Discount Brokers: The Real Deal

We have all heard the old saying, “If it sound like it is too good to be true, it probably is.” Unfortunately, this is typically the case with discount brokers. Whenever the real estate market reaches a high point, tons of new, discount brokers and startup companies seem to appear out of nowhere. They come promising dramatically decreased commission percentages in exchange for their discounted services. Now, we understand how appealing this may look but I want you to be informed and aware of the risk involved when you come in contact with these operations.

As an experience realtor, I have seen the poor service that these organizations provide on numerous occasions. Many of these companies require upfront payment in order to list the property in the MLS and then disappear, leaving clients baffled, confused and alone.  Eventually, the companies disappear completely, leaving a great deal of wreckage behind.

Be Forewarned! These individuals do not do the same job as legitimate, real estate professionals. They will not take the time to market your home, manage paperwork, host open houses or guide you through the negotiation process like genuine professionals. They will simply cash your check, list the property and disappear.

Bottom line, if your home is not a discount property, then do not list with a discount broker. Those flashy and appealing discounted rates could end up costing you more than you ever imagined. Be safe, be smart, and beware of the discount broker.

For a name you know and a Realtor you can trust, contact me today!
Jim Onesti – BHHS Fox & Roach – McCann Team – 215-627-6005 Main
215.440.2052 Direct or jonesti@mccannteam.com 

Great Investment or Development Opportunity!!

Just listed!!   Duplex at 16th & Federal
Corner Property – Needs work – $199,000
Not on the MLS – 1215 S 16th
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Contact Jim Onesti for more info
BHHS Fox & Roach – Mike McCann Team
215.627.6005 Main or 215.440.2052 Direct
jonesti@mccannteam.com 

Build Your Dream Home in the Meredith School District!

NOT ON THE MLS!

Bella Vista LOT APPROVED for a 4000 sq’ home

Located in the Meredith School District Catchment

Build your dream home! Several comps well above $1,000,000+++
OR build a custom home for a client!!

Click Here For Plans: A  B  C  D  E

For more information contact Jim Onesti. 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

BHHS Fox & Roach – Mike McCann Team – Main 215.627.6005

Incredible New Development Opportunities!

2209-15 League Street. Graduate Hospital!! 3 continuous lots and a shell. $675k

22XX Greenwich, Point Breeze – Coming soon! – $45k

Francisville Lots: 833-835 N 15th Street + 837 N 15th Street + 1437 Parrish Street
(ZONED IRMX which allows multi-family with NO commercial requirements!!!)
833-835 N 15th St – $119,000.00  –  837 – $89,000.00  – 1437 Parrish – $99,000.00

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For more information or to make an offer today contact
Jim Onesti 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com
BHHS Fox & Roach, McCann Team 215.627.6005 Main 

4 Amazing Development Opportunities!!

Not yet on the MLS

1713 S. 9th Street. Passyunk Square. Huge 2 story corner home with GARAGE, deck, 4 bedrooms and two baths. Needs updating but in great condition! Asking $225k

1318 S Opal, Point Breeze, $79k. Two stories, needs complete renovation.

1320 S Cleveland, Point Breeze, $89k. Two stories, needs complete renovation.

14 lots in Northern Liberties, fully approved for town homes with garages and parking. $150k each!

Contact Jim Onesti for more info. 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com
BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors & The McCann Team. 215.627.6005

MASSIVE Broad Street Property for Sale!

2221 (2)Gorgeous 5500 + square foot Broad street property that runs street to street with parking. Detached, free standing building!

Limestone and Granite facade! One block from the hospital, next to Starbucks and commercial Broad street strip center at Broad and Jackson. HOT Location with Huge rent potential!!

Roof Deck views of Center City and South Philly, and Stadiums.

Tax abatement submitted/pending!

It’s fully approved and permitted for 6 residential rental units and 2 parking spots (but you can probably fit 4 prkg total).
4–1 bed/1 bath, 1–2 bed/2 bath, 1–2 bed/1 bath.

The property is framed and new plumbing is almost completed, fully permitted….. easy to rent due to hospital located down block and booming navy yard 2221 2  (2)expansion.

Broad Street Subway entrance ½ block away!

Appraised in Feb 2013 for right around $1.1mm, with market rents of $8,400/month ($100,800/year).  If one went with high end finishes, you may be able to push these numbers higher. (appraisal attached)

The owner has other projects he wants to move to and wants to sell. He is asking 725k. It needs another $200k or so to finish but should cash flow very nicely.

Truly an amazing building and rare opportunity!

Plans and multi-tab pro-forma attached..

Below are the potential rental income figures

o    1F: $1250/month (1bdrm/1ba, multi-level with basement living area)

o    1R: $1800/month (2bdrm/1ba)

o    2F: $1250 (large 1bdrm/1ba)

o    2R: $1050 (1bdrm/1ba)

o    3F: $2000 (2brm/2ba, roof deck, multi-level)

o    3R: $950 (smaller 1bdrm/1ba)

o    Parking: 2 spaces x $100/month = $200

o    Totals: $8500/month, $102,000/year

CLICK HERE FOR BUILDING PERMITS!

CLICK HERE FOR PROFORMA!

CLICK HERE FOR 1st & 2nd FL PLANS!

CLICK HERE FOR 3rd & 4th FL PLANS!

For more information contact Jim Onesti 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com – BHHS Realtors 215.627.6005