I think that it's more than the neighborhood that plays into being safe. Working with women over the years I have found that their attitudes really come into play when it comes to their feeling safe. As a case in point, working with my grand daughter to find a home was made easier because she was willing to look in changing neighborhoods where a big part of her feeling safe came from having some street smarts and/or just making common sense every day decisions.
That being said, there are neighborhoods that are safer than others and I would be more than happy to assist you in finding a new home. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Both locations are perfect for today's YUP. Mt. Airy is full of trees, parks, shops, restaurants and close to Main Street in Manayunk and The Hill at Chestnut Hill. Northeast Philly has brick and mortar not many trees at all but every store you could ever need is there.
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MiLAH at 16th and sansome is amazing
new harmony and singapore are both in chinatown
VEGE just opened at 12th and locust.
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I highly recommend: Lafayette Hill,Pennsylvania. There is a community here called, "The Reserve" that has many kids. Chestnut Hill, College is a 2 minute drive away and the education is good.
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For the very best in public and private education you must come to The Main Line areas. These are the western suburbs with outstanding schools, shopping restaurants, and other amenities. It is very convenient to downtown Phila by car or rail. Also easlly accessable to the office parks in King of Prussia, Malvern and Collegeville areas. As a relocation specialist, I have outstanding information, maps and the tools to make this an easy transition for you and your family. I am ready at your convenience to give you a comprehensive tour of the area and schools. With 27 years as a real estate professional, you can count on me to be your smart choice for all your real estate needs. Contact me so I can start sending you information NOW!
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Are all three tenants named as Tenants on the lease? If so then they would all be equally and individually responsible for exterminating provided you made tenants responsible for that in the lease.
If you are renting the rooms to three individuals, on 3 different leases or verbal agreements then your best bet would be to pay for it yourself. You don't want problems with your tenants in that situation as it is not in compliance with housing codes and laws to have multiple leases for a single family zoned dwelling.
If you would like some professional assistance, please feel free to call me anytime. Have a great week.
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Hi Mrs. Moody,
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Do you know your neighbors? If you have their contact information-- give them a call.
I'm guessing you don't live in a neighborhood with a HOA? If you do, that would be my first step. They can give notice to the owners citing cc&r's with a time limitation to have the porperty cleaned up. If they do not abide, the HOA can have the yard maintained and put a lien on the home.
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Yes it is leanable. As an investor that has section 8 tenants, this is my advice to you. Leave the water in your name and let the bill come to you. You can then give a copy to the tenets to pay- or you can give them a copy and ask them to include it in the rent. You have to know what is going on with this bill at all times because you do not want to invite a lean situation
Kem Bailey Smith
Keller Williams Main Line Realty
Hello Maria and thanks for your question.
While I am here in California and not familiar with 40x Brown Street, as a homeowners association consultant and expert, I can help you find out some of this information yourself.
If you are working with a Realtor, ask to see a set of the homeowners association's governing documents (CC&Rs, Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation). The CC&Rs in particular will provide you with immutable restrictions that will be enforced by the Association. For example, parking, pet and homeowner restrictions will appear in the CC&Rs, and these should be considered by you as a buyer or a homeowner to be not changeable without, often, a super majority (70 percent) approval of the members. Thus, a provision that says, "no pets" does not mean that you can bring a pet and change anyone's mind, it means, flatly, no pets. Some CC&Rs are highly restrictive (no painting the house another color, no children playing in the front yard, no basketball hoops, no extra cars, etc), and others allow for some leniency in use.
Second, have your Realtor request copies of the Board of Directors or Board of Governors meeting minutes and the newsletters for the past year. The contents of the minutes and the newsletters will provide you information about the strictness of the governing body, and, in some cases, depending on how "wordy" the secretary is, you can get an insight into the "thought-processes" of the Board members as well.
Finally, speak to a few residents at the homeowners association. If most of the owners say that they've never been bothered by the Association, it's likely that the complex leans more to the lenient side of things. However, if there are a lot of homeowners who report having "run-ins" with the Board, then it's safe to assume that the Board is active in enforcement and strict about the rules.
For more basic information about homeowners associatins, please check out my blog at the website below.
I hope this helps and good luck in your house hunt!!
Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA
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You may wish to consider Yardley / Lower Makefield instead - they have better schools. Other towns worth considering are Langhorne and Trevose.
What kind of price range are you looking at? $300K provides a lot of great choices.... more
Realtors cannot comment on safety issues or anything that may be considered opinion due to ethics violations. Your beest bet would be to go to those neighborhoods and speak to the homeowners and business owners who live there. They would be able to give you a more accurate picture. I hope this answers your question. If you have any further questions, or need mortgage assistance, feel free to contact me.
The very best of luck to you!
Michael D Delp
4802 Old Bethlehem Pike,
Telford Pa. 18969
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It is considered New Kensington although it has the Fishtown zipcode - 19125. The Fishtown Neighborhood Association boundries end at York St. Letterly is a little bit north of York St. We own a property on the 2500 block of E Boston St. Our tenant that lives there, to the best of our knowledge, enjoys it and has not had any complaints regarding crime, etc... We have helped numerous buyers purchase around there too, our good friend lives on the 2400 hundred block of Firth, and just helped someone settle on the 2400 block of Harold. Both of them are quite happy and content.
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Hi Lanette: I have spent a lot of time researching center city schools and neighborhoods for my own family. I have found that there was almost no information out there that was easily accessible and that gave me the info I needed. Were you thinking of center city or out closer to the suburbs Philadelphia?
In Center City, the best public schools are Meredith, McCall, and Greenfield. (Check them out here: http://www.centercityschools.com) In University City, there is the Penn Alexander school which is a really great public school. There are also private schools and charter schools which are listed on the website.
If you are choosing one of the public schools, you have to consider the catchment areas. If you fall within a catchment area, you can attend that school. THere is a website where you can map out the catchment areas here: http://cml.upenn.edu/nbase/ (although it is a little tricky to generate the maps, I found it very helpful.) You have to be really careful, because the catchment areas are very specific and their borders often run down the center of the street.
Obviously, if you choose a private school or charter, you don't have to worry so much about this.
We love the following center city areas for safety and good schools: Queen's Village, Bella Vista, the Rittenhouse Area, FItler Square, Society Hill, and most parts of University City (which is not center city per se). Of course, there are others, but these are the ones we have researched. They also trend to be pretty expensive. I have no info on the outlying areas.
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That is a good question. My wife and I live in Northern Liberties and specialize in all of the Riverfront areas. I personally believe that all of Northern Liberties (19123), Old Kensington (19122) and Fishtown (19125) will continue to do well and thrive. There is so much going on in these areas in terms of new development, arts and culture, dining and that will just continue. The quality of life is constantly improving.
From an investment standpoint, I would tend to believe that 19122 and 19125 will out perform Northern Liberties due to the fact that there is more growth potential and also that No Libs shot up in price too fast and furious. Thus, the other areas are attracting more interest. Further, many buyers are now priced out of No Libs so they want to be close to the area and are purchasing in these other areas fueling demand. Of course, the areas on the fringes or borders per se also will be a bit more speculative as well and thus a little more risky if by chance our market runs into a brick wall. With falling prices, people that would purchase would then come back to No Libs instead or Old City. I just do not think that there is much risk for our market hitting a wall, would tend to believe that it will be stable for another year or so and then start to pick back up again.
I know there is much debate over the borders and what is what so I think it comes down to personal preference and what you really like, what you can afford and what you are comfortable with. If you posted this same question on the Northern Liberties message board, I know you would get many many responses as well... as there is always debate about the borders and the surrounding areas.
I have heard that those units are quite nice as well. I wish you luck in your decision. For area residents, you will probably get 10 different opinions for the same question - is an interesting one : )
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