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As Seen in this Week’s Papers 11/25/2020

Posted on: November 23, 2020



A chat with Karrie Gavin, Realtor

Posted on: November 20, 2020

Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie?

Both, but extra apple.


Pumpkin Spiced Coffee all the way – Yay or nay?

Yay, but only once or twice a season.


Which Thanksgiving side dish cannot be missed?

Stuffing.


Favorite comfort dish during the colder months?

Chili – I make a huge batch and eat it all week long or share with friends


Best/favorite thing about the fall season?

Backyard fires, red leaves on trees, and cozy soft clothing.


What’s your favorite spot/neighborhood in the city?

The Wissahickon.


What’s your favorite part of Philadelphia’s rich history?

All of it! I wrote a guidebook (Moon Philadelphia) and nerded out hard on the history! Ben Franklin! Quakers! The Revolution! Philly is the first “planned city” in North American and it has such a great design around the central squares/green spaces.


Beach Vacation, Mountain, or City Trip?

Beach!!! From NJ shore to the islands, I never met a beach I didn’t like!

  


What are new habits/hobbies during quarantine?

Briefly, adult coloring books and puzzles but that got old pretty fast. Tons of walks in the woods and tons of time at our beach house in Cape may. Books, podcasts and TV. I watched all the Avengers movies and “Anne with an E” with my sons. Thank goodness for Netflix.


What consumption has increased during stay-at-home?

Alcohol, S’mores and figs.


What moved you to become a realtor?

I got lucky. I liked houses and people and when I bought my own house, I thought, “Hmmm, maybe I could do that.” I was a freelance writer and the pay wasn’t great and the days were lonely. I had a kid and needed more money and more time with other people. I tried it out on a whim and sparks flew.


What are you most excited about being a realtor?

Getting to know people and helping them make their dreams come true. Matchmaking people and houses. Every day is different. I never get bored and I never stop learning. There is no ceiling. We don’t have to ask anyone for time off or for a raise. We just have to figure out how to make it happen ourselves. I love working with my team and helping them get where they want to go.


Hardcovers or audio books?

Both. Fiction on paper or kindle on the beach or in bed. I listen to audio books for memoir, politics, career and self improvement while walking or driving.


What’s the most recent book you read?

My Brilliant Friend, Think Like a Monk, and The Hate You Give (I always have 2 or 3 going at a time.)

 

To contact Karrie, call 215-260-1376 or email karrie@elfantwissahickon.com

Or visit the Karrie Gavin Group website here!


Credits: Delish, Food Network, Taste of Home, Drexel Magazine, Good Reads, The cultural Landscape Foundation, MOON Publications, The Muse, YouTube, Collider, Netflix, National Geographic, Google Books, Elena Ferrante, Jay Shetty, Anjie Thomas.


As Seen in this Week’s Papers 11/18/2020

Posted on: November 17, 2020



A chat with Neil Kugelman, Realtor

Posted on: November 5, 2020

Best / Favorite thing about the fall?

Crisp, fresh air.


What’s your favorite spot/neighborhood in the city?

We are so fortunate to live here! I’ve walked the Wissahickon and all it’s trails over the years. Nothing beats having this large exquisite tract of quiet nature in our backyard and its colonial past.


What’s your favorite part of Philadelphia’s rich history?

Not only do we have outstanding examples of Italianate, American Colonial, Second Empire, Queen Anne, American Craftsman, Dutch Colonial, Georgian, Gothic Revival, and Tudor Revival houses here, we have an important part in American history here! I’ve given tours to family & visitors of Colonial/Historic Germantown, from its designated buildings to the unknown ones I’ve become privy to all these years.


Beach Vacation, Mountain, or City Trip?

Beach.


What moved you to become a realtor?

1/ I wanted a field of expertise,
2/ I wanted to help people &
3/ I love the old architecture/history of Germantown.


What are you most excited about being a realtor?

The relationships that have so enriched my life.


Hardcovers or audio-books?

Hardcover.

What’s the most recent book you read?

Jo Nesbo’s ” The devils star

 

To contact Neil, call (215) 431-5095 or email neil@kugelmanteam.com

Or visit the Neil Kugelman Team website here!

 

 

 

Credits: Traillink, by rails to trails/Take a history hike in the Wissahickon, Sarah Marley/Historic Germantown, Freedoms Backyard/The encyclopedia of greater Philadelphia/The Digest on Line, Madison Schramm.


As Seen in this Week’s Papers 11/4/2020

Posted on: November 5, 2020



Elfant Wissahickon Welcomes the WeKnowPhilly Team!

Posted on: October 29, 2020

                 


As Seen in this Week’s Papers 10/28/2020

Posted on: October 29, 2020