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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Loud bangs and booms stress out cats and kittens . It frightens them and makes them act irrational .This music and video from YouTube does work . I put it on for my cat Cleo she actually watches the TV for a short time . Then she will curl up in a favorite place and sleep .   Fireworks are very stressful and frightening to cats . Try these videos your cat will react to the video . Whether it is 4th of July or any day . There are a variety of videos Your cat can enjoy videos and they will help your cats enjoy the holiday too! Happy 4th of July  
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
July 3, 2018All Events POPS on Independence for Wawa Welcome America 2018 Todd Ellison, Conductor Independence Hall Get Directions 03 July 2018 Tue, Jul 3, 2018 7PM FREE ADMISSION    Featuring Todd Ellison, conductorHeather Headley, vocalistJustin Hopkins, vocalistThe Voices of the POPS  The Philly POPS and The Voices of the POPS are proud to perform in this free, patriotic celebration of America's birthday as part of Wawa Welcome America!, the nations largest, free 4th of July festival.    A Philly POPS Salute Series performance honoring our nation's traditions, values, and commitment to service. Your sponsorship or donation will help to offset the cost of hosting the veterans, military, and first responders at Salute Series events throughout the year. So bring a chair or a blanket  he...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Let's take a look at what Delaire Landing Condo's are worth as of June 24th , 2018.  It is summer and these condos will go quickly if they are priced right . Trend Bright says that there are three active listings and one under contract .So let us go into detail about what is happening in this beautiful condo community Active one : 1BR 1Bath unit  806 sq' 2nd floor  $112,000Active two : 2BR 2 Bath units  3rd floor units  - sq'  1022-  1531   priced $174,900 -$209,900   Currently there are five units under contracts pending for settlements  We do not discuss these sales as they are not public records . If you read my blog you know this information . You are also welcome to call me . I am always happy to discuss these waterfront condos .Please come back and read my blog next month to see ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Philadephia Take Action Before Vote To Raise Taxes in June  What is happening in Philadelphia Pa . Real Estate agents are taking action . People Real Estate taxes are in jeopardy of being raised again . This will be a burden on residents Another unfair tax hike the fifth tax hike in the last ten years . The city is also talking about raising transfer tax on each Real Estate transaction . I know people in my ommunity are upset . Take action now !  This is a double taxation  for the Real Estate owners in Philadelphia Pa. . GPAR which is the Philadelphia Assosiation of Real Estate is taking  a stand on this tax hike .  They claim the City should be collecting unpaid property taxes .. They have researched this . Posted below is an article please take the time to read . . Realtors® associat...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  My best farming technique is writing market reports on Active Rain  I first tell what is active in the community and the price range and how many bedrooms,baths  and the square footage I then discuss the sold properties .What the units sold for per square foot . How many bedrooms and baths , days on the markets . Sometimes I include how the property sold  whether it sold cash or with a mortgage . What kind of mortgage if it was a Conventional mortgage VA or FHA. This is not always posted  Included in this is a description of the area what it is near .Why people enjoy living there . What my professional opinion is of the market conditions . What highways and schools are nearby. If it is a family oriented community . I may also mention some nearby places to eat or shop in the community....
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Let's take a look at Bakers Bay Gated Waterfront Condo Community .What has sold and what is for sale in the last thirty days . We can also discuss what this community has to offer  This month there are four active condos for sale . There is one active with contract and one with right of first refusal. I am not going into detail on these listings   Active two : 2 BR  2Bath  2nd floor garden units   1381 sq '  w/balcony  priced  $154,500 -192,000Active : 1BR 1.5 bath garden unit first floor  1141sq' being sold as-is  $129,900Active : 1BR 1.5 Bath  mid-rise unit 1441 sq'  first floor      priced $172,500  There are several pending units that are not up for discussion. I will say I received several calls about one of the sales questioning if the sale complied with condo rules and regulati...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Time to take a look at what is going on in Rivers Bend Condo Community  There is one active listing when we check the Trend Bright MLS as of June 9   2018 . There are not many pet friendly condo communities in NE Philadelphia so if you are looking to make a move these units sell quickly .   Active for sale : 2BR 2Bath  first floor A unit  1056 sq' includes a finished lower level with laundry and garage  priced $185,000   Currently there is one pending unit. Information should be available by my next post . We do not discuss under contract units which are pending as they are not of public record . If you read my blog you know this information .. If you would like to discuss this further please feel free to contact me . I do love to discuss these Torresdale  condo communities and will b...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Cleo was so glad to be looking out the sliders and seeing action outside  today insead of rain .  I was searching for my pool pass . I finally found it . I will have to get my card updated  . I also changed my handbag . Next weekend is Memorial Day weekend and the pools will be opening .  Now Cleo is relaxing on the couch watching amazed -Speechless Sunday : Blue Eyes Watching Amazed
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
It was dreary all week with rain showers and storms  . These lovely budding roses bring a bit of sunshine,  fragrance and joy to those that appreciate flowers .  The winds have been gusting and it has been raining on and off all week . The beautiful roses are a reminder sunshine and warm weather will be here to stay . Rain makes everything beautiful 
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Delaire Landing  finally has beautiful roses in bloom . After a long cold winter I was able to cut a few lovey roses to put in this vase . It is so nice to sit and work on my computer look up and see these lovely flowers. They almost leave me speechless on this rainy Wednesday afternoon .
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Well it is that time again so let's take a look at what is happening in Delaire Landing a gated waterfront condo community . The Spring market is just starting to bloom and the market is also .There has been quite a bit of activity in Delaire Landing .Currently there are three active listing for sale and one with an offer Active two : 1BR 1 bath units  2nd and third floor units 806 sq' priced $114,900Active one : 2BR 2bath  unit  1st floor  1027 sq'  priced $150,000  Currently there are two units under contract pending for settlements . We do not discuss these sales as they are not public records . If you read my blog you know this information . Please come back next month to see what these units sold for . You are also welcome to call me . I am always happy to discuss these waterfron...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 It is time to see what the market is doing in Bakers Bay Gated Waterfront Community .Let's see how many condos are up for sale and how many have sold .in the last thirty days . According to the Trend Bright records as of May 7, 2018 there are three active condos on the market . There are also two active condos withe contracts accepting other back up offers .  Active : 2 BR  2Bath  2nd floor garden unit   1381 sq '  w/balcony  priced  $154,500Active : 2 BR 2 bath mid rise unit 1868 sq'   balcony priced $190,000 Active : 2 BR  2 bath garden unit  1381 sq' 2nd floor  w/balcony  newly remodeled  $192,000 There are many pending units .If you read my blogs you know the rules . We do not discuss pending /under contract sales .These units are not public record and are not up for discussion . C...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 "The Post " Available to Rent Tom Hanks Streep Spielberg  Everyone knows how I love going to the movies . To be honest I have not seen any movie that I really wanted to see in the theater so I have been catching up on what I have not seen this winter in the theater . I am a fan of Steven Spielberg . His movies are rarely bad so I rented the"The Post " "The Post" with two great actors Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep  I knew it would not be bad . I read reviews most were a five star and others were a one or two  star . I was in dire need for a good movie to watch  . I will tell you that "The Post"  was a good movie . In my opinion it was 4 stars  . It tells the tale of the Vietnam War Secrets and how they were kept from the American people . Two newspapers broke the story New York Times and t...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Okay so you take these buyers out you are so excited because you have found the condo unit they have been looking for the perfect unit . You were lucky and got a heads up from the listing agent he an agreement  but was waiting for us to see it  .When I called the buyers to look I told them if they liked it we needed to make an offer and they said they understood and would be ready .   We walked into condo and it was a  nicer then I expected for the listed price  Freshly painted in a neutral color and plush carpets it had everything they were looking for and more . We walked into the kitchen and it was beautiful and updated but the wife immediately turned her nose up . Small kitchen yuk horrible hate it .   We are in a condo it was a great size for a condo and remodeled and very very n...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Spring is in the air with Summer temperatures . Style for Style when at Philadelphia Mills I walked passed the Steve Madden store and was pulled in by these rhinestone slides . They were on sale and perfect for the warm weather . They has so many adorable shoes at fantastic prices . This picture does not do these slides justice as when the light hits them they sparkle with every step. They come in black and natural footbed .  
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Let's take a look at the River Bend  Pet Friendly Condo Community in the Torresdale section of NE Philadelphia Pa 19114 . Reported by Trend Bright as of April 6, 2018 . There has been some activity in the last ninety days . Rivers Bend is not a Gated  Condo Community but it is Pet friendly which makes it very desirable . Listing do not stay on the market very long especially if they are priced right . Presently there are not any available active listing in River Bend condo Community There is one pending unit and one unit under contract no showings . If you read my blog you know the rules .We do not discuss pending units . Simply put they are not public knowledge . Please come back next month and read my blog . You can also call me I always love to discuss River Bend Condos and talk to...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Let's take  a  look at Delaire Landing Gated Waterfront Condo Market today April 2 , 2018 . What has happened in the marketplace in the last thirty days . There was a wonderful selection last month for buyers . They did take advantage of my advice as there were three sales we will discuss later  .  This month we  are starting  out with  three choice  in the Delaire Landing Condo community : Active are two : 2BR 2Bath units with sq footage ranging from  1036 sq'-  1531 sq'  $129,900 - $208,900  Active is one : 2BR  1 Bath units with sq footage  of 992   priced  $149,900   remodeled kitchen + bath     There are three pending sales if you read my blog you know we do not discuss sales in escrow . These sales under contract are not public knowledge until final settlement . That is when the...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Passover Rhapsody -  Happy Passover  Happy Passover Rhapsody to All My Friends Family Clients who are celebrating this Friday night . I hope you enjoy this "video " by Aish.com  This video is a Passover Rock Opera . You do not have to be Jewish to enjoy this video . This year is special in the fact that the first night of Passover falls on the Holy day of Good Friday . May a blessing be on all  who watch
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Sold 3746 Morrell ave Phila Pa  19114  $ 220,000  This property is  a duplex each unit  has 2 BR and 1.5 Baths and laundry .It also had newer heater and AC units in each units . The lower unit had access to a large yard backing up to a open space .     No sooner was I finished submitting it to the multiple listing service then appointments came rushing in Fortunately it was vacant so it was easy to show  My advice if someone is serious about selling an investment property and can have it vacant it is a easy way to sell it . The location great close to shopping & transportation    By the next evening I had five offers all over full price . Right before I went to present the offers an agent called and said he was sending me an offer and asked me to please wait and assured me it would be ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Well look at this the first days of Spring and the whole city of Philadelphia  is closed . Not only in Philadelphia but in most of the state of Eastern  Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey we are experiencing another Nor' Eastern Snow Storm .  They are telling everyone to stay off the roads . They are dangerous . Pen-dot is out clear them and salting .Visibility is poor . My pictures are from 1PM this afternoon . The snow is predicted to continue until the AM hours . It looks like someone is shaking  feather pillows  outside my window . Snow is falling now about an inch an hour right now    I had a Real Estate  settlement today . Thankfully with modern technology since the seller had already signed the deed package we did our side electronically . They are predicting well over a foot...
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