August 23, 2011

History of Philadelphia Earthquakes

Here’s a little bit of history on earthquakes in and around Philadelphia compliments of www.Earthquakes.usgs.gov.  There’s even an earthquake search feature.  This info only goes up to December 1972 but goes begins in 1663.   Record of early earthquakes in the Northeastern United States provide limited information on effects in Pennsylvania until 1737, 55 years after the first permanent settlement […]
August 22, 2011

New Drexel University Biology Building at 33rd and Chestnut

University City – New Drexel University Biology Building at 33rd and Chestnut According to a Philly.com article,  Drexel University is building its new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building at 33d and Chestnut.  Here are some pictures of the impressive building.       Here’s a snippet from the Drexel University Website The Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, designed by world-renowned architects Diamond and […]
August 22, 2011

Cheap Philadelphia Foreclosures Through Mt. Airy Program

Cheap Philadelphia Foreclosures Through Mt. Airy Program A collaboration of Mt. Airy USA and the City of Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is offering a  federal housing stabilization program through which prospective buyers in Mt. Airy can purchase foreclosed properties at reduced prices.  The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) redevelops foreclosed or abandoned homes and sells them, at reduced rates, to buyers who also […]
August 19, 2011

Venice Island Renovations In Manayunk To Begin

Venice Island Renovations In Manayunk To Begin The $46-million overhaul of the Venice Island Recreation Center in Manayunk site gets underway next week.  The renovations will be a three-phase project that over the next two years will result in the removal of the current recreation center, playground, and swimming pool in order to install 1) “The Big Tank” — a […]
August 19, 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate And Beyond August 19, 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate And Beyond August 19, 2011 Homewood Suites Coming to 41st and Walnut in University City Neighborhood – Campus Apartments in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania is construction a Homewood Suites hotel near the intersection of 41st and Walnut. Homewood falls under the Hilton Brand and this location is slated to have 136 suites with separate bedrooms […]
August 18, 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate and Beyond August 18, 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate and Beyond August 18, 2011 City Planning Commission Impressed With Central Delaware Waterfront Plan – Delaware River Waterfront Corporation President Tom Corcoran gave the commission a presentation describing the several new public parks every half-mile, mixed use residential development, and the new/improved connections between the river and the adjacent neighborhoods.   The plan focuses first on areas where […]
August 18, 2011

Multifamily Housing Vacancy Rates At 5 Year Low

Multifamily Housing Vacancy Rates At 5 Year Low The Commerce Department said Tuesday housing starts slipped 1.5 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 604,000 units. But starts on multifamily housing, often used for rentals, rose 7.8 percent to 179,000 units.  The rise in multifamily units reflects an underlying trend in which rentals are increasing while the […]
August 18, 2011

Philadelphia Home Sellers Forgoing For Sale Signs?

Philadelphia Home Sellers Forgoing For Sale Signs? Philly.com published an article  that said, real estate agents had noticed a trend of home sellers opting to NOT put a for sale sign in front of their property.  Agents from cities throughout the country are quoted in the article as having seen the same phenomenon.  The reasons home sellers are forgoing for […]
August 18, 2011

Owner of Melrose Diner Purchases Broad Street Diner

Owner of Melrose Diner Purchases Broad Street Diner Philly.com reports that the owner of the Melrose Diner, Michael Petrogiannis, recently purchased and started improvements on the long closed Broad Street Diner. The diner, which has been closed for years, garnered city wide attention two years ago when Stephen Starr became interested in the property. Starr put the property under contract for […]
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