Fantastic New Listing in Packer Park!

11Large and very well maintained 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath South Philadelphia home sitting on an 18’x84′ size lot boasting driveway parking, full finished basement and more!!1

This home features 3 large bedrooms – including a master bedroom with private tile bath, hardwood flooring under the carpeting, tons of storage and more! Modern eat-in kitchen offers newer appliances and cabinetry.

This home also has newer windows, roof, central air and heater. The finished basement hosts a wet bar, powder room and storage space, plus an entrance from the rear driveway.

All located in excellent condition! This location, just off Packer Ave has plenty of parking 22
(in addition to your own private driveway) and has easy access to all major highways and Center City.

Just one block from the subway and public transportation, and just a few blocks from FDR Park – 100 acre greenpark managed by the Fairmount Park Commission with lakes, streams, tennis courts, playgrounds and more. The homes on this sought after block rarely come on the market – don’t miss your chance!!

3114 S 13th Street – 3 Bed/2.5 Bath – $305,000. For more info contact Jim Onesti 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

Packer Park is Trending UP!

pic1Driving through Packer Park this morning I couldn’t help but notice yet another third story addition being added!!

This particular one was located at 3137 Croatan Place but is really only one of many we have spotted all over the neighborhood!

In addition to all of the additions being added, it seems that more and more three story homes are being built in general in the area. We also spotted a few others on Forrestal just the other day!

It is clear that Packer Park is a neighborhood filled with families that want to stay. Unlike so many of the other Center City and surrounding neighborhoods, Packer Park is filled with families that would rather stay in the home they love, in the area they know, and expand the size of the current home to fit their growing families! Most Center City neighborhoods are filled with mostly young professionals and very few children, Packer Park is mostly made up of large families with many children!

Packer Park has seen a lot of new activity this year, from the New Construction at Geary Estates (10 New Construction homes with finished basements, which sold out in record time due to the high demand) to these new additions being added all over!! Rumor has it that another exciting project is heading to the neighborhood and bringing with it 20 to 30 new construction homes by the end of 2015! Stay tuned for more info on that!

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If you would like more information on moving your family to the Packer Park area or if you have outgrown your current home and would like finding a new one, contact us today!

Jim Onesti 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

The New Year is Starting off Fast in Packer Park!!

So far 2014 has brought the following sales activity to the Packer Park area!

3109 S Juniper St. 3 bed/1.5 bath sold for $265,000 on 1/14/14.
3169 Sydenham St. 3 bed/2 bath sold for $305,000 on 1/31/14.
3176 Capri Drive. 3 bed/2 bath sold for $375,000 on 1/31/14.

As well as these pending sales, scheduled to settle soon:
1539 Hulseman a 3 bed/3 bath scheduled to settle on 2/28/14.
1906 Geary a 3 bed/2.5 bath scheduled to settle on 2/28/14.
1902 Geary a 3 bed/2.5 bath scheduled to settle on 3/7/14.
1827 Boise Place a 3 bed/1.5 bath scheduled to settle on 3/13/14.

Check back often for the final sales prices on these and other homes in Packer Park!

If you would like more information on selling your home, local market activity and what has recently sold in your neighborhood, contact me today! Your home may be worth more than you think!!

Jim Onesti. 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com 

Did You Know?

Picture1Did you know that the neighborhood around Vet Stadium which encompasses Broad, Juniper & 13th Street just below Packer Ave is not called the Vet Stadium Area?

Did you know that it is not park of Packer Park either?

The neighbors of this great little part of town worked to get full approval and are now known as South Boulevard Community!

PackerParkLiving is so excited for the residents of South Boulevard Community and we are here to help spread the word!!

Do you have some information to share or news to spread? Contact us today!!

Jim Onesti – Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors
215.440.2052 – jonesti@mccannteam.com

Heavy Smoke Pours From Packer Park House Fire!

A big warm thank you to all of the police and firefighters that came out to assist with the recent fire at Brinton Estates in Packer Park!

Click Here for News Story: Heavy Smoke Pours From South Philly House Fire!

Luckily no one was seriously injured and everyone is ok!

pp1According to NBC10 News:
Three police officers are injured while rescuing an elderly woman from a house fire in South Philadelphia. The fire started around 6:30 p.m on the 3200 block of Chaucer Street in the Packer Park section of the neighborhood, near Citizens Bank Park. The fire quickly spread to at least four row homes on the block. “We were just walking out of the house and a neighbor came running up, and told us our deck was on fire,” said Mike Coplove. Dark, thick smoke was seen rising from the neighborhood and witnesses tell NBC10 they could even spot the flames from the ballpark. The three officers, who work in the 17th District, broke through the front door of that elderly woman’s home to help her escape. They were treated for minor cuts to their hands. The Red Cross is assisting 5 families whose homes were destroyed or damaged.The cause of the fire is under investigation.

For more information contact Jim Onesti 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

College Grant Available for Packer Park Students!

1Friends and neighbors of Packer Park, Jim Onesti of Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors is so pleased to announce a brand new grant program catered exclusively to families and students in the Packer Park Area.

Jim pledges to donate a portion of his commission from EVERY Packer Park home he sells towards one annual lucky winners college costs!

To be eligible you must be a resident of Packer Park and be accepted and registered to attend college the following fall. To enter please submit your name, address, contact information along with a short essay on who you are and why you think you deserve this grant. All entries must be received in advance, no exceptions.

No one sells more real estate in Packer Park than Jim…so the grant amount has a chance of being very large!!!

To be considered please forward your information to: jonesti@mccannteam.com or mail to:

Jim Onesti. Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors. The McCann Team. 530 Walnut St – Suite 260. Philadelphia PA 19106