Posted on: March 30, 2015
Elfant Wissahickon welcomes REALTORS (front L to R) Neil DiFranco, Jenny Sweeny, Marissa Brooks, Jessica Hagen, Leah Strenger, Michael Cohen, (back L to R), Megan Timmons, Patrick Walsh, Michele Peale, Steve Olszewski, and Michelle Carroll, to our sales force of over 80 professionals at our Chestnut Hill and Rittenhouse Square locations.
Posted on: March 13, 2015
Wanted to tell you about a fun event coming up on Sunday March 22nd. It’s the 5th Annual Chestnut Hill Rotary Chili Cookoff at the Lutheran Seminary in Mt Airy. The event starts at noon and runs til 3 pm. $10 for all the chili you can eat, kids under 5 free. Lots of things for kids to do in addition to eating chili! Chili Teams include McMenamins, Iron Hill, Poquito’s, Campbell’s, Trolley Car Diner, Weavers Way and more. Hope to see you there. Great food and a great cause!
Posted on: March 10, 2015
We always enjoy articles highlighting what kind of home a certain amount of money will buy you in a variety of U.S. cities. This particular POST compares NY, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Austin and Chicago. We wanted to add some Philadelphia properties to that list, so here is what $500,000 will get you in our fair city:
Posted on: March 6, 2015
It may not look like it outside, but spring is at our doorstep! Soon we’ll be attending backyard BBQs, shuttling the kids to little league practice and complaining about the heat! There is no better indication of the coming of springtime than setting the clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time!
Even though most will set their clocks forward by one hour before bedtime on Saturday night, the exact time of DST 2015 is 2am on Sunday morning, March 8th. Two clocks you normally will not have to change are on your cell phones and cable boxes. These are usually automatically programmed to adjust for time change.
You may wonder, why do we observe Daylight Saving Time? At one time, it was to save electricity. But newer studies have been challenging the long-held reason.
In general, the demand for electricity for lighting our homes is directly connected to when we go to bed and when we get up. When we go to sleep, we turn off our TVs and lights. In the average American home, 25% of electricity we use is from electronic appliances and lights, and a good percentage of that usage occurs in the evening when families are home. So, by moving the clock ahead one hour, we cut the amount of electricity we use each day.
In fact, Philadelphian Benjamin Franklin was the first person to suggest DST in 1784, but the idea didn’t catch on until World War I to save on artificial lighting costs. Overall, Daylight Saving Time is said to cut back 1% of daily electricity usage!
So, spring forward and enjoy the coming warmth!