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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
It is that time again to review what is happening in the Bakers Bay condo community . It seems like the market has a wonderful selection right now . It is a great time to beat the spring rush . Let's take a look at the availability of listings reported by the Trend Bright MLS  Currently there are eight condos listed for sale in this gated waterfront community Philadelphia Pa 19114  Listed for sale three:   2BR 2Bath units garden flat units  1381 - 1651 sq' priced from $149,900 - $162,500 Listed for sale two :  2BR 1 bath  Garden unit townhouse  1414 -1441sq' priced from $130,000 - $186,999Listed for sale one : 1BR  1.5 Bath unit in the Mid-Rise  1441 sq'  Priced  $169,000Listed for sale one :  2BR 2Bath unit in the Mid rise  1868 sq'  Priced $197,500 all sq' is approximate  Currently th...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Look at all these colorful flowers .  They just make a room look happy on a Sunday afternoon . The weathermen are predicting anther snowstorm  this week . My niece called me from sunny Florida as I was stressing out worrying about driving . I have continuing education and closings to attend . No worries today these flowers make it a Happy Sunday
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 "The Shape of Water" Last night I had the pleasure of viewing 'The Shape of Water" . I missed it in the movie theaters . It did win the Oscar for the best picture and best director .It also won many other awards . I do enjoy  science fiction movies . This was I guess classified as science fiction maybe fantasy and took place around 1962 . The music for me was very nostalgic as was the clothing .  Personally I thought it was an amazing motion picture . I am very sorry I missed it on the big screen with the special effects . I thought the acting was wonderful . If you are looking for something to rent  I highly recommend " The Shape of Water " A story of LOVE  Staring  : Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer Director Guillermo Del...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 St Patrick day is almost here and although it is a dish cooked here in America not in Ireland .We do consider it  a traditional Irish meal . This recipe is by one of my favorite on line Chefs.  From food wishes .com Chef John . He is very easy to follow and his meals come out delicious .  It reminds of a post by Ron and Alexandra Seigel  about ordering  food on line  This  recipe is so easy anyone can do it  if you try  You may surprise yourself  perhaps bring a little luck of the Irish your way  Please enjoy the video and perhaps try this corn-beef and cabbage recipe     
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Cars are stuck roads are closed trees are falling .Power lines are down many people are without power .Visibility is very poor just about what they call a white out here in Philly .5 miles . Airport and schools thankfully closed as did our office . There is also lighting and thunder-snow . So far snow fall somewhere between 8-10 inches .It is a heavy snow and temperatures will go well below freezing tonight . I am so thankful I live in a condo where we have a wonderful or shall I say the best snow removal company  .Four Seasons the best one can ever ask for .   I did stop and purchase  two dozen pink roses for inside yesterday . What a pleasure the roses filled two vases  . I had to laugh when I talked to my sister . She called from her home in Florida to check on me as she always does...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 What a great time to buy in Delaire Landing Condo  Gated Waterfront community .  There is quite a selection to choose from .  Maybe the buyers are waiting for your condo to come on the market . Wondering what your condo is worth Free Market Analysis is available to YOU just give me a call  or email no obligations . In the meantime let us take a look at what is going on in this every desirable condo community .  Currently there are six active listings to show and one act no showings which makes seven listings  Active are five : 2BR 2Bath units with sq footage ranging from  1036 sq'-  1531 sq'  $129,900 - $208,900 Active are two : 2BR  1 Bath units with sq footage  of 992   priced from $135,000 -$159,900    There are two pending units . If you read my blog you know we do not discuss unit...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Bakers Bay gated Waterfront community located  in Philadelphia Pa . Let's take a look at what is going on in this very desirable community . On February 23, 2018 as we check on the information supplied to The Trend Bright MLS Multible Listing System . Currently there are four active listings for sale in this gated waterfront condo community Active for sale three  : 2 BR 2 bath  second floor units Garden units  sq' 1381 -1651  priced from $149,900 -$16700  Active for sale one - 1BR 1.5 Bath in the Mid-Rise Building  floor one with Patio  sq 1441  Priced $159,900  all sq footage is approximate There is one pending unit . We do not discuss pending sales it is not public knowledge .  SOLD in the last thirty days  there was one sale madeSOLD 1BR 1.5 Bath 1255 square feet  price per sq'ft  $...
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By Peter Lavelle REALTOR®, GRI SRES, ABR, SOLD@100%Market Value,or I Pay You the Difference
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
As the morning routine kicks in and jamming out to some Joan Jett (I hate myself for loving you....), the mental juices start flowing... Have you thought about making an incredible offer for those customers that are having issues trying to finance the purchase of a home? Instead of looking at this from a 2 dimensional perspective, open your mind to the 4th dimensional perspective. ***Disclaimer*** Please abide by the rules and regs in your area. A customer contacts you to purchase a home, you do the proper interview, send them to get a pre-qual, and BOOM, unqualified for lack of funds, etc... What's next? How can we make this happen? It takes two...Sometimes there are circumstances that can hinder home-ownership, but with a little team work, and trust, we can make it happen.A single fam...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
   What to do when you have multiple offers on a property when you are a listing agent  . Let's face it we work for the seller and our  fiduciary duty is to the seller . Our job is to get the best possible price and terms for our seller .In some circumstances the highest  price is not always the best agreement for the seller to take . Terms are also a very important consideration in the acceptance process.  I am not saying price is not important  . Hopefully we get price and terms  possible for our seller .   How much money are they putting down ? What are their qualification ratios ? Who is the lender? Is the lender someone local? (my sellers Googled them) Is it a cash deal ? What are the terms ? Are there inspections ? What are the dates ?   All these factors and more  come into play ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 FLY EAGLES FLY  THEY WON THE SUPER BOWL     Philadelphia went  wild last night Eagles won the Super Bowl .The fans flooded the streets . Some of the fans lost control . There were so many people more then when the Pope came to Philadelphia .   The fans went wild just as I predicted . This is a video of some of the Eagles fans  Center City Philadelphia after the Eagles won the Super Bowl.  Congratulations to the the Eagles  I believe the Parade is scheduled for Thursday more info to follow .   Please advised of ill mannered situations in this video   
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Congrats to the Philadelphia Eagles! They have just won their first Super Bowl title in 2018!!! Eagles vs Patriots, and win 41-33. The game was back and forth throughout, until the 4th quarter and after that the Eagles flew away with the Super Bowl win. Congrats again to the city of Phili!  
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Here are some interesting facts I have read about today .I  want to share these with you I hope you find them useful in your travels . Commute 95: Travel resources for commuters The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and PennDOT have created resources to assist employers and employees with planning and implementing programs to ease commutes during the most challenging phases of construction to improve Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. Ongoing work to rebuild the pavement, bridges and ramps along I-95 between Interstate 676 and Cottman Avenue means temporary delays for travelers, especially weekday commuters. Visit www.dvrpc.org/commute95/ for more information.      If you are driving around the City of Philadelphia you may be experiencing some bumps in the road  Perhaps I am bei...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 William Penn founded Pennsylvania and sits on top of City Hall .City Hall is a wonderful place to visit in Philadelphia Pa . Especially the amazing statue of William Penn . I vaguely remember as a child that there were days you could go atop and view the city . I really could be mistaken. I must call my sister Sarae and ask her. She will remember .Perhaps you know?  Here  is a rare footage from CBS on a cleaning of William Penn  I found on YouTube    Some sports fans think Billie Penn has curse on our sports team . I believe every picture tells a story so watch this short video it will explain it better then I can .By the terms of a gentlemen's agreement that forbade any structure from rising above the hat on the William Penn statue, Philadelphia City Hall remained the tallest building...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 It is that time again ! Time to see what is happening in Delaire Landing Condo Community   There are many condos up for sale if you are looking to move into this Gated Waterfront Community . The snow and bad weather has slowed things down but as I tell sellers it is the perfect time to buy and sell .You are beating the Spring rush and competition .That is my humble opinion and I am sticking to it  Let's take a look at Trend's Bright MLS active listings there are six to choose from  For sale active one :  1BR 1Bath unit 1st floor unit 814 sq'  covered patio Priced at $114,900For sale active two : 2BR 1.5 Bath units   968 sq' 1st floor unit - 992 sq' 3rd floor unit priced  $135,000 -$144,900For sale active three:  -2BR 2 Bath units   1027 sq ft' 1st floor unit -1531 sq' 3rd fl,unit   pri...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
   Yesterday the weather was beautiful . The Delaire Landing Condo Community has beautiful grounds . It was 48 degrees and sunny most of the day . I finally was able to take a walk . The Delaware River was frozen and you could hear the ice breaking it was a thunderous sound . The ice breaking up and floating down the river . I never remember seeing or hearing these sounds before . Sounded like a boom . Bravely  walking on the green grass to take these pictures .Some areas that were frozen now mud. Yuck got some mud on my sneakers  .You really had to be careful .  Finally I was back on the pavement . Suddenly two squirrels passed me . To my surprised one of these squirrel's turned around . He actually backtracked looked at me . I saw this little fellow stop and come back . He slowly walk...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Weltanshauung There is a contest on Active Rain about the word Weltanshauung  it is getting so much attention  You most likely  have been  reading so many posts on this amazing contest Weltanshauung on Active Rain . Now come on how many of you know how to pronounce this word . Come on let me hear you you say it  Weltanshauung.  Every year we read the Active Rain  guidelines and refresh the rules thanks to  Lynn B. Friedman   but do you know how to pronounce the word Weltanshauung . We are going to learn now   I am going to help you here it is quick and easy lesson on how to say this complicated unusual looking word used by the founders of Active Rain Real Estate Network. Are You Ready to Listen and Learn    This is How to Pronounce the Word Weltanshauung . Remember there is only one wa...
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(The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia)
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 The winds are howling and the snow is falling . More the 2" an hour of snow   A state of emergency is declared in the city of Philadelphia .  Cleo my cat is purring  for me to come back to bed . New England is said to have been hit with more then a foot of snow maybe more .  It is officially a blizzard with winds of over 45 miles an hour . I have a pot of vegetable soup cooking in the crock pot . I know I should be writing a blog for points right now but frankly I feel this is what is happening .  It is even freezing cold in some parts of Florida ' Netflix offered a free month and well I decided to use the offer .Snow is blowing all over . Beside watching movies and taking advantage of my free offer of Netflix my favorite show is the local news showing snowfalls and  why not to go outd...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 The weather outside is frightful but the style of condo living at Bakers Bay is delightful . Let's take a look at what is for sale and sold  according to Trend Bright MLS as January 2 ,2018 . Bakers Bay is waterfront gated community in the Torresdale section of NE Philadelphia Pennsylvania .. For Sale Two Units  : 2 BR  2Bath units both second floors  Want more information on these units ?  I would love to answer any of your questions  Before we get to the Sold units lets talk turkey you know what I mean . The meat and potatoes unless you are a vegetarian then we can just call it the fiber . We will mention there is one pending unit .  We do not discuss the details as it is not public knowledge Perhaps you want more information -   you may want to be on my email list -   In the last th...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 The Mummers are strutting their stuff even in these bitter cold Philadelphia temperatures today .  They work all year to march down the streets of Philly and bring joy to those who watch . Whether you are watching on TV at home or braving the streets . It is a New Years tradition in Philadelphia to be dancing in the streets with the Mummers Because of the extreme cold this year the parade was almost canceled . The temperates today are 17 degrees at 1pm with a wind chill of 5 degrees  but the show must go on .  Can you imagine the excitement of watching this in person . The pressure of  the holiday shopping is over and a New Year is starting . It is time to celebrate . Philadelphia does it in a grand style . Philadelphia is dancing in the streets  The Mummers Parade is held each New Yea...
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