Jeff gives us a Summer update! Please note this e-blast was originally published on Friday, 8/9/19. Open houses and events have passed.
Volume 18: Issue 35 8/9/19
A few random thoughts on the summer so far:
1. Crazy busy. Tons of properties under contract and settlements. Thank you to all my clients and to my wife and kids for understanding this has been the busiest July ever.
2. I have still been able to take some time off and do some quick trips with my family. Maine in July. Hocking Hills State Park with amazing Waterfalls in August. And hikes in the Wissahickon on random weekend days.
3. 2019 has been a great year so far for the City Block Team. Sales and satisfaction are both up from 2018. As I approach my first anniversary at Compass (in one month), I am so thankful that the City Block Team made the decision to join this amazing company. And every CBT agent and staff member feels the same way. They are all a huge part of our success. We have all found our place in the world.
4. Philadelphia remains the best place to live and work.
608 S 9th Street #1 Brand New Listing in Bella Vista!
First Open House: SUN 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2 Bed Bi-Level | 1.5 Bath | $585,000
Sophisticated. Stunning. Spacious. This Dramatic condominium features a private patio, amazing light, and exposed brick and stone. Walk into an exciting space with significant character and architectural detail. Hardwood floors. Significant glass and light. Huge, open living space that includes a quartz and granite eat-in kitchen, and a living and dining area with double height 19′ ceilings and exposed brick and stone. Brick, gas fireplace. Excellent storage including a separate basement storage area. Convenient Garage Parking within one block. Prime location within a block of Whole Foods, dog park, and a lot more. Walk to Midtown Village, Society Hill, Italian Market, and everything Center City has to offer. 98 WalkScore, 100 TransitScore. Well-run, well-maintained condominium building. Reasonable condo fees.
The Chestnut Street Bridge is getting a makeover and will be closed for a year
This 62-year-old bridge is overdue for repairs (no surprise there).
This really sucks because the bridge was packed every single day. As were the alternate routes (South, Market, JFK, even Grays Ferry). Now it will be so much worse.
OK. But we survived the longer closing of the South Street Bridge last decade and it was worth it when done.
The Chestnut Street Bridge will also see major improvements including
a dedicated bike lane, new lighting, and wider sidewalks. You can view PennDOT’s official statement
and read detailed information about scheduled improvements here. Access to the Schuylkill River Trail from Chestnut St will be closed as well. Photo: Wikipedia.org.
“Is this Love?”
Well, it’s Love Park which is the location of Jamaica’s 57th Independence Celebration & Bob Marley Tribute and it’s pretty much happening all day on Sunday, 8/11 (10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.) – that’s a lot of time to ‘get together and feel all right.’ Enjoy an ice-cold Red Stripe with some curried goat, perhaps, as well as tons more food, giveaways, and contests. More info about this family-fun day here.
6401 Germantown Ave. Tickets are $35 and available here. The Grounds, Visitor Center, and Main House will be the setting where you can solve clues about Cliveden’s past. To determine the answers, you’ll need to use the clues provided. I think this is an awesome date night idea if you’re 21 or over. More info here too.
Port Richmond Blues Festival
At this fun event, the street closes down in the name of all things sweet and savory. The grills will be lit, food trucks will be out in spades and beer tents will be jumpin’. Live acts will entertain from noon until 7:00 p.m. As if that’s not enough, you can shop until you drop plus there’s a pie-eating contest. The weather is supposed to be sunny and not too hot on Saturday so I say check it out. It’s a free event with pay-as-you-go food and drinks. #yum
This Week’s CBT Featured Listings
2004 Delancey Street
Rittenhouse Square with 2-Car Garage
6 Bed | 6 Bath
264 S 9th Street
Wash West with Garage Parking
OPEN HOUSE: SAT 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath
2138 Catharine Street
Graduate Neighborhood Garage Parking
OPEN HOUSE: SUN 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Finished Lower Level $1,025,000
276 S 23rd Street
Fitler Square with Parking Available
OPEN HOUSE: SAT 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
4 Bed | 3 Bath
304 S Juniper Street
3 Bed | 3 Bath
608 S 9th Street #1
BRAND NEW LISTING SPOTLIGHT PROPERTY OF THE WEEK 1st OPEN HOUSE: SUN 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Just a quick reminder that I’m always humbled by and appreciative of your 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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I’d like to take a moment to thank all my clients who have posted a review on Zillow. Winning the “Best of Zillow” award is awesome because it’s only given to top Realtors nationwide recognized for going above and beyond for their clients. If you haven’t written a testimonial yet, please know that I’m so appreciative of your time and I’m humbled by your kind words!
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