Archive for July, 2014

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Beer, Ye! Beer, Ye!

by: Karley Cohen

Philadelphia is known for its craft beer scene.  So here are a few Breweries that are deliciously local to the area.

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The Big Internet Merge

by: Karley  Cohen

The headline that is circulating the media right now is “Zillow buys Trulia for 3.5 Billion Dollars”.  What are  Zillow and Trulia and is this merge going to be a good one?  Lets go through and look at the two companies.

 

Both websites were founded in 2005, are geared towards the real estate market – specifically for real estate agents, landlords, property managers, prospective home buyers, and renters.

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According to Zillow’s website, their mission is “to empower consumers with information and tools to make smart decisions about homes, real estate and mortgage.”  When Zillow began, it data scrubbed over a million homes varying from homes for sale, rentals and homes not on the market. It’s company headquarters are in Seattle and have other offices in New York; San Francisco; Chicago; Irvine, California; and Lincoln, Nebraska.  Now in 2014 they are merging with Trulia and will only expand from there.

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Trulia was co-founded by Pete Flint and Sami Inkdinem when they were hearing about colleagues having a hard time searching for homes online. Just shy of ten years later, Trulia offers 15 mobile apps across multiple platforms and attracts about 51 million potentials renters per month. Most of their traffic comes from the mobile app on the weekends. Their headquarters are in San Francisco but also has offices in New York City, Denver and Bellevue.

Pete Flint

Pete Flint

Merging of these two companies will create a giant database for homes online and because of that it will dominate the online market.  Until the deal officially closes, the two websites will continue to operate side by side.   What do you think of this merge?

 

 
Monday, July 28th, 2014

FYI: What’s That Smell?

Smelly Philly

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By: Jarek Cotto

Its been a muggy week out in Philly, but that hasn’t stopped things from happening.Want to know where the stinkiest spots in Philly are? Check out these 8 different spots around the city that are said to stink and what they smell like. The ACLU is suing the Philly Police Department for illegally arresting people who take photos or videos of them doing their work. Although Commissioner Ramsey issued a memo which reminded officers that they could be recorded 2 years ago, it has been ignored. Remember that woman that got kicked out of public pools because of her bikini? Well that story gained some notoriety, so the good people over at American Apparel are flying her out to tour the factory and give her a ton of new bikinis! Good job AA. Lastly, check out this list of 2014s top Philadelphians.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/07/25/8-stinkiest-spots-philadelphia-described-emojis/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/07/25/aclu-philly-police-still-arresting-people-photographing-police/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/07/24/woman-kicked-public-pool-american-apparel-bikini-getting-free-trip-american-apparel/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/07/24/best-philadelphians-2014/

 
Monday, July 28th, 2014

Sean Dundon Rules

Sean Dundon RE/MAX Access The Somers Team

by Elizabeth Flynn

Every so often we get a great review from one of our clients that reminds us why we got into the Real Estate business in the first place.  Stephanie and Chris Somers received this review from one of their team member’s clients. Sean Dundon has a long history of helping his clients and guiding them through interesting (to say the least) situations that can arise in real estate transactions.

 

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Somers,

 Today I closed on the above property in East Kensington.  Sean Dundon from your office acted as my purchasing agent.  I thought his efforts deserve an email.  Being a real estate litigator, I consider myself familiar with the process of purchasing a home; however I still learned many things from Sean who was a wealth of local knowledge.  Importantly, he was honest with me when it could have benefited him to give the easy answer and make a quick sale.  Trust and integrity is paramount to me in all my business dealings, and because of Sean’s patience and honesty I have recommended him to my sister who has made an offer down the street (hopefully to close within the next month).

I simply write to give you my honest opinion that Sean deserves accolades for his efforts, and I would recommend him to anyone in the area.  If you ever need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards,

 Andrew Marley

We couldn’t be prouder when our agents receive the recognition they deserve for their hard work and perseverance. Here’s a big cheers and congrats to our boy Sean Dundon.

Check out his website if you are looking for exceptional real estate guidance!

 
Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Rad RE/MAX Access Open House

7813 Cedarbrook Ave

Philadelphia PA 19150

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Friday, July 25th, 2014

Get Out Your Condo And Into These Digs.

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By: Jarek Cotto

Construction is underway in Fishtown called The Palm. Six new homes are being built just off of Frankford Ave. at 2170 E. Norris Street. The eye sore garage was named Palm Automotive Center, and it blighted the rapidly developing area. This project comes from Eric Fox, the developer that has had his hand in projects such as Norris Point, a ten-unit development on the corner of Norris St. and Trenton Ave. Fox also developed The Nine, a LEED development on Tulip St. Three of the homes will be fronting Hewson Street and the other three fronting Norris Street. All of these homes will be three stories. They will have rear access parking, roof decks, and all the things you’ve come to expect from new construction in Philly. The homes will have fast access to the Rocket Cat Cafe and the rest of the growing number of businesses on Frankford Ave.

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The Palm is sure to establish itself among the ranks of other luxury construction developments in Fishtown. This project is part of the plans to revive the Frankford Avenue Corridor, which was once a bustling shopping district. According to the official web page of this development, “The Palm gets its unique name from the old Palm department store that was located near the property site years ago. The name Palm is reminiscent of the old days when Frankford Avenue was a bustling shopping mecca.” The architectural renderings of The Palm look quite impressive, and we will be looking forward to more projects from the developer.

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Here are more projects from the developers:

www.thenineontulip.com

www.norrispoint.info

www.memphisflats.net

 
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

6 Delicious Local Coffee Roasters

Check out these delicious Philly coffee roasters – these are the beans you want to be drinking to start your day off right!
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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Do you know what is the hardest part of learning to ride a bike?

….The pavement.

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by Karley Cohen

 

Everywhere you go in Philadelphia you see all different kinds of people using bicycles to get around.  Some are young, some are old; some are riding brand new single speed bikes from the store, others are riding a vintage ten speed Schwinn found on Craigslist.  Smart cyclists wear helmets and have lights for when the sun goes down, so they are visible.  Regardless of how different these people are they have one thing in common, they use bike lanes to get around.

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Philadelphia is a rising city when it comes to being bike friendly.  The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is really helpful when it comes to bicycle laws  and ideas.  They have the laws broken down into the categories: “In The Street,”  “Bikes in Bike Lanes,” “Vehicles in Bike Lanes,” ‘Equipment,” “Locking Your Bicycle,” and “Fines and Links.” Each tab explains the rules and regulations for bicycling in Philadelphia.

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There are more than one kind of street markings for bikes to be aware of…

Standard Bike Lane

This lane runs parallel with the regular vehicle traffic and goes in one direction.

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Green Bike Lane

A standard bike lane painted green for visibility.

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Buffered Bike Lane

A standard bike lane with extra space between the bike lane and cars.

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Sharrow

A reminder that bicycles and vehicles must share the road.

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Mixing Zone

This is when a bike lane turns into a vehicle turning lane. The vehicles must yield to bicycles.

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Bike Box

A space where cyclists can wait, or get ahead of traffic and be visible to surrounding vehicles.

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Contraflow Lanes

Designed for bike lanes to go against traffic, these are specifically marked.

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This is an awesome map to use as a guide of where bike lanes are throughout the city.  Make sure when you are biking around you follow the rules and stay safe.  It is super efficient to cruise around the city and there are tons of cycle meetup groups if you want to go on longer rides with friends!

 

 
Monday, July 21st, 2014

FYI: Bikini Gets Banned For Looking Like Underwear? What?

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By: Jarek Cotto

The city council’s vote to decriminalize marijuana has not stopped the police from making arrests. The bill has met much opposition by both Mayor Nutter and Police Chief Charles Ramsey, so one can only speculate what will happen in September when Nutter is required to make a decision on it. Click below to find out how many were arrested since the city council’s vote. If someone were to ask me if Philly is one of the most stressed cities in the country, I would answer yes without hesitation. According to CNNMoney’s new list of the nation’s most-stressed cities, Philly does not rank in the top 10. Find out where we place on the list. An American Apparel bikini gets one barista harassed at multiple pools this weekend. See why they didn’t let her swim. What do you think an NBA team of Philly natives would play like? Would the “Hometown Sixers” be any good?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/07/21/marijuana-legalization-philadelphia-decriminalized-city-council/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/07/21/believe-philly-stressed-city/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/07/18/american-apparel-bikini-gets-barista-philly-pool-ban/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/07/17/nba-team-hometown-sixers-philly-natives-good/

 
Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Awesome Open Houses On Sunday July 20th, 2014!

RE/MAX Access Has Awesome Open Houses.

7/20/2014

1306 Grayson Drive Souderton, PA 18964

RE/MAX Access Coleen Gallagher Open House

Hosted by: Colleen Gallagher

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  737 S 11th Street #B Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Hosted by: Mike Fabrizio

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 1145 S 18th Street Philadelphia, PA 19146

1145 s 18th Hosted by: Dana Velickiene

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1011 N Leithgow Street Philadelphia PA 19123

Open House Flyer 1011 N Leithgow 7.20.2014 copy Hosted by:  Marvin Vargas

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1020 N Orkney Street Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Hosted by: Ed Diehl  

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