It’s HOT in and around Philadelphia!

Philadelphia and Suburban Real Estate Deals

The heat is on in Philadelphia and its neighboring Suburbs! Take advantage of these Summer Sizzlers! Check out some fantastic real estate deals in the area! Don’t see what you’re looking for below? Would you like a daily email with the hottest listings in the 5 county area? Shoot me an email, I’d be happy to provide you with local properties as they come on the market or are freshly reduced!

Summer Sizzlers Now On Sale:

Tacony Homes for Sale Philadelphia Real EstateTacony 5 bedroom 1.5 bath Victorian Twin! Corner Property restored by Interior Designer. This is a Showcase Home and can be seen by appointment by contacting me to get the ball rolling! Let’s Go! Original List 175,000 Now Only 160,000
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Sandyford Park Twin 19152 Philadelphia Real EstateSandyford Park 3 bedroom 1 bath Twin with amazing Deck featuring Sunken Hot Tub. Enjoy the summer nights under the stars! Updated Kitchen and Bath, Finished Basement with Fireplace, just dreamy! Come see for yourself! Original List 190,000 Now Only 178,500
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Get the details on 118 Linton St in Olney, Philadelphia PAOlney Beauty! Thousands in recent renovations have gone into this move in ready 3 bedroom home. Open front porch and private parking in the back. Not sure what you’re waiting for, but contact me today to set up your private tour! Original List 110,000 Now Only 95,000
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Not the deal you had in mind? Then check out these other amazing properties or start your search by clicking here!

Fresh Addresses:

Tacony Real Estate for Sale Newly listed Tacony 2 bedroom 1.5 bath brick Twin with 2 car detached garage. Original hardwood floors with deeper stained inlays under carpets throughout this well cared for home. Custom woodwork can be found throughout. Main floor powder and laundry room. A little bit of updating is needed but it will be a real gem! Don’t wait, it might be too late! Priced right at 92,500!
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Castor Gardens Row for sale
Castor Gardens  3 bedroom rehabbed row …
Oooooops! Sorry! Sold in less than 3 weeks!
Poof! Gone! But I have more!

Search the Hottest Addresses NOW!

 

 

Short Sale Deals:

IInvestment Opportunity in Upper Darbynvestment Opportunity in Upper Darby! Single home conversion, Unit 1 – 2 bedrooms, Unit 2 – 3 Bedrooms! Potential is there to make a Studio Apartment on the 3rd floor! Super Duper Investment Op! MAJORLY Reduced to 130,000!
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Levittown Homes for Sale, Short SaleLevittown, PA Large 3 Bedroom Red Cedar Hill Single. Completely rebuilt in 2000, so all the goodies are only 12 years old or less! Galley kitchen with huge Breakfast Room! Living Room, Family Room, Formal Dining Room, Master Suite. Needs some cosmetic TLC but well worth a look! Now Only 160,000
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Victory Building at 10th and ChestnutLike the City? How about 10th and Chestnut?
The amazingly beautiful Victory Building!
Well, someone else liked it too and now there is an offer in negotiations with the banks!
But I have MORE!

Want a FREE Short Sale, Foreclosure or REO list? Contact me today, let’s chat!

COMING SOON! Cornwells Heights, Bensalem Single on Corner Lot .. Stay Tuned!

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Tacony Tidbits: Own a Piece of History!

Historic Tacony Home For Sale, Philadelphia Real Estate

Restored Victorian Twin Home for Sale in Historic Tacony, Philadelphia, PA

Tacony is a historic neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, about 10 miles (16 km) from downtown (“Center City”) Philadelphia. It is the oldest continuously occupied neighborhood in Philadelphia. It is bounded by Frankford Avenue on the northwest, Cottman Avenue on the northeast, Levick Street on the southwest, and the Delaware River and Interstate 95 on the southeast. Early Swedish records spelled it Taokanick, a Lenape word for “forest” or “wilderness.” Tacony’s ZIP code, along with Wissinoming and East Mayfair, is 19135. The neighborhood has … READ MORE

VICTORIAN 5 BEDROOM, CORNER LOT TWIN FOR SALE
Renovated by an Interior Designer . . .

Huge 5BR 1.5 Bath Corner Lot Victorian Twin in Historic Tacony; its character restored by Interior Designer, no expense spared! You will not be disappointed! Open front porch, fenced yard w/patio. Vestibule entry. Armstrong Vinyl Flrs in D/R, main hall (lifetime warranty). 9-10 ft ceilings plus crown molding throughout this incredible home. Dining Room is a spectacular showroom featuring custom lighted solid cherry wine bar w/platerack,soapstone counter w/lighted pass thru to kitchen. Gourmet kitchen has low voltage electric radiant heated porcelian tiled floors, Craftmaid solid maple glazed cabinets w/under cabinet lighting, soapstone counters, Farmhouse sink, 5 Burner Gas DoubleOven, commercial grade hood vent. GenAir D/W, G/D, Hallogen Recessed lights, brushed nickel fixtures, stainless appliances. Living rm w/attached “Parlor”, Millekin carpets. Enormous bay windows. 2nd fl: 3 big BRs, hall bath; 3rd fl: 2 big BRs w/views of city. Full semi fin. bsmnt, w/PowderRm, StorageRm. Plantation blinds cover newer dbl paned windows t/o. 8 Ceiling Fans + Wall A/C and newer hot water tank. This is a “must see in person” home, it shows like pages from a magazine.
For Complete Details:
Please Visit the Property’s Website (Click Here!)!!

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
Office: 215.992.1726 Cell: 215.510.2149
REMAX AFFILIATES

Just Listed: Somerton Twin Home for Sale, Philadelphia 19116

Somerton Twin home for sale in Northeast Philadelphia 19116

Contemporary Somerton Twin Home For Sale
3
Bedrooms,
2.5 Baths, Fireplace, Modern Kitchen …

  –  Spectacular Somerton Contemporary Twin! Very desirable location! This home has many exciting features: Large foyer entrance, Living Rm w/Wood Burning Fireplace, updated Kitchen featuring Corian Counters, stone backsplash, D/W, G/D, gas cooking, Sliding Glass Doors to low maintenance, fenced yard w/shed, first floor updated powder room, garage converted to a welcoming Family Rm with Vaulted Ceiling and huge bay window, tons of closet space throughout this lovely home. On the upper level, the Master Suite has its own full, updated bath w/Wainscoting, sitting area (dressing room or office), and boasts a Cathedral Ceiling. There are 2 other big bedrooms w/large closets. Full hall bath and upper level laundry room, washer and dryer are included in the sale! All windows replaced w/thermal, double paned energy efficient windows. Heater Apx. 5 years old. Other perks include a good sized attic for extra storage, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, Central Air, driveway parking and you can just move in, unpack and enjoy!    Property information

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149

 

Considering Making a Move During the Holidays?

Moving During the Holidays

If moving AND the holidays aren’t stressful enough by themselves, moving DURING the holidays can be just downright overwhelming for some people.

People do it, they get through it! Your most serious buyers and sellers are out shopping for a new home during the holidays. There are deals to be found, made and had! But moving during the holidays can be very stressful if you are not prepared, especially if you have children at home.

Consider packing a duffel bag for your child (or children). Put some of your child’s favorite items in the bag, pictures of your family, their favorite toys, and a special holiday gift from you for their new bedroom that they can’t open until you’re in your new home. That will add excitement to their move and something to take their mind off of the scary thought of sleeping in a new place.

Keep it Real! Don’t overwhelm yourself by forcing yourself to do things you typically do during the holidays. Mailing out holiday cards, baking homemade cookies, etc. can all be put on the back burner to save your sanity. Store bought cookie dough can be just as fun and less time-consuming for parents who are busy trying to pack up a house.

Prioritize and Label your boxes. All boxes labeled #1 (obviously) should be opened first; fill those boxes with your most needed items to get you through the season. Don’t go crazy forcing yourself to decorate your new home immediately, but do put up some items that remind your family of their favorite holiday things. You can always National Lampoon your new home next year and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, go crazy then to make up for it!

Invite friends and family over. No – don’t cook for them, have a pot luck party! It’s less you have to do and just think of the left overs you will have in the fridge so you don’t have to cook dinner for a few days giving yourself more time to unpack.

Walk around your new neighborhood (or drive if you moved to the sticks) – check out all of the holiday lights and seasonal activities in your new area, make yourself at home!

Don’t forget Fido and Fluffy, they are lost too. Show them special attention during the adjustment. Don’t just let them out in their new yard, go out with them, toss them a ball and have some fun. Remember, they don’t know where they are, they may have accidents because they don’t know where the door is to their new yard, make sure to walk them to the door when you see signs they have to go do their business and don’t get too mad at them if they do make a mistake. They are almost human, too!

Start a NEW tradition, something easy … maybe a family Christmas eve portrait each year or snuggling up with your family for some pizza and movie (may I suggest Polar Express?) to celebrate the Winter Solstice on December 21st.

Lastly, play music and watch movies that remind you of your favorite holiday times. Relax and enjoy your new home. God willing, you will have plenty of years to enjoy each holiday in your new space! Yes! You can do this!

Happy Holidays from Kim SchreinerKim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
2011 Philadelphia Magazine 5 Star Real Estate Professional
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149

Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are here! No matter how you celebrate or which holiday you celebrate, there are usually some kind of decorations involved that have to do with electricity. Please be safe this season, protect your family and your investment and please follow these tips featured by the Home Safety Council:

  • Look at each string of lights carefully. If any are cracked or damaged, buy new ones.
  • When you buy new lights, look at the box for a label that shows they have been tested for safety, such as ETL or UL.
  • Follow the directions on the box. It will tell you how many strings to use together. As a rule, UL recommends using no more than three standard-size sets of lights together.
  • Hang or mount light strands carefully to avoid damaging the cord’s insulation.
  • Do not plug in too many things at one time. Use a surge protector.
  • Unplug all holiday lights when you go to sleep or leave home.
  • Plug outdoor decorations into outlets protected by Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) to prevent shock.
  • Automatic lighting timers can be used to ensure that lights are not left on by mistake. These are available for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Do not put electrical cords under rugs. Try to keep them away from places people walk.
  • When replacing a holiday bulb, be sure to use the correct bulb size (wattage) that is right for the fixture.
  • Use safety caps to keep children from putting things into electrical receptacles/outlets.

Happy Holidays from Kim SchreinerKim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
2011 Philadelphia Magazine 5 Star Real Estate Professional
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149

Fundraiser: Accept the Challenge! Bike MS Ride, City to Shore 2011

MS Ride to the Shore National MS Society
 
This weekend, John Simpson, son of one of my friends and a RE/MAX associate, Jack Simpson, will be riding 75 miles in the MS City to Shore Ride to Support the National MS Society.
 
John has raised some money but still needs to raise more and he is hoping you might be able to help him reach his minimum goal of $300.00.
 
All money is tax-deductible and goes to the National MS Society which is a national leader in MS research.
 
If you can help support John, please click here … any and all donations are appreciated!
 
THANK YOU!

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149

 

Fall Happenings in and around Philadelphia PA!

Pumpkin Patch It’s a beautiful time of the year here in Pennsylvania. The air is cooler, the leaves are changing colors, the scenery can be spectacular.

Try out local  Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, PA. They have great hay rides which take you out to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your pumpkins, corn mazes where you really do get lost, and THE MOST AMAZING kettle corn on the east coast! There is nothing like a hot bag of this popcorn right out of the kettle!  There are moon bounces for the kids along with pig races and pony rides and even a ride in a Monster Herse! But … BEWARE! At night, the freaks really do come out! The evening hayride is much more creepy …. so is the haunted house…. eeeeek!

Another local favorite, Styer Orchard great for picking your own apples and stop by the store for the best apple pie in town!

For those daring souls who want a little more fright in their Halloween season, check out Terror Behind the Walls in Philadelphia, PA 19130 – Eastern State Penitentiary, a real haunted prison with the most maddening, nasty ghosts in Philadelphia!

Enjoy the Fall Season in PA! And don’t forget to watch my favorite, It’s A Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

Boo!

Its a great pumpkin charlie brown

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX AFFILIATES
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149