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Home Prices Still High- But How Strong Is This Market For Sellers?

November 9th, 2018

Strange things seem afoot as statistics appear to contradict themselves. But with a closer look, we can still see a trend in the Staten Island market.   We have been commenting each month for awhile now on a market slowdown. Note that this is different from a market decline. Prices are still ...

Market Activity Steady Or Stalled- Which Neighborhoods Are Hot? (October Market Report)

October 15th, 2018

    Activity through the end of September was a mixed bag. While the interest for Staten Island properties remains steady, demand is slowly pulling back.   The average sale price in September rose about $10,000 since the previous month to $571,546, but only $8,000 over September l...

Home Prices On The Decline- Are Sellers Missing The Boat? (September Market Report)

September 7th, 2018

  Based on rising inventory over the last several months, we had to assume that prices would eventually fall along with demand. Well it finally happened!   And it’s significant. While small price fluctuations are normal and not indicative of a consistent trend, the average sale pr...

Don’t Let High Prices Deceive You- Staten Island Market Shows Signs Of Slowing Activity (August Market Report)

August 10th, 2018

  Is this the very beginning of the end for this wild ride in real estate?   Now that the most recent month's data is in, real estate stats have certainly plateaued since the May-June price increase. But more importantly, active listings are still up considerably since last year. &...

Wild Real Estate Snapshot Appears To Contradict Itself: Staten Island Market Report July 2018

July 6th, 2018

Market leading indicators show concern, but are not yet reflected in the most recent home sales report.   How high will home prices continue to climb?   They haven’t come down from their peak yet, as it turns out. Although home sale prices in Staten Island have bounced around sli...

A Real Estate Pullback May Be Coming: Should You Sell Now?

June 18th, 2018

Is the Staten Island market topping out, finally?   Not so fast- it’s still a hot market and may be too early to call, but several key indicators were down in May. Average sale prices fell around $10,000 since the month of April to $566,449. Sold-to-list price ratio dropped about half a...

What are the best Florida cities to retire in?

June 4th, 2018

Retiring in close proximity to Florida's 663 miles of beautiful beaches is simple!   As you are probably aware, Florida is one of the world’s top retirement destinations for both American citizens and international buyers.  The climate is certainly a factor: summer highs tend t...

Odds Remain In Sellers Favor- But Could Speculation Be Inflating Value?

May 7th, 2018

  Fans of The Hunger Games will be familiar with the line, “May the odds be ever in your favor.” This refers to the characters’ odds for survival. Over the past few months, we’ve concerned ourselves as to whether the odds will remain the seller’s favor. Based on t...

Staten Island Home Prices at Record High and Retail Spaces Attempt To Modernize

April 10th, 2018

After coming down slightly in February, March’s average home sale price climbed right back to reach a record high for the second time this year. Staten Island’s average home will now cost $574,494.   The average sale price has changed little over the past three months however, so ...

Stock Market Frenzy Did Not Crush Buyer Confidence- Home Prices Still Very Strong

March 8th, 2018

Though the average sale price fell over January's record high, our indicators all show the demand is still strong in the seller's favor.   February's average home sold for $568,102, a slight drop from January's average price of $573,059. The total volume of homes sold in State...

Financial Crisis Timeline: 2009- How a Near Apocalypse Affected Real Estate (Part 8)

February 20th, 2018

2009 will go down in history as one of the wildest rides in both local real estate and the entire American economy as a whole. January 2009, where home sale numbers on Staten Island hit lows not seen in over a decade, transitioned into a summer and fall season where sales numbers peaked at 2 year hi...

Financial Crisis Timeline: May - July 2009 (Part 7)

February 20th, 2018

May 19, 2009 The U.S. Senate passes a credit card reform bill, and President Obama signs what will be known as the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 the following day. Amidst huge of public bailout dollars being doled out, predatory lending practices in the credi...

Home Prices Rebound, Reaching Historic Highs! Real Estate Market Report, January-February

February 14th, 2018

  Inventory plummets, making the Staten Island market white hot for sellers   After a prolonged stalling over five months straight, the longest in recent memory, Staten Island home prices headed upward again. The $21,000 average price increase rose at the same time days on the market fe...

Financial Crisis Timeline: March - May 2009 (Part 6)

February 12th, 2018

March 2, 2009   AIG needs another $30 billion under TARP, sparking concern that bailout money is being placed in a vacuum.   March 9, 2009   An astounding waypoint has been reached in the recession, as Wall Street loses more than a decade’s worth of growth. To date, this d...

Financial Crisis Timeline: February 2009 (Part 5)

February 12th, 2018

February 17, 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009   A massive economic bill known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was officially signed into law by Pres. Barack Obama. The nearly 800 billion dollar bill will push the federal deficit to unimagined hei...

Financial Crisis Timeline: December 2008 - January 2009 (Part 4)

February 12th, 2018

  December 1, 2008   A report from the National Bureau of Economic research confirms United States economy entered a recession in December 2007. From the public's perspective, it equates to a weatherman calling for rain three days after it already happened. President-elect Obama beg...

Financial Crisis Timeline: November 2008 (Part 3)

February 12th, 2018

November 10, 2008   The Obama Administration's transition from the Bush Administration comes amid economic chaos, a series of difficult policy decisions to rectify it, and wars on two fronts.   AIG front and center... Public ire grows and becomes a security concern.   AIG ne...

Financial Crisis Timeline: October 2008 (Part 2)

January 19th, 2018

October 1st, 2008 to October 10th 2008.   America’s financial crisis descends in cataclysmic fashion as Dow Jones Industrial Average free falls nearly 2000 points. The global economy follows suit. This marks the worst weekly fall in the stock market’s history.   Fueling the...

Financial Crisis Timeline: September 2008 (Part 1)

January 18th, 2018

September, 2008 -- the financial industries bills came due, with no cash to pay. "Liquidity" was the 2008 buzzword; September 2008 was the buzzword’s start date.   Here is a timeline for how the rest of September shook down.     September 10, 2008   Hammered by the l...

Closing Out 2017 With A Market Slowdown in Real Estate Values

January 9th, 2018

New real estate analysis show market is settling down   Real Estate Market Snapshot By The Numbers   At an average sale price of $550,027 in December, Staten Island home values fell for the first time in several months. But more importantly, the fluctuations we have seen over the last ...

Is Time Running Out For Homeowners To Maximize Value?

December 7th, 2017

Real Estate Market Report: November 2017   For the fourth straight month in a row, home prices in Staten Island have continued to flatten out. Homes are no longer fetching huge gains like they have been over the past two years. Investors and sellers may have to switch up their approach. &nbs...

Agent Interview: Meet Fran LaPera!

December 1st, 2017

Meet Fran LaPera she has been a resident of Staten Island for 8 years. Originally from Brooklyn, she moved to New Jersey, where she lived for 22 years before coming to Staten Island to be close to family. From her own experience, Fran is highly knowledgeable when it comes to moving from borough-to-b...

Real Estate Myths Debunked: Do I Need A 20% Down Payment?

November 28th, 2017

This is Part 1 in our series: “Real Estate Myths Debunked”.    One of the biggest hurdles for home buyers is securing a down payment on their mortgage. This is especially true for first time buyers who do not have equity from a previous home sale.   Down payment gives ...

Will Housing Costs Improve In Staten Island Market?

November 14th, 2017

Several economic signals show that while Staten Island’s home affordability continues to be a problem, the craze is likely slowing down.   As we touched on in last month’s report, Staten Island home prices show signs of leveling out as of late. The latest median sales figure of $5...

Agent Profile- Meet Christine Romano

November 13th, 2017

Meet Team RealEstateSINY.com`s very own Christine Romano. Known amongst her clients for great customer service, consistent communication and strong attention to detail. Working with consumers and reaching the goals to create the overall product, whether it involves leasing, selling/buying ...

Agent Profile: Meet Elizabeth Del Priore

November 2nd, 2017

Our agents all have their own flare and thing that makes them unique. Meet Elizabeth DelPriore, she has been with RealEstateSINY.com since it`s opening in 2010. Elizabeth earned a Top Producer award at the age of 25 as the youngest Top Producer in the history of Staten Island in her first year and h...

October Homes Sold with RealEstateSINY.com

November 1st, 2017

    RealEstateSINY.com`s agents were hard at work this month selling across Staten Island. Take a look at what houses sold in your area.  South Shore: 74 Heinz Ave in Great Kills was a three bedroom two and a half bath colonial home sold for 579,000. The first floor features an op...

Staten Island Skipped On New Select Bus Service Proposal

October 25th, 2017

The forgotten borough has been forgotten on the new bus map, according to a proposal released by the city this week.   Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday a planned addition of 20 Select Bus Service routes to “all five boroughs” when the city’s report was released. But ...

Adding Value To Your Home Part II:

October 20th, 2017

Hey all,   We are back giving you guys more helpful hints on how to add value to your homes. If you haven`t yet check out our latest video on the real estate statistics of September 2017 to learn more about homes on the market and about the future for both buyers and sellers.   So her...

Adding Value To Your Home: Part 1

October 13th, 2017

Hello All!   Is your house on the market but not selling? Or maybe you're looking for some helpful hints on what to do to earn that couple extra thousand you feel your home deserves. Don't get discouraged - there are ways to add value to your home without breaking the bank.   1...

Is Staten Island’s Real Estate Market Poised for a Plateau?

October 12th, 2017

  How high will home prices fly? If recent numbers are any indication, perhaps not much higher.   With a median sale price of $526,000, the typical Staten Island home increased 10.7% over the previous year’s numbers. However, it has actually declined over last month. August&rsqu...

Bidding Wars and Low Inventory: Staten Island Real Estate Market Report, August 2017

September 29th, 2017

  The Staten Island real estate market inventory tightens as prices continue to soar at breakneck speed. Driving the demand for home purchases is the historically low supply- far more people are lining up to buy homes than there are willing sellers available.   Let’s look at the n...

Why Sell with Real Estate SINY Part III

September 27th, 2017

We mentioned it in our first segment, but with new cutting edge software to determine the value of your home we separate ourselves from any other real estate company in the market. This one of a kind program gives Staten Island homeowners a say on their properties home value for life.   Say y...

Why Sell With RealEstateSINY Part II

September 22nd, 2017

We spoke about our home tours in our last blog. What a better way to show sellers what you would be getting than to show them. From the beginning part of the process we take the time to learn the charm of each home and what makes YOUR property unique. We highlight the best attributes of your home an...

Pedestrian-Friendly Waterfront Plaza in the Works on Staten Island

September 20th, 2017

Almost ten years ago, the New York City Economic Development Corporation released their Working West Shore 2030 plan.  The purpose of the study was to figure out ways to create local jobs for Staten Islanders, upgrade transportation networks, preserve open spaces, and improve community services...

Pedestrian-Friendly Waterfront Plaza in the Works on Staten Island

September 20th, 2017

Almost ten years ago, the New York City Economic Development Corporation released their Working West Shore 2030 plan.  The purpose of the study was to figure out ways to create local jobs for Staten Islanders, upgrade transportation networks, preserve open spaces, and improve community services...

Major eCommerce Business to Provide Jobs to Staten Islanders

September 13th, 2017

Major eCommerce Business to Provide Jobs to Staten Islanders In 1928, the Gulf Oil Company acquired a large tract of land on the West Shore of Staten Island, which was soon nicknamed “Gulfport.” There, the company began to erect an oil storage terminal, which would exist for seventy yea...

Why Sell with Real Estate SINY Part 1

September 13th, 2017

Team RealEstate SINY has been changing the real estate game since 2010. Our modern, millenial approach and our state of the art software, along with our agents make us a premier choice for all of your real estate needs. Below take a look at part one of a three part special on why we are the perfect ...

Five NYC Homes You`ve Seen in Movies

September 12th, 2017

New York City is the home of so many monumental moments in entertainment. Whether it be live on a Broadway stage or in movies, New York is represented in movies and shown to people all over the globe by just going to your local movie theater or turning on your television. Some of these sets are actu...

Four of NYC's Oldest Building Are Located in Staten Island

August 23rd, 2017

For centuries, New York City’s one common trait through that time has been its constant change. In 1839, the mayor at the time, Philip Hone, wrote “The spirit of pulling down and building up. New York is rebuilt about once in 10 years”. That being noted, it is surprising that the c...

New York City May Start Charging Residents for Garbage Collection Starting in September

August 3rd, 2017

An ongoing joke city residents know about is to not walk the streets on garbage night or you will get tackled with the pleasant scent of trash. From the mountains and walls of garbage bags see along the sidewalk, it is clear that New Yorkers produce a lot of trash. This comes to no surprise as the F...

Tech Corner: The Battle of the Smart Home Speakers!

July 12th, 2017

There is about to be a new smart home speaker in town! Apple announced and unveiled its own smart speaker at the WWDC, HomePod, which is coming out later this year and will cost $349. While Amazon Echo might have been the original smart speaker on the market, the OG, it has now joined the ranks alon...

Tech Corner: Facebook Is Launching Apps to a TV Near You!

June 22nd, 2017

Facebook is trying to compete with YouTube by creating TV applications as well as adding additional features to their website and current apps. Facebook wants its users to upload more videos to their pages, therefore allowing other users to watch more videos. That is why Facebook is making a couple ...

Congressman and MTA Want To Bring Back Two-Way Tolls on the Verrazano Bridge

June 20th, 2017

From 1964 to 1986, the toll for the Verrazano Bridge was collected in both directions. The Verrazano Bridge switched to one-way tolling for drivers, paying westbound into Staten Island only. The MTA has plans on bringing back two-way tolling again since booths are being removed. Local Congressman Da...

Tech Corner: Apple WWDC Keynote Breakdown!

June 15th, 2017

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC 2017, Keynote event took place on June 5th, giving us all the latest hardware and software updates the company will be releasing within the next couple of months: everything from iOS 11, Macbooks and iMacs, iPads, and even a competitor for Amazon&r...

Rentals for Tiny Houses on Staten Island for This Summer!

June 14th, 2017

Who says your need to leave Staten Island to find a relaxing and trendy escape? If you have ever watched Tiny House Hunters on HGTV, then, like us, you must be curious about the tiny house lifestyle. This trend is not exactly a thing in New York City, unless you count some of the tiny apartments th...

Tech Corner: Can Grillbot Make The Perfect Father's Day Gift?

June 7th, 2017

Did you just realize that Father’s Day is June 18th and you only have less than 9 days to get him a gift? Have you been well aware that Father’s Day is approaching but still have no idea what to get? We want to help you give the Dad in your life the best gift this year, that is not a tie...

Did You Know: The Buyer’s Database Feature on SI-DEX

June 7th, 2017

Welcome to the "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions you can use to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. This week, we are going to explain to you what the buyer’s database is and how to view potential buyers for you home!...

Tech Corner: Could The Staten Island Expressway, Belt Parkway, and BQE Benefit from Elon Musk's Boring Tunnel?

May 19th, 2017

There are not many souls on Staten Island who will admit they love traffic. The overwhelming agreeance that it is awful is almost a landslide. With Memorial Day marking the start of beach season for the summer, it also marks the beginning of “Shore Traffic”. While many of us cannot come ...

Tech Corner: Get Connected While Camping With Qube!

May 12th, 2017

2017 has been the year that has been flying by! While we are still in shock that it is already May, we are also getting prepared for the Summer months and the activities to follow. If you are a camper, you are going to want to invest in Qube, the tents with a quick pitch for modular camping for a ne...

Tech Corner: Say Goodbye To Your Dustpan And Hello to EyeVac!

April 21st, 2017

Spring cleaning time may have passed us but sweeping is a year-round chore we will never be able to turn our backs on. Even if it is hurting our backs to bend down and gather the dirt pile with the dustpan, that just seems to never want to pick up everything. This company came up with a better solut...

Tech Corner: Give Your Pets Their Own Tech Gadget with Pebby!

April 14th, 2017

With our day-to-day schedules, having to leave our pets home alone, we end up leaving the house each day for work feeling guilty. Then, returning home from work, we sometimes to not have the luxury to give our all the attention. If you are like us, your pets are a part of your family and you want to...

Tech Corner: Do Not Leave For a Day Outing Without Boost Band!

April 7th, 2017

The start of music festivals begins next week, as we kick into the start of Coachella! Whether it is the shows you want to share, the moments with your friends, or other adventure throughout the summer, do it without risking a power drainage of your devices. During an outing such as these, you start...

Tech Corner: Why You Need An Air Fryer In Your Healthy Kitchen!

March 31st, 2017

Whether you are fully devoted clean eater or trying to cut back on some fats and calories, it is time to add an air fryer into your kitchen! This is going to be the right appliance that will adapt to your healthy eating needs, making the air fryer the perfect solution and addition to your countertop...

Grants and Funding Providing Staten Island's North Shore With a Chance for Renovations!

April 3rd, 2017

The city will grant the North Shore neighborhood's that are considered Downtown Staten Island $1.54 million dollars. This grant will be distributed for the next three years. This amount of money will help the small local businesses and independent shops along Bay Street. With private developmen...

Fearless Girl Is Here To Stay in New York City!

March 29th, 2017

Right before International Women’s Day, a 50-inch bronze statue of a girl was placed across from the Financial District’s “Charging Bull”, just two blocks away from the Staten Island Ferry Whitehall Terminal on the Manhattan side. The statue was originally given a temporary p...

Tech Corner: Meet the GIF Bot, Peeqo

March 24th, 2017

For many of us, the dream for robots is not to invent machines as tools, but to invent a friend or co-worker. Ideally, not human-like friendship bond, but our own R2D2, BB-8, or Jarvis. While Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Amazon’s Echo are close to giving us a Jarvis-type AI, we st...

Annadale's Home Pricing Gap On The Current Market

March 20th, 2017

There is a shortage of homes on the market due to a lack of inventory. Home sellers were unwilling to list properties this winter which has led to a big gap in many homes that are being listed now. The neighborhood that is experiencing this the most is Staten Island’s very own Annadale neighbo...

Tech Corner: Organize Your Garage with Auxx-Lift

March 17th, 2017

If you are getting to the point that there is more storage in your garage than tools and cars, it is time to finally make some room in your garage again! When the attic is filled and you do not want to turn to the cost of monthly storage unit fees, the best way for us to organize our garages is with...

Tech Corner: Get Fizzics Waytap for Saint Patrick's Day

March 10th, 2017

With Saint Patrick’s Day a week away, ensure that you are drinking the freshest of your favorite Irish beer, even if it is from home! Fizzics Waytap Beer Dispenser markets itself as the tap beer created by science, using sound waves to convert the beer’s carbonation into densely compacte...

Tech Corner: Save The Earth With Elon Musk's Solar Powered Rooftop Shingles!

March 3rd, 2017

Some people compare him to an evil villain, other consider him a scientific superhero; The real-life Captain Planet, Elon Musk, the Co-Founder, and CEO of Tesla Motors and Space X, plans to save us all by reshaping the world’s use of solar energy. Over ten years ago, Elon Musk himself took ...

Tech Corner: Upgrade Your Home's WiFi with Eero!

February 24th, 2017

Eero is the world’s first home WiFi system that was designed to stay new and to get better the longer it lives in your home. About every other week, the company release software updates that will improve speed, reliability, and interoperability, as well as added new features. Now, they are rec...

Did You Know: The Future Updates of SI-DEX

February 16th, 2017

Welcome to the "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions you can use to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. This week, we are going to explain to you what you should expect for the future of SI-DEX!  ? In our next update, ho...

Did You Know: SI-DEX’s User Dashboard

February 9th, 2017

Welcome to the "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions you can use to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. This week, we are going to explain to you what the user dashboard is on the site and how to use it.    The U...

Did You Know: Question Mark Tool Tips

February 2nd, 2017

Welcome to the "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions you can use to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. This week, we are going to explain to you what the question mark tool tip is and its use for it on the site.    ...

Tech Corner: We Want An Amazon Go on Staten Island!

February 17th, 2017

Amazon has revealed plans for a brick-and-mortar grocery store with NO cashiers! If you have yet to heard about this store, Amazon Go Stores will be free of lines, registers, and no checkout! Instead of waiting in lines, customers will be able to just walk out, paying for the products using an app o...

Tech Corner: Make Your Valentine's Day HOT With The Paragon Induction Hotplate!

February 10th, 2017

As we wait patiently for Whirlpool’s Futuristic kitchen, we can begin to get used to induction cooktops now! The Paragon system brings quality to any induction cookware using temperature control instead of traditional power control. Have you ever found yourself cooking a dish and realizing ...

Impacts on Staten Island’s Real Estate Market Affected by Foreign Investments

February 7th, 2017

Over the past two years, Staten Island home sales have been robust, but there may be a hole in this market's silver lining. The capital flowing in from international buyers, mainly from China, has inflated prices in New York’s outer boroughs has found its way here. The additional investme...

Tech Corner: Cook Pizza On Your Stovetop This Valentine's Day!

February 3rd, 2017

There are many things we enjoy here at RealEstateSINY.com, but we enjoy innovations, technology, and pizza the most! So why not combine them all in one segment as the Tech Corner tells you all about the Pizzacraft’s Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven! What is great about this product is th...

Tech Corner: Lego Boost Kits Will Teach Kids to Build Robots And Code! (CES 2017)

January 27th, 2017

Lego has taken advantage of children's imagination and their interest in coding to unveil the perfect product for kids! At CES 2017, Lego introduced to us all their new toolkit called Boost! If your kid has an interest in building robots and learning how to code, read along! Lego’s...

Did You Know: Star Ratings and Value Accuracy

January 5th, 2017

Welcome to the "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions you can use to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. This week, we are going to explain to you what the site’s star ratings and value accuracy.   Each property v...

Did You Know: Compare Value and Property History - See Changes In Neighboring Property Values and Why

January 11th, 2017

Welcome to the "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions you can use to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. This week, we are going to explain to you what the site’s comparative value and property history functions are and ho...

Did You Know: Property Search Page

January 19th, 2017

Welcome to the "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions you can use to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. This week, we are going to explain to you what the site’s property search page is!      The Prope...

Tech Corner: Whirlpool's Futuristic and Interactive Kitchen Stovetop

January 20th, 2017

Last week, we talked about CES 2017 and the best smart home tech that was shown. It was clear to see that Amazon’s Alexa was taking over the home innovations. Including how the A.I assistant from Amazon, and even Amazon’s Dash service will be a part of Whirlpool’s vision of the fut...

Did You Know: Request Value Updates

December 15th, 2017

Welcome to the "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions you can use to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. This week, we are going to walk you through how you can request value updates Requesting a value update is asking for yo...

Did You Know: Receive Value Alerts From SI-DEX

December 8th, 2016

Welcome to the "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions you can use to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. This week, we are going to walk you through receiving value alerts.  Receiving Value Alerts allows you to monitor c...

Did You Know: You Can Change Your Claimed Home Facts

December 1st, 2016

Welcome to the "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions you can use to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. This week, we are going to focus on how you can change your claimed home facts.      If you already reg...

Did You Know: Claim Your Home

November 17th, 2016

Welcome to the "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions you can use to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. Something SI-DEX allows you to do is claim your home. Upon claiming your home, you will be open to SI-DEX’s feature t...

Did You Know: Registering With or Without an Agent Code

November 10th, 2016

Welcome to the "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions you can use to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. A key component to using the site is registering. If you do not log in, there are many features you will not be a...

Did You Know: SI-DEX

November 3rd, 2016

Welcome to our first "Did You Know" blog; a blog that will explain all the functions available to navigate and use RealEstateSINY.com’s newest website, SI-DEX. For starters, what is SI-DEX? It is a website that finally gives you a voice! SI-DEX is a free home valuation system for S...

Tech Corner: CES 2017's Smart Home Technology To Watch Out For!

January 13th, 2017

Last weekend, CES 2017 was in full swing, debuting the newest technology to come to the market; everything from rideable gadgets, wearable devices, self-driving cars and smart home technology! Now that the Las Vegas convention is over, we have the five smart home technology trends you are going to w...

Tech Corner: Switching From the iPhone to Google Pixel, and Other Android Devices

January 6th, 2017

Now that the holidays are complete, we have had some time to get adjusted with our new gadgets. If you were part of the many that switched from iPhone to the Google Pixel, you may have also been amongst the few who learned that the switch was not as simple as marketed. In October 2016, Google ann...

Tech Corner: Holiday Tech Gift Guide

December 16th, 2016

Time is starting to dwindle down, and the holidays are vastly approaching! We have gathered all the Tech Corner’s made throughout the year of 2016, and compiled them into one helpful list for you to finish conquering your holiday shopping! Below is four sperate list, broken up into categori...

New Safe Cycling Plans for Staten Island, Yet, Still No Citi Bikes Here

December 14th, 2016

Riding a bike as a mean of transportation has grown greatly in New York City and Staten Island is starting to action to it. The city plans to curb the speeding and improve safety for the cyclists, starting with Stapleton.  The Department of Transportation has added bike lanes to the section of...

Tech Corner: Why Stream, When You Can Now Download Videos From Netflix!

December 9th, 2016

With the holidays upon us, we are not looking forward to long car rides or traveling to relatives out of state. However, we do not have to look at the buffering circle while in route to our destinations. Netflix has announced the launch of offline playback! Despite Netflix executives saying in ea...

Tech Corner: Juno Mirror is the First Smart Makeup Mirror

November 18th, 2016

Why do your makeup with a traditional mirror when you can have a smart mirror with great lighting that can be adjusted! Juno Mirror is the first smart makeup mirror that is currently under $50.00! Not only is it a mirror, but it can be transformed into a lamp and has a smartphone application. You...

Tech Corner: Can China's New Train Design Help Staten Island?

December 2nd, 2016

China is planning to build a train that would connect them to the United States. But the first question that comes to mind for us is when will Staten Island get a train to connect to Manhattan or the other boroughs? In the early 20th Century, there were plans for a Staten Island Tunnel that would...

Homeowner of the 16-Foot T-Yard Sign Gets Hit With A Fine

November 22nd, 2016

Before Thanksgivings comes around, and we try to reframe ourselves from discussing politics at the holiday dinner table, let's get it out of our system with this opinionative polling: We are all quite familiar with the American Flag "T" sign that stands on a lawn in front of a home in Castleton ...

Tech Corner: Did the Apple and Microsoft Events Beat the Made By Google Event?

November 4th, 2016

Between the Made By Google event, Apple’s most recent Keynote, and Microsoft’s “Creators Update” event, we have many new products to look forward too! After seeing what Google has in store for us, let’s dig into the Apple and Microsoft events: Will they have products wo...

With two weeks to go our Presidential poll: Is it Clinton or Trump?

October 24th, 2016

Staten Island You Decide in our Presidential Poll!  There is little doubt, the nature of this year's presidential campaign is probably one of the most contentious in Amercian History. In many instances both candidates leveling serious charges at one another. Leaks from Wikileaks ...

Tech Corner: K-Safe Will Stop You From Binging, Spending, and Over Using!

October 21st, 2016

Are you nervous with Halloween being so close that the candy your kids bring home will mess up your diet? How about overspending for the Holidays? Do you want to control either your social media addiction or your kids electronic game use? This all can be majorly reduced with the help of K-Safe. T...

Tech Corner: Google Home VS Amazon Echo!

October 14th, 2016

Amazon Echo was sitting proudly on the top of the market, being the only smart speaker around since 2014! On October 4th, 2016, Google hosted their Made By Google event announcing many products, including their own smart speaker called Google Home. Let the battles begin! Amazon Echo VS Google Home: ...

SI-Dex updates home values in Staten Island’s Dongan Hills Community and the DEX effect.

October 26th, 2016

Okay, let’s start by saying I love data, but often, like robots, it doesn’t understand us, humans. Well, the is one most important variables is how real people evaluate property value. However, that’s also where SI-DEX shines in comparison to other web-based platforms; local people...

Home For Sale: 251 Brookfield Avenue, Great Kills, 10308

July 6th, 2016

Located in a very quiet residential tree-lined block in Great Kills, sits 251 Brookfield Avenue. The semi-attached colonial home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with heavenly features! Drive up the wide street and notice that there is plenty of parking on the block. There is also a driveway i...

Home for Sale: 24 East Tenafly Avenue, Annadale, 10312

July 13th, 2016

Travel down the dead end block and come across this brick front raised ranch home. Located in the Staten Island neighborhood of Annadale, 24 East Tenafly Avenue is a single family semi-attached home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This home has a fully paved driveway that fits up to two cars...

SI-Dex takes on the Ranch Style Home Challenge.

August 14th, 2016

One of the more challenging aspects of making SI-Dex was how to incorporate vast amounts of housing data and make it beneficial to consumers. One thing for sure, too much of today’s “real estate valuation modeling” has inherent flaws because data alone cannot justify human factor...

Home For Sale: 321 Mersereau Avenue, Mariners Harbor, 10303

June 29th, 2016

321 Mersereau Avenue is a cozy one family semi-attached townhouse for sale in Mariners Harbor. The home of three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms is located on a quiet side block, that is private, yet easily accessible. With the home located as an end unit, it includes a nice size yard in the front and s...

New Home For Sale: 94 Northfield Avenue, Mariners Harbor, 10303

June 22nd, 2016

This one family semi-attached home is located on a quiet block in Mariners Harbor. 94 Northfield Avenue has three bedrooms and two and half bathrooms, and is currently on sale on the market. The vinyl exterior of the home’s adobe is accompanied by the classic home looks of a white fence and r...

Spotting the Red Flags on the offer placed on your home.

June 17th, 2016

There is no shortage of angst when a potential buyer puts an offer on your home and then starts re-evaluating their decision shortly thereafter. As a Realtor, I have become accustomed to the nitty gritty of the psychology behind the thinking of a homebuyers decision that leads them to back away fro...

Home Sales Report for March 2014 to February 2015

March 2nd, 2015

Welcome back to SI-DEX Home Sales Report blog! We have analyzed and measured the sales data to bring you the top five homes sold in Staten Island, along with the neighborhood, the type of home, prices, and the details. The latest release of publicly recorded home sales ranged in the Annadale and To...

Home Sales Report for October, 2014

November 3rd, 2014

Welcome to the first SI-DEX Home Sales Report blog! We have analyzed and measured the sales data to bring you the top five homes sold in Staten Island, along with the neighborhood, the type of home, prices, and details. The last release of publicly recorded home sales ranged in the most outstanding...

Welcome to the new SI-Dex at RealEstateSINY.net

June 16th, 2016

The team at RealEstateSINY.com is excited to announce the launch of its revolutionary market platform, SI-Dex. This hybrid model combines known market factors with an evaluation of each home’s unique features to generate the most accurate price the house would typically fetch today. Tradition...

Meet SI-DEX at the Richmond County Fair

August 24th, 2015

Have you ever discovered your home value online and believed that your home cost more than shown? What if we told you you can now challenege that value!  Come to the 36th Annual Richmond County Fair this Labor Day weekend, September 5th, 6th, and 7th. Visit the RealEstateSINY.com booth and you...

Why do you choose to not use a real estate company?

November 8th, 2015

There are some people out there that are ready to sell their home, or even buy a home but do not feel the need to use a real estate company to help them with this service. What is it that disconnects you with using a real estate company? People seem to not trust real estate companies and it is ...

Late Spring Housing Market Continues its Hot Streak.

February 9th, 2015

The real estate market in July came in at full force, showing improvements across the board! July is typically a high point each year when it comes to real estate transactions. In chilly New York, buyers venture out of their parkas during the spring thaw, with final sales climbing to a spike in the...

Staten Island's Summer Home Sales Number Continue to Impress

February 9th, 2015

With the summer drawing to a close, our company saw a recent jump in home sales for the first time in months. Within the surrounding area, the number of home sales remained steady, increasing just slightly from 305 to 310. Transactions are also closing at lightning speed. The time to clear out the ...

September sales numbers hit a plateau?

February 9th, 2015

September sales numbers hit a plateau- let’s hope it’s not a ceiling While still in line with recent months, sales stats last month show no remarkable changes overall. The liquidation speed of housing inventory had been climbing during the past quarter, but actually slowed down for the...

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