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Is It The Delicious Coffee, Great Conversation Or The Location… What’s Brewing On Staten Island’s North Shore ?

Do you wake up anticipating a great cup of coffee? Is it the jump start of your day ….the fuel that keeps you going ? I definitely look forward to a great cup of coffee….after my morning run in Silver Lake Park…. a stop at the “Coffee & Tea Market” on Forest Ave. is a great way to start the day. This wonderful niche gathering place is located within Silver Lake; part of Staten Island’s North Shore community.

 

 

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The Silver Lake community has many options of housing…charming colonials, capes, condos, apartments and magnificent victorian homes. Many of the home date back to the early 1900’s. Click here to find homes within the Silver Lake area. http://mysibor.com/%28lkmz1sewfcn5pr554avtvj45%29/default.aspx?sitecode=9425 

Many local buses and the X30 express bus to midtown Manhattan, travel along the main street of Forest ave. Also in the area is the beautiful Silver Lake Park http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/silverlakepark , which just added a tot park for the little ones to enjoy.

 The “Coffee & Tea Market” is part of  the Forest Avenue Business Improvement District or BID http://www.forestavenuebid.com/about-us    Owner Todd David provides a large selection of coffees and teas to fit everyone’s taste. I personally enjoy the flavor of the day….every morning there is a different flavor of coffee written on the chalk board. The anticipation of the flavor of the day ….is something I look forward to daily.  


Many locals enjoy their morning and afternoon coffee or tea…while chatting with old friends and new friends. The sense of community and good old neighborly interaction is so pleasurable here. Knowing everyone in the Coffee & Tea Market just by being a customer…is certainly a nice feeling.The next time you are in Staten Island’s North Shore…. make sure to travel through the Silver Lake community. Discover why so many love this area….parks, golf course, small town community….just to name a few attractions… a wonderful place to live.

Check out homes for sale in Staten Island at www.holly1.listingbook.com .Staten Island’s North Shore http://facebook.com/northshoreholly. Also join me on twitter http://twitter.com/hollyolivieri

There are 2 kinds of Real Estate professionals…those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of selling a home….and those who don’t. Have an extraordinary day !

Why Are You Inspecting My House ?

Welcome to businesses, people and homes of Staten Island’s North Shore community. Today’s business highlight shares what you can expect during a home inspection. At times inspections can be daunting and nerve racking for a seller of a home……and to some extent to a buyer. Free buyers guide : www.wiesnerolivieri.info

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I met up with Manny Stratakis, a licensed NYS home inspector with Pillar To Post www.pillartopost-statenisland.com located here on Staten Island while on a recent home inspection. I wanted to find out…….will an inspector always find something wrong in the home inspection process ? Manny indicated inspectors look for major problems….heating and cooling systems,electrical problems, signs of water damage,termites and structural or plumbing problems. Do -it – yourself projects are also closely checked. Often problems are minor and inexpensive for the seller to fix. How can the seller prepare for the inspection? Manny suggested, having the seller give their home the once over is a good idea…..prior to inspection. In my opinion….an experienced Real Estate agent can give the house a good look-over….agents may not have the expertise of a home inspector …..but have been through enough sale negotiations to spot common red flags. I believe even when negotiations get tough….. the buyer still wants to buy your home. It is true …buyers do experience feeling overwhelmed also. When purchasing a home. bear in mind that a home inspection is a tool and resource you can use in determining if that particular home is for you. Looking for expert advice… Manny is an inspector who will provide  a professional and knowledgable home inspection.

Check out homes for sale in Staten Island at www.holly1.listingbook.com .Staten Island’s North Shore http://facebook.com/northshoreholly. Also join me on twitter http://twitter.com/hollyolivieri

There are 2 kinds of Real Estate professionals…those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of selling a home….and those who don’t. Have an extraordinary day !

Opportunity Strikes…..You have The Chance To Live On This Fabulous Street In Staten Island’s Grasmere Community.

It’s not too often you get the opportunity to purchase a home on Radcliff Road in Staten Island’s Grasmere. Well the time is now to live in an area exclusive to some fabulous attractions…Brady’s Pond is the only freshwater pond in all of New York City that is suitable for swimming.

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The 15 acre pond features….sand beach, lifeguards, pedal and row boats….only one of the charms of this northeastern community of Staten Island. The lake also boosts a private swim club called Cameron Club. Shopping is close by, and commuting to Manhattan is easy. The ferry is a 10 minute trip from the Grasmere stop on the Staten Island Railway. The convenience of the local train, local bus (to Brooklyn & Staten Island) and express bus make this an attractive place to live. Housing options vary…..from country-like homes to condo living.

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A solid brick immaculate renovated cape with fabulous hardwood floors thru-out has become available for purchase….three bedrooms, two baths, beautiful woodburning fireplace, bright and airy space. Priced right …below 650,000….makes this very attractive.

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The feel of this beautiful home is a country setting, tranquil and serene. The Kitchen boosts Rutt cabinets,separate pantry, double oven and open airy space leading to the dining room. Looking for a particular lifestyle…..easy commute, shopping nearby, charming renovated home… this is your opportunity to enjoy the prestigious community of Grasmere.

Check out homes for sale in Staten Island at www.holly1.listingbook.com. Businsesses, people and homes highlighted in Staten Island’s North Shore http://facebook.com/northshoreholly . Also join me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/hollyolivieri .

There are two kinds of Real Estate professionals….Those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of selling or buying a home….and those who don’t. Have an extraordinary day!

Do You Know Your Choices When Selecting A Home Or Business Security System? Staten Island North Shore Business Explain…

Welcome to businesses, people and homes of Staten Island’s North Shore community. Today’s business highlight is APB Security Systems, located on Victory Blvd. in Staten Island’s North Shore. http://www.apbsecurity.com/   Steve Coppola Pres.of APB Security Systems Inc. and his daughter Pamela Coppola Columbia Pres. of Statewide Fire Corp. discussed relevant security systems being used today.

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Now when I think of security… I think of your basic alarm, where either the alarm rings only on the property when triggered or can be set to alert central station….which then contacts the police. So with today’s technology….. I was curious as to what types of security systems are available today. Both homeowners and business owners can certainly benefit by knowing what their options are in the world of security. One form of security I was introduced to ; AES -Intellinet http://www.aes-intellinet.com/ this is a wireless alarm that works on radio technology. No cellular or telephone connection…a radio connection that can alert central station in 1-3 seconds. How neat is that…now that is technology! It is also provides use in hard to reach areas. The second type of security system we talked about was Videofied http://www.videofied.com/. This particular system looks like a motion detector…no phone lines, a cellular device that takes pictures every few seconds when triggered. Signals are sent to central station…..which determines if a crime is in progress or not. If a crime is in action, Police will be alerted as a “crime in progress”…..which respond time is faster than a routine alarm. I see this as being a useful form of security…. in an empty home, building or new construction.

Steve and Pam provided some very useful information today. I definitely look at security systems differently now. Knowing various options that are available to the consumer. The family owned business of APB Security Systems on Staten Island’s North Shore is eager to provide you with current information and security options ….to fit your lifestyle or business. If you are looking for honesty and courteous service definitely speak to Steve or Pam…… a staple business within the North Shore community.


Check out homes for sale in Staten Island at www.holly1.listingbook.com. Businesses, people and homes highlighted in Staten Island’s North Shore http://facebook.com/northshoreholly . Also join me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hollyolivieri .

There are two kinds of Real Estate professionals…those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of selling or buying a home …..and those who don’t. Have an extraordinary day!

What Are Two Relevant Types Of Security Systems Today ?

Welcome to businesses, people and homes of Staten Island’s North Shore community. Today’s business highlight is APB Security Systems, located on Victory Blvd. in Staten Island’s North Shore. http://www.apbsecurity.com/   Steve Coppola Pres.of APB Security Systems Inc. and his daughter Pamela Coppola Columbia Pres. of Statewide Fire Corp. discussed relevant security systems being used today.

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Now when I think of security… I think of your basic alarm, where either the alarm rings only on the property when triggered or can be set to alert central station….which then contacts the police. So with today’s technology….. I was curious as to what types of security systems are available today. Both homeowners and business owners can certainly benefit by knowing what their options are in the world of security. One form of security I was introduced to ; AES -Intellinet http://www.aes-intellinet.com/ this is a wireless alarm that works on radio technology. No cellular or telephone connection…a radio connection that can alert central station in 1-3 seconds. How neat is that…now that is technology! It is also provides use in hard to reach areas. The second type of security system we talked about was Videofied http://www.videofied.com/. This particular system looks like a motion detector…no phone lines, a cellular device that takes pictures every few seconds when triggered. Signals are sent to central station…..which determines if a crime is in progress or not. If a crime is in action, Police will be alerted as a “crime in progress”…..which respond time is faster than a routine alarm. I see this as being a useful form of security…. in an empty home, building or new construction.

Steve and Pam provided some very useful information today. I definitely look at security systems differently now. Knowing various options that are available to the consumer. The family owned business of APB Security Systems on Staten Island’s North Shore is eager to provide you with current information and security options ….to fit your lifestyle or business. If you are looking for honesty and courteous service definitely speak to Steve or Pam…… a staple business within the North Shore community.


Check out homes for sale in Staten Island at www.holly1.listingbook.com. Businesses, people and homes highlighted in Staten Island’s North Shore http://facebook.com/northshoreholly . Also join me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hollyolivieri .

There are two kinds of Real Estate professionals…those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of selling or buying a home …..and those who don’t. Have an extraordinary day!

What Are Two Relevant Types Of Security Systems Today ?

Welcome to businesses, people and homes of Staten Island’s North Shore community. Today’s business highlight is APB Security Systems, located on Victory Blvd. in Staten Island’s North Shore. http://www.apbsecurity.com/   Steve Coppola Pres.of APB Security Systems Inc. and his daughter Pamela Coppola Columbia Pres. of Statewide Fire Corp. discussed relevant security systems being used today.

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Now when I think of security… I think of your basic alarm, where either the alarm rings only on the property when triggered or can be set to alert central station….which then contacts the police. So with today’s technology….. I was curious as to what types of security systems are available today. Both homeowners and business owners can certainly benefit by knowing what their options are in the world of security. One form of security I was introduced to ; AES -Intellinet http://www.aes-intellinet.com/ this is a wireless alarm that works on radio technology. No cellular or telephone connection…a radio connection that can alert central station in 1-3 seconds. How neat is that…now that is technology! It is also provides use in hard to reach areas. The second type of security system we talked about was Videofied http://www.videofied.com/. This particular system looks like a motion detector…no phone lines, a cellular device that takes pictures every few seconds when triggered. Signals are sent to central station…..which determines if a crime is in progress or not. If a crime is in action, Police will be alerted as a “crime in progress”…..which respond time is faster than a routine alarm. I see this as being a useful form of security…. in an empty home, building or new construction.

Steve and Pam provided some very useful information today. I definitely look at security systems differently now. Knowing various options that are available to the consumer. The family owned business of APB Security Systems on Staten Island’s North Shore is eager to provide you with current information and security options ….to fit your lifestyle or business. If you are looking for honesty and courteous service definitely speak to Steve or Pam…… a staple business within the North Shore community.


Check out homes for sale in Staten Island at www.holly1.listingbook.com. Businesses, people and homes highlighted in Staten Island’s North Shore http://facebook.com/northshoreholly . Also join me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hollyolivieri .

There are two kinds of Real Estate professionals…those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of selling or buying a home …..and those who don’t. Have an extraordinary day!

Do You Love Freshly Baked Delicious Cookies ? Wow…….You have to See What I found In Staten Island’s North Shore!.

Welcome to businesses, people and homes of Staten Island’s North Shore community. My recent visit was to Cookie Jar located in West Brighton, within the North Shore neighborhood. http://www.whereyoueat.com/Cookie-Jar–3253.html

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I felt like I was in cookie heaven….over 150 varieties of homemade freshly baked cookies. You name it…nuts, jelly,chocolate, sprinkles,coconut…… the scrumptious cookie list goes on. Owners James and Maria Carrozza presented to me a “sweet part of the North Shore community”. The Cookie Jar opened in December of 2007. I was a customer of Cake Chef….the mother store where it all began for James and Maria. At this first location was where I was introduced to many of these tantalizing cookies.  Baked are over 150 varieties of cookies all made in small batches from scratch. Only top quality ingredients are used in all the baking. Along with these fabulous tasting cookies are a wall filled with over 100 cookie jars. James is a collector…..and the cookie jars fit right in. If you desire a sweet treat…. a great cup of imported Italian coffee….maybe a twist…..asian bubble tea ? Cookie Jar has seating for a quick break during your hectic day. Make sure to stop by and sample this wonderful sweet treat experience on Staten Island’s North Shore.

Check out homes for sale in Staten Island at www.holly1.listingbook.com . Businesses,people and homes highlighted in Staten Island’s North Shore http://facebook.com/northshoreholly. Also join me on twitter http://twitter.com/hollyolivieri

There are 2 kinds of Real Estate professionals….those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of selling or buying a home….and those who don’t. Thank you….Have an extraordinary day!

What’s Really Going On………In Staten Island Real Estate ?

The weekend was gorgeous …..outdoor activities were in full swing. Whether you were walking or fishing in one of Staten Island’s fabulous parks( http://www.statenislandusa.com/parks.html), engaging in one of the fine cultural centers(http://www.snug-harbor.org/, http://www.casa-belvedere.org/blog/) on Staten Island’s North Shore, golfing at one of the fine golf courses or taking spike for a walk in one of S.I.’s doggy parks…….it was a weekend to be out and about.

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While enjoying the fabulous weekend…..appointments,openhouses in full swing and a multitude of interesting conversations. Which brings me to why I am writing….to get a feel for the Staten Island Real Estate market .I enjoy speaking to FSBO who host their own openhouses. In my opinion it is a great idea for Sellers to give it a shot. What better way for the FSBO to experience the process of selling their own home? Realization of what the job entails….local market knowledge,bargain hunters,strategic marketing and engaging in a multitude of conversations. Can your emotions as a FSBO hinder that perspective buyer ? Technically this is a business transaction…..what does this require?

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Knowledge, expertise patience and the proper mannerism while speaking to prospects. What are the FSBO’S resources for information?  Local papers,neighbors and the internet ? I firmly believe….. especially in our present economic times….the average FSBO needs assistance in addressing many issues that arise today in our current Real Estate market.

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Is preparation by the FSBO overlooked …….All house records in order, realistic pricing, living in the past and how are your negotiation skills? FSBO’s why not give it a shot…weekend after weekend spent marketing your home….many unnecessary conversations….are the people who enter your home truly qualified ? FSBO’s….you certainly will not know unless you try right ? Give it your best shot !

Take a look at my New Buyer’s Guide: http://WiesnerOlivieri.info

Check out homes for sale in Staten Island at: www.holly1.listingbook.com. Also view businesses,people and homes highlighted in Staten Island’s North Shore at: http://facebook.com/northshoreholly

There are 2 kinds of Real Estate professionals….those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of selling or buying a home…..and those who don’t. Have an extraordinary day !