Geary Estates Town Homes 1900 – 1918 Geary Street Philadelphia PA 19145

Ten New Construction homes will be built in the Packer Park neigborhood of South Philadelphia.  STANDARD Features will include, hardwood floors throughout, granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, roof deck, parking, stainless steel appliances, finished basement, Three or Four Bedrooms with 2.5 Bathrooms, recessed lighting and much, much more!!!! Geary Estates will be 3000 square feet (+/-) and will be completed by Spring 2012. The Estates are being marketed by Jim Onesti,, with “The Mccann Team”, at  Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors- Philadelphia’s largest and most successful full service Real Estate Brokerage Company.

New Construction Homes Coming Soon in Packer Park!!!!!

Its official!!! Local Developers will be building (10) new Construction Homes on Geary Street in the Packer Park neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The homes will be located on the site of the Holy Spirit Church Convent Building, on Geary Street between 19th and 20th Sreets. Expected delivery dates will be sometime in the Spring of 2012.  The Homes will be marketed for sale by Jim Onesti, agent with Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors of Philadelphia. Further Details will be released over the next 3 weeks. The proposed name of the site is Geary Estates.

3143 S 18th St ~ New Listing In Packer Park!

One of Packer Parks Most Luxurious Addresses! 
3143 S 18th St ~ 3 Bed/1.5 Bath ~ $389,900

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This spectacular Packer Park CORNER home has been incredibly renovated and meticulously cared for! This gorgeous home could accomodate 3-car parking if necessary! Wide plank chocolate colored oak floors, ornate woodwork, tons of windows, newer mechanicals, good closet space, custom window treatments and beautiful paint schemes are just a few of this home’s luxurious amenities! No detail was missed! This home shows like the cover of a magazine! Fabulous kitchen with mosaic glass tile backsplash, granite countertops and high end appliances and cabinets. Luxurious tile bath with glass shower doors, gorgeous vanity and jacuzzi tub. Dont miss out on an incredible opportunity to own one of the nicest homes in Packer Park! Conveniently located to restaurants, businesses, shopping, transportation, FDR Park and so much more! BUYER BROKERS WELCOME!

Interested in finding out more about this or any other home in Packer Park? Contact me today! Jim Onesti 215-440-2052 or

URGENT, Lead Based Paint Bill close to being passed by Philadelphia City Council

Dear Landlord/Property Manager:

City Council is close to passing a new Lead Based Paint Bill that would require ALL landlords and Property Managers to do the following when renting a unit/home inPhiladelphia:

1. Every unit you rent, it will be mandatory to HIRE a City approved Lead inspector to conduct a Lead Paint test, which will cost between $100 to $250 per unit.

2. If the test finds that lead dust is in the property the owner will be responsible for having the unit/home Remediated prior to being able to rent the unit, which is estimated to cost  THOUSANDS of dollars per unit-not including the time that the unit is vacant while the lead is being remediated.

3. The penalty for not getting the unit Certified Lead free by the City is steep. Including but not limited to the tenant being able to recoup (2) years worth of rent from the Landlord.

This is a serious issue that we feel will negatively impact the value of city real estate making rental properties less attractive. This Bill will also cost each Landlord a tremendous amount of out of pocket expenses.

The Philadelphia Board of Realtors was successful in getting a few small changes made to the Bill last week after the public hearing at City Hall.

The Committee voted to send the bill to the full Council and is scheduled for final passage Thursday, December 8, 2011!!!!!!!!

We are attempting to get further changes to the bill and we need your IMMEDIATE help. Please contact Mayor Nutter and as many members of City Council as you can and urge them to support the following to the exemptions to the definition of target housing in 6-802 (12):

A simple email stating,

RE: Lead Based Paint Bill

Dear Council member,
Please support exemption to the Lead based Paint Bill, 6-802 (12) (d): PROPERTIES NOT USED AS A RESIDENCE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 7.

CLICK HERE: City Council Contact Info For All of Philadelphia City Council Members contact information. Please email them today!

Thank you,
Jim Onesti
Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors