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Must-Have Tools for Homeowners

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These five tools will cover most of your basic Read more…

Best Breakfast and Brunch Places on Staten Island

You can’t live a full life on an empty stomach! We know the feeling of being super hungry but too lazy to get up and make something first thing in the morning. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the PUMA Team came up with some of their favorite picks from savory Read more…

Short Sale and Foreclosure: How are They Different?

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on financially. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different, with varying timelines and financial impact on the homeowner. Here’s a Read more…

Ideas for Accent Walls

An accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness and contrast, and are typically a very inexpensive DIY project. The starter accent wall You can easily add an accent wall to your room in Read more…

PUMA’S Picks – Best Places to Grab a Drink

A night on the town! Forget going all the way into the city for a night out, Staten Island has some great local spots you should check out. The PUMA team came up with their favorite places to grab drinks and appetizers that you’ll love!  Each of these picks provide a different ambience that will Read more…

Upsizing Your Home

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too small as families expand and multiple generations live under one roof. Remodeling and adding to your home is one option for creating Read more…

PUMA’S Picks – Pizza

When the moon hits your eye! We know New Yorkers have a deep attachment to their pizza and are pretty picky when it comes to finding a pizza that meets all of their requirements. The Puma Team decided to come together to pick their favorite pizza spots throughout Staten Island from North Shore to South Read more…

Dealing With Scratched Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are highly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or years of heavy use from kids playing with toys and chairs being shuffled around, it may be time for some DIY fixes. Hiding scratches: If you’ve Read more…

5 Criteria for Pricing Your Home

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales Read more…