 Port Richmond 23 $7,326,140 $318,527 $325,000
46 Princes Bay 50 $33,359,349 $667,186 $655,000
47 Randall Manor 6 $2,698,000 $449,666 $442,500
48 Richmond Valley 2 $1,252,000 $626,000 $626,000
49 Richmond Town 21 $10,292,400 $490,114 $440,000
50 Rosebank 18 $5,597,600 $310,977 $320,250
51 Rossville 39 $13,958,749 $357,916 $315,000
52 Royal Oak 4 $2,455,000 $613,750 $610,000
53 S.E. Annadale 15 $10,465,100 $697,673 $625,000
54 Shore Acres 5 $1,382,000 $276,400 $280,000
55 Silver Lake 15 $4,971,900 $331,460 $340,000
56 Snug Harbor 11 $4,207,500 $382,500 $345,000
57 South Beach 17 $6,586,500 $387,441 $378,000
58 St. George 27 $6,902,419 $255,645 $235,620
59 Stapleton 19 $4,247,779 $223,567 $200,000
60 Sunnyside 7 $3,432,000 $490,285 $522,000
61 Sunset Hill 7 $3,478,000 $496,857 $495,000
62 Todt Hill 10 $12,830,000 $1,283,000 $1,035,000
63 Tompkinsville 5 $1,681,000 $336,200 $345,000
64 Tottenville 48 $29,556,150 $615,753 $627,000
65 Travis 24 $9,901,500 $412,562 $434,500
66 Ward Hill 1 $340,000 $340,000 $340,000
67 West Brighton 24 $7,399,500 $308,312 $308,250
68 Westerleigh 78 $33,464,100 $429,026 $409,250
69 Willowbrook 19 $6,854,047 $360,739 $350,000
70 Woodrow 15 $6,993,474 $466,231 $464,900
TOTALS 1422 $588,735,599 $414,019 $385,500
–Information on this report is not guaranteed. There is no express or implied warranty by MLS of the accuracy of information which should be independently verified.– Copyright: 2014 by the Staten Island Area MLS. Prepared by Updale, Rosa of Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 11:24 AM.


 

STATEN ISLAND SOLD PROPERTY –JUNE 2014

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Sales By Area
Criteria: Status: S, Category: Residential Statistics for Entire Mls from 6/1/2014 to 6/30/2014
Category:1 Counties:NY085
Area # of Sales Total Sales Avg Sales Median Sales
01 Annadale 12 $5,795,000 $482,916 $482,500
02 Arden Heights 9 $2,639,500 $293,277 $304,000
03 Arrochar 1 $339,999 $339,999 $339,999
04 Bay Terrace 6 $1,921,500 $320,250 $326,500
06 Bulls Head 5 $1,950,400 $390,080 $275,000
11 Clove Lake 2 $845,000 $422,500 $422,500
12 Concord 5 $1,211,000 $242,200 $258,000
13 DngnHillsB-Hylan 1 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000
14 DngnHillsCol 2 $1,445,000 $722,500 $722,500
15 DngnHillsA-Hylan 6 $2,035,000 $339,166 $365,000
16 Elm Park 1 $241,000 $241,000 $241,000
17 Eltingville 10 $4,936,500 $493,650 $467,000
19 Emerson Valley 2 $980,000 $490,000 $490,000
20 Fort Wadsworth 1 $333,000 $333,000 $333,000
21 Graniteville 3 $720,000 $240,000 $270,000
22 Grant City 8 $2,053,000 $256,625 $214,500
23 Grasmere 3 $1,055,000 $351,666 $370,000
24 Great Kills 14 $6,253,150 $446,653 $434,375
25 Grymes Hill 3 $1,556,000 $518,666 $565,000
26 Heartland Village 12 $3,694,000 $307,833 $261,500
27 High Rock 2 $2,060,000 $1,030,000 $1,030,000
28 Huguenot 5 $2,349,476 $469,895 $446,476
29 Latourette 2 $862,500 $431,250 $431,250
30 Lighthouse Hill 1 $625,000 $625,000 $625,000
31 Lower Todt Hill 1 $465,000 $465,000 $465,000
32 Manor Heights 2 $695,000 $347,500 $347,500
33 Mariners Hrbr 8 $1,381,036 $172,629 $165,000
34 Midland Beach 3 $1,145,000 $381,666 $345,000
35 New Brighton 5 $1,722,500 $344,500 $368,000
36 New Dorp 6 $3,109,000 $518,166 $519,000
37 New Springville 6 $1,758,000 $293,000 $277,500
38 Oakwood 13 $6,930,000 $533,076 $469,000
39 Oakwood NDB 1 $237,000 $237,000 $237,000
40 Oakwood NDH 2 $846,000 $423,000 $423,000
42 Old Town 1 $508,000 $508,000 $508,000
44 Pleasant Plains 2 $948,800 $474,400 $474,400
45 Port Richmond 6 $1,906,490 $317,748 $349,495
46 Princes Bay 14 $9,392,300 $670,878 $627,500
49 Richmond Town 5 $2,160,900 $432,180 $401,000
50 Rosebank 3 $805,750 $268,583 $312,500
51 Rossville 11 $3,696,000 $336,000 $303,000
53 S.E. Annadale 1 $1,325,000 $1,325,000 $1,325,000
55 Silver Lake 5 $1,818,000 $363,600 $340,000
56 Snug Harbor 1 $340,000 $340,000 $340,000
57 South Beach 8 $2,998,500 $374,812 $381,250
58 St. George 2 $550,000 $275,000 $275,000
59 Stapleton 6 $1,261,000 $210,166 $183,000
60 Sunnyside 1 $550,000 $550,000 $550,000
61 Sunset Hill 1 $390,000 $390,000 $390,000
62 Todt Hill 2 $4,575,000 $2,287,500 $2,287,500
63 Tompkinsville 1 $332,000 $332,000 $332,000
64 Tottenville 13 $7,243,000 $557,153 $580,000
65 Travis 6 $2,849,000 $474,833 $502,000
67 West Brighton 3 $993,500 $331,166 $320,000
68 Westerleigh 14 $5,894,500 $421,035 $398,000
69 Willowbrook 6 $1,495,740 $249,290 $232,370
TOTALS 275 $116,473,041 $423,538 $380,000
–Information on this report is not guaranteed. There is no express or implied warranty by MLS of the accuracy of information which should be independently verified.– Copyright: 2014 by the Staten Island Area MLS. Prepared by Updale, Rosa of Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 11:16 AM.


Home Improvement Tips: Quick Hardware Fixes

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Nothing makes a home look old like loose, broken, outdated or dirty hardware. This is especially true in kitchens and bathrooms that tend to attract a potential homebuyer’s attention. The good news is that it’s easy and inexpensive to fix these problems. A few simple changes can significantly impact the look of your home. Consider the following quick fixes to give your home a new, refreshed look:

• Cabinet Hardware: Repair loose knobs and pulls by tightening screws, replacing stripped screws, and plugging gaps with wood filler. Alternately, you may decide to replace knobs and pulls entirely. There is a wide variety of options to choose from in every price range, and from simple to ornate.

• Door Hinges: It’s common to find paint on door hinges, yet it’s an easy mistake to correct. Paint can be removed by washing it with hot, soapy water and scrubbing with a toothbrush. Afterward, use a paint stripper that is safe for all surfaces and then shine things up with brass polish.

• Door Knobs: Door knobs are everywhere in your home! Be sure that they are all tightly attached and sparkly clean to make a great impression. Use polish for brass knobs and warm water and dish soap for stainless steel and glass knobs.

 

FINISHING A BASEMENT

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Sometimes a critical selling point for a property is in its basement. The benefits of having a finished basement are substantial. Homeowners can relish in the extra space for themselves and their families. By using the area as an extra bedroom, living or recreational space, a finished basement is such an attractive asset in adding significant value to a home.

It is always advantageous for homeowners to be able to increase their property’s worth but not all basements are created equal. If you are thinking of investing your time and money into a basement remodel, there are a number of important factors to consider.

A homeowner has to consider the cost of a finished basement but also the cost to conform to the standards set by the International Residential Code. Meeting the building codes are crucial and if the requirements are not met, added expenses can be tacked on if you need to raise the ceiling, lower the floor, rebuild staircases, etc. A homeowner must take the cost of investment into account before taking any action. But with all things considered, a basement is an essential part to any property and finishing it stands as a worthwhile investment.

 

OPEN HOUSE..SUN. 6/22… SHERWOOD PLACE #A –Staten Island N.Y.

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2 Family Center Hall Colonial with Custom features throughout!

Custom Kitchen Cabinets & Granite Countertops

Ceramic Tiles in Kitchen & Baths

Gas Fireplace w/Marble Surround

Crown Molding-French Doors-Oak Stairs

Alarm-Intercom

Basement-Studio Apartment

Baseboard Heat-Central Air

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OPEN HOUSE..SUN. 6/22… SHERWOOD PLACE #A –Staten Island N.Y.

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2 Family Center Hall Colonial with Custom features throughout!

Custom Kitchen Cabinets & Granite Countertops

Ceramic Tiles in Kitchen & Baths

Gas Fireplace w/Marble Surround

Crown Molding-French Doors-Oak Stairs

Alarm-Intercom

Basement-Studio Apartment

Baseboard Heat-Central Air

Call for additional information

APPLESEED HOMES

Rosa Updale

(347)415-5295

Come see for yourself

OPEN HOUSE–SUNDAY 6/22…12p.m.-2p.m.

26 Millstone Court, Staten Island, N.Y.

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Residential – One Family Attached
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Status: Available MLS#: 1087981m
Type: One Family Attached ListPrice: $349,000
Address: 26 MILLSTONE CT YearBuilt: 2000/APROX
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10314 Style: Townhouse
Area: New Springville BldgDim: 14X35
County: Richmond BuildingSqFt: 1,300 SqFt
Condition: Excellent $/Sqft: $268.46
LotSize: 1,666 SqFt Rooms/Unit: 6/
LotDim: 14X119 Bedrooms: 3
Garage: None/0 Car(s), OffStreet, OnStreet TotalBaths: 2
Basement: Full/Finished Full/3/4/Hlf: 1/0/1
Taxes: $3,200 Zoning: R3-2
Abated: No CofO: Y
ParcelID: 02440-0017 Rented?: /
Directions: RICHMOND AVE TO PLATINUM AVE

Remarks: Conveniently located 3 bedroom townhouse with finished basement, eat in kitchen with sliders to yard. Skylight in bedroom, attic with stairs, close to shopping and transportation, near SI Mall.
Basement:   FINISHED
Level 1:   LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, EAT IN KITCHEN, 1/2 BATH
Level 2:   3 BEDROOMS, BATH Level 3: ATTIC W/STAIRS

Room Type Lvl Dimnsns
Living 1
Dining 1
Kitchen 1
MasterBedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
MasterBath 2
Interior Features Exterior Features
MasterBedrm: ShardBth Exterior: Fence, Deck
LivingRm: Combination Siding: Stucco, Vinyl
MainBath: FullBth HandicapAccess: N
DiningRm: Combination Pool:
Kitchen: EatIn, Yard/DeckAcc Yard: Back
Interior: WaterView: N
Appliances: Dishwashr, Refrig Cable: Y

Sewer: City Elec: 220 HeatSrc: Gas HeatSys: ForcedAir HeatingUnits: 1 ACSystem: Central #ACUnits:

 

Condo/CoOp/Pud Name: MILLSTONE COURT ManagingAgnt: ManagingAgntTel:
AssociationFee: 250 FeePaid: Monthly CoOpShares:
Fee-Includes:
Amenities:


–Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed–Copyright: 2014 by the Staten Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc.

Prepared by Rosa Updale of Appleseed Homes Inc. . For more information, please call (347)415-5295

ELTINGVILLE, STATEN ISLAND N.Y.

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