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Monday, January 5th, 2015

FYI: Temple’s New Stadium Could Be a Big, Expensive Mistake.


By: Jarek Cotto

The FCC will make a vote on net neutrality in February. If it is approved, it will turn internet service providers into a public service, and not everyone is for that.


Want to know what’s in store for Philly in 2015? Well, check out this list.


The body of missing college student Shane Montgomery was found in the Schuylkill River on Saturday. The student went missing on Thanksgiving Eve after leaving Kildare’s Irish Pub around 1:45 a.m. His family made a tearful statement after a dive team recovered their sons remains.


An Indonesian man tried to board a plane at Philadelphia International Airport on December 19 carrying two concealed blades under his shirt. He tried to make a connection to another plane heading to Miami, but TSA workers noticed two lumps under his shirt. Upon more investigation, the knives were found inside of an empty highlighter and the other in pen. The Department of Homeland Security has gotten involved and is seeking to take him into custody.


Driving is going to get a little more expensive. Tom Corbett enacted Act 89 last year which is the transportation funding law. It will raise the state’s tax on gasoline wholesalers by 9.8 cents per gallon.


Temple is trying to build a $100 million stadium, and a lot of people think it is a mistake. Find out more below.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

RE/MAX Access: Creating a Harmonious Office Culture

Steven Osiecki- Broker

 RE/MAX Access: Creating a Harmonious Office Culture


by: Elizabeth Flynn

Remember how we told you that RE/MAX Access was selected from the top ten RE/MAX offices in the entire United States for the highest rates of retention?  That our agents are so happy they never leave?

Well RE/MAX International decided to use the RE/MAX Access office culture as a teaching example for all RE/MAX brokers and offices!

The following video shows the steps our owners, Steven Osiecki and Christopher Somers, have taken over the years to support and encourage the agents in the RE/MAX Access family to succeed as top producing realtors in Philadelphia.


Through training, revolutionary staff support, and broker/owner accessibility, RE/MAX Access distinguishes itself among RE/MAX offices internationally, and Philadelphia brokerages locally. Look out 2015! Here we come.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

FYI: Unemployment Rates In Philly Hit A New Low.

By: Jarek Cotto

Police kill a man in Mayfair after a traffic stop. It is not known yet why the confrontation took place or the reason why the officer shot the suspect. More below.


The “University for Geniuses” project might be back on.  A judge approved the termination of the sale of Revel to Brookfield Asset Management making Florida developer Glenn Straub able to purchase the property with his back up bid of 95 million.


Ex-Aide to M. Night Shyamalan might be facing charges after spending over $15000 on a credit card given that was given to her by both Shyamalan and his wife. Shyamalan’s wife received the purchases and confirmed that they were not OK’d by either of them. The aide will face charges next year. Read more.


The police are planning to move their headquarters to West Philadelphia. A group of angry protesters banded together in outrage of this and are planning to begin picketing in front of officials’ homes.


Philadelphia’s employment rate dropped to 6.6% in October of this year. That’s the lowest percentage it’s been since April 2008. The word is quickly spreading that Philly is the place to be if you’re looking to start and grow a business.

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Open Houses Dec 13th & 14th




2843 thompson

#openhouse at 2824 E Thompson Street Phila PA 19134 on Saturday 12/13 from 12-2 with Chris Everly #phillyopenhouses

A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on

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1322-24 eyre

#openhouse at 1333-24 Erye Street Phila PA 19125 Sunday 12/14 from 12-1:30 with Chris Thude #phillyopenhouses #instahome

A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on

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2849 almond

#openhouse with John Eckstrom Sun 12/14 from 12-2 at 2849 Almond Street Phila PA 19134 #phillyopenhouses

A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on

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1237 leithgow

#openhouse at 1237 N Leithgow Phila PA 19122 with Shirlene Goff, Sunday 12/14 from 1-3 #phillyopenhouses

A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on

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165 poplar

#openhouse with Chris Everly on Sunday 12/13 at 165 Poplar Street 19125 from 11-1 #phillyopenhouses

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2430 letterly

#openhouse at 2430 Letterly Street Phila PA 19125 with John Exkstrom on 12/14 from 2-4 #phillyopenhouses

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Friday, December 12th, 2014

Major Changes Are Coming To This Section of Frankford Ave.

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By: Jarek Cotto

Back in the spring, developers, Revolution Development Group, had purchased 1546 Frankford Ave. and was planning a serious renovation of the property. Today, that project looks like it’s mostly finished. The building was previously a mess of siding and stucco, and the finished product is a great improvement. It has eight apartments and a commercial space that’s available for rent.


According to the project page,

“1546 Frankford Ave is a newly renovated, 3 story, mixed use Brownstone in the hip, upcoming neighborhood of Fishtown. The building is centrally located on Frankford Ave in the heart of the commercial district between Girard and York. The building’s one bedrooms and studio’s feature great light and open floor plans. The renovations included modern features and sustainable finishes. The finely-crafted apartments features include hardwood floors throughout; modern kitchens with elegant granate counter tops and stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, garbage disposal, a gas stove and built-in microwave; air conditioning; and an efficient washer/dryer combo.”

This is not the sole development in the area either. Across the street, a former bar at 1523 Frankford Ave. is under construction as well. Over a year ago, the owners went before the community to renovate the building into two apartments and a vacant commercial space on the first floor. This place has been vacant for several years, and renovations have been slow, but any sign of work is an improvement.


We are eager to see the completion of these projects. They will surely breathe new life into this once forgotten section of Frankford Ave.


Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

FYI: Don’t Worry Philly, Beans is Fine.

By: Jarek Cotto


A group of 9 people initiated a dine and dash at Dim Sum Garden on Friday. This was no ordinary dine and dash either. They set off fire crackers shortly before jetting out of the door. Police are still investigating.


Septa Police and the PPD are testing out new body cameras. After the recent incidences of police brutality, a staggering number of people are in favor of police wearing body cameras at all times. Will this have any positive effect? Only time will tell.


Charges against Philly Jesus were dropped after being arrested for failure to disperse. His lawyer, Charles Gibbs, said in a tweet, “People said #freePhillyJesus and we at @thegreenfirmllc said “o.k.” Now, he’s free from persecution….” Now, how long will he stay out of trouble?


Jason Werth sentenced to jail for speeding.


Philly rapper, Beanie Sigel was shot in Pleasantville after a dispute. Don’t worry, he’s fine!


Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Big Savings for Cyber Monday!


Big Savings for Cyber Monday

Haus aus Goldmünzen

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

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Come Home to RE/MAX Access

Come Home to RE/MAX Access

re/max access

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


Saturday, October 25th, 2014

RE/MAX Access Open Houses Oct 25th-26th

1124 oneil

A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on


Follow’s board 1124 O’NEIL ST , PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 on Pinterest.

1247 e colum

A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on


Follow’s board 1247 E COLUMBIA AVE #3, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125 on Pinterest.

840 almond

A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on


Follow’s board 840 ALMOND ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125 on Pinterest.

945 n 6th

A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on


Follow’s board 945 N 6TH ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 on Pinterest.

1808 titan

A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on


Follow’s board 1808 TITAN ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19146 on Pinterest.

1122 carp

A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on


Follow’s board 1122 Carpenter Street Philadelphia PA 19147 on Pinterest.

1917 latona

A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on


Follow’s board 1917 Latona Street Philadelphia PA 19147 on Pinterest.


A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014

#HotProps: Rent on the River with Pier 3 Condominiums

Views at Pier 3

Views at Pier 3

By: Jarek Cotto

Pier 3 Condominiums are in a prime location on the Delaware River waterfront. There is a luxury rental property currently available very close to Old City and Philadelphia’s historic treasures. This beautiful and conveniently located spot has a rich history and rad modern amenities. According to the Pier 3 website,

“In 1907, the City of Philadelphia established the Department of Wharves, Docks, and Ferries as a division of its Department of Commerce to meet the needs of the city’s growing foreign, inter-coastal, coastal and Delaware River trade.  Besides having regulatory power for the entire local urban waterfront, the new department oversaw the construction and maintenance of dozens of municipally-owned piers and port facilities in the early decades of the 20th century.  The Department of Wharves, Docks, and Ferries built Pier 3 North and its sister building Pier 5 North in 1922 and 1923 as the last component of this particular phase of improvements to the Port of Philadelphia.”

In 1984, it was converted to 172 apartments with covered parking available. It became one of Philadelphia’s most popular and sought after properties to live in after it was reorganized as a condominium in 1994.

Pier 3 strives to give its residents a bang for their buck! Living on the waterfront with a mind blowing balcony view of the Delaware River isn’t all this home has to offer. The condo fees include a 24-hour concierge, digital cable, an on-site parking garage, a heated indoor lap pool, updated fitness center, as well as snow removal and maintenance of the structure and all common areas. If you don’t think that’s cool enough, there is a more comprehensive list you can visit the amenities section of their website.

Great living space with 2 Bed, 2 Full bath, living room, dining space and full kitchen! Fantastic storage with two walk in closets. Large (floor to ceiling) sliding glass doors open to your personal deck facing the Ben Franklin Bridge. Enjoy dinner on this spacious deck overlooking the water and Marinas, or watch fire works from the comfort of your own home – perfect for entertaining guests! Very private space.


This professionally managed condominium has an active and responsive Board of Directors. It has also gained recognition as a Gold Star Community since 2010 by the Community Associations Institute as a result of achieving excellence in areas such as establishing and maintaining excellent standards, maintaining fiscal responsibility and stability, exerting architectural control, providing rules of enforcement, encouraging community involvement, and positively impacting the quality of life for its residents.


As you can see, the condo is beautiful inside and out.  That view is breathtaking and worth everything.  You can’t beat the location and everything the Condo at Pier 3 have  to offer.




Contact Bob Wombwell for more info!

Robert Wombwell, SRES
RE/MAX Access
1033 N. 2nd St 
5th Floor
Phila., PA 19123
Office 215-400-2600
Fax    215-400-2650
Cell  215-760-5828