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A chat with Tamika Nealy-Farmbry, Realtor

Posted on: October 27, 2017

Where are you working today / where are your appointments?

I am presently burning the midnight oil in the Chestnut Hill office. My appointments were in East Mount Airy today.

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

Salad …Salad is always my choice of lunch even when I am on the go.

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

Green Soul is my favorite , I am like a celebrity when I walk in there.

What does your perfect weekend look like?

Spending time with my husband watching food & travel network.

 iPhone or Android?

iPhone

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

New Orelans (best food)

What is your favorite dessert?

Oatmeal Raisin cookies

How do you organize your day?

I start my day with writing down my thoughts as soon as I get up. I like to organize what I have to do for the day and things I need to do for the day.

Tea or coffee?

Tea

What is your favorite style of house?

Colonial

Vacation Type: Adventurous or relaxing?

Relaxing

What is your favorite season of the year?

Spring because it is not too hot and I can still wear sandals.

Why did you decide to become a realtor?

I decided to become a realtor to help my cousin build her business (only part time), I decided to stay after 17 years and become a nurse.

What is your favorite part of being a realtor?

I love helping people!

To contact Tamika, call 215-715-3806 or email tamika@elfantwissahickon.com
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A chat with Janice Smalley, Realtor

Posted on: July 14, 2017

Where are you working today / where are your appointments?

Working from home but no appointments scheduled so far.

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

Salad or yogurt

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

Wissahickon Brewing Company in East Falls. They are an up and coming business here in the area.

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

I belong to the East Falls Village so some of my free time is spent driving others to doctor’s appointments or doing their shopping. I like to garden in the summer time.

What does your perfect weekend look like?

Gathering with family & friends, especially at the shore during the summer.

iPhone or Android?

Android

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

I do like Florida in the winter. Otherwise, I like wherever the cruise ship is taking me (smile).

What is your favorite dessert?

Coconut custard pie – yum!!

Tea or coffee?

Coffee

What is your favorite style of house?

Colonial

Vacation Type: Adventurous or relaxing?

Adventurous

What is your favorite season of the year?

Fall

Why did you decide to become a realtor?

Thought it was a good career move since I had always enjoyed looking at new construction and attending open houses for many years.

What is your favorite part of being a realtor?

I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I know that either my seller or my buyer is satisfied with the results of the transaction. Some “clients” are now called “friends”.

To contact Janice, call 267-496-9977 or email janicesmalley@elfantwissahickon.com
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Janice (sitting in the back) is enjoying the white water rafting in Denali, Alaska


What's a Cape Cod?

Posted on: August 12, 2011

We’ll focus every so often on a style of architecture found in the greater Philadelphia area – this week, it’s the Cape Cod.

The Cape Cod style house  (or “Cape”) originated in the 17th century as a mostly symmetrical 1.5 story house build by early settlers to New England.  The term “Cape Cod House” was seen as early as 1821.  The style we see more commonly today is considered a “Colonial Revival Cape” and still has the front door in the center of the house, flanked generally by two windows.  Terms like Half-Cape or Three-Quarter Cape refer to smaller versions of the same facade, with the Half-Cape having windows only on one side of the front door, and the Three-Quarter Cape having one window on one side of the front door, and two on the other.

courtesy of Wikipedia

Over the years, Capes have gotten bigger and smaller, depending on the financial climate in the country.  Many have additional wings, garages, roof dormers for more finished space upstairs, or have a doubled-up front with four windows on either side of the front door.  The smaller Capes enjoyed a resurgence in the Depression era as demand for affordable housing grew.

918 Brown St, Huntingdon Valley Cape Cod

 

Above is one of our listings that shows the traditional Cape Cod facade with (more) modern improvements in Huntingdon Valley, currently listed with Sean Ryan at $385,000 (click the photo for a full virtual tour).  You can see the roof dormer indicating finished space above and a front porch, rather than a picket fence.

 

Have any other styles you’d like to learn more about?  Let us know in the comments.