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28Feb/130

5 Reasons You’ll Love 50 N Front Street, Unit 505

Welcome to 50 N Front Street Unit 505, located in a remodeled historic building with contemporary style in Old City.

  1. Love to cook? Enter the gourmet kitchen with custom wood cabinetry, powder room, granite counters, designer finishings and fixtures, and a convenient breakfast bar that seats 4.
  2. The view. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Delaware River and Ben Frank Bridge from the bedroom & living room.
  3. The ultimate bedroom suite. The 2nd floor bedroom suite can be entered through the 5th floor. This suite is flooded with natural light with 2 incredibly unique window nooks, skylight, laundry room, walk in closet, and exposed beams. The master bath is expertly tiled with rainfall shower, floating sink, and a separate deep soaking tub. This unit is incredibly functional with sleeping quarters upstairs and living and entertaining downstairs.
  4. The neighborhood. Located close to restaurants, coffee, a gym, boutiques, movie theaters, and the Market-Frankford Line. Walk to everything or hop on the train and be in Center City, University City, or Fishtown in minutes.
  5. Lounging on the deck! The large community roof deck is available for year round panoramic city views and front seats to the fireworks displays.

Other features include exposed brick stairway, hardwood floors throughout, exposed beams.  Five years remain on tax abatement & 1 year home warranty.

Ready for a tour? Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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26Feb/130

Tax Tip: All About AVI

PrintWant to learn the latest on the AVI (Actual Value Initiative ) in Philadelphia? Here's everything you need to know about it and how it will affect you, your neighborhood, small business, and senior citizens from the office of the City Controller.  Interestingly, the analysis shows that 343,191 properties will see a tax increase. Some of these "losing" zipcodes are 19103, 19104, 19123, and 19125.  To estimate your taxes you can check out the AVI Calculator here.

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25Feb/130

Commercial Opportunity for Rent! 2113 E Huntingdon

2113 E Huntingdon Street is a live/work space available for  $950 a month in Fishtown.

This 900 square foot space with commercial storefront at Huntingdon and Collins Streets off of Frankford Avenue includes 2 large bedrooms and a full bath and exposed brick. No kitchen. All electric. Located on the ground level.

Easy to see. Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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25Feb/130

An Unforgettable Address: 1234 N Mascher Street

 

1234 N Mascher Street is an unforgettable address. And it's more than easy to memorize... you'll feel right at home in this stylish section of Philly where Northern Liberties meets South Kensington.

This stunning, immaculate new construction tax abated property has 5 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths for a tremendous amount of space. High end finishes abound in the kitchen and baths along with custom made wooden doors. Very inviting curb appeal and privacy on an end row. Hardwood floors throughout. Open, airy modern layout as you enter into living room with high ceilings. European kitchen has plentiful countertop space and cabinets along with top of the line kitchen appliances - Bosch cook-top and GE Profile fridge. Rear dining area/family room leads to large rear yard perfect for entertaining. Tons of natural light on every floor. Second floor has private in-law suite with guest bedroom or office space. Enjoy your luxurious master suite on the third floor. Dual zone heating/central air. Parking is a breeze on this block and no worries about higher real estate taxes.  A super quick stroll to Modo Mio, Super Fresh for shopping and the Piazza. Enjoy the best of the neighborhood!

Come see why 1234 Mascher is unforgettable... Contact the Somers Team for more information.

 

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24Feb/130

REMAX Access Does the Harlem Shake!

I do not need a lot of words for this blog...

The video and post-photos speak for themselves.  I must say this was a lot of fun!

 

 

Thank you to everyone who participated and to our friends at Home Jab for doing the video!

Here is our post Harlem Shake group shots!

REMAX Access - Harlem Shake !

REMAX Access - Harlem Shake - Unmasked !

 

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22Feb/130

OPEN HOUSE in Fishtown at 2149 E Norris Street Sunday 2/24 from 1-4PM

2149 E Norris Street

Starting at High 300’s

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Fishtown’s latest and hottest New Construction development with expected delivery of Phase 2 - June, 2013.

Open House Tour: 1:00-4:00PM

Features of this incredible home include:

  • Modern, Distinct Design
  • 2,000 square feet
  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
  • 17' wide
  • Study/flex space
  • Private off street parking
  • Roof decks with skyline views
  • Rear patios
  • Full Basements
  • 10 year tax abatement
  • Great location - close to cafe's, galleries and restaurants all in walking distance More details: http://norrispoint.info/

 

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

Remax Access - The Somers Team
Chris and Stephanie Somers
Contact us: http://www.thesomersteam.com/contact.php

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20Feb/130

Dollars & Scents: Got Lemons?

lemonsIf you think baking cookies before a showing is a surefire way to sell a home, think again. As it turns out, those homey scents that most agents swear by aren't as convincing as once thought. Today's article in the Wall Street Journal details a study in Switzerland that shows that simpler scents such as orange SELL. From the article:

"Complex scents, even if they're pleasant, can be a distraction because some people subconsciously dedicate time and energy to figuring out what the aroma is. At open houses, "they are not there to process the smells. They are there to process whether this is a place they want to live," Prof. Spangenberg says. Instead, he recommends simple scents, such as lemon, basil and pine, since they're easier to process and less distracting and thus more conducive to spending.

So put down the cinnamon rolls! The article goes on to list baked goods and potpurri among the worst offenders and suggests that scents be congruent with the home. And no, that doesn't mean that aroma of fish in Fishtown, folks! Try something natural and remember to keep it subtle. Essential oil sprays do the trick, simply add 8-10 drops of the essential oil of your choice (we like lemon) to a spray bottle filled with distilled water. Shake before each use. Try cedarwood and tea tree oil mixed in water for a pet deodorizing spray or cinnamon and clove if you still want that spicy "apple pie" scent without being too cloying.

Let us know what scents you think sell!

 

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19Feb/130

Back on the Market: 919 N Front Street B

Look who's back on the market... 919 N Front Street B is an impressive home with attached garage, deck and yard, and 600 square foot finished basement.

First floor features a custom marble foyer, library/office/study, natural light from the slider doors overlooking the rear patio, and custom tiled powder room. Finished basement, fitted for entertainment, custom lighting, granite serving area, gas fireplace, powder room, and bamboo flooring. The second floor is completely open with living and dining room, amazing center kitchen, a massive chef's island sink, 2 built in beverage refrigerators, and bar seating with perfect view of the living room fireplace. There is a custom fitted pantry, GE Profile appliances, counter depth refrigerator, and custom lighting. The third floor is home to the laundry room, 2 large bedrooms, marble tiled full hall bath with stainless sinks, spa tub, huge linen closet. The fourth floor master bedroom suite has a walk in closet, walk out deck with city views, and an impressive master bath with separate stall shower. Area has recent booming development with Penn Treaty Village and new construction immediately across the street and on Laurel.

Check out the video tour below and book your tour today! Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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19Feb/130

Now Renting: Cigar Factory

1147-53 N 4th Street 4D is smoking hot...without the smoke, of course.

The Cigar Factory in Northern Liberties offers a Luxury Loft apartment experience. Large open floor plan with soaring ceilings, exposed timber, factory size windows, and all of the creature comforts you expect for a modern life-style. Private garage parking with elevator access to your floor, fob security entrance, and convenient street parking. This one of a kind condo apartment offers over 1,600 sq feet, leaving plenty of room for furniture, guests, and entertaining or a live/work space for those who need that flexibility. Convenient commute from Philadelphia to DC and NY as well as NJ and Center City Philadelphia. Plenty of entertainment and delicious restaurants serving in walking distance at the Piazza and throughout Northern Liberties.

If you want luxury, we encourage your visit today! Now renting for $2,100 a month.  Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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17Feb/130

Tax Tip: AVI Calculator

Vector illustration of a calculatorAVI...easy as 1,2,3...Trying to figure out what your new property taxes in Philadelphia will be? Relax, have a drink first...

Then head on over to the AVI Calculator to estimate your real estate tax under the Actual Value Initiative (AVI).

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