January 6, 2015

How Philly Nabes Got Their Names

You could conceivably live your whole life in Philly and not delve to the bottom of all its history. Take, for instance, some of the curious names we have for Philly neighborhoods. Where did they come from? Do you know the origins behind Society Hill, or how Bella Vista got its name? If you’ve ever been curious, then the piece […]
January 5, 2015

Selling For All Seasons: Your Winter Home Sale

It’s a known fact that home sales slow down in the winter. Not only do buyers prefer to do their home shopping during the warmer months – just think of how unpleasant it is to get in and out of the car to attend showings in the freezing cold – but, for many of the same reasons, sellers would rather […]
January 2, 2015

Meredith Viera Scoops Up NYC Penthouse

TV talk show host Meredith Viera has purchased a pied-a-terre penthouse in New York City’s Upper West Side. Her new unit is located in the city’s famed El Dorado co-op, the building from which Bruce Willis recently just sold his home. Viera’s unit is a three-bedroom beauty, newly renovated in a delightful contemporary style. The apartment first went on the […]
December 31, 2014

Ringing In the New Year With Philly’s Mummers Parade!

What will you be doing this New Year’s Day? Tonight is the time for parties and fireworks, but the daytime portion of the holiday is all too often overlooked in lieu of hangovers and taking down the Christmas decorations. Sure, you could spend the day picking at leftover canapes or napping, but allow me to make another suggestion. Here in […]
December 30, 2014

Celebrity Real Estate Shorts: 12.30.14

Smoldering singer Bruno Mars just bought himself a house in Los Angeles. The home, located in the Fryman Canyon neighborhood of Studio City, is every bit as flashy as the entertainer, with a palette of “bold colors” and patterns. There are seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms in the home, which was a flip by a Kazakh heiress who purchased the […]
December 29, 2014
Justin Bieber.

The Best and Worst Celeb Neighbors For 2014

Have you ever imagined what it might be like to live next door to someone famous? I mean, borrowing a cup of sugar would never be the same. There’s a certain undeniable fascination with the concept of physical proximity to celebrity, an assumption that one becomes privy to a more private side of the famous that others aren’t lucky enough […]
December 26, 2014

Celebs Embrace The Add-On, Buyers Don’t Care

It’s a common story: celebrities are so rich that they literally have more money than they know what to do with. One thing that celebs tend to do with their filthy lucre is go all out on their homes. There comes a point, though, when you simply can’t add any more bedrooms or bathrooms to your square footage, but your […]
December 23, 2014

Gyllenhaal Sells Small Midcentury Home

It feels sometimes like everyone in Hollywood has a palatial home. That’s not actually the case. Take, for instance, Jake Gyllenhaal. The actor, who stars in the recently-released “Nightcrawler,” recently sold the home he’s owned for the last ten years. With a modest 2,826 square feet and just two bedrooms, the home is reminiscent of something that mighty be inhabited […]
December 22, 2014

Christopher Meloni Buys Famous (Maybe Haunted) TV Home

Christopher Meloni, Hollywood hot stuff best known for playing Detective Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: SVU, is Tinseltown’s newest homeowner. Many happy returns, Chris! I’m always interested in a good “celeb buys/sells/rents/lists a home” story, but this one is particularly fascinating… thanks to a supernatural element, as well as a particularly notable connection to the Golden Age of classic […]
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