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Philadelphia’s HOTTEST New Listings – 2/6

Good afternoon, Philadelphia! Here’s the hottest new properties listed this week! Take a look and if you’d like to schedule a tour of any of these listings, click here! #7. Francisville – Townhouse Be a part of this thriving neighborhood in your corner 2B/2b home built in 2011. Main level offers a bright open concept floor plan with living,...CONTINUE READING
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7 Legendary Entertainers You Didn’t Know Were From Philadelphia

Before Philadelphian icons like Tina Fey, Will Smith, and Kevin Bacon rose to stardom, there was a whole other generation of Philadelphian entertainers who had made their mark on the world. Here’s 7 you probably didn’t know came from Philadelphia. Larry Fine (of The Three Stooges) Anyone who loves comedy will easily recognize this man....CONTINUE READING

Atacan Group Owner Spotlight: Antonio Atacan

Antonio Atacan is an award-winning Real Estate Broker, the founder of Philadelphia’s Top-Producing Sales Team The Atacan Group and the Owner of one of the largest and most progressive real estate brokerages in Pennsylvania, Keller Williams Realty Center City. When he realized he could no longer sufficiently service his clients alone he founded the Atacan Group....CONTINUE READING
1731 Brandywine St. Philadelphia, PA 19130

1731 Brandywine St. Philadelphia, PA 19130 – Art Museum Area

1731 Brandywine St. Philadelphia, PA 19130 – Art Museum Area     Check out this amazing two story historically designated carriage house located at 1731 Brandywine St. Philadelphia, PA 19130! Completely remodeled with heating/cooling systems and new custom built-ins in the bedroom. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout with exposed brick in the living room. The kitchen...CONTINUE READING

Starbucks could mean Homebucks

Starbucks could mean Homebucks Check Out Noah Ostroff and Jake Dreyfuss of the Philly Living team at Keller Williams Center City discussing how a Starbucks near your home can potentially increase property value 97%! Fun Fact! Can you see the Realtor doing a video bomb? http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/01/29/research-finds-homeowners-living-close-to-starbucks-have-seen-property-values-skyrocket/ Sourced by: CBS

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

Philadelphia Restaurant Week: Winter 2015

Center City District Restaurant Week – Winter 2015 Sunday, January 18th – Friday, January 23rd Sunday, January 25th – Friday, January 30th — Where? – Throughout Center City & Greater Philadelphia area. When? – Next week! Specials begin January 18th. Deals? – 3 course dinners for $35 / person, 3 course lunches for $20 / person. Explore this season’s...CONTINUE READING

Numbers Support Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter Green Initiatives

Philadelphia Recycling Rates Up 155%, since 2008.  Just six years ago, Philadelphia lacked direction with sustainability initiatives, with landfill diversion rates as low as 5%. Disappointing statistic for the first city to introduce curbside recycling [in 1989]. Mayor Nutter aimed to change this, vowing [the lofty expectation] that Philly would become America’s greenest city. Currently, that is...CONTINUE READING

Best Eats in Philly: Zagat Releases 2014 Rankings

— Best in the City Vedge, Washington Sq. West Vernick Food & Drink, Rittenhouse Sq. Morimoto, Washington Sq. West Bibou, Bella Vista (BYOB) Zahav, Society Hill Best Presentation Talula’s Garden, Washington Sq. West Morimoto, Wash. Sq. West Fountain Restaurant, Logan Sq. Buddakan, Old City Lacroix, Rittenhouse Sq. Best Service Fountain, Logan Square Laurel, East Passyunk...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

RiverRink Winterfest Returns Black Friday

Public Debut November 28th, right after Thanksgiving!  Photo Credit: DRWC — When?  Friday, Nov. 28th – Sunday March 1st. Open 7 days a week, including holidays! Where?  Penn’s Landing 101 S. Columbus Blvd. Old City / South Philly Cost?  GA: Free!  Skating: $3 Skate rentals: $10 Food + retail: a la carte Featuring – Blue Cross RiverRink –...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

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

Philadelphia 1 of America’s 10 “Most Innovative Cities”

CNN Tech cites Philadelphia amongst “Most Innovative Cities,” in 2014.  Photo Credit: Garen M. / Flickr  — CNN Tech recently highlighted America’s “Most Innovative Cities,” in 2014, with urban designations based upon the following credentials: technology, infrastructure, job creation & sustainability. Curators cited Philadelphia at # 8, praising Mayor Nutter’s green initiatives, foremost. Nutter set out to revitalize Philly as the Greenest City...CONTINUE READING