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Starbucks could mean Homebucks

Starbucks could mean Homebucks Check Out Noah Ostroff and Jake Dreyfuss of the Philly Living team at Keller Williams Center City discussing how a Starbucks near your home can potentially increase property value 97%! Fun Fact! Can you see the Realtor doing a video bomb? http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/01/29/research-finds-homeowners-living-close-to-starbucks-have-seen-property-values-skyrocket/ Sourced by: CBS

Center City Spotlight: Under $300K with Parking Spot

1.) 3 N Columbus Blvd. #PL272, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Priced at: $214,900 $25K reduction!  MLS # 6346357 Key features Type: condo 1 Bed, 1 full bath 900 sqft. interior Area: Old City Walk score: 80 Age: 30 Style: contemporary Parking: garage Seller description Price Just Reduced on this rarely offered floor plan at Pier 3. Only one...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

6 Ways Realtors Create Millennial Appeal

Millennials – The Internet Generation. A unique demographic, indeed. With every answer at their fingertips, how does one provide value? Let’s explore. — What we know.  Highly tech. savvy. Accustomed to 24-7 connectivity. ‘Instant gratification’ tendencies.  Noncommittal. Low post-grad employment. High student debt. How to appeal? Utilize technology to manage expectations, educate & provide ease-of-access.  1.)...CONTINUE READING

Philadelphia Restaurant Week: Winter 2015

Center City District Restaurant Week – Winter 2015 Sunday, January 18th – Friday, January 23rd Sunday, January 25th – Friday, January 30th — Where? – Throughout Center City & Greater Philadelphia area. When? – Next week! Specials begin January 18th. Deals? – 3 course dinners for $35 / person, 3 course lunches for $20 / person. Explore this season’s...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

Philly, SEPTA Amongst Best Public Transit in USA

Seattle-based “Walk Score” cites Philadelphia as #5 Strongest Public Transit System. 2014 – USA Public Transportation Rankings [Overall] New York, NY. San Francisco, CA. Boston, MA. Washington, D.C. Philadelphia, PA. — Looking Ahead: Fare Payment Upgrades, 2015-2016. — Source: Dan McQuade (Philly Mag). Brought to you by Philadelphia Real Estate Blog. To view every Philadelphia Real Estate Listing,...CONTINUE READING

Weekend Open Houses: December 6th & 7th

Public Showings this Saturday & Sunday, from 10am-1pm ET.  1.) 501-507 Vine St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 Units #3, 6 & 9 – For Sale Unit #5 – For Rental Brand New, 9-Unit Boutique Condo Building in Fantastic Old City Location. Date/Time: Saturday & Sunday Dec. 6-7, 10am-12pm. Listing Agent: Aaron Byles Onsite Realtor: Gordon Stein Unit #3 – $350,000...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

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

Open House Tours Highlight Old City this Weekend

Open House #1: 301 Race St #207, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Newly Listed Unit at the Wireworks Condos in Old City, Philadelphia! Priced At: $195,000 Realtor: Guillaume Lantoine Open House Schedule Twilight Showings: Friday, Nov. 7th, 6pm-7pm. First Friday Special!  Sunday, November 9th, 12pm-3pm. Key Features Size: 590 sqft. Type: Studio Bedroom Alcove 1 Full Bathroom Parking: Street Laundry: In-Unit Description Incredible...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

Autumn Attractions in Greater Philadelphia

Philly by Season: Fall 2014 Photo Credit: Uwishunu — Haunted Halloween Offerings ESN‘s “Terror Behind the Walls” – Art Museum Area Fright Factory – South Philly Grim Philly Twilight Tour – Old City 6th & Market Ghost Tours of Philadelphia – Old City 5th & Chestnut Valley of Fear – Feasterville, PA Bates Motel – Glen Mills, PA Horrorfest – Morrisville, PA...CONTINUE READING

Flex Zone: 5 Stephen Starr Locations Amongst USA Top 100

– Ahead of the Pack – Philadelphia’s Staple Restaurateur, Stephen Starr, boasts 5 restaurant locations amongst United States’ top 100. Rankings reflect gross revenue totals for independent restaurants, compiled by Restaurant Business Magazine. Photo Credit: Tati’s Tidbits — # 9 – Buddakan (Chelsea, New York) Est. $21.5 million (2013) # 70 – Parc (Rittenhouse, Philadelphia) Est. $11.9...CONTINUE READING

Weekend Open Houses: Sunday Oct. 5

Public Showings this Sunday October 5th, from 11am – 4pm.  119 Fairmount Ave, Northern Liberties 1014 N Orianna St, Northern Liberties 837 N 2nd St #308,  Northern Liberties 501-507 Vine St #9, Old City 2201 Cherry St #603, Logan Square Photography: Matt Robnett (Matt@PLUSHimage.com) — # 1 – 119 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Newly Listed Northern Liberties...CONTINUE READING

Weekend Open Houses Highlight Old City’s Finest

# 1 – 123 Elfreth’s Alley | Philadelphia, PA 19106 $25k Price Improvement on Elegant Old City Townhome.  Date / Time : Sunday August 17th, 12-4 pm Listing Agent : Adam Atacan On-Site Agent : Justin Bresson * Philly.com Featured *  3 beds / 3 full baths. Original architectural details intact + contemporary upgrades. Classic old-world charm meets modern comfort. 1st...CONTINUE READING