One Bedroom with Walkup Attic near Forest Ave $1,700

One bedroom with walkup attic near Forest Ave $1,700.  Beautiful large all newly renovated apartment with hardwood floors and walkup attic steps from Forest Ave!! Steps from Metfood, restaurants, and many other businesses.  Walk to most errands.

All new bathroom and kitchen complete with new appliances. Deep stained hardwood floors.  Air condition units supplied.

Landlord pays heat and water!  Tenant pays all other expenses.

Large backyard is shared among 4 tenants.  Can be utilized for BBQ grill and Storage shed can be placed in yard if convenient for tenant.

Tenant must show proof of income and have good credit score!

No pets and no smoking.

Bus lines near apartment:

Bus lines:

  • S48 St. George – Mariners Harbor – .01 mile

  • X30 Staten Island – Manhattan Express – .01 mile

  • S98 St. George – Mariners Harbor LTD – .01 mile

  • S46 St. George – West Shore Plaza – .02 mile

  • S96 St. George – West Shore Plaza LTD – .02 mile

Call for details and showing:

Rosemarie Rivicci

NYS Associate Broker

Barbara Corregano RE

917-846-5795

One bedroom with walkup attic near Forest Ave  $1700

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying & Selling

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying & Selling!

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying & Selling! | MyKCM

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey; you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.

The 5 Reasons You NEED a Real Estate Professional in your corner haven’t changed, but rather have been strengthened, due to the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick up steam.

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly changing. A true Real Estate Professional is an expert in their market and can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make your dream a reality.

2. Ok, so you found your dream house, now what?

According to the National Association of Realtors, there are  many steps that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Don’t you want someone who has been there before, someone who knows what these actions are, to make sure that you acquire your dream?

3. Are you a good negotiator?

So maybe you’re not convinced that you need an agent to sell your home. However, after looking at the list of parties that you need to be prepared to negotiate with, you’ll realize the value in selecting a Real Estate Professional. From the buyer (who wants the best deal possible), to the home inspection companies, to the appraiser, there are at least 11 different people that you will have to be knowledgeable with and answer to, during the process.

4. What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth?

It is important for your home to be priced correctly from the start to attract the right buyers and shorten the time that it’s on the market. You need someone who is not emotionally connected to your home to give you the truth as to your home’s value. According to the National Association of REALTORS, “the typical FSBO home sold for $185,000 compared to $245,000 among agent-assisted home sales.”

Get the most out of your transaction by hiring a professional.

5. Do you know what’s really going on in the market?

There is so much information out there on the news and the internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates; how do you know what’s going on specifically in your area? Who do you turn to in order to competitively price your home correctly at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a lowball offer?

Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises:

“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”

Hiring an agent who has their finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

Bottom Line

You wouldn’t replace the engine in your car without a trusted mechanic. Why would you make one of the most important financial decisions of your life without hiring a Real Estate Professional?

If you have a property to sell, give a call today and cash in on this rapidly increasing sellers market! I look forward to assisting you!

Rosemarie Rivicci

NYS Associate Broker

Barbara Corregano RE

917-846-5795

Voters Guide for NYC 2013

Voters Guide for NYC  2013

This is a major election year in New York City.

Voting will take place for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president and City Council.

Meet the candidates, videos, and links to their websites.

All the information needed to vote in November 2013 is provided through the link above.

Compare where each candidate stands on major issues and cast your vote.

Make an informed decision!

Get out and vote, November 5, 2013!

Rosemarie Rivicci

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Appleseed Homes

917-846-5795

Staten Island St. Patricks Day Parade 2013

Irish eyes are smiling as Staten Island St. Patricks Day Parade 2013 prepares to march on St. Patricks Day for the first time in a decade!  When St. Patricks Day  falls on a Sunday the organizers of the Manhattan parade  will not hold the parade, which passes St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, on a holy day of obligation for the Catholic Church.

When this happens the Manhattan St. Patricks Day Parade is then switched to the Saturday before.  And lucky for us, this switch allows island organizers to hold the Staten Island parade on St. Patricks Day!!

The parade will step off at noon at Hart Boulevard and Forest Avenue, West Brighton, and the route runs to Jewett Avenue. The reviewing stand will be at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church.

See you at the Staten Island St. Patricks Day Parade!!st.pattysthumbnail

Rosemarie Rivicci

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Appleseed Homes

917-846-5795

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NYC School Bus Strike

NYC School Bus Strike – Wednesday January 16th.

Beginning Wednesday, January 16, there will be a strike by bus drivers who provide school bus services to the majority of NYC’s public and non-public school students and school bus service for most or all school-age students is not operating.

Check out this page to see if your child’s bus route will be affected by the strike.

Apple iPad 3 Announcement March 7th? Possible Retina Display and Siri?

Apple iPad 3 Announcement March 7th?  Possible Retina Display and Siri?  The time has finally come!

With Apples announcement of an event on March 7th, it can only mean one thing.  iPad 3!!!!

The iPad 3 or whatever Apple will choose to call it  is expected to bring many new features to the already best selling tablet.  The most highly anticipated is the inclusion of a retina display.  This video shows the comparision of a regualr iPad 2 display and the rumored iPad 3’s retina display. This will be an excellent tool for Realtors when showing photos of homes on their iPad.  Another long awaited feature rumored to be in the iPad 3 is 4g LTE.  If included this will bring much faster speeds than the current 3g speeds in the iPad 2.  Less time wasted for homebuyers and Realtors who want to see just one more home, or even bring up comparable properties when buyers are ready to make offers.   There are a few reasons Apple has not included 4g in the past.  One is that the chips are still very big and would cause the device that they are in to be bigger.  Apple is known for its visually appealing products and likes to keep them as thin as possible.  Another downside to 4g connectivity is it greatly decrease battery life.  Another feautre that Apple takes very serioulsly in the current iPad model that gets an astounding 10+ hours. Whether or not the technology has improved enough where Apple will not need to make any sacrifices in battery life  or its sleek design.   A quad core processor such as the A6  is expected to overtake the dual core A5 processor that is used in the iPad 2.  This will make way for much more powerful apps and also much better graphics for gaming which is the number one category in the app store.   The final question will be whether or not Apple will include Siri in the new iPad or keep it exclusive to the iPhone 4S.   With the announcment only one week from today we wont have to wait to much longer to see which of these features Apple will choose to include in its latest tablet computer.

Overall this sounds like it will be an excellent tool for any Realtor looking to work smart with their buyers and sellers!

House for Rent – Westerleigh, Staten Island – $1,800+

House for Rent – Westerleigh, Staten Island – $1,800.00 plus utilities

This is a 2/3 Bedroom 1 1/2 bath end unit townhouse with garage and washer dryer.

This home was built in 1993 and has recently been all updated

Entry from garage into 1st level of townhome

Foyer area leading to family room/3rd bedroom with sliders to small yard. Fenced in patio area for grill

Next level is kitchen with large walk in pantry. All updated with all applinaces.

Living room/dining room combination with large window,with half bath at top of stairs.

Next level is the Master Bedroom with large closet and 2nd bedroom also with large closet.  Main bath is also recently updated and tiled.

Plenty of storage!!

Walking distance to Forest Ave shopping and restaurants!

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips for Staten Island, NY

Mayor Bloomberg announced that this snowstorm is the fifth largest in the

Snow in Staten Island, NY
Great Kills, Staten Island

history of NYC! There is lots of snow to shovel in New York.   Shoveling snow is very demanding on the body.  The energy used to shovel is compared to the amount of energy needed to complete a round of tennis or speed walking at 5 m.p.h. Below are some Snow Shoveling Safety Tips for Staten Island, NY

1.  If you have a history of heart trouble, talk to your doctor before you begin to shovel.

2.  Avoid caffeine or nicotine before beginning.  They may increase your heart rate and cause your blood vessels to constrict, placing extra stress on your heart.

3.  Drink plenty of water.  Dehydration doesn’t only happen in the summer.

4.  Dress in layers so you can remove one at a time as needed.

5.  Warm up first just as you would for any other excercise.  Stretch the muscles in your arms and legs, warm muscles work more efficiently and are less likely to be injured. 

6.  Bend your knees and keep your back as straight as possible.  Lifting should come from leg muscles. Never bend at your waist.

7. Keep some distance between your hands allowing for more leverage and making it easier to lift snow.

8.  Shovel in sections. Shovel off 2 inches at a time.

9.  Push, don’t lift. Save back energy by pushing snow to the side instead of lifting and throwing off to side.

10.  Listen to your body. If you feel pain in chest, shoulder, neck or arm or experience dizzieness, fainting sweating, nausea or shortness of breath, seek medical help. 

 

Voters Guide 2010 – NYC

 Voters Guide 2010 – NYC

Need some help in choosing a candidate to vote for in the upcoming election?
You can compare the positions of those running for the House
and Senate from your district in the country to your particular views.

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Check it out and let me know how you like it.

 

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