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28Sep/130

What $235K Can Buy You in Fishtown

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 $235K  can buy you in Fishtown:

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$235,000: 1306 E Oxford Street

Welcome to this completely updated and modernized property in one of the best locations in Fishtown. 2 large bedrooms with 2 full baths on a very private block with all of the modern features sets this property apart from the rest. First floor is modern, open layout with new hardwood. Kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and backsplash. Hardwood in the kitchen as well. Sliding glass door in rear providing tons of natural light extends into very large backyard perfect for summer bbq, entertaining and/or pets. Upstairs is hardwood with 2 spacious bedroom with ample closet space. Excellent curb appeal with brick exterior. Basement is tall and large providing tons of space for storage and laundry. All mechanicals - HVAC, Roof, plumbing and electric are brand new. With this price, property will not last so make your appointment today!

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20Sep/130

The Ice House Phase II is Getting Closer!

Ready for a peek at Phase II of the Ice House?  The first floor is up and we are a handful of days away from seeing the entire structure framed out!  This highly anticipated new construction in Fishtown is already turning heads... Two of the Leed Certified units are already under contract!

For more information, including floorplans and pricing, visit http://www.thesomersicehouseproject.com/Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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14Sep/130

Now Renting: 1309 E Berks Street

1309 E Berks Street is now renting!

Welcome to this amazing 7 year old home in hot FISHTOWN. Combine modern with traditional in this tastefully built home. Hardwood flooring throughout with crown moldings. First floor has completely open, modern floor plan with plenty of natural light, spacious living and dining room. Kitchen has plenty of counterspace and a separate island with cooktop range and breakfast bar, as well as custom cabinetry, backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Exit to large rear yard - a terrific space for summer BBQs, entertaining or pets. Second floor includes 2 very spacious bedrooms with ample closet space, full bath and hallway laundry. Third floor has an amazing, luxurious master suite with spa shower and massive walk-in closet and walk-out deck.  Basement is tall with a lot of space for storage. Property has been extremely well maintained. Lovely block where parking is a breeze and within walking distance to Kraftwork, Interstate Draft House, Whipped Bakeshop and public transportation.

Now renting for $2250 a month.  Schedule your tour today!

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8Sep/130

Now Renting: 2556 Salmon Street

2556 22556 Salmon Street in Fishtown is now for rent!

This 3 bedroom 3 bath (plus powder room) home has plenty of amenities to love. Let's start with the kitchen! Granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, including dishwasher, gas stove, cherry cabinets. The outdoor space includes a finished surface backyard, as well as a second floor deck, with hot tub hookup. The first floor has an open layout with powder room. Two bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom, are on the second floor. The third bedroom, with loft, and en suite bathroom on the third floor.

Now renting for $1950 a month. Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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19Aug/130

4 Bedrooms & Lots of Charm in Fishtown: 2056 E Dauphin Street

2056 E Dauphin Street has loads of space and loads of charm!

This large 4 bedroom home with original charm is set in one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The 3 story brick front home offers a vestibule entrance, beautiful original hardwood floors, an open living area and formal dining room. The kitchen is updated and open with tile floors, tin back splash, all appliances included and access to a very large rear yard. The second floor has 2 full baths and 2 bedrooms. The third floor also has 2 bedrooms, tons of closet space, and wood laminate flooring. Full unfinished basement, gas heat, decorative radiators throughout. Move in condition home but there is room for future updating and personalizing for the homeowner looking to create their own unique space. Easy to share with guests and roommates. Walk to cafes, the El, and dining venues nearby.

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

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16Aug/130

Now Renting: 406 W George Street & 206 E Girard Avenue

406 W George Street is a beautiful, completely renovated, 2 Bedroom 2 Bath home in  very desirable Northern Liberties location! Features brand-new kitchen with GE stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting throughout, laundry room with new washer & dryer, Master suite with cathedral ceiling and master bath with Jacuzzi tub and large double-walk-in shower! Enter to living room with maple hardwood floors, bow window, molding and closet. Custom eat-in kitchen with new stainless appliances and tile floor. Second floor includes front bedroom with double closet. Closet with new W/D and tile floor. Full tile bath off hall. Third floor includes Master Bedroom suite w/cathedral ceiling and double-closet. 4-Piece custom bath with Jacuzzi, double-sink and double-stall shower.

Available October 1st. Renting for $1775. Book your showing today!

206 E Girard Avenue Unit 2 is a 1 Bedroom unit now for rent at Levesque Flats - Leed Certified award winning Apartments for Rent in Fishtown. Finally, Environmentally Conscious Renters can live without compromising beliefs in a environmentally friendly world. These beautiful 1 and 2 bedroom apartments have 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.

For more information on Levesque Flats please inquire for a property brochure.

Showings by appointment. Available October 1st. Now renting for $1375.  Book your showing today!

 

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5Aug/130

Now Renting: 2 Bedrooms in Fishtown at 2545 Sepviva Street

2545 Sepviva Street is now for rent!

This 2 Bedroom 1 bath rental is available in the heart of Fishtown. This home has refinished hardwood floors on first and second floor with large living and dining room. Kitchen has been recently updated with custom wood cabinetry, new ceramic tile and appliances. Nice sized backyard is very private with newer paved patio - it's perfect for summer BBQs, entertaining and/or pets. Upstairs has 2 large bedrooms and updated bath. Basement has plenty of space for storage. All mechanicals - electric, plumbing and heating have been updated. Block is very quiet and parking is a breeze. Washer/dryer and railings will be installed.

Now renting for $1200 a month. Come check it out!  Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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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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