Really Large Semi Home in New Dorp – $629,000

Really large semi home in New Dorp $629,000.

You will love this large semi with three levels of living space located in desirable section of New Dorp. This 4-bedroom, 3 bath homes will give you 2,000 sq ft of space, enough to bring mom along. Sit by the fireplace to warm up or step out to balcony to get a breath of the ocean air. Just a few blocks to the beach. Convenient New Dorp location with plenty of shopping, and public transportation Close to beaches and parks with NO FLOOD INSURANCE required. Short 10-minute drive to the Verrazano Bridge. Beautifully done kitchens and baths with custom tile work, quartz countertops, and stainless appliances. Gleaming hardwood floor and wood railings. Enjoy a BBQ on the deck off of the kitchen. Level 1: Large open living room dining room combinati

Level 1: Large open living room dining room combination. Hardwood floors with custom molding and gas fireplace . Half bath with quartz vanity top and marble floor. Kitchen with quartz and stainless and tile floor. Pantry and sliders to deck.
Level 2: Three bedrooms, all hardwood floors. Full bath with quartz and custom tile work. Skylight in hallway
Basement: Family room, washer/dryer hookups, utilities, kitchen, full bath. Separate side entrance and bedroom.

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Rosemarie Rivicci

NYS Associate Broker

Barbara Corregano RE


Bidding Wars Abound…How long will they continue?

Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue?

Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue? | MyKCM

Bidding wars abound!!

Just like with any product or service, the law of supply and demand impacts home prices. Any time that there is less supply than the market demands, prices increase.

In many areas of the country, the supply of homes for sale in the starter and trade-up home markets is so low that bidding wars have ensued, and the busy spring-buying season is just around the corner.

CoreLogic recently conducted an analysis on national home prices at the time of sale for their January 2018 MarketPulse Report and found that a third of homes sold for at least list price.

“The share selling above list price was almost three times the trough in January 2008 and represented more than one-fifth of total sales.”

Many markets in the western part of the country and around major cities are experiencing higher shares of homes selling above list price.

“San Francisco had the largest share of homes—76 percent—that sold for at least the list price, and Seattle and Los Angeles followed with 63 and 51 percent, respectively. Miami had the lowest share—16 percent—of homes selling at or above the list price.”

Increased demand during the spring and summer months, the traditionally busier seasons for real estate, will no doubt influence how many homes continue to sell over list price.

This should not be seen by sellers as permission to overprice their homes, though. Buyers are becoming more and more educated, especially those who have been searching for their dream homes for a while now while waiting for new inventory to come to market. gives this advice:

“Aim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Today’s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense they’re getting a deal, they’re likely to bid up a property that’s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.”

Bottom Line

Without a large wave of new listings coming to market, buyers will continue competing with each other for the homes that are available. If you are thinking of selling your home, now may be the time to do so before more competition comes this spring. Let’s get together to determine the demand for your house in our area.

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Rosemarie Rivicci

NYS Associate Broker

Barbara Corregano RE


Bidding wars abound!!

Westerleigh – Staten Island – 2BR Townhome, Mint, No Fees!

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End unit – front of home

Remodeled kitchen in 2006

Venetian Plaster in eat in kitchen

Dining Room

2nd Bedroom

Master Bedroom
Desirable Westerleigh location. 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath townhouse for sale. This end unit features family room/3rd bedroom with sliders to yard and garage.
Updated eat in kitchen with custom painted ventian plaster walls, walk in pantry, tiled floors and ceiling fan. Newer neutral all tiled baths. Large living room dining room combo with pergo flooring and new track lighting. Large Master Bedroom with pergo flooring. 2nd Bedroom with oversized closet and berber carpeting. All newer six panel doors
New roof in 2010. Two air conditioning units, one brand new.
Exterior is brick and vinyl.
This is a great starter home in a centrally located part of Staten Island.
Walking distance to shopping and transportation.

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Parking Spaces: 6
Year Built: 1993
Subdivision: Westerleigh
Attached on: 1 Side
Garage Size: One Car
Square Footage: 1375
Agent Name: Rosemarie Rivicci
Broker: Appleseed Homes
MLS #: 1071387

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Westerleigh Home for Sale – Staten Island, NY

Home for Sale – Staten Island, NY

This is a rare find!!  This two bedroom end unit in desirable Westerleigh is ready to go.

Bad weather, not a problem.  With this built in garage, walk from your car into your tiled foyer area and family room/third bedroom.  Family room has sliders to patio and yard.  Also on this level is washer/ dryer area, utilities and storage space.

Up the stairs and enter into “La Cucina”  This custom faux design in venetian plaster transforms this kitchen into  Little Italy! Eat in area with large walk in pantry!!   Half bath on living level.   Kitchen and both bathrooms have been redone in 2006. New roof and hot water heater.  New floor in living room/dining room area.

Walk up to two bedrooms and newer full bath!

The best part of it is this is a townhome with NO FEES!!  That’s right, NO MONTHLY HOA FEES!  This is also a great walkscore home.

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Walkscore of 77!!

Call today for a private showing!!

Rosemarie Rivicci

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Appleseed Homes


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How were the hills of Staten Island named?

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.

Ward Hill Staten Island

Ward Hill Staten Island is named for Caleb T. Ward, who purchased the property at the top of the hill in 1826.  Ward Hill has long been the home of the island’s political elite.

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Tax Credit for Staten Island Real Estate

  • To be eligible to claim the tax credit, buyers must have owned and lived in their previous home for five consecutive years out of the last eight years.
  • 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 $6,500.
  • The tax credit applies only to homes priced at $800,000 or less.
  • The credit is available for homes purchased after November 6, 2009 and on or before April 30, 2010. However, in cases where a binding sales contract is signed by April 30, 2010, the home purchase qualifies provided it is completed by June 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