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12Apr/130

OPEN HOUSES on Sunday 4/14 in Fishtown & Northern Liberties

2660 E Thompson Street

Offered at $225,000

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2660 E Thompson Street is a meticulously maintained 3 story rick home on the highly desired Thompson Street in Fishtown.

Open House Tour: 1:00-3:00PM

Features include:

Walking distance to the Portside Art Center and the adored Green Rock Café
Convenient for the El, I95, and NJ commuters
Tons of closet space
New carpeting throughout
Bamboo in the master and guest room
Large formal living room and dining room
Huge kitchen with new range and dishwasher, granite counters, and new floor
Nice sized yard
Full unfinished basement with washer and dryer
new 2nd floor bath
3rd floor master suite with spa shower
Updated systems and duct work in place for potential central air
Recently painted on interior and exterior
New roof

 

2314 Huntingdon Street

Offered at $345,000

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2314 Huntingdon Street is new construction 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home in Fishtown offering 2650 SF of wide open layout and so many highly desired features that every homeowner wants.

Open House Tour: 12:30-2:30

Features include:

Hardwood floors throughout
Built in speaker system
9' ceilings
Recessed lighting
Spacious 1st floor
Large eat-in kitchen with solid wood cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances and patio doors
Good sized bedrooms one with Juliette balcony
Ample closets
Full bath and washer/dryer in the hallway
3rd floor full length master suite with a deck, city views, gas fireplace, high ceilings, walk in closet, and luxurious master bath
Big fenced in yard
Cable/internet ready
Alarm
Plenty of windows

 

1119 E Eyre Street

Offered at $200,000

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1119 E Eyre Street is an extremely well maintained 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath Riverside Fishtown property on one of the best blocks in the area and in walking distance to some incredible restaurants and hot spots.

Open House Tour: 11:00AM-1:00PM

Features of this home include:

Great curb appeal
Large formal living and dining room
Original hardwood floors
Wainscoting
Built in shelving
Large kitchen w/ tile flooring, ss appliances, custom cabinets, and lots of counter space
Half bath on first floor
Large rear yard
2 spacious bedrooms
Ample closet space
Renovated full bath
Full basement with lots of storage, washer/dryer in basement
Updated electric and plumbing
Walking distance to amazing restaurants such as Kraftwork, Interstate Draft House, EGG and Johnny Brendas
Close to Rec Center and Library

 

904 New Market Street

Offered at $500,000

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Welcome to Poplar Point - 904 New Market Street located in the hear of Northern Liberties offers an original new construction home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Open House Tour: 2:30-3:30

Features of this home include:

12' ceilings
Bamboo floors throughout
Designer kitchen w/ Whirl Pool appliances, large granite island with storage, under cabinet lighting
Exquisite tile in baths and kitchen
Recessed lighting
Custom Jeldwin windows
Open floor plan
Master bedroom suite
Flex spaces
Huge closets
Private decks
Private fenced in yard
Dual zone heating and cooling
Tankless hot water heater
Alarm system
9 years remaining on tax abatement
Fantastic location – quick walk to Standard Tap, The Foodery, Green Eggs and North Shore Beach Club

 

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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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.

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8Feb/130

Open House Sun 2/10 Tour New Construction in Fishtown

2149 E Norris Street

Starting at High 300’s

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2149norris2149 E Norris Street, Norris Point is Fishtown’s latest and hottest New Construction development with expected delivery of Phase 2 - June, 2013.

Open House Tour: 1:30-3:30PM

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

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11Jan/130

Open Houses on Sun 1/13 Tour 2 Fishtown Homes & a Home in Old Kensington

Come tour our OPEN HOUSES on Sunday January 13th

865 E Thompson Street -Offered at $289,900

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865 E Thompson Street is a remarkable restoration - combining both modern updating and maintaining original features and details, combining the best of both worlds.

Property has been completely updated throughout with brand new electric, plumbing and HVAC.

Open House Tour: 1-3PM

Features of this incredible home include:

  • Original vestibule tile entrance
  • Original refinished hardwood flooring
  • Original banister, mantels and doors
  • Modern, open layout
  • New kitchen with tile, custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
  • Good size backyard and side yard, perfect for summer bbq or pets
  • 3 good size bedrooms with ample closet space
  • Master bedroom has many original features with built-in closet
  • Bathrooms are completely redone
  • Washer/dryer
  • New roof with 20 year transferable warranty
  • Full basement

1727 N 3rd Street - Offered at $189,900

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1727 N 3rd Street is a completely updated and modern renovation in Old Kensington surrounded by tremendous development and activity.

Open House Tour: 12-2:15

Features include:

  • Large 3br, 2.5 baths
  • Big yard
  • Open floor plan
  • New hardwoods
  • New kitchen with granite, ss appliances, custom cabinetry
  • Incredible 3rd floor master suite with bath and high ceilings
  • Laundry room
  • Full basement with storage
  • New roof with warranty, HVAC, central air, plumbing and electric
  • Very low real estate taxes.

 

2405 E Huntingdon Street - Offered at $268,900

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2405 E Huntingdon Street is a large spacious 1700SF+ luxury home in Fishtown that has been completely redone and beautifully renovated

Open House Tour: 2:30-4:30pm

Features include:

  • Bamboo flooring in wide
  • Open floor plan
  • Updated kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters, backsplash and stainless steel appliances
  • 2 large spacious bedrooms with plenty of closest space
  • Large updated full bath
  • Side-by-side washer/dryer
  • Master suite
  • Full basement is perfect for storage
  • Nice backyard space  that includes a deck
  • Great location – walk to Memphis Taproom and other hotspots

 

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

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4Jan/130

OPEN HOUSE in Fishtown Sat 1/5 1-3PM at 865 E Thompson Street

Come tour our OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, January 5th 1:00-3:00PM

865 E Thompson Street

Offered at $289,900

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865 E Thompson Street is a remarkable restoration - combining both modern updating and maintaining original features and details, combining the best of both worlds.

Property has been completely updated throughout with brand new electric, plumbing and HVAC.

Features of this incredible home include:

  • Original vestibule tile entrance
  • Original refinished hardwood flooring
  • Original banister, mantels and doors
  • Modern, open layout
  • New kitchen with tile, custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
  • Good size backyard and side yard, perfect for summer bbq or pets
  • 3 good size bedrooms with ample closet space
  • Master bedroom has many original features with built-in closet
  • Bathrooms are completely redone
  • Washer/dryer
  • New roof with 20 year transferable warranty
  • Full basement

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

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23Dec/120

Clearing Up the Confusion on the Homestead Exemption

In a recent Philly.com article, it says the new tax property rate under AVI is tentatively projected to be 1.3% without a homestead exemption, or 1.4% with a $30,000 exemption.

Many people have been confused about what the Homestead Exemption is, and whether or not it would help or hurt them. Matt Ruben, President of the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association, has taken the time to explain what it is and whether it will help or hurt you.

He also goes on to say “This is a separate issue from the larger problem of AVI increasing property tax bills because of large hikes in the assessed value of homes.”

Here’s Matt’s easy to understand explanation of the Homestead Exemption:

(1) What Is the Homestead Exemption?

The Homestead Exemption exempts a portion of your assessed value - currently proposed to be $30k - from taxation, if the property is your primary residence. So with the Exemption, a home valued at $100k would be taxed only on $70k of that.

(2) How Could the Exemption Be a Bad Thing?

To pay for the lost revenue from the Exemption, the City has to set the property tax rate higher than it would be if there were no Exemption. For some homes, that will mean that the increased tax rate will outweigh any savings from the Exemption.

(3) How Do I know If the Exemption Will Help or Hurt Me?

Based on the above numbers, the "tipping point" is $420,000. If your home gets assessed at $420k, your bill will be the same with or without the Exemption (see example #3, below). If your home is assessed at less than $420k, the Exemption will save you some money. If your home is assessed at more than $420k, the Exemption will cost you some extra money.

The examples below show the impact of the Exemption for assessed values that cover the range of what most Northern Liberties homeowners will see when the new assessments come out.

 

Examples of Tax Bills under AVI:


(1) $100k Assessment:

- 1.3%, no Homestead = tax bill $1,300

- 1.4% with Homestead = tax bill $980

- Homestead Exemption saves $320, reducing tax bill by 25%

(2) $300k Assessment:

- 1.3%, no Homestead = tax bill $3,900

- 1.4% with Homestead = tax bill $3,780

- Homestead Exemption saves $120, reducing tax bill by 3%

(3) $420k Assessment:

- 1.3%, no Homestead = tax bill $5,460

- 1.4% with Homestead = tax bill $5,460

- Homestead Exemption saves $0, neither increases nor reduces tax bill

(4) $500k Assessment:

- 1.3%, no Homestead = tax bill $6,500

- 1.4% with Homestead = tax bill $6,580

- Homestead Exemption costs an extra $80, increasing tax bill by 1.2%

(5) $800k Assessment:

- 1.3%, no Homestead = tax bill $10,400

- 1.4% with Homestead = tax bill $10,780

- Homestead Exemption costs an extra $380, increasing tax bill by 3.7%

 

You can also read a previous blog on this topic here.

Would love to hear your thoughts on the Homestead Exemption - did this blog post help clear up any confusion or do you still have questions?

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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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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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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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9Nov/120

OPEN HOUSES: Sunday, Nov 11th in Fishtown and Port Richmond

OPEN HOUSES ON SUNDAY, November 11th

 

2405 E Huntingdon Street - $268,900

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Visit this completely Renovated 3BR Luxury Fishtown Home on Sunday from 12-2PM

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.

 

3140 Mercer Street - $150,000

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Tour this remarkable renovation with stunning features in Port Richmond on Sunday from 2:30-4:30PM.

Features include:

  • Complete Renovation
  • Stunning hardwoods
  • Open living and dining
  • Recessed lighting
  • Finished basement
  • Rear yard
  • Large bedrooms
  • Central air
  • New windows
  • Granite counters, solid wood cabinetry, custom backsplash, stainless steel appliances, kitchen island
  • Seller financing possible

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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