The headline above has already grabbed the attention of a 50 million person megalopolis this week. This storm of the century, without dropping a flake has garnered naming rights, and œsnowmageddon is it. A little dire, you have to say.
Is this blizzard just another dizzying media frenzy set to fizzle, who knows? However, always be on the side of caution and head warnings. It’s been fun here in the media capital of the world, the storm has dominated every media outlet available. As a New Yorker, I know we all have been down this road before when they say we getting nothing snow wise, we get clobbered or vice-versa. The fellow on right is saying more than 6 to 12 inches, and I’m saying maybe more.
As œsnowmageddon gets underway what can we expect here on Staten Island. Well, as I look at my window its flaking just a bit, which was beyond this morning’s weather forecast already. Like all nor’easters past, the scenario that leaves 2 feet in Washington D.C. and Philly with just 5 inches in NYC has been predicted before. For instance…the 96′ Blizzard, which was predicted to do the same thing, leave the big city out with only a little bit snow. My prediction…We’re in for a bit more than they think, here in the Big Apple. Why? Because, history says snowy nor-easters doesn’t leave New York that far out, and Boston maybe in on it before long. If I™m right I want in on Al Rokers morning slot, at least for a day. Happy shoveling… And most of all be safe.
Richmondtown is no stranger to Staten Island luxury to high end real estate markets, and proof lies in the numbers. Making an appearance in this report, is the not so common million dollar home sale in today’s real estate market, at least locally, . At the high water mark, as reported by the New York City Department of Finance back in October of last year, the sale of 4000+ square foot home on Natick St., settled up at $1,175,000. 511 Lighthouse Ave, came in nearly at a million dollars, with a closing day price tag of $997,885 back in August. Well, its clear the area had some nice sized home sales, even when the real estate market was a bit soft in the high end market. However, if you are considering this area of Staten Island, here is information on latest home listings in Richmondtown.
Below is a rundown of home and land sales in Richmondtown as reported by the New York City Department of Finance, where you can pay among many things, your parking tickets. Anyhow, as my usual disclaimer goes; homes listed in this report may or may not be those marketed and/or sold by licensed real estate agents or brokers. Homes listed with a price of N/A means the home transferred on the day of the sale without money considerations. Look here: for live real estate data on Staten Island.
Address / Price / Closing Date
149 ARDSLEY STREET 10306/ N/A / 11/16/2009
81 CRANFORD COURT 10306 / $315,000 / 11/6/2009
9 BOYLE PLACE 10306 / $325,000 / 11/2/2009 (more…)
Yes, the home sales report headline now has œarea associated with it. If you haven’t noticed already, some home and land sales being reported by the NYC Department of Finance sometimes fall outside of neighborhood boundaries, at least as most Staten Islander’s know them. The Department of Finance classifies these sales as Dongan Hills, and that’s where I’ll leave it. I guess it’s close enough.
( ©Pictured Below Right) Dongan Hills / Ocean Breeze wild turkeys take to the Street surrounding Staten Island University Hospital.
Dongan Hills is commonly known for its wild turkey runs, and be rest assured the locals just love’em. Enough about the birds, let’s just get down to some notable real estate sales in the area. Taking the high sale mark back on August 10th, 2009, was 58 Durgess St. (which is more like Old Town than Dongan Hills), had a closing day settlement of 950,000,. Next up was a single family home, located at 23 Glendale, which had a final sale price of $660,000. Below is a rundown of the rest of the real estate sales in the area.
If you’re in the market for a home in the Dongan Hills area, you can follow my link to see all the real estate listings in the area. For real-time real estate data in Staten Island, you can visit our Market Snapshot feature.
Below is a rundown of the latest home and real estate sales in Dongan Hills, Staten Island as reported publicly by the New York City Department of Finance. The rolling listed homes and real estate transactions reported, may or may not be those marketed and sold by licensed real estate agents or brokers. To see recent home sale data around an address you can see them here.
**Property type is listed on property other than one family homes.
** Property Type / Address /Price / Closing Date
66 WILSON STREET / $425,000/ 11/10/2009
TWO FAMILY HOMES /260 CROMWELL AVENUE $494,000 10/22/2009
184 ALTER AVENUE / $460,000 / 10/19/2009
18 SAVIN COURT / N/A / 10/15/2009
15 COOPER AVENUE / $315,000 / 9/30/2009
24 MINNA STREET / N/A / 9/17/2009
396 NORTH RAILROAD AVENUE / $445,146 / 9/8/2009 (more…)
Sunday, January 31, 2010, between 1-3 P.M. Price: $579,000
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The U.S. Senate passes credit card reform bill, and President Obama signs what will be known as the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, the following day.
Amidst huge of public bailout dollars being doled out, predatory lending practices in the credit card industry became the target of legislators and a public that had grown furious with the banking industry. The credit card industry’s use of arbitrary interest rate increases, high fees, and default rates the scrape the boundaries of legality are now a target of the President. Among many provisions under the bill, credit card issuers will have to give significant notice of payments due, and cannot arbitrarily charge raise rates on credit card holders for host of reasons. Here is the full version of the bill. The law is set to take effect February 22 ,2010
May’s Staten Island real estate market.
A total of 173 single and two family home units sold in May. While this number is still below 200 sales, it’s now this third straight month of small volume gains. However, inventory still stands at over 18 months. For the specifics you can see my post on Staten Island’s real market conditions that month .
June, 2009 …Positive news begins to take shape.
NAR National Association of Realtors announces existing home sales were up 3 straight months nationwide.
Jun. 25, 2009
Cash for Clunkers bill is signed into law by President Barack Obama. The program gives rebates of $4500.00 to trade-ins in exchange for the purchase of a new more fuel efficient car. The program is widely considered a huge success, driving a huge spike in auto sales. (Photo Right: Toyota sits on the lot of dealership marked as Cash for Clunker. Photo Source: Christopher Ziemnowicz, Wikipedia.
Here is a chronology of the Cash for Clunkers bill.
Jun 30, 2009
Bernard Madoff is sentenced to 150 years in prison for operating a multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme.
June’s Staten Island’s real estate market.
The real estate market sees more positive news as it steps over the 200 unit sales mark. Our market and many others are being spurred by the first time home-buyer tax credit and historically low interest rates. News about an improving Wall Street also helped build confidence the economy was getting a bit better. Here was the Staten Island market conditions report for June, 2009.
Truth in lending regulatory reform…
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AIG needs another $30 billion under TARP, sparking concern that bailout money is being placed in a vacuum.
March 9, 2009.
An astounding way-point has been reached in the recession, as Wall Street loses more than a decade™s worth of growth.
To date, this day will mark the pinnacle of what will be Wall Street’s worst day since the Great Depression. The losses were staggering, as the Dow Jones industrial average sits at an unprecedented 6,547 points, the lowest in 12 years. This marks a loss of more than an entire decade™s worth of wealth.
March™s Staten Island Real Estate market.
Real estate market sees a bit of improvement, at least activity wise, as a sales of one and two family homes hits 190 units, which is up from the previous months 157 units. March™s median home sale price falls to $363,050, its lowest point in over four years. Interest rates hovered around 5% in the months prior and home buying activity was spurred by the new $8000 first time home-buyer tax credit.