October 11, 2018
schuylkill river trail

Philly Quality of Life: Living Near the Schuylkill River Trail

The Schuylkill River Trail is one of Philadelphia’s treasures. Spanning thirty miles from Center City Philadelphia, through Valley Forge National Historical Park in Montgomery County, and ending in Parkerford, PA, the trail is beloved by cyclists, walkers, runners, and Philly-area families. Further work is planned to connect the trail between Christian and 34th streets, closing the gap between the Schuylkill […]
October 10, 2018
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USA Today: West Philadelphia Rocks!

To a lot of people, West Philadelphia is best known as the erstwhile home of Will Smith’s quintessential 90s TV character, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Are you humming the theme song right now? (Just me? Okay.) According to nationwide newspaper USA Today, however, West Philly is an undiscovered treasure, ripe with charm and things to see and do. Located […]
October 8, 2018
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Let’s Face It: the Eagles are a Mess Right Now

It’s the question on every Philadelphia football fan’s mind right now: have the Eagles lost their edge? The reigning Super Bowl champions have begin this season with a decidedly lackluster showing: their record is currently 2-3 following a frustrating bruising by Minnesota last night. On paper, the Eagles appear poised for victory: franchise QB Carson Wentz is back and running […]
October 4, 2018
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The Dog-Lover’s Guide to Buying a Home in Philly

For some people, life wouldn’t be complete without a four-legged friend by their side. Dog owners consider their pup to be a genuine member of the family, but condo associations and apartment landlords may not always roll out the welcome mat for dogs. If you are considering a move to Philadelphia with your pooch, know that Philly is generally a […]
October 3, 2018
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Philadelphia Document Collector to Sell Valuable Artifacts

You wouldn’t think that piles of old paper could be worth very much, but if so, you haven’t seen James Reis’ collection. Reis, aged 73, is a Philadelphia-based real estate agent who has made a hobby of collecting old documents. Among his treasures is the original deed to George Washington’s first “White House,” located in Philadelphia on Market and Sixth […]
October 2, 2018
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Philadelphia News Briefs – 10/2/18

1.) President Trump Visited Philadelphia It’s not every day that you can say the POTUS was in town! Today, President Trump spoke to the National Electric Contractors Association at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. He addressed an audience of more than ten thousand electrical contractors, electricians and apprentices from all over the country and spoke on the topics of his administration’s […]
September 27, 2018
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Condo Associations and Pet Policies in Philly

If you are shopping for a condo in Philadelphia and have a fur-baby at home, it’s likely that the first question you ask before looking at any units is whether the building allows pets. There are certainly pet-friendly condos in Philadelphia, but almost all of them have rules governing what animals you can bring into your unit: size, breed restrictions, […]
September 26, 2018
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Love Where You Live: Our 3 Favorite Philly Condos

Condos are a huge part of Philadelphia life. As a big city, we don’t have that many standalone houses. What we lack in the privacy of single-family homes, we make up for with gorgeous condos. Here’s a few that we love best of all. 1706 Rittenhouse Square Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square The lowdown: This tony residential building is mega-luxurious: 32 floors […]
September 25, 2018
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GET HYPE: The Laurel Breaks Ground!

You read it here first when the luxury condo tower The Laurel released promotional pictures of the tony high-rise. The building, which will rise on the last vacant parcel directly on Rittenhouse Square – and, many have opined, the most desirable. The Ritt is already known for being the most well-heeled neighborhood in Philly, but The Laurel will bring with […]
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