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Samuel Stern

Philadelphia, PA,

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5.0

The best spot!

Posted 6 months ago

Had the best experience. Lived above the Dunkin for my junior and senior year and rarely had an issue. Like some of the other reviews I had an internship in the city and being so close to the BSL was a game changer. Sam was super responsive when our AC went out and kept us updated with everything. The apartment was kept up really nicely {even had a good amount of furniture for us} and the hallways were kept clean as well.

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5.0

Didn’t want to leave!

Posted 6 months ago

I’m kinda shocked at the old reviews of Sam. Nothing that these older reviews expressed about this landlord were even remotely true. I saw him here and there around the buildings but it was only to look out for us as residents. Due to the location {so close to the BSL as well as being in the heart of North Philly} there are many non students around. Sams only concern was making sure we could enter our buildings safely. When I graduated I considered staying an extra year because I didn’t want to leave! The location is great, Sam always took care of things as fast as he could and he always communicated with my roommate and I if things would take time or if he needed to enter the building. Highly recommend him and his apartments!

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5.0

Safest location on campus!!

Posted 7 months ago

I lived in this apartment for 4 years because it was super safe and so close to campus! I absolutely loved living here and had no issues with Sam. In fact, Not only did he install a new security system with a video camera right before I moved in, but he was always available whenever there were people hanging around the building that shouldn’t be. He has a great relationship with Temple police and makes sure that his residents are always taken care of. I used to work in center city and took the subway often, being so close to the stop and not having to walk far was a huge benefit! Besides that, Sam goes above and beyond to keep the apartments clean and pest free. Highly recommend this place!

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5.0

Great experience

Posted 7 months ago

I’ve lived in Sam’s building above dunkin’ for two years and I stayed because I always felt taken care of. Whenever there was an issue Sam was responsive and always tried his best to have maintenance people there ASAP. There was an issue with my toilet running and he replaced the entire toilet which I really appreciated. He goes the extra mile.

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4.9

WONDERFUL APARTMENT AND LANDLORD

Posted 7 months ago

Samuel Stern was the absolute BEST landlord I had while I was a student at Temple University. I was so lucky to have found him after having a horrible experience my sophomore year with someone I would consider a slumlord. I had such a great living situation that I stayed there for an extra year after graduating while I was working in center city! Not only was he always on top of any issues {our power went out once and we had an appliance break} but he made sure that we were always satisfied. I can’t recommend him enough now that I’m living in the city and don’t get nearly as good as treatment as when I was living in his building.

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4.9

Great Location and Excellent Communicator

Posted 7 months ago

The location is amazing! Very close to campus and above Dunkin'. The apartment itself is a great space with exposed brick. Whenever we have an issue we let Sam know and he responds immediately. The security of the apartment is great. We buzz people in and have separate keys to enter the building and for our own apartment. There were concerns of a gas leak in previous years, and as soon as he was notified he called PGW and asked them to come to all apartments (all of us were notified ahead of time that people would be coming into our apartments). Whenever any other issues arise he responds immediately with a solution. He also provides extermination services that we do not have to pay for ourselves (which is awesome). If people need to into our apartments or the building to do work he lets us know 24hrs+ in advance. He asks that we respect the apartment and our neighbors. Overall, I have had a great experience with him. I feel safe in my apartment and if I ever have any concerns he listens and acts quickly.

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5.0

Great experience

Posted 7 months ago

Clear communicator and makes sure you understand the lease. I really liked that Sam had the apartments cleaned before move in and provides annual extermination so I never saw roaches or anything gross. Quick to respond as well if you need him!

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4.6

Nice Location and Good Space

Posted 7 months ago

Sam is always attentive to our needs. Whenever we have an issue about anything, we message him and he responds within the hour or as little as two. He is always in constant communication via email and text/phone call when anything happens or any work needs to be done. He fixed our broken water heater the next day after we messaged him and talked with him. He notifies us when people are coming to work and when/what time they will be at our apartment. He also does not charge for extermination as he pays for this himself, which is awesome. The security in our apartment is great and we can view, talk and buzz people up. There is a key to the front door and a key to the individual apartment. All he asks is that you don't destroy the place (which is do-able) and he makes sure that you read the lease and understand what it entails. The apartment up above Dunkin' Donuts is very nice with exposed brick and lots of natural lighting. This is definitely a great space with a mindful landlord.

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5.0

Great place to live

Posted 7 months ago

Closest off campus housing I've found! I lived above the dunkin' donuts and you honestly can't beat it's convenience and closeness to Temple's campus. Modern and semi-furnished which is great to not worry about those big pieces of furniture including dresser, bed frames, and dining room furniture. Sam always got back to me quickly and helped me whenever I needed it wether it be fixing something in my apartment or replacing an appliance. usually within 24-28 hours. I always felt at ease and taken care of. I've heard horror stories of infested apartments and appliances never being fixed. You won't have to worry about those things with him. Highly recommend.

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5.0

Highly Recommend both locations!

Posted 7 months ago

I've lived in both of Sam's locations and had a great experience at both. He responds to any problem speedily and tries his best to provide good teams to come and help. He wants to take care of you and it shows. Upon move on he has a team completely clean your apartment so when you move in its fresh, smells great, and there are no weird stains around. You move into a fresh place. All apartments also have a security door bell so you buzz people in downstairs and can see who they are which is really nice living in a city. All in all would recommend 100%!

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5.0

Amazing apartment!!

Posted 12 months ago

I love living here. The apartment is quiet and spacious. Sam has been helpful in the last couple of years.

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3.9

Creepy slumlord

Posted 2 years ago

He acts like your issues are unheard of (aka gas leaks, random men in your apartment, monthly payment issues, etc.). He will act like your 2 years old and your stupid for even bothering telling him about a problem, even though before you sign the lease he acts like he'll do anything for you. Absolute SCUM of the earth that takes advantage of college students.

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3.3

Please for the love of God, RUN

Posted 2 years ago

Hey guys, I’m writing this actually from my own living heck that is this slumlords apartment. If it seems like a block of text of fragmented thoughts, it’s because we had 3 week long gas leaks here so it’s probably just the brain damage. Let me state this clearly: do not ever rent from Samuel Stern. He is a manipulative and outright narcissistic landlord. Any complaint filed is seen as a personal attack and he will attack back. He allows people into your apartment unannounced and will also not notify you when men are climbing on ladders outside your window. Dealing with him has taken years off of my life. He lies about pricing, and utilities. He has blamed tenants for things that are entirely his fault. He told me we had sound proof windows- I would love for him to say that to my face every Wednesday night until 3am when the Draught Horse is shaking the house. I would compile a list of everything he’s done and everything wrong with the apartment, but it seems a lot of people have already done this. I hope this is sufficient evidence for anyone reading this to please run.

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4.9

Highly recommend

Posted 2 years ago

I lived in both of his locations, which are Dunkin Donuts and Lee's Hoagies. Of the two locations I prefer Lee's Hoagies. It's very modern, clean and quiet.

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4.1

1420 Cecil B Moore

Posted 2 years ago

Not worth the trouble.

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4.0

Liar! Don't sign lease you will regret it!

Posted 2 years ago

Terrible just terrible.

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5.0

Disappointed

Posted 3 years ago

Takes too long to fix problems.

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2.9

TERRIBLE LANDLORD! STAY AWAY!

Posted 3 years ago

This man completely screwed us over. He's a deceitful, greedy, creepy man who you should stay away from. Do not rent from him. His apartments are a piece of crap and he's a horrible person to deal with.

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2.4

King Scumbag of all the scumbags!

Posted 3 years ago

F**K THIS PIECE OF SH*T! YOU ARE BETTER OFF RENTING FROM YOUR WORST ENEMY AND YOU WILL STILL HAVE A BETTER EXPERIENCE THAN THIS JERKOFF! MATTER OF FACT, LIVING ON THE STREETS WOULD BE A BETTER CHOICE. IF YOU STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN THE POINT, STAY THE F**K AWAY! I'M WARNING YOU!

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2.4

STAY AWAY! His apartments are NOT worth dealing with him as a landlord!

Posted 3 years ago

I had to deal with Sam as a landlord for two years and he was awful. He watches the apartments like a hawk. Stay away from his property and doing any business with him. He will argue any issue or concern to his advantage and put loop holes within the lease to screw you over. He is intrusive and very uncomfortable to deal with. He boasts about how nice he is and turns around and acts like a total scumlord. He loves to play the guilt trip and pity party and handles business totally inappropriately. DO NOT RENT FROM HIM. YOU WILL REGRET IT.

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2.0

TRUE DEFINITION OF SLUMLORD

Posted 4 years ago

I rented his apartment above dunkin donuts. He was rude, fake and disrepectful. He made up fake stories and also kept tabs on all his tenants. I would not be surprised if he kept daily logs of the comings and goings into this apartment and then uses it against you. He is alone man with a hufe inferiority complex shown in his attitude! STAY AWAY!!!!!!!

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1.9

STAY AWAY!

Posted 8 years ago

I rented his apt on cecil b moore right above the dunkin donuts and I cannot stress this enough but STAY AWAY!!! H was just a horrible man with no respect for anybody. He guarded his apt like a hound dog and watched your every move! DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN! Once u sign a lease with him u will never forgive yourself. The apt was old and rusty and there are pipes everywhere that make it seem as if your in prison! AVOID!

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