Philadelphia County, PA Real Estate News

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Let's talk about Delaire Landing Gated Waterfront Community. Summer is here and many of the residents are enjoying the two pools with beautiful views of the Delaware River. It never ceases to amaze when the giant ships pass by as the residents are enjoying the sunshine or swimming in the pool. Monday and Friday many enjoy water aerobics in the lap pool. The time is between 1 PM and 2 PM and believe me, they get quite a workout to the music.  The fourth of July was fantastic. Entry to the development was limited as there was an amazing firework show that everyone could enjoy at the deck and even from many areas outside of their condos and apartments. The fireworks were on the river and enjoyed by many. Jewelry classes are held every Saturday at the Clubhouse. This year there was also our...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Happy Father's Day  Dad. Roses I place here I know you will love. I miss you so but in my heart, I know you are always watching over me. Let's talk about Please don't tell, but my friends and I went to 2nd Ave in Fairless Hills. You know when I sing the song" They call her secondhand Rose cause she's wearing second-hand clothes". There are some days and some stores I do not look at the clothes, but this store was very clean and  Hannah Rose started looking. We had just come back from Sunday Brunch and we were laid back. You really have to have patience. Low and behold suddenly three tops by my favorite designer all in a row. Two still had tags on them and all were in my size.  Believe me when I tell you they are my favorite shirts and cost $59 95 retail - these were $6.99 I felt like a ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Happy Flag Day How lucky to look out my door each day and see the American Flag waving proudly in the breeze and recently the Ukrainian Flag has been added to show our support. Long shall they wave and let freedom ring Delaire  Landing has a long historic history. At one time George Washington would come down the Delaware river to get bread for his troops that were in Valley Forge during the Revolutionary war. It was not Delaire landing at that time but an estate where there was a bakery that baked bread and also included the property next to Delaire called Bakers Bay.If you take a fifteen-minute car ride you may tour The famous Betsy Ross House. This is the official house where the American flag was made. I still remember visiting there as a young school girl. Pledging Allegiance to th...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Let's talk about finding some bargains in the rising economy. Forget about finding a good price on gas as the prices are going up daily. There are is still no relief in sight for the price of gas.  Yesterday regular was $5.05 and today it is $5.11  premium was $5.65 the next day it was $5.85 -  Let's talk about brighter things the extra 25 cents you are paying at the Dollar Tree are bringing better merchandise to the stores: This week I found great deals 3 mesh zippered laundry bags for delicates I put my bathing suits in three for $1.25 A real Deal, Laundry baskets,  there was also all the utensils you would need to BBQ and they were good quality too!  Great condiments to put on everything you BBQ including dijon mustard, yellow and brown deli-style mustard $1.25 - let's not forget BBQ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Delaire Landing is a Gated Waterfront Community located in the Torresdale section of NE Philadelphia. There are eight different condo sections plus an apartment community inside. Shared by all of the residents is a clubhouse with a small gym and a free library a meeting room and many activities. There are two pools overlooking the Delaware River. One is heated the other is a lap pool there are chairs and tables with umbrellas beautiful potted plants add to the tropical decor in the warm weather. With the rising costs of gas, the warm summer season makes living here even more desirable. There is also a playground area for children and a BBQ to grill but this must be reserved.  When looking at the sky you never know what birds you may see as there are many bird reserves in the area. Walk ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
I must admit this week I really did not get much shopping done. I went to dinner with a friend and I had some fried calamari & fried shrimp it was delicious when I ate it, but I woke up in the middle of the night sick as a dog. I heard of people getting food poisoning before but It had never happened to me. It took me quite a few days to feel myself again. Fried food not going to be on my menu again.  I was glad that I had purchased soup at Dollar Tree it was Campbells Kitchen Classics - I hope they have more it was perfect and delicious $1.25 also Arizona green ice tea was $1.25, and they also have a variety of canned goods and salad dressings if you get lucky you may even find Annie's. It may sound terrible, but really check out the frozen food section as I have said many times the ga...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 I am so excited my bathing suits fit me. Maybe there is a little round bulge around the belly but with some swimming, I should be able to get rid of some of that. It just goes to show when you buy good quality bathing suits they last. Thank goodness for miracle suits they do work miracles. Memorial Weekend Sale for Miracle Swimwear looking for quality bathing suits that will last you for years, ladies, I highly recommend these suits don't wait too long as some sizes will be gone. It is already late for swimwear.Also, a would like to add Chickie & Petes a local Restaurant they are paying everyone's tolls to the shore for one hour on Friday what a nice thing to do for people. At one time he lived in the Torresdale section in a beautiful old mansion.Steals and Deals at the dollar tree  I ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
My great Active Rain Friends are hosting a Fun May challenge and here are the questions how could I not participate I adore  both Carol Williams  and Kathy Streib so here goes  1)What was my first job _ part-time was working as a cashier after school at ChezMar Sandwich Shop across from John Wanamaker in Center City took a bus and the subway to get there - something I would not do now. Later I worked as an Art designer embroidery company across from the Inquire building -Learned there were lots of perverts on the subway  2) How long have I been in Real Estate? I have been in real estate since 1984  3)My biggest fear?is that Cleo will get picked up by a bird of prey when she follows me outside 4) What would I do if I knew I would not fail?Well, when my mind is made up I do not intend to ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Let's Talk about Rivers Bend a condominium community in the Torresdale section of NE Philadelphia. This is a pet-friendly condo community. These are what some people would call twin quads with a contemporary flair. The majority are two-story condos but you can find one story units  Each unit  2BR  2Baths B unit which are 2nd floors having lofts overlooking the LR & dining area - there may be extras like FP or added Bath or huge closets Then there are A units which are First-floor units they also have 2BR, 2 Bath, and 1/2 Bath+ laundry on the lower level which also has access to the yard.Both A & B units have a driveway and a garage - B unit has its laundry next to the garage on the lower level unless they moved it upstairs   Now let's take a look at what is happening in the Real Estate ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
In Philadelphia, it was difficult to find deals this week, but thanks to friends I managed to find some. My friend Jessie told me about Zips the cleaners in the area that will wash comforters for $25 and put them in plastic and her's came out so fluffy and new so off I went. I spoke with the owner as another friend insisted they were going to dry clean it. He assured me they washed it and smiled, telling me to come back next Thursday. He also told me most of the labels say do not dry clean. I am thrilled to have found this service. It is that time of year to change your comforter Steal of a Deal  Total Liquidators was a store we came upon when looking for outdoor chairs we had breakfast at the Golden Eagle diner in Bristol after that we stopped by they had some great deals on air fryers...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Let's talk about Philadelphia Steals & Deals this week. I did find much and I did find some disappointments. By that I mean advertisements that were not fulfilled. When I reached the stores the promised ads were not in. The answer I received was the order never arrived. It was not just for one item but for several. I said that gas was expensive and drove there for these advertised specials. They understood  apologized no rain checks. I was annoyed and left . It was not the day the ad started either. Went to my local store, picked up the chicken they advertised for almost the same price. What I did not like is they had chicken they were advertising  .79 more a pound  don't think I will be going back there for a long while. Gas prices are through the roof   for premium  $ 5.26 which is wh...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Happy Mother's day to all, especially to those who are lucky enough to still have a Mother  to celebrate with. To those who do not Mom's are always in our hearts aren't they ? Please remember we only really get one Mother , so let's treat them special or we can always adopt one on Sunday . This week Philadelphia Steals & Deals are devoted and dedicated  to Mom's Real Estate can wait until next week.Those special ladies that call us at the wrong time. Nudge us about things we do not want to talk about. Tell us how beautiful and handsome we are. You know the ladies that are starting to grow old and get on out significant others nerves and sometimes our own. I will tell you about my good friend that I have not talked to in several months. You understand friends, we love, but we all do not ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Let's talk about Delaire Landing a gated waterfront community. What a wonderful place to live. Properties here are not staying on the market long. People question, "What is the Value? Once one of the best kept secrets in the city of Philadelphia is now well known. There are different styles of condos to meet different needs and tastes. There are also apartments within this community for those not sure if they are ready  or want the responsibility to to own. These apartments have a waiting list, some units waiting up to five years. Don't get me wrong not all units .The grounds are beautiful and well kept. Flowers are changed with each season. The trees are kept manicured and trimmed. It is also home to wildlife. You will forget you are in the City of Philadelphia. My neighbor called me o...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Rumor has it that Elon Musk wants to buy Coca Cola and use the original recipe. Yes did you know that cocaine was in the original Coca Cola. Well never fear because even Elon Musk can not afford to buy Coke. Now would that be considered dealing? Come on everyone needs to laugh these days don't they?Let's change things around a little this week and talk Real Estate first . In some townships after a house goes under contract  you have to get certifications for the Use and Occupancy Permits. Now of course this costs the seller money. Electrical people come out to make sure the house is up to code. They test all the outlets and the electrical panel box.  This is  kind of overkill as when the buyer had the home inspected .This was already  done by the buyer's home inspector. Next the seller...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
What does Active rain mean to me that is the Question!  How can I answer that as it is part of my daily life?. There were days that I felt as if Active Rain was the Real Estate Company I worked for because I learned more when I log into this platform than going to a Real Estate Office. The agents and people here taught me so much. How to Blog and get to the people I wanted to reach on the internet. The long tail and short tail and just how to use them in a post. I went to Rain Camps and met fascinating people that knew me and I knew from blogging. We learned even more technology and even more importantly made friends with the same interests. I met Ed Silva, Bob Stewart , Ben Kinney and Patricia Kennedy with her side kick Cindy Jones plus Brad Andersohn what a knowledgeable group  Years ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
I am sure everyone heard of Philadelphia's mask mandate. The stores all had signs that said mask must be worn. To be honest half the people did not wear them. The other half  kind of wore them others proudly wore their masks. Let me tell you it was so confusing, especially where I live on the boarder of Philly and Bucks County . You can go to one store and be in Philadelphia and go a few miles and be in Bensalem  no masks are required with a sigh of relief.Thankfully the mask mandate is lifted. It was all so confusing. My one friend said they should call the police if they do not have a mask on. Right the police will come and arrest them for not wearing a mask. Like they have nothing better to do forget about it is over. I do not argue with her. The Mask mandate is lifted.Let's talk abo...
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By Dave Benneton, Fast Cash Offers
(Digital Bullet)
4  Reasons to Sell My House Fast PhiladelphiaWith the real estate market on the rise, more and more homeowners are finding themselves in a position to sell their house fast. If you're looking for a quick and easy way to sell my house fast Philadelphia, you may want to consider working with a cash buyer company. By selling your house this way, you can avoid all of the hassles that come with listing it with a real estate agent. So, what are some of the benefits of selling your house with this route? 1. No need to clean or repair your home before sellingWhen you decide to sell your home, there are a lot of things to think about. How much is it worth? How much do I need to sell it for? What are the necessary repairs? And, of course, how am I going to stage it so that potential buyers can se...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Let's look for some Steals and Deals this week. I love talking to my lady friends and retired male friends as most of them know where to shop for the best deals. That is where I found the Grocery Outlet just by speaking with friends .Well to change the subject just a little last week if you remember I talked about how happy I was with the HP laser all in one printer I purchased from Amazon well it stopped working in three days. My friend stopped over who helped me set it up . We called HP support nothing worked. Amazon is sending a printer replacement I   returned  this one to the UPS Store. Hoping the new one is going to work Across from the UPS Store  was the Grocery Outlet so it was easy to check their sales canned soups were on sale $1.49-$1.69 it made me think of Myrl Jeffcoat tell...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Let's talk about Delaire Landing Condo community . Delaire had their first Easter Egg Hunt for the children and it was a huge success. Things are  starting to get back to normal. The gate is fixed and once again we are a gated community. Hard to believe it is April and the cold Winter is behind us. Beautiful flowers are starting to bloom Spring is in the air. Four Seasons Land Scaping is sprucing everything up and with new mulch. We are so lucky to have them here at Delaire Landing. The trees have all been cut back , many have been removed that were sick and diseased.  Trees that were along the river have been removed and now there is a much better view of the water. It is so beautiful taking a walk along the river path. You forget you are in the City of Philadelphia. My cousin who live...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Hello beer drinkers I have heard somewhere in the near future, expect a rise of at least $1 or more in a glass of beer on tap and your brew. Ukraine grew most of our grain. Who knew Russia was one of the one of the largest maker of aluminum? So I would assume it will trickle down to other products that are filled with aluminum cans Ladies be the first to try Dunkin Donuts Makeup line  by E.L.F Cosmetics This glamorous limited edition will be available March 31 and will be donut and coffee scented inspired and shaded get limited edition at elfcosmetics.com  for $75 and receive a $5 coupon and a reusable cup and straw inspired brush while supplies last  -- Ulta stores will have APRIL 5 and will be selling each piece separatelyMy printer went again so I decided to get a laser printer, but ...
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