February 13, 2015
dnc

Dems Pick Philly For 2016 Convention!

Next year is an important one in American politics, as the country will elect a new president. President Obama, having served two terms, can’t run again, and so we get to go through all the drama and hype of both major political parties picking a brand-new nominee. Philadelphia will play a big part in that process, as the city was […]
February 12, 2015
buildings

City Confronts Problem of Abandoned Buildings

A review by Philadelphia’s City Controller has found that there are over 100 buildings throughout the city that are abandoned and derelict enough to pose an “imminent threat.” Controller Alan Butkovitz is calling for the city to take action and tear these buildings down. Abandoned buildings pose a number of potential hazards. Troublemakers and the homeless may “squat” in these […]
February 11, 2015
johansson

Sneaking a Peek at ScarJo’s New Nest

2014 was a banner year for Scarlett Johansson. She reprised her role as the Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, she gave birth to her first child, and she bought some new real estate. Turns out that Johansson slipped right below radar with the purchase of her latest home, an angular 1940s beauty sitting on almost a full […]
February 10, 2015
love

Fall In “Love” With Philly On V-Day!

What will you be doing on Valentine’s Day? If there’s a special someone in your life, maybe you’ll be celebrating this Saturday with a candlelit dinner and roses. Romance is in the air! Or maybe you’re single and will be spending the day scarfing down chocolate and belting Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All” – those are my plans, […]
February 9, 2015
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Steve Martin Selling Concrete Bunker

Actor and novelist Steve Martin has listed one of the most unique properties I’ve seen in a while. Make entirely of concrete and looking more like a bunker than a house, the home is definitely not something you see every day. The home is located near Montecito, California, and Martin has resided there for over twenty years. It was designed […]
February 6, 2015

Just Listed: 23 S 23rd St 2J, Philadelphia, PA 19103

23 S 23rd St 2J, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Asking Price: $349,000 High end, luxurious 1 bed, 1.5 bath condo in the 23 Condominium– one of Philadelphia’s best boutique condo buildings. Located in Rittenhouse Square, this 1040 sq.dt. condominium home features cherry hardwood flooring, high ceilings, granite, island, stainless steel Viking appliances, and in unit washer/dryer. The double-tiered operable windows in the […]
February 6, 2015
dickinson

South Philly Nabe Dubbed 2nd “Hottest” In America

A neighborhood in South Philly has been dubbed the second-hottest in America by real estate website Redfin. The site rounded up a list of U.S. nabes where buyer activity has been especially dense. While the first-place finish went to El Cerrito, part of San Diego, California, the runner-up was Dickinson Narrows of South Philadelphia. This area, located between Pennsport and […]
February 5, 2015
four points

The Four Points Hotel to Overhaul Center City Restaurant

A new restaurant is coming to Center City – well, a new one in an old package. The Four Points by Sheraton hotel on Race St. is about to go through thirty days of reno as its restaurant undergoes an entire face lift and name change. From the decor to the menu, it’s getting entirely overhauled. Without any space being […]
February 4, 2015
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Celebrity Real Estate Shorts: 2/4/15

Nick Jonas, the Jonas brother quickly gaining a reputation as “the scandalous one,” is unloading his home above the Sunset Strip. His gorgeous Mediterranean home dates back to 1938, which explains its timeless vibe. With four bedrooms and 4.5 baths spread over 3,175 square feet, there is plenty of room to roam. Large gates and the home’s position at the […]
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