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

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Still Waiting on the Fence?

“I am going to wait until the market bottoms out to buy.”

Is there ever a perfect time to buy? Yes, when you need or want to move. I hear it quite often … “I am going to hold off until the market bottoms out.” But what you don’t realize is that when the market “bottoms out” it usually means its already starting to turn around and with that can come stiff competition when making an offer to buy the home of your dreams. Everyone tends to scramble to get the best deal at that point, leaving you contending with multiple offers on the home you want — and before you know it, poof … it’s a seller’s market again! Opportunity is lost.

“I am going to wait to see if the rates go any lower.”

Rates are currently hovering around 5% and under if you have a decent credit score! These rates are historically low! I’m sure you’ve heard the saying … “You snooze you lose.”  Rates are starting to go back up so any future price decreases in homes for sale may just be a wash … think about it … if the interest rates climb, you are spending thousands more over a long term mortgage … who out there likes giving the bank extra money? Not me!

Home prices do not necessarily coincide with interest rates. For example, even if the home drops in price and the interest rate goes up, you lost money in the long-term. Rates are low NOW and Spring is the busiest marketing time of the year … Why? Most people like to do their moving when their children are out of school and before the school year begins plus they have the additional cushion of their income tax refunds. If I my real estate crystal ball is correct, I predict a busy spring this year … so maybe it’s time to think about jumping off the fence?

Thinking about buying? Check out my BUYER’S TOOLKIT!

 “Sellers are desperate.”

I am really not seeing this in certain markets and locations. While some markets have been hit hard, Real Estate is still all about “location, location.”  Real Estate is VERY local; markets vary across the country and from town to town. Here in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs I am finding that most sellers are really NOT desperate at all. Unless there is some unforeseen disaster or the property is a distress sale, sellers are not as desperate as the media would have you believe. So as the old school 80’s song goes … “DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!” (Public Enemy)

In fact, Philadelphia and it’s surrounding suburbs have not been hit as hard as the rest of the country. Overall, we have only seen a slight decrease in home prices as compared to other states and now that Spring is around the corner and interest rates are still low (but on the rise), I am seeing a huge increase in activity, even multiple offers on properties again!

Sellers still need to do their best to make their home marketable and to keep it in tip-top shape to compete with the other properties for sale in their area. Pricing the property well is key and always take into consideration the way the home shows compared to other properties on the market if you cannot afford to fix up the home to show. 

For some tips please check out my SELLER’S TOOLKIT! Thinking of selling? Now may be the time to go for it! 

Ready to Make a Move? Contact Me Today!

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

JUST LISTED: Washington SqW 1BR Condo Only 200K – WOW!

 

 

1BR Granite Kitchen and Bath!

• 911 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bdrm Condominium –  MLS® $200,000 – Just Listed!

 –  Short Sale – Located in the completely refurbished historic Victory Building in the heart of Center City across from Jefferson Hospital, this stunning condo boasts 900+sqft of living space, 12+ft. soaring ceilings, newer carpeting and neutral custom paint. Granite countertops in both kitchen & bathroom. Master bedoom suite has walk in closet & full bath. Featuring 24 hr. security, a gorgeous main lobby entrance, elevator, unique French 2nd Empire style architecture, amazing staircases, skylights and hallways, bellman, fitness center..the list goes on. Highly sought after location convenient to 3 major hospitals, colleges, theaters, fine dining, shopping and entertainment, major transportation and all of the main arteries in/out of the city! All of this plus the remainder of a 10 yr. Tax Abatement which started 1/1/06. Short Sale. Inspections welcome, being sold as is. Conventional or Cash Only. NO FHA/VA loans.   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

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

Modena Park (Torresdale) FOR SALE Phila PA 19154: OPEN HOUSE 5/16 12-2!

12030 Templeton Drive
Philadelphia PA 19154

Open House 5/16 from 12-2

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Welcome to 12030 Templeton Drive!

Open House 5/16 from 12-2!

Full Finished Walk Out Basement

• 1,440 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story “Plus Full, Finished Basement” – MLS® $199,900 – 20 ft. Wide Modena Park (Torresdale) Phila PA 19154 … OPEN HOUSE 5/16/10 FROM 12 TO 2 !

Modena Park, Philadelphia  –  Lots of space in this 20 ft wide Modena Park townhouse! Foyer entry (w/exterior PVC railings) into spacious living room w/lg bow window. Formal Dining room with partially exposed hardwood flooring (hardwood flooring throughout home under carpeting). Huge kitchen with tons of cabinetry, Dishwasher, G/D, built in microwave, gas cooking, breakfast bar and pantry. Main floor powder room. Upstairs there are 3 big bedrooms, master bedroom features walk in lighted closet. Main bath is ceramic tiled with newer skylight. Huge Linen closet in hallway. Basement has been finished and is being used as a family room with additional storage added, seperate laundry room and converted garage into a playroom. Walk out thru basement to low maintenance rear yard with covered patio, and even more storage space! Newer roof with warranty, All windows have been replaced. Heater apx 1.5 years old, Hot Water apx 3 yrs. old, Central Air apx 10 yrs old. One Year Home Warranty Included!!

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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

Studio For Sale BARGAIN BUY in 19107

Arts Condominium
Down the Street from City Hall!

• 321 sq. ft., 1 bath Studio “Hi-Rise Condo” – MLS® $117,000 – Super Location!

Washington Square West, Philadelphia  –  Bargain Buy at Broad and Locust Sts. Nicely decorated studio condo on 7th floor. Freshly painted rooms. Condo fee includes all utilities, professionally designed fitness center and 24 hr. lobby attendant. Hi rise Art Deco elevator building. Handicap accessible. Laundry and Salon onsite. Walk to City Hall, Kimmel Center, Ave of Arts, Major Colleges and Hospitals, Fine dining and entertainment. Transportation is at your door step. Grand lobby features marble flooring, mahogany walls, soaring ceilings, guest area and free high speed internet. Pet friendly.

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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

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