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With extra large rooms and old world detailing throughout, 98 Franklin Avenue is a home reminiscent of a grand era. This early century detached colonial home boasts expansive living space rarely seen on Staten Island and a stunning yard. Located near the Staten Island Ferry, this beautiful New Brighton block is a retreat from all the noise yet perfect for Manhattan commuters.

The location is a rare blend of quiet and convenient. Just blocks away from Staten Island’s crown jewel Snug Harbor, this North Shore home offers a carport as well as on-street parking. And with 4 bedrooms, 3 floors, and a breathtaking 7,500 square foot lot, there’s tons of space to run around!

The home has been finished in classic brown with updated glass door and windows

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Based on the low number of closed sales and increased listing prices, it seems the real estate market has leveled off more than sellers are willing to accept.

Like last month, we again saw a 19% drop in home sales over the same time last year. April 2019 came in with just 272 home sales compared to 336 in April 2018. Active inventory is up 21% since last year, rising from 1,749 to 2,119.

Higher available inventory means more seller competition, and therefore lower prices, right? Well no, as it turns out. List prices just keep going up. Newly listed properties averaged $702,613, an almost $40,000 increase over last year’s average of $664,454. The kicker? Homes sold for only $555,891 last month.

With an average list price of $709,109 for all

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This week we sat down and went through the ins and outs of buying a home for the first time. It's a scary and nervous time for many, but also an exciting one. Finally, a place to call your very own! So, how do you get there?

Using his more than 10 years experience selling real estate in the Staten Island area, broker and co-owner Anthony Licciardello goes into some horror stories from the vault and gives some warning signs you should see as red flags right away!

We talk about mortgage programs around the US that are designed to help you afford your first home, though we mostly focus on the Staten Island and New York City markets.

Also discussed is the current state of the market and whether it is favorable to buyers or sellers. We talk

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Looking for a single family detached home right by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge? Located in the Fort Wadsworth area, this home might strike your fancy!

452 Home Avenue has been fully renovated with luxurious finishings. At 3 beds and 2 baths, there’s enough space for the whole family in addition to a large finished basement and backyard!

This home is just blocks from picturesque Von Briesen Park and White Park, and the shoreline with views of the bridge and city. But perhaps best of all- you could be in Brooklyn in under 10 minutes with the Verrazano-Narrows bridge entrance just blocks away!

This property gleams with curb appeal with a stone front and espresso wood door. Gated parking fits one car with plenty of street parking

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After a bit of a hiatus, we finally sat down to talk the latest real estate market data we have- and much of it will surprise you!

There's a lot to unpack here. First, the average home sale price of $570k fell over the previous month, and last year. This is the FIRST time this has happened in several years, and offers pretty strong proof that the market has slowed down. For the last six months, prices had fluctuated but still remained higher than the previous year.

We also had just 261 sales last month! Again, the slowest activity we have seen in 2+ years, this time when it comes to sales volume. We do have a good clue as to why this is happening. Even though the average sale price is $4k LESS than last year, the average new list price is

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Near the beach, some of Staten Island’s top schools, and the endless shopping and dining options of New Dorp, 31 Gail Court is in the center of all the fun! This home has been completely renovated and is move-in ready.

This attached townhouse has plenty of space at around 1,500 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also boasts a one-car garage and two parking spots.

The outside of the home is finished with vinyl siding in white on the top, with a warm light brown siding around the garage and front door. Read on to find out all this home has to offer!

Beyond the beautiful wood and glass front door, you’re greeted by the entry hallway. This area has dark bamboo floors and leads into the family room. This level also has

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A large and bright semi-attached colonial home just hit the market in Westerleigh, one of Staten Island’s most sought-after neighborhoods! On a quiet tree-lined street just one block from beloved Westerleigh Park, location just doesn’t get any better than this!

At almost 2,000 square feet, in addition to a cute backyard and semi-finished basement, you’ll have plenty of space to move around! Built in 1925, this well-kept property retains all the charm from generations ago with some nice updates.

From the outside the home greets you first with a quaint vinyl siding and bay window. The front yard is clean and tiny with a grassy lawn, shrubs, and tall tree facing the street. To the right is a white fence leading to the backyard’s side entrance.

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For investors with development plants, families looking to expand, or a house hunter who wants more space explore, 27 Sideview Avenue is framed in lovely trees and has double the yard space of a typical Bullshead home!

This single family colonial home will reach its centennial next year! Built in 1920, the home has been kept up nicely and still maintains that old world charm. 27 Sideview Avenue has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a 60x100 lot- actually, two separate taxable lots within this property. Zoning allows the builder to construct another home if desired!

From the first impression, you can see the home is quietly set back from the street with a large front yard. The outside features a grey vinyl siding in good condition.

Past the classic

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(Pictured above: Monthly home sales have dropped precipitously over the last few months in the Staten Island market)

Home sellers have been reluctant to accept the market slowdown, insisting that prices are still up over the last year. That is now no longer the case.

The average home sale price in March came in at $570,088. This is down $13,426 from the prior month and $4,171 lower than one year ago.

Not only are prices down, but other indicators have also slowed considerably. March had only 261 closed sales, the lowest in 2+ years and down from 322 last March. Sold to list price ratio is down to 96.2%, tied with the prior month for a two-year low.

Month’s inventory is up to 7.46, another two-year high. This means it would take 7 1/2 months to

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 RealEstateSINY.com is happy to show you around 115 Ambassador Lane! This 3 bedroom, 3 bath semi-attached home stands at over 1,700 square feet. With a finished basement and a beautiful backyard, you’ll be amazed by how much space you’ll have here!

Located in Pleasant Plains, this South Shore home is beautifully redone from top to bottom. The pleasing brick front has an elegant wooden door with glass detail. Let’s take a look at the inside!

First Impressions Inside 115 Ambassador Lane

When you first enter, you’ll find yourself in this living-dining room combination area with a spiral staircase made of oak and wrought iron railings. This home has a classic sense to it with bright oak wood flooring, Venetian plaster detailing on the walls,

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