Philadelphia, PA Real Estate News

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Happy Facebook Friday Everyone Anita Clark  is taking a break this week  I am going to talk about Facebook ads again this week. These ads are called boosts  I did notice there is a social network group in my area maybe 35 minutes from where I am located. They said don't waste your money on ads meet up with us and learn how to use Facebook. They look like a great group but where their meet up is really inconvenient for me. The time they meet is rush hour in a part of the City that would be really difficult for me to get to. The train would be an option, but I am not a good traveler. To be honest, I have had great luck with Facebook Ads also called Boosts.  I do not think it is a waste of money  You may ask what do I mean luck. By luck I mean people have followed my page and long-time fr...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Gated communities are quite popular in Philadelphia Pa especially in the Summertime. Delaire Landing is a Gated waterfront  community located on the Delaware River. It has two beautiful pools overlooking the river. One of the pools is a lap pool the other is a heated pool. The residents love coming down in the summer to enjoy the view and the water.  When you sit by the water down by the river it is always a little cooler not a lot but just a little. The colorful umbrella's are up. The music is on the conversations are going. Everyone seems to gather in groups and congregate to the same spot. Although there are no saved spots everyone sits at the same spot and will be a litte upset though they would not ever ask anyone to move if someone was sitting where they normally sit. That would ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Currently I have a transaction with an agent who has an assistant. They are very busy and everything is given to the assistant to handle. That is fine with me if the assistant saw to it that everything was done in a timely manner.  We are closing in 10 days. The transaction was closed over  three weeks ago and is conditioned upon an appraisal. When it is my listing appraisals go through me and I always speak to the appraisers. No appraisers had notified me to go in this property.I was unfortunately out of the office and another agent was kind enough to  handle the paperwork for me.  In the shuffle the mortgage bankers contact information was misplaced. I contacted the buyers agent several different ways for four days requesting they contact their buyers mortgage banker and find out wha...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Recently when I was out shopping I heard many seniors complaining how difficult it was for them to keep up with the  rental increases every year. They were so distressed as the increases were a large jump and were told there were waiting lists for there units if they didn't want to pay.Loving where they lived of course the increase would be paid perhaps with a sacrifice for other necessities. Rental increases and the cost of living for seniors just somehow are not balancing for many Here is some wonderful information. This is just one of five programs so don't get disappointed I have read this in an email sent to me from SRA and wanted to share it. There are two very important articles.  The first article is about the tax relief. The other about a scam trying to get your bank account in...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Let's celebrate this wonderful Holiday Weekend . Happy Facebook Friday everyone! No worries Anita Clark  will be back next week with her fantastic Facebook tips.Everyone needs a break. I hope you took the time to watch this short video as that is what Facebook is about this Friday . Philadelphia Celebrates Independence Day all month. Everyday there are many special free things to do all around the City of Brotherly Love. Don't forget this is where the Declaration of Independence was signed. The American Flag  that Betsy Ross made is stored here .The Liberty Bell is also housed here. We are a very historic city   With that being said I am listening to fireworks from my bedroom window. Every evening somewhere in this city and suburbs there are fireworks displays and I am sure in your cit...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Hello, it is time to talk about Delaire Landing Gated Waterfront Condo Community. I was just talking to one of the master's council members on how at one-time Delaire Landing Community was one of the best-kept secrets in the city of Philadelphia. Well, it is not anymore. Speaking as a Realtor I can tell you these units do not stay on the market long at all. The saying it is a wonderful place to live has caught on. Baby Boomers love it and so do younger people. There is so much here to like and do. The grounds are amazing. Plus you have twenty-four-hour security, yes, there is a guard on duty twenty-four seven  In the summer you can sit poolside overlooking the Delaware River and watch the boats and ships go by, There are two pools to enjoy one is heated and the other is a refreshing la...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Ever have one of those days where you thought nothing would come together. Everything seemed all tangled up but you managed to untangle it and everything worked out and everyone was happy. Your day ending you opened the door to your house and this is what looked at you. Sitting on blue cushions. Made me smile and needs no-words   
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Delaire Landing the Umbrellas are Up at The Pool  Hot Dog day was a success. Every year on Memorial Day Delaire Landing gives the residents Free Hot Dogs with the works. You get a soft drink and a bag of chips with your hot dog and they taste delicious. The best news is you get to see all your neighbors that you have not seen since the last pool season and meet some new people that have moved in. Delaire Landing has the umbrellas up at the pool. The weather was beautiful and a new Summer season has begun at Delaire Landing Condos. By the way, ask anyone who lives here and they will tell you Delaire Landing is a wonderful place to live. So when we talk about Delaire Landing Condos you always get the same answer You will hear many a resident say Delaire Landing is the place to live.There ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Anita Clark is on Holiday but will be back next week  Facebook Friday as promised I am going to discuss Facebook ads  You may go out and enjoy the Holiday Memorial Day Weekend and not worry too much if you have an Ad running on Facebook. Years ago I remember running Ads in local Newspapers and Real Estate Magazines. The cost of these Ads was much more expensive than a Facebook Ad is. Your Ad may be doing the work for you as long as you are checking in periodically to see if there are any questions that need to be answered. I have been running my Local Markert Reports with pictures of the area. Facebook has a format for the pictures and you may choose which format you would like to use. I like to start out talking to my audience but you may do whatever you feel comfortable with. The Ad ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
   Thanks to my artist neighbor my workspace is all set up. I had no idea how to hang this beautiful old clock nor did I want it to keep time and chime. The wood matches perfectly with this desk. Rich is a professional artist and when he hangs something it is done just right. Now when I look at my workspace it leaves me speechless  
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Opportunity is knocking for the investorJust listed this 3 BR 1.5 Bath Parkwood row townhousethat is priced below the market value Calling All Investors Would Make a Great Rental This is a distress sale Owner says sell - an extra large fenced lot - finished walkout basement with wet bar  - Laundry room and washer and dryer - as- is  condition entrance to the garage  Large rooms throughout the house - large master bedroom wall to wall closets Beautiful Street very desirable area - cash sale only Contact learn what the equity of your property isHannah WilliamsRe/Max Eastern inc215- 820-3376  (mobile )
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
This is an almost Wordless Wednesday: Mirror Mirror on the Table whose the Fairest Cat in the Fable. Cleo upon looking in the new mirror on the coffee table was fascinated by her image. The etching in the middle says gorgeous. This saying with a play on words came to mind as she kept walking away and coming back to look at her image.   
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Picked up this beautiful antique makeup desk and chair. Every day I find Cleo sitting in the chair as if she is getting ready to make herself beautiful. She really loves to just sit in the chair. This is a picture of her standing. I really have to smile every time I see her here. It belonged to my closest friends Mother Anna.  
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Let's Talk about the Bakers Bay Waterfront Gated Condo Community. I went to dinner last week before the Passover and Easter holiday with my cousin and his girl's friend that live in Bakers Bay. They always ask me about the Real Estate market as they know I sell condos in their development. We laugh as I am told the joke that in the Mid-Rise the units sell in the elevator. It gets me going as I start with my theory on why do agents grossly overprice some units by tens of thousands of dollars. I go off for several minutes and they listen to my educated speech on pricing and selling condos. Sometimes I think they do this just to hear me get excited which I always do as I explain the Bakers Bay Real Estate Market to them. Something I am very passionate about.  Let us now take a look at wha...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Happy Passover to all who Celebrate Today is the first day The Second Night Why is this night different then all other nights? Listen and You May Learn Why do they eat matza?I hope you enjoy this video Selected from YouTube  For all your Real Estate Needs Contact Hannah Williams Re/Max Eastern215 953 8818215 820 3376 
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
\This is a reminder not too late to Make it Rain April Showers Challenge   This is the time of year when buyers and sellers are contemplating home sales so let's give them the information they are looking for.. Lot's of food for thought. Let's help them find us right here in the Rain Each report must be at least 500 words and must have at least one original photograph taken by the member blogger. The post must also include a map of the area you are speaking about. The reason for this is Google loves this Feature and will give you a better chance of being indexed ahead of paid ads. Niche and Market Reports should be subdivisions or town not for a large city or state. Let's keep it simple. You will also get better results in the long run.Niche Market reports for agents  500 points   -  fo...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Yesterday was national pet day. There were many pictures of pets on Social Media. So here was the picture I posted of my pet Cleo who was sound asleep on the pillow until I snapped the picture then she opened those beautiful blue eyes. My post is not silent but Cleo is. 
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Today I stopped and cut some of the beautiful forsythias flowers that bloom and surround the grounds of Delaire Landing in Spring. I put these long beautiful stems of golden sunshine in a vase on my coffee table When Cleo my cat thought I was busy she went over to sniff things out. I was surprised to learn these lovely flowers originate in the Far East. 
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By Bryan Haarlander, IRS Tax Strategies & IRS Tax Debts
(KEYSTONE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS)
As an affiliate member of the Suburban West Realtors® Association, I spoke at its January 30, 2019 educational seminar “2018 Tax Changes and Tax Issues Effecting REALTORS” held at the SWRA’s office in Malvern, PA. As an Enrolled Agent and Certified Tax Resolution Specialist with the Exton, PA accounting firm of Keystone Financial Solutions, Inc., I enjoy speaking before this group to answer their income tax questions.This was a particularly rewarding experience due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 which made several very significant changes to the taxation of individuals, including reforms to itemized deductions and the alternative minimum tax, an expanded standard deduction and child tax credit, and lower marginal tax rates. All attendees wanted to understand how the new tax act im...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Let's talk about Delaire Landing Condos in the Torresdale section of NE Philadelphia Pa. Delaire Landing is a gated community. There is a guard on duty twenty-four hours a day seven days a week  It is located in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia Pennsylvania in the zip code 19114. Delaire landing is also a waterfront community located along the shores of the Delaware River. There are two beautiful pools open during the summer season where you can enjoy watching ships and boats sail by while enjoying a swim. There are tennis courts and many planned activities. There is an observation deck where many gather for entertainment or just relaxation. You may enjoy the spectacular view if you wish. There are many different species of birds and animals here. No dogs are allowed except for s...
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