Volume 18: Issue 43 10/11/19
Your Weekly Dose of Real Estate News, Open Houses, Listings and More — by Jeff “City” Block
It’s fall. Is your home ready?
It’s easy to remember the items on your fall checklist. Just think T.G.I.F. – Thank Goodness It’s Fall!
Trim: Are your trees and shrubs overgrown? Trees or tree limbs could damage power lines or your roof in a winter storm. And they could injure your neighbor’s property or people as well.
Thermostat: If you want to save money and energy, be sure you have (and use) a programmable thermostat. Save even more money with wi-fi enabled thermostats that you can control with your smartphone. Honeywell, Nest, and ecobee are popular choices.
Test: We are entering heater and fireplace season. So please check your smoke and CO detectors and make sure they have fresh batteries. If you do not have CO detectors, please install plug-in COs right away.
Gutters: Leaves and other debris can clog your gutters to the point where water floods over. This can cause ice dams and roof issues. Additionally, gutter debris can be quite alluring to a number of neighborhood critters seeking a nesting area.
Germs: Fall is the start of cold and flu season. Wash hands often, wipe high-germ areas like doorknobs, light switches, railings, remote controls, computer mice, etc. Also, while a flu shot is not 100% effective, statistically speaking, a flu shot will reduce your chances of contracting the flu and/or will reduce its severity if you catch it. Not only are flu shots generally free at any major drugstore, some stores will usually offer shopping discounts just for getting one.
Insulate: Check doors and windows for pesky drafts. As the mercury plunges, you’ll be glad that you fixed the areas where frigid air can seep in. You can also hire a pro to identify and treat these areas.
Inspect: It’s a good time to check your rainwater downspouts and other drainage areas. They should be free of any obstructions.
Investigate: Take a good look at your dehumidifiers. Change old filters and check the inside compartments for mold, mildew, or other residue.
Furniture: Store or cover your outdoor furniture. Cover the grill too.
Foliage: Leaves start off look beautiful but they can become an eyesore, especially when they’re dirty and rotting on the pavement. Start early! Explore composting or bag them and check out this website for more information about proper disposal.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Spotlight Property of the Week
2108 Carpenter Street
New Listing in the Graduate Neighborhood
Open House: Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Patio, Roof Deck, Finished Lower Level
$675,000Spacious and renovated light-filled home on a quiet tree-lined block. Lovely rear patio and a roof deck with panoramic skyline views. Hardwood floors throughout, open 1st-floor plan, large rooms, ample light, excellent storage. This is a really nice home on a lovely Graduate Neighborhood block.A superb mixed-use project is coming to Washington Avenue one block from this home. This will add desirable density and super amenities to a lovely neighborhood that already has a 94 WalkScore! This is a neighborhood that is already awesome and improving at the same time. In the Chester Arthur School Catchment.
Compass has many Coming Soon listings in the Philadelphia area. Click here to see all of the Compass Coming Soon Listings in Philly this week. This information is exclusive to Compass. And
If you have any interest or questions, please contact me to discuss. Below are five Coming Soon listings from the
City Block Team.
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Parking
University City (Spruce Hill)
University City (Cedar Park)
1500 Chestnut Street #19I
Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair
is back from 10/11 – 10-13
This site will give you a preview of the exhibitors at this bi-annual event when the Friends of Rittenhouse Square partner with the PA Guild of Craftsmen. The show features 140 of the Guild’s very finest craft artists and attracts an audience from the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond. On Saturday, don’t miss the special outdoor café on 18th Street and enjoy the offerings from Rouge, Devon Seafood Grill & Parc.
Largest National Coming Out Day Returns to South 13th and Locust Streets
Happening noon – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, 10/13, this event, in its 28th year, features over 180 vendors and a Sports Zone (think mechanical bull and family-friendly carnival games). You can check out the full schedule of entertainment here. Henri David is the Master of Ceremony. Expect bar specials, performances, a fun award ceremony, and more. Where to be: 12th and 13th streets from Walnut to Pine streets, and Locust and Spruce streets between 11th and Broad streets. Follow #Outfest on social platforms.
Grab the Kids and Get Down to 3rd & Arch Streets on Sunday, 10/13!
The Family Fun Zone will feature The Give & Take Jugglers, Magician Francis Menotti and more. From 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. you can walk through the streets taking it all in.
Old City Fest will showcase local talent, award-winning restaurants, independent boutiques, galleries, theater, culture, history, and architecture. Don’t miss Independents Row (especially if you need to pick up a great gift) and awesome live music and entertainment.
This Week’s Featured Listings
2004 Delancey Street
6 Bed | 5 Bath | 2 Half-Bath
109-11 Pine Street
BRAND NEW LISTING
4 Bed | 3.5 Bath
Finished Lower Level
264 S 9th Street
OPEN HOUSE: SAT 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath
276 S 23rd Street
Garage Parking Available
OPEN HOUSE: SUN 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
2138 Catharine Street
OPEN HOUSE: SUN 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
2108 Carpenter Street
OPEN HOUSE: SAT 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
OF THE WEEK
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath
304 S Juniper Street
OPEN HOUSE: SAT 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Finished Lower Level
University City (Cedar Park)
6 Bed | 2.5 Bath
2024 Spruce Street #6
OPEN HOUSE: SUN 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue
1807 Addison Street
FIRST OPEN HOUSE:
SUN 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Over $10,000 raised for Project HOMEUpdate:
Last weekend, I took my kids to Compass’s Cornhole for a Cause
fundraiser, which I discussed in a recent ATB
. This was a family event, so it was awesome to meet my colleagues’ spouses, significant others, kids, parents, and friends. Compass Philly raised over $10,000
to help homeless and low-income individuals. Amazing.
Just a quick reminder that I’m always humbled by and appreciative of your introductions and referrals. If you have a friend or family member that is in need of expert real estate representation, please send them my way. Be assured, I will do my best to exceed their expectations! Thanks for taking the time to read this issue of Around the Block.
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