STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Vital issues relating to homeownership on post-Sandy Staten Island will be targeted on April 6 during a forum featuring an array of experts and local lawmakers.

The free event, presented by the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR), will take place 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the organization’s headquarters: 1535 Richmond Ave., suite No. 3, Bulls Head. The public is encouraged to attend.

“This gathering will provide a convenient opportunity for owners, sellers and buyers of Staten Island homes to gather vital information in one place, at one time,” said Traci Cangiano, president of SIBOR. “The day will include three panel discussions, followed by question-and-answer sessions that hopefully will help some audience members deal with the post-Sandy challenges many Islanders are continuing to face.”

During the day, politicians, such as Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro,  Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn) and City Councilman James Oddo (R-Mid-Island), will join with experts from the private sector and representatives from FEMA; the Small Business Administration; City Department of Buildings; Department of Environmental Protection, and other government agencies to discuss a host of issues.

Discussions will include zoning changes, FEMA flood maps, flood insurance, credit issues, mortgage concerns, tax implications, pre- and post-Sandy property appraisals, future architectural considerations, foreclosures and loan modifications, government assistance programs, redevelopment plans for Staten Island, and more.

“There are still numerous unanswered questions regarding real estate after the storm,” said Sandy Krueger, CEO of SIBOR. “This forum will help to answer many of those questions.”

As seats are limited, pre-registration for the day is encouraged. Registration is available at: For additional information about the event, call 718-928-3218, or e-mail

About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest not-for-profit trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of over 1,600 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS),which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 3,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors,” on Twitter via @SIBOR, and on YouTube at the Staten Island Board of Realtors and RelevantPR channels.

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