Tuesday, December 31st
New Year’s Eve Night
If you’re planning on buying or selling a home in 2020, now is a good time to start planning and to get ready. A lot of home sellers were waiting to list their homes until after the holidays so home buyers should see more homes on the market soon. Likewise, a lot of home buyers were busy during the holidays and home shopping may have been on the back burner. Things will get busier in January as sellers start to get their homes ready to list and buyers begin to make home buying a priority again.
When Will Homes Go on the Market?
The chart below shows new real estate listings in Roxborough & Manayunk by month in 2019. Last year there were over 60 new homes on the market in both January and February, significantly higher than during November and December. The biggest increase from the previous month was in March. We should expect to see a similar pattern in Roxborough & Manayunk this year. For sellers, that means that it’s time to get your home list. For buyers, it’s time to get ready so that you have everything you need in place before finding the perfect home.
Airlite homes were built in the 1940’s and 1950’s. These homes were designed and built for soldiers returning from WWII during the Baby Boom years. The vast majority of these homes are attached rowhouses, though some are twins, with three bedrooms and a garage. Some airlites have been converted into two bedrooms to expand the 2nd floor bathroom and/or the bedrooms. Airlites range from about 1050 square feet up to around 1350 square feet. On average, they’re close to 1100 square feet. Airlite homes are more common in Roxborough than in Manayunk.
Jennifer Barrile loves painting scenes from Roxborough and Manayunk. “I love the Manayunk Trail Bridge. Being up high, seeing all the houses, the color, the textures. It’s just so gorgeous. I did a painting of that, looking up Green Lane. It’s just so unique. “I also enjoy painting in the Wissahickon Park. I did one of the Thomas Mill Bridge, the only covered bridge in Philadelphia.”
Wednesday, December 18th
Thursday, December 19th
Tuesday, December 10th
Have fun with your youngster at this free event. Dancing, singing, playing instruments and fun with the parachute are guaranteed to please! Roxborough Branch of the Free Library, 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
Wednesday, December 11th
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Friday, December 13th
Saturday, December 14th
Sunday, December 15th
‘Tis the Season! If you need to know where to find Christmas Trees in Roxborough & Manayunk, I’ve put together a list of local spots where you can find your tree. While we don’t have any tree farms where you can cut your own tree down there are several convenient spots where you can find the perfect tree to decorate your home this year. Happy Holidays!
Where to Find Christmas Trees
We’ve been heading to Gorgas Park for our trees for the last several years and will most likely end up back there again this year, too. They have a lot of trees to choose from there and you’ll find all shapes and sizes. They’ll wrap up your tree for transport and even offer delivery and setup.
I drove by R&R Produce this morning and they have lots of trees out and ready for sale. R&R Produce is located at 710 Ridge Avenue near the Ivy Ridge Shopping Center.
Wednesday, December 4th
Thursday, December 5th
Monday, November 25th
If you pre-ordered a turkey and/or pies at Pretzel Park Farmer’s Market, today is your day to grab your goods. If you didn’t but still want some fresh produce and goods from other vendors, they’ve got you covered, too! Plus, you can bring cans of non-perishables for donation to the pantry at the North Light Community Center. Venice Island, 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm.