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Global Music Icon Embraces Collegiate Roots this Spring (Updated)

9-time Grammy winner returns to local alma mater this spring 2014. — Updated (5/21) – Watch John Legend’s moving speech from UPenn graduation [in full] below, via philly.com — Global singer & songwriter, Mr. John Legend (class of 1999), will deliver this year’s commencement speech for uPenn Class of 2014. The esteemed University will present...CONTINUE READING
Category:Events

Pennsylvania Top High Schools (2014)

The Philadelphia Business Journal recently highlighted the top 50 schools in Pennsylvania. We’re proud to share that not one, but two, Philadelphia based institutions that charted at #28 … and #1 (!), respectively. * Rankings were strictly based on average SAT scores, & calculated by the Philadelphia Business Journal. — # 28 | Central High...CONTINUE READING

Comcast & Time Warner Complete Merger

Reported by Philly.com, Thursday February the 13th. As discussed & rumored over the past several weeks, Comcast & Time Warner announced today that two massive companies will merge into a cable TV conglomerate. Comcast will control “the combined entity” in an “all-stock transaction valued at $45.2 billion.” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts quoted the merger as...CONTINUE READING

2014 Arrives, Winter Follows

Happy Friday Philly. Hope everyone’s keeping warm & driving safe. As you may have noticed, the Philadelphia region was hit with up to 8 inches of snow last night & this morning. The worst appears to be over, as Philly.com’s John Bolaris reports. Skies should be clear by afternoon, with some sunshine as well; however,...CONTINUE READING

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

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

Newly Listed: Loft District Condo with Garage Parking!

  Gorgeous Loft District condo featuring 1 BR, 1 BA & walk-in vault! Highlights Include: Private bedroom & full bathroom Indoor garage parking Custom u-shaped kitchen with stainless steel appliances Large bathroom features deep Jacuzzi, hardwood floors & subway tile Additionally offers: Versatile, bi-level vault unit perfect for storage, office space, den or guest room...CONTINUE READING

This Sunday: Open House Options [June 2nd]

Happy Friday! We have two can’t miss open house opportunities this Sunday June 2nd. We’ll break down all the details on properties, location, and more below. We look forward to hosting Philadelphia’s future homeowners this weekend. Location: 310 Catharine Street [Unit E] Philadelphia, PA 19147 Time: 11:00 am – 1 pm Listing Agent: Stephanie Slapin...CONTINUE READING

Mortgage Rates Still Favorable!

With Spring in the air, this is the time home-sales season has officially begun. 2012 showed incredibly low mortgage rates, many believed wouldn’t last. According to Freddi Mac, the current average rate on a 30 year mortgage stood fast at 3.54%. This should a slight improvement compared to last week when rates were at 3.57%. With historically low mortgage rates...CONTINUE READING

Live Free Program offered exclusively through Keller Williams Realty

Keller Williams agents are now able to offer an additional incentive to their seller’s and buyers alike. The Live Free Program allows those who are putting 10% down payment on a home, and using American Home Bank for their financing, to receive three free mortgage payments of principal and interest. In essence, if you settled...CONTINUE READING

Update on South Street Bridge

Here is the latest on the status of the South Street Bridge. This is great news for the City and residents in the area. It’s great to see that leadership has finally stepped up the plate. Read on below. Dear Neighbors and Friends of the South Street Bridge: As we mentioned in our last update…CONTINUE READING

The Housing Market is Crashing (NOT!)!

 Today the U.S. Commerce Department issued a report with the following data: * “April’s rebound was led by a huge 41.7 percent surge in sales in the Northeast” *  “Sales were up 8.3 percent in the West” * “5.8 percent in the Midwest” However, the report that made headlines everywhere was the May, 2008  Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index. Their 20 city...CONTINUE READING
Category:Market Data, News

Good News Philadelphia!!

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently posted an article stating that the Philadelphia area foreclosure rate is down 30%!  That’s great!  To read the article see below… Philadelphia area’s foreclosure rate drops 30% By Al Heavens Inquirer Real Estate Columnist The Philadelphia region’s first-quarter foreclosure rate fell almost 30 percent from the same period a year earlier,...CONTINUE READING
Category:Market Data, News