April 16, 2012

Official Reading Viaduct Renderings

Official Reading Viaduct Renderings The Center City District commissioned renderings for the proposed Reading Viaduct Park phase 1.  Take a look they’re pretty cool.   Looking east from above 13th Street: Here’s an overview of the entire proposal: Here’s a street level view: Pretty amazing.  Reading Viaduct Park would transform the Loft District into a walkable part of Center City and […]
April 15, 2012

Fishtown New Construction At G8

Fishtown New Construction At G8 Just saw an AMAZING new construction home in Fishtown at 2400 Amber Street.  The project is called G8 and the home has 2beds/2.5 baths and is listed just over 300k. Introducing G8 Life in Fishtown! G8 builders are Energy Star and Green Advantage Certified Builders that takes the design element to the next level offering […]
April 14, 2012

Toll Brothers 2400 South Update

Toll Brothers 2400 South Update Anyone who’s driven past 24th and South lately has seen the remains of the recently demoed garage that will soon be the newest Toll Brothers development 2400 South.  Clearly there’s still a great deal of work to be done but interestingly, the first of the 2400 South real estate listings just hit the MLS: 2400 […]
April 12, 2012

Bart Blatstein Building Casino On Broad Street

Bart Blatstein Building Casino On Broad Street Philly.com reports that well known developer Bart Blatstein wants to build a casino complex on a property he recently acquired on Broad Street,  North of City Hall,  and covert the Inquirer/Daily News building into a hotel.  The entire project will span 3 blocks and would be the largest contribution to the North Broad […]
April 12, 2012

Royal Izakaya Coming To Queen Village

Royal Izakaya Coming To Queen Village Stephen Simons, owner of Foobooz’s recently crowned #1 bar in Philadelphia – The Khyber Pass Pub, and also owner of Cantina Los Caballitos will open Royal Izakaya at 780 South 2nd Street in Queen Village later this year.  A sampling of the food that will be offered at Royal Izakaya was offer at The […]
April 10, 2012

Unique New Construction Home In Graduate Hospital

Unique New Construction Home In Graduate Hospital Noticed a really cool new construction home that just became available at 1732 Kater Street in Graduate Hospital.  The property is 3 stories, has 2beds/2baths and is listed for $449,000.  Not bad considering this is what it used to look like: Here’s the description from the Philadelphia MLS: Check out this brand new […]
April 10, 2012

One Divan Closes And Another Opens

 One Divan Closes And Another Opens Divan Turkish Kitchen, formerly located on the corner of 22nd and Christian in Graduate Hospital, recently closed and SoWe, a new bistro, took it’s place.  Former owner of Divan, Ilkur Ugur, apparently now has his hands full with a property he owns at 2132 Montrose Street and his attempts to create a restaurant that […]
April 10, 2012

Top Employers In Philadelphia

Top Employers In Philadelphia People in the Philadelphia Real Estate community often hear that our local economy has helped insulate us from the housing crash experienced by most large metropolitan US cities.  It is widely held that the top employers in Philadelphia are “meds and eds”.  The Philadelphia Business journal recently released their report naming the Top Employers In Philadelphia […]
April 7, 2012

Philadelphia Mortgage Update: April 7, 2012

Philadelphia Mortgage Update: April 7, 2012 (Click to enlarge image) Here’s the latest from Jason Griesser: Rates have been changing intraday, but we have been advising folks to lock their rates with the volatility going on right now. The net result was a small increase in some loans this week, but overall STILL the lowest fixed rates we’ve ever seen. […]
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