Philadelphia Steals and Deals by HelpfulHannah

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A

Here we go again, it is that time of year when we shop more than usual because it is the holiday season  I went to Lou's Farmers Market to get the bananas to make banana bread they sell overripe  bananas at a discounted price . They had the most beautiful poinsettias. There were many different sizes and different prices too! There were these gorgeous plants with glitter and so colorful, so many different color choices  and only $19.99 and I would say at stood 2 -3 ft tall They also had a beautiful selection of Christmas trees starting at $40 - Lou's Farmer's Marker is located in Bensalem on Rt 13 across from the Holy Ghost Prep Schools

The next Deal and Steals I found were please don't laugh were Cashews. Fresh smell heavenly cashew nuts at Produce Junction they were only $6.99 a pound bag .I have seen cashews in other stores for more than $13 and not nearly as fresh . They also had a great deal on poinsettias. There were various sizes and shapes at extremely reasonable prices I saw people leaving with carts full of them. Some starting as low as $2.00 a plant .I am sure you will find many other bargains there  Produce junction is also located in Bensalem behind  Street and  Knights Rd .


Here in Philly and Pennsylvania it is getting chilly. There are drafts in my condo, especially where I have my desk. It is not a big deal as I have a small fireplace that is electric that looks like a wood burning stove. It heats up the space perfectly when I am working Cleo loves to lay in front of it too. It is light and I can pick it up and move it or leave it when I am not using it . A friend of mine wanted one for her bedroom, but purchased one online that was much too big and she needs to return it . This Steal and Deal is for her Walmart has Fireplace heaters   16" 1500 watts on sale for $79 it is similar to the one I have and would be perfect for what she wants I believe Shoprite also has the same unit when you check out.  

We had our office party last Friday night at Warrington Country Club. The food was delicious and there was an open bar. HomeStarr has over 325 agents and eight local offices so of course it is impossible to know everyone. You were allowed to bring a guest too, and there was entertainment . Dancing ended the evening and a great time was had by all . Thank you Jerry Hill. He really is a hands on broker. In all my years in the business I have never seen such dedication and devotion to everyone of his agents   

This week I have been busy making sure everything is perfect for closings next week . My sellers live out of the area so I am the contact to make sure everything will be just right for the buyer and the seller . The Buyer's agent and I have been in constant contact to be sure everything is in order. The deed and sellers affidavit was sent and returned . I am making a list and checking it twice . The last thing on the list is I will do a walk through before the buyers and their agent again to make sure everything is just right for everyone as I do not like surprises . The cooperating agent was a pleasure to do business with. 

Please come back next week 

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Hannah Williams 

HomeStarr Realty 

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Comments (15)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah I love cashews, and that was a great price for a pound.

Dec 10, 2021 11:48 AM
Hannah Williams

George Souto They were the best cashews ever too - soft and delicious the smell is awesome - I made my banana bread with some of them inside and out with chocolate chips and raisins the best ever- and have plenty left 

Dec 10, 2021 12:11 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, thank you, as always, for your insight to steals and deals.    We got a dusting of snow today, but not sure if it was measurable, otherwise, still haven't had a snowfall this year!    Those cashews now make me want some! 

Dec 10, 2021 12:30 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Joan Cox It has been cold here now tomorrow is predicted 70 degrees windy and rain go figure we have not had any snow either 

Dec 10, 2021 12:35 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You reminded of Ron's story of selling cashews at Sears during college years.  I look forward to you steals and deals posts.  A

Dec 10, 2021 02:40 PM
Hannah Williams

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  Wow Sears that reminds me of so many storys also. So glad you enjoy these weekly posts. Happy Friday 

Dec 10, 2021 02:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Hannah= we have a small electric heater that looks like a little old-fashioned stove. It's amazing how much heat it puts out!!!

Dec 10, 2021 06:07 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib  It sure is amazing how efficient they are . That is exactly the ones I am speaking about . My friend purchased a larger one I am not sure what style but she is trying to convince me to buy it from her. I will take a look at tommorrow but think it will be too large for my small bedroom !!!

Dec 11, 2021 09:23 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yum Hannah, fresh cashews. Larry just brought some home the other day and I almost finished them. $6.99 is a great deal for fresh ones!

Dec 10, 2021 11:51 PM
Hannah Williams

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  yes I thought so too they are the best I have ever tasted so so fresh and I really think the bag weighs more than a pound 

Dec 11, 2021 09:25 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You find so many great deals!  I have to get lucky to find a good deal since I don't do a lot of shopping myself.

Dec 11, 2021 04:08 AM
Hannah Williams

Brian England  I do the shopping and to tell the truth I have been lucky ! The small shops I do tell them I am a blogger and will be featuring them in a blog.  Some are excited and some turn their noses - when they turn their noses I do not bother to include them in Steals and Deals - It is just the way I feel 

Dec 11, 2021 09:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Hannah... I love cashews and that is a great price! I'd have laid in a supply. Fortunately, I don't need to add heat to my home... always warm and toasty. I've got three properties to close before year end and I'm hustling to say the least, plus most likely will add a new contract to that list this weekend for an early 2022 closing. Who said nothing happens in real estate in December?

Dec 11, 2021 05:44 AM
Hannah Williams

Nina Hollander, Broker  my BFF who owns a Title company would always say Hannah you never notice that things slow down during the Holidays 

Dec 11, 2021 09:35 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sounds as if you're enjoying a well-balanced holiday season.  Parties and getting your deals closed.   Nice!

Dec 11, 2021 06:23 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  Love the parties !  There used to be so many parties  but seems those days are gone . This new company I am working for is really first class . I am so happy here. 

Dec 11, 2021 09:33 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

With inflation being what it is, I am sure the folks in your area are appreciative of the shared information as to where you can find a good deal.

Dec 11, 2021 06:03 PM
Hannah Williams

Chris Ann Cleland  It is always nice to know where to find a bargain these days isn't it ? Mixing it with some Real Esatate news is always nice too don't you think so ? 

 Nice to see you back 

Dec 12, 2021 10:23 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Hannah - while I may be tardy to the "steals and deals" party, I am one who rarely uses a heater but I definitely know there are many who appreciate the extra blast of warmth.  As for your office holiday party, I am amazed at the size.  Wow.  Just WOW.  Thank you for this edition of Philadelphia bargain hunting.   

Dec 13, 2021 03:52 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Michael Jacobs The old saying better late than never applies .  Yes this is one company all in the local Philly area Oh and New Jersey also .  All owned by one person. All for one and one for all comes to my mind.  It is my one year Anninversary here . The honeymoon is over and so far I am happier than ever .  

Dec 13, 2021 11:52 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday afternoon Hannah.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Dec 15, 2021 09:27 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Oh, thank you Roy Kelley  you have a wonderful week also 

Dec 15, 2021 06:22 PM