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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Tons of Changes Coming To Fairmount.

By: Jarek Cotto

Over the years, the 400 block of Fairmount has seen some major changes take place. Callahan Ward built three homes in a deep lot at 444-48 Fairmount Ave. They’ve managed to get an extra home in the project by orienting the homes toward a drive-aisle instead of the street. Another three homes are now under construction at 414 Fairmount Ave. That’s going to be three homes on Fairmount, two triplexes on Wallace Street, and eight parking spots from what we can tell.

That is not even the end of it. The Trans-Atlantic building is finally being converted into apartments. So far, the homes have started to spring up on 5th Street, and some demolition is taking place at the warehouse building. The people behind this project are PRDC Developers and on the website for the project, you can find renderings and floorplans of what’s on the way. You can also find that twenty five townhomes are priced in the mid-$500s, and forty-one apartments are going to be created in what’s left of the warehouse building.

This will be an amazing residential conversion that will change this block dramatically when it’s all done. The future’s looking bright for this section of Northern Liberties.

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Six New Homes Coming To Trenton Avenue.

By: Jarek Cotto

Trenton Stables is the name of the new six home project being built at the intersection of Blair Street and Trenton Avenue. AGA Developers are the ones behind the construction on this “flatiron-shaped” parcel. These are the same developers that have been building the Frankford Square project for the past few years. The homes are replacing a one-story building that was once a stable back in the day. Ironic isn’t it? We must say that it is a drastic improvement than what was there before.

Four homes are now framed out and will be finished by June according to the project website. These four homes will have a pretty standard layout, with a garage in the back facing Blair Street. According to the project website, “Home features include black-diamond brick exterior, rear garage, finished basement, gourmet kitchen with stone countertop, 4th floor master suite, roof-top deck, an open floor plan with hardwood flooring throughout. Buyers will be able to customize all finishes!” The remaining homes are still waiting to be framed. These will be much more unusual because the lot narrows to a point.

Don’t think there is still plenty of time left to purchase one of these townhouses. According to OCF Realty, “Three of the homes are already under agreement but the “corner” home is still available.” Even though it is oddly shaped, it will have 3,300 sqft of interior space along with parking. The homes are pricing fairly high near the 500’s but that should not be an issue to interested parties. Once this project is done, it will bring life back to the area.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

New Homes Are Rising Near Konrad Square Park

By: Jarek Cotto


Konrad Square Park is a beautiful patch of green space in Fishtown a fair distance away from Girard Avenue. With the temperatures rising and things blooming once again, it’s always a great experience to walk through here during this time of year.

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2243 Tulip St. is one of the two projects you see making progress here. It’s a stuccoed three story home that at some point in the last couple of years, got demolished. The project even seemed to stall out. Last year, the front of the property was down to two stories of plywood, but now, you can see a new three story home has been framed out in its place. The developers of this project are the Z Home Group. Although, it hasn’t been listed yet, you can bet that this new construction right on the park should fetch a strong price, and be gone quickly.


Next is the 2300 block of Tulip St. Here, we see that an old yellow two-story home at 2311 Tulip St. has been taken down. One home is under construction in its place and another one is being built on the adjacent vacant lot. The lots are each only 12.5′ wide, making the homes on the skinny side. Even if that’s the case, this area and nearby East Kensington have proven again and again that even if the homes are skinnier than most, the buyers still seem to come out of thin air.

We are excited to see the progress of the construction projects here, and can’t wait until they are finished.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

More New Development In Northern Liberties.

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By: Jarek Cotto

If you were to drive around Northern Liberties you would see new developments at various levels on so many blocks. There is a trend of consistent development in the neighborhood. It’d be hard to walk more than a block or two before seeing a development that’s under five years old.

A smaller project is at 410 Green St., a new single family home thats being built. The lot is just a corner parcel for now which serves as a small parking lot. It’s where Green Street intersects with N. Lawrence street. Silk City is also around the corner as well. The Northern Liberties Neighbors Neighbors Association supported plans recently for a home with a garage, designed by Harman Deutsch.

Just across the street from the new development, a proposal to knock down the Color Reflections warehouse at 413 Green St. was struck. According to OCF Realty, they plan to, “build ten new homes, with four fronting Green and the rest facing Wallace.” In January, workers were inside the main Color Reflections building at 4th & Green working to convert it into apartments, and across the street at the northwest corner, a building was recently demolished to make room for ten new homes that will eventually rise there.

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Open Houses Jan. 11th 2015



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Thursday, January 8th, 2015

New Homes Coming To Laurel Street.

By: Jarek Cotto

New Market Street has seen the rise of quite a few projects recently that are currently being built. Three new homes at the corner of New Market & Laurel just joined the ranks and are currently under construction. The homes have progressed some outside, and it looks like they’ve gotten quite a bit of work done on the inside as well. Each unit will have 3 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms, four floors, a finished basement, a green roof and parking. Christopher Somers is the listing agent for this property. If you want more information on these properties, you can click here to view the project website.

Last month at a NLNA zoning meeting, the community voted to support plans for a new home at 117 W Laurel St. The project was designed by KJO Architecture, and it was recently approved by the ZBA a few weeks ago. In September 2013, the parcel was last acquired for $95K. It is zoned for industrial use, but it was designed to be a 3-story, single-family residential with a roof deck.

The area is only a couple of blocks away from Front & Poplar, the formerly bare block that was transformed into an entirely residential area in just two years. Since it’s kind of tough to access by car, this block of Laurel Street might seem farther away. Despite that, it’s close to a great outdoor space, Liberty Lands at 3rd & Poplar, and right next to the Piazza. The parcel may be zoned for industry, but like so many similar areas in the neighborhood, it’s going residential.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Open Houses Nov 23rd


945 N 6th Street, 19123

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2523 S. American Street, 19148

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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 13th, 2014

Open Houses November 15th & 16th

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Friday, November 7th, 2014

Open Houses November 8th & 9th

2410 E. Hazzard Street

Philadelphia, PA 19125

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945 N 6th Street

Philadelphia,PA 19123

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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