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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

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

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

501 Vine Street Condos’ Post New Year’s Bash!

Join us this Thursday, Jan. 8th for a Post New Year’s Bash at 501 Vine Street Condos, a new construction project.  Chilled champagne from 6pm – 8:30pm + catered food from Philly’s own DiBruno Brothers. Condo #3 – Sign agreement at event to receive 2% seller assist ($7,000) + $1,200 lender credit. Condo #6 – Sign agreement at event...CONTINUE READING

Avoiding Homeowner Regret

HSH.com reports majority American homeowner regrets avoided through increased research, prior to purchase. Let’s explore how to avoid common issues associated with buyer regret. Photo Credit: Money.Cnn.com — Top 5 Homebuyer Regrets Size – 15.5% Storage – 9.2% Neighbors – 8.35% Bathrooms – 8.2% Education – 7.15% How to Avoid?  No deals via ‘agent pressure.’...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

Philly By Air: Jaw-Dropping Drone Photography!

Amazing Aerial Photos by Matt Satell (Philly By Air). Drone Model: DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter w/ Integrated FPV Camera. Neighborhoods: Center City, University City, West Philadelphia. — — — — — — — Sources: Philly By Air, Juliana Reyes (Technically Philly). Brought to you by Philadelphia Real Estate Blog. To view every Philadelphia Real Estate Listing, including Philadelphia...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

Decor Tips: Maximizing Condo Space

With urbanization on the rise [previously featured], a multitude of baby boomers & millennials find themselves settling in metropolitan areas nationwide. Naturally – supply follows demand. In Philadelphia’s case [via] apartment complex construction, high-rise condo buildings, & multi-use residential development, around the Center City radius of downtown Philly. The implication? Furnishing & decor strategy takes...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

Election Day 2014: Philadelphia, Pa

Just a friendly reminder – Tuesday November 4th, is election day nationwide. Local participants will weigh in on PA Governor (Incumbent Tom Corbetter vs Democrat Tom Wolf), along with incoming U.S. House members, State House members & 1/2 of PA’s Senate seats. Polls are open from 7am-8pm. Every vote counts, & we encourage all Philadelphians, Pennsylvanians...CONTINUE READING
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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 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

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