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Fox Chase Twin Estate Sale Now Only 148,500
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Washington Square West Condo Now Only 88,500
Mayfair Row Short Sale Now Only 89,900
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Philly Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, Presented by Independence Blue Cross

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes Philadelphia

Date:             October 6, 2012
Time:            8am registration, 9:30am warm-up
Location:     Philadelphia Museum of Art

My friend’s nephew was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in September of 2011. He will be “stepping out” to help raise money for ADA to try to find a cure. Many of you, including myself, has a friend or family member with this disease. Please, even the smallest amount helps!

To go to Ethan Clark’s page and make a donation, please click here.

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

 

Open House Sunday 5/15 1230-330 Meadowbrook, Philadelphia PA 19154

COME ON OUT 5/15 FROM 1230-330!
Enjoy some yummy cookies and tour this lovely home!

3333 Comly Rd. # 34
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Directions? Click Here for Google Map!

Meadowbrook, Philadelphia, PA 19154
1.5 baths, 2 BRs, 2 story Contemporary Townhome
REDUCED! NOW ONLY MLS® $135,000 – Rarely Offered End of Row

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Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor

RE/MAX Affiliates, NE
The #1 RE/MAX Office in the City of Philadelphia
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149

Private Community: Meadowbrook, Philadelphia PA 19154 Park/Creek View ONLY $137,000

1.5 baths, 2 BRs, 2 story Contemporary Townhome
 MLS® $137,000 – Rarely Offered End of Row

Meadowbrook, Philadelphia, PA 19154  –  Rarely offered end of row 2 story townhome in park-like setting with fabulous creekside views. Relax and unwind on your secluded patio; enjoy the outdoors .. feels like country living.

Glass block, ceramic tiled entry into modern yet cozy living room featuring a gas fireplace and sliding glass doors. Eat In Kitchen has new gas oven/stove, a built-in microwave, dishwasher, dining area and a main floor powder room.

Large Master Bedroom boasts an enormous, lighted walk in closet, lots of storage! 2nd Bedroom is also plenty big with large closet and built-in desk and shelving. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and recessed lighting can be found throughout this lovely home. Main bathroom featuresdouble sinks and is ceramic tiled. There is a second floor laundry and the washer and dryer are included in the sale.

Gas heat, central air and new hot water tank complete this home. Make it yours today! FHA/VA Approved. One Time Capital Contributon of 500.00 paid by buyer at closing.  

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Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor

RE/MAX Affiliates, NE
The #1 RE/MAX Office in the City of Philadelphia
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149

Legg Calve Perthes Disease: Benefit for Jim Burke

Jim BurkeOn May 14, 2011 the family and friends of Jim Burke, from West Mayfair, will be hosting a fundraiser in hopes to raise money to help ease some of the financial burdens and costs during Jim’s battle of a rare degenerative bone disease called Legg Calve Perthes Disease. He is a 16 year old sophomore who attends Father Judge High School.

Jim was diagnosed with this rare disease when he was five, and since then he was underwent some extensive operations, but finally in 2005 he was given the clear and reassured he could be as active as he wanted and that he would not encounter any problems till much later in life. With that being said he joined the track team for Resurrection of Our Lord in 8th grade. He placed 1st in the city for the Philadelphia and 8th in the state for the Penn Relays along with other high placements in other relays. Jim is a Varsity wrestler for Judge; he works at it year round. He loved attending wrestling camps to improve himself, because he wanted to be the best. Jim received “Best Novice Wrestler” his freshman year and despite everything he has been through Jim has grown into an amazing young man who works hard at everything and gives his all to anything he puts his mind to. He is an Honor Student and has ranked 88 in a class of 278.

Presently the doctor told him that he can no longer wrestle or do his daily routine. Jim needs to undergo a major operation to restructure and rebuild his hip. He is no longer allowed to bear weight and must use crutches or a wheelchair to get around, and attends physical therapy three times a week. After his surgery it will take Jim three months before he can walk again and nine months before he will be rehabilitated. His mother Stephanie recently lost her job due to the economy and this is going to make the emotional struggle over the next year also a financial struggle. Many handicap modifications need to be made to the home.

If you could help in any way it would be greatly appreciated. We are asking for any help you can offer by donating gift certificates for items, actual items for baskets or to raffle independently or by making a monetary donation to help the Family. In appreciation, a complete list of donors will be printed in our program to encourage our patrons to support your business. If you would like to mail a gift to our attention it would be very much appreciated.

You can mail donated items to David Burke, c/o The James Burke Benefit Fund, 3224 Wellington Street, Philadelphia, PA 19149. Tax id is 27-5160783

If you wish to make a monetary donation, you can mail donations to:
James Burke Benefit Fund, c/o Wachovia Bank, Attention: Robert Carr
6420 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19135

To purchase tickets to the benefit please email the jimburkebenefit@hotmail.com The Benefit will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2011 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. This event will take place at Daly’s Irish Pub at 4201-4211 Comly Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19135. Tickets will be $30.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door.

Thanking you in advance for your generosity.
The Benefit for Jim Burke Committee
Remember “It’s Hip to Help”
View more details on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=203946882953186  

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates, NE
The #1 RE/MAX Office in the City of Philadelphia
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149

Terrible Texting

The next time you think of it when you are in a public place, look around you. Notice how many people have their heads down, texting someone or playing with their phone.

Yesterday when I picked my son up at school I made the hilarious observation of many parents with their heads down texting or messing around with their phones while waiting for their kids to come out. Almost every parent was typing something. I seriously should have taken a picture with my own phone.

Are our lives THAT busy? Do we all think we are THAT important? Do we really think anyone cares that we just finished doing the laundry? (Yep, I’ve posted that.)  Have a headache today? (Guilty.) Burped? (Not sure if I am guilty of this one. But my sister in law, love you, had stinky feet yesterday.) Ever take a picture of what you were eating and post it … ummmm … who cares? (Yes. Guilty of this, too.) Why do I think you even care to read my blog? Yes, I am that important!  ::Giggle::

It’s even more comical when you go to a restaurant and see 2 people sitting across from each other, texting. No conversation. I am guilty of this myself. My husband and son will play the DS and I will work from my phone until my dinner comes out. In a sense, it’s peaceful, quiet time. My son is busy and bonding with Dad and I get to eat, have a beer AND get caught up on some work.

Geesh… we are a sad generation, I must say. While the technology today is wonderful — everyone expects things to be responded to immediately….  In my best panicky voice … “What? Your phone isn’t hooked up to your Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/MySpace accounts? I emailed you a minute ago .. and you didn’t respond, did you get my email?” Sound familiar?

Maybe my parents have it right? They don’t have call waiting, they don’t have a computer and they just recently purchased a cell phone (for emergency use only) that does not accept text messages or take pictures, video or movies.

OMG! Personally …. I’d die.  So I am not knocking anyone, I am very guilty of all of this abuse myself. My career demands it; and many times, if I don’t respond quickly I lose the client, it’s the nature of the beast today.  Have you noticed social interaction today? Many people can’t look at you and have a decent conversation at the same time. It’s funny and sad at the same time.

Well .. I have to go now, my phone is blinking I have a message …..

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates, NE
The #1 RE/MAX Office in the City of Philadelphia
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Pumpkin PatchNo, I am not writing about Christmas. So Bah-Humbug! Fall! I am writing about the many things I love to do in the fall! 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.

Almost every year around the end of October it has been a tradition in my family to take a drive up the Poconos. We spend the weekend going on hay rides and visiting the local Pumpkin Patches. One place I absolutely love is the Country Junction where every year they have an amazing Pumpkin Festival.

During the day, it is more for kids. They have amusements, crafts, hot apple cider, a petting zoo, pony rides, corn mazes, non-scary hay rides and so much more.  Sadly, The Country Junction stores burned down a few years ago but they have since been rebuilt, completion was done this year! We are happy to have our stores back! Lots of neat gifts and a great time to start your Christmas shopping … er …uh … bah-humbug!

Halloween timeAt night, the hay ride becomes much scarier! You are left off in the middle of a corn field only to have to walk through dark woods where the trees come alive. If you make it out alive, you then must walk through a dark cave, yes, a real underground cave only to end up in a 3D haunted house. Creepy crawlers lurk all around you! It’s a blast!

Another “just as fun” place to visit is Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, PA. They also 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! And on our way home, we can’t forget a stop at Styer Orchard 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!

Yep .. Christmas can wait … I am not ready for that yet! I’m too busy enjoying the Fall Season in PA!

Boo!

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates, NE
The #1 RE/MAX Office in the City of Philadelphia
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Fall Maintenance Tips

Check the Heat! Have an HVAC contractor come out to inspect your heating system. Have your system cleaned so that it remains efficient. Don’t forget to change filters if you have them as suggested, once per month.

Invest in a programmable thermostat. You could save well over $100.00 annually just by keeping your temperature (in the winter) no higher than 70 degrees while awake and changing it to 62 degrees while you sleep.

Think about checking your roof before the cold weather comes and don’t forget to clean the fall leaves and debris from gutters and drains.

Caulk your doors and windows. Check window glazing putty (this seals the glass into the window frame).  Add weather stripping as needed around doors, garages, etc.

Divert water away from your home.  Add extensions to downspouts so water runs at least 3 to 4 feet away from the foundation. Drain and then turn off exterior faucets and/or turn off the shut-off valve inside your home.

Using a lawn irrigation system? Consider having it professionally drained to help avoid freezing and leaky pipes come spring.

Lastly, and most importantly …
Don’t forget to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates, NE
The #1 RE/MAX Office in the City of Philadelphia
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149

Morrell Park 3 BR, 2.5 Bath Gourmet Kitchen, Deck and More …

Morrell Park Phila PA 19114Morrell Park Phila PA 

• 1,586 sq. ft., 3 BR, 2.5 Bath, 2 story Townhome “Quiet Cul-de-Sac Street” – MLS® $214,900 – Gourmet Kitchen! Morrell Park, Philadelphia PA 19114 –

Morrell Park Phila PA 19114

This One Is NOT Going to Last!

New windows t/o, roof recoated in 3/10. Ground Level: Large one car garage with ample storage and newly installed energy efficient door. Finished walkout basement includes berber carpet, recess lighting on dimmer, completely insulated, built in surround sound ready (Sony 40″ Bravia flat screen, Sony digital surround sound and speakers are negotiable). Basement leads to back yard with a EP Henry brick patio. 1st level: New outdoor vinyl railings, pella screen and storm door. 1st floor has pergo h/w laminate flooring, half bath features tile floor, hand stained wayne’s coating and sink. LR leads into open dining room/kitchen w/custom island. All newer stainless steel GE Profile appliances. DR/Kitchen leads through french doors to 12×20 deck. 2nd floor: 3 beds, 2 full baths. New carpet t/o 2nd floor. MBR w/walk in closet. New master bath, hall bath w/new toilet vanity, light etc. You get the message: This home is outstanding! Property information

Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates, NE
The #1 RE/MAX Office in the City of Philadelphia
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149