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Brendan Aiello

PG&E Pipeline Mapping; Locate Underground Gas Lines

After the San Bruno Fire, Home owners & buyers have a lot of concern if they live near underground pipelines that could put themsevleves and their families at risk.

So for your ease, here is a link to the Federal National Pipeline Mapping dgfev online casino System:

https://www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov/PublicViewer/
This shows all the major gas pipelines, above and below ground and includes storage tanks.  At the current time, this is the only resource I can find. If you know something better or that can be used in addition to this, please let me know.

Brendan Aiello

Top 5 Reasons To Live on The Peninsula!

There are some reasons why it is so expensive to buy real estate on the San Francisco Peninsula. Here are five:

#1 Conveniently Located to two Large Cities/Areas:
The Mid-Peninsula is just 20 minutes south of San Francisco and about 30 minutes north of San Jose/Silicon Valley. Being located in close range to two large cities allows our suburbs to be a stone’s throw from local grocery stores, downtown shopping areas, movie theaters, parks, and restaurants.

#2 The Weather:
Our weather is AMAZING! Rarely is it extremely cold or extremely hot. It rains enough to keep our reservoir stocked and our faucets working.

#3 We’re Hiring:
Always. The Bay Area is home to jobs even during the bad economy. Such renowned companies include; Genentech, Oracle, Google, Twitter, Hewlett Packard, Gap Inc., Adobe, Cisco Systems, and MANY MORE!

#4 Close to “Weekend Getaways”:
No matter where you live, every once and a while everyone needs to escape. We are close to Lake Tahoe and Reno where you can Ski/Snowboard, Go Gambling, Hiking, etc.
We are close to Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles; home to world class wine producers. Sonoma County is also home to Sears Point/Infineon Raceway where you can watch many national race events. Or you can shoot over to Monterey home of Laguna Seca Raceway another world class race track. Monterey boasts one of the best aquariums on the west coast: Monterey Bay Aquarium is a great place to see marine biology at its finest.

Like the water? Love to surf? We have that too! Half Moon Bay is home to Mavericks – one of the world’s most extreme surf spots. We have milder waves for beginners to learn how to surf on too. But, don’t forget to wear a wetsuit, our Pacific Ocean waters are a bit chilly.

#5 The People!
Something about the people in northern California gives for great friendships. A little bit of respect and kindness goes a long way. In San Mateo/Burlingame people say, “Hello” as they pass each other walking in the morning. “Thank You” when you open a door for them, and “Happy Holidays” during the season. Needless to say, I never feel uncomfortable asking my neighbors for sugar or milk.

These are just my five reasons, Why do you like living on the Peninsula?

David Tapper

TeamTapper.com’s First Video – Tap Goes To A Listing Presentation

Hey Folks,

So here it is Team Tapper’s first video. Yesterday on my way to a listing presentation, I had my little Flip Mino video camera next to me in the car, so I thought there is never a better time like the present. So here it is – forgive the quality & poor editing, it will only get better with time.

So, if for some reason the video isn’t working for you. The premise behind the video is that homes shouldn’t be priced by how much the Sellers want or need for the home. It’s based off comparable home sales to determine a price closest to market value.

I hope you enjoyed the video! Stay tuned for many more videos from Team Tapper at www.TeamTapper.com!

David Tapper

It's impossible to under price your home!

How many times have agents told their clients the worst thing they can do is to OVER PRICE their home? Too many times to count!

 Of course the sellers always say; “Well, we can always come down.” Or, “let”s list a little bit over what we want and then we will have room to negotiate”.

 When I tell my sellers that another way of doing it is to under price their home, the first thing they say is what if no one makes an offer, or what if I don”t get the “right” price?

 My response to this is casino it”s impossible to under price your home.  If it”s that good of a deal, buyers and their agents will flock to your home and you should receive multiple offers.

 That is, as long as you market the home correctly, it”s impossible. Why? Let me explain. If you were to under price your home and no one made an offer, then you wouldn”t have gotten offers if the price was higher either. Isn’t that right?

 As a matter of fact, if you are truly under pricing your home, then your home should sell for over the asking price by the simple rule of supply and demand.

 

NOTE: As a listing agent, I would prefer my sellers got offers they didn”t like and be in a position to make counter offers, rather than have it over priced and sit on the market with no offers at all.

 Read my blog on “Should I counter a low ball offer”?

 

Cheers,

Tap

Brendan Aiello

Who Has The Best Pizza on The SF Peninsula?

We thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit here at TeamTapper.com. So we added out first vote-off / poll! We want you (our readers) to let us know who has the Best Pizza on The Peninsula! After you vote let us know what type of pizza, why you like it, other things you like there, etc. If you like a pizza company that isn’t listed – let us know and we will add it. Good luck to all the local pizzarias! Please only vote once! Voting ends August 31st, 2009.

Who Makes The Best Pizza On The Peninsula?

  • Toto's Pizza (9%, 48 Votes)
  • Windy City Pizza (7%, 36 Votes)
  • Papa John's Pizza (6%, 31 Votes)
  • California Pizza Kitchen (5%, 29 Votes)
  • Zorba's Pizza (3%, 14 Votes)
  • Round Table Pizza (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Amici's Pizza (1%, 8 Votes)
  • North Beach Pizza (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Little Ceasar's Pizza (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Mr. Pizza Man (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Village Host (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Speederia Pizzeria (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Pizza My Heart (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Mountain Mike's Pizza (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Avanti Pizza (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Aldo's Pizza (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Seniore's Pizza (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dominos Pizza (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pizza Hut (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Red Brick (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 544

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