Amy Shelanski's Blog Posts

Amy Shelanski's Blog Posts

Remember The Groundhog The Spring Market Is Here
There may not be tulips, yet, but Philadelphia is happening. Top place to visit, top restaurants, top shopping - on and on! So it’s not a surprise that housing is also booming, a...

Philly Neighborhoods Pennsport
Pennsport was just voted the Neighborhood of the Year by Philly Curbed. Check it out here http://philly.curbed.com/archives/categories/pennsport.php.Pennsport is a lovely neighborh...

Philly Neighborhoods Queen Village
You're moving to Philadelphia! Great choice! But even if you've lived in a nearby suburb and you have lots of friends in the city, your choice of neighborhood is distinctly about y...

Three Helpful Steps To Being More Self Confident
TED-Ed brings us 3 science-backed tips to become a more confident person in three easy steps"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it," wrote...

Women Paid Less
If you're a working woman this probably won't come as a surprise to you. Here are the rather depressing facts.According to a recent report in Reuters from PayScale Inc.U.S. women p...

Urban Wildlife In Philadelphia
Moving to the city from the suburbs? Moving from a high-rise in the city to a house? In addition to getting to know your human neighbors you will also want to get to know your furr...

Maximizing The Open House Experience
Going to open houses is fun, but if you are seriously looking to buy a new home, there are some things you can do to make the open house experience productive as well as entertaini...

Ten Restaurants Coming Soon
Philadelphia has no lack of great restaurants. And now, ten new places to look forward to - all coming soon. No matter what your favorite cuisin may be there's something here for e...

Thinking Of Selling Your Home
Late August is a great time to get your home ready to sell. Turn on the AC and get busy de-cluttering, getting to those minor repairs, putting on a little paint and getting ahead o...

A Great Guide To Philly Neighborhoods
These days it seems like lots of people want to live in Philadelphia. We've gotten more accolades in the past year than probably in the whole last century. Philly is now a food des...

Great Kitchen Hacks
Love to cook? Hate to spend time on tedious prep work and cleaning? Here are some great ideas to keep you focused on your creativity, not the drudgery!1) Whipped cream - essential ...

Dog And Cat Hair Everywhere
Almost summer and our furry children start to shed. Even if you don't have allergies, you probably have a houseful of hair that gets into everything. Lucky are those of you who hav...

Get Ready For The Tall Ships
The most spectacular and beautiful event of the summer is coming soon. This year as part of the Welcome America festivities Philadelphia (now the coolest city in the US) will host ...

Pop Up Gardens About To Bloom In South Philly
This year we're getting TWO, not just one beautiful Pop-Up garden in South Philly. Again, 1438 South Street will be have a wonderful place to gather, eat and drink. It's a new desi...

VOTE VOTE VOTE
Tomorrow is election day - make sure your voice is heard. We live in a fabulous city with so much to offer. Let's make sure that Philadelphia continues to be a place where all of o...

Rhubarb Cocktails For Spring Parties
Rhubarb! There may be some who don't like it, but most people seem to love the sweet and tart tang of fresh seasonal rhubarb. Technically, botanically, rhubarb is a vegetable, but ...

Spring In Philadelphia Means A Feast Of Festivals
There's no lack of things to do this time of year. It's enough for some to sit back and enjoy the sunshine and all the beautiful new blooms that spring brings to us. We all should ...

Bike Share Is Almost Here
March 5, 2015 The snow is still coming down. The temperature has dropped to 23F. Hard to imagine that spring is just 16 days away. And coming, late this spring is Philly's new...

Find Out What SEPTA Is Planning
Bus routes affect our neighborhoods. They help us determine where to live so that we can get to work quickly and easily. The downside of convenient service is the potential for noi...

You Do Not Save Money Selling Your Own House
Well it's true. Sell your house on your own and you'll get less money for it - even after deducting Realtor commissions. The National Association of Realtors statistics show:For Sa...

Open Houses Now
Click here for a full list of open houses this week!   OPEN HOUSES...

Lots Of New Homes In Queen Village
Queen Village, bordered by the north side of Washington Avenue, the Delaware River, the south side of Lombard Street and the east side of 6th Street is one of Philadelphia's m...

Dogs And Cats Get Winter Aches Just Like Us
This article will appear in the January issue of QVNA Magazine and is printed here with the kind permission of the author, Dr. Christina Fuoco who is the owner and medical director...

OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED TODAY 902 S FRONT ST 1 To 3pm
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Public School That Exceeds Discover Nebinger
This article written by Eleanor Ingersoll appeared in the November issue of the Queen Village Neighbors' Association Magazine. Eleanor has kindly given ...

Unique Holiday Shopping Experiences
If you're like me and you don't like shopping, especially Holiday shopping. In and out of stores, too hot, too cold, trying to park, carrying heavy packages, fighting crowds - UGH!...

Go House Hunting This Winter And Get Some Exercise
Check out this article from Zillow and then call me!   Philadelphia - Great for Homebuyers ...

OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED TODAY 902 S FRONT ST
For more information:  http://amy.searchphillylistings.com/property/16-6442769-902-S-Front-St-Philadelphia-PA-19147...

CANCELLED OPEN HOUSE AT 808 CARPENTER ST TODAY November 1
So sorry, due to weather and other factors today's open house at 808 Carpenter St is cancelled....

Vote On Tuesday
Your vote matters. I've put together some links to make it easy for you to know where to go, when to go and a full list of state-wide offices and candidates. Remember to VOTE!Click...

Open Houses This Weekend
Come in from the cold and see some great Philly Houses. Click here:   OPEN HOUSES ...

Lots Of Halloween And Day Of The Dead Events
Want to have a great time on Halloween? Safely, happily, easily? Two events that will help you and your kids have a fun, spooky, sweet time.First there's the 9th Annual Toddler Par...

Philadelphia Gets Better All The Time
I am so amazed and proud of all the wonderful new public spaces in Philadelphia. In case you were curious here's a rundown of what's already open and what's coming.1. Dilworth Plaz...

Philadelphia Navigating The Neighborhoods
Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods and if you're new here, or moving here you want to be sure you find the best fit for your lifestyle. Where to live? Whether you're planning ...

Open Houses And Falling Leaves
The weather gurus are saying that the summery weather we've been having is about to end and it's going to feel like fall. That means it's time to get out and walk around our wonder...

Open Houses And Fall Philly Festivals
Looking for things to do? Fall in Philadelphia is fantastic! From the many wonderful open houses that you can see every weekend to the wonderful events for fun and for fund-raising...

Open Houses And Lots Of Great Events
There is so much to do in our fabulous city - no way you'll be able to do it all, but hoping that you will enjoy all the offerings in this spectacular weather! For a fairly compreh...

Queen Village Parking Lot Expands
Circling the block for what seems like hours. Feeling like you  support the parking authority. Stop and sign up for a spot in the recently expanded Queen Village parking lot. ...

Watermelon And Then Some
August - a great time for watermelon and casual entertaining.  Here's a recipe for an elegant, but really simple fresh watermelon dessert. Cut up about 4 cups of watermelon (s...

Great Time To Buy
It's summer, it's hot. Everyone is on vacation. Properties that have been on the market even a short time are experiencing a slow-down in showings. If you're looking to buy this is...

Happy 4th Of July
Wishing everyone a great weekend! And because it's so hot out here's a recipe for keeping cool - icepops!2 mangos1 juice of one limejuice of one orangehandful of mint leavesBlend u...

What Do To In The Heat
It's another Philadelphia summer arriving early by a few days. Heat and humidity are about to settle into the Delaware Valley for a few months and while it's tempting to sit at hom...

Resources About Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Moving to Philly? Confused? Want to learn all you can about our varied and wonderful neighborhoods. A long drive, or walk around the city will give you an idea about neighborhoods ...

Check Out Great Open Houses
Looking for open houses? Look no further, just click here to see what's open in Philly this week:   OPEN HOUSES ...

Free Trees Philly
TreePhilly is a new greening initiative led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, in partnership with Wells Fargo and the Fairmount Park Conservancy that directly e...

Philadelphia Open Houses This Weekend
Sping - daffodils, crocuses, feathery green silhouettes on mostly bare branches. Tulips pushing their way up out of the ground. So given all that burgeoning of life it's time to ge...

Its Cheaper To Buy Than To Rent In Philadelphia
Check out this article in the Philadelphia Business Journal. It's what we've been telling clients. Now it's "official".   http://www.bizjournals.com...

More Than 31 Reasons To Live In Philadelphia
Philadelphia, long the forgotten city wedged between the big, brashness of New York and the unending drama of Washington has finally gotten its due in the Huffington Post:  ...

Open Houses You Dont Want To Miss
There's a change in the air. Stand on some clean white snow in the sun and feel the heat as the sunlight reflects off the snow. Spring will arrive in sixteen days and with it horde...

Gentrification According To The NY Times
The Times has missed a big part of the story. All homes in Philadelphia were re-assessed after decades of ridiculously low assessments and a ridiculously high tax r...

Open Houses This Sunny Not Snowy Weekend
Here's what's coming up this weekend. Get out while the weather (and prices) are great! Click here  OPEN HOUSES ...

How Philadelphia Magazine Sees Philly Neighborhoods
So, where would you like to live?...

A Great Time To Look And Buy
It's cold, it's snowy and it's the best time to get out and look at houses! If you're seriously looking for a new home winter is a great time to find wonderful values. Once the...

Philadelphia Home Sales Up In 2013
Philadelphia area real estate sales and prices moved higher in 2013; inventory declined and home stayed on the market for less time. Overall, sales rose 14.5 percent last year. Y...

Open Houses Get Out Before The Spring Rush
It's cold, it's snowy and it's the best time to get out and look at houses! If you're seriously looking for a new home winter is a great time to find wonderful values. Once the spr...

Land Bank Comes To Philadelphia
Why is getting the Land Bank up and running so urgent? Every delay means more crime and more blight Every day we wait means less money for our schools and city services ...

New Years Resolutions
As I still am recovering from the aftermath of the holidays and am in a somewhat reflective mood I would like to offer this simple advice. Make your resolutions things that can be ...

Happy New Year
Wishing everyone a very healthy and happy 2014!!!!...

Queen Village Holiday Party December 19th Old Swedes Church 7pm
Did you know Queen Village is Philadelphia's first neighborhood? And now it's first among Philadelphia's great neighborhoods as the best place to live. If you live in Queen Village...

Healthy Holiday Dessert Pumpkin Souffles
My family loved these beautiful pumpkin soufflés. They're easy to make, look and taste great, and are light as air. And, don't be afraid of making soufflés, they are not difficul...

Queen Village Neighbors Meeting And Elections Tomorrow Thursday November 21
Come to St. Philip Neri Church  218 Queen Street tomorrow night, Thursday, November 21st. All residents of Queen Village over 18 years old can vote for officers and Board mem...

75 New Townhomes In Queen Village
JKR Partners, architects of Philadelphia hope to build 75 townhomes on what is now a vacant lot. The area is borderd by Columbus Boulevard to the east, Catharine Street to the so...

New Philadelphia Holiday Tradition
Come to a brand new holiday tradition at 5pm on November 14th in Franklin Square (200 N 6th St).  Benjamin Franklin’s imagination will be the key to holiday fun in Frankli...

The Philadelphia Tax Abatement Program
Tax abatements - lots of controversy. Hear what an expert has to say:  http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/sciencecafe....

Farmers Markets Are Back
Spring, summer. Even if you don't like the heat you will love the fresh produce and delectable items available at the two farmer's markets in Queen Village. On Tuesday there's Pass...

Fun Fest In Queen Village Saturday June 1
We are a city of neighborhoods, from Mt Airy to South Philly to Oxford Circle and Rittenhouse Sq. Each has its own flavor and style.Queen Village is one of Philadelphia's most inte...

Real Estate Taxes How to Learn More
 Real Estate Taxes:  How to Learn More--  "Drop in" Sessions, Seminars, Phone numbers ...

Queen Village goes to the dogs and cats
Today Maisie the wonder dog and I went to WAG (Whole Animal Gym) to show how accupuncture has worked on her arthritic elbows. A TV crew from WPHL was there and the story will be ai...


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