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VERY Thankful

The VERY Real Estate team took a few minutes to discuss what they are VERY Thankful for this Thanksgiving and their favorite parts of the holiday!

The one answer that was consistent amongst the VERY Real Estate team is how Elizabeth, Joe and Ben are all thankful for the acceptance of VERY Real Estate by the Philadelphia real estate industry. It’s truly remarkable. In such a short amount of time, we’ve met such wonderful people who we are excited to do business with in the near future.

Elizabeth Convery, Founder of VERY Real Estate, is thankful to be surrounded by people whose love and support keep her motivated and whose opinions challenge her.

Elizabeth’s favorite thing about this holiday is the fact that it’s socially acceptable to eat and drink wine for hours straight. She’s planning on working an elastic waistband into her holiday outfit.

Elizabeth’s favorite dish during the marathon dinner is the celery stuffing and her mom’s famous cranberry relish mold!

Joe Convery, Vice President of VERY Real Estate, had this to say about what he’s most thankful for this year:

“I’m most thankful for this year is the launch of Very Real Estate and the remarkable young woman who had the vision to launch it. Of course I mean my terrific daughter, Elizabeth. Few people would have the courage to do what she is doing. I am sure it will continue to grow. As we say at VERY, “Avanti” that is “move forward”.

Joe’s favorite thing about Thanksgiving is that it is truly an American holiday: a time for family, friends, food and football. It kicks off the holiday season but doesn’t have the stress of gift buying that comes with Christmas.

Joe could not assign a “favorite” food for the big meal. Turkey, while delicious, is his least favorite part. For Joe, it is all the surrounding calorie laden dishes. Throw in a multitude of pies and he’s never leaving the table!

Ben Rubin, General Counsel of VERY Real Estate is thankful that his family and friends are close by.

Ben’s favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the 4-day weekend! Who doesn’t love an extra couple of days off?

Ben’s favorite dish on this holiday is the Thanksgiving sandwich – stuffing, cranberry and turkey on good bread.

The VERY Real Estate team wishes you happy travels, a fun and safe holiday.

Eat, drink and be merry!

VERY Walkable

Another awesome reason to live in Philadelphia!

Philadelphians are able to do more then just run the Art Museum steps, in a tribute to Rocky. Philadelphia was ranked as the 4th most “walkable” city according to Walk Score, a blog that covers “a range of walkability topics” such as biking, real estate and health.

The blog points to some interesting facts about living in walkable neighborhoods, such as Philadelphia:

  • Health Benefits: The average resident of a walkable neighborhood weighs eight pounds less than someone who lives in a sprawling neighborhood.
  • Social Benefits: People who live in walkable communities are more socially engaged and trusting than those who live in less walkable areas.
  • Economic Benefit: The average American spends over $9,000 per year on their car making cars the second largest expense for most households, costing more than food, clothing and health care.

After reading this blog, we got to thinking, what are the coolest places you can walk in Philadelphia. Here’s a list of some of our favorite walkable places:

  1. The Ben Franklin Bridge – The Bridge offers amazing views of Philadelphia’s skyline. And, if you happen to be a runner, it offers a decent incline for all the speed work!
  2. Food & Beverages– Philadelphia has a rich and tasty restaurant scene, and the VERY Team is made up of “Foodies”. We’re always willing to walk for a delicious meal or fun cocktail. Seriously, too many delicious places to name one!
  3. Culture – Philadelphia’s museums are a great way to spend a day, and most offer fun social events in the evenings – like Art After Five at the Art Museum or walking around Bella Vista/Queen Village checking out the mosaics and murals.
  4. Work – eliminating time on the Schuylkill, I-95 or SEPTA Regional Rail is life changing.

There’s no better way to become acquainted with Philadelphia then walking around the city. Each neighborhood is different, and every season you’ll notice something you hadn’t before.