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May 29, 2008

Sometimes, Simplier is Better for Your Center City Condo

Filed under: Of Interest to Buyers,Real Estate: Condominiums — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 10:09 am

Being the fabulous, urban Philadelphia condominium realtor that I am, I have an image to uphold. I drive a fancy car, wear the right clothes, and can be seen in all the “in” restaurants. I am a realtor snob, and if I were a female, I might just be draped in diamonds, furs, and white elbow length gloves. You know the type. Fabulous can be a realtors middle name.

But please allow me to be the first to say…We just bought a small vacation home, and…We have Formica brand countertops…and I LOVE them. They are easy to clean, glasses sometimes don’t break upon impact with this countertop, and seldom does this product chip, fade, or need to be regrouted between seams. And when we get sick of it, we will choose another Formica Brand countertop….from our local hardware store.

And for all you housing snobs…guess what?! I have berber carpeting in my new master bedroom, and I DON’T CARE. I kinda’ like it. Again, cheap, easy to maintain, is comfortable to walk on, and when we get sick of looking at it, we will simply take it out back, and throw it in the neighbors dumpster. Let’s see you do that with you old worn hardwood flooring.

We don’t have California closets…we have the Home Depot knock off specials. The fireplace is about as real as Phyllis Diller’s hair. It ain’t authentic, and I don’t care what you think.

Ok, so the brass doorknobs are a bit cheesy these days. But so is that maroon “Members Only” jacket in my closet that I refuse to discard. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the ceramic tile in my bathroom that isn’t ceramic tile, but linoleum that looks like tile. I like it, it cleans up real nice, and didn’t cost me a lot.

I can let my hair down around my new formica, berber, and fake ceramic tile. Simplier can be better. Especially in a vacation home where you don’t want to put on any airs, and you just kinda’ want to kick back, and be yourself. If I could just find a used 1972 Ford Pinto to park in this driveway, my life would be complete.

Not all Philadelphia Condominiums need to be fancy to meet your needs. If you are looking for a smart, simple condo to suit your tastes, why not give me a call at 215-521-1523 or drop me an email at, and let me show you some Philadelphia condos that fit your needs!

Mark Wade
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106

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