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5 Home Maintenance Tips For Winter

As mother nature becomes prepared to move from fall to winter, Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty wants to help you tackle some important household maintenance tasks that will ensure your house stays safe and warm during these cold weather months.

From the attic to the basement, “Holly’s 5 Winter Home Maintenance Tips” will save you money on your energy bills, keep your hoses and faucets from freezing, and help your heater hum with efficiency. So, grab your toolbox and get started on these December chores, courtesy of your neighborhood North Shore realtor.

Tip #1: Insulate Exposed Water Pipes: A frozen or burst pipe is a very unpleasant winter surprise, so it’s a good idea to insulate water pipes in a crawlspace to reduce the chance of freezing.

Tip #2: Winterize Outdoor Spigots: It’s important to drain and cover outdoor hose faucets to prevent the pipes and spigot from freezing.

Tip #3: Disconnect Those Garden Hoses: Now is the time to head outside and drain your garden hoses before freezing weather arrives. Hoses left attached and full of water can be ruined if the water freezes and splits the hose.

Tip #4: Insulate Drop Down Attic Stairs: While you’re in the attic, don’t forget the attic stairs! Drop down attic stair ladders are notorious for leaking precious heated air into the attic and reducing the energy efficiency of your home.

Tip #5: Replace Your Furnace Air Filter: The air filters on your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system needs to be replaced every 1-3 months to keep the air in your home clean and flowing freely. A high-quality air filter is the best choice to remove mold, pollen, and other microscopic particles from the air.

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We are committed to working towards helping your family achieve their real estate goals Winter – Spring – Summer – or Fall! Contact Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty 60 Bay St. Suite 701 Staten Island N.Y.10301 Today! Office: #718-702-6848 or #917-414-0847

John & Jennifer- Silver Lake

Happy Couple Holding a "SOLD" Sign Celebrate in front of their new home

John and Jennifer were excited to start their home search on Staten Island’s North Shore after the arrival of their precious Baby girl! I was committed to finding Jennifer & John a home that fit their specific needs, and dedicated to negotiating the best price and terms to make the deal happen!

This is what the Happy Clients had to say about their home buying experience…..

Holly is professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. She understood our needs and steered us towards properties that met our requirements. She is very patient. She wasn’t just interested in selling us A house. She wanted us to find THE house. She even offered assistance post-close. She helped us find contractors and I can still rely upon her for assistance. You don’t just get a realtor with Holly. You get a friend.

7 Fall Home Selling Hints For Staten Islanders

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FALL is our favorite season at Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty! The cooler weather and falling leaves create the perfect backdrop for embracing family traditions like apple picking and pumpkin carving. While spring is considered the “peak” real estate season to sell a home, the romanticism of fall can absolutely help maximize your bottom line. As your trusted realtor, we’ve put together a list of “7” Fall Home Selling Hints for attracting autumn homebuyers.

Tip #1: Bring in the Light: As the days get shorter, the sun sets earlier, making homes appear darker. Adding extra indoor light with floor lamps and battery-operated candles can help brighten up a home. Consider solar-powered landscape lighting for outdoors.

Tip #2: Flexibility Sells a Home: Cooler weather means more outdoor activities for families. It helps to be flexible with showings, which may include evenings and weekends. As your realtor, we aim for minimal disruption and optimal results.

Tip #3: Too Much Seasonal Decorating Can Hurt: As you decorate for the holidays, remember less is more. Potential buyers need to see themselves in your home and too much seasonal décor can be distracting.

Tip #4: Show Them Your Cozy: Help potential buyers see the cozy corners of your home. Light fireplaces and show off finished basements for hang out space. Let them know they could spend a few cold months comfortably indoors.

Tip #5: Check the HVAC: You want the air inside your home to smell fresh. Have you HVAC system checked before you need to turn on the heat. If you discover problems with the furnace, it’s better to fix them before your home goes on the market.

Tip #6: Prepare Some Autumn Edibles: Bring autumn scents indoors! Set out freshly baked pumpkin cupcakes or simmer hot apple cider on the stove. Put a tray of cinnamon sticks on the counter, prop open a cookbook to an autumn stew, or fill a bowl with crisp red apples.

Tip #7: Make Your Windows Sparkle: Rain and wind from over the summer months can make your windows dusty or streaked by autumn. You might not notice smudges, but your buyers will. To sell your home, make your windows sparkle.

Be sure to follow Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and of course, Instagram! Visit our Instagram page every Thursday for more “Holly’s Home Selling Hints!”

Whatever the season, Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty is here to represent “you.” We are committed to working towards helping your family achieve their real estate goals 24/7, 365 days a year.

Contact Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty 60 Bay St. Suite 701 Staten Island N.Y.10301 Today! Office: #718-702-6848 or #917-414-0847

7 Home Selling Hints For Staten Islanders

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They say, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” At Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty, we understand selling your home can be stressful. We can help you diminish some of that anxiety by teaching you ways to prepare your home for potential buyers. As an experienced realtor, I know the process of “staging” property is vitally important! From the moment, you commit to marketing your home for sale, our firm will commit to transforming your home into a place that potential buyers can easily picture as their own. As part of our realty services, you will have our undivided attention, guiding you through every step of the home selling process.

This summer, Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty offered “7” fantastic Home Selling Hints on our Instagram Page. You can set the stage for success with these tips for selling your home, and we guarantee you will see results — FAST.

Tip #1: Make Your Home Sparkle: Presentation is everything. Buyers love clean and spacious homes. If you really want to dazzle them, brighten your home by removing clutter from countertops, tables, and rooms. Scrub down your house from top to bottom. Make it sparkle.

Tip #2: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: If you are taking a photo of your home, be sure that the home’s yard and driveway are uncluttered. Remove bikes, garbage cans, and parked cars. The same applies for interior shots. People are looking to buy your home, not your possessions. Rely on me, as your realtor, to help you prepare your home to be “picture perfect” both inside and out.

Tip #3: Make or Offer Something Yummy: Realtors don’t put out fresh cookies just to treat buyers. A “homey” smell like baking cookies or bread can help people connect with a kitchen. Not a baker? Fake it with a scented candle.

Tip #4: Maintain A Good Flow: The last thing you want is people bumping into furniture as they tour your home. It disrupts their focus and makes your place look cramped. Do a dry run as though you’re are seeing your home for the first time and tweak anything that interrupts the “flow.”

Tip #5: Highlight Focal Points: Draw buyers’ eyes towards any special features with bright colors or accents like plants. A pop of red throw pillows can draw a buyer’s attention to that lovely window seat. A striking fern on the mantle can show off your fireplace. Accentuate the positive.

Tip #6: Make Your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa: Create the feel of a relaxing spa by stacking a few pretty washcloths tied with a ribbon. Add some scented candles and faux plants. Buy bath mats and towels in coordinating tones such as light green, blue or white.

Tip #7: Boost Your Curb Appeal: Don’t spend all your time indoors. Trim your shrubs, weed your flowerbed, fix any peeling paint, and keep the walkway clear. Just adding a row of potted plants along the walkway or a cheerful wreath for your front door can make a big difference.

Feeling more confident about selling your home after reading these tips? Are you ready to work with a realty firm that puts their clients first? Contact Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty 60 Bay St. Suite 701 Staten Island N.Y.10301 Today! Office: #718-702-6848 or #917-414-0847

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Spectacular Duplex Townhouse For Sale! 48 Bay St. Landing Q1g, St. George, Staten Island New York 10301

Spectacular Duplex Townhouse For Sale! 48 Bay St. Landing Q1g, St. George, Staten Island New York 10301

LOCATION: Historic St. George located in downtown Staten Island is the much-desired neighborhood for this spectacular duplex townhouse. 48 Bay St. Landing Q1g is a gorgeous water view property that gazes on the New York harbor. Why wait? Manhattan style living in downtown St.George, Staten Island. Looking for a unique one of a kind spectacular duplex townhouse in a gated community and an easy commute to Manhattan and Brooklyn? Here it is!

DESCRIPTION: Magnificent totally renovated & transformed 2000 sq.ft 2+ bedrooms, 2.5 baths Luxury Duplex co-op in St.George! Check it out on our featured 3D Virtual Tour link! 5 minutes to the ferry, quick & easy commute to Manhattan! Luxurious Grand Entrance with soaring 18ft. ceilings & Amazing Dramatic overhead mezzanine. Pristine Italian porcelain tile flows thru-out the entire first level.

1ST LEVEL: Tremendous living room, gas fireplace, skylight, dining room, gorgeous kitchen with exquisite maple cabinets, Silestone countertops, Bisazza tile backsplash, Electrolux & Bosch S.S. appliances, 3/4 bath & utility room. Impeccable soundproof Media Room/Bedroom with Movie Screen/motor ceiling mount. A smart home system includes entire house audio. Creston Prodigy programmable thermostat, sound control, temperature, and lighting. Additional features: 4 skylights, central A.C., security system, a comlet doorbell with camera intercom, custom lighting thru-out, new windows and front door.

2ND LEVEL: Huge master suite, lots of closets, skylights, private spa room with jacuzzi tub. 3/4 bath, 2 tremendous semi-private rooms used as offices which can be transformed into 2 private rooms. Enjoy Amazing water views & Stunning sunsets.
Preserved original century-old ceilings, ductwork & timber beams. Cleaned & restored natural brick walls.

AMENITIES: Gym, tennis courts, barbeque area, basketball court, dog run, and playground. A convenient lifestyle in the heartbeat of all that’s happening in the North Shore. Minutes to the Free Ferry, restaurants, St.George Theatre, Staten Island Yankees Ballfield, Lighthouse Museum, future Lighthouse Point and the Empire Outlets.
Enjoy luxury living in this prestigious gated community, 24hr. security and includes 1 parking space. This Amazing homes outstanding flow & energy is a delightful treat for the soul! Must see!

LIST PRICE: $795,000.

INTERIOR: 2,000 sq.ft.

BEDROOMS: 2 +

BATHS: 3

PARKING: 1 space included

GATED COMMUNITY: 24-hour security and check in at gate.

FEES: Monthly $1468.approx. Includes all except electric & cable. Approximately 30% of your maintenance fees are tax deductible.

FLOOR PLAN: Click to Download

HEAT: Gas

AIR CONDITIONER: Central A.C.

PETS: Allowed

Don’t wait on this Luxury Duplex Townhouse! Contact Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty 60 Bay St. Suite 701 Staten Island N.Y. 10301 Today! Office: #718-702-6848 or #917-414-0847

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Jan – Sunnyside

Staten Island Homes For Sale

Challenges sometimes happen when not expected. With knowledge, patience and amazing resources, I helped Jan make her home sale come together…guiding her through the entire process.

This is what the Happy Client had to say about her home selling experience:

Selling my house turned out to be way more complicated than I had ever anticipated. So many hiccups and unbelievable stress along the way. Holly was truly amazing throughout the entire process. She supported me through one of the most difficult times in my life. She was kind, patient and completely professional. Any time I had questions or concerns, Holly was always available to help me figure it out! I highly recommend Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty!

Donovan & Monique: Westerleigh

Staten Island Home Buyers

After viewing only a few homes and then finding the perfect home was a surprise for first-time homebuyers Donovan & Monique. How could this happen so fast? I Listened to Donovan and Monique’s needs and then fine-tuned their search to locate the perfect home.

This is what the happy clients had to say about purchasing their first home:

Holly is amazing! Very knowledgeable, always easily accessible and responds promptly. She addressed any concerns I had and made buying my first home an easy, smooth experience. Most importantly I always felt as if she had my family’s best interest in mind when searching for our home, she is a genuine person, not just someone looking to make a sale.

Terrence & Liz: West Brighton

Terrence and Liz were excited to become first-time homeowners with the new development changes happening on Staten Island’s North Shore. With low inventory, and seeking specific criteria in a home, it was imperative to keep a watchful eye and strike the best deal for Terrence, Liz and their family.

This is what the happy clients had to say about their home buying experience:

Working with Holly was a great experience! This being our first house purchase, I felt she took extra good care of us. She was very responsive and helpful through the entire process and I believe she truly wanted us to find the right house. We couldn’t recommend her more.

Andrea & Anthony : Latourette

As first-time homebuyers, it’s extremely important to have an understanding and have guidance during the home buying process. Knowing the present market conditions and informing Andrea and Anthony what to expect was vital.

This is what the happy clients had to say about their home buying experience :

Holly was our real estate agent, and helped us find our first home! She was extremely professional, negotiated our deal perfectly, and guided us through the entire process. As first-time home-buyers, we weren’t sure of each step of the home buying process. However, Holly continuously guided us, and was available 24/7 to answer any question or concern! She also had great recommendations for a home inspector and lawyer. We can’t thank Holly enough for her hard work throughout this entire process,and highly recommend her to anyone buying a home :)

SOLD – 34 Hitchcock Ave. Richmondtown, Staten Island New York, 10306

Move in and unpack! Immaculate & spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in Richmondtown, Staten Island. 1,280 sq.ft semi-attached home, not including spacious finished basement with backyard access. Love this renovated kitchen, bright, spacious & happy! Gorgeous all new renovated huge kitchen, custom cabinets, under cabinet lighting, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tiled floor, tumbled marble backsplash, hi-hats, lots of cabinets and convenient backyard access. Heating system & Central Air, 3 years old, Roof-1 layer & Attic Fan 3 Years Old. French drain installed, newer windows, siding & bathrooms. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Near buses, train, & shopping!

1ST LEVEL: Entrance foyer, spacious living room, dining room, updated 1/2 bath, new large EIK, door to private yard. 2ND LEVEL: Large Master bedroom, spacious hallway, 2 large bedrooms, hall closet…updated full bath, ATTIC: great for storage with electric. BASEMENT: door to private backyard, lots of storage, office/bedroom or family room, separate laundry room, 3/4 bath.
LIST PRICE: $523,998

LOT SIZE: 26.25 X 105

LOT sq.ft.: 2,756

TAXES: $5,239.

BLDG. DIMENSIONS: 16.5 x 38

BUILDING sq.ft.: 1,280 – not including basement

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHS: 3 1 FULL, 1 HALF , 1 3/4 BATH

DRIVEWAY: 2 Cars

Don’t wait on this immaculate home! Contact Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty 60 Bay St. Suite 701 Staten Island N.Y. 10301 Today! Office: #718-702-6848 or #917-414-0847

 

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