New Philly Rehab Deals!!! February 2014

Thank you to all of our clients who keep bringing us great deals!!

New rehab and new construction deals for sale:  cropped-jim-81111-030.jpg

2 lots, street to street, Northern Liberties, $212,500 each, potential resale $700,000 ea. River views,

2 car garages!

Passyunk Square, 2 story fixer upper on the North side of the neighborhood, 100k!! potential resale 325k. HOME RUN

Fishtown, 9 lots, 110k each, Build 9-New Construction homes at a great location in one of the hottest locations in Philadelphia. potential resale 475k each

For more information contact Jim Onesti, Mccann Team, BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors    jonesti@mccannteam.com

#1 Real Estate Team in Philadelphia   ~  Over 600 settled transactions in 2013!! cropped-kit1.jpg

Great Info On The 10 Year Tax Abatement Discussion!

John Westrum CEO of Westrum Development, and Kevin Gillen, an economist affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, were wondering about something pertaining to Philadelphia’s 10-year tax abatement.

 What would the net fiscal impact be of a newly constructed residential development that was built under the abatement?

The abatement gives buyers of a new residential property a 10-year break on real estate taxes.

The policy has been considered a success. But critics say it siphons revenue away from the city and school district, benefits developers and caters to the rich.

To get an answer, Westrum and Gillen analyzed Westrum’s Brewerytown Square, a development of 144 market-rate townhouses at 31st and West Thompson streets.

Westrum wouldn’t have gone forward with the project without the abatement. It was a fringe area when he started the project and one of the biggest selling points was the tax break.

When Gillen and Westrum drilled down on Brewerytown Square, they concluded that for every $1 abated, the city took in $2 in tax revenue from other sources directly related to the project. It also found that 47 percent of its new owners came from out of the city.

“So, not only did the city get back the $1 that it forewent from the abatement, but it also received an additional $1 in revenue from other sources, due to the economic activity and new residents associated with Brewerytown Square’s development,” said a report on their analysis.

The debate over the abatement is expected to continue during the upcoming budget session and this report will likely play a role.

For full study found in the link below…
For more info on the citys tax abatement program contact me today!
Jim Onesti. 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com
Information courtesy of
Natalie KostelniReporter- Philadelphia Business Journal

Mr. New Construction Does it Again!!

23After bird dogging and selling an amazing piece of land to one of his developers; Jim Onesti from BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors, pre-sold ALL 4 of the new homes being built there, long before completion!!

ALL sold at or very close to full price which ranged from $669,900-$689,900

23bThis amazing project was located at 547-53 N. 23rd Street, right on the corner of 23rd and Brandywine in the Art Museum Area.

These beautiful homes featured 4 stories, 2700 square feet, garage 23cparking, 2nd & 4th floor decks, 10-year tax abatements, finished basements and master carpentry throughout!!

Selling real estate and finding great deals is what we do. Both our marketing plan and our track record provide fast and proven results. If you are interested in finding out more about putting our expertise and experience to work for you, contact us TODAY!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the many developments I have SOLD OUT!

McCann Team
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Fox & Roach Realtors
McCann Team – 530 Walnut Street – Suite 260 – Philadelphia PA 19106
215.627.6005 Main – 215.440.2052 Direct – jonesti@mccannteam.com

Jim Onesti & The McCann Team Bring You ANOTHER Investor Success Story!

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Just last year we found our developer clients a phenomenal and rarely offered Northern Liberties buy! It consisted of a great piece of land located at 973-75 N 5th and 1004-12 N Orkney Streets.

Not only did we help them find and purchase the site but we also successfully guided them through the zoning and permit process. In addition to our vast development knowledge we also assisted in everything from designing to branding and marketing these homes.

2While in the process of building these seven brand new, astounding new construction homes, we were able to pre-sell six of them- months before completion!!! Our client paid just around $100k per lot and sold them for a whopping $520k to $620k each!

We love working with investors and developers and there is nothing that we don’t know about this business. This is just one of the many amazing success stories that we are able to tell!

If you would like more information about our marketing plan, our vast knowledge and experience or our proven marketing plan and track record contact me today!

3We always have lots and fixer uppers for sale in and around Center City and the surrounding areas. Many of our lots come with zoning permits and approvals.

We would love the opportunity to share your success story so contact me today!

Jim Onesti, The McCann Team Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
215.440.2052 – jonesti@mccannteam.com

Land and Shells NOT ON THE MLS!!!!

Here are a few deals not on the MLS!!  Act fast before its too late !

17xx Latona  Point Breeze  $115,000   potential resale $250,000

1329 s Hicks   Point Breeze/New Bold   $115,000

13xx Cumberland Street  Temple University   $700,000  16 unit Building with 4 additional lots   1/2 a block from Broad Street

Fishtown Lot with zoning approvals for a new home!! $69,900

 

Jim Onesti

BHHS Realtors   Fox & Roach

McCann Team

 

 

 

 

New Name, Same Outstanding Service!

Blog PhotoPhiladelphia’s #1 Realtor and Real Estate Company is proud to announce a bold transformation of its own!

As of November 12th, 2013, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors is now Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors.

With the cabernet and cream renovation, you are still and will always be promised professional and committed service, along with the same first rate expertise knowledge and experience. Rest assured, while the name might be different, the quality of service provided will be the same.

Look for our new signs, designed with cabernet and cream colors!

If you have any questions or concerns about this exciting news and what it will mean for you specifically, please contact me at any time at Jonesti@mccannteam.com.

New This Week…

The median list price in Philadelphia this week is $279,900.
Demand measured by the Market Action Index is increasing and days-on-market is trending downward.
Even as more properties come available, these are positive trends for the market.

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For a summary report please CLICK HERE!

For a market update report please CLICK HERE!

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Jim Onesti. 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

Help Keep the Philadelphia Ten Year Tax Abatement in Effect!!

The Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors has been lobbying on your behalf to save the ten year abatement! Today at City Council’s first session back from summer recess, Councilman At Large, W. Wilson Goode, Jr. brought his bill#120651 up for final vote. However, because of the tireless efforts of GPAR leadership and volunteers in conjunction with our coalition partners such as the Building Industry Association, the Development Workshop, other concerned citizens , and your contributions to RPAC (the Realtor Political Action Committee), we have AGAIN  beaten back efforts to dismantle the Ten Year Tax Abatement on new and renovated construction.  

 A recap of Thursday’s events:

Councilman Goode, Jr. called for a vote on his dismantling of the Ten Year Abatement.  Our collective, hearty lobbying efforts caused Councilman Greenlee to move to “table” the bill. Councilman Bill Green gave a great speech on behalf of keeping the abatements as is. He articulately began naming a myriad of projects that have utilized the Ten Year Abatement to bring new residents into the City and retain residents who could have chosen to move out. Had it not been for these abatements would these projects have reached fruition?  The motion to table passed overwhelmingly.

This is a victory BUT our work is not yet finished. Councilman Goode Jr. in his final speech stated that he will call the bill up for a vote every week until it passes, and his “friends” from Fight for Philly, who filled chambers chanting for more funds for the schools, will be there as well. 

WE NEED TO KILL THIS BILL ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!!!

Indeed, GPAR is actively promoting a bill to extend the abatement in more challenged areas of the city where the current abatement has not yet spurred interest in development/renovations. Please visit the Ten Year Abatement website below and email, call, visit Council – Urge them VOTE NO on Bill 120651 

HELP keep the Philadelphia Ten Year Tax Abatement in effect – it is available to EVERYONE. It promotes new construction, renovations, jobs, and strongly aids in broadening Philadelphia’s tax base.  Visit phillytaxabatement.com

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