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Michael Martin and Jimmy Samaha SOLD 55 Racal Court with RealEstateSINY.com!

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July 2 Heartland Village Listings Staten Island Trending

IMG_0447This multi-family home was a great investment property that Michael Martin and Jimmy Samaha sold! 55 Racal Court is a three family home in Heartland Village. It has six bedrooms and three bathrooms. These realtors helped sell a real great opportunity.

Located on a courtyard with a two-way street, you will find the part brick and part stucco home. There is parking for each tenant that occupies the space. This property even has a backyard!

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 2.54.38 PMThe first floor living area includes a living room-dining room combination, eat-in kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. The second floor and third floor includes all the same rooms, except that the second floor has two bedrooms and the third floor has three!

There is an unfinished basemen that can be used as a storage area. It even has a section for a washer and dryer, ideal for all the tenants!

Another great thing about 55 Racal Court is that it is right across from the Staten Island Mall! With all the new renovations going on, these tenants will be walking distance to a prime shopping and entertainment location!

Great sale Jimmy and Michael! Looking to buy or sell your home? You can contact Michael Martin and Jimmy Samaha, licensed Realtor with RealEstateSINY.com: (718) 966-9669. Or visit our website: www.realestatesiny.com

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A Charming Cottage Style Home For Sale in Tottenville! [191 Butler Ave]

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July 1 Home for Sale Listings New York Real Estate RealEstateSINY.com Staten Island Tottenville Trending

1096847-residential-193uu77-oThis charming Tottenville home will be your cottage style dream home! 191 Butler Ave is a two family detached home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is a corner property house, located on a quiet street in a friendly neighborhood.

A white picket fence surrounds the large property with a well-groomed lawn. Enter through the fence and walk up the brick stairs to the front porch. The welcoming front porch is the length of the front exterior. This makes it large enough to add patio furniture. Imagine your mornings sitting upon this porch, enjoying a cup of coffee; or your evenings, relaxing with your significant other and watching the sunset.

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1096847-residential-zlvdxe-oEnter through the dark wooden front door with sidelights and into the living room. The accent brick wall has a wood burning fireplace paired with the full brick mantle. Follow the Brazilian cherry wood floors not the spacious dining room. The high hat lighting really helps brighten up this part of the room. It is even accompanied by a hanging light fixture with ceiling medallion. These two rooms are open, allowing you to enjoy the wood-burning fireplace from the dining area as well.

1096847-residential-16ouffz-oThe kitchen is newer with stainless steel appliances: stove and dishwasher. Light wood cabinets boarder the walls. They are a must-have storage space! The The abode matches perfectly with the maroon colored countertop and backsplash. The kitchen is also lit by the high hat lighting and sliding doors to the yard.

The backyard can be your own personal resort gateway! The whole backyard has cement and wood grounds. There is an inground pool and patio. The whole back yard is completely fenced in, giving your ample privacy.

1096847-residential-1x5h43r-oThe full bathroom is on the first floor. It is a new four-piece bathroom with soaking tub, stand-up shower, and a double sink vanity. The tub has claw feet, continuing with the classic charm of this country style cottage home!

All three bedrooms are on the second floor, including the master bedrooms. This spacious space has a vaulted sitting area, ideal for making into your own relaxing space or home office. The room has a ceiling fan fixture and hardwood floors. There are also sliding doors to enter onto the upper patio in the backyard.

The second bedrooms has a galley style pathway that leads to the large portion of the room. This room also includes vaulted ceilings and a ceiling fan fixture. However, this room is carpeted, just like the third bedroom.

This home also has two garages and a driveway, allowing you to fit up to four cars on this property! There is also a basement with a large family room, half bathroom, and door for entry. With a whopping 59X100 lot, this oversized property is ready to become your home now!

The home is surrounded by various places you can take your family our to eat, or enjoy a date night! If you do move in with little ones, there are schools in the neighborhood to cater to their education: P.S.1, P.S.6, I.S.34, Our Lady Help Of Christians, and Gateway Academy. Finally, the transportation options available to you will be the S59, S78, and Tottenville station for the SIR.

For more information on this house, or other Real Estate listings in Staten Island, you can contact Susan Frazier and Geralyn Liverani, licensed Realtors with RealEstateSINY.com: (718) 966-9669.

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Top Ten Things To Do This Fourth of July!

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June 30 Staten Island Top Ten List Trending

CIbkEIaWoAAA6oiJuly is among us! We cannot believe how fast June went and now one of summer’s biggest parties is only days away. Everyone is feeling the American pride this week (especially since 4th of July falls on a Saturday!) It is time to get into your patriotic spirit and include these top ten things to your Independence Day festivities!

1. Get your red, white, & blue attire ready. A fantastic way to show your pride is though fashion! A white shirt paired with American flag shorts -or- jean jacket over a red dress -or- even jeans and a red shirt of your liking. Whatever your combination is, express America through your clothes!

2. Independence Day decorations: Hang banners and wreaths, put star spangled lights up, dress up dinner with a themed tablecloth, and (of course) an American flag waving proudly from your front door! Get into the American spirit with decorating!

3. Patriotic Fun Accessories! Be creative with dressing up on Saturday! Try some patriotic nail art and face paint an American flag or stars on you and your friends’ cheek. Wear red, white, and blue bows in your hair, an Uncle Sam hat, a crazy headband, or funky sunglasses… just have fun with it!

4. American themed playlist. Make sure to include U.S.A themed songs into your party playlist! Streaming services may have options for you to choose from to make creating these playlist a breeze!

5. Mason Jars. Bringing you back to our Top Ten Things to do with a Mason Jar, numbers 1, 8, and 9 would be perfect for Saturday!

6. Get Crafty. If you are more of a D.I.Y kind of person, there are copious amounts of projects to try before Saturday. The D.I.Y wreath is a popular one, but our personal favorite is the Upcycled Can Flower Pots. (You can find the tutorial on our Top Ten List Pinterest board)

7. Dinner is served. The obvious choice would be hot dogs and hamburgers, but you’ll want to have more options for your guest. Shish Kabobs would be ideal for every person’s taste. They can be made with beef, chicken, shrimp, or tofu and dressed up with veggies like peppers, onions, and zucchini. And do not forget to have the variety of salads!

8. Patriotic Punch. This fruity drink is simple to make. All you need is red fruit punch or juice, blue Gatorade, and clear diet soda (diet 7-Up). Then follow these instructions. This drink is kid friendly, but can be kicked up a notch by adding vodka.

9. American Flag Cake. There are so many desserts you can make for this day, but we just love the American flag cake. It is unique, creative, and to the point of the day. Find the directions to make this cake here.

10. Friendly reminders. We stress these just because your safety is very important: Make sure to wear sunblock and to reapply every couple of hours. Also, please do not not drink and drive or use fireworks.

Have a great 4th of July weekend from RealEstateSINY.com and TrendingSINY!

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An Immaculate and Enchanting Luxury Home on the Market! [225 Crown Ave]

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June 29 Annadale Home for Sale Listings Luxury Homes New York Real Estate RealEstateSINY.com Staten Island

1096813-residential-eg9hae-oDrive into the circular driveway, that can host up to four cars, and set your eyes upon this magnificent stucco home with brick accents exterior. Boosted by the groomed landscape, this one family detached home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms sits on a whooping 3,697 square feet of property. 225 Crown Ave is on a quiet street in Annadale and is for sale!

1096813-residential-17rgzwv-oWalk into the double door entrance with custom moldings and into the two-story entry way. The first items to grace your focus is the cream colored tiled floors and curved staircase with the wooden railings that match the front door. The hanging chandelier goes together with the ceiling medallion, crown moulding, and picture window which draws your eyes upward. A little down the hallway, past the marble columns, is an additional part of the entryway with chair rail custom walls and a door to access the attached garage. The laundry room, pantry, and bathroom on the first floor can also be discovered in this section of the home.

1096813-residential-wqq2hg-oTo the right of the entryway is the living room. Starting with the Brazilian cherrywood floors, the room is enhanced with grand details. The gas fireplace has a white mantle with black tiled accents. The space above the fireplace is large enough to hang a flat screen television or family portrait. The living room also has high hat lighting, crown molding, and a large bow window.

Follow the Brazilian cherrywood floors into the formal dining room. This room also includes crown molding, high hat lighting, and a bow window. With the archway and marble columns, you are going to be excited to host a dinner gathering in this room!

1096813-residential-1qkheno-oEnter into the eat-in kitchen and you will not be able to contain the urge to cook up a wonderful dish! Surrounding the island is custom cherrywood cabinets that include a wine rack and randomized glass front decorative doors. The stainless steel appliances included with the home is the refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove. The countertops are granite with a tiled backsplash that adds to the kitchen’s detail. The eat-in area is decorated with custom chair railing wall, hanging light fixture, and large window with transom top. It is a must have custom kitchen!

1096813-residential-12w9cyd-oThe white marble tiled floors has radiant heat and will lead you to the french doors that open up to the backyard. This space is perfect for family entertainment or relaxing downtime. The granite patio has a built in grill area with an outdoor sink and brick counter area. This will make barbecue parties a breeze. Follow the stone pavers past the area ideal for a large patio table, down the brick stone stairs to the inground pool area. The backyard is also fully private with a large greenery and white fenced.

1096813-residential-wf716x-oHead upstairs to admire the master bedroom suite! It is an accent wallpaper wall, light hardwood floors, crown and custom molding, and a hanging light fixture with ceiling medallion. It also has custom wooden built-in closets along one wall as well as a walk in closet, and custom four piece bathroom. The bathroom is fully tiled with trey ceilings, a gorgeous chandelier, jacuzzi tub, and double sink vanity.

The second bedroom has custom chair rail molding, darken hardwood floors, and trey vaulted ceilings with a hanging light fixture. This room also has built-in closets and a full bathroom. The third bedroom has a walk-in closet with custom shelves and a full bathroom. Both full bathrooms are fully tiled. Finally, the fourth bedroom has custom moldings, two large closets, hardwood floors, and a hanging light fixture.

This home has a fully finished basement that has fully tiled floors with radiant heat and office space perfect for the days you are working from home or just paying bills. There is a lot of room for entertaining or a space for the little ones to run around.

The great thing about this home is the surrounding amenities! If you are a Manhattan commuter, you will like the idea that the X17 bus stop is nearby. You can also catch a local bus route by getting on the S56. The schools in the area include P.S.4, P.S.36, P.S.42, I.S.75, Eltingville Luteran School, and Our Lady Star of the Sea. Finally, the parks in this area are the Arden Heights Woods and South Shore Gold Course.

For more information on this house, or other Real Estate listings in Staten Island, you can contact Elizabeth Del Priore, licensed Realtor with RealEstateSINY.com: (718) 966-9669.

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Tech Corner: Meet the Smart Water Bottle, HydrateMe

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June 26 Staten Island Tech Corner Trending

Staying hydrated during a hot day is very important. Drinking water is a simple task most of us forget to do. Honestly, do you consume the necessary 8 glasses of water per day? HidrateMe will help improve this!

e71aa3069c5701ff72cb3facb1609e18_originalHidrateMe is a smart water bottle that syncs with your phone via applications to track your water intake and glow to remind you to take a sip. The bottle comes in various colors: white, green, teal, pink, and black. It holds up to 24oz of water that is held in a BPA free Tritan plastic bottle with a leak proof cap and is dishwasher safe. The bottle was designed to be used anywhere: office, home, gym, etc.

There is also a 1-year battery life. The battery is easy to replace. When you need to, a replacement battery can be found at most stores.

The sensor stick inside the bottle automatically tracks how much you are drinking. The tracker will then communicate with your phone, sending information to the HidrateMe app on your smartphone. It will glow when it is time to drink more water.

2ee19e04f5ae46006cb1316692db067b_originalThe app is free and works on both iPhone and Android devices. With a user-friendly interface, it will remind you to drink water all day long. Besides being able to set goals, the app can also connect to your wearable fitness gadgets to track your activity. Using the location settings, the app will adjust your daily water goal depending on temperature, humidity, and active activity.

HidrateMe was a kickstarter product and has been fully funded. It is launching to hit the market soon.

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A Unique and Cozy One Family Townhouse For Sale! [52 Cranberry Court]

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June 24 Home for Sale New York Pleasant Plains Real Estate RealEstateSINY.com Staten Island Townhouse Trending

1096460-residential-18hji1v-oLocated in Pleasant Plains, 52 Cranberry Court is a one family attached townhouse for sale! This home has three bedrooms and four bathrooms with three floors.

The home is on a quiet and quaint block, giving you a private impression of the area. The exterior is brick and stucco, showcasing the large bow windows and attached garage that fits one car inside, and one in the port. Now to take a look into this stunning home.

Enter into the home, onto the first floor. With ceramic tiles throughout, there is access to the garage, a laundry room with a washer and dryer, and a half bathroom. Ascend up the stairs onto the second floor, which is the home’s central zone.

1096460-residential-19h6z1u-oThe first room to greet you in this open space is the living room. This room is beautifully lit by the bow window that overlooks the front of the home. Follow the hardwood floors down four steps and enter into the dining room-kitchen combination. The dining room features a fireplace, making the perfect place for a dinner party! It even has a door to gain entry to the deck the yard. The kitchen has tiled floors and large wooden cabinets. This must have custom kitchen has storage space and stainless steel appliances: dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator.

1096460-residential-1n3x9v7-oUse the door to the backyard, and enter onto the deck. This pleasant area will make a great location to enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon lounges during the summer. Head down the steps on the deck to the fully cemented fenced in yard. Get ready to enjoy barbecues here!

The second floor also has a half bathroom.

Onto the third floor is the level with all the bedrooms. The master bedroom has hardwood floors, two double door closets, a large bow window, and lots of light, including the hanging light fixture. There is a private bathroom in the master bedroom. The bathroom has a new toilet, vanity, and stand up shower.

1096460-residential-u95sxc-oThe second bedroom has cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, a skylight, and a closet. The third bedroom also has cathedral styled ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, and a closet. Both these bedrooms also have hanging light fixtures.

The full bathroom is on the third floor and has a beautiful vanity. Just wait until you have to use it to get ready every morning in your brand new home!

The home’s features does not stop! This home also has a nanny came and security system set up. There is a variety of schools in the neighborhood for your child’s services: P.S.3, P.S.6, P.S./I.S. 25, Ss Joseph and Thomas School, Yeshiva of Staten Island, Staten Island Montessori School, and Gateway Academy. The transportation options are the S55 and SIR Pleasant Plains.

For more information on this house, or other Real Estate listings in Staten Island, you can contact Michael Kustin, licensed Realtor with RealEstateSINY.com: (718) 966-9669.

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Top Ten Things To Do This Summer!

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June 23 Staten Island Top Ten List Trending

Blank SpaceThis year is going by extremely fast; It is already officially summertime! Whether you have big vacation plans, or do not know what you will be doing this summer, allow us to give you the Top Ten things you must try do this within the next two months!

1. Have a picnic. This one is so simple to accomplish! You can either pack it up and head to the nearest park, or just bring your blankets outside and enjoy a picnic in your own backyard. Make a sandwich, bring a book, invite a friend: you can easily complete this task, even if you did not leave your property.

2. Cook something from scratch. Cooking something from scratch is wholesome and satisfying. Head on over to your nearest farmers market and grocery store, pick up fresh produce, and begin chopping! Need ideas on what you make? Head on over to our newest Pinterest board for ideas and recommendations!

11540902_10207548398777044_6397445980506133843_n 3. Go on a hike! Staten Island has many parks to cater to this task! Either head on over to your nearest park, or venture out to the larger parks on Staten Island: Clove Lake Park, Sliver Lake Park, Fresh Kills Park, La Tourette Park and Trails! You will be amazed on the scenery you will discover.

4. Plant and garden. This is advice we strongly believe in. You will understand once you see your little seed sport and grow into a flower or vegetable! It is a daily task to keep you occupied.

5. New style. Yet, another simple task that can totally change your outlook. Try a new haircut, makeup trend, or change your wardrobe style. The summer is the perfect time to try the latest fashion trends to become inspired.

end-of-summer-things-nyc-bryant-park-movies-in-the-park 6. Learn a craft. It is also a great time to learn something new. From scrapbooking, or knitting, or learning an instrument: there are tons of things you can try!

7. Have a movie night, outdoors. Going to the movie theater is fun, but something you can do all year long. Get a projector and white screen, pile pillows and blankets outside, cook up s’mores and popcorn, all while enjoying a flick under the stars. You can even consider heading to serval parks in New York City and catching their views of some popular features!

1012982_10154137731430752_1769186229561017826_n 8. Try something new. Explore and be adventurous by trying something new. Go to a new restaurant, travel to a new location in town, or get lost in a new book.

9. Adopt a pet. There are many organizations on Staten Island that rescue animals from kill shelters. If you are looking to get a pet, consider checking out these local organizations that save animals.

10. Take the perfect selfie! It is a word that is well known and an action that is taken daily. This summer, vow to prefect your selfie! Do not forget to add us on Snapchat: RealEstateSINY

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Tech Corner: How Apple’s HomeKit Will Work In Your Home!

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June 19 Tech Corner Trending

During the release of the Apple updates, it has fallen unnoticed for the well-waited Apple’s HomeKit. It is going to make a fantastic addition to any more, especially if they are filled with smart devices! You are going to want to get your hands on the product that connects to your home with Siri on your iOS devices.

homekit-logo1First, you should probably have the basic information on what the HomeKit is. The HomeKit is a home automation system that will work as a protocol to smart home devices you own and can be controlled with you apple device, or Siri, just as long as the HomeKit app is installed on the device. Apple created a common language that can be understood and supported with other manufactures that make smart home devices ranging from sensors, lights, thermostats, and other smart home devices.

Basically, it will allow you to have a home filled with smart devices from multiple different manufactures and still allow them to understand each other and work together!

ios-9-downloadHomeKit will be able to run on any apple device as long as it is updated with iOS 8 or higher. It will also be connected to your Apple TV this way you can still use the devices even when you are not home. The installation is even simple; the app will be able to guide you through the process of configuring and naming HomeKit-enabled devices and every room in your house. It will even contain an advance feature of grouping. This will allow you to control serve types of devices in one room with just a tap of your finger.The idea is that HomeKit will provide you with the ability to remotely control your home and all the smart devices inside it, meaning you’ll no longer have to use several individual apps to control all the smart devices in your home. The smart devices can also be controlled with your voice by the help of Siri.

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Elizabeth Del Priore SOLD 62 Locust Ave with RealEstateSINY.com!

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June 18 Listings New Dorp RealEstateSINY.com Staten Island Trending

1096599-residential-1ak4czb-oLocated in the admirable neighborhood known as New Dorp, Elizabeth Del Priore sold 62 Locust Ave. This one family detached ranch home with fully brick exterior is sitting on a tree lined block. The street is a one way and is naturally gorgeous.

The front of the home has a large landscape, ideal for a perfectly trimmed lawn, to even a greenery and flowered garden! The home sits on a 40×100 lot, even giving the new homeowners enough room for expansion! The front exterior of the home has a two car driveway that leads to the detached, all brick, one car garage.

1096599-residential-15km9vq-oWalking into the home and enter into the living room and dining room combination. The have carpeted floors that, if removed, will expose the home’s classic hardwood floors. Next, is the eat-in kitchen. This compact cooking nook has light wood cabinets below the brick accent suspended ceiling. The black and white appliances fit perfectly in this kitchen as well: refrigerator, microwave, and stove. The door in the kitchen leads to either the basement or side yard.

The bedrooms are in the rear of the home. Both bedrooms are also carpeted. However, if chosen by the new homeowners, they can rip up the carpet to showcase the hardwood floors. The bathrooms are located on both the first floor and basement. With a little TLC, they can make a spa worthy bathroom!

Additionally, this home has a floored attic and fully finished basement. The basement has a door to access the yard, a utilities room, and, as mentioned above, a bathroom.

Elizabeth Del Priore officially closed this property, selling this cozy home in a gorgeous location. Looking to buy or sell your home? You can contact Elizabeth Del Priore, licensed Realtor with RealEstateSINY.com: (718) 966-9669. Or visit our website: www.realestatesiny.com

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Two Family Home For Sale in Brooklyn! [1950 85th Street]

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June 18 Brooklyn Home for Sale Listings New York Real Estate RealEstateSINY.com Staten Island Trending

1096680-residential-77ih9f-oThis home in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, is worth every traditional detail it offers. This two family semi-attached listing boost on a family friendly block. The half brick and half vinyl exterior is paired with a wrought iron gate and beautiful frontal garden. The long driveway is located on the side of the home and leads to the 1-car detached garage in the rear. The garage door is brand new.

1950 85th Street is a residential home that was built in 1920. It has three floors that occupies three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The first floor’s living area contains an eat-in kitchen, dining room, living room, two bedrooms, and a full bathroom. To the front of the home is the living room. Down the hallway, through an arched entryway, embark into the eat-in kitchen. The kitchen cabinets and appliances are white. The high ceilings would make for perfect renovation for a custom kitchen.

1096680-residential-srk0x5-oPast the kitchen is the dining area. The bedrooms are found between the living room and kitchen. The first bedroom has a bay window, brightening the room. Waking up to the sunshine through the window every morning will be delightful. The second bedroom has ample room.

Enter the second floor’s space into eat-in kitchen that also features an outdoor patio. This floor also has a large bedroom, living room, and full bathroom that has been updated.

This home also includes a third floor with two rooms. These rooms can be used as extra bedrooms, storage, or lounge. The possibilities are available! There is also a basement which has both a laundry room and utilities room. There are even two additional rooms and a bathroom. The heating system is four years old and the hot water is only one year old. The roof was redone four years ago.

There are a variety of schools and transportation options in this area for you choosing. If you have kids, they can attend one of these many schools: P.S.128, P.S.163, P.S.186, P.S.200, Brooklyn Studio School, Elite High School, Sinai Academy Center, St. Finbar Elementary, Yeshivah Chel Moshe, and St. Mary Mother of Jesus. The many tranpotation options start with catching the D trains. The bus stops in the area include the B1, B6, B8, B64, and B82.

If you are interested in this listing, or other real estate listings, contact Maria Cappillo, licensed Realtors with RealEstateSINY.com. You can reach them at (718) 966-9669.

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