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Philadelphia Open Houses – Sat, Sept 11th and Sun, Sept 12th

SATURDAY 11-2 Address: 886 N Taylor St City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19130 Sale Price: $284,000 12-3 pm Address: 1717 Green St #4 City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19130 Sale Price: $299,900 SUNDAY 1-3 pm Address: 886 N Taylor St City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19130 Sale Price: $284,000 2-3:30 pm Address: 1717 Green St...CONTINUE READING

Homebuyer Tax Credit Speculation

It seems like the homebuyer tax credit talk was all just speculation.  According to Inman News, Shaun Donovan clarified his remarks from last Sunday a few days later saying that bringing back the tax credit “is not high on anyone’s list that we have heard, we have not heard Congress talking about renewing it.” The...CONTINUE READING

3 Important Tips for Online Home Improvement

Finding a contractor: Focus on sites that center on consumer ratings.  There are hundreds of positive and negative testimonials from REAL customers. Don’t be fooled by sites with ads and anonymous postings that only look exceptionally positive. Evaluating a contractor: Don’t always believe what you see on the internet. Go see current and completed jobs...CONTINUE READING

More Housing Tax Credit?

The HUD is flirting with the idea of yet another housing tax credit while carefully watching and assessing the market.  They say they are committed to doing everything they can to make sure it stabilizes and recovers.  HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan was on CNN this weekend stating “we’re going to be focused like a laser...CONTINUE READING

Philly Ranked #2 Most Stable Real Estate Market

Philadelphia has been ranked the number 2 most stable real estate market in America by the real estate website Zillow.com.  The ranking is based on the Zillow home value index that measures the median value for homes currently on the market to reveal which markets experience the least price volatility. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Average absolute monthly...CONTINUE READING

Developer of Murano Condo Sued by Residents

Residents at the Murano condo have filed suit against the building’s developer Thomas Properties Inc.  According to the owners of these condominiums, Thomas Properties has fabricated the level of sales at the Murano to the public in an attempt to boost unit prices and assist their marketing efforts from 2005 to 2009. Thomas Properties hired...CONTINUE READING

Philadelphia Open Houses – Sat, Aug 28th and Sun, Aug 29th

SATURDAY 1-3pm Address: 886 N Taylor St City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19130 Sale Price: $295,000 SUNDAY 12-3pm Address: 1717 Green St #4 City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19130 Sale Price: $299,900 12-2 pm Address: 1033 Spruce St #101 City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Sale Price: $535,000 12-2 Address: 1038 Christian St City, State,...CONTINUE READING

Philadelphia Open Houses – Sat, Aug 21st and Sun, Aug 22nd

SATURDAY 1-3pm Address: 315 New St #207 City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19123 Sale Price: $299,900 SUNDAY 12-3pm Address: 1717 Green St #4 City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19130 Sale Price: $299,900 12-2 pm Address: 1033 Spruce St #101 City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Sale Price: $535,000 12 – 2pm Address: 1038 Christian St...CONTINUE READING

Gentrification of Southwest Center City

Southwest Center City has undergone major expansion since 1998 when there were 529 vacant properties in that region.  By July of 2010, 426 (80.5%) of these properties have been either redeveloped or improved as open space.  This Philadelphia neighborhood has benefited immensely from gentrification and has quickly transformed from an area well known for crime...CONTINUE READING

The 114 Best Philadelphia BYOB Restaurants

Below is the most extensive list around of the 114  BYOBS in the city of Philadelphia.  It is updated regularly. Please comment if we are missing any new byobs! A Full Plate 1009 N. Bodine                                                                                                       Al’Dana 8630 Germantown Ave Amara Thai Cuisine 105  S. 22nd Street Aqua Restaurant 705 Chestnut Street Audrey Claire 20th and Spruce Streets August 1247 S. 13th Street...CONTINUE READING