$950 / 1br – Furnished Walk-In w/EIK, Gas Included
Great Kills-Staten Island, Apt for Rent
Lovely one bedroom apartment in desirable Great Kills. Living room and bedroom are furnished, just need kitchen table. Convenient to shopping and transportation. This walk in apartment has hardwood floors in LR and BR, pergo in kitchen. Central Air, wired for cable. Gas heat is included in rent.
WOW!!! Attention Investors! Two Family South Shore Staten Island, NY $419,000
This is the lowest priced two family with three bedroom main unit and three room walk in
on the South Shore of Staten Island. Call for appointment today!!!
Large 3 Bedroom,possibly four End Unit, L-Shaped LR/DR, Family Room W/Sliders to fenced in yard.
Gleaming hardwood floors throughout, freshly painted, a/c replaced 6/10, water heater replaced 1/09, Roof 7/02.
Convenient to transportation to NYC, shopping, golf course, elementary, intermediate and high school.
Also West Shore Expressway.
Call for an appointment today!
The median sales price for homes inStaten Island NY for January 10th to March 10th was $385,000 based on 770 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 1.9%, or $7,000, and the number of home sales increased 12.9%.
To date there are 883 homes inStaten Island NY in the pre-foreclosure auction, or bank owned stages of the foreclosure process.
The average listing price for homes for sale in Staten Island NY was $521,589 for the week ending April 7th, which represents an increase of .4%, or $2,216, compared to the prior week.
Do you know the difference between a condo and a co-op??
Condominiums and cooperative apartments are two distinctly different forms of ownership.
Condominium or Condo A condo is a single real estate unit in a multi-unit development in which a person has both separate ownership of a unit and an undivided interest in the common elements of the building.
Co-op A co-op apartment is when purchasers buy shares in the apartment corporation allocated to a particular apartment. Ownership of the shares entitles the purchaser to a long term proprietary lease for the apartment. Maintenance charges are based upon the number of shares in the corporation allocated to an apartment.
Todt Hill Staten Island In the “Staten Islander” for Aug. 30, 1856, there is an article on the origin of the name Todt Hill. It states that in one of the early encounters between the Indians and the Dutch settlers, several of the Dutch were killed on the hill, which in consequence received the name of Todt of Death Hill. Todt is the Dutch word for death.
Another reference states the following. “The Dutch name for Todt Hill was Yserbert, translated by their English successors into Iron Hill, and both referring to the iron ore found on it. Another derives the name Toad from a trivial social incident. The one that seems most probable relates the name Todt or dead to an early use of the hill as a burying place. Moravian Cemetery is located on the southern most part of Todt Hill near the town of New Dorp and has been in use since the colonial days.
Emerson Hill, Staten Island
Emerson Hill Staten Island is named for Judge William Emerson, in honor of the Judge’s more famous brother, the poet, essayist and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson. They were of the eighth generation, in direct line of descent, of a family of literary men. He is the oldest brother of Ralph Waldo Emerson who lived with his wife Susan, and their three children in a long brown shingle house known as The Snuggery. Willie and Haven, two of their sons were tutored in 1843 by Henry David Thoreau, who lived with the Emersons from May through October. It was the only time in his adult life that Thoreau lived anywhere but Concord, Massachusetts.
Grymes Hill Staten Island
Grymes Hill Staten Island is named after Suzette Bosque Grymes. She is the widow of Louisiana’s first governor, William Charles Cole Claiborne, who settled on Staten Island in 1836. (She had married a prominent New Orleans lawyer, John R. Grymes, after Governor Claiborne died in 1817.
A local developer, Major Charles Howard, built many of the Grymes Hill’s earliest homes, and his name survives in Howard Ave, Grymes Hill’s main street. A portion of this street was known for a time as Serpentine Road of Grymes Hills
Lighthouse Hill Staten Island
Lighthouse Hill Staten Island was formerly know as Richmond Hill. Lighthouse Hill acquired its present name when the Staten Island Range Light , which towers 141 feet above the Lower New York Bay, was built there in 1912. The original light could be seen as far as 21 miles away. The former name of Richmond Hill is carried on in Richmond Hill Road, which is located at the southern edge of the hill.
The $8,000 tax credit is for first-time home buyers only. For the tax credit program, the IRS defines a first-time home buyer as someone who has not owned a principal residence during the three-year period prior to the purchase.
The tax credit does not have to be repaid unless the home is sold or ceases to be used as the buyer’s principal residence within three years after the initial purchase.
The tax credit is equal to 10 percent of the home’s purchase price up to a maximum of $8,000.
The tax credit applies only to homes priced at $800,000 or less.
The tax credit now applies to sales occurring on or after January 1, 2009 and on or before April 30, 2010. However, in cases where a binding sales contract is signed by April 30, 2010, a home purchase completed by June 30, 2010 will qualify.
For homes purchased on or after January 1, 2009 and on or before November 6, 2009, the income limits are $75,000 for single taxpayers and $150,000 for married couples filing jointly.
For homes purchased after November 6, 2009 and on or before April 30, 2010, single taxpayers with incomes up to $125,000 and married couples with incomes up to $225,000 qualify for the full tax credit