August 15, 2011

New Stephen Starr Restaurant In Rittenhouse Square

New Stephen Starr Restaurant In Rittenhouse Square Stephen Starr is opening an upscale, modern-Italian restaurant called Il Pittore at 2025 Sansom St., which was formerly Noble American Cookery. The Rittenhouse Square will be Stephen Starr’s 19th Philadelphia restaurant and his 25th overall. The head chef, Chris Painter, a Pottsville native, and vet of French Laundry and L’Espinasse, is a partner in this venture. Painter […]
August 15, 2011

Graduate Hospital Developer Filming Movies In Empty Homes

Graduate Hospital Developer Filming Movies In Empty Homes New home sales are slow and homebuilder confidence is down, but Toll Brothers has found a way to keep its model homes busy– they are being used as a backdrop for a movie scheduled to come out next year, “The Brass Teapot”. According to a press release, Toll Brothers, Inc., the nation’s […]
August 15, 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate Letter From Larry Flick

Philadelphia Real Estate Letter From Larry Flick In June of last year, mortgage interest rates dropped to what were then historic lows. I thought they could never go lower. I was wrong. For the past week, mortgage interest rates have gone even lower than they were at the beginning of last summer – I’ve seen 30 year fixed mortgages hovering […]
August 12, 2011

Philadelphia Responds To Flash Mobs With Curfew

Philadelphia Responds To Flash Mobs With Curfew Mayor Michael Nutter announced this week an initiative aimed at preventing flash mob violence that began with a stiff curfew at 9 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2011.  The curfew comes as a response to three of attacks on residents by groups of young people who were alerted to sudden gatherings at a given […]
August 12, 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate National Housing Market News

Philadelphia Real Estate National Housing Market News With the debt ceiling resolution and the subsequent S&P downgrade there has certainly been no shortage of housing or housing related news this week. Here are some of the major stories: • Foreclosure activity has fallen to its lowest level in over three-and-a-half years, according to RealtyTrac. The July foreclosure market report, released […]
August 12, 2011

Philadelphia Phillies Real Estate News

Philadelphia Phillies Real Estate News I get asked all the time where Philadelphia celebrities live and with that in mind I decided to write what will hopefully be the first of many blogs on the subject. First up to bat… the Philadelphia Phillies. Obviously some discretion is required to protect the privacy of the players and their families but this […]
August 11, 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate and Beyond

Philadelphia Real Estate and Beyond CalculatedRisk had an interesting article that showed how the housing market is missing the move up buyer – defined in this article as buyers in the $300,000 -$800,000 price range.  Home sales in this price range from June 2010 to June 2011 dripped 25.5% (the most of any price range) largely because the federal  home […]
August 11, 2011

240 Sigel Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

240 Sigel Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 Amazing rowhome in Pennsport. The interior and exterior of the entire home have been lovingly rehabbed and maintained. The living/dining room combo has new hardwood flrs, recessed lighting, a built in closet, and an open flr plan. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, beautiful granite countertops, high-end cabinets, a tumbled marble backsplash and hardwood […]
August 10, 2011

Developer Breaking Ground at 2100 Chestnut Street In September

Developer Breaking Ground at 2100 Chestnut Street In September The John Buck Company plans to break ground in September on a $60 million, 34-story Rittenhouse Square skyscraper rental building with parking and shops on the bottom floor.  Naturally the plans have been met with criticism by the Philadelphia real estate commentators.  Based on the images I’ve seen it looks like […]
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