Philadelphia County, PA Real Estate News

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Happy Thanksgiving  The turkey is done and all the trimmings .The house smells like heaven . My home has been filled with my dearest friends . Artists and authors mystery writers and science fiction writers too. Painters of landscapes ,houses and cats and birds, landscapes oh my yes He just sold one of his works he is very excited .  But today was about Giving thanks and we all had so much to be thankful for . We had so much food and drink and laughter too . Enough pies to feed a party another party so we planned another . A Christmas Party and New Years too  My test kitchen was open and a new appetizer was made here is the recipe 1 package of thin turkey cutletscooked spinachCheese, mozzarella The soft find that comes in a ball Homemade cranberry sauce 2eggs   seasoned bread crumbs  An...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Oh the day is coming near and Debe Maxwell is  still asking "What am I Thankful for" This question as Michael Jacobs says so well pounders my mind . What am I thankful for??  All the little things around me. That is what I am thankful for . I was speaking to my dear friend today . I think you remember her I spoke of her, she had COVID before anyone knew what it was . Yes her name is Diane and we were speaking of times gone by. When we didn't have computers and had to wait for the silly multiple listing books  and ride around looking for signs on houses. Today everything is at our fingertips. Even shopping for food. There was a time when if you could not get to the food store, you had to depend on others now there are times I prefer to shop online for my food. I love Whole Foods and it i...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Hurry Hurry Hurry The best deals are here. Oh my it is over I am so relieved . Did you ever have a closing with an agent that just made everything harder than it had to be . They felt they could boss you and order you around and for some strange reason there was disrespect . A complete lack of cooperation . Thanksgiving Day is almost here I am so Thankful ! I really earned my commission on this one .  asked what are we thankful for I started to write about shopping.  This is the perfect time of the year to do so . Plus, you see I was moving and had so much going on I fell out of the habit of blogging and that is not good . So I am very thankful for this time to write this post and I hope you are having fun reading it . We need not be so serious al the time .  Sometimes we need to have s...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Debe Maxwell, CRS asked what am I thankful for this year.Well, after thinking and shopping for Thanksgiving dinner, I thought about one of my favorite side dishes that I would like to share as I usually do every year.  That is a simple one homemade Cranberry Sauce .I was thankful I thought as I was looking for apple cider I would do a different variation that I thought would be great in case some people were also making a ham. Ok, let's start out with the basics one bag of fresh cranberry's . Take the cranberries and drain and rinse in a colander. Measure one cup of sugar, brown or white sugar can be used, it is a matter of taste. This year I am using white sugar - here is the variation this year-  If you are going to go with the crushed pineapple and cranberry sauce, drain the pineappl...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
This post was inspired by Nina Hollander, Broker - I do not want to Jinx myself in Yiddish there is a word for it, but I do not know how to spell it I know how to say it spell it NO Why am I Thankful  this year ? There are so many little things, but the Big thing is my health. Yes COVID19 . There are many people who say no I will not get the shot the vaccine is a conspiracy. To me it was a gift from GOD .  All the brilliant people in the world worked day and night to find a cure for this horrible virus that took the lives of so many people.  My closest friend had this virus before it was known to be COVID 19 . We were in a silly argument . We stopped talking friends for almost 40 years . I stopped in the Acme where one of her employes works I never go there, but something pulled me ther...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Debe Maxwell, CRS  asked what are we thankful for this holiday season? Well I am thankful to wake up every day that is for sure .  When I was a child I woke up in a house full of song . My mother would be singing and some days I sing the songs she would sing to wake me .It  goes like this  "The Red Red Robin is Bob Bob Bob along and there will be no more sobbing while he is singing his song sweet song wake up, wake up you sleepy head get up get up get out of bed cheer up cheer up The sun is red   live life long laugh and be happy .I am just a kid again doing what I did again singing that song . When the red red robin is Bob, Bobbing along "  Then I laugh and bow or curtsey  . Cleo is right behind me playing along Now I do not know If I have all the words right. Regardless, it is a happy...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Today I am thankful to take the day off. The temperature dropped from  a high of 70 degrees to a high of 45 degrees. What a difference. I had all these plans, but when I woke I had a horrible migraine .  I did think after a cup of coffee and something to eat, perhaps it would go away .  The cup of coffee went down alright and of course my Cleo was waiting for her breakfast. She will meow for her Meo Mix cup of wet food and today she was rather loud as when I looked at the clock I noticed I had slept later than usual but I had had a rather busy stressful week and felt entitled.  I made a bagel. Did you know that an air fryer can make the best toast ever?  No need for a toaster the air fryer does it all.  My head was still pounding and my stomach was queasy. Darn migraine happens to me wh...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
I do enjoy Baking on these cool fall days, but I miss my old Neighbors because after I baked I would knock on their door and hand them half the Banana Bread I had Baked knowing they would enjoy it . The smiles on their faces always made feel  wonderful inside I would always make different variations  just to see which ones came out the best . It never mattered to my neighbors Rick and Joe they always loved whatever I made .The other day I found a recipe I love . I am really thankful that I love to bake .Debe Maxwell, CRS  reminded me how lucky I am to suddenly get an urge to want to bake a banana bread and do it . I am thankful for this gift and love of cooking. Although my waistline after making these delights if not eaten in moderation is not pleased with me. Here is my  new holiday f...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Here we go again are we ready to go Holiday shopping? Wanted to let you in on some Black Friday Deals as they are fast approaching. Can you believe it?? Best Buys this Fridays Best Best Deal I have read better than anyone else Asus 11.6 Chrome book w/4G memory   $99  that is $120 off  Starts this Friday  11/19Black Friday Deals Target 65" Element TV $299  From what I am reading it is a ROKO TV enabled and may not have all the bells and whistles but is a great deal!Walmart Apple Air Pro earbuds $159  a ($38 savings )Macy's this week has wonderful Este Lauder Gift sets these make beautiful gifts There also some other holiday fragrance like Coach sets that are terrific buys and bang for the buck wrapped beautifully .These beautiful gifts are specialties and really go fast people wait all y...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Debe Maxwell, CRS  asked what are we thankful for this Thanksgiving week . There is a little friend I live with and I am very thankful for her every day she has beautiful blue eyes that sparkle with love . When I pull my car up, she runs to the door to see me. When the phone rings she very often will be saying Hello if you listen carefully if I do not answer right away .   She loves to watch TV, especially YouTube. She does have her favorite shows on there . She also has a favorite on HBOMax  she loves Games of Thrones go figure. When I am in the kitchen, she usually will join me  and have something to eat or just sit and watch me until I am finished what I am doing. She is a great listener and usually does not interrupt unless she is agreeing with me or it is something important  She g...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
What are we Thankful for this is a question asked by Debe Maxwell, CRS  ?  There is so much I am thankful for this holiday season . First off I have moved and just getting settled in my new place . I just absolutely love it, although it was so stressful with packing up all your belongings it was all worth it ..  I loved shopping for new furniture. I am so thankful I was able to find a beautiful and unique chrome and mirrored fireplace that finally was delivered  right in time for the cold weather .It is a perfect addition to the living room. The fire changes colors and you can set the controls to whatever temperature you want the room to be . The other feature I will be able to fit up to a 65" TV on top . That is the next purchase  the last for the room as we already have a sound system...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
It is that time of the week again, especially this week we are getting closer to Black Friday . This is a big sale weekend also Veterans Day  weekend Sales. Know your prices and don't be tricked into thinking you are getting a big  deal. Many stores are raising their prices and saying they are giving you a large percentage off making you think you are saving money when in reality you are paying more or the same price. Off 5th the Saks Outlet Store is reducing  prices on some items by 70% + an  additional 20% if you spent $100 use code early - check them out I have found some wonderful deals there shopping early or late spend $99 and get free shipping. There is one in Philadelphia Mills and  I always find something wonderful there.  Steals and deals online also . Disney is offering Disne...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
 Although I like daylight saving time I was under the radar today. I think it was my allergies . Hoping I am not coming down with an upper respiratory infection because I am due for my 3rd COVID  shot and I would have to delay it. So today was the first truly warm and comfortable meal I ever cooked in my new place. First, I cooked  the chicken legs with mushrooms. Then was chicken soup with matzo balls. I had carrots and broccoli in the fridge too so it was pot luck soup even had some mushrooms  . It came out delicious . No onions as there was a recall on onions last week as well as lettuce  . Even Cleo ate the chicken and that is really something as she does not eat table food. The place really smelled wonderful.  I hope everybody has a good night and beautiful dreams. 
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
My mom used to sing a song called "Second Hand Rose" that was a song about a woman wearing used clothes. Why am I telling you about this, well, some of the deals I have found this week were in Thrift shops? Philadelphia Mills has a store called "Second Ave " it is on the outside of the mall but easy to find. After my hunt for an electric fireplace with mantle that I have found at Odd Lots at a great price on Sale for $249 going home to measure to see if the height fit as it is beautiful. Loews also has some great looking fireplaces. I stopped in this store called  "2nd Ave" They had some really nice things. I remembered years ago picking up a gorgeous cashmere blazer w/tags still on it from Bloomingdales  I saw that woman in search of a mirror wearing a beautiful lynx fur coat. I asked ...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
     Let's discuss the Philadelphia election. Last night at Delaire Landing, the Democratic Party had a candidates' night. I'm assuming there aren't many Republicans. Charles Peruto Jr., who is running for district attorney in Philadelphia, says, "Enough is Enough," he is one of Philadelphia's most powerful criminal lawyers. He wants to stop gun violence on the streets of Philadelphia. He is not running for the money. This man knows how criminals think. He knows what makes them tick. Who better to stop crime on the streets of Philadelphia.I will also say he was very passionate about this subject and convincing  I for one  say to myself, let's watch the news to see who was shot tonight. I read a blog from someone in Chicago  that ,Alan May wrote about the woman who was attacked and raped...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Well, I would guess most of you would know I have disappeared from writing for a bit as I was busy moving. Word to my clients I have a deeper understanding of the stress involved in moving. I also understand the importance of how much we depend on the people who move us and how trustworthy they need to be. Let's not forget the people who connect our services like internet and other technical devices that we depend on in this day and age . Most important our true friends and family that helped us in this move. Packing and unpacking seemed endless.  All through this process of course I was still listing and selling houses. The most important thing on my list  even before myself was my clients as always their needs came first . Making sure everything was just right for my clients was the f...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Let's talk about Delaire Landing a Gated Waterfront Community in the Torresdale Section of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. So much has happened it is Fall in this beautiful development. The trees are turning colors and a new fence has been put up along the river for safety purposes. There has also been some mesh wiring put up on the fencing another safety issue. Over the years the drop to the river has increased and become dangerous. Some folks are not happy with the looks we will discuss this at a later time   Speaking of later there will be a candidate night on October 28th at 7PM at the Clubhouse. We may also have a surprise guest speaker. Hope everyone can attend to see and hear who will be running for political office now and maybe in the near future  Let us not forget the Vendor Fair t...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Forget your bags when you shop? Yes you will need to bring cloth shopping bags when you go food shopping in Philadelphia as it is against the law for stores to use plastic bags. When you look at all the liter around the City you see particles or masses of plastic bags hanging about .In order to fight and manage  the liter all about the city no more plastic bags in the City of Philadelphia.When I went shopping I did remember to bring to bags. I purchased more food than expected and they had awesome candles so the bags would be too  heavy. They did offer very nice bags for .33 cents made of non woven polypropylene which are  re-useable and does hold quite a bit of food. Glad I purchased them. Have to remember to keep them in the car or start carrying a larger handbag again.Unfortunately I...
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By Kokou Michael Logossou
(Tax Resolution Society LLC)
Circumstances in life are complex and some individuals and businesses found themselves in a very difficult situation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). A critical stage of the IRS collection process is when you receive a final notice. Most of times the content of the letter is presented as: “This letter is to notify you of your unpaid taxes and that the Service intends to levy to collect the amount owed. The letter and referenced publications explain how to request an appeal if you do not agree. You need to file a form 12153, Request for a Collection Due Process Hearing and send it to the address shown on your levy notice within 30 days from the date of the letter in order to appeal the proposed action with the office of appeals”.The letter or the notice explains clearly what to d...
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By Kokou Michael Logossou
(Tax Resolution Society LLC)
As had been said in the previous blogs, the non-Filers are taxpayers who for some reasons did not file their tax returns for many years. Suppose that you are one of them and you receive a notice from the IRS to file your tax returns. What can you do? The purpose of these series of blogs is to lay out the processes of how to resolve the non -Filer’s tax issues. Why you might decide to file the State Tax Return first?Taxpayers need to recognize that ounce they receive a notice from the Internal Revenue Service to file their tax returns, it means the agency is about to collect its money. Most of non-Filers owed taxes to the Federal, State and Local governments for many years in the amounts of tens of thousands of dollars. In this situation the taxpayer has to design a plan of how to get th...
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