September 20, 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate and Beyond September 20, 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate and Beyond September 20, 2011 New Fairmount Mexican Restaurant- In January 2012, La Calaca Feliz, a contemporary modern Mexican restaurant will occupy the space that formerly housed Illuminare at 2321 Fairmount Avenue. in the Art Museum Neighborhood. Owner Brian Sirhal and head chef Tim Spinner are former associates of Jose Garces. (NakedPhilly) Race Street Pier Update – […]
September 19, 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate Market Data August 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate Market Data August 2011 Here’s the most recent sales data compliments of TREND MLS: Philadelphia County Real Estate Market History In Philadelphia County, Settled units increased 11% in August 2011 compared to August 2010, to 807. In that same time period, Average Settled Price increased 12%, to $168,000. Single-Family Aug. 2010 Aug. 2011 Inventory 9,002 8,620 Settled […]
September 18, 2011

Art Museum Neighborhood Open House – 868 Taylor Street – September 18, 2011

ART MUSEUM NEIGHBORHOOD OPEN HOUSE 1-3pm TODAY!!! 274,900 – 2bed/1bath w/ beautiful back yard and CENTRAL AIR! Welcome home! This house offers an open floor plan, newly renovated bathroom and cozy back patio for entertaining. Hardwood floors throughout including original flooring in bedrooms and upstairs hallway. Crown molding in the living/dining room enhances the 9’ft ceiling. Decorative lighting fixtures and […]
September 15, 2011

Philadelphia Mortgage Rates Lowest Since 1950s

Philadelphia Mortgage Rates Lowest Since 1950s Philly real estate agents who work for Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors received this email today from Larry Flick – our CEO: “The silver lining on our sluggish economic cloud is that mortgage rates are at a new record low. Please see the following article and feel free to share with your clients. For […]
September 15, 2011

Center City District Hires Gilbane To Consult On Dilworth Plaza Project

Center City District Hires Gilbane To Consult On Dilworth Plaza Project PlanPhilly reports that The Center City District his selected Gilbane Building Company to consult and evaluate construction bids for the $50,000,000 Dilworth Plaza renovation. Gilbane is very well regarded nationally and has managed some very high profile construction projects. In Philadelphia Gilbane managed an airport expansion. “Construction on the […]
September 14, 2011

Art Musuem Neighborhood Gets New BYOB Isabel

Art Musuem Neighborhood Gets New BYOB Isabel As pointed out by NakedPhilly, Isabel, a BYOB by the owners of the Thai restaurant Trio – Van Chau and Michael Poole- is coming soon to the bottom floor commercial space at 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue. The space was previously used as a coffee and bagel shop.  Isabel will serve food with a Mexican-California […]
September 14, 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate and Beyond September 14, 2011

Philadelphia Real Estate and Beyond September 14, 2011 Hotel Monaco Breaking Ground, Opening Summer 2012- The Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, part of the Kimpton Hotel Group, will break ground imminently and open next summer. The hotel will overlook Independence Mall in the historic Society Hill neighborhood and be located adjacent to the Bourse and the National Museum of Jewish History. The […]
September 14, 2011

Pre-listing Appraisal For The Philadelphia Home Seller?

Pre-listing Appraisal For The Philadelphia Home Seller? Al Heavens wrote an article in Philly.com asking if s a pre-listing appraisal a good idea for the Philadelphia seller of real estate? Appraiser Michael Coyle, of the Coyle Group in Erdenheim, responded to a “Home Economics” article on the difficulties surrounding home appraisals. He said he was surprised that none of the […]
September 13, 2011

Penn Park Will Connect UPenn to Center City

Penn Park Will Connect UPenn to Center City The University of Pennsylvania’s latest real estate acquisition used to be a 14 acre parking lot for mail trucks according to a recent Philly.com article. After investing two years and 46 million dollars the land has been transformed in Penn Park  the centerpiece of Penn’s long term plan to connect the 283-acre […]
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