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We Like it on Top: The Top 7 Percent of Philadelphia Realtors, that is. - 08/31/10 02:14 PM
Check out the September issue of Philadelphia Magazine for your 2010 FIVE STAR: Real Estate Agents, the Somers Team. Philadelphia area consumers named us tops for Overall Satisfaction. FIVE STAR's awards are given to only 7 percent of professionals in a given industry and market area. It is such a great feeling and an honor to be rewarded, and we humbly thank our clients and peers for this recognition. To qualify for this distinction, an agent must meet the criteria before moving on to an evaluation that calculates scores based on satisfaction of clients, peers and industry experts. We are thrilled (12 comments)
Food Co-op Comes to Kensington - 08/31/10 10:50 AM
When you're out and about this First Friday, take a break from art for a minute and turn your attention to food. The Kensington Community Food Co-op will be launching their membership campaign with a party at 2205 Frankford Avenue from 6 - 10pm. Take in 4 local bands and plenty of local beer all for the cause of local food. The KCFC will be discussing their project and membership opportunities. There is a $5 suggested donation. From the KCFC: "Wouldn’t it be great to be just minutes from your favorite grocery store? Wouldn’t it be great to completely trust (0 comments)
New Construction in Old Kensington: Meet the Builders Tour is Back! - 08/30/10 02:36 PM
The Meet the Builders Tour is back for September. The timing was right for two projects in Old Kensington that have been on our radar, and so, north of Girard we go! Meet the Builders Walking Tour: Old Kensington Thursday, September 9th 5:30-7:30 pm 1353-57 Mascher St Come join us on a Fun Walking Tour of 2 Old Kensington New Construction Projects where you can actually meet the builder ! Meet builders, ask questions, get insider tips and rub elbows with the pros. Then stick around to enjoy 2nd Thursday in Old Kensington, a night of new art exhibits at (2 comments)
Odds that meld 3 desires of today's urbanite: Eco-minded construction, an eclectic atmosphere to live in, a price that's not flat-out intimidating. The Flats at Girard Pointe at 1221-33 North Second 3rd St. in Old Kensington are your chance to embrace the odd - Getting what you want for a price that's right in a creative and rapidly-growing neighborhood. The highlights? Just North of Girard and Northern Liberties, this new construction mod-style living experience sets you one block North of Liberties (0 comments)
Sonata - A Northern Liberties Delight ! - 08/29/10 06:48 PM
Sonata - A Northern Liberties Delight ! If you have not been to Sonata yet in Northern Liberties, you are in for a treat ! This BYOB has all you can ask for: a great atmosphere, terrific service and delicious food ! When we were dining outside, folks walked by and exclaimed "It is in the best food in Northern Liberties ! " And you know what ? They may be right ! Stephanie and I definitely plan on going back to test other items on the menu. The night we went we had the blackened tuna and the sirloin steak for entrees (0 comments)
Opening Tomorrow: Three Potato Four. - 08/27/10 10:16 AM
We love the look of a few choice antique objects placed in a contemporary setting. At Three Potato Four, a home decor shop that opens tomorrow in Manayunk, you'll find such items along with vintage hardware, prints, signs, and more. The shop, which started out online, is located in an old mill along Shurs Lane, to add to the charm. It will be open on Fridays and Saturdays and by appointment only.
Mid-Century Style at Wholesale Prices? Only in Fishtown. - 08/27/10 10:08 AM
Those looking for that extra pop of interior style come fall, take notice: Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse, located at 1217 E Columbia between Moyer and Girard in Fishtown, has just announced ANOTHER warehouse sale this Saturday, August 28 from 12 - 5 pm. That means 3,000 square feet of Mid-Century and Danish Modern furniture, art, and lighting to shop amongst, channeling the most whimsical of your imaginative powers. Heidi Duffy from Mid-Century promises "Everything will be priced wholesale (think Ikea prices)." To see highlights of the collection (think of it as pre-shopping!), visit Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse.
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Are you Ready for THE RAW TRUTH, Fishtown? - 08/27/10 09:22 AM
I received an eye-opening email from a native Fishtown woman. I will call her K. She was delightfully candid about a topic that has been nagging at her. I'd guess that her points are probably eating away at other folks that have lived in Fishtown for many, many years, particularly as they watch their tight-knit community become one of the "hot" Real Estate beds for homeowners to buy and RE investors to invest in. K's comments were real and honest and much appreciated. After reading her email, I realized that what she was writing about was important. Really important and worth (7 comments)
What's to love about 13th Street? We can think of plenty, but it's nice to see that business owners Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran have turned it into a blog. We Love 13th Street is the blog's name, and it lists all of the inspiring duo's restaurants and shops. They have quite a few, so it makes sense for them to promote their destinations with one big love letter. Shall we count the ways? Bindi - The yummy modern Indian BYO that heats up 13th St with a Thali Tuesday special for carnivores and vegetarians. Barbuzzo - Set to (5 comments)
A Toast to Fishtown: Penn Treaty's 5th Annual Champagne in the Park - 08/26/10 09:44 AM
On Friday, September 10, it's time to break out the bubbly for Penn Treaty Park's 5th Annual Champagne in the Park. Refreshments from Johnny Brenda's, Ekta, and others will be served and drinks will be flowing as live jazz music fills the air in celebration of the park and its future. Some of the ideas to improve the Fishtown riverside destination include a lighting project that would install solar powered lights and new playground equipment. To purchase your $35 ticket, contact email@example.com or call Nancy Martino at 215-426-1090. Champagne in the Park September 10, 6:30 - 9 pm Penn Treaty (3 comments)
As this new construction project nears completion, we wanted to share the great features of these 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Townhomes located in Fishtown.
2568-70 Collins Street is a 3 Story New Construction Project with Garage Parking, Balcony, Yard, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, and a 10 year Tax Abatement. Check out the floor plans below to get a feel for the spacious layout and visit our website to view the property flyer. The first floor features include: a foyer entrance 1 car garage coat closet a powder room hardwood flooring mechanical closet spacious eat-in kitchen that leads to a (0 comments)
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Philadelphia Gone Wild - 08/25/10 10:51 AM
So the news in Philadelphia has taken a turn for the wild lately, and we're over here wondering what on earth could be next? First, there was that blogger tax controversy, and then a story about a mobile cupcake truck being confiscated by L&I. Well, in this ode to the wacky, the bonkers, the absolutely wild, we'd like to point out a couple of crazy yet POSITIVE new happenings in our neck of the woods. It's no secret that Philadelphians love their burgers just as much as we go cuckoo for cupcakes. It was just a matter of time before Piazza (5 comments)
Condo Source: Webster Mills Townhouses - 08/25/10 10:20 AM
This community of 12 affordable condominiums in Graduate Hospital puts you right next to Center City and University City. The History: Built in 2009 as a high quality designer townhome option. It is located next to Naval Square, which we have featured before on Condo Source. The Goods: Open layout with hardwood floors. Kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Vessel sink and seamless glass showers in bathrooms. 9-foot ceilings and walk-in closets. Parking available in private lot adjacent to community. In the Neighborhood: With a short walk to Center City and University City, and several bars, restaurants, (0 comments)
You are invited to the opening of the Mascher St project. This dynamic new construction is artfully designed and is unlike any other new construction home in the area. The modern aesthetics inside and out will certainly exceed your expectations. Some of the interior features include natural tone granite kitchens paired with flat panel chocolate cabinets and flooring. The soaring living room ceilings and open wall staircases enhance the visual flow from room to room. There are only 3 addresses available each with 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, finished basements, garage parking, private roof decks with panoramic city views, a 10 (1 comments)
Need a hand selling a home for less? Voila Design says hello to your budget this fall with their September Specials, guaranteed to spruce things up just in time for cooler temperatures. We all know that going for a hair color change is the quickest way to shake up your style. Well, salon rats, this applies to home design as well. Snag a one-hour color consultation for $150.00 with one of the Voila coloristas will give any property a fresh feel. Got an open house coming up? A Two-Hour ReStyle for $200.00 is the simple way to make some (1 comments)
If you missed last week's Meet the Builders Tour, where we gave an inside look at 3 new construction properties with a developer on hand to answer questions, good news: We're doing it again! More details on that to come. A hearty thank you to all of those who attended. It was nice to meet with all of you and discuss one of our favorite neighborhoods, Northern Liberties. How often do you get to see new construction in its final stages and hear about it straight from the source? Our first tour kicked off at the Mews at Brown Street, (0 comments)
POPLAR ESTATES RESIDENTS TELL ALL What is going on in Poplar Estates? Well, we don't have any racy celeb bikini photos or a story about a shocking break-up that will shake Northern Liberties. We do have fresh interviews with condo owners at one of the neighborhood's hottest residences. It is so common for Realtors to talk up their listings, the way that watercooler conversation can revolve around celebrity behavior. We talk about reality TV stars like we actually know them personally, but we don't. So it is easy for Joe Realtor to say that a home is amazing (1 comments)
N 2nd Street Festival Slide Show - Northern Liberties - 08/22/10 09:00 AM
We had an amazing time at the 2nd St Festival, both as vendors and as participants. It was simply a great day of terrific music, food and fun ! Congrats to the Northern Liberties Business Owners Association for putting on such a great event ! We are honored at RE/MAX Access to be part of such a great community !
Congratulations are in order to Jenna Leigh Blatstein and her lingerie line, Jenna Leigh Lingerie, which has graced the cover of numerous high fashion magazines. From Lady Gaga on the front of Cosmo to the latest, this month's issue of Allure with Kim Kardashian, Jenna Leigh Lingerie is the undergarment of the moment in the fashion world. Now what does fashion have to do with real estate? Well, this kind of success hits close to home because the uber-creative Jenna Blatstein is a Philly-bred designer and had her debut fashion show right here in the Piazza at Schmidts, home of (3 comments)
For The Somers, as of lately, the answer to those questions is an obvious NO ! We have been shamefully and delightfully out of control with our self promotions and branding. But believe me when I say that we do not take ourselves that seriously. We are, quite frankly, just having a lot of fun. Perhaps we are loving it a little too much but what the (18 comments)
1016 N 3rd Street Some of the great features you will see at this Open House include: Great Location - Located at the foot of Liberties Walk & plush green Liberty Lands Park 3 story 2900+ square feet of living space Open layout with lots of upgrades 3 car parking 5 years of tax abatement & no condo fees! Exposed brick (with hardwiring for flat screen tv) Solid hardwood floors Stainless Steel Appliances Finished Basement Efficient radiator heating system with a forced air central air Take a peek at the (4 comments)
Tina Roberts from Tower was a great tour guide and we thank her for participating and giving our guests some details about the new project.
Set directly behind Liberties Walk on George Street (with the smells of El Camino Real wafting onto the street, yum), the Townhouses are just across the street from the Piazza and right down the block from the new location of One (0 comments)
Is Your Dream Home in Dream Condition? Try U.S. Inspect for a Quick Report - 08/20/10 10:54 AM
So what exactly does a home inspection with the experts of U.S. Inspect get you? A thoroughly detailed inspection with an on-site computer-generated report complete with photos of suggested adjustments. They are a one-stop inspection shop and promise to inspect 100% of roofs. The intimidating prospect of having a home inspected is simple with U.S. Inspect. Schedule an inspection online and they'll take it from there. Services include: General Home Inspection Foundation Lead Paint Mobile Homes Pool and Hot Tub Pre-Concealment Radon Roof (RHI) Septic Systems Termite Well Flow Well Potability U.S. Inspect 1341 N. Delaware Avenue STE 205 215-383-0158 (1 comments)
This is a beautiful, large 2 bedroom home for sale in Fishtown. Lots of renovations have been done. You will find beautiful hardwood floors throughout the entire home and a straight-through layout. There's a brand new kitchen with granite countertops and brand new stainless steel appliances. Upstairs you will find a renovated and enormous 4 piece bathroom with custom counter, extremely large tub and separate brand new shower. Other features include: Washer and dryer located on the (2 comments)
Would You Pass the Home Buyer's Intelligence Test? - 08/19/10 03:37 PM
Count your points at the end of the test to determine your home buying intelligence level. 1) What is the most valuable consideration when buying a home? A) 100% whatever my Realtor says. 2 points B) What my mother thinks is best for me. 4 points C) Do I have time to ask Dr. Phil? No? Ok, then it is what my psychic predicts. 6 points D) I think the answer may be location! 0 points
2) What is the single most important characteristic for a (6 comments)
Over the past couple of years, East Girard Avenue has emerged as the destination for alternative health and wellness. Take a stroll and you will notice the offices of holistic health practitioners all along the avenue bordering the neighborhood of Fishtown. Homeopathy, reflexology, ayurveda. Those searching for a non-traditional remedy to whatever ails them can likely find friendly faces with natural solutions at one of the businesses along Girard Avenue. If you live there or nearby, you probably walk by these places every day. On August 29, why not book an appointment and get pampered super close to home? (0 comments)
Philly's Peaceful Cleaning Company: Holistic Home - 08/18/10 10:36 AM
We all clean our homes with products that we find on supermarket shelves and we think nothing of reading the list of ingredients. Those of us who aim to buy earth-friendly products wonder if these safer products will work just as effectively. I recently brought home a "green" dishwasher liquid and found that it left my plates still caked with food. Gross, right? Needless to say, we went back to our regular cleaner. Our new philosophy is that we will purchase friendly, safe products if they meet our standards. We worry about chemicals, but we want products that work. When Ginger (2 comments)
Condo Source: Bridge View Condominiums - 08/18/10 09:30 AM
This loft warehouse in Old City has a 24-hour doorman and studio, one, and two bedroom units overlooking a courtyard at 3rd and New Streets. And of course, there's that bridge view... The History: There's plenty of history to be had in the neighborhood that still nods to our ancestors. The warehouse was originally built in 1870. The Goods: Exposed brick throughout. High ceilings. Stainless steel appliances. Deeded parking. Recently renovated lobby. In the Neighborhood: Venture South and you're in Old City proper. Head North and the attractions of Northern Liberties are well within reach. There is plenty of (0 comments)
Try A & J Custom Homes for Your Remodeling Needs from A - Z - 08/17/10 10:24 AM
Lovers and Madmen Coffeeshop in University City. Pine Street historical renovations in Center City. These are just a few of Philadelphia area remodeling projects that A&J Custom Homes has made happen. Their showroom is in Swedesboro, NJ, but they service the Greater Philadelphia area as well as South Jersey. When it comes to roofing, siding, additions, kitchen and baths, A&J can provide expert design and development. They are especially handy with accurate historical restorations and urban construction. A & J Custom Homes Steve Roche 856-669-9614 (1 comments)
3 = 1 when we asked three different residents at Poplar Estates "What do you love most about living in your condominium building?" The answer was one word. Location, location, location! From their mouths to your virtual ears. This condo has one of The Best Locations in Northern Liberties! Close to nightlife, restaurants, food markets, independent retailers, coffeeshops, a bowling alley, the Piazza and Liberties Walk, Liberty Lands Park, and a grocery store opening soon, with access to public transportation and major highways.
No one wants to overdo it. No one really wants to share their last bite. No one wants to admit it, but let’s be honest with ourselves, when it comes to a home... Bigger is Better...4 large bedrooms, a large finished basement and a large kitchen and living area. With so many large spaces, the options become endless - you can have your home office, a place for guests, a man cave, studio, media room, etc. 1016 N 3rd St is a BIG deal. For more details on this big-time opportunity, check out photos, video, and more at 3 (2 comments)
Meet the Builders Walking Tour August 19th 5:30-8:30 pm Come join us on a Fun Walking Tour of 3 Northern Liberties New Construction Projects where you can actually meet the builder ! Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to be part of a private walking tour of 3 different real estate developments in the Northern Liberties Neighborhood. Meet the builder face to face, ask questions, get insider tips and rub elbows with the pros. Then celebrate your new-found insight with a complimentary cocktail and delicious appetizers at Apollinare. Who should attend? Rehabbers and Investors looking for tips (3 comments)
In business, there is something to be said for being aggressive, having energy and zeal to go all out and conquer the world and your market. I am all for that. For without prospecting and asking for business, nothing will happen. As a former financial consultant who did a lot of cold calling and reading a lot of scripts, I understand. Sometimes I find it entertaining when I known I am being pitched from a script. That being said, too often sales folks will take it too far with their pitch (9 comments)
It's a neighborhood that is quite proud of its smoky food: Folks dig in over saucy plates at El Camino Real on Liberties Walk, further down it's barbecue syrup being drizzled over waffles at A Full Plate, a rack of ribs at N. 3rd. Everyone gets in on the action, with vegetarians who have plenty of options, local restaurants who claim they do it best, and amateur BBQ-lovers who are convinced their (3 comments)
If Your Walls Could Talk, They’d Recommend Precision Painting - 08/13/10 08:54 AM
We all know that sometimes it's the details that matter to potential home buyers. Even the color of the walls can make a serious statement. If it's time for another fresh coat of paint or you're ready for some new details in your new place, Precision Painting will complete the job with impressive results. From the basic interior or exterior paint jobs to the most intricate details or mural work, we swear by this owner-operated business that services the Philadelphia area (mainly Northern Liberties, Society Hill, South Phily), Montgomery and Bucks Counties, and Southern New Jersey. Painting houses comes naturally to (2 comments)
2054 E York Street Photo Gallery Great opportunity to take advantage of this large Fishtown home (over 1,700 square feet) with 4 bedrooms and 1 bath.
First floor has spacious living room and dining room with newer carpet. Dining room extends to an expanded eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinets and dishwasher. In the rear there is a mud-room for laundry which is also a great place to add a bath. Side door exits to large rear yard. The second floor has (0 comments)
No one wants to be selfish. No one is really satisfied with just one potato chip. No one wants to admit it, but let’s be honest with ourselves, when it comes to a home... More is Good...2 car parking is great, but 3 car parking is amazing. In Philadelphia where parking is at a premium, if you own a car you know how fortunate it is to be able to pull up to your house and unload those groceries or to quickly escape from the rain and inclement weather to the comfort of your cozy home. Parking spaces are (0 comments)
Meet Philly's Own Mr. Clean - 08/12/10 09:18 AM
Have you ever wondered what Mr. Clean's first name is? Well, we know a Mr. Clean in Philadelphia, and his name is Joe. Joe runs a cash business and there is not much he won't clean and haul away. When we have a clean-out job, we call Joe every time and he is always on punctual and eager to get the job done. If it is not nailed down...he'll take it. Joe has come to the rescue on many occasions when a last minute clean-out was required for a settlement. When we have a clean-out needed, it's always Mr. Clean to (6 comments)
Shots in the Dark. Tips on How to Shoot from Philadelphia Photographer Sam Oberter - 08/11/10 10:42 AM
If you want to lure in prospective buyers, you'd better have some incredible photos. We thought we'd ask photographer Sam Oberter for some expert insight. You may have seen Sam Oberter's images before (100K House, Skypark Condominiums, Memphis Flats, Voila Design), especially if you live in the Philadelphia area. The local photographer has a background in engineering to bolster his ability to capture residences at their best angles. We found his answers easy to relate to and extremely helpful. Flex Your Budget If you're trying to sell several million dollar condos, it may mean hiring a photographer that can take extremely (5 comments)
Sherlock Homes Inspections Reveals All - 08/10/10 12:36 PM
When it comes to condo inspections, Sherlock Homes quite literally takes the mystery out of the home inspection process. This home inspection business is one of the top rated inspection companies in the Philadelphia area and refers to its employees as certified house detectives. And they don't miss a thing. Especially when it comes to condominiums. Condos are typically smaller than city row homes or single homes and they have their own challenges with unique building styles with all sorts of nooks and crannies. Sherlock Homes offers a great price and a thorough inspection that is a fantastic value for a (1 comments)
No one likes a show-off. No one likes a braggart. No one wants to admit it, but let’s be honest with ourselves, when it comes to a home... Size Matters...2900 sq feet to be exact - that is $185 per square foot. Compared to similar size properties in Northern Liberties, this is an amazing value. The average price per square foot for homes on the market right now (between $500-600K) is about 237/sq ft. - no other property offers this fantastic value and there is no association fee!
Preserve your history with Susan Hanson Between our clients, our Blogs and our Tweets and Texts, we have come to know some of Philadelphia's most intriguing experts. Susan Hanson happens to be one of them. Why's that? Well, she currently runs a consulting practice called Perspective from History Behind the Scenes, which offers writing research and personal history services to individuals, businesses, churches, schools and other community organizations. Do you need your history documented? Leave it to Susan Hanson. Since most of the writers we know focus on the future, present, or immediate past such as when the latest (2 comments)
Short Sale Condo Unit in Northern Liberties Call The Somers 215-400-2620, RE/MAX Access, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia 1147-53 N 4th Street, 5C Photo Gallery
SHORT SALE Opportunity. This corner floor plan for unit 5C at the Cigar Factory offers Southern Exposure and factory size windows on 2 walls. The 12-21 ft timber ceilings, exposed brick, and bamboo floors are an amazing backdrop for your furniture. With over 1,800 sq feet at your disposal, the use of the space offers endless options. The kitchen is open to the main living area with a granite counters and a bar that seats (2 comments)
3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Northern Liberties 1016 N 3rd St Photo Gallery
Located at the foot of Liberties Walk & plush green Liberty Lands Park, this 3 story 2000+sf corner home offers the desired open layout you want w/ upgrades you love such as: finished basement, 3 car parking, 5 years of tax abatement, & no condo fees! The first floor's exposed brick & solid hardwood floors are a beautiful backdrop for your furniture. (Hardwired for a flat screen TV.) The kitchen is open and airy to accommodate a large dining area w/ views of (5 comments)
Lots for Sale in New Kensington 2569-77 Amber Street Photo Gallery
Location is exactly what you are looking for on the Frankford Arts Corridor and Amber Street. This micro-block cluster of lots for sale is in one of the most progressive areas of New Kensington. 2569 Amber St (MLS# 5739650) 2571 Amber St (MLS#5739654) 2573 Amber St (MLS#5739656) 2575 Amber St (MLS#5739659) 2577 Amber St (MLS#5739662) Revitalization signs and signals everywhere. These lots are in walking distance to those trendy spots such as Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia Brewing Co., Circle Thrift, Greens Grow Farm, Rocket Cat Cafe, and so (1 comments)
I just finished reading the 500 page book Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin. I found it both fascinating with the play-by-play and behind the scenes insight from all the major players. And I found it a little disturbing in that as things were falling apart, a lot of the major CEOs were either in denial about the prospects of their company or had no idea how dire the situation was. As an avid CNBC watcher and stock market enthusiast I can recall a lot of the moments played out in the book. But to have this behind (7 comments)
Some of the great features you will see at this Open House include: Great Location - Located at the foot of Liberties Walk & plush green Liberty Lands Park 3 story 2900+ square feet of living space Open layout with lots of upgrades 3 car parking 5 years of tax abatement & no condo fees! Exposed brick (with hardwiring for flat screen tv) Solid hardwood floors Stainless Steel Appliances Finished Basement Efficient radiator heating system with a forced air central air Take a peek at (4 comments)
Quick and Dirty: 10 Tips to Clean House Before You Sell - 08/05/10 08:41 AM
Selling a home can be a major pain, but cleaning it before you sell is probably an even bigger pain! It is much easier (albeit more daunting, initially) to clean an empty house than a full one. Whether your home is going on the market empty, with you still in it, or staged to sell, clean-up duty is a must. Here are the top 10 ways to take the dirty out of your home, quick! 1. Clean from top to bottom in every way- start at the top floor, working your way down, and begin with ceilings/fans/lights and finish with sweeping (13 comments)
Condo Source: Brewerytown Court - 08/05/10 08:40 AM
The impeccably maintained townhomes at Brewerytown Court in Brewerytown have a great location in a revitalized neighborhood that is minutes away from Fairmount Park and the Art Museum area. The setting of this home is in an impressive gated development with park-like common spaces & beautifully designed exteriors. The History: Built in 2005 The Goods: Deeded parking for 2. Enter the main level of the "Lager" model (the largest of 2 designs at Brewerytown Court) w/hardwood floors leading to the coat closet, a large garage, & drive-way. The kitchen is upgraded w/recessed lighting, steel back-splash, gas cooking, tile floor, (2 comments)
Meet the Builders Walking Tour August 19th 5:30-8:30 pm Come join us on a Fun Walking Tour of 3 Northern Liberties New Construction Projects where you can actually meet the builder ! Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to be part of a private walking tour of 3 different real estate developments in the Northern Liberties Neighborhood. Meet the builder face to face, ask questions, get insider tips and rub elbows with the pros. Then celebrate your new-found insight with a complimentary cocktail and delicious appetizers at Apollinare. Who should attend? Rehabbers and Investors looking for tips (4 comments)
19 New Construction Rental Units at 2nd and George Streets Developer: Bart Blatstein Tower Investment Group is currently developing 19 New Construction residential single family rental properties that circle the Piazza and Liberties Walk. Two of the 19 structures are completed and rented with rental values of $2,500/mo and up. Stay tuned later today for a wonderful opportunity to meet the builder and tour this New Construction development in Northern Liberties!
New Construction in Northern Liberties: Parkview Condos with 360 Degree Park and City Skyline Views - 08/04/10 09:34 AM
Parkview Condos at Liberty Lands - 926 N. 3rd St Developer: Dg Development LLC, an affiliate of Miles and Generalis Parkview Condos are appropriately named because they overlook the plush grounds and community garden called Liberty Lands Park. For those who do not know, Liberty Lands Park is a community-run green space that serves as a neighborhood meeting place and playground for children and adults of all ages. Overlooking a park has a certain Rittenhouse Square allure to it and so do the amenities in this 18 unit new construction project. Features include: on-site secure garage parking with elevator access, (0 comments)
3 Bedroom Home for Sale in West Philadelphia 6229 Addison Street Photo Gallery This Beautifully Rehabbed 3 Bedroom Row home is in West Philadelphia. Nice newly tiled front porch above the front garden area. Brand new tiled kitchen with an island and brand new appliances. New Laminate floors throughout. Tiled bathroom including the tub surround. There's a deck off the kitchen overlooking the backyard. Brand new roof and heater. Clean, semi-finished basement with tall ceilings and a new half bathroom. All new windows, new electric, new heater, new plumbing, new roof & warranty. EVERYTHING has been renovated! This one (0 comments)
Thirsty? Drink By Location in Philadelphia - 08/03/10 03:36 PM
Have you moved into a neighborhood and have no idea what your local watering holes are and what kind of crazy specials they are capable of? Well, be prepared for those nights when you want to relax over a cocktail with a new Philly drink blog called, easily enough, DrinkPhilly.com At DrinkPhilly, you can keep track of specials and find a bar no matter where you are or what neighborhood you are moving to. Are you meeting a friend in South Philly or Rittenhouse Square and can't think of anywhere to go? Hop on and scope out what specials are going (0 comments)
4 Bedroom Home for Sale in East Passyunk/Italian Market 1168 S S 13th Street Photo Gallery This is one of those rare opportunities to design, update and renovate a property on one of the best blocks in Philadelphia. Tremendous new construction and development on the block and in the immediate area. Super comparable sales make this a great opportunity for a handy homeowner or a savvy investor. A block away from the Broad St Corridor and in the desirable E Passyunk / Italian Market area. Property does need extensive updating throughout. High ceilings (9 feet) on both floors. Plenty (5 comments)
1 Bedroom Condo Unit for Rent in Northern Liberties Call The Somers 215-400-2620, RE/MAX Access, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia 1147--53 N 4th - Unit 4D Photo Gallery Northern Liberties is the home of the Cigar Factory Loft Condominiums, offering you the life style you have been looking for. We invite you to visit this 1 bedroom condo for rent in Northern Liberties. Enjoy this 4th floor's sprawling open layout with exposed brick walls and gigantic factory-sized windows. 12+ foot timber ceilings and hardwood floors are a perfect setting for a variety of furniture, an inspiring live/work setting, quiet reflection, or (0 comments)
Real Estate site Zillow has taken on the challenging task of identifying the top Real Estate Bloggers in several U.S. cities. We are beyond excited and honored to see that they included Philadelphia Real Estate Voice among the select few in Philadelphia. Especially when there are so many amazing bloggers out there, it is nice to be recognized. We want to thank our readers for putting us up there and for encouraging us to consistently publish content and create conversation-starting posts. Please take a second and help us win Best Blog on Zillow by voting for our blog here [scroll (23 comments)
Walnut Street's Shiny New Apple Store - 08/02/10 10:55 AM
We had to see it to believe it, but Philadelphia's first Apple Store opened on Friday and has been buzzing all weekend with both the curious and the devoted. The location on the 1600 block of Walnut Street will pull in many shoppers and also boost sidewalk traffic along Rittenhouse Row. As you can see, the blue shirted Apple employees are on top of it, meaning that there was rarely a line to be seen on Saturday.
The spacious store has high ceilings and slick silver walls lined with Apple goodies. At the rear of the room, the Genius (7 comments)
3 Bedroom New Construction Home for Sale in East Kensington/Fishtown $275,000 2568-70 Collins Street Photo Gallery
Step inside this 3 Story New Construction Home with Garage Parking, Balcony, Yard, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, and a 10 year Tax Abatement. Estimated completion is August 2010. The first floor features include a foyer entrance, 1 car garage, a coat closet, a powder room, hardwood flooring, mechanical closet, and a spacious eat-in kitchen that leads to a large rear yard. Kitchen will feature: professionally polished granite counters, a breakfast bar for extra seating, solid wood cabinets, stainless appliances, an eating area and (4 comments)
Welcome to this completely updated, sunny and bright property in coveted Bella Vista. Block is lovely and tree-lined with immediate proximity to restaurants, coffee shops as well as being a stone's throw away from Center City. Hardwood floors throughout property. First floor has open layout for living and dining room. Kitchen has custom cabinetry with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Small, private backyard/patio is great for grilling or relaxing. Second floor has 3 bedrooms and large bath. One bedroom currently used as nursery (6 comments)
Where are the Photos ? No wonder the listing expired ! - 08/01/10 08:29 AM
Where are the photos ? No wonder the listing expired ! Every week I comb through the numerous listings that have been expired or withdrawn. The bulk of the expired listings will be at the end of the month as most agents will go out to the end of any given month for their listing contract.
What I find amazing (and appalling) is that a high percentage of these listings do not have any photos ! Where are they ? I wonder if the seller even knows that their property was "marketed" for months without having any photos ? This (18 comments)
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