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31Jul/130

Announcing Phase 2 of the Ice House!

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The Ice House at 1247 Columbia Avenue is getting even greener! Philadelphia's premier sustainable condominium complex is now in Phase 2. These stunning new construction units are registered for LEED Certification and feature environmentally sustainable design, construction and recycled materials.

Experience the cutting edge... Located in the heart of Fishtown, across from a large park, these condos boast wide-plank hardwood flooring, bamboo cabinets, quartz counters, SS appliances, secure parking, low condo fees, and a 10- year tax abatement. The extensive list of sustainable features includes common area green roof, rain water recycling, high eff appliances and HVAC system, tankless hot water heaters, and dual flush toilets. The complex has multiple green roofs, a rooftop koi pond and a rooftop dog park. With a generous bedroom and walk in closet, this flat offers luxuries not usually found in a 1 bedroom. Private, enclosed, deeded parking is available for $15,000.

Get in on Phase 2! Two of the units are sold! That's right, two of the properties are already under contract pre-construction. For floor plans, pricing, photos, and details, please check out our website. Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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30Jul/130

Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Passyunk Square are Flipping Out!

Fancy a bit of evening real estate reading? Alan J. Heavens (our favorite real estate writer!) explores the house-flipping phenomenon in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, and Passyunk Square for today's Philadelphia Inquirer. Yes, it appears as though the flipping trend that took hold in the country is now becoming common in Philly, specifically in the neighborhoods mentioned above. Our own Chris Somers was quoted:

"[The] sweet spot seems to be in the $250,000 to $400,000 range," said broker Chris Somers of Re/Max Access in Northern Liberties. He had a settlement Thursday for a client who flipped a house in Passyunk Square, and "we got it sold in one day," he said."

So why are we flipping? Chris goes on to say that the housing market pickup is the reason for the increase. Read more about why these neighborhoods and others are flipping out here.

Check out some rehab tips below from Stephanie Somers:

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26Jul/130

New Rentals in Fishtown and Old Kensington!

2 Bedrooms for Rent in Fishtown:

2113 E Huntingdon Street, Unit 3 is a third floor apartment in a great location. This 2 bedroom 1 bath fully renovated apartment has it all!  Stainless steel appliances, microwave, dishwasher, hardwood floors, plenty of closet space and recessed lighting. Enjoy central air or the cool breeze out on your own private deck.

We welcome your visit. Now renting for $950 a month! Contact the Somers Team for your tour.

 

4 Bedrooms for Rent in Old Kensington:

1806 N Front Street is a 4 bedroom Victorian home, uniquely finished with crown molding and ornate details, with 1 bath and original wide plank hardwoods throughout. Walk to the Berks Street El Stop. Walk to Fishtown. Minutes from Northern Liberties and Center City. This home is located on Front Street at the El. Perfect for artists, musicians, and roommates. Huge kitchen, nice private rear yard, plenty of storage in the full unfinished basement.

Must see! Now renting for $1200 a month. Contact the Somers Team for your tour.

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25Jul/130

Save the Date: 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties on August 4th

2SF SaveDate PC frnt FNL OutlnsSave the date! Our favorite festival of the year to celebrate the Northern Liberties community is back at it next Sunday, August 4th. This year's 2nd Street Festival promises plenty of local music on four stages, food, beer gardens, childrens programs, workshops, and green initiatives set up along 2nd Street from Green to Germantown Streets.

What's new this year? The event is free as always, but there will be a "Friends of 2nd Street" ticket option that includes open bar access with food, a meet-and-greet with headlining artists, a special VIP viewing tent, a 2nd Street Goody Bag, and more.

Tickets are on-sale via Philadelphia Folksong Society’s website and on the 2nd Street Festival Facebook page. All proceeds benefit PFS and The Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association who help make the Festival possible.

For more information on 2ND STREET FESTIVAL or to purchase your VIP “Friend of 2nd Street” ticket, visit www.2ndStFestival.org or call 1-800-556-FOLK. Twitter @2ndStreetFestival

Check out the line-up!

The Low Anthem
Denison Witmer
The Bailey Hounds
Brad Hinton Band
Angela Shiek
Shackeltons
On the Water
Kala Jojo
Laser Background
Sierra Hurtt
Ensemble Novo
Banned Books
Blayer Pointdujour & the Rockers Galore
DJ DNA
Uptown Tone
The Outside Eyes
Jams with John Fuhr and Friends
Philly School of Rock
Weird Hot

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23Jul/130

Now Renting: 3 Bedrooms in Fishtown

2105 E Dauphin Street is ready to rent! This is the perfect rental for those that love new construction and the awesome Fishtown vibe. Cook, entertain, and relax in style...

Experience beautiful new construction from the basement up: 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, in a great location. Bamboo floors, recessed lighting, master bedroom on second floor, tons of closet space, a finished basement and huge yard. Kitchen island and room to entertain with formal living room and dining area. Granite, stainless appliances, custom tile and subway tile baths. High efficiency appliances and heating and central air.

Now renting for $1850 a month. Available August 1st. Contact the Somers Team for your tour!

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23Jul/130

3 Bedroom for Sale in Port Richmond!

Looking for a great deal in Port Richmond? 2996 Edgemont Street is a wonderfully maintained 3 Bedroom Home with yard priced to sell quickly at $119,900.

Beautiful hardwood floors in the living and dining room lead to an eat-in kitchen with ample cabinets and counter space. The second floor offers three nice sized bedrooms and modern bath. Full unfinished basement has plenty of room for storage. Cozy backyard is perfect for grilling in the summer and entertaining guests.

Location is a quick commute to Center City and close to Fishtown and Northern Liberties. We welcome your visit. Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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23Jul/130

1 Bedroom Condo Under $285K in Northern Liberties!

837 N 2nd Street Unit 207 is a stunning 7 year old one floor living condo in the heart of Northern Liberties.

Second and Poplar is the epicenter of Northern Liberties in immediate walking distance to fabulous restaurants, coffee shops, North Bowl and the list goes on and on. Enter into this light-filled unit with new hardwood flooring in living room and dining room and kitchen. Kitchen has custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Living space is modern and open with tons of natural light. Nice view of Hancock St all the way up to Laurel. Bedroom is super spacious with huge closet.  Very spacious bathroom with tile. Washer/dryer is in the unit. All mechanicals only 7 years old. 1 car GARAGE PARKING included. Common area is tile and very pleasant. Strong association with reserve, management company, etc. Several years left on the tax abatement. Condo fees extremely reasonable.

This is a must-see unit! Easy to show! Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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20Jul/130

What $525K Can Buy You in Northern Liberties, Round II!

Curious how far your money will go when it comes to buying your dream home? We like getting as much bang for our buck as you do. Here's what $525K can buy you in Northern Liberties, Round II!

$525,000: 902 New Market Street

Welcome to Poplar Point! Special and super unique 1 year old New Construction with 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Features include: 12' ceilings, strand woven bamboo floors throughout, designer kitchen with Whirl Pool appliances, exquisite tile work in baths and kitchen, recessed lighting package included, no-slam cabinetry throughout, master bedroom suite, 2 story factory size custom Jelwin windows, multiple flex spaces, modern vanities, seamless glass shower, private decks, private fenced-in yard, dual zone high efficiency heating and cooling, tank-less hot water heater, custom iron work inside and out, custom stone work and built-in planters, huge closets, 10" concrete walls, steel beam construction, alarm system, and 10 year tax abatement. Huge basement and private yard. Property is in the heart of Northern Liberties, a quick walk to Jerry's Bar, The Foodery, Green Eggs, North Bowl and North Shore Beach Club. Parking is a breeze on the block as it is now permit parking.

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19Jul/130

Stunning Fishtown Renovation for Sale!

2106 E Dauphin Street is a must-see! This 3 story, 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home in Fishtown/East Kensington is a stunning renovation.

Enter into modern, open floor plan on first floor.  Hard wood throughout. Tons of natural light for living room and dining room. Kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Large rear yard is perfect for summer BBQs and/or pets. Second floor has 2 large bedrooms with ample closet space and one full new bath. Third floor has exquisite master suite with cathedral ceiling, master bath with granite, and large walk-in closet. Great views! All mechanicals are new - electric, plumbing and HVAC. Entire house has been freshly painted. Laundry on second floor for ease. Large full basement is great for storage. Wide block, easy to park and close to public transportation and the Frankford Avenue Arts corridor. Walk to Soup Kitchen Cafe, Rocket Cat, Pizza Brain and so much more.

FHA or VA financing available as well as sellers assist. Make your showing appointment today as this one will not last! Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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18Jul/130

Now Renting: 3 Bedroom in Holmesburg

7915 Walker Street is ready to rent! This large 3 bedroom 2 full bath twin home with high ceilings is on a quiet block in Holmesburg. Brand new modern kitchen and bathrooms. Covered porch with fenced rear yard and giant basement for storage. Spectacular refinished hardwood floors. Kitchen with microwave, granite countertops, dishwasher and garbage disposal. First floor laundry for your convenience. Updated heater. New ceiling fans throughout. Third floor attic walkup for additional storage. Owner is licensed real estate broker. Minutes from I-95 and Rt. 1.

Now renting for $1350 a month. Take a look today! Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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