Archive for October, 2011

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

OPEN HOUSE in OLD KENSINGTON Sunday 12-2–New Construction on W Master Street


Sunday, October 23rd from 12-2PM

146 W Master Street – $349,900

Extraordinary New Construction Development in Old Kensington: Unique, open progressive bi-level layout featuring living area with steps leading to your gourmet kitchen.

Home features 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths with luxurious marble stall showers. The third floor is your large master suite with double closets and his & her sinks in your spa-like bathroom. Other features include a finished basement with powder room, off-street parking , and private roof deck with amazing views of the city.

Dark chocolate hardwood flooring throughout, quality materials, and expert craftsmanship that raise the bar for new construction in Philadelphia.

Walk to Crane Arts, Northern Liberties, The Piazza, Liberties Walk, Fishtown and public transportation. This development is a “Walkers Paradise” with a “Walk Score” of 94!

We look forward to seeing you on 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.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

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

OPEN HOUSE in Northern Liberties

Saturday, September 22nd  1-3PM

Sunday, September 23rd  1-3PM

New Construction Homes on Orianna Street: 3 different models

1136 N Orianna Street – $379,900

1140 N Orianna Street – $419,900

1142 N Orianna Street – $399,900

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.

Other features include:

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

92 — Walker’s Paradise

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.

Friday, October 14th, 2011

GQ Magazine Takes a Tour of Old City and Northern Liberties

GQ Magazine’s October issue  features a guide on to “how to navigate the new Philly revolution.”  The article is an awesome insider’s tour of Old City and Northern Liberties.

Shopping places  include Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, A.K.A. Music (which they call “[o]ne of the best record stores on the East Coast”), Reward boutique and Sugarcube boutique.

As for grub, they spotlight Farmicia, The Foodery, Modo Mio, Sonata, Johnny Brenda’s and Honey’s Sit-N-Eat.

A choice excerpt: “[In Philly] you’ll find stores that get it right, kick-ass BYO restaurants, and bars that care more about local craft beers than the Eagles game. Call it Philly’s awakening.”

RE/MAX Access loves working in the dynamic neighborhood of Northern Liberties!

A GQ City Guide: Philly, Without the Cheese [GQ]

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Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Another #1 for RE/MAX!

On top of the recent J.D. Power & Associates and Synovate Survey declaring RE/MAX #1, we have yet another reason to celebrate: RE/MAX is the highest ranked real estate franchise in the 2011 Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Systems report. The top 5 in the survey were McDonalds, 7-11, KFC, Subway and Burger King.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Looking For That Perfect Home in Highly Sought After Andorra?

8512 Chippewa Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128


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Look no further. This beautiful Single Home located on a quiet cul de sac features 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 full baths, a gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, A formal Dining Room with hardwood flooring, a spacious family room to unwind in after that long hard day.

The grounds at this home are beautifully landscapped and features a great outdoor space to enjoy the serenity of Andorra. this home also features central air, a cozy rec room perfect for that man/woman cave.

Contact Frank Ratka at 267-228-8497  or!




Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Top Pumpkin Patches

The fall season has arrived! What does this mean for you? Crisp Fall days, Cozy sweaters, apple cider, and Pumpkin Pick’n! Many of the farms in the surrounding counties also have  fall activities in addition to pumpkin patches such as corn mazes, hayrides, apple cider, pony rides, petting zoos and more. Here is a list provided by CBS of some pumpkin patches that are worth checking out!

Active Acres Farm
881 Highland Rd.
Newtown, PA

Every weekend in October, Active Acres Farm hosts pick your own pumpkins at its Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Patch. Take a hayride out to pick the perfect pumpkin. Plus corn maze, inflatable haunted house bounce, a corn cannon, duck races, pony rides, farm animals and so much more fum for the whole family. Then in the evening, the Sleepy Hollow Hayride takes passengers to some more spooky fun with a haunted house, field of fright and live music.

Linvilla Orchards
137 West Knowlton Road
Media, PA

Take the kids out to Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards for some Fall family fun for all. Enjoy larger than life figures and scarecrows that illustrate the legends and lore of the harvest season, local history, and some of the many stories of pumpkins and apples. Linvilla also features hayrides, pony rides, face painting, straw bale and cornfield mazes, pick-your-own apples, candy and caramel apples, Costume Parade, Jack-o-lantern exhibit, the Linvilla Grill, Costume & Halloween Shops, and more.

None Such Farm
4493 Old York Road
Buckingham, PA

None Such Farms annual pumpkin festival has been around for over 15 years and includes Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins, Live Country Music, Hayrides, Pony Rides, Face Painting, a Tot Train Ride as well as Great Food & Hot Cider. Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays starting Oct. 1 through Oct. 23rd from 10am -4pm, weather permitting.

Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street
Morrisville, PA

Snipes Farm hosts Fall Harvest Weekends which includes hayrides to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch and apple orchard, a six acre Corn Maze, the labyrinth walk, children’s wooden maze, Halloween Hollow playground, storytelling, Ol’ Time Farm Museum, face painting, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making and live barnyard animals. Enjoy live music on October weekend days. Nightime fun comes alive for families and groups at Snipes with the Corn Maze by Flashlight, non-haunted hayrides – perfect for younger kids – campfires (available for groups only).

Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony HIll Road
Yardley, PA

Like Jekyll and Hyde, Shady Brook Farm is an idyllic Bucks County Farm by day featuring Pick Your Own Pumpkins, hayrides, pig races, paint ball, pony rides, gem mining, a corn maze and more. But if you have bigger thrill seeking kids, Shady Brook Farm transforms itself into Horror Fest with four terror-inducing attractions at night. For the younger ones not so fond of things that go bump in the night there is also a flashlight corn maze, non-haunted hayride, and bonfire at the Market at DelVal by Night.

Hurricane Hill Farm
704 East Reeceville Road
Coatsville, PA 19320

Hurricane Hill Farm in Coatsville, PA will delight families with Chester County’s Premier 5-acre Corn Maze, plus a corn slide, “Bucking Cow” train ride, farm animals, and of course hayrides to the Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch.

Milky Way Farm
521 E. Uwchlan Ave
Chester Springs, PA 19425

Milky Way Farm, located in Chester Springs, PA, is an idyllic adventure for families to take advantage of free hayrides to the 10 acres of pick your own pumpkins as well as view a working dairy farm and sample the Polly’s Pumpkin Pie flavored ice cream at the Chester Springs Creamery.

This article was provided by Jennifer Oxenford who is a mother of two and the founder of phillyfun4kids your place to find free and mostly free things to do with your kids in and around this great city of motherly love. You can also follow phillyfun4kids on twitter at twitter/phillyfun4kids.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Once the Neighborhood Candy Store Now One Sweet Renovation

2535 Tilton St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

JUST REDUCED! $199,900

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This beautiful 3 Bedroom 1 Bath townhome features beautiful 3/4″ hardwood floors on the 1st floor, a formal dining room, gourmet eat in kitchen with granite counter tops, double oven and built in microwave.

2nd fl features 2 spacious Bedrooms with recessed lighting and lots of closet space. This level also features a full spa like bathroom with hardwood floors, jacuzzi tub, xlg vanity.

On the 3rd floor is another spacious Br with recessed lighting and plenty of closet space. All Bedrooms are newly carpeted. Is that all? No! There is also a finished carpeted basement perfect for that man/woman cave. This beauty also features high efficiency gas heat, central air, electric hot water.

This is a prime Fishtown/Olde Richmond location which is a central location. The neighborhood features everything from the famous Stock’s bakery, Memphis Taproom. Shopping, Sugar House Casino, and Planet Fitness to work it all off. You are minutes away from center city via 95 or public transportation. This one wont last!

Contact Frank Ratka at 267-228-8497 or!



Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

There’s also a lot you can do to support efforts to find a cure and to make sure every women has access to regular mammography screening.

For more than 20 years, the observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month each October has provided a time to reflect on loved ones who have won and lost the battle against breast cancer. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness toward finding a cure, including encouraging women to get a regular mammography screening.

More than 230,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer and nearly 40,000 will die of the disease, according to estimates by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services .

Department Secretary Kathleen Sebeluis said in a statement that regular mammography screening “can help lower breast cancer mortality by finding breast cancer early, when the chance of successful treatment is best.”

“If 90 percent of women 40 and older received breast cancer screening, 3,700 lives would be saved each year,” she said. “Costs, even moderate co-pays, deter many patients from receiving these important screenings. Under the Affordable Care Act, women’s preventive health care – such as mammograms and screenings for cervical cancer – is covered with no co-pays or other out-of-pocket costs.”

Breast cancer, considered a heterogeneous disease, occurs when malignant cancer cells form in the tissues of the breast. The disease is not always fatal, according to HHS, “it can be the beginning of learning how to fight, getting the facts and finding hope,” according to a department statement.

For more information, visit the website for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at .

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Bloktoberfest on South Street, Saturday October 15th

Bloktoberfest, an all-ages, free-to-attend celebration of beer, food, music, and Philly will be returning for its third year on Saturday, October 15th, 2011, from noon to 8pm, taking over three blocks of South Street between Broad Street and 17th Street.

In partnership with the South of South Neighborhood Association, South Street West Business Association, and Bella Vista Beer Distributors, Bloktoberfest will once again showcase a wide selection of beer by craft breweries from around the country, food from neighborhood vendors and food trucks, and multiple stages of live music featuring nationally recognized and emerging local acts.

Beer? Check. Beer will be available at several locations across the festival’s three blocks, including two Express Beer Zones designed to minimize waiting lines and ensure that your next beer is never more than a minute or two away.

Food? Check. Restaurants all along the festival’s three blocks will be selling their food,  including Jamaican Jerk Hut, Indian Restaurant, Sweet Freedom Bakery and Quick Fixx, in addition to awesome food trucks.

Music? Check. The main stage will be at Jamaican Jerk Hut’s outdoor lot. Bands and DJs will be on hand to entertain the crowds throughout the day and night.

The event is not for profit, with beer proceeds directed back into a variety of education initiatives tied to area schools and students.

For more information visit their website!

3rd Annual Bloktoberfest
When: Saturday, October 15, noon-8 p.m.
Where: South Street from Broad to 17th Streets
Cost: Beer passes start at $15, pay as you go for food
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