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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, April 2nd, 2015

New Apartments Coming To Columbia Ave.

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By: Jarek Cotto

The Fishtown Neighbors Association recently supported plans to bring 17 units and ten parking spots to a vacant lot at 1133 E Columbia Ave stretching all the way to Earl Street. The plans were recently approved by the Zoning Board a couple of weeks ago and are designed by Harman Deutsch. When this project originally came before FNA last fall, it didn’t get support, but the shedding of a few of the units and a couple of design changes got the community behind the project.

It’s hard to miss the widespread development happening in just about everywhere you look in Fishtown. It is amazing to see the number of blocks where a new development is occurring or just recently finished up. According to OCF Realty some of the projects include, “the mixed-use project at Girard & Shackamaxon that brought apartments on the upper floors with Palm Tree Market on the ground-floor;  the French brasserie Girard that opened on the ground-floor of a mixed-use building at Marlborough; and across the street from that a former auto supply store has been fixed up and made much prettier.” That’s just to name a few.

The seventeen-unit project on Columbia Ave in conjunction with the Earl Street project will bring 31 new apartments and homes to the area. All we see is dollar signs when thinking about the influx of new customers coming to this commercial corridor.


Friday, January 16th, 2015

Six Row Homes For Sale Across From Liberty Lands

By: Jarek Cotto

If you’ve been around Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties lately, you may have noticed 6 row homes up for sale at 918-24 N. American St. What makes these homes interesting isn’t their unique architecture or because they’re new (because they’re not), it is the fact that they are all up for sale together. That’s right, you can grab them all for one price!

Most of the homes are to the west fronting Liberty Lands, and only one actually faces American St. Since there are no homes across the street, they get plenty of natural light. They even come with eleven parking spots in the back. Plus, who wouldn’t want a beautiful park right in front of their home?

The listing for the homes expired in December after a year on the market at a sale price of around $2.4M. According to OCF Realty, “Across the six homes, there’s twenty-five bedrooms, nine full baths, and five half-baths.” it seems that these homes are set up to be rentals. Here’s the full description on Unit #F from Zillow,

“ Four Bedrooms and two and Half Baths in the Heart of Northern Liberties. Looks onto Liberty Lands Park. Walk to Everything.One block to 2nd Street and Piazza. This property also includes up to 2 off street parking areas plus space for scooters and motorcycles right in front of this home. Open Kitchen, Living Room and Dining area with plenty of natural light make this spot amazing. Check it out today. Property has recently been detailed and looks awesome.”

With a 7% cap rate these listings might be attractive to the right buyers, but for now, it looks like the current owners are sticking around. You can still snag one of these units. At least one of the units is still available for rent for $2,400 per month.

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

Friday, October 24th, 2014

#Hot Props:What’s Going On At Hagert Square?


By: Jarek Cotto

Hagert Square is a major project from the folks over at Hagert Development LLC. It consists of 30 premium housing units on the blocks of E Hagert st. and E Letterly st. Half of the units, which have already been sold, are between 2403-2431 E Hagert St. The other half are between 2402-2430 E Letterly St, and four of these homes are already under contract.


The homes are on a 21.333ft wide footprint making them fairly sizable compared to other homes whose footprints are only 16-18ft wide. Here, you get the most bang for your buck. These homes come with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, or 2.5 if you opt out of a full bathroom in the basement- save $10,000! That is pretty cheap for a bathroom considering they can usually add about $20,000 to the price of a home.

The homes feature hardwood floors throughout and tiled bathrooms. It comes with all new, stainless steel appliances, except a washer and dryer. In the kitchen, you will have a choice between 3 types of quartz counter tops and 2 choices of cabinet styles. It has an open riser staircase with aluminum rails leading to the upper floors. The homes have a full rooftop deck great for those days that you have company over. It comes with high efficiency heaters and video intercom monitoring system. Two car parking is also available making it the only development in 19125 with 2 car parking under $390,000.


These beautiful homes are close to GreensGrow Farms and next to restaurants like Cook and Shaker and Loco Pez. It is close to Planet Fitness over on Aramingo Ave., and it is close to El stops. You’d better hurry if you’re interested in one of these homes. They’re getting snatched up fast!


For More Info Contact:

steven osiecki broker/ owner of RE/MAX Access

Steven Osiecki
RE/MAX Access
1033 N. 2nd Street 5th Floor
Philadelphia,PA 19123
215 400 2617 direct
215 284 2892 cell
215 400 2650 fax
Steve Capriotti Realtor


Steve Capriotti
Associate Broker
RE/MAX Access
1033 N. 2nd Street 5th Floor
Philadelphia,PA 19123
215 400 2606 direct
215 651 0702 cell
215 400 2650 fax
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Hyperion Bank Holiday Food Drive Helps Raise Money for Local Families


Hyperion Bank in Northern Liberties, along with several local businesses in the community, helped support the 26th Police District in their Holiday Food Drive this year. They raised $880.00 that will go towards feeding families and senior citizens in need of a Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

We’d like to thank Hyperion and all of the generous contributors involved in these efforts, including the Kensington South Neighborhood Advisory Council (KSNAC), Girard Business and Arts Assocation (GBAA) and the Northern Liberties Business Owners Association (NLBOA). Hyperion matched their own employees’ contributions dollar for dollar. They also collected non-perishable food items.

Thank you and we wish everyone a wonderful holiday!

Originally posted on  The Philadelphia Real Estate Voice


Friday, November 5th, 2010

Traveling to Philly for the Holidays?

cimg0111_jpg_scaled_1000Traveling to Philadelphia this holiday season? Visit Amtrak’s page for Philadelphia’s 30th St Station to book your trip, check out the local weather, and find deals and discounts. Book early.

You can also follow Amtrak on Twitter for service announcements and delays. You can also check out their weekly specials and save on your trip.

Welcome to Philly!

And if you’re looking for things to do, we’ve certainly got a long list of suggestions for you: Things to Do in Philadelphia.

Originally posted on The Philadelphia Real Estate Blog


Thursday, October 28th, 2010

3 Bedroom Home in Fishtown.Renovated From Top to Bottom!

5768587a12302 E Albert St, Philadelphia, PA 19125


Beautiful property in Fishtown! Renovated from top to bottom!! First floor features spacious Living Room, formal Dining Room, and modern kitchen with ceramic floor and backsplash. Second floor has three large bedrooms and new ceramic hall bath. Full semi-finished basement with ceramic floor,powder room, and new heater. Freshly painted throughout, new C/A, and rear yard.

Property Features:

  • Brick Exterior
  • Central Air
  • Full Basement
  • Modern Kitchen
  • Rear Yard

For more information contact Steve Capriotti at 215-651-0702 or


Thursday, October 28th, 2010

New Construction in Fishtown: Meet the Builders Tour this December!

When there’s a chill in the air…Let us invite you to come inside for our December Meet the Builders Tour in Fishtown.


We’ll officially announce the date of December’s Tour soon, but until then, we can only promise that we are hard at work on what will be our best tour yet! Not only will we be touring the latest new construction in Fishtown, we’ll also get a taste of what the neighborhood is known for: fine beer. Who should attend?

  • Rehabbers and Investors looking for tips
  • Those who want to get to know the area
  • Buyers looking for more information
  • Curious consumers that want to be in the know

If you can’t wait that long, we’ve got a sneak peek opportunity for you. Remax Access will be hosting a Broker’s Open on November 4 at 2568 and 2570 Collins St., our 2 New Construction Homes in the Fishtown/East Kensington neighborhood. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Please contact the Somers Team if you would like to attend.

We hope to see you!




Originally posted on The Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Port Richmond, Philadelphia – Large Well Maintained & Upgraded Home

ar1286832636387913 Bedroom Home for Sale in Port Richmond, Philadelphia

Call The Somers 215-400-2620 215-400-2620 , RE/MAX Access, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

2829 Aramingo Avenue

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Welcome to this large and in excellent condition 3 bedroom home for sale in desirable Port Richmond.

This home has been maintained and upgraded extremely well and is ready for you to simply move in with no worries.

Walk in to your enclosed porch then through a beautiful door which leads to a very long, spacious living room with recessed lighting followed by a dining room and then kitchen.


Some of the notable features include:

  • High Quality Pergo hardwood Floors throughout the entire first floor
  • Nice sized backyard/patio which is great for entertaining guest
  • Stairs leading to the second floor have been redone with solid oak
  • Updates throughout the home that include: new windows, doors, stove , new drywall and crown molding.

 Upstairs you will find 3 large bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom has 2 extremely large closets with additional storage above.

We welcome you to this 3 bedroom home for sale in Port Richmond.

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