Coronavirus: Buying, selling home virtually on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – With the housing industry one of the hardest-hit commercial sectors during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Staten Island Realtors have developed a virtual home showing and open house process to assist home buyers and sellers. Since real estate brokerages are not deemed an essential business under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s workforce reduction mandate,…

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South Shore zombie home a community blight for 13 years

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Great Kills residents and business owners said they want action taken to either sell or clean up a zombie home that has been a blight on a busy strip of Amboy Road for the last for 13 years. “The home has had squatters, and terrible issues over the years for us…

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Staten Island real estate now a buyer’s market, Realtors say

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — After more than three years of a strong seller’s market, Staten Island’s residential real estate is now favoring home buyers, Realtors say. “Real estate always works in cycles. The seller’s market started to wind down around September from what I saw, and the buyer’s market is becoming more front and center,”…

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8 reasons Staten Island’s 2018 real estate market is hot

Prices and sales at a high point STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — With home sales declining around the country, Staten Island’s real estate marketplace is thriving. In fact, both prices and sales are at a high point. While sales dropped in the other boroughs during the second quarter of 2018, they increased 16 percent to 1,640…

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Advent of seller’s market seen for Staten Island real estate

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Therese Romanelli put her Silver Lake home up for sale on July 8. In the days since, potential buyers have flocked to her three-bedroom, 1920 colonial priced at $569,000. “We’ve had over 20 showings and several offers very close to the asking price,” said Ms. Romanelli, who is an empty-nester choosing…

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Vesce children get custom Mercedes ‘supervan’ thanks to online ‘Angels’

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — It’s been two years since we gave you an update on Frank and Gianna Vesce’s heart-wrenching family struggle. Frankie Jr., 13, and Lia, 7, suffer from an undiagnosed medical disorder that result in daily seizures and feed only through tubes. Cortically blind and unable to walk, they’ve spent more time in the hospital hooked…

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