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31Oct/110

Think Big with a 4,144 SF Corner Property Near Temple University!

What would you do with over 4,144 square feet near Temple University? 2000-2 N 18th Street is a Rare Corner Temple University Area property that has endless possibilities for developers, investors, restauranteurs. With tons of new construction and new student housing all around, this property screams: Location, Location, Location.

Come take a tour! Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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31Oct/110

600 lbs of Food in 6 Weeks? Do It: Holiday Food Drive in Northern Liberties

The best cure for depression is to give a little of yourself to someone else. Whether it be a compliment or a helping hand, the smallest gesture of love towards another human or creature will heal you. Get in good spirits for the season ahead by participating in your local holiday food drive.

Here in Northern Liberties, the Northern Liberties Business Owner’s Association (NLBOA) will join Philabundance to gather food donations for Philadelphia residents and families during the holiday season. The NLBOA hopes to gather 600 lbs of food during the six week drive. From November 1 - December 17, non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the following locations:
The NLNA Community Center - 700 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
North Bowl - 909 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
Superfresh - 180 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia PA
Yards Brewing Company - 901 N. Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA

High-demand items for Philadelphia communities include: canned/shelf-stable tuna, macaroni and cheese, canned pasta, canned beef stew, canned chili, creamy peanut butter, jelly, canned green beans, canned corn, canned fruit, breakfast cereal and hot cereal.

For more information, please contact Dan Streckewald at [email protected]

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31Oct/110

Fresh Address: Double Your Pleasure in Francisville

Double your pleasure in Francisville with two amazing options - buy one or both!

This is Where It's At: 1802 and 1804 Francis Street make for a great opportunity in Francisville, near the Art Museum area. 1802 is a gorgeous lot filled with flowers, trees, and vegetable gardens, a total escape! It can be purchased along with 1804 Francis Street,  a 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Home with 2 car off-street parking. Francisville Playground and Recreation Center are nearby.

Come On In: Enter in to the main living room, which leads to a large eat-in kitchen with a dining room in the rear of the kitchen. The yard can be accessed through the dining room. The rear yard is fenced in with 2 car parking. The finished basement has a full bath. The 2nd floor has 2 large bedrooms a shared hall bath as well as a laundry room. The 3rd floor is the master suite with full bath. Plenty of natural light. All appliances are included.

Come take a tour! Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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28Oct/110

Your Art Museum Sanctuary Awaits!

From the serene courtyard to the blissful and spacious bedroom sanctuary, relaxation awaits at this gorgeous corner condo tucked away in the Art Museum. 829 N. 29th Street, Unit 4, is surrounded by history yet full of all of the modern features and comforts that you seek in your home.  Get a glimpse of the impressive 3rd floor bedroom, which is absolutely enormous, with room for a sitting area, a yoga studio, or reading nook.

Seller will provide 1 year of condo fees with an acceptable offer, genuinely motivated to sell. Priced at $300,000.

Come take a tour! Contact the Somers Team for more information.

Related:

The Courtyard Rules at 829 N 29th Street

Just Listed: Tons of New Properties for the Fall Season!

Fresh Address: 829 N 29th Street, #4

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27Oct/110

Tip Jar: Defeat Dust Mites!

It was a beautifully appointed Philadelphia Home For Sale that I was showing. As we entered the dining room, I dragged my finger gingerly across the smooth surface of the wooden dining table and without thought wrote my name in cursive through a thin layer of dust. “ Whoa! This place is really dusty.” I thought. How could this be? The home was seemingly immaculate in every way? This is a sign that the home’s air filter was due for a change.

Did you know that most people spend about 90% of their day inside? The quality of inside air then becomes a topic of importance. Changing your home’s air filter regularly can reduce your heating and cooling costs plus save your HVAC system from unnecessary damage due to dirt and improper maintenance. Clogged air filters are the #1 reason why home air systems fail.

If a failing HVAC system is not enough to get you to Home Depot to buy a new air filter for a few bucks then maybe this is:

Dust can be made of the following delightful things:

In Average Homes
Dead skin cells
Dried dust mite feces and the remains of their dead corpses
Pollens, dander, and other allergens
Clothing fibers

In New Construction Homes
Drywall dust
Cement dust
Paint particles
Chemicals from flooring and appliances

Homes with Pets
Do we really even need to go there?

Our tip is to change your home's air filter 2-3 times per year, not only to keep your home's air system functioning optimally but to keep you from breathing in the dead corpses of dust mites. May they rest in peace but not up our noses! Ew...

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25Oct/110

Just Listed: Plenty of Treats

Have a look at our latest listings...Click on the properties to check them out! We're excited to show off these fabulous homes with the cooler weather coming, so book your tour today! It's like trick-or-treating for potential homeowners.

Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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24Oct/110

Now Available for Rent: 1520 W Thompson Street

We have a completely updated 3 bedroom home in the Temple University neighborhood now available for rent! Perfect for investors, Temple University students, commuters to Center City.

Students...get into this! 1520 W Thompson Street is renting for $1,500 a month! Front porch,  very large fenced in back yard with porch, off-street driveway parking for two cars, first floor laundry room, plenty of bar seating in the kitchen and counter space for cooking, new appliances, and 3 Bedrooms with high ceilings.

Ready for your tour? Get in touch with the Somers Team for more information.

Related:

Fresh Address: 1520 W Thompson Street Gets a Makeover

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24Oct/110

Fresh Address: 1137 N Orianna Street

This week's Fresh Address? She's a brick house...

This is Where It's At: 1137 N Orianna Street is a 3 Story Brickfront Corner Rowhome on a fantastic block in Northern Liberties near Liberties Walk, the Piazza, and SuperFresh.

Come On In: With over 2,000 SF of living space, off-street rear parking, 4 large bedrooms, finished basement, deck and yard, this home has it all. Enter into the living room with 14' high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, an open floor plan. Kitchen in the rear of the home with ceramic floors, granite counters and stainless appliances, and access to the yard with parking. Full finished basement, powder room, with area for entertainment, built-in bench seating with storage, and a huge laundry room. The upper level has 2 large bedrooms with a full hall bath. The master suite has an office with walk out deck, huge master bedroom with Juliet balcony, and a private bath. The bathroom has double sink, glass enclosed shower, rainfall shower head and glass tile. Low taxes, central air, close to everything!

Schedule your tour today! Get in touch with the Somers Team for more information.

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23Oct/110

Occupy Philly – An Interview with Occupy Protesters

As our blog readers know, we have been keeping up with the Occupy Philly movement.  We are thrilled that the movement is raising awareness across the country and even nationally in regards to the state of the economy, the lack of jobs, government bailouts and the list goes on and on.   To hear directly from Occupy folks themselves, I interviewed Derek and Natalie at City Hall to get their views and opinions.  It sounds like they are here to stay for as long as it takes!

 

Moving forward, if the Occupy movement goes into Christmas, the City of Philadelphia will have some tough choices:

1. How will they continue to fund the police presence?

2. How will they politely move the Occupy folks if they want to begin construction for an ice skating rink?

In addition, with the unfortunate reality that "the demands" will not be met quickly or maybe not be met at all, how long will these protesters be camping out? The risk I see is that the Occupy Movement is going after so many topics (curfew, police brutality) that the overall message will be diluted. And when the faceless movement at some point has leaders going in so many directions, credibility can be lost in an instant, especially as soon as the past of some of those folks are identified. It will be interesting how this plays out.

In the meantime, I say thank you to the Occupy folks for raising the awareness around the country and to Derek and Natalie for doing this interview!

What are your thoughts?

Related Posts:

Occupy Philly - Topic of Councilmen Debate

Occupy Philly - Ignorant Americans or Americans Against Ignorance and Greed?

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21Oct/110

A Stock Worth Investing In: 2701 E. Huntingdon Street

Which stock are we referring to? The legendary Stock's Bakery, of course! The best pound cake in Philadelphia.

This listing is golden like butter and it's butter you'll smell in this section of Fishtown as the nearby bakery whips up its goodies. Now for the secret recipe?

2701 E. Huntingdon Street is a live/work space and golden opportunity for artists, entrepreneurs, and investors.  Invest in your success in this mixed use property with a commercial storefront on the first floor and a 1 bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor. The first floor offers an open floor plan span, large streetview windows for display/signage, and a half bath/powder room. The secnd floor has a large one bedroom apartment with an eat in kitchen, living/dining room, large front bedroom, and rear second floor roof that can be used as a deck. The basement is a full unfinished, poured concrete floored space with steel Bilco doors.

Now how's that for having your cake and eating it, too? Work, live, play, succeed.

Motivated to sell.  Schedule your tour today! Get in touch with the Somers Team for more information.

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