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."

Penn State University

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

Awards and Affiliations:

P: 215-564-7656


Recent blog posts

New Digs: Craftsmanship and Craftiness in East Kensington

Through the 1960s, Kensington was a manufacturing hub known as “the Workshop of the World.” Step into Jayme Guokas’s rowhomes, and you might think it still is. With Solo, Jayme bought property in East Kensington early and often, securing them at low prices and transforming the interiors.

Jayme was Solo realtor Jeff Carpineta’s first client, back in 2004. Jeff was, and still is, a champion of the East Kensington neighborhood, himself a resident, a leader of the 

Blocks We Love: 700 Block of Miller Street

One of Philadelphia’s few remaining “residential courts” can be found tucked away in the heart of Fishtown. Historically known as Miller Court, the 700 block of Miller Street makes for a vibrant and picturesque little block.

Residential courts were once a mainstay of Philadelphia’s historic architecture and urban design.

A handful of these residential courts are still scattered throughout the City, largely unnoticed by most passersby. Fishtown is home to

Help Affording Home Repair

Home repairs can be expensive, as we illustrated in our last post. Did you know that many loan and rebate programs exist to assist with covering these costs? There are even grant programs for low-income homeowners. Solo is here to show you that you are not alone when it comes to repairing your home!

Our realtors are known for making

Home Renovation Costs: What to Expect

When perusing real estate listings, many buyers are enticed by the low monthly mortgage payments projected by websites like Zillow. Aside from excluding property taxes and homeowner’s insurance, those numbers also do not include the cost of home repair. Solo is here to elucidate those costs!

Our real estate agents have an extensive knowledge of home repair and remodeling, with backgrounds in real estate

New Digs: From Grandma to Grand in East Passyunk

“Look for grandma houses,” Solo Real Estate’s Alex Franqui advised married couple Leah Rominger and Dave Krevolin. Dave elaborates, “Grandma houses have good bones but bad design.” With Dave being a sculptor and Leah a landscape architect, good bones were all they needed. With Solo, they found them!

Leah and Dave chose Solo after meeting Alex at an open house three years prior, at which they’d stopped in on a lark. The couple was immediately drawn to Alex’s honest and approachable