Staten Island NY is the home of many beautiful parks

In Real Estate on October 17, 2010 at 2:38 am

Visit our parks,
Staten Island has a lot of natural beauty.
Here will find a list of our cherished parks.
If you are a nature lover you’ve come to the right place.

Bloomingdale Park – 138 acres
Mostly preserved for wildlife. Includes water falls & hiking trails. Areas of the park are for public use which include baseball fields, a soccer field, playground, softball fields, basketball courts.

Blue Heron Park – 222 Acres
Beautiful nature center, streams, ponds, swamps.
The park has free programs which include nature walks and bird feeding. Address 222 Poillon Ave S.I. N.Y. 10312

Clay Pit State Park Preserve – 260 Acres
83 Nielsen Ave S.I NY 10309, 718-967-1976
Spring fed streams, ponds, wetlands. The park offers bird watching, hiking.

Clove Lakes Park
Offers four lakes, streams and lots of greenery. Offers row boating, fresh water fishing. Other features are a public ice skating rink, picnic grounds, playgrounds, baseball field, bridle paths for horse back riding, nature trails and a restaurant.

Fort Wadsworth- Part of Gateway National Recreation Area. Historic site.
Park Rangers lead walks and tours. Protected natural plant and animal communities.
718-354-4500 Open dawn to dark 7 days a week.

Fresh Kills Park
Plans are in the works to build a wonderful park here. Some plans include a boardwalk, soccer and baseball fields, public roads, bridle paths, a bird island, and a 5,000 seat stadium. This was the home of the old landfill.

Great Kills Park, Gateway National Recreation Area
Great walking and running paths. Beach, bathhouse, snack bar, bicycling, fishing, ball fields, swimming, butterfly & geology walks & beautiful water views.

Latourette Park – 455 Acres
Greenbelt location offers a golf course & woodlands. Great for sleigh riding on the hills in the winter.

Miller Field
Hosts summer concerts, has ball fields & picnic areas. Walk to New Dorp beach from here.

Silverlake Park- 107 Acres
Offers golf course, restaurant, clubhouse & tennis courts.

Staten Island Botanical Garden
Beautiful gardens, green house, plants & ponds.

Walker Park 50 Bard Ave
Tennis Courts

Willowbrook Park – 164 Acres
Boathouse, playground, ball fields, tennis courts and a pond. Home to the children’s carousel.

Wolfs Pond Park over 170 Acres 718-984-8266
Salt water fishing is permitted, walking and jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis, beach, dog park run.

Our precious Staten Island parks are just another reason people are choosing Staten Island as the ideal place to live. Staten Island still has that home town quality. You can live close to the city and enjoy all the green open space S.I has to offer. Dont miss the boat, now is the time to buy. Interest rates are at an all time low.

Licensed Board Certified Staten Island NY Realtor®
A.T. Real Estate Specialists LLC
718-317-0949 or 917-359-1985


Pristine Three Bedroom detached Colonial.Tottenville Staten Island 10307

In Uncategorized on November 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

A rare find, one of a kind incredible pristine colonial with a huge parklike backyard. Pella sliding glass door to deck and yd. Legal in ground pool 16 x 32, 3 ½ to 8 ½ feet deep. Recently replaced Pool Heater. Child safety fence surrounds pool. There is a 22 x 22 Legal Deck, pressure treated, well maintained. The 12 x 19 shed has a hose spigot, water & electric, new entry door, new siding and shed roof. Oversized gourmet chef’s kitchen with granite backsplash, granite counter with seating for five. Separate under the counter ice maker, 36 bottle wine chiller plus an additional mini bar refrigerator. High end cherry wood kitchen cabinetry, 42 & 36 inch staggered cabinets with crown molding. Subzero refrigerator. Viking 6 burner professional stove with grill. High volume Franke brand water pot filler above stove. Viking stainless steel stove hood has a vented outside exhaust. Convenient Heat lamps and warming racks. Extra-large dining area kitchen combo. Formal living room. 1st floor full bathroom has Cherrywood vanity cabinet with a Corian top, Kohler fixtures and a Kohler whirlpool tub. Grohe shower body with 3 body sprays. Second fl. main full bath in hall has a charming pocket door, a skylight, white Corian sink top and Cherrywood cabinet with a built in linen cabinet, whirlpool tub & three Grohe shower body sprays. Three spacious bedrooms all with ceiling fans. Ample closet space, two of the bedrooms have double closets. Master bedroom has its own heating zone, walk in closet with California closet organizer & a pocket door. On site 3 car parking, gleaming hardwood floors and central stereo throughout, alarm system, a numerous amount of high hat lighting, Anderson casement and double hung windows, brand new front door and full view storm door, 2 skylights one in 2nd fl. Bathroom & one in 2nd fl. hall, storage attic with flooring, light & fan. Four ceiling fans and all existing appliances stay. Storage attic with pull down stairs. Home was recently tastefully painted. Basement is finished with a family room, plus an additional semi-finished room. Utility room, heating system, washer and dryer hookups are in the basement. Four zone baseboard Hot water furnace was recently serviced. Fifty gallon hot water storage tank works of the heating system. Full sun is up in backyard on deck by 10 AM until around 1PM. Then from 1-3 the deck is shaded, then the sun stays in the yard until 6 PM. The exterior is very deceiving the home is larger than it appears from the street, a must to see. Pride of ownership shown here. Survey is attached to MLS documents. Mint move in condition. Subject to errors and omissions.

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(BCREP) Board certified
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Risk Rate Relationship

In Uncategorized on October 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Regardless of what a lender quotes on mortgage rates, the actual rate a borrower pays is based on a number of variables. Lenders determine whether to loan money and at what rate based on the risk involved with the transaction.Sorry not available.png

Factors that increase the risk that the loan will be repaid will proportionately increase the interest rate charged to the borrower. If the risk becomes too high, the loan will not be approved.

  • Loan amounts – conventional mortgages above conforming limits as set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are considered jumbo loans and generally have a higher interest rate.
  • FICO score – the lowest interest rate is reserved for the highest score; the lower the score, the higher the rate the borrower will pay.
  • Occupancy – borrowers occupying a home as their principal residence are considered a better loan risk than second homes and investment properties.
  • Loan purpose – purchase transactions generally have the lowest interest rate with refinancing for better rates and terms being priced slightly higher. An even higher rate might be charged for refinancing and taking cash out of the property.
  • Debt-to-Income Ratio – a borrower’s monthly liabilities divided by their gross monthly income develops a ratio that helps lenders to assess the borrower’s ability to repay the mortgage.
  • Property Type – some types of property are considered higher risk than others which could adversely affect the rate.
  • Loan-to-value – the lower the percentage of the loan to the appraised value of the property will generally lower the interest rate.

Any combination of these factors could limit a borrower’s ability to secure a mortgage at the rate initially quoted. Pre-approval by a trusted mortgage professional can be the best way to know what rate you can expect to pay. Please call for a recommendation of a trusted mortgage professional.