10 Things to Do Before Buying a Home

February 21, 2019 | By Mary Hayes

10 Things to Do Before Buying a Home Buying a home is often the largest financial transaction a person makes in his or her life. So it's critical that you make the right preparations and do the proper research. Regardless of unique situations and special circumstances, there are ten things you should do before buying a home. 1. Study the home buying process. This will allow you to make better decisions and act confidently. Home buying lingo is a big part of this, so be sure to read through a few home-buying and mortgage glossaries before you get into the thick of things. No time to read? This is why you'll work with a licensed real estate salesperson, who will act a... ...

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10 Things Every Home Buyer Should Know About Credit Scores

January 15, 2019 | By Mary Hayes

10 Things Every Home Buyer Should Know About Credit Scores If you are using a mortgage loan to help cover the cost of a home purchase (as most buyers do), you need to understand how credit scores work. Your lender will review your credit when you apply for a loan. This three-digit number can help or hurt your chances of getting approved, and it also affects the interest rate you receive. So it's doubly important. Here are ten things every first-time buyer should know about credit scores, mortgage loans, and the relationship between them. 1. Your credit score does not come out of thin air. It is based on your financial behavior. Good financial behavior...

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Rosebank Office Celebrates First Year on Bay Street

December 15, 2018 | By Mary Hayes

American Homes Group celebrates the one year anniversary of their branch office located in Rosebank, Staten Island. On December 16, 2017 American Homes Group opened their doors on Bay Street and welcomed the community to help join in their celebrations. The branch office was a necessity in growing the Real Estate Sales team in a booming borough. Ron Molcho, Broker and Owner, expanded his business in addition to his office on Forest Avenue, in West Brighton. Under the wing of NYS Real Estate Associate Broker, ‘Calvin’ Tsun Ming Lau, the team has grown tremendously this past year. And with the leadership of NYS Real Estate Associate Broker Richard Dun the team ...

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367 Bedford Avenue - For Sale

December 6, 2018 | By 'Calvin' Tsun Ming Lau

This house is a newly updated Single Family Colonial located in highly desirable location, Midland Beach! Hardwood floors on 1st and 2nd floors, crown molding, custom kitchen cabinets with granite countertop and stainless steel appliances. Finished basement with 3/4 bath, laundry room, guest room and separate entrance to the yard. 3 spacious bedrooms on the second floor with a huge 4 piece bath with a jacuzzi! Fully paved and fenced backyard with above ground swimming pool perfect for entertaining. Built-in garage with 2 additional parking spots, minutes away from Hylan Blvd with all local and express buses! This property is listed by NYS Associate Re... ...

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Shining Light - Calvin Lau

November 1, 2018 | By Ron Molcho

The great thing about working with our brokerage is when you work with one agent, you get the whole realtor family. Our realtor family is packed with top producers, marketing specialists, techies, and old school veterans of the industry. One team member we like to shine some light on is NYS Associate Real Estate Broker 'Calvin' Tsun Ming Lau, member of American Homes Group since 2015. Calvin has closed on 140 + listings in the last 3 years. What an incredible, hard-working Realtor we have on our hands!

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Staten Island Home of the Week: Sweeping views of the hills, $2.2M

July 29, 2018 | By Ron Molcho

Staten Island Home of the Week: Sweeping views of the hills, $2.2M STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- This six-bedroom, six-bathroom, single-family home features a granite foyer and a banquet-sized formal dining room with seating for 12-plus guests, as listed on "Nestled in the Todt Hill section of Staten Island" at 120 Milden Avenue, the home is priced at $2,199,999. The listing on Staten Island Multiple Listing Service at reports that the 7,200-square-foot residence, built in 2000, "boasts sweeping views of the hills." The over-sized living room has a gas fireplace and a wet bar and the custom kitchen is fully equip... ...

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Staten Island Home of the Week: 1899 Victorian, West Brighton

May 20, 2018 | By Ron Molcho

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- This single-family, 3,663-square-foot Victorian is located at 15 Bement Ave., West Brighton It is priced at $1,130,000. Built in 1899, the home has three floors of living space, according to the listing on The home boasts 13 rooms, eight bedrooms, a formal living room and dining room, six fireplaces, 12-foot ceilings and an original staircase, as listed on Staten Island Multiple Listing Service at "Ceilings are adorned with beautiful moldings and medallions" and the porch overlooks the 75-foot by 149-foot park-like setting, set back from the street, as listed. Take a virtual tour. Maurice Molch...

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