May 16, 2014

7Inspire Luxury Townhomes Coming To Church Street In Old City

And the luxury homes just keep on coming.  7Spire is the latest high end community popping up east of Broad Street (and just a few blocks from the ultra high 3mil+ homes near Front and Walnut).  7Inspire homes will be located on Church Street in Old City between Front and 2nd.  Each home will have 4bed, 4 full and 2 […]
May 16, 2014

Weekend Open House Roundup: Say “Welcome Home!” to WashSquare West!

The “It Factor:” there’s no easily quantifiable explanation, but certain things in life are more hip, au courant, and exciting than others. One of Center City’s artsiest, funkiest, and most exciting neighborhoods, Washington Square West has “it” going on in spades. WashSquare West crams gorgeous historic homes, ultra-trendy shops and eats, Antique Row, and the Gayborhood into just 25 hex […]
May 15, 2014

The CENTERfold: Delight By Design

Today’s CENTERfold standout is one of my favorites yet! Perched serendipitously on one of Center City’s hottest streets, 509 Delancey Street is a spacious nest bursting with both classic, homey charm and unexpected, avant-garde flair. The current owner is a trailblazer in Philly interior design, and the gracious, well-appointed flow of this 3,200 sq. ft. home is evidence of the […]
May 14, 2014
Cash

Buyers Show the Money! Cash Sales Soar in 2014

It’s some of the sweetest news a seller can hear: there’s an offer on the table, and they’re paying cash. A cash sale means a quicker closing (no mortgage process to slow things down!) and drastically less chance of a contract falling through thanks to a low appraisal or financing snags. Buyers make out even better when they are able […]
May 13, 2014

Zillow’s Zestimate Forecast: A Cracked Crystal Ball

Real estate aggregator Zillow – the “Z” is short for “zany,” as in “a whole load of hooey” – has temporarily taken a break from stuffing the internet with inaccurate and potentially harmful home information to try something new. Ever wonder what happened to Miss Cleo, the queen of the late-night, pay-per-minute astral plane? Turns out that she may or […]
May 12, 2014

Just Listed: 1928 Spring Garden St 1, Philadelphia, PA 19130

1928 Spring Garden St 1, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Just Listed: $385,000 Classic Art Museum 2bed/2.5bath condo with historic features, architectural details, tons of natural sunlight and DEEDED PARKING! Traditional renovated row house condo with tri level floor plan and open living area ideal for entertaining. A marble entry shares a 12 foot ceiling with the living room which has a […]
May 12, 2014

For the Love of Fairmount: All the Hype on CC’s Hottest Neighborhood

On Friday, our benevolent overlords at Berkshire Hathaway / Fox & Roach dropped the Q1 HomExpert Report, which contains a wealth of fiddly little facts about home sales within their markets. If you enjoy crunching numbers, it’s an interesting read. Of particular interest in the Center City section of the report is a lineup of the “hottest neighborhoods,” which is […]
May 9, 2014

Weekend Open House Roundup!

It’s Friday, which means that it’s time for another Center City open house roundup. Hopefully your plans this weekend include quality time with Mom, or another special lady in your life. There’s always time to sneak out for a look at your potential next home, however. To that end, enjoy a quick round-up of some properties available for a visit […]
May 8, 2014

The Sign and the Fury: How Do You Solve a Problem Like SEPTA?

Smacktalking the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is akin to mocking the chubby kid with glasses on a school playground: both are easy targets. Philadelphians have a lot of strong feelings about SEPTA (warning for salty language in all those links), and if there’s one thing we know about Philadelphians, it’s that they never met a grievance they weren’t happy to […]
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