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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 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.

Fay Tapper

Are you having trouble getting a rental?

Many home owners who have lost their homes to foreclosure are facing the same difficulty as others who are trying to move into a certain area to be closer to work or trying to find better schools for their children.
 
What should you do as a potential tenant to increase your odds so the landlord will accept Redbet on eurooppalainen kasino ja sita valvoo Maltan peliviranomainen. you mobile casino as their next tenant? Be prepared.
 
One of the first things you should do is jameshallison casino go to www.freecreditreport.com and have copies readily available. If you have already filled out an application to rent, make extra copies of this as well.
 
Make sure to have good references so the landlord or their respective real estate agent/property managers can do their due diligence.
 
And lastly, write a letter to introduce yourself and explain why you have had some difficulties in the past. With the way the economy is right now, it”s more common than not.

David Tapper

GLENVIEW FIRE IN SAN BRUNO CALIFORNIA

 

 
I’m sure by now everyone has heard of the tragic fire in San Bruno this past Thursday, 9-8-10.
 
Unfortunately,  lives were lost, and many more hurt. Some still missing. Please say a prayer for those who have lost everything. This is not about religion, just the well being of others.
As one of the Realtors in the area, I have sold many homes in San Bruno and have had the opportunity to meet not only the older generation of Home Owners, some who have lived in the same home almost 40-50 years, but also the newest Home Owners as well. These are decent, down to earth good people, and it certainly showed. 
 
Less than an hour after the explosion, my youngest son Kevin asked if and how we could help. I told him yes, I just didn’t know how. Yet.
 
My wife Fay, who is also a Realtor,  just last week helped a nice family, Hector, Luisa and their children find a home just two blocks from where the explosion started. They were evacuated, but safe, and very confused. They had only been in the U.S.  less than two weeks.
 
Hector, ( The New Consul General From Honduras) also had his mother, sister and her child visiting when they were left stranded at the Bayhill Shopping Mall with many of the others who were evacuated. Most of the Hotels and Motels were already full so we were very happy when they called us and we were able to host them in our home for the night.
Sometimes, It takes a terrible tragedy to bring out the best in people.

 It wasn’t until the 11:00 news that I saw first hand the great outpouring of love for those in need. Many, good hearted people stopped by the San Bruno Rec Center in San Bruno Park dropping off water, food, blankets…

 Why is it that it always takes a tragedy to see the good in people? I guess it’s human nature. Within hours the Rec Center had many supplies. How great was that?
 
With the victims going through  this terrible tragedy, their neighbors were there for them, in their time of need. What a site to behold. I have never been so proud of the community!
 
Times are tough right now. Many folks are out of work, and many others have had to take severe pay cuts. Sometimes we don’t realize how good life can be, when it can be taken away in just a blink of an eye.
 
On Friday, the day after the fire I visited the San Bruno Rec Center and asked what they needed. The common theme was money and blood donations.
If you are able to donate anything, anything at all, it will help those in need. If you cannot donate money, that’s OK, maybe you can donate blood?
 
I’m very proud to be a Realtor. On Friday, the day after the fire, I received an email from ( SAMCAR) the San Mateo Board of Realtors asking all the agents for a donation. This is the time for us to step up when others are down.
 
It was also nice to see  the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s will be donating a portion of their ticket sales from games next week to the fire victims and their families.
My heart goes out to all who have lost a loved one, lost a pet or their home. At the same time,  I am also proud of the way the community came together when needed most.
WE TRULY LIVE IN A WONDERFUL PLACE.
 
Thank You
Brendan Aiello

Osteria Coppa – Downtown San Mateo’s Newest Hot Spot

Official Opening Night at Osteria Coppa (sister restaurant to Sam’s Chowder House) in Downtown San Mateo was a success! The new restaurant was abuzz with friendly-foodies looking very content with what was being severed up from the uber-fresh menu offered on August 25th, 2010. This lively spot has a real place in San Mateo, different in a great way and I feel like it will be welcomed with open arms.

What differentiates Osteria Coppa from other Italian Restaurants in the area is the farm-to-table style they are maintaining on the daily. With a constantly revolving menu, using only the fresh and sustainable from nearby, this is a winner with the healthy and fit-for-foodie crowd.

We started the meal out by sharing the Margherita Pizza and the Artichokes (side-dish)–both wonderful. With help of the owner(s) we selected a bottle of the La Spinetta Ca’ Di Pian, Barbera d’Asti, Piedmont 07, a great compliment to all of our main courses. I, personally, had the Meatballs della casa with Dirty Girl Farms cauliflower and young broccoli– SUPER great and big enough that it’s almost a meal for two! Everyone else seemed to enjoy their dishes as well, leaving not much on our plates when finished (always a sign of yum, yum food).

Don’t wait long before making your opentable reservations for dinner at this new spot you’re sure to enjoy!

Note: Outdoor, patio dinning available while the good weather lasts!

Brendan Aiello

NEW MLS Search Feature on TeamTapper.com

So, if you haven’t noticed we added a pretty cool new area onto TeamTapper.com. On the right sidebar beneath our “Featured Listings” we added a “Local Real Estate For Sale” almost every city in the Peninsula is currently setup with “pre-fabed” searches for each city. We established three common price ranges to make searching easier for you.

With these property profiles (for every home on MLS) we tried to include every piece of information that we are allowed to give the public access to. So you may find that our site as more information than other sites with similar features.  So if you do find that you like our site for finding homes as you’re driving around. Go to google.com, type in the address followed by “Team Tapper” and click the first thing on Google’s list and all the information for that listing will be right there in front of you!

Click request a showing, request more information, etc. and it will send us all the information to our cell phones and a team tapper agent will contact you as soon as possible to setup a showing.

Pretty cool, huh?

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