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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
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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

15 Stunning Images of Abandoned Buildings in Philly

Feature Image via @ruinporn (Instagram) Real estate is mostly about potential. The potential home, business or investment.  In many cases these potential places begin with a vision and end with remarkable real estate. The truth is not every property comes turnkey.  It takes a visionary to look past the aesthetic flaws and see what a...CONTINUE READING

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.

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

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

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

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