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30Nov/120

OPEN HOUSES: Sunday, December 2nd–Tour 3 Amazing Homes in Philadelphia

1714 Memphis Street, #117

Offered at $325,000

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OPEN HOUSE: 12-2PM

We invite you to tour this exquisite luxury condo in Fishtown that offers the best of all worlds: Deeded parking, tax abatement, and attention to detail at every inch.

One floor living with ample square footage (almost 1,400) has tremendous appeal for the sophisticated, low-maintenance owner.

Features include:

  • Bamboo hardwood throughout
  • Two incredible spa baths
  • Second bedroom with floating wall offering many options
  • Bathrooms with high-end vanities and custom tile
  • Open Layout offering great space for entertaining
  • 15" ceilings
  • Expansive windows offering south side view and lots of natural light
  • Custom cabinetry and countertops with island
  • Stainless Steel Bosch appliances
  • Large walk in closet
  • Gym, lounge and storage facility in basement
  • Great location close to restaurants, galleries and shops

 

1332 N Palethorp Street

Offered at $339,900

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OPEN HOUSE: 1-3PM

Come tour this new construction home in Northern Liberties/Old Kensington neighborhood.

Features include:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Large closets
  • 2.5 baths
  • Recessed lighting
  • Patio
  • Finished basement
  • Hardwoods
  • State of the art kitchen
  • Amazing location
  • Pending tax abatement

 

 

326 Levick Street

Offered at $250,000

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OPEN HOUSE: 2:30-4:30PM

Welcome to this exquisite 4br, 2ba single property where everything is new, stylish and sleek. Is where modern meets traditional on every floor and includes the following features:

  • Hardwoods
  • Huge living room and dining room
  • Completely renovated kitchen
  • Granite, high end finishings, custom cabinets
  • Spacious bedrooms
  • Master suite on 3rd floor
  • Full basement that includes storage
  • All new mechanicals
  • Huge yards (side, front and rear)
  • Amazing space and value for under 300K

If unable to tour these properties on Sunday call us to schedule your tour at 215-400-2600 - Ask for Chris or Stephanie Somers.

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29Nov/120

Now Renting: 901 N Penn St R1905

UPDATE: Off of the market until February.

Rare opportunity short term rental! If you need a great place to stay for a short period of time, whether it's for extended stay business, travel, or in between homes, 901 N Penn Street R1905 is an excellent choice.

This Waterfront Square Condo offers luxurious waterfront living with 19th floor views. Stunning corner 1 bedroom 1 bath that can be rented fully furnished. With 1 car deeded parking and concierge service, you can spoil yourself at the indoor pool or on the exterior riverfront deck. Spa and gym are also at your fingertips every day. Live the inspired life and at a completely affordable price at unit 1905 in the The Regatta Tower just passed the The Light House building at Riverfront Square in Philadelphia.

We welcome your visit. Now renting for $1,700 a month. Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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29Nov/120

Meet Garden Hangouts and My New Best Friend Peter!

They say that "fences make for good neighbors", but bamboo brings another meaning to Robert Frost's quote. I love bamboo but there are two kinds of this beautiful plant: aggressive and less aggressive.

Well, we have a rental property with a nice backyard in Old Kensington. One of our ex-tenants thoughtfully (tongue in cheek) planted an aggressive species and it took over my yard as well as the neighbor's garden.

Oops! Sorry! Bamboo looks so harmless but it grows like crazy and it is difficult to keep tame. A friend of mine told me to call Peter Frey from Garden Hangouts to help clear the out of control bamboo.

"Bamboo is one of the most elegant plants available, and can be used in a variety of design applications. Many cultivars are evergreen thereby making it a great choice for hedges and screening. Bamboo has certainly become a hallmark of contemporary landscape design. However, if not installed/contained properly, it can become an interminable nightmare", says Peter.

Garden Hangouts to the rescue! I now have a beautiful brick patio (who knew?) and a happy neighbor. Give Garden Hangouts a call to come whip your landscape into shape and save you from any bamboo breakouts.

[Images via Stephanie Somers and Garden Hangouts]

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28Nov/120

Now Renting: 167 W Jefferson Street

Now renting...167 W Jefferson Street is a newly renovated 3 story row home that offers many wonderful features you will enjoy. Beautiful curb appeal, located across from a large clean park, and near beautiful architectural buildings. Solid hard wood floors throughout every room, new kitchen w/ appliances and plenty of cabinets and counter space for cooking. The dining room and living room are combined in a completely open floor plan on the 1st floor. There is a rear powder room with bamboo style designer vanity and a 1st floor laundry area. The 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms that share a full bath. The 3rd floor is the incredibly tasteful master bedroom suite with walk in closet, room for a sitting area and bedroom set. The master bath includes a spa tub, beautifully tiled ceramic walls and floor, and a large vanity for storage. The master bedroom and bath have skylights and there are good views of the Ben Franklin Bridge. This property has a full clean unfinished basement, new electric, new plumbing, and has central air conditioning. Gas heat and cooking.

Rent it now for $1,500 a month. Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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27Nov/120

The NoLibs Holiday Shopping Spree

One of our favorite local shopping events of the year is back: The 2012 NoLibs Holiday Shopping Spree. The two-day sales event kicks off on Saturday, December 1st from 11-8pm and the saving continues through Sunday, December 2nd, 11-6pm.

The more you shop, the more you save...check out the deals below!

Here’s How it works: 
1st Participating Store: Customer receives 10% off their purchase + a spree card w/ one sticker on it

2nd Store: Customer shows spree card  w/ 1 sticker & gets 15% off their purchase + a 2nd sticker

3rd Store: Customer shows spree card w/ 2 stickers & gets 20% off their purchase + a 3rd sticker

Once the customer’s spree card has 3 stickers, they will receive 25% off at any additional participating store that they shop at throughout the event.

Participating Shops Include:
(shop in any order you choose!)

Arcadia
819 N. 2nd St
Art Star
623 N. 2nd St.
Bloom
1001 N. 2nd St.(The Piazza, Suite 20)
Casa Papel
804 N. 2nd St.
City Planter
814 N. 4th St.
Concrete Polish
716 N. 3rd St
Duke & Winston
633 N. 2nd Street
Fiona’s Childrenswear & Special Occassions
1050 N. Hancock St. (#60 in The Piazza)
Framing Philadelphia
631 N. 2nd Street
Jinxed
1050 N. Hancock St. (# 86 in The Piazza)
Once Worn Consignment
910 N. 2nd St.
Philly Phaithful
737 N. 4th Street
Swag Boutique
935 N. 2nd St.

Light refreshments & tons of holiday cheer at each participating shop!

 

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27Nov/120

Tip Jar: A Timeless Holiday Gift Idea For The Holiday

The holiday gift buying season is upon us in all of its commercialist splendor. I am pretty certain most of us will be spending our hard earned money on mass produced electronics, clothing, fruitcakes... you know the same old stuff you bought year in year out during the shopping season. These gift items are okay for some of the people on your gift list but you know as well as I know, these items will not last the test of time. Well, maybe the fruit cake will but in general the other gifts are short-lived.

This year I suggest you give the gift that lasts for generations. Give one special someone (or even yourself) the gift of Art. Original art. Paintings, collages, prints, drawings, glass, handcrafted furniture, sculpture, handmade jewelry, ceramics, the list goes on. Artwork is timeless and personal, and when thoughtfully placed for friends and family to admire, will actually transform a space on so many different levels.

Buying original artwork may seem difficult especially if your idea of art is  a poster of a crying unicorn or a glossy of your favorite band taped on your bedroom wall. But it’s actually very simple. In Philadelphia we are so lucky to have tons of artists and work to choose from. I just bought a large collage from a local artist Peter Quinn that I hung in my office along with two other prints by local artist Bruce Reinfeld. I am also really into local artist Chris Clark. To find art for sale check out POSTInLiquid, and the Paper Mill Studio for resources.  Local galleries are also a great place to see examples of work and if the price seems too steep, ask for something within your budget.

Remember: By purchasing art from a local artist, your money is going back into the community and supporting not only the local economy but those talented people that really lead the way in cultural development and progress. Now that’s a gift!

[image via Chris M Clark]

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26Nov/120

Back on the Market! 206 E Girard Avenue

206 E Girard Avenue, Unit 3, is back on the market for rent in Fishtown.

Located in Levesque Flats,  Leed Certified award winning apartments, this beautiful 1 bedroom apartment has been built with sustainable, recycled, and energy efficient materials. All the wood that built these flats have been salvaged including beautifully hand crafted cabinets and bath vanities, doors, and stairs. Every apartment has a private deck off of the kitchen for outdoor enjoyment.  Kitchen appliances and washer/dryer included. Central air. Tenant pays electric, gas, heat.

Now renting for $1,300 a month! For more information on Levesque Flats please inquire for a property brochure. Showings by appointment. Contact the Somers Team for more info.

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21Nov/120

OPEN HOUSES: Sunday, November 25th in Fishtown– 2 Homes to Tour!

OPEN HOUSES ON SUNDAY, November 25th

 

2360 E Tucker Street – $150,000

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Tour this charming 2BR home with updated kitchen and bath located on a quiet block on Sunday from 12-2PM.

Features include:

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
  • Original staircase
  • Updated kitchen
  • New stainless steel appliances
  • Breakfast nook
  • Large backyard
  • Updated bathroom
  • Unfinished basement with lots of room for storage & washer & dryer

 

2405 E Huntingdon Street - $268,900

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Visit this completely Renovated 3BR Luxury Fishtown Home on Sunday from 2:15- 4:15PM

Features include:

  • Completely renovated
  • Spacious and open floor plan – 1700 SF
  • Bamboo floors
  • Custom cabinetry, granite counters, backsplash and stainless steel appliances
  • Spacious bedrooms
  • Plenty of closest space
  • Updated full bath
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full basement
  • Nice backyard (partial deck/yard)
  • Great location close to some great Fishtown hotspots.

If unable to tour these properties on Sunday call us to schedule your tour at 215-400-2600 - Ask for Chris or Stephanie Somers.

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16Nov/120

OPEN HOUSES: Sun, Nov 18th Tour 2 homes in Old Kensington and Fishtown

1332 N Palethorp Street – $349,900

Come tour this new construction home in Northern Liberties/Old Kensington neighborhood.

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Virtual Tour

OPEN HOUSE: 12-2pm

Features include:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Large closets
  • 2.5 baths
  • Recessed lighting
  • Patio
  • Finished basement
  • Hardwoods
  • State of the art kitchen
  • Amazing location
  • Pending tax abatement

 

2317 E Firth Street - $172,500

Come tour this charming 2 bedroom home in Fishtown.

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OPEN HOUSE: 2:30-4:30pm

Features include:

  • Great location – close to Memphis Tap Room
  • New laminate flooring on 1st floor
  • Wall to Wall carpeting on 2nd floor
  • Central air
  • Updated kitchen and bath
  • Exposed brick
  • Open living & dining space
  • Full unfinished basement
  • Rear yard

If unable to tour these properties on Sunday call us to schedule your tour at 215-400-2600 - Ask for Chris or Stephanie Somers.

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Chris and Stephanie Somers
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16Nov/120

Move to Fishtown! 2360 E Tucker Street

Wanna move to Fishtown? We can't blame you, what with all of the exciting new restaurants and galleries in this highly sought after neighborhood. Join the club! 2360 E Tucker Street is a charming 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Home on a quiet block in Fishtown. Living room has original staircase that leads to second floor bedrooms and bath. Updated kitchen features new stainless steel appliances w/ breakfast nook that overlooks the large backyard. Updated bathroom has custom tile and new sink. Unfinished basement with plenty of room for storage and washer and dryer.

Come check it out! Contact the Somers Team for more info.

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Phone: 215.253.6818