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Investment Opportunity for Sale in Northeast Philadelphia

1400 E Cheltenham Avenue is a mixed use property that includes a store and apartment. Business is also for sale. Inventory and license for the business is included. Business brings in $10,000 a week per owner. Store now being used as a beer distributor. Great size for use as deli, food market, or office. Has walk-in refrigerator, ice-maker, A/C, powder room. Full basement. Loading doors on side of building. Property also includes a large 2 bedroom apartment, with full eat-in kitchen. Large deck coming off kitchen. Current tenant lease at $750 plus electric. Property includes gas, water, heat, hot water heater, 200 amp electric.

Set an appointment now! Priced at $450,000. Contact the Somers Team for more information. 


Tip Jar: Meet Your Nightmare Neighbor

This week, we strongly advise you to meet your nightmare neighbor.

Meet your neighbor, Eastern State Penitentiary, in the Fairmount section of the Art Museum. This historic attraction/museum is a frequented spot for tourists and local Philadelphians. Being an admitted glutton for the macabre, my tour proved to be a very stimulating experience. If you are a history buff, this place provides plenty of it and apparently Eastern State Penitentiary is believed to be haunted by the very prisoners that once walked the halls and sat in the prison cells you will see in my V-blog.  Visit Eastern State Penitentiary...if you dare, of course.

For more info about Eastern State Penitentiary, visit their website.


A Mod Approach to New Construction Homes in Philadelphia

The Flats at Girard Pointe, Diamond Green, and North 28th ring any bells to you? If you are a Philadelphia Developer, a Philadelphia Investor, a Philadelphia Realtor or a Philadelphia Home Buyer you certainly have heard of at least one of these highly successful projects. All three of these projects were built with Modular Structures provided by Phillymod.  Phillymod structures are even "eligible for LEED environmental certification, resulting in unmatched quality."

Check out this timelapse video for the Diamond Green Project:

If you are in the market to Develop LandBuild New Construction, or want to know the benefits of Building vs Buying a Custom New Construction Home, then you might want to look into Phillymod. Modular Homes may be the solution you have been looking for when building your own single custom home, apartments, or large residential community.

Phillymod offers their clients an alternative way to create new homes and provides ease of construction.  They work with the architect and have years of experience.  1-4 story projects of any size can be delivered 90% complete.

Check out their website for more information.

North 28th


Fresh Address: Double Feature

Today we do a close-up preview of two of our latest listings on the block - 167 Poplar Street and 4356 Miller Street, double-feature style!

167 Poplar Street:

This updated 3 bedroom 2 bath property in Northern Liberties at 2nd and Poplar Streets has it all. Fantastic location, new kitchen and bath, large private yard, tall waterproofed basement, and four stories of amazing features.  Do not miss it!

4356 Miller Street:

On a quiet block in the riverside neighborhood of Bridesburg, a 3 Bedroom Home complete with a huge yard and basement awaits the perfect owner.  A bit of small-town charm, all just a quick drive away from Center City.

Like what you see? Contact the Somers Team for more information. 


OPEN HOUSE Sunday 7/22 12:30-2:30 at 167 W Jefferson Street in Old Kensington

167 W Jefferson Street

Offered at $249,900


Stop by our Open House Sunday, July 22nd from 12:30 – 2:30 and see this renovated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with very nice curb appeal and located across the street from a large park.


Some of the great features to enjoy in this home include:


  • Solid hardwood floors throughout every room
  • New kitchen w/ appliances and plenty of cabinets and counter space for cooking
  • Open floor plan - dining room/living room are combined
  • Powder room with bamboo style designer vanity
  • 1st floor laundry area
  • 2 bedrooms that share a full bath on 2nd floor
  • 3rd floor is the incredibly tasteful master bedroom suite with walk in closet, room for a sitting area and bedroom set
  • Master bath includes a spa tub, beautifully tiled ceramic walls and floor, and a large vanity for storage
  • Skylights in master suite
  • Views of Ben Franklin Bridge
  • Full & clean unfinished basement
  • New electric & plumbing
  • Central air, gas heat & cooking

If unable to tour this weekend, call us for more details: 215-400-2600 - Ask for Chris or Stephanie Somers

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Northern Liberties 1st Annual Christmas in July

By now, we're all channeling fall as a respite from muggy weather and waves of crushing heat. And yet we're not quite ready to put away the flip flops. The Northern Liberties neighborhood has just the answer for those of you who need a lift this summer: Christmas in July is a food drive for Philabundance that will feed those in need, boost your spirits, and promise great deals around the neighborhood for a full week, starting July 22nd. Check out the NoLibs First Friday Facebook page for details.

So gather up those canned and dry goods and drop them off at your favorite shops and eateries for sweet discounts!



Your Haven in Bridesburg: 4356 Miller Street

Looking for a peaceful block in a family-friendly neighborhood? Welcome to 4356 Miller Street.

This 1 story 3 bedroom property is located on a quiet Bridesburg block. There is a huge partially finished basement with an enormous yard for entertaining.  There is a completely new kitchen with granite counters for those who love to cook, and a remodeled full bathroom. Hardwood floors throughout.

Easy to show! An amazing deal at $134,900! Contact the Somers Team for more information. 


Tip Jar: Get Moore Creative Philly

Today's tip? Get Moore creative!

What's new and exciting in Philadelphia? Feeling like it's the same crap, different day? Don't let your daily mantra keep you shackled. Check out the galleries at Moore College of Art at 20th and Race Streets, where Logan Circle Fountain, the Science Museum, and the Franklin institute are located. Moore has several galleries with free admission. There are always several exhibits to see with diverse and emerging artists. The video compilation above features clips from the current exhibits (Summer 2012). A visit to Moore Galleries will let you see how others define the world. Many of the exhibits are interactive like the one I participated in on the attached video. Discover how to look at things in a fresh new way. There is a gift shop filed with art and jewelry and handmade items. Enjoy a stroll around the Logan Circle Fountain and take in creative Philadelphia.

Share your favorite creative spaces in Philly in the comments!


Jazz Garage Kicking it in Northern Liberties

Only in my neighborhood, Northern Liberties, can you be walking down the street one moment and the next be pulled into a garage where some of the coolest jazz trios pour all original music out into the summer night air. This random garage was transformed into a stage for talented jazz musicians. Something is going right in Northern Liberties.

Wanna jazz up your nightlife? Check out our nearby listings:

406 W George Street rental
837 N 2nd Street 303 rental
1015 N 4th Street for sale
1220 Buttonwood Street 106 for sale
167 W Jefferson Street for sale

Contact the Somers Team for more information. 


Now Renting: 406 W George Street

406 W George Street is ready to rent! This beautiful, completely renovated, 2 Bedroom 2 Bath home with finished basement, is located in the very desirable Northern Liberties neighborhood.

Features include brand-new kitchen with GE stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting throughout, laundry room w/new washer & dryer, Master suite with cathedral ceiling and master bath with Jacuzzi tub and large double-walk-in shower! Come see for yourself why this hot rental opportunity is right for you...

It's yours to rent for $2,100 a month. Contact the Somers Team for more information. 


Phone: 215.253.6818