Archive for May, 2012

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Open House Schedule for this Weekend; Old Kensington, Fishtown, Avenue of the Arts, Port Richmond, Queen Village, Bustleton, & Torresdale

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

REAL Trends 500

According to the 2012 REAL Trends 500 survey, RE/MAX agents averaged 15.1 transaction sides last year, or two times the average of all agents in the study. Read the full story and see how RE/MAX stacks up against our competitors!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Italian Festival

visit the Festival’s official website.

On Sunday at 11 a.m., the traditional Italian St. Paul Parish Procession of Saints starts at Saint Mary Magdalen Church, located at 712 Montrose, and pauses for the Blessing of the Market at 9th and Washington. The procession ends at Saint Paul Catholic Church (808 S. Hutchinson Street, at Christian Street).

Italian Market Festival
Where: 9th Street between Fitzwater and Federal Streets
When: May 19-20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free
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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Night Market

Food Trust) which costs $50 and includes Beer from Yards Brewing Co., Cocktails courtesy of Quaker City Mercantile, A pass for food from many of your favorite vendors and a place to sit-Score!. Plus, as the Food Trust puts it, you get the “the warm, fuzzy feeling of supporting something awesome.”

Night Market Northern Liberties is on Thursday, May 24, 7-11 p.m. The market will set up shop at 2nd and Poplar Streets.

Night Market Philadelphia: Northern Liberties
When: Thursday, May 24, 7-11 p.m.
Where: 2nd and Poplar Streets
Cost: Friends of Night Market tickets $45 before May 10, $50 after; Pay as you go for regular Night Market
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Monday, May 14th, 2012

Just Reduced Home In Academy Gardens

Just Reduced Home for Sale in Academy Gardens, Far Northeast Philadelphia

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$268,900 $260,000

Pride of ownership has been reflected in this charming single colonial centrally located near everything! Enter into a warm and cozy sunroom perfect for greeting your visitors as they enter the home. Door opens into the livingroom with hardwood floors, warm colors and plenty of room for entertaining as you listen to music provided through a Bose Sound System.

The eat in kitchen has been completely upgraded with new cabinets, countertops, sink, dishwasher, stove, etc. This is adjoined by a roomy breakfast nook. There is a door that leads out onto an expanded deck that has outside lighting and steps leading down to the fenced backyard.

2nd floor features 3 bedrooms all with neutral colors t/o, upgraded bathroom, and extended closet space. Unfinished but functional basement with laundry. Don’t like to share your driveway? No worries,there is a private fenced driveway with the ability to park 2+ cars. 2 car detached garage, large yard with perennial flower beds and rock garden.

For more information call PAT VALENO at 215-470-4897 !


Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

First Friday

First Friday, the popular monthly event series held in neighborhoods such as  Manayunk, Old City, Doylestown, and several more has come  to Northern Liberties!

Participating establishments will be offering 10% off from 5-8 p.m. each First Friday of the month. Each shop will have a map to hand out to shoppers, which provides all participating shop locations. Light refreshments will be served + other surprises.

The current participant list:

Abbaye 637 N 3rd St
Arcadia 819 N 2nd St
Art Star 623 N 2nd St
Bloom 1001 N 2nd St (Piazza)
Body Custom Tattoo 1050 N Hancock st (Piazza)
Cafe Chismosa 900 N 4th St
Casa Papel 804 N 2nd St
City Planter 814 N 4th st
Colors by Padmini 906 N 2nd St
Concrete Polish 716 N 3rd St
Darlings Diner 1033 N 2nd st
Duke and Winston 633 N 2nd St
dylan GALLERY 1050 N Hancock st Suite 84 (Piazza)
EA Effect boutique 1050 N Hancock st Suite 58 (Piazza)
Exit Skate Shop 825 N 2nd St
Framing Philadelphia 631 N 2nd St
Gunners Run 1001 N 2nd St
Jinxed 1050 N Hancock St (Piazza)
Once Worn Consignment 910 N 2nd St
One Shot Coffee 217 W George St
Random Tea Room 713 N 4th st
Soy Cafe 630 N 2nd St
Swag 935 N 2nd St
Sweet Spot 1040 N 2nd St (Liberties Walk)
The Velvet Lily 1040 N 2nd St ( Liberties Walk)

Check out the NoLibs First Friday Facebook Page for more info and up to date participant list!

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Beautiful Home For Sale In East Torresdale

4029-31 Fitler St, Philadelphia, PA 19114

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$425,000 $399,000 – JUST REDUCED!!!!

Desirable section in East Torresdale. Seldom offered single Tudor style. Recently pointed brick and stucco with classic wood trim. Center hall with living room and dining room. Hardwood floors throughout. Modern newly renovated kitchen. Pantry storage off kitchen and powder room on first floor. Second floor has 3 bedrooms with 4th bedroom or office. Full center hall bath serves all bedrooms. Third floor attic partially floored. Stair access to full unfinished basement with washer/dryer. Large screened in porch on first floor. Master bedroom exits on to beautiful deck off second floor. Fireplace in living room. Outside recently painted with newer roof. Garage is 1.5 cars with great driveway access. Large lot – Home entrance is on Ditman. Home is on one of the most desirable streets in East Torresdale.

Contact Bob Wombwell for more information at 215-839-9404

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Horsham Open House ! Sunday, May 6th from 1-4PM

14 Nottingham Lane, Horsham, PA 19044

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Sunday, May 6th from 1-4PM

Lovely Colonial in desirable Wynmere Downs. Home has great curb appeal. Property features large living room, formal dining room, sun room with tile flooring, updated kitchen with pantry closet and extended breakfast nook with vaulted ceiling. Sunken family room has hardwood flooring and a cozy fireplace. Three nice sized bedrooms on the second floor with new carpeting. Spacious vanity in bathroom. Large yard with convenient storage shed. Full basement. Thermal Paned Windows throughout. Plenty of off-street parking. Garage (with electric door opener) and oversized driveway can park 4+ vehicles. Schedule your appointment today. Must see to appreciate this gem of a home.

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Open House ! Sunday, May 6th from 12-1:30

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Sunday, May 6th from 12-1:30

Amazing Renovation on a great block in Fishtown! Everything Brand New! Features include Hardwood Flooring throughout, Recessed Lighting, Central Air, Ceiling Fans & Finished Basement. First floor has an open layout with living room/dining room combo, and a top-of-the-line kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances, Custom Cherry Wood Cabinetry, Granite Countertops, Breakfast Bar and Glass Tile backsplash. Second floor has two bedrooms (with plush wall to wall carpet & great closet space) and two full baths with Modern Fixtures and tile surround. Rear cement patio. Schedule your appointment today!

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Old Kensington Open House ! Sunday, May 6th from 2-3:30

1213 N Leithgow Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Sunday, May 6th from 2-3:30

FOUR story top of the line renovation with fourth floor master suite. Over 2000 SQ FT! Property features include hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, central air, and so much more! First floor open layout with living room/dining room combo and awesome kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinitry, and an abundance of granite counter space. Second floor has one bedroom, a bonus room and a modern bathroom. 3rd floor has 2 nice size bedrooms and a bathroom. 4th floor is your master suite with full bathroom featuring his/her sinks & spa-like stall shower. Outdoor space. Cement patio in the rear of property.