February 14, 2014

5 Game-Changing Apps for Philly Residents

In the technological age, anything is possible. You can tell your speakers to play music with your cell phone and turn your lights off at home while you’re at work. And if you have a smartphone, you’ve probably realized that for almost anything you want to do, there’s an app. As residents of Philadelphia, we’ve come across quite a few […]
February 14, 2014

Does a Vertical Forest in Italy Forecast the Future of Green Living?

“Bringing the outside in” is an interior design strategy that’s been utilized for years. There’s something inimitably attractive about keeping the beauty and serenity of nature close to where we live, from majestic shade trees on front lawns to potted spider ferns in tiny apartment kitchens. As “green” living grows and evolves as a practical and popular concept, integrating vista […]
February 12, 2014

Better Living Through WELL? Wellness Real Estate Floats Into Philly

It’s the immortal dilemma: we all want to be healthier, but actually living healthy is a lot of effort. Balancing the quotidian stresses of work/school, family, and normal, everyday “stuff” with eating well, taking one’s vitamins, and getting sufficient sleep can sometimes feel like a superhuman task. Wouldn’t it be swell if your home was smart enough to help you […]
February 10, 2014

Universal Enrollment Would Soothe Parents’ School Stresses

If you are a parent, it’s one of the first things you think of when buying a home: where will my kids be going to school? Getting one’s children seats in a highly-rated elementary, middle, or high school is a tip-top priority for conscientious parents from coast to coast, and Philly moms and dads are no different. If anything, the […]
February 7, 2014

Philadelphia, Start Your Engines!

Calling all motor enthusiasts! One of America’s biggest car shows is rolling into town tomorrow, and the excitement is going to last all weekend. If you are looking to escape the cold with a pre-Valentine’s date or get the family out of the house, this show will rev your engines for sure. Occupying 650,000 square feet of the Philadelphia Convention […]
February 6, 2014

Jinxed: Philly’s Instagram All-Stars

In a place like Philly, where the residents have a penchant for quirk, it’s not necessarily difficult for a business to gain traction if they’ve got something to make them stand out. That being said, if you really find out what makes Philadelphians tick, you could go from being a small business to having three bustling locations. That’s exactly what […]
February 5, 2014

The Big Deal Over Bitcoins in Real Estate

It’s become obvious that bitcoins, the seemingly-ubiquitous cryptocurrency, are not just a flash in the pan. Currently trading at almost $800 USD to one bitcoin (BTC), it seems like one can’t take a step lately without running into a new company that accepts bitcoins, online or otherwise. If you thought it was strange to think about using your virtual wallet […]
February 3, 2014

Rise of the Drones? Real Estate Tech Goes Airborne!

Want to get a bunch of real estate pros fired up? Get ‘em going on the drones. Tom Flanagan from inman.com recently caught up with Matt Murphy of Boston Visual Imaging for a live and in-person demonstration of some of Murphy’s airborne imaging devices, which are being used by tech-savvy agents to give prospective buyers an unprecedented peek at homes […]
January 31, 2014

Bringing the Super Bowl to (Chilly) Philly? It Could Happen!

Bring forth the beer and wings (even the vegan ones!) – it’s officially Super Bowl weekend. While everyone is decking the halls with either Seahawks blue or Broncos orange and gearing up for the snacks, the commercials, and the parties, the Eagles are prepping to study the big game closely… and not for the reasons you might assume. The team’s […]
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