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Philadelphia Crime and Quality of Life Information

When you first move to a brand new city, life can get a bit daunting. Figuring out the streets, meeting new people, and adjusting to your new life can leave very little room for anything else. In order to save yourself the trouble of worrying about if your new neighborhood is safe or not, it’s...CONTINUE READING

The 7 Hippest Philadelphia Furniture Shops for savvy shoppers

Have you recently purchased a new Philadelphia home and now you need to furnish it? Of course there are always the Big Name Stores like West Elm conveniently located in Midtown Village and IKEA farther south in Pennsport. However, if you’re in the market for unique furniture for your new Philadelphia apartment or house, then...CONTINUE READING

Fairmount–A Philadelphia Neighborhood Success Story

In our series Where to buy real estate in 2013, I review up and coming neighborhoods where great deals are still easy to find. So I wanted to update a neighborhood that was up and coming 10 years ago, but is very established now, Fairmount/Art Museum. This neighborhood divided from Center City by the Vine...CONTINUE READING

The Top Philadelphia Neighborhoods to Invest in 2013 (part 1 of 5)

Everybody wants to spot and buy into the next “Northern Liberties” before it is too late, whether for financial gain or just to be able to live in a great neighborhood before it gets too expensive.  Finding these up and coming Philadelphia  neighborhoods is both challenging and risky.  What if revitalization that never happens and you...CONTINUE READING

Top 5 Philadelphia Neighborhoods for Fun Professionals

Top 5 Philadelphia Neighborhoods for Fun Professionals Philadelphia is known as the The City of Neighborhoods. Each one is uniquely different in its feel and amenities, however ALL our within easy walking distance to our bustling downtown and each other. This is our Top 5 list for the top places to live in the Philadelphia’s...CONTINUE READING

Why are so many New Yorkers Moving to Philadelphia now?

According to a recent article published by Philadelphia Magazine, more than 25,000 New Yorkers have moved to Philadelphia in the past six years. The mass of ex-New Yorkers moving to Philadelphia was so big that many newspapers started dubbing Philly the “Sixth Borough.” One of the main reasons for this huge exodus is the more...CONTINUE READING

Buying Vs. Renting in Philadelphia

CNNMoney did a Philadelphia: Buy Median home price: $187,300 Median rent : $1,300 Breakeven time: 3 years Urban blight in some central city neighborhoods has kept a tight lid on home prices in Philadelphia and the surrounding towns. That has helped to keep breakeven time for homebuyers within city limits to just 2.3 years, a...CONTINUE READING
End Of Summer

End of Summer Real Estate Selling Mistakes

With summer winding down it’s easy to get discouraged that your house hasn’t sold yet. Keep in mind that serious house hunters are becoming more anxious about closing a deal this time of year as well. Check out these tips that might just get your listing sold before the kids go back to school! Keep...CONTINUE READING
August 2012 Market Profile

Philadelphia Real Estate – Market Update – August 2012

August 6, 2012 Philadelphia Real Estate Market Conditions for Philadelphia real estate market, trends in pricing, current level of supply & demand and home price value metrics. The median list price in PHILADELPHIA, PA this week is $214,900. The 1478 properties have been on the market for an average of 169 days. Supply and Demand...CONTINUE READING

Travel + Leisure Sites Philly’s Fishtown as Top 10 Hipster Magnet

Travel + Leisure Magazine just named Philadephia a Top 10 Destination for Hipsters, right up there with Seattle, Portland & Austin, they write… “Fishtown, just north of Center City, is one hipster magnet, drawing folks to quirky venues like the combined bar-and-art-gallery Kung Fu Necktie.  Hipsters in Philadelphia still have a deep appreciation for old-fashioned...CONTINUE READING
Winning With Foreclosures

Winning with Foreclosures and Short Sales Registration

Winning with Foreclosures & Short Sales” instructs buyers on: How to buy foreclosures and Short Sales Get approved for loans on foreclosures/SS Get fixer upper loans on foreclosure/SS (203K) How to negotiate low offers with the bank How to quickly build equity with this type of portfolio. This class is for Buyers only, a class...CONTINUE READING