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4 Ways Homeownership Matters

June marks National Homeownership Month, which recognizes the value of homeownership and its positive impact on families, communities and the nation’s economy. This month allows a time to celebrate and promote the American Dream of homeownership and identify the many benefits of owning that roof over your head. “Most consumers know that homeownership is among the soundest investments an individual can make to begin building their personal wealth. However, owning a home is not just in the best interest of the homeowner. Homeownership provides social stability, builds communities and is a driving force for the national economy,” said Michael...

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Gain Equity – and Joy – By Remodeling Your Home

Have you been daydreaming about sprucing up your home in Westerleigh, St. George, Bulls Head, New Dorp, Prince’s Bay, or elsewhere on Staten Island? Your incentive could be to gain equity, resale value or simply find more enjoyment from your property. If you’ve been procrastinating about getting your home improvement started because you find the idea of a remodeling project too overwhelming to take on, you’re not alone. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), many homeowners feel this way. In fact, 35 percent of homeowners in the U.S. said they would rather move than remodel their current home....

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Realtors’ Golf Outing June 20 to Benefit Children with Cancer

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) will be holding its annual Realtors’ Challenge Cup fund-raiser June 20 to assist two local initiatives that focus on children with cancer. Dollars raised through the golf event will benefit Sunrise Day Camp – Staten Island, operated by the JCC of Staten Island in partnership with Catholic Charities of Staten Island, and a new Kids Against Cancer unit at Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health, Ocean Breeze. In 2017, the annual golf outing raised $15,000, resulting in the presentation of a $7,500 check to each of the two...

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Staten Island Realtors® Advocate in Washington, D.C., To Strengthen Flood Insurance Program, and More

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –   Members of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) recently gathered with more than 9,000 Realtors® and guests from across the nation in Washington, D.C., on behalf of current and future home and property owners. While attending the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 14-19, Realtors attended meetings and informational sessions, and met with regulatory agency staff and lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss and advocate real estate issues affecting their businesses, communities and clients. While in the nation’s capital, members of the Staten Island group met with Congressman Dan Donovan (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) and...

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Staten Island Board of Realtors Donates $2,000 for RUMC’s Pediatric Oncology Unit

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Members of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) recently visited Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), West Brighton, to deliver a $2,000 check earmarked for the hospital’s pediatric oncology unit. The donation was accepted April 19 on behalf of the hospital by Dr. Joan Graziano, section chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at RUMC. The funds were raised through the efforts of SIBOR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN), which held a raffle during SIBOR’s annual Realtor Day and Trade Show in March. “The children of Staten Island are a priceless treasure, and we appreciate the opportunity to support the...

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