Archives: Rittenhouse Location

Get the Homestead Exemption Before the Deadline Ends

Posted on: September 6, 2018

Did you know that you could save up to $550 on your 2019 Real Estate Tax bill with the City of Philadelphia’s Homestead Exemption tax relief program? You are eligible to claim Homestead for your primary residence in Philadelphia, which lowers the taxes for your property. Don’t miss out on big savings and sign up before September 13, 2018!

There are more than 200,00 households enrolled in the Homestead Exemption since 2012. Around 76% of eligible homeowners have taken part in saving on property taxes as of December 2017, making it one of the City’s most successful tax relief programs. It is expected to provide Philadelphians even bigger savings next year.  If you are an eligible homeowner and haven’t applied so far, don’t wait any longer and apply today – it only takes 2 minutes!

You can apply to Homestead by:

Already enrolled in the Homestead Exemption program? No action is needed, simply enjoy your savings. Once you’re in the program, you stay in automatically, unless you sell your property or if the deed of your property changes.

This program is for everyone! Income is not one of the limitations for eligibility and there is no age requirement.

If you benefit from LOOP (Longtime Owner Occupants Program) or have a 10-year tax abatement, you unfortunately won’t be able to get Homestead until that existing program ends. Nevertheless, you can apply for Homestead even if you have an OOPA (Owner Occupied Real Estate Tax Payment Agreement) or the Senior Tax Freeze.

Don’t miss the opportunity to save up to $550 on property taxes starting 2019. Hurry, the deadline for these savings is September 13, 2018.

​Source: http://bit.ly/2Q8qOxt /phila.gov​


Building Community – A Chat with Katey McGrath, Director of Operations & Partner

Posted on: April 10, 2018

Do you volunteer or financially support a non-profit or charitable organization (if more than one, pick one)?

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook

What makes this organization special to you?

It’s an independent news organization covering the Philadelphia School District. I believe that our city needs an independent voice, working for quality, and equality, in our public schools.

I became involved with the Notebook’s board because the battleground for the fight for racial and social justice is public education, and the Notebook is an important ally, helping to create a culture of accountability.

I continue to work with the Notebook because it is an incredibly professional and hard-working organization at the center of a community that cares about the health of our public school system, the contributions of teachers and families, and the success of its students.

Do you volunteer your time or make regular donations of funds or goods?

Lots of time! I’m currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors. My family proudly makes a gift to the Notebook each year.

Do you host or plan fundraisers or events?

Yes, regularly – we host small events for members, house parties to raise awareness (and funds), and an annual event to celebrate the Notebook and honor student journalist and public education advocates.

Are you on its board or a committee?

Before I was Chair, I was Co-Chair, Vice-chair; I’ve served on the Personnel Committee, Finance Committee, and Governance Committee.

What is your favorite thing about the organization?

I’m so proud of our staff and the content they produce. It’s the only place in Philadelphia where you can go for truly in-depth analysis on really complex education issues. Its credibility and integrity are inspiring to me.

When did you start volunteering?

2012

What made you support the organization?

I learned of the Notebook after completing the Young Involved Philadelphia’s Board Prep program (I highly recommend it for any young professional looking to get involved with a non-profit!).

Describe the organization in 3 words!

Equity, Quality, Impact

How can someone get involved?

Go to thenotebook.org, subscribe to our mailing list, like us on Facebook, and become a member!

To contact Katey, call 215-247-3600 or email katey@elfantwissahickon.com
Visit Katey’s Homepage here

 


A chat with Neil Kugelman, Realtor

Posted on: September 22, 2017

What do you like to do in your free time – besides sell real estate?

Spend time with our family (brother, children, grandchildren, niece’s & nephews’ families); hang with our friends; listen to music; attend concerts; visit new places; plan vacations; attend Mason’s meetings; walk in the Wissahickon; do most anything outdoors in nice weather.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

Ocracoke NC. You get there by driving down the Outer Banks and onto the ferry boat: INSTANT TRANQUILITY. I am both anxious and relaxed as the ferry pulls us onto Ocracoke Island. I can always close my eyes and imagine the beach in front of me; walking far into the water, yet my knees remain dry (enormous sandbar). This is my Beach Heaven.

What is your favorite dessert?

A good cannoli; crisp shell, gritty cheese filling…

What is your favorite style of house?

Queen Anne houses, with its mishmosh myriad of construction textures & colors, accents & appendages.

Why did you decide to become a realtor?

I had been commuting from our home in Germantown to my job as a store manager on Penn’s campus. It seems whenever the family went anywhere, I would point out the styles and architectural features of neighborhood housing to the wife and children. Finally my wife said, “Instead of selling five and dime s—, why don’t you sell something of big value – like houses?” The rest is history, 30+ years and counting.

To contact Neil, call 215-431-5095 or email neil@elfantwissahickon.com
Visit Neil’s Homepage here!


A chat with Aileen Pasquel, Realtor

Posted on: August 4, 2017

Where are you working today / where are your appointments?

I have been working in various neighborhoods throughout the city, from Market East, Graduate Hospital, Art Museum Area, South Philly, and North East. Society Hill will be coming soon. I focus on the areas that will match my buyers needs. Certain neighborhoods have specific amenities to satisfy needs. Also, certain architecture only exist in certain areas. Then consider close to transportation and always price. With investors, there are other parts of the city to work within, depending on their end use.

What is your favorite on-the-go lunch choice?

Slice and a soda

iPhone or Android?

iPhone

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

Algarve, or any Mediterranean town. Love being in cities and beach towns.


Aileen strolling through the streets of Algarve.

What is your favorite dessert?

Chocolate

Tea or coffee?

Coffee in am, tea during the day

Vacation Type: Adventurous or relaxing?

I like to have a mix. A little beach or pool, something sporty and always a touch of art/culture

To contact Aileen, call 215-915-0044 or email aileen@elfantwissahickon.com


A chat with Andon George, Realtor

Posted on: June 5, 2017


To contact Andon, call 305-962-9606 or email andon@elfantwissahickon.com
Check out Andon’s Facebook page here! Visit Andon’s LinkedIn account here!

Photos from Andon’s trip to Belize!
     

Andon George – Rookie of the Year 2016!
From left to right: Andon George, Bob Elfant, and Mary Jo Potts


A chat with Nick Petryszyn, Realtor

Posted on: March 16, 2017

Where are you working today / where are your appointments?

South Philly, Passyunk Square

What is your favorite on-the-go lunch choice?

Nam Phuong at 11th and Washington for pho or Johns Roast Pork on Snyder for, well, roast pork.

Do you have a favorite new local restaurant or business that you are really excited about?

Rooster Soup Company, they are a sister restaurant to Federal Donuts and use all of the left over chicken to make soups, pot pies, and other delicious bites with 100% of the profits donated to The Broad Street Ministry to provide meals to vulnerable Philadelphians.

What do you like to do in your free time – besides sell real estate?

Fly fishing, sailing, driving race cars (I have an unhealthy obsession with vintage sports cars)

What is your favorite part of being a realtor?

Without a doubt, working with people. No two are alike and everyone requires something different. This keeps me interested, I can’t stand monotony and working every day, directly with people is a great way to avoid it!

To contact Nick, call 856-816-3769 or email nickp@elfantwissahickon.com

Visit Nick’s Homepage here! Check out Nick’s Facebook account here!

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A chat with Mike Cohen, Realtor

Posted on: March 9, 2017


To contact Mike, call 215-570-1920 or email mike@elfantwissahickon.com

Check out Mike’s Facebook page here! Visit Mike’s LinkedIn account here!

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Elfant Wissahickon Realtors Congratulates 2016’s Award Winners!

Posted on: March 8, 2017

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Elfant Wissahickon Realtors proudly recognizes and congratulates

the company’s 2016 Top Producers at our Annual Awards Breakfast!

Thank you all for an amazing and successful year 2016!

 

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Mary Jo Potts & Associates – Top Producing Team (Transactions)

Mary Jo Potts – Top Producing Team Leader (Transactions)

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Tiffany Wainwright – Top Producing Team Member (Transactions)

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Joanne Colino – Top Individual Producer (Transactions)

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Karrie Gavin Group – Top Producing Team (Volume)

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Karrie Gavin – Top Producing Team Leader (Volume)

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Jacob Markovitz – Top Producing Team Member (Volume)

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Joanne Colino – Top Individual Producer (Volume)

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Ksenia Scorsolini – Rookie of the Year (Volume)

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Andon George – Rookie of the Year (Transactions)

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The Adams Group – 20 Million Dollar + Production

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Schwartz Nealy Team – 20 Million Dollar + Production

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Philadelphia Moves Team – 20 Million Dollar + Production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Elfant Wissahickon Realtors Congratulates 2015’s Top Producers

Posted on: January 21, 2016

Elfant Wissahickon Realtors recognizes its professional and successful agents for another record breaking year. The following are the company’s 2015 top producers!

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Shauli David

Shauli David – Top Individual Producer (Center City and Company Wide)

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Top Individual Producer,

Joanne Colino – Top Individual Producer (Chestnut Hill Office)

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Top Prod Team VOL

Karrie Gavin Group – Top Producing Team (Volume)

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Team Plant

The Christopher Plant Team – Top Producing Team, Under 5 Agents (Volume)

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Phila Moves Team

Philadelphia Moves – Top Producing Team, Under 5 Agents (Volume)

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Neil Kugelman Team – Top Producing Team, Under 5 Agents (Transactions)

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Mary Jo Potts and Associates – Top Producing Team (Transactions)

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Leah Strenger – Rookie of The Year (Volume)

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Patrick Walsh – Rookie of The Year (Transactions)

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 Multi-Million Dollar Producers:

Keith Adams

Sean Adams

Rena Asher

Jim Benincasa

Marissa Brooks

Mary Louise Butler

Denise Chapline

Joanne Colino

Melinda Coughlin

Dominic Christopher

Shauli David

Neil DiFranco

Karrie Gavin

Connie Gillespie

Amy Greenstein

Neil Kugelman

Jan LeSuer

Janice Manzi

Jake Markovitz

Claudia McGill

John O’Connell

Nick Petryszyn

Christopher Plant

Mary Jo Potts

Wendy Schwartz

Deb Stanitz

Kristin Stever

Leah Strenger

Kelly McShain Tyree

Tiffany Wainwright

Patrick Walsh

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Elfant Wissahickon’s Pine Street Office Winner of 2015 Center City Residents’ Association Street Scene Award

Posted on: October 7, 2015

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Elfant Wissahickon’s Pine Street office is proud to be the 1st place commercial winner of the 2015 Center City Residents’ Association Street Scene Award. The award celebrates city gardeners and is judged on the following criteria:

  1. Variety of Plants Originality and Imagination
  2. Suitability of Plants Design and Total Visual Effect
  3. Maintenance Sustainability
  4. Use of Space
  5. Use of Color

City gardeners deserve praise and recognition for their generosity and ability to cope with difficult growing conditions.  Full list of winners can be found HERE