Archive for February, 2012

Open House Staten Island South Shore, Eltingville

82 Pacific Ave, 10312. Sunday 26 February 2012, from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. $399,000

Outdoor lovers alert;  large sunny backyard, 50X35 feet, nice size side yard, suitable for a garden, walking distance to beautiful Seaside Nature Park, Express bus service to Manhattan, Staten Island Rapid Transit, the express train only takes 12 minutes to the ferry.  Shopping and banks also only a short walk away.  Bus service also to the Staten Island Mall.

Come on in, I’ll have fresh coffee available.  Take the tour.  See the neighborhood on my Youtube video below.


Store for rent, Grasmere, Staten Island, $1600 mo.  Net lease.  Call Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, working with Appleseed Homes, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314, office 718-698-9797, cell 917-696-0275


Open House Staten Island South Shore, 82 Pacific Ave. Eltingville

Priced Right at $399,000

This weekend, February 24, 25, and 26,

Friday;  Broker Open House, 12-3 P.M.

Saturday Public Open House Feb 25th, from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Sunday Public Open House Feb 26th from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

For more information click


Commercial Real Estate for lease;


the unit to the right of the Cleaners

1130 Targee Street, 10304,

Store for Rent

near Staten Island Pickle Works

$1600  month, Call Kenneth Cole,

NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Open House, 82 Pacific Ave, Staten Island South Shore, Eltingville 25 & 26 February 2012

Saturday 25 February 2012 from 11 A.M. till 2 P.M. and Sunday 26 February 2012 from 1 P.M. till 4 P.M.3 bedroom Raised Ranch

Take the High Definition Virtual Tour  of 82 Pacific Ave, at

A three bedroom, 2 bath Raised Ranch, priced at $399,000 on an oversized lot of 50X95 feet, near public transportation, X bus and train to the Staten Island Ferry, shopping and parks

Get ready for spring, home maintenance check list

Check List of Spring Outdoor Maintenance for Homeowners

Start at the top-the roof. There is no need to climb. Just get a good pair of field glasses and take a look.  Check for missing shingles, debris around the chimney and for loose gutters.

Exterior.  Check the siding for gaps of caulking that came off, peeling or blistering paint, tree branches or shrubs too close to the siding, and trim or call a professional. Check also around your property, to see if any tree branches look dead, have a professional cut them before they fall down and do damage to your house or fall on you while you are outside.  No sign of growth is a good indication that the branch has died.

Mildew can be power washed off and make the siding look like a fresh paint job.  Power wash before painting for better adhesion.

Repair loose siding now to save from having additional repair work later. Check the gutters for debris from last fall’s tree droppings, and for loose gutters caused by winter ice dams.

Windows.  Check caulking and trim. If  paint is peeling, repair now.

Foundation.  Now is a good time to look for any cracks before growing plants hide them.  While you’re at it, check to see that the ground sloops away from the house and not toward it.  This could save you $$$ by preventing water from coming into the basement when we get a heavy summer rain.

Ventilate the basement regularly, if needed, use a de-humidifier to reduce moisture.

Yard.  Clean up fallen tree twigs and any other wood lying around before termites find out about them and decide your house will be the next place to visit.  See my website for more detailed information about termites.

Check the trees around your property, to see if any branches look dead, have a professional cut them before they fall down and do damage to your house or fall on you while you are outside.  No sign of growth is a good indication that the branch has died.

Check also to see if you have an insect infestation. Carpenter ants will also make their home in live trees.  Termites look for dead wood, like your house framing.  Call a professional inspector at least once every few years, just to be sure.  They can save you plenty if they find something.

Don’t forget to check that all windows in bedrooms are in operating condition, because if you need to exit because of fire, this could be your route to safety.  Don’t block that window with furniture or other items.

Check that clothes dryer vent, it’s the #2  cause of home fires.

Lastly;  check your smoke detectors and your CO (carbon monoxide) detector to make sure they are operating and replace with fresh batteries.

Good Job Michael Raney, Congratulations

Thank you for developing this app for Staten Island Train and Ferry riders.

Residents of the South Shore of Staten Island, if you have an iphone, or similar phone, this app can be a life saver for you.  Check it out, only $0.99 cents.  Share it with your friends.