Jeff Carpineta

A 4th generation Philadelphian, Jeff Carpineta is a graduate from Penn State where he studied philosophy, Buddhism, photography and writing. Jeff’s overtime career is working as a Realtor at Solo Real Estate, helping hundreds of creative, ecologically and community-minded folks of all ages find and create homes and spaces across the Philadelphia area. His neighborhoods of special expertise have grown to include South Philadelphia, East Kensington, Old Kensington, Norris Square, Fishtown, Germantown, Mt. Airy, and sections of Bucks and Chester County.

Jeff has toured as an instrumentalist, co-founded a record label for experimental music, and taught darkroom photography at the Fleisher Art Memorial for many years. A wiz at rethinking rowhouse neighborhood living, and driven by the powers of reuse, repurposing and restoration, Jeff rebuilds rowhouses with friends/clients for enjoyment, and creates spaces that foster community and recharge our City.

He serves as President of the East Kensington Neighborhood Association addressing neighborhood issues, open space protection and the need for heartful urban planning. He completed the Citizen Planning Institute at the invitation of the City Planning Commission. His work in both real estate and community has been noted by leaders from City Hall to the streets of Kensington.  Jeff also partners with the NKCDC for their housing counseling program and various revitalizing projects.

His experience with Multiple Sclerosis fostered a new awareness of the connections between health, energy, the things we eat and how we share health wisdom in our communities. In 2009 he co-founded the Kensington Community Food Co-op Project to open a community owned grocery store in Kensington. A share of the proceeds from his agent work is invested directly back into community projects and local business start-ups.

Jeff lives on the Fishtown/Kensington border, where he has created a rustic complex of 19th century rowhouses for artists and urban visionaries. His new project is the creation of a community flexible space for the arts, civic engagement as well as hands-on lifetime learning. His clients are some of Philadelphia’s most energized movers and shakers.

Serving people of all walks and budgets, he considers this a most exciting time for Philadelphia. “The city is blossoming, you can make your place here whatever your calling is. I work with baristas, musicians, and bankers alike.”

Jeff knows that personal care makes the difference for a client. “Buying and selling is often a right-of-passage in someone's life, and I am lucky to accompany my clients down that road everyday."

Education:
Penn State University

Favorite Parts of Philadelphia:
East Kensington and anywhere with live music.

Awards and Affiliations:

Contact:
P: 215-564-7656
E: jeff@solorealty.com

 

Recent blog posts

Blocks We Love: 4000-4037 Pine Street

Just south of UPenn's grungy frat houses sits a pleasant surprise: some of Philadelphia's most over-the-top Victorian architecture. Indeed despite its rowdy neighbors, history and beauty are all over Spruce Hill.

The 4000 block of Pine Street in Spruce Hill is one of these true West Philadelphia gems. This particular block

Bright Lights, Big Issues

Philadelphians are rightfully proud of our city's historic streetscape. But will a slew of proposed digital billboards add new life and energy to our city's architectural heritage or serve as Las Vegas-style eyesores?

The Lit Brothers building on Market Street is the latest historic Center City building that may soon host

New Digs: Brewerytown Renovation Part Two

Finding beautiful hardwood floors under nasty green carpeting was one of many big surprises that Ashley and Thomas in renovating their first home. We’ll explore these and other unique moments in Part Two of our New Digs: Renovation series.

For Ashley and Thomas, removing that tired carpet was just one of many necessary leaps of faith taken during their first home renovation process

New Digs: Brewerytown Renovation Part One

Buying and renovating a home is tough business, especially for first timers. In this two part series, we’ll meet Ashley and Thomas, newlyweds who recently purchased a house in Brewerytown and got to experience the ups and downs of the renovation process.

Ashley, a mental health therapist, and Thomas, a youth soccer program director, were renting in Fairmount when they decided it

Deborah Solo Talks Green Roofs with City Paper

Just in time for Earth Day, the Philadelphia City Paper spoke with Deborah Solo about the new green roof she's installing above our offices. When complete, this unique project will bring big benefits both to our building and surrounding area.

Of course, an environmentally-conscious lifestyle is one of the things we love about living in urban Philadelphia. It's also a