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Philly Spring Clean Up

Posted on: April 17, 2012

My partner, Bob Elfant, and two of our dedicated agents, Janice Smalley and Deb Stanitz, spent this past Saturday cleaning up the east and west blocks of Duval Street off of Germantown Avenue.  They volunteered with neighbors and the board of the Mt Airy Business Improvement District as part of the Philly Spring Clean Up event.


Mt. Airy residents tackle abandoned buildings during city-wide cleanup day — NewsWorks.


It was another event in our year-long Building Community initiative, bringing our total to almost $6000 contributed and over 350 service hours this year!

Elfant Wissahickon spreads the love

Posted on: February 8, 2011

Thanks to a wonderful idea from Craig Smith of Mortgage Masters and the great work of our amazing support staff, Elfant Wissahickon REALTORS is proud to sponsor a Valentine community service project this weekend!

This Saturday February 12, 2011 between 12 and 2pm Elfant Wissahickon REALTORS will be helping loved ones of military personnel send Valentine Greetings to their family and friends currently serving in the military. We are reaching out through all our advertising outlets and on line services to get the word out to anyone who has a loved one currently serving in the armed services.

If you have a loved one that you would like to send a Valentine Greeting, here is what you need to do: call our office before Friday February 11, 2011 at 5pm and make a reservation. On Saturday, come into our office (between 12 and 2 pm) with your message prepared and we will provide free production and editing services for a video Valentine’s Day greeting card. Please bring along a picture of your loved one along with a valid email address. Within 24 hours your video greeting will be ready and will be forwarded to your “special Valentine” anywhere in the world.

To make a reservation please call (215) 247-3600.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all and especially those of you serving in our military!

Posted by Paul Walsh

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Extended for Armed Service Members!

Posted on: May 11, 2010

April 30, 2010 marked the expiration date for the $8000 First Time Home Buyer Credit. Many home buyers in the last 12 months took advantage of this wonderful program. However, even though the deadline has come and gone there is an opportunity for qualified members of the US military to be able to take advantage of the First Time Buyer Tax Credit. Qualified service members have what amounts to a one year extension on the program. (April 30, 2011) This will allow qualified service members who were posted overseas to come home and be able to take full advantage of the First Time Buyer Tax credit. As Memorial Day approaches, this is a wonderful way to say thank you to all those men and woman who serve our country so bravely around the world. For more information please visit

Posted by Paul Walsh

Philly Spring Clean-up

Posted on: April 8, 2009

Saturday was a great day for Elfant Wissahickon.

We participated in the city-wide cleanup effort by cleaning the stretch of Lincoln Drive between Wissahickon Avenue  and Johnson Street.   A group of volunteers from our company filled about 30 bags of trash.   Particularly daunting was the steep sloped underside of the Walnut Lane bridge.   Serving as outdoor year-round living quarters for one of our Vietnam vets, the hillside was a particularly trashy site for motorists to view driving in and out of the Northwest.    The entire stretch of roadway looks much improved as a result of our efforts.   (We hope our park resident will be a little more comfortable, too.)

Agents on Lincoln Drive

This early weekend morning was not about negotiations and agreements of sale.  It was about a group of agents getting together to do something for ourselves and our community.   We enjoyed being together and we truly enjoyed our end-result.  Maybe people will be less inclined to litter on that stretch, now that it looks so good.   Hopefully, our resident Vet will feel a little more cared for as a result of our cleanup.

Agents on Lincoln Drive

A big thank you goes out to Sam, Janice, Gwen, Christopher , Paul, Deb, Leo,  Zeta and Jane for coming out.   Also, special thanks to Charlie for trucking by to get the trash bags and some discarded tires and Laura Siena and West Mt Airy Neighbors for helping organize.

Zeta on Lincoln Drive

It truly was a great morning!

Posted by Bob Elfant

Bob Elfant