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

Pink Bathrooms: To Praise or Raze?

Pink bathrooms were ubiquitous in the 1950s. Many have since been deemed “horrendous” and been demolished, but a fledgling movement is on the rise to save them or even recreate them.

The question is what would you do faced with a pink bathroom? After reading this article, you may not be so sure…

Supposedly popularized by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower,

No Casino, No Problem

Though they lost their bid for the City’s second casino license, two casino license contestants still have options due to the prime pieces of real estate on which they proposed building a casino.

Last month, the Pennsylvania Gaming Board awarded Philadelphia’s second casino license to Live! Hotel &

Solo Real Estate Owners Invest $10k in KCFC

Deborah Solo and Angel Franqui, owners of Solo Real Estate, have committed $10,000 to help the burgeoning Kensington Community Food Co-op (KCFC) move to the next phase of their development.

The end goal of the campaign is to open a

Blocks We Love: 2500 South Garnet Street

Off-street parking, 50-foot trees, large houses—this block has it all! Due north of Oregon Ave. and south of Passyunk, it will make you wonder if you’re still in Philadelphia.

Find out how this “pocket of suburbia in the middle of a city” came to be.

Construction Waste Not, Want Not

Philly is certainly experiencing a construction boom, but with all those new properties and rehabs comes construction waste—and lots of it. One company and a rotating cast of artists are working to turn constructing “waste” into something much more.

Neighborhoods in every corner of the city are seeing new housing stock go up, and countless existing homes being rehabbed. From