Archive for May, 2011

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

National Open House Weekend: June 4th and 5th


The Nationwide Open House Weekend event is coming up this weekend, June 4th & 5th, across the country.

The Realtor Nationwide Open House Weekend is a collaboration between numerous state and local Realtor associations across the country. The event will provide potential home buyers with an opportunity to view homes throughout their targeted communities and obtain information and answers to questions about specific homes, market conditions and the home buying process.

RE/MAX Access will be participating in this event and will have numerous open houses going on throughout the city! Check our upcoming blog posts for a list of the properties!


Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program “Wall Ball 2011” at The Piazza, June 1st

wall_ball_2011_stdThe Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates is thrilled to announce their annual WALL BALL fundraiser in support of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the largest public art program in the United States. RE/MAX Access is excited that this event is taking place just steps away from the office.

You can watch a new mural being painted, there will be a silent and live auction, T-shirt silkscreening and live music provided by DJ Nigel Richards of 611 Records Fame. Local arts organizations like Singing City, Arden Theatre Company, 1812 Productions and Spiral Q Puppets will also be performing throughout the event.

Tickets for the main event and the after party are available HERE.

Here is the schedule for the night:

5:30 – 6:30pm
Pre- Event VIP Reception Featuring Guest Chefs Georges Perrier & Marc Vetri

6:30 – 9:30pm

9pm – 11pm
Young Friends After-Party Co-Hosted by Fourth Wall

Mural Arts Wall Ball 2011
When: Wednesday, June 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Piazza at Schmidts, N. 2nd Street & Germantown Avenue
Cost: $25-$500
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Thursday, May 26th, 2011

PRICE JUST REDUCED! 4 Bedroom Pine Valley Home for Sale NOW $374,900

9814 Layton Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115

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$374,900–JUST REDUCED!

ryanHere it is, the 4 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Pine Valley Split-Level Single (Approx 3600 Square Feet) you Have Been Waiting for! Enter Home & see Beautiful Marble Floors, Den to the Left with French Doors, Powder Room Straight Ahead, & Media Room to the left(Leads to Sun Room). Walk up a Level to the Sitting Room, Followed by the Dining Room Both with Hardwood Floors, Fresh Paint, & New fixtures.

The Kitchen is to Die for: Granite Tiered Countertop’s with Breakfast Bar, New Maple Cabinets, GE Profile 36 inch 5-burner Double Oven, Dishwasher, & LG Refigerator (All Stainless Steel) & Ceramic Tile Floor. Lime Stone Backsplash, Pendant Lighting & A 10×10 Breakfast Area.

Check out the Main Bedroom Suite with His+Hers Closets, Stand-Up Shower & A Jacuzzi with Granite Top & Marble Sides + TV Hook-Up. All Bedrooms Have New Windows, Hardwood Floors & Ample Closets.

Large Garage. Huge Hard with 37×27 Concrete Patio, & Shed. Central Air, Whole House Cable Ready. All New Interior Doors. Newer Hot Water & Main Heater. Basement Used as Hair Salon with Exit to Driveway.

Contact Ryan Straub for more information at 215-359-8419 or


Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Remax Access Welcomes “Adorn Boutique” To The Neighborhood

sm_new_adorn_4_117Ever Since the Grand Opening on May 6th, Adorn Boutique has Given Frankford Avenue Some Pizazz

Located at 1314 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, this little gem of a boutique features handcrafted jewelry, accessories, and apparel by store owner and designer Sarah Lewis, as well as collections from other artists and designers. You will also find imported fair trade goods and a stunning array of crystals and minerals.

You can visit the boutique or shop online. We cannot wait to visit Adorn Boutique, her pieces look amazing.

Adorn Boutique
1314 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Store Hours: Wed – Sat 12pm – 7pm







Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Citibank Hosts Small Business Seminar Tommorow May 26th 6-8:30PM


As part of National Small Business Week Citibank will hosting a small business seminar on Thursday May 26th at 6pm to 8:30pm.

The guest speaker at this event will be New York Times columnist, author and small business owner Gene Mark.


  • The key economic metrics driving today’s economy and the meaning behind the numbers;
  • Recent legislation passed that directly affects the business community;
  • How social media and cultural influences are changing customers’ behaviors;
  • Recent and pending technologies that will drive economic expansion for the business community;
  • New tax laws to watch;
  • Other political and economic trends affecting the business community.

The seminar will take place at the Kimmel Center at 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.


Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Bacon and Beer Dinner at Twenty Manning Grill Tonight


Bacon….Beer…Need we say more? Twenty Manning Grill & Dock Street Brewery team up for one-night-only prix fixe dinner based around farmhouse bacon and beer.

You’ll devour four courses of bacon-laden goodies paired with four icy cold beers.

The menu is as follows (warning,  grab a napkin because your mouth will water):

1st Course
Chicharrone Trio
Chipotle red sauce, avocado crema, hot English apple butter
Paired with Royal Bohemian Pilsner
2nd Course
Citrus & Cinnamon Braised Pork Belly
Watermelon, Kasseri cheese & Burgundy vinaigrette
Paired with Dock Street Summer Session
3rd Course
Crispy Pork Croutons
Potato rosti, endive salad with hot bacon cider dressing
& a poached egg
Paired with Dock Street Rye IPA
4th Course
Brandied Cherry Ice Cream Sandwich
Soft chocolate cookie, homemade brandied cherry ice cream
& maple bacon sprinkles
Paired with Dock Street Man Full of Trouble Porter

Tickets will be only $40, with seatings at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Call Twenty Manning ahead of time for reservations at: (215) 731-0900.




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Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

“The Vendy Awards” Are Coming to The Piazza This Summer


After six years in New York, the Vendy Awards are coming to Philadelphia. On July 9th, at the Piazza at Schmidt’s, they’ll determine the best street food vendor in Philadelphia while raising money for The Food Trust, a non-profit organization that strives to make healthy food available to all. 

What are the Vendys? The Vendys are a yearly street food cook-off that, since 2005, has determined the best street chef in NYC. It has become one of the greatest food events in New York. Mario Batali called the Vendys “the Oscars of food for the real New York.” Now, they are coming to Philly!

Awards include Rookie of the Year, Best Dessert, People’s Taste Award and the Vendy Cup, awarded by a panel of celebrity judges (yet to be announced).

Until June 10th, The Vendys are taking public nominations to determine who will be the lucky 8-10 vendors invited to compete against each other for street food glory.

Tickets for the Philadelphia Vendys are available online and will get you admission to the event, where you’ll get to eat food from all the finalists while enjoying your fill of beer and wine. And, since the Vendy Awards Philadelphia are a benefit event for a non-profit organization, your ticket is tax-deductible.

Vendy Awards
When: Saturday, July 9, 3-7 p.m.
Where: Piazza at Schmidts, 2nd Street and Germantown Avenue
Cost: Tickets start at $25
More info:


The Memphis Taproom Goes Mobile


Saturday, May 21st, 2011

OPEN HOUSES in Northern Liberties Saturday 1-3 and Sunday 12-3–New Construction on N Orianna Street

OPEN HOUSE in Northern Liberties

Saturday, May 21st 1-3PM

Sunday, May 22nd 12-3PM

New Construction Homes on Orianna Street: 3 different models from 2,200 SF – 3,000 SF

1134 N Orianna Street – $400,000

1138 N Orianna Street – $449,900



4  story homes with 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, full finished basement and roof top deck on the 4th floor level.

Kitchen has sleek 42″ cabinets, subway tile back splash and stunning cuts of granite.

The 2 guest bedrooms, hall bath and laundry room on the 2nd floor.  The 3rd floor master bedroom suite has large closets, a private bath finished in marble with an oversize glass enclosed shower.


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Other features include:

  • Recessed lighting
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Central Air
  • Ample Storage
  • Lots of Natural Light
  • Private rear yard
  • 10 year tax abatement

92 — Walker’s Paradise

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We look forward to seeing you on Saturday or Sunday so that you can see these amazing homes in person.  If unable to come, we invite you to contact us to schedule your visit.

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Originally posted on The Philadelphia Real Estate Voice


Friday, May 20th, 2011





Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Come Out and Support Karley Cohen and Other Local Music Tonight at Triumph Brewing Company in OLD CITY

karleyKarley Cohen, daughter of Michael Cohen (a Realtor here at RE/MAX Access) will be playing tonight at Triumph Brewing Company in OLD CITY along with several other local artists.

Wednesday, May 18

Triumph Brewing Company OLD CITY

117 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Line Up for the Night:
8:00 – 8:40 – New West
9:00 – 9:20 – Open Mic/Open Jam
9:20 – 9:50 – Sara B
9:50 – 10:10 – Open Mic/Open Jam
10:10 – 10:40 – **Karley Cohen
10:45 – 11:15 – The Half Hearts
11:20 – 12:30 – The Great Socio/Open Jam