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Condo of the Week: 4300 Spruce St. #A302 / Uni. City

Bright 2B/2b Gated Condo-Unit; Prime University City location, Just off UPenn campus. Perfect for Student housing & Fantastic Investment Opportunity. Includes: Gorgeous courtyard, Balcony & Tax abatement through 2018. Only six years-old! Contemporary furnishings.  — — — — Key Features & Amenities Address – 4300 Spruce St. #A302 Neighborhood – University City Zip – 19104 Priced...CONTINUE READING

2 Greater-Philadelphia Schools Shortlisted by Business Insider

Drexel University, Widener University Highlighted by Business Insider.  Shortlisted amongst ‘most underrated colleges in the country.’    — — Sourced by – CBS Philly, Business Insider.

Center City Spotlight: Under $300K with Parking Spot

1.) 3 N Columbus Blvd. #PL272, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Priced at: $214,900 $25K reduction!  MLS # 6346357 Key features Type: condo 1 Bed, 1 full bath 900 sqft. interior Area: Old City Walk score: 80 Age: 30 Style: contemporary Parking: garage Seller description Price Just Reduced on this rarely offered floor plan at Pier 3. Only one...CONTINUE READING

Redfin Exposé Highlights South Philadelphia Neighborhood

Nationwide real estate portal ‘Redfin’ debuts their “Hottest Neighborhoods of 2015.”  South Philadelphia’s ‘Dickinson Narrows’ recognized. Ranked #2 in the United States!  — Tucked between Pennsport &  East Passyunk is South Philly’s next buyer hotspot. Dickinson Narrows lands at #2 on Redfin‘s “Hottest Neighborhoods of 2015,” predicting which urban & suburban pockets will garner significant attention from realtors, developers and prospective homebuyers,...CONTINUE READING

Weekend Open House Tours: 1/22 – 1/25

Public open house showings this Thursday (1/22) through Sunday (1/25). 1.) 927 N Hancock St. #B, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Thursday January 22nd, 6pm-7pm. Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. Fantastic, 3-Story Townhome Rental with Large Patio! Priced At: $1,650 / Mo. 2 Beds, 1 full bath. 1,290 sqft. interior. Hardwood floors. Built-in shelving. Modern kitchen. Brick exterior. French doors....CONTINUE READING

Market Trends: Philadelphia County, EOY 2014

Residential Activity in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. For Single-family Homes & Condominiums, citywide.  — Total Inventory, Dec. 2014 = 7,565 2% increase from 2013.  Inventory Accumulation, Dec. 2014 = 7.4 December Settled Listings, Dec. 2014 = 1,071 Total Settled Listings (2014) = 12,302 8% > December 2013. Median Price, Dec. 2014 = $149,900 2014 EOY Median...CONTINUE READING

6 Ways Realtors Create Millennial Appeal

Millennials – The Internet Generation. A unique demographic, indeed. With every answer at their fingertips, how does one provide value? Let’s explore. — What we know.  Highly tech. savvy. Accustomed to 24-7 connectivity. ‘Instant gratification’ tendencies.  Noncommittal. Low post-grad employment. High student debt. How to appeal? Utilize technology to manage expectations, educate & provide ease-of-access.  1.)...CONTINUE READING

Philly, SEPTA Amongst Best Public Transit in USA

Seattle-based “Walk Score” cites Philadelphia as #5 Strongest Public Transit System. 2014 – USA Public Transportation Rankings [Overall] New York, NY. San Francisco, CA. Boston, MA. Washington, D.C. Philadelphia, PA. — Looking Ahead: Fare Payment Upgrades, 2015-2016. — Source: Dan McQuade (Philly Mag). Brought to you by Philadelphia Real Estate Blog. To view every Philadelphia Real Estate Listing,...CONTINUE READING

Weekend Open Houses: December 6th & 7th

Public Showings this Saturday & Sunday, from 10am-1pm ET.  1.) 501-507 Vine St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 Units #3, 6 & 9 – For Sale Unit #5 – For Rental Brand New, 9-Unit Boutique Condo Building in Fantastic Old City Location. Date/Time: Saturday & Sunday Dec. 6-7, 10am-12pm. Listing Agent: Aaron Byles Onsite Realtor: Gordon Stein Unit #3 – $350,000...CONTINUE READING

Vine Street Condos: Only 3 Units Remain!

“Newly Renovated Old City Living” Address 501-507 Vine St. Philadelphia, PA 19016 Realtors Aaron Byles, Listing Agent. Gordon Stein, Onsite Expert. Contact aaron@atacangroup.com with all inquiries. — The Condominiums Only 3 remain, do not miss out on this opportunity!  KEY FEATURES & AMENITIES 1.) Condo Unit #3 – $350K 1B/1b, 974 sqft interior. Incl. versatile den/office space. Perfect blend of classic...CONTINUE READING

Philly Amongst Top Metros for Millennial Postgrads

Center City, Philadelphia Amongst Top Postgrad. Hubs Nationwide Additional data emerges supporting significant millennial urbanization growth locally.  Photo Credit: Young Involved Philadelphia — New York City, NY San Francisco, CA Washington D.C. Chicago, IL Boston, MA Philadelphia, PA According to Philly.com reports [late last month], Philadelphia ranks sixth amongst major metropolitans attracting postgraduate millennials [mid-20s to mid-30s], with at least a bachelor’s...CONTINUE READING

Featured Open House: 301 Race St #207 (Sunday 11/2)

Featured Open House: Sunday, November 2 301 Race St #207, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Public showings from 11am – 1pm ET. Newly Listed Unit at the Wireworks Condos in Old City, Philadelphia! Priced At: $195,000 Realtor: Guillaume Lantoine On-site Agent: Gordon Stein KEY FEATURES Size: 590 sqft. Type: Studio Bedroom Alcove 1 Full Bathroom Parking: Street Laundry: In-Unit DESCRIPTION Incredible unit with soaring...CONTINUE READING

Q3 Home Sales “Rose Significantly” in Philadelphia

Recover & Rebound: Why Philadelphia’s Q3 Home Sales Display Promising Trends 3rd Quarter Review: Home Sales in Philadelphia, PA July 2014 – September 2014 Data analysis: Kevin Gillen, Economist (Recorder of Deeds Office) The Facts 1. Sales volumes increased from 2nd Quarter. Most notably, within lower-priced neighborhoods. 2. Just below 4,000 transactions July – September 2014. 1st time since...CONTINUE READING

Philadelphia #3 Buyers’ Market in the USA

The economists at Zillow (popular real estate search portal) recently analyzed nationwide data to determine which United States’ metropolitans offer the strongest landscapes for buyers & sellers, respectively. Results account for sales price, asking price, days on market & percentage of homes on market with price cuts. Philadelphia charted amongst the USA’s strongest buyers’ markets, at #3 in the...CONTINUE READING

Open House Tours: Sunday Oct. 26

Public Showings this Sunday (10/26) from 11am – 3pm.  Neighborhoods:  Old City Washington Sq. West Northern Liberties Logan Square — 1.) 301 Race St #207, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Just Listed: Fantastic Studio at the Wireworks Condos! Date / Time: Sunday October 26, 12:30-1:30pm. Neighborhood: Old City Realtor: Guillaume Lantoine Priced At: $195,000 KEY FEATURES Square Footage: 590 sqft. Bathrooms: 1 Full Bath...CONTINUE READING

Open House Highlights: Sunday Oct 19

Public Showings this Sunday from 11am – 3:30pm.  Neighborhoods: Washington Sq. West Northern Liberties (2) Old City — Property # 1: 306-308 S 13th St #8, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Just Listed!  Newly Listed Center City Area Condo with Gated Parking Space!  Date / Time: Sunday October 19th, 12pm-1pm. Neighborhood: Washington Sq. West Listing Agent: Guillaume Lantoine On-Site...CONTINUE READING

Flex Zone: 5 Stephen Starr Locations Amongst USA Top 100

– Ahead of the Pack – Philadelphia’s Staple Restaurateur, Stephen Starr, boasts 5 restaurant locations amongst United States’ top 100. Rankings reflect gross revenue totals for independent restaurants, compiled by Restaurant Business Magazine. Photo Credit: Tati’s Tidbits — # 9 – Buddakan (Chelsea, New York) Est. $21.5 million (2013) # 70 – Parc (Rittenhouse, Philadelphia) Est. $11.9...CONTINUE READING

Featured Open House: Sunday Oct 12

Open House: 1014 N Orianna St, Philadelphia PA 19123 $10K Price Improvement! Charming, 2.5 Story Townhome with Abundance of Character. Date / Time: Sunday, October 12th, 1-3pm Neighborhood: Northern Liberties Listing Agent: Keren Niv On-Site Agent: George Akers New Price: $335,000 2 beds, 1 full bath + den / office. Flooded with natural light! Open feel living / dining rooms. Soaring high...CONTINUE READING

SEPTA Extends Overnight Weekends

Weekend Overnight Subway Service Extended Indefinitely The people of Philadelphia have spoken, late nite subways are here to stay [indefinitely]. Initially launched as pilot service this past summer, SEPTA announced continued overnight weekend subways through November 2nd, 2014 [at least]. Since its June 15th inception, overnight weekends have generated 15,000 riders per weekend [on average]. We imagine...CONTINUE READING