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Hancock Street Turns into Margaritaville for Cinco de Mayo Block Party

UPDATE: Cancelled due to weather.


Arrow Swim Club: We’re There.


OPEN HOUSE in Fishtown Sunday 5/1 12-2PM Tour a Completely Rehabbed 3BR Fishtown Home Priced Under $200K

OPEN HOUSE in Fishtown

Sunday, May 1st



2420 E Firth Street

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2420efirth2_1Beautiful 3story, 3 bedroom and 1.5 bath home for under $200,000 in the heart of Fishtown! This home is charming from the inside out & was completely rehabbed in 2004.

Features include:

  • Hardwood Floors and Crown Molding Throughout
  • Updated eat in kitchen w/ tons of cabinet space
  • Living and Dining Rooms
  • 1 bedroom on 2nd floor (guest room or office space)
  • Gorgeous 2nd floor bathroom w/ Jacuzzi tub, separate shower
  • Laundry room and ample storage
  • 3rd floor mater bedroom and powder room
  • Rear yard
  • New natural gas heater, new hot water heater
  • Electric updated, new rubber main roof and new kitchen roof
  • Great location/close to: Greensgrow Farms, Memphis Taproom, Center City and El Stop


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Remax Access - The Somers Team

Sean Conroy – 215-479-3021

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OPEN HOUSE in Northern Liberties–Saturday 4/30 & Sunday 5/1 from 1-3PM–New Construction Tours in Northern Liberties

OPEN HOUSES in Northern Liberties

Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May 1st


New Construction Homes: 3 different models from 2,200 SF – 3,000 SF

1134 N Orianna Street - $459,900

1138 N Orianna Street - $489,900

1140 N Orianna Street - $489,900

1142 N Orianna Street - $489,900

1144 N Orianna Street - $489,900

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1134orianna1_14 story homes with 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, full finished basement and roof top deck on the 4th floor level.

Kitchen has sleek 42" cabinets, subway tile back splash and stunning cuts of granite.

The 2 guest bedrooms, hall bath and laundry room on the 2nd floor.  The 3rd floor master bedroom suite has large closets, a private bath finished in marble with an oversize glass enclosed shower.

Other features include:

  • Recessed lighting
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Central Air
  • Ample Storage
  • Lots of Natural Light
  • Private rear yard
  • 10 year tax abatement
  • Walk Score of 92


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We look forward to seeing you on Saturday or Sunday at our Open Houses.  If unable to come, we invite you to contact us to schedule your visit.

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You Know it is Time to Paint when…

1) Your guests say, "Wow, these colors are definitely, how should I say it? Umm... Creative! Yeah . That's the word."

2) Your mother picks the ugliest painting at the Flea Market and says, "This would look great with your lime green ceiling."

3) The prospective buyer's Realtor leaves showing feedback like this, "The black and orange walls were too bold for my client's taste."

A fresh coat of paint or a new color can change everything about a room. We headed over to a home for sale in Bella Vista to see how we could transform this property with a little bit of color. We had received some feedback particularly about the colors of the walls, so we called on the experts at Busybee Design to do a color consult with us. They came to the rescue and we have no doubt that this property is going to look dramatically different after its color makeover!

The after photos will be posted next week. Stay tuned to see the power of a fresh paint job!


Welcome to Whitman: Your Ticket to Tailgating

From hot wings and brats to burgers and steaks on the grill, there’s nothing like a tailgate party to get everyone in the mood for the big Phillies game. Fortunately, you don’t have to be at the stadium to enjoy one. With a bit of planning and a few decorations, you can throw a winning tailgate party right in your own backyard which is only a stone’s throw away from all the major sport complexes.

That's how we do it in Whitman...

Wait, wouldn’t this mean it isn’t a tailgate at all? In a sense, yes, it wouldn’t be the same, but if you want to save money and still get everybody together for the big game it might be better to just have the party at home. You can do all of the things you would do at an actual tailgate, but you’ll be in the comfort of your own home, won’t have to spend a lot of time and money on the day of the big game, and you can get by using a lot of the items already in your home. Score.

Most people would agree that the high cost of gas is keeping them from going to the game. The rising cost of tickets and food is also a contributing factor. When you live in the Whitman neighborhood you can feel like you’re at the stadium without even leaving your house. Who says that you have to be at Citizens Bank Park to hear the roar of the crowd after the Phillies hit a home run? When you live in Whitman you can feel like you're at the stadium without paying for the expensive tickets and parking. You can also enjoy the spectacular Phillies 4th of July fireworks right from your own backyard free of charge!

Next time you get all bent out of shape as you hand the parking attendant multiple $20 bills remember you can always tailgate from the comfort of your own home in Whitman and still feel like you’re at the big game.


Welcome to Whitman: The No Judgment Zone


Tip Jar: Umbrella, I Tell Ya.

April showers bring May flowers, right? Sayings tend to ring true, in our experience. The weather in the spring once again proves unpredictable. At least here in Philadelphia.

That is why this week's tip is to keep an umbrella everywhere. Go nuts. Keep one in your car, one at work, and one at home. Give a cool umbrella as a gift to a friend or a colleague when appropriate. No house is a home without a place to put an umbrella stand for your umbrella and no wardrobe is complete without the go to umbrella on that occasional rainy day. I got caught in the rain today without one. Lesson learned...the wet way.

My favorite is the retro clear bubble umbrella that keeps you super dry even when the wind picks up. My second favorite is a plain understated yet sophisticated black pointy umbrella that makes you feel a little more dapper than usual when carrying it open or closed.

Do you have a favorite?

[Umbrella from Totes Isotoner]



Calling All Investors! Large 3 Story Shell in Fishtown

Looking for a new investment or want to start from scratch and build your dream home? We've got the perfect opportunity at 2030 Hazzard Street in Fishtown. This large, 3 story shell was originally built in 1875 and has 1,285 sq ft with 3 large bedrooms. Property is in shell condition and is sold in its present as-is condition. The possibilities are endless...have a look for yourself!

For  more details, please contact the Somers Team.


New Heights in Northern Liberties

You know those long walks you start taking when the weather is just so perfect that you don't care where your feet take you?

That's when we always notice the new homes that have popped up over the winter in our neighborhood. Especially when they're way up high...

New construction beauties are standing tall over at Orianna Street in Northern Liberties.  These 4-Story Homes on  1134 - 1144 N Orianna Street range in size from 2,200 sq ft to 3,000 sq ft, with 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, full finished basements and roof top decks on the 4th floor level.

1134 N Orianna Street - $459,900

1138 N Orianna Street - $489,900

1140 N Orianna Street - $489,900

1142 N Orianna Street - $489,900

1144 N Orianna Street - $489,900

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Walker’s Paradise

Walk Score

For  more details, please contact the Somers Team.


Fresh Address: Double Vision at Orianna Street


Must-Have Philly Parking

"Must-Have Parking" is something we hear people say every day. Countless prospective buyers tell us "This house is perfect BUT we wish it had parking". A recent client put it this way: "I'd sign an offer right now, on the spot, if this home only had parking." Alright, we hear you! Homes with parking in the Philadelphia area are not unheard of. They're out there, and well, we have a few you might like...

813 N Hancock Street is a 4 Bedroom in Northern Liberties with 1 car covered deeded garage parking. Also nearby, we have 828 N Hancock Street, a 2 Bedroom Condo with parking included, in case you are looking for something not quite as big.

919 N Front Street B is our impressive townhome with attached garage, also in Northern Liberties. Is this just the perfect neighborhood for rockstar parking or what?

1233 N 3rd Street A does not disappoint with off-street gated parking and a gravel paver parking pad. We also happen to love the rear entrance and the cool topiary installation in the back. Makes coming home a reminder of how awesome your neighborhood is.

Along the waterfront at 901 N Penn Street R1905, you can have 1 car deeded parking and concierge service at this 1 Bedroom Condo.

860 Reserve at 860 N Leithgow Street has over 3,000 square feet of living space, so why not throw in 2 car parking in a private driveway? We are incredibly, incredibly, incredibly jealous of whoever snags this Northern Liberties kingdom. It's like Owning your Own Block...and it's a rare find to have a 2-car garage in the city.
313 E Wildey Street is a large 3 Bedroom in Fishtown with a garage.  2568-70 Collins Street are two new construction homes that both come with 1 car garages.

If you are looking for parking in Old City, we have availability at the Parkominium for your own private space.

For  more details, please contact the Somers Team.


Meet Your Neighbor: Colors by Padmini

The corner of 2nd & Poplar has always been one of our favorite intersections - a portrait-perfect scene of activity by day or night. Now, there's an extra swipe of color with the presence of Colors By Padmini, a home decor and lifestyle shop that is becoming known for its "Window Concerts" and unique items from all around the world.

We stepped in not knowing what to expect, and found a delightful selection of fashions that were handmade in Thailand, a section devoted to some of the most beautiful bedding in every color you can imagine, and gifts and accessories that you can't find elsewhere in the city.

On Friday and Saturday nights, stop by to catch one of the performances - when you've got a giant window and the ever-eclectic Northern Liberties intersection audience strolling by, things are bound to get interesting. Welcome to the neighborhood, Colors by Padmini.

Colors by Padmini
906 N 2nd Street

Mon: 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 - 8:30 pm
Thurs: 12:00 - 10:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 - 11:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 - 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00- 8:00 pm

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Phone: 215.253.6818