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Cangiano Estates Puts Family First

Cangiano Estates has a tag line they use in their business model, it is “Family, Home, Life”.  These are the words this successful real estate company has their team focus on when doing business with the people from Staten Island and around the world. It is a focus that many may find unique among today’s real estate industry players.

Traci Cangiano, Broker/Owner of Cangiano Estates explains that the tag line was created for her team to share in her business philosophy.  She says the motto simply means they care about families, and go above and beyond to work to benefit them and get things done as seamlessly as possible.  The idea of Home, represents how her team will stop at nothing to find a family their dream home.

“Because we believe in representing our buyers, we work very hard to advocate and represent them to the best of our ability,” said Cangiano.  “A buyer wouldn’t use a sellers attorney, so why would they use a sellers listing agent?”  she adds.

Finally there is the story of Life.  She explains that once a deal closes and there is a very happy buyer, couple or family, it is then time to move onto the next stage of their story.”People begin a new life in their new home and the chapter about the real estate transaction ends but their story continues,” she adds. “We appreciate people’s life stories and are happy to be a small part of it.”

7 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the adjective you’d use. But you knew that moving in, and now you’re ready to start making it just right.

But where to begin? How about with data? Data is that friend who tells you like it really is.

Because while any home improvement that brings you joy is priceless, not all add as much home equity as you might expect.

The “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS® has tons of data on how much improvements cost — and how much of those costs you can recoup.


Here are the best seven home remodeling projects with equity-building might:

#1 Upgraded Landscaping

This one might be a bit of a surprise. (Maybe you expected a major kitchen reno to top the list.)

But if your yard is one of your home’s imperfect parts, a little color and a touch of hardscaping can make a huge difference to your curb appeal, which is a great immediate equity-booster.

What does a basic landscaping upgrade include?

  • Flowering shrubs
  • A 15-foot-tall deciduous tree
  • A flagstone walkway
  • Two 6-by-2 stone planters
  • Fresh mulch

The cost: $4,750

The return: 105% at $5,000

#2 New Roof

If you find yourself sprinting for the buckets when it starts to sprinkle, getting a new roof should be your No. 1 to-do. Measuring rainfall from the indoors isn’t cool.

The cost: $7,500

The return: 109% at $8,150

Considering it’s what’s between you and the elements, it’s a no-brainer.

Not sure if you need a new roof? Signs you might include:

  • Shingles are missing, curling up, or covered in moss.
  • Gritty bits from the asphalt shingles are coming out the downspout.
  • The sun’s shining through your attic.
  • You notice stains on ceilings and walls.
  • Your energy bill is sky high.

#3 Hardwood Floors

You flip on the TV to see that your fave home reno-ing duo is it at again, flipping a ranch that’s stuck in the ‘80s.

They make it to the living room, pull back the dingy carpet to reveal hardwood floors in great condition. They’re psyched — and for good reason.

Hardwood floors are a timeless classic. Refinishing is a no-brainer. Neither will you regret adding new hardwood floors if you have none.

The cost to refinish: $2,500

The return: 100% at $2,500

The cost to buy new: $5,500

The return: 91% at $5,000

#4 Patio or Deck

If your home is your castle, your yard is your kingdom. After giving your yard a much-needed overhaul, you need a place to watch over you handiwork. How about that deck or patio you’ve been dreaming of?

The cost of a patio: $6,400

The return: 102% at $6525

The cost of a deck: $9,450

The return: 106% at $10,000

#5 New Garage Door

No surprise that a garage door replacement project made it onto this #winning list — a new garage door provides a big boost for your home’s curb appeal at a relatively modest cost.

The cost: $2,300 (for a two-door)

The return: 87% at $2,000

There are options galore, too. A host of factory-finish colors, wood-look embossed steel, and glass window insets are just some of the possibilities that’ll give your doors bankable personality.

#6 Insulation

Insulation is tucked out of sight, so it’s often out of mind — that is, until you’re forced to wear your parka indoors because it’s sooo darn cold.

The cost: $2,100

The return: 76% at $1,600 (plus the added savings on heating and cooling costs!)

#7 New Siding

In any color! And never paint again.

Those are two of the three benefits of vinyl siding. The third, of course, is your home’s value.

But if long-time homeowners look at you funny when you mention vinyl siding, just tell them that today’s vinyl is way better than what they remember because of fade-resistant finishes and transferable lifetime warranties.

The cost: $13,350

The return: 75% at $10,000

Want fiber-cement siding instead? It also shows a strong payback of 83%. Although it’s the pricier option — you’ll spend about $18,000 with a payback of about $15,000 — it has one thing vinyl still lacks — the perception of quality.

And quality matters. In a survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), “quality” was the one of the most important traits that home buyers focused on when house hunting.

SI Commerical Businesses

  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Rosanne LaFata

    Excellent! Rosanne was very helpful. Additionally, Cangiano website was easy to follow and the info in it was very helpful. 5/5!

    Taylor Street Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Theresa Panarella

    Theresa is a wonderful and very competent realtor. She is a wonderful human being!


    Shiel Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: RoseAngela Moore

    Excellent- professional, knowledgeable, punctual, pleasant, on top of every aspect of the process. Excellent. 5/5!

    Powell Street Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Francesca Trunzo & Larisa Peltin

    Like I knew them before my co-op went up for sale. Traci and Company are excellent. Do not think you can get better! 5/5!

    2nd Street Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Francesca Trunzo

    Addressed every concern immediately and satisfactorily. She is great! Very professional, smart, and highly competent. Very positive, love Francesca and Kristen! 5/5! 

    Bard Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Kristen Petino

    I would 100% recommend Kristen and Cangiano Estates! I need the sweatshirt! I seriously tell everyone about Kristen and Franki! 5/5!

    Amboy Road Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Kristen Petino

    We had nothing but the best experience with Cangiano Estates and our Realtor Kristen. We would highly recommend! 5/5!

    Rathbun Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Mike Meyers

    Mike made us feel like family and always put our best interest first. Excellent! 10/5!!

    Schley Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Mike Meyers

    Wonderful! Mike is professional, reliable, understanding, and friendly. 5++

    Hawley Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Joanne & Richard Casale

    I think it is worth stating that Joanne and Rich sold my house while I moved to Arizona. I feel blessed that they were so trustworthy and took care of everything. Leaving my house to sell without my presence would cause anxiety normally. Buy, Joanne and Rich handled everything so smoothly and with such professionalism that I felt very comfortable and stress-free with the whole process even though I wasn’t living in NYC anymore.

    Winston Street Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Joanne & Richard Casale

    Everything went pretty smoothly, a few minor issues which Joanne was proactive to resolve. Excellent!

    Ashley Lane Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Chris Romanelli & Greg Sokol

    Excellent 10++++! Cangiano Estates makes you feel like family. Extremely loyal and trustworthy. Knowledgeable staff always willing to assist and help. Awesome!

    Hylan Boulevard Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Chris Romanelli & Greg Sokol

    We had been looking for a home that suited our young family and after two years of searching Chris four us a home in 3 months. I wouldn’t want to look for a new home without Chris and Greg’s help. 5/5!

    Mills Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Larisa Peltin

    She was very prompt with all inquires. Very professional and attentive! 5/5!

    Cortelyou Avenue
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Larisa Peltin

    It was a pleasure to have Larisa as my real estate agent. Never left any questions unanswered. From my experience she is the best! She is excellent, great job done! 5/5!

    Fairlawn Loop Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Allison Cararo

    Excellent. She took care of everything for us. I was a nervous wreck and she calmed me down and took care and tackled each issue as it came up. 5+++

    Liberty Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Allison Cararo

    I wouldn’t go anywhere else, Cangiano Estates is the best! I would totally recommend Traci and her team to everyone. 5/5!

    Gervil Street Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Phyllis Cangro

    Great. Attentive, professional; always worked 24/7 for us. Arranged to have another agent show us a house in her absence due to Phyllis being away on a business trip. P.S. we actually purchased that house! 5+++

    Katan Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Phyllis Cangro

    Quick, very informative; always retuned calls and or emails. Fantastic. I love her. She is great to work with. A lovely experience. Professional and personal. 5+++

    Dewey Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Andrea Pollio

    Always kept us in the loop- pushed when needed; gave us a sense of comfort and trust. Excellent! 5/5!

    Eltingville Boulevard Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Pat Parker & Andrea Pollio

    Excellent. They made the process easy and enjoyable. 5/5!

    Forest Hill Road Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Vincenzo LoCascio

    A former neighbor asked me and I told her to give Vinnie a chance, and she was also very pleased with him. 5+

    Delafield Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Joseph LaRocco

    An exceptional experience. Whether we asked a question or said what we wanted he always listened, gave advice and always had a positive attitude. We were very comfortable dealing with your company. Joseph was always professional, well-informed, and well-versed when it came to servicing our needs. 5/5!

    Correll Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Jillian Gannon

    Jill was professional, poised, answered all of our questions promptly all times of the day or night and made this process much easier for us- 1st time home buyers! Excellent!

    Raritan Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Joseph Laino

    Joe was one of the best realtors to work with. Professional, courteous, warming, and overall great guy! Excellent!

    Gower Street Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Leslie O’Neal

    Trustworthy. Available. Smart. Excellent, second house sold with you! 5+

    Raymond Place Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Kevin Adams

    My experience was excellent! Kevin is a wonderful Realtor. He was not pushy or abrupt. He built a real rapport with me and he truly learned what I was shopping for. 5/%!

    Barlow Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Tara & Dominick Canova

    Donny and Tara were very supportive, helpful and always kept me informed. Donny kept me in line with my crazy ideas and Tara was always calming me down! Great team! Excellent!

    Craig Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Nicole Carannante

    Positive, professional, and very easy to work with. 5/5! 

    Ashworth Avenue Client
  • Cangiano Estates, Ltd. Member: Stacey Tierno

    Stacey was the best to work with. Very informative and knowledgeable. 5+

    Sheldon Avenue Client


New York State Licensed Broker

Traci Cangiano