The Borough President’s sponsored Summer Concert Series at Snug Harbor on Thursday evening was the perfect way to cool down on a very humid summer evening. By the time the SI Snugs started their performance, the breezes began and the Beatles Tribute Band—LoveMeDo, prompted the audience to sing along with all those favorite songs we remember from our younger days.


The Gillani Homes Charity BBQ was a great success on Friday.  Proceeds from the 50/50 were donated to the March of Dimes. Yummy food was served, music, dancing and mingling was the menu of the evening.  See following link and photos below.


Did you take your kiddies to the Tottenville Library…

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            Staten Island Board of Realtors shared an article from Inman explaining why you should never buy or sell a home without an agent. Having an agent by your side is helpful in many aspects. This is one if the biggest purchases you’ll ever make, so why take risks doing it alone without help?

Not being a realtor, there are many things you don’t know about real estate that you would need to know when buying and selling a home. A good agent helps you with the reality of real estate and what you can get for your money and how much you can get for your house. They can tell you what is worth the buy in your budget and area.

Good agents are also good negotiators and will help get you the best price for your new home.

To read the full article,…

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Recently, SILive released an article discussing why and how you should relist your home after it failed to sell. They try to help identify why it didn’t sell and provide tips on how to improve it to help it sell.

One of their tips is to adjust the presentation. Having the right photos and staging will make people want to look at the home. Update your photos to be seasonally appropriate. Having outdated photos might suggest the home has been sitting on the market a while.

Consider some small improvements. Fix up the landscaping or paint. Listen to previous agents looking at the house and ask them what changes you could make.

Hire the right agent. Pick a realtor that is reliable and will do the job right. Make sure your agent has the right…

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     Many people are concerned with the price of property taxes. The median property taxes in New York are $4,478. A recent SIlive article states that a Wallethub study ranks New York as the state with the 11th highest property taxes in the country. "New York ranked 41st overall in terms of real-estate taxes, with one of the highest effective real-estate tax rates at 1.58 percent. In terms of the state's median home value ($284,000), the annual property taxes due would be $4,478" said Jill Gonzalez, from Wallethub.

Claire Bisignano Chesnoff, broker/owner of the New Dorp-based Claire Properties, and president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors, said Staten Island is the best option when it comes to property tax throughout the boroughs. "Property…

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Moving with kids can be difficult, but SILive provided some tips to make it easier on them and you. Before the move, try to get the kids excited about the move. Show them new areas they would like to go in the new neighborhood. Show them the new neighborhood before the move and introduce them these new areas. You can also have them help pack and donate things they don’t need anymore.

Help them say goodbye to their friends. Reassure them that they will be able to stay in touch. Take photos and make a memory book with all of their friends in their favorite places. Let the kids know that they will be able to visit their hometown frequently. After the move have them help unpack and decorate. Bring them to local stores, parks and more places they would…

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Staten Island Board of Realtors shared a blog entry from U.S. News Real estate about finding the right agent. This article includes what you should look for in an agent and what you should ask them.

Ask your agent about their experience. Having an agent with experience benefits you by them having the right connections and skills to sell your house. Ask about their other clients and find out if they are a full-time or part-time agent. Make sure this agent has the proper credentials to be selling your home. Figure out what their approach would be to selling. Ask what kind of platforms will the home be listed on and what kind of photos will be posted.

Ask about former clients and if you could see their reviews from them. Even contact the previous…

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Did you visit the magnificent, completely hand-made Grotto this week during the 113th Anniversary Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society?  If not, you still have a chance to enjoy the festivities this Thursday, 7/21 through 7/24 at 7:30 at Virginia Ave. in Rosebank. On Sunday, a magician was entertaining the delighted kiddies.  Enjoy music by DJ Vin D and bands throughout the festival. Following are photos of the Grotto and surrounding altars.





Back to the Beach took place on Saturday and Sunday with the sun blazing most of the day but cool breezes made the heat bearable.  Many visitors stopped by at the Gillani Homes booth to say hello and enter the chance to win a Lottery Scratch-Off Ticket House.  See the photos below.

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This June 2016 there were no home sold in  Lower Todt Hill.

As of today,July 18th 2016, there are 03 active properties in Lower Todt Hill. The highest listing price of these properties is $1,100,000, while the lowest is $799,999.

Here is a list of all the addresses of the active listings in Lower Todt Hill:
  1. 91 Tillman Street
  2. 85 Bolivar Street
  3. 2 Townley Avenue

For more information about any of the prices for the homes listed above, give us a call at 718-442-4400.

If you're curious about your home's market value, use our free Comparative Market Analysis tool! You'll get an instant home evaluation and even a free in-person assessment provided by one of our agents at your leisure.

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This June 2016 there were 03 homes sold in Manor Heights . The highest selling price was $624,000,while the lowest selling price was $489,000.

Here is  the list of addresses of  homes sold  in Manor Heights this June:
  1. 447 Fanning Street
  2. 216 Suffolk Avenue
  3. 96 Holden Boulevard
As of today,July 18th 2016, there are 03 active properties in Manor Heights. The highest listing price of these properties is $829,900, while the lowest is $549,900.

Here is a list of all the addresses of the active listings in Manor Heights:

  1. 187 Gansevoort Boulevard
  2. 481 Gower Street    
  3. 134 Livingston Avenue  B   


 This June 2016 there were 05 homes sold in Willowbrook. The…

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This June 2016 there were 13 homes sold in  Westerleigh. The highest selling price was $717,500, while the lowest selling price was $295,000.

Here are  the address of  homes sold  in Westerleigh this June: 
  1. 219 Chandler Avenue
  2. 474 Maine Avenue
  3. 150 Manor Road
  4. 513 College Avenue
  5. 33 Westcott Boulevard
  6. 62 Markham Place
  7. 79 Byrne Avenue
  8. 12 Lockwood Place
  9. 20 Clark Place
  10. 67 Ardmore Avenue
  11. 35 Vogel Loop
  12. 441 Willow Road E 1
  13. 485-1 E Willow Road
 As of today, July 17th 2016, there are 26 active properties in Westerleigh. The highest listing price of these properties is $949,999, while the lowest is $349,000.

Here is a list of all the address of the active listings…

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