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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

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

5 Homebuyer Turnoffs To Avoid

Steer clear to Attract buyers & expedite time on market! 1.) Dirty, cluttered homes. Spotless for showings. The name of the game = curb appeal. From the outside in. Explore staging options & professional photography. 2.) Wallpaper. “Universal truth: homebuyers hate wallpaper.” Replace with neutral-colored paintjob. Open canvas for buyers to make home their own! 3.) Hovering Sellers. Do not attend open houses...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

UPenn Expands Homeownership Incentive Boundaries

Geographic Radius Grown to Include “South Bank” Area Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the University of Pennsylvania is expanding incentive program boundaries, to include 52nd st – 56th st, from Market to Paschall Ave. This incorporates residential properties across from South Bank (formerly known as Marshall Labs). Big picture – this program aims to expand West...CONTINUE READING

Open Houses (9/28) + Fall Updates

Sunday, September 28th ; 12-4pm 476 Harmon Rd, Roxborough 429 N 13th St #5C, Loft District Photography: Matt Robnett (Matt@PLUSHimage.com) — # 1 – 476 Harmon Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128 Back on Market: Single-Family Home with New Kitchen & Massive Backyard.  Date / Time: Sunday September 28th, 12pm-3pm Listing Agent: Justin Bresson Priced At: $249,000 (MLS # 6457004) 2 beds, 2...CONTINUE READING

Philadelphia Amongst Most Affordable Millennial Markets

RealtyTrac. reports  as #5 most affordable housing market for Gen. Y buyers, according to recent study results. Research analyzed percentage of income needed by median earners, in order to purchase / rent median priced homes. In Philadelphia, buyers allocate 14.06% of income for current living situation. Median home price [as of April 2014] estimated $81,675, while...CONTINUE READING

Philadelphia’s Top 10 Luxury High Rise Condo Buildings!

Top 10 Luxury High Rise Condo Buildings It’s all about the finer things in life!  One of the great things about Philadelphia is it’s eclectic mix of buildings and architecture.  We are a city which features everything from brand new modern glass facade high rises, to historic buildings made of stone which were later converted...CONTINUE READING

Open House Tours :: Sunday August 10th

# 1 – 123 Elfreth’s Alley | Philadelphia, PA 19106 Elegant, Federal Style Old City Townhome – Philly.com Featured. Date / Time : Sunday August 10th, 1-3pm Listing Agent : Adam Atacan 3 beds / 3 full baths. Original architectural details & contemporary upgrades. Classic old-world charm meets modern comfort. 1st floor living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen & outdoor garden....CONTINUE READING

10 Reasons to Live in Philadelphia This Summer

Local attractions, amenities & specials adding that extra spice to our city of brotherly love … — # 1 – Center City Sips Citywide happy hour specials every Wednesday evening, all summer long ! June 4th – August 28th / 5 – 7 pm weekly $3 beer, $4 wine, & $5 cocktails Sponsored by Center...CONTINUE READING
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5 Fishtown Starter Homes Under $300K

Fishtown … the next big thing in Philadelphia . Historic, working class neighborhood in North Philly, reborn as a millennial hot spot. Trendy bars, restaurants & nightlife options rapidly followed recent refurbishments & voilà, No Libs has an up & coming rival right next door ! The difference? Fishtown isn’t quite far along as the...CONTINUE READING

The End of the Suburbs?

Where did you grow up – urban, suburban or rural? The modern “american dream” is fashioned to include settling down in multiple-story suburban home with a 2-car garage. “Little boxes on the hillside” as the theme song of showtime series “Weeds” fittingly put it. Tree-lined sidewalks, family communities & quality public schools draw young families...CONTINUE READING

Philadelphia Real Estate Market Is Looking STRONG!

Check out the Market Update for Philadelphia Real Estate as of May 1, 2013. All areas of the housing market are showing extremely high levels of demand!   This is brought to you by Philadelphia Real Estate Blog To view every Philadelphia Real Estate Listing, including Philadelphia Condos visit www.CenterCityRealEstate.com  

2630 Brown St. Philadelphia, PA 19130- Art Museum Area

Just Listed!   2630 Brown St. Philadelphia, PA 19130 Art Museum Area Magnificent 4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath Victorian townhouse in the Art Museum area! Other great features: Beautiful combination This is brought to you by Philadelphia Real Estate Blog To view every Philadelphia Real Estate Listing, including Philadelphia Condos visit www.CenterCityRealEstate.com  

Student Housing Hi-rise Coming to Chestnut Street

It has recently became finalized from Brandywine Realty Trust, that they are on the verge of building a 33 story tower at Cira Center South that will sleep more than 850 students from both University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. This gorgeous high-rise, dubbed the Grove, is set to cost around $158.5 million dollars with...CONTINUE READING