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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
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April Is over and there is a new May Contest hosted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  Let's all get our entries ready for May as the is a Contest, not a challenge Life is a Story our judges are:Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker Jeff Dowler, CRS Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  Kathy and I would like to thank everyone for contributing to theActive Rain April Spring Challenge Your posts were beautiful and so enjoyable to read.This is my second April Spring Challenge I am always grateful to work in unity with Kathy Streib   and hope we may do another Challenge together soon  These local posts should make our phone ring and create SEO. Let's keep writing posts on our local events and areas. Let's not forget our local Market reports.   Active Rain lost a wonderful sister mem...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
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  You are getting ready to sell your house.  The hardest part is de-clutter the house and the closets. If you are like many people you probably looked and said where do I start?    The closets are a great place to begin. You are going to be moving so let's start to pack up the closets and also clean them up. If it is warm weather and you live in a four-season climate take out your cold-weather clothes and shoes. Pack them away. Let's make room in these closets and make them look big and spacious.  Clean them out. All the closets in the house even the linen closet  There are many books and even videos online to show you how.  Keep only what items are necessary.  There is nothing worse than showing prospective buyers closets that are messy and full to the brim with stuff.  If you must box...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Comments 32
Today we had a great Zoom meeting with the blogging members of Active Rain and the Staff. It was a special meeting Ben Kenny the owner was there to let us know what was being planned and to listen to our feedback. There was also a special guest Bob Stewart (hope I spelled it right ) who we adore.   He taught many of us so much about blogging. We will forever remember the classes he and Ben taught about the longtail blog they will never know just how much they influenced our lives. We really owe them so much those two young guys who walked into that room that day so many years ago were so smart we adore them both. Back to the Zoom Meeting, the team listened to our feedback and issues. Things have been moving along and improving at a steady pace. It does help when we tell the team our iss...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Comments 32
My favorite place to visit in Philadelphia has been and always will be The Philadelphia Art Museum You can walk through all the beauty and treasures of the world. I have always thought if people would stop and look at all this beauty perhaps wars would stop and peace would resonate throughout the world.  My big sister Sarae would always take me here as a little girl and tell me about all the artists. She would argue with some in modern Art and say come on really it just a square i could draw that with ease   We would walk and discover the Japanese tea house and many other fine Asian exhibits which my sister loved. My little feet were so tired but we were having so much fun together discovering new worlds.  These are the things I have never forgotten and continued to share with friends a...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
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The Today Show is Coming to Philadelphia how wonderful is that!  They will be wandering around the city to help us open it up. Sheinelle Jones who worked at Fox Good Day Philadelphia will kick it off. She is a long-time resident of Philly and knows just where to go   Where will the cameras be? Cheesesteak eaters like Pat's, Gino's of South Philly and Jim's Steak of South Street. What great Mexican eateries will they pop up at?  How many people will want to go check it out? Please wear a mask when out and about stay safe in this big city of ours.  Philadelphia has such wonderful places to visit Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, and so many other historic sights. Let's not forget the magnificent Art Museum The  Rocky statue is there too and who doesn't want to take a run-...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Comments 21
Let us take a look at what is going on in Delaire Landing a gated waterfront community. in the Torresdale section of NE Philadelphia. Just like every community across the country this wonderful condo development was hit by the COVID 19 Virus. Many of the amenities were shut down. The residents love these amenities. Hopefully, with the vaccine, many things will be opening up again.   Unfortunately, a few residents passed away as everywhere across the country did. We keep these residents in our thoughts and prayers. The pool was closed for precautions also because of city ordinances. This did cause an upset by many residents. The rec center also has been closed for alterations as has been the gym. Delaire Landing still has so many wonderful amenities. You can not beat the location of this...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Comments 35
We were very lucky this month and were given an extension to the Share the Love challenge hosted by the wonderful Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist and Rocky Dickerson both gave their time and energy to make this challenge a success         There is a lady who is both beautiful inside and out that I had a chance to get to know through Zoom meetings this year of the COVID-19 Virus. My good friend Endre Barath, Jr. always said how much he admired her and now I know why. She is so thoughtful, special, kind, and considerate just to name a few of her traits   She also does so much behind the scenes to make Active Rain the wonderful place it is. Every week she searches all the posts on Active Rain and picks posts just for us on Sunday's she writes:  What I learned this week in Acti...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
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Bakers Bay Gated Waterfront Condo Philadelphia Pa Free Market Value Since there are many styles to choose from it will really depend on which style you prefer in Bakers Bay and how many bedrooms you want or need. Do you want an elevator building or do you like the units with private entrances? As they say different strokes for different folks. No matter what your choice is Bakers Bay is a lovely community. It is situated on the Delaware River with amazing views. Not to mention the wonderful group of people that live and work there.  There are two beautiful pools one indoor which opens when the outdoor pool closes and visa-versa -both pools are heated. There is also a gym. Under pre-COVID 19 circumstances, everything was like living at a country club. Unfortunately for the safety of the ...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Comments 29
 Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine in NE Philly and  Bucks County has been almost impossible. Many have been offering sites to get the vaccine but how can you administer the shots if there is not enough of the vaccine available In Pennsylvania, it has been very difficult and frustrating for many seniors who are eligible to receive a Covidi-19 Vaccine.   While looking at some of the questions especially the first which asks if you are an essential worker it made me do some research on exactly who was considered an essential worker. Google took me to several sites but the most informative and most interesting was   NCSL.org The National Conference of State Legislators. There you could find a map that actually broke down each state which told you each individual occupation and broke down that i...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
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Wordless Wednesday: Somethings Go Without Saying  Trust and love go hand and hand. While Cleo was sitting on my lap I raised my hand. I was very lucky that I was able to get this photo shot with my cell phone camera. The expression on a face whether it be a person or a pet somethings go without saying. 
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Comments 31
Where when and how do you receive a COVID19 Vaccine that seems to be the question? My one neighbor tells me you have to sign up on the state website but when she sent me the link it was for Rite-Aid and it said no appointments available. Then it asked for my medical history.Scrolled across the top it said for new patients only. That was not me. I had received Flu shots there so that had my information plus prescriptions  I called my local Rite Aid and spoke with the Pharmacist she asked me to hold as she needed to get a list to put me on. When she came back on the phone she took my name and phone number and said they would call me in a month. My neighbor insists that if I am not signed up on the website I will not receive the Vaccine  I also called my local Pharmacy where I get some of ...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
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What is happening in Delaire Landing Gated Waterfront Condo Community. Values are up and properties are not staying on the market very long if they are priced right. It is certainly a seller's market. It is no longer a secret Delaire Landing is the place to live. The rec center is still under construction. The office is still closed but calls are being answered in a timely manner when messages are left. It is my understanding that management is looking for a new printer to do the newsletter. There was one snowstorm so far this season and four seasons did a wonderful job in clearing the development of the snow. We are very lucky to have them. They also did a great job of cleaning up the leaves. Now the important information on condo sales values in the last seventy-five days Active: 2BR ...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
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The snow just started falling in Philadelphia. It is falling fast. There is a salt mixture on the sidewalks so it is not laying yet. The grass is starting to get a cover and the snow has just begun. It has not even been an hour since the first snowflake. This picture was taken through a screen  For more information or to contact me at Homestarr Realty  -215 -820 -3376 
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
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 Ho Ho Ho  It is time to call Santa's Hotline phone number Here is Santa's personal phone number 951-262-3062Santa Claus will answer the phone every time a child callsLet the children call and talk to him they will love it The expression on their faces are worth so muchJust remember Santa knows who has been naughty Santa  also knows who has been nice Just make sure Santa gets his list in time to pack up his sleigh time is running out The elves need the list from Santa so he can deliver the gifts Christmas Joy to every boy and girl when they open their presents Here is Santa's personal Hotline number again  951 262 3062 This is my entry to the December challenge Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, and Carol Williams 
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Comments 71
 What am I thankful for about Active Rain - There are so many things I am grateful for I could type all-day I remember going to Rain Camp and meeting all the people I blogged with   The main speaker was this really down-to-earth guy that Bob Stewart introduced  . He was dressed in The North-Face jacket and spoke about creating a long tall tail Niche. I found him fascinating. I absorbed everything he said like a dry sponge that was dropped into a bucket of water. He spoke for hours but it seemed like minutes. Bob would interject they had slide shows everything made sense. By the way, the speaker's name was Ben Kinney . He made a huge impression on me   This was not the last time I had heard Ben speak. I put what he taught into use and I can tell you it works. It does not happen overnight...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
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 Let's see what's happening in Delaire Landings Gated Waterfront Condo Community. Once again someone ran into the resident's gate and repairs were done in record speedy time. Halloween landscaping was done in Delaire Landing looked beautiful, colorful, and festive Four Seasons did a beautiful job  The annual flea market was held outdoors the year. It was different than the other years but enjoyed by many residents as they were so happy to see each other and socialize.   Delaire Landing Community continues to be a very desirable place to live in. Prices are rising for units that have been well maintained. If you read my blog you know buyers look for upgraded kitchens and bathrooms. They also want to know how old the heater and Air conditioner systems are when considering the price. The t...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
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 Cleo was nowhere to be found. She usually lays on the sofa and sleeps. She will wake up and come over to the computer where there are a chair and pillows for her. She taps me on the arm to let me know she is there. Yesterday I realized she was nowhere to be found. I looked around for her and found her in my bed snuggled against my new bedding right on top of the pillows. I really had to laugh and she was kind enough to allow me to take her picture.
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Comments 23
 Delaire Landing Listing Sold over full price. An agent in my office was the first agent in the listing. There were three other showings but he was the only agent that wrote an offer. The buyer had a house to sell the seller was fine with allowing him fifteen days to get it under contract. The buyer's agent had it under contract in three days.   Everything moved so smoothly when agents work together and communicate. It was a forty-five-day closing. The seller was moving into another condo in Delaire Landing on the first floor this was a third-floor unit. She had lived there for many years and the steps were getting too much for her. We had been looking for a few years until she found the perfect place.   The buyer had lived in Delaire Landing before. He had rented there for several year...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Comments 19
 We all know about COVID19 and to wear a mask Please remember to Social Distance. Here is another health concern we should all remember especially this time of year. That is the Flu Shot. Today when I went to the pharmacy to pick up my medication there was a sign saying I could get my Flu Shot there.   I am also receiving emails reminding me not to forget. Many insurance companies cover the Flu Shot at no additional charge, especially for senior citizens. here is a short video  
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Comments 35
 A beautiful house was sold in a market with low inventory. Everything was updated and staged beautifully but we all know that no house is perfect. The buyer had a home inspection and there were very minor repairs required which the buyer asked for only one and the seller agreed to do. The Buyer and the seller had become friendly during the sale.  They exchanged phone numbers which they were very proud of. The seller would say oh the buyer stopped by and we had such a nice talk. I advised the seller against this. Saying he, not your friend he is purchasing your house. He brushed me off and did not listen. The seller was leaving him furniture, tools, and other items. When they did the walk-through there were items there that the buyer said he did not want. The seller moved out of town. W...

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