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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Hannah Angert answered:
Resources that you may consult to help with this question are the Philadelphia Police Department, The Philadelphia Inquirer online special crime report. Do some research on the 19121 zip code in general.

The area you refer to has a lot of Temple University students co-mingled with generations of longtime residents. Like all of Philadelphia, it's block-to-block. I always recommend visiting a home at night during the week and on the weekend before committing to a purchase.

Hannah Angert, Realtor
(215) 869-9571 or

William Festa Realty
3001 S. Sydenham St.
Philadelphia PA 19145
(215) 271-3000 phone
(215) 271-0988 fax
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Kevin and Darlene Jamison answered:
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.

Go to to learn more.

Good luck,

Kevin and Darlene Jamison
Remax Specialists
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Larry Lichtman answered:
As you see, Realtors cannot legally discuss crime/safety statistics. It can be construed as discriminating, steering and/or redlining.

There are many good resources mentioned in answers below. They will provide statistics you are looking for.

The best advice that I can give you is to drive by the potential block you are thinking about and park on it for a few minutes at various times of the day: Morning 7-9am, Evening 5-7pm and late night weeknights and weekends. This will give you a feel for the activity in the neighborhood and you will be able to decide if you would be comfortable living on the block or not.

You must ask yourself, "Would I be comfortable here?" or "Would I feel comfortable with my children living here?" There is no substitute for checking it out for yourself.

Good Luck with your move. If you'd like help finding a place near Temple U, please feel free to call me.

All the best,
Larry Lichtman, CNE
REALTOR, Property Manager
Your Real Estate Resource For Life
Cell/Text: (267) 254-7994

Real Estate Sales, Management & Insurance
1611 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Office: (215) 271-7070
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Sun Mar 4, 2012
Sheri Curci answered:
Hello Weezi, You can also go to the nearest police precinct and ask for a recent police blotter to see what criminal activity has been recorded.

All the Best John Curci RE/MAX Properties 215-757-2889 ... more
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Sun Feb 6, 2011
Maxwell Peterson LLC answered:
Chances are this is an estate situation, with difficult to find heirs. Taxes show as $1,400 in OPA, but there is a big gap in years, which indicates the taxes are in collection with Linebarger, the City's collection law firm. Given that this is a vacant lot, I believe there was once a house on it, and if the City knocked it down, there could be $15,000-$30,000 in nuisance liens and penalties. Add to that the cost of finding heirs and probating estates, and this lot is probably not worth the debt on it. Contact me if you want any more information or to find owners of other abandoned property. ... more
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Thu Aug 13, 2009
Bill Strehle answered:
Hi Meme,

My name is Bill Strehle. I am a licensed Realtor with Century 21 Premier. I am licensed in PA & NJ. I only saw 1519 W. York Street in the system.
See the link below to access 12 pictures. Would you like to the home? Please let me know.

Bill Strehle
Cell (856) 217-0017
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