Archive for September, 2013

Millions of Peaches…..What to Do?

Philadelphia homes for sale After a Highland Orchards Pick Your Own Expedition I Found Myself Saddled with 40 Pounds of Peaches This is what I did.  I dusted off my Food in Jars cookbook, cracked opened a bottle of wine & got to work!  On the radar was peach jam & peaches in bourbon syrup (for quick holiday tarts).  I'll say it again...if you want to can....get this book!  It's amazing!! How It All Went Down Prep the Peaches 1. Prepare an ice water bath & a pot...Continue Reading!

Pre Eagles Game Open House at 1339 E. Berks from 11-1

Philadelphia homes for sale 1339 E. Berks Street in Fishtown is Open 9/15 from 11-1 on Sunday the 15th! This home is a must see!  So much space & gorgeous light from the huge windows!  Very flexible floor plan & you could probably play football on your roof deck (it's that big); not to mention the ridiculous view of Center City.  All this plus video surveillance, surround sound, a pantry, huge windows that give the best natural light, plenty of outdoor space, under cabinet lighting...Continue Reading!

Spotted All Over Philly: Quartz Countertops

Philadelphia homes for sale Quartz is One of the Newer Materials We Have Been Seeing in New Construction & Renovations Quartz is a relatively new material for counter tops.  It is a man made engineered stone with a composition of (generally) 90% ground quartz & 8-10% pigments & resins.  It is sold under brand names including Silestone, Caesarstone, Cambria, Zodiaq, Avanza & Technistone.  Angelo's Granite & Marble in South Philadelphia has a great selection. It is becoming extremely popular due to it's borderline indestructible nature &...Continue Reading!

Rally for the Rail Park Block Party Raises Funds for Proposed Reading Viaduct Development

Philadelphia homes for sale Pig Roast, Craft Beer, Food Trucks & Live Performances this Saturday September 14th The 1200 block of Noble in the Callowhill neighborhood will be home to a block party this Saturday from 5-11!  C'mon, who doesn't love a block party?!?  This block party is hosted by the Friends of the Rail Park & the Callowhill Neighborhood Association & aims to raise funds for Phase 1 of the redevelopment of the defunct Reading Viaduct. Details 5:00-7:30 Sunset dinner & pig roast brought to you by...Continue Reading!

D.I.Y. Upcycle a Bourbon Box Into A Planter

Philadelphia homes for sale Booker's Is a Favorite Around Here & the Box is Perfect for a Stylish Windowsill Planter We received this bottle as a gift from one of our favorite clients & all around awesome builder United Makers (see Cantrell Commons). Check out the awesome branding (literally)! The box is perfect because the plastic lid acts as a little greenhouse so you can use it year round.  Here are the steps to make your own little planter out of a bourbon box or really any little...Continue Reading!

Awesome App for Philadelphia Residents

Philadelphia homes for sale Help Be the "Eyes on the Street" for Your Neighborhood With the Philly 311 Mobile App you won't need to go through a million phone numbers to report any of the following activities.  It is surprisingly efficient in our experience.  If you don't have a phone that can download apps save this number & call (215) 686-8686. 1. Illegal Dumping 2. Unsafe Construction Sites 3. Abandoned Vehicles 4. Vacant Nuisance Homes 5. Vacant Nuisance Lots 6. Street Lights Out 7. Graffiti to Be Removed 8. Garbage 9. Unsanitary Conditions Help keep...Continue Reading!

1339 E. Berks Street Broker’s Open

Philadelphia homes for sale Open Today from 12-2 With Pizza Brain Pizzas & PBC Beers! Come join us & take a look at this gorgeous new construction home in Fishtown. Continue Reading!

Three Benefits for Fall Buyers

Philadelphia homes for sale Buying a Home in Philadelphia Can Bring Benefits If You Wait Until Autumn Autumn is nowhere near as busy as Spring & with the beautiful weather that Philadelphia treats us to the hunting process can be that much better. 1. Less People Looking Means Less Competition Many people choose to put a home under contract in the Spring.  We find May, June & the beginning of July are the busiest closing months.  With less buyers out & about there is less of a...Continue Reading!

Brody & Co. Open Houses Today 1907 League & 1339 E. Berks

Philadelphia homes for sale Two Awesome Philadelphia Neighborhoods:  You Will Not Be Disappointed We have two Open Houses today!  One in Graduate Hospital at our Kimberly Court development located on the 1900 block of League & another one across town at 1339 E. Berks Street in Fishtown.  Both awesome Philadelphia neighborhoods! 1907 League Street Will be Open from 12-2 & Is Being Hosted By Lawrence Resnick 1339 E. Berks Street Will Be Open Today for the First Time from 12-2 As Well These are two great developments built by...Continue Reading!

Garces’ Trading Company to Debut a New Bar Tomorrow September 7th

Philadelphia homes for sale Addition to an Already Lovely Restaurant in Washington Square West Today I called over to Garces Trading Co. to find out if I should bring my (empty) bottles of olive oil & balsamic vinegar to be refilled in an attempt to be "green".  I was informed that they were closed for renovations!  What?   I was then told they reopen tomorrow, 9/7/2013, for brunch at 11 a.m. & they will be introducing a brand new bar.  According to the Garces Trading Co....Continue Reading!