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Featured Open House (3/2) + Local Updates

This weekend’s featured open house tour in University City + new townhouse listing in Southwest Philly & Center City condo price improvement. Have a great weekend Philly ! — Featured Open House : 4644 Hazel St | Philadelphia, PA 19143 $24k Price Improvement on 3+ Story, University City Townhome. Date / Time : Sunday March...CONTINUE READING

Featured Open Houses | Sunday Feb 2nd

This Sunday’s public tour highlights span University City, Old City & Art Museum Area. Showings begin at 12pm EST, & conclude by 3pm, to accommodate Super Bowl parties / plans. Have a great weekend Philly, stay warm ! — Open House #1 : 4644 Hazel Ave | Philadelphia, PA 19143 3+ Story University City Townhome....CONTINUE READING

Eagles Win NFC East

Gang green rallies, defeats Cowboys to win the NFC East. 1st playoff appearance in 3 years. Brandon Boykin interception clinches victory. Birds take on New Orleans at home this Saturday night. Congrats to our Philadelphia Eagles, 2013 NFC East Champions. Bring on the Saints ! NFC Playoffs | Wild Card Round Saturday January 4th, 8:10...CONTINUE READING

5 Northern Liberties Homes with Garage Parking under $600K

Highlighting available units (with private parking) in one of Philadelphia’s brightest up & coming neighborhoods, Northern Liberties. Unit #1 : 414 Olive St | Philadelphia, PA 19123 One of a Kind, Extra Wide Carriage House with Garage Parking 2 beds / 1.5 baths. Versatile den area can double as home office, or 3rd bedroom. Custom...CONTINUE READING

The Atacan Group at KW Center City Happy Hour

Last week, the KW Center City team headed to Alfa, on 17th & Walnut in Rittenhouse, for some drinks, apps, networking & happy hour fun. Below are some photos & highlights from the evening, to get to know our team a bit better. Photos courtesy of PLUSH Image Corporation. Going in on some drinks &...CONTINUE READING

How Philly Gets to Work

More Than 1/3 of Philadelphians Utilize Driving Alternatives For Workday Commute 5th highest total in the United States, 4th highest total in the Northeast. The University of Oklahoma “Institute for Quality Communities” recently gathered data from the American Community Survey [via US Census Bureau], to examine which cities utilize driving alternatives for their workday commutes....CONTINUE READING

Election Day 2013

If you have time today, get involved ! Estate Listing, including Philadelphia Condos visit www.CenterCityRealEstate.com Twitter : @CenterCityPHL | Instagram : @CenterCityPhilly | Pinterest : @CenterCityPHL | Google Plus : @TheAtacanGroup

SEPTA’s 1st ‘Comprehensive’ iOS App

SEPTA launched their first “comprehensive” iOS app today ! The free iPhone application is now available in Apple’s mobile app store. Highlights include schedule access, real-time location updates, fare prices & more (detailed below). SEPTA’s Director of Emerging / Specialty Technology, Mike Zaleski, highlights the app’s strength in consolidating the mobile site’s features under “one...CONTINUE READING
Category:News, PA

Penn’s Landing Redevelopment (Updated)

Tonight [Tuesday Oct. 15th], the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation [DRWC] will present plans detailing the next phase of the Penn’s Landing redevelopment. The design team, led by Hargreaves Associates, is creating plans which incorporate “landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, programming, development & cost estimates.” Future steps will be discussed & presented at this evening’s meeting....CONTINUE READING

Weekend Open House Features + Listing Update

Property #1 : 1237 N 6th St. Philadelphia, PA 19122 [Newly Listed] * Gorgeous Northern Liberties Area Red Brick Townhouse Date / Time : Sunday October 13th, 12-2pm Listing Agent : Adam Atacan On Site Agent : Eric Turner 4 beds / 2.5 baths Over 3,000 square feet of living space ! Open floor plan,...CONTINUE READING

Around the City Updates

Highlighting local developments this Fall in Philadelphia : Urban Outfitters Announces Local Expansion The popular retail line is set to expand their Philadelphia headquarters & add a distribution center in Lancaster County. The initiatives will ultimately create over 2000 new job opportunities in & around Philadelphia. ” The Awesome Fest ” launches October 18th on...CONTINUE READING

Event Preview : Night Market Chinatown

Tonight, Thursday Oct. 3rd : The Food Trust presents the final “Night Market” of the 2013 season ! When : 7pm – 11pm Where : Chinatown [10th & Race] Who : Over 60 of Philadelphia’s best food trucks, restaurants & cafes are set to host booths, & serve up an immense variety of delicacies! Entertainment...CONTINUE READING

Philadelphia Casino Hearing [9/24]

Today [Tuesday Sept. 24], City Officials join the State Gaming Control Board to present opinions on the six applicants for Philadelphia‘s second casino. Today’s hearing at the Convention Center holds an enormous bearing on which project is ultimately selected. Details on each proposal below, along with revenue sharing breakdown. The board is expected to award...CONTINUE READING

Early Fall Listing Update

New Listing #1: 233 Gaskill St. Philadelphia, PA 19147 Stunning Society Hill Townhouse with 1 – Car Garage Parking ! 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms 4 – stories + 2,880 square feet of living space Black, hardwood flooring throughout first story Family room with gas fireplace, 1/2 bathroom & private, outdoor deck Open living room, dining...CONTINUE READING

Center City District Restaurant Week

Big congratulations to Center City District on their 10th annual Restaurant Week ! Details below. When : Now ! September 15th – 20th September 22nd – 27th Certain locations offering menu specials Saturday, September 21st [as well] * Where : In & Around Center City, Philadelphia Participating Locations Deals : 3 course Lunch, $20 per...CONTINUE READING

Early Fall Market Report

As of September 16, 2013: Philadelphia’s Market Conditions display fewer homes listed, and increasing days-on-market. These are relatively negative implications for Philadelphia area Real Estate. Our city technically remains a “seller’s market,” since current supply & demand levels show no significant price changes. However, conditions are cooling as we head towards the fall & winter...CONTINUE READING

Homestead Exemption Deadline Tomorrow

The Homestead Exemption is a program that helps Philadelphia homeowners’ reduce taxable assessed value. From Tax Year 2014, going forward, this initiative offers $30,000 in Real Estate tax savings, by minimizing the taxable portion of Philadelphia homeowners’ property assessment. The only requirements for eligibility are property ownership & primarily residing at said estate. There are no...CONTINUE READING

Weekend Open House Features [8/25]

Property #1: 1 Christian St. Unit 28 Philadelphia PA, 19147 Old Swedes Townhouse in Queen Village with backyard patio & outdoor garden! Date / Time: Sunday August 25th, 1pm – 3pm Listing Agent: David Darami On-Site Agent: Matt DAntonio Highlights Include: 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms + Private Garage Hardwood floors, enclosed patio & wood burning...CONTINUE READING

Condo Building of the Week

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be revisiting a blog feature from August 2012 – “Top 10 High Rise Condo Buildings,” which highlighted several of Philadelphia’s luxury properties.  This time around, we’ll take more of an in-depth look at each building’s history, along with updated information on current sales & vacancies. Last week, we featured...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