Archive for November, 2014

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Big Savings for Cyber Monday!


Big Savings for Cyber Monday

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RE/MAX Access is so proud in this season of giving to offer our clientele and fellow agents a great deal. Agents Michael Cohen and David Guido are participating in a challenge issued by the Somers team to reduce some choice listings by 3% for Cyber Monday!

Get ready for the deals.

Michael Cohen’s Listings:

1. 2325 E Norris St.: 3% Price Reduction and 1 year Home Warranty.

2. 2441 Cedar St.: 3% Price Reduction and 1 year Home Warranty.

3. 1124 Neil St. O: 3% Price Reduction and 2 year Home Warranty.

4. 5417 Larchwood Ave.: 3% Price Reduction and 1 year Home Warranty.

5. 7468 Sommers Rd.:  2 year Home Warranty.

6. 1542 S. Opal St.: 3% Price Reduction and 1 year Home Warranty.

7. 6025 Agusta St.: 3% Price Reduction and 2 year Home Warranty.


David Guido’s Listings:

1. 2535 S American St.: 3% Price Reduction

2. 3303 Glenview St.: 3% Price Reduction

3. 411 Pierce St.: 3% Price Reduction

4. 324 Reed St.: 3% Price Reduction

5. 3424 Crystal St.: 3% Price Reduction

6. 6630 Revere St: 3% Price Reduction

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Quick Links: Thanksgiving Week Edition!

by: Karley Cohen



Gobble, gobble! It’s officially the week of giving thanks and spending some quality time with your family and loved ones.  Here are some fun things happening this week in honor of Turkey Day!

Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 8:30am (visitphilly)

Thanksgiving Eve Pub Crawl With Lance Bass (

Volunteering on Thanksgiving (

Bars Open on Thanksgiving for Post Meal Drinking (drinknation)

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Open Houses Nov 23rd


945 N 6th Street, 19123

Open House Sunday November 23rd from 1-3 at 945 N 6th Street 19123 with Melissa Purnell

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2523 S. American Street, 19148

2535 s american

Open House Sunday November 23rd from 1-3 at 2535 S. American Street 19148 with David Guido

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936 S 10th Street, 19147

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Open House Sunday November 23rd from 11-1 at 936 S. 10th Street 19147 with Christopher Everly

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Come Home to RE/MAX Access

Come Home to RE/MAX Access

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by Elizabeth Flynn

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, and the agents and staff at RE/MAX Access have so many reasons to be thankful. Recently, our office was chosen from among the top ten RE/MAX offices in the United States for agent retention. Simply put, once agents hang their license with us, they never leave!

You might wonder what makes our agents some of the happiest in the country. Time and again, they’ll tell you that it’s the services we provide above and beyond other Philadelphia brokerages. We have a full time conveyancing office, full time marketing staff, and our two owners, Steven Osiecki and Christopher Somers are available at all times to help agents with anything they may need.


Video By Kris Johnson

More than anything, though, it’s our family atmosphere that makes agents feel at home and want to stay with us. Along with our beautiful office in Northern Liberties, one of the hippest neighborhoods in the world, and all the amenities RE/MAX Access provides, why would hang your license anywhere else?

All Photos By:

Daniel Fugaciu


Monday, November 17th, 2014

FYI: This Man Wants To Make The “Batsuit” A Reality.

By: Jarek Cotto

Philadelphia’s recycle rate has increased 155% in just 6 years after Mayor Nutter took office. A few things are the cause of this increase like the weekly recyclables collection, the Recyclebank rewards program, single stream collection, and tickets to those who do not recycle.


Philly Jesus had a run in with the law when he was arrested at love park for disorderly conduct. He claims that the arresting officer threatened to drive to a secret location and beat him up. He was only arrested for 2 hours and now says that a “famous Philadelphia Lawyer” wants to take his case.


Uber Black employees are ratting out UberX drivers because they are stealing all of their customers. The PPA has issued a statement saying that Uber Black drivers can call and report UberX drivers to get them fined and impounded. It has been working too. The PPA has been getting call after call reporting UberX drivers.


The Trump Taj Mahal has released their tentative closing date of December 12th. The employee union is fighting a court-ordered cost saving measure that is voiding their health and pension plans. Owners of the resort say that if something doesn’t happen soon, then they will most certainly close its doors.


Man stabs McDonalds employee after being told to leave during closing time. The suspect followed the employee to the parking lot where he was stabbed in the back and chased. Police have no suspects in custody.


Philadelphia man started a kickstarter to help him create an actual batman suit. He says that he wants it to be actual combat armor. Read more below.


Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Open Houses November 15th & 16th

936 s 10

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Open house 11/16 from 1-3 at 945 N 6th Street Philadelphia PA 19123 #phillyopenhouse

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2429 sepviva

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Open House 11/16 from 12:30-2:30 at 2428 Sepviva Street Philadelphia Pa 19125 #openhousephilly

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2544 memphis

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Open House 11/15 fro 12-2 at 2544 Memphis Street Philadelphia Pa 19125 #openhousephilly

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2608 e thompson

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open house 11/16 from 11-1 at 2608 E Thompson Street Philadelphia Pa 19125 #openhousephilly

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Monday, November 10th, 2014

FYI: New Shake Shack Mural Coming In December.

By: Jarek Cotto

Local filmmaker Cory Popps is called wasteland, and it follows urban explorers into some of Philly’s most forgotten places. The show is on its second episode. Watch as co-owner of the web-design firm YIKES Inc. explores old, abandoned buildings and their decaying structures. Watch the second episode here.


A baby giraffe named Mika was born at Six Flags Great Adventure’s Safari Offroad Adventure. It is a 5 foot 10 inch female and you can see her now at the theme park.


Zombies scare the crap out of innocent Philadelphians when Youtube pranksters PrankvsPrank came to Philly. They set up in a few areas around town like across from Green Eggs in the Gayborhood and on South st. It looked like a homicide scene with dead bodies lying on the floor and when someone got close enough, boom! You can watch the video below.


Did you know Philly had a taxidermy competition? Neither did I. It’s called Philadelphia Alternative Taxidermy Competition and it takes place on November 15th at Keystone Mini-golf and Arcade. If taxidermy is your thing, then come down and watch as these experts make something unique out of something dead.


Shake Shack will be getting a new mural because of its partnership with Mural Arts. According to a Shake Shack press release, the work was inspired by “the green wall that surrounded the Center City Shake Shack during its opening construction, and reinforced by the plantings that decorate the roof year-round, the mural presents a fantasy of plants growing up the building wall, framing the whimsical encounter between the children. Stylistically, the mural captures the freshness and fluid feel of watercolor painting on a large scale.” The mural is set to debut sometime in December.


Wrestling fans rejoice. The Royal Rumble is coming to Philly on January 25th. Grab your jean shorts and elbow pads and come down to watch some dudes get thrown over some ropes.


Friday, November 7th, 2014

Open Houses November 8th & 9th

2410 E. Hazzard Street

Philadelphia, PA 19125

November 9th from 11-1

2410 e hazzard

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945 N 6th Street

Philadelphia,PA 19123

November 9th from 1-3

945 n 6

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Open house 11/9 from 1-3 at 945 N 6th Street Philadelphia PA 19123 MLs#6449247 #accessphilly #remaxaccess #openhousephilly

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Thursday, November 6th, 2014

#HotProps: 4 on 6

By: Jarek Cotto

4 on 6 is a new, luxury construction project nestled in one of the citys hottest communities, Northern Liberties. This project includes 4 three story single family homes that were designed by an award winning architectural firm. It is a far cry from the vacant lots that were in the same place back in 2013. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, 4 on 6 is the rebirth of something totally awesome.
These homes are located at 943-949 N. 6th St, and are appointed with the finest modern finishes. They sit on an 18’ by 19.5’ wide footprint and offer 2,325-2,450 square feet of living space. Soaring 10’ high ceilings are immersed in abundant natural light, and they offer 35+ foot deep rear yards.The first floor features an open layout with maple hardwood floors through out. The kitchens come with matte white Porcelanosa cabinets. The countertops are beautiful Quartz Master 1 ¼” “Carrara Bianco River” quartz countertops. Glass tile backsplash, under cabinet lighting, and a Kohler “Vault” sink with a Grohe “Concetto” chrome faucet also adorn the kitchen. All of the appliances are high end and come with a washer and gas dryer. The high end amenities don’t stop at the kitchen, the master bathroom and guest bath are also adorned. The prime location of these homes means that anything you could possibly need is right at your fingertips. It offers walkability, shopping, a plethora of cool cafes, dog parks, bars, and tons of entertainment and restaurants to enjoy. Two of these homes are already pending leaving just two left, so act fast.

RE/MAX Access sat down with one of the developers at Space Development Group, Eric Fox, for a short Q&A about himself and his work. Here is what was said,

RMA: Are you from Philadelphia?

Fox: I’m originally from South Jersey, a 15 minute drive from Center City.  Close enough to where I’ve considered myself from Philadelphia.  I’ve lived in the city for over 15 years.

RMA: How did you get into development?

Fox: I’ve always looked at old houses or buildings that have been neglected and romanticized about and envisioned what they could be.  The first house I owned was a 100+ year old row house that required extensive renovations.  When I was finished  someone stopped me and asked if they could buy it.  After a couple more houses as side projects to my life in the corporate world, I decided to turn my hobby into a career.

RMA: What are the other projects you have successfully completed?

Fox: I’ve renovated 30+ houses in Philadelphia.  My first development of a larger scale was the adaptive reuse of an old textile mill in Manayunk that I converted to 9 loft condos.  The largest project I was involved in was the conversion of a 125,000 square foot warehouse in Fishtown into 72 residential units with ground floor commercial space.  Over the past 5 years I’ve ventured into ground up construction of close to 30 single family houses across 4 different projects; The NINE on Tulip, Norris Point, The Palm and The 4 on 6.

RMA: What do you think new development means to Philadelphia?

Fox: I think all new development is symbolic of what Philadelphia has become.  Thinking back to the Philadelphia of the 70’s and 80’s, it’s hard to believe its the same city.  The amount and scale of development that has taken place over the past 5 years can be dizzying at times.  From civic projects such as Schuykill Banks, Race St Pier, and Dilworth Park to private, large scale luxury residential towers and office buildings, and anewly constructed and renovated houses that have transformed neighborhoods, Philadelphia has emerged into an international destination.  Thankfully we’re no longer only thought of as the city of cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell.

RMA: How does a good relationship with a realtor facilitate your success?

Fox: A good realtor is a key component to my business.  The agent/developer relationship is more than putting up a “for sale” sign.  They serve as an adviser to the feasibility of a development project during conception, marketers of the project once started, an educator and consultant to buyers, and facilitator of the sales process once a house is under agreement.  Through all of this, my agent also serves as my therapist.

Look out for more developments from Eric Fox and The Somers team in the future. You can read more about this development at

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

FYI: The Most Popular Costume In PA This Year Is Pretty Creepy.!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/slenderman28n-1-web.jpg!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/slenderman28n-1-web.jpg

By: Jarek Cotto

A hall-of-fame Mummer and his daughter were accused of attacking a homeless man on the corner of 2nd and Carpenter st. Carmen D’Amato and his daughter Rita D’Amato were arrested on Halloween night. Video shows Rita hitting the homeless man in the chest with a baseball bat and shows Carmen firing 2 shots at the victims legs. The victim was hit once in the left leg.


Police in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County are investigating a razor blade wrapped in a candy bar during trick-or-treating Friday night. The police won’t release many details, but the investigation is ongoing.


Eric Frein, the suspect involved in the shooting death of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson in September, has confessed to the murder and is now held without bail. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty.


If you’ve never used UberX before, then you may be a victim to some of the myths floating around there. Read below to find out all  you need to know about UberX.


A 12 year old Chester County girl has been charged with making two bomb threats at Kennett Middle School earlier this year. Find out more.


Did you know that not everyone calls the night before Halloween “Mischief Night”? It is actually a very Northeast U.S. thing. See what other places in the U.S. are calling it.


What’s the most popular Halloween costume in Pennsylvania this year? Well, it’s Slender Man of course! Slender Man is a piece of horror fiction that started on the internet, and was made into a pretty popular computer game. The very tall, skinny man with no facial features, a suit and tentacles stalks you through out the game, popping up when you least expect it. If he gets too close to you, then it’s game over. Pretty creepy right!?