Real Estate News

This section was specifically created by the Center City Team to provide the most up to date real estate news and data pertaining to the Philadelphia community. Find all of the real estate related news impacting Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.

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November 21, 2019
bathroom

Have We Hit Max Open-Concept? A Philly Rental Challenges the Trend

“Open concept” as a real estate buzzword has, in my humble opinion, hit peak saturation. I myself don’t see the point in knocking down perfectly good walls that delineate living space and allow for privacy and containment of noise, but I realize that’s a personal preference. The majority of today’s buyers want a free-flowing, wide-open floorplan where kitchen, dining room, […]
November 13, 2019
townhouse

Permanent, Affordable Housing Coming to Point Breeze

Affordable housing is at a critical low, not just in Center City, but in the suburbs surrounding downtown as well. It’s truly a problem that affects all of Philadelphia, but its densely-packed core experiences the housing issue most keenly. Rochelle Nichols-Solomon grew up in Point Breeze. It’s her neighborhood. She’s lived to see the neighborhood change, largely in part due […]
November 12, 2019
kitchen

Island vs. Kitchen Table: In Philly, There’s an Unlikely Winner

Go, right now, and look at just about any high-end condo listing on this site. Check out Rittenhouse Square penthouses, remodeled Victorians in Wash Square West, or hipster-chic walkups in NoLibs. The hottest properties will all have (at least) one thing in common: a spacious kitchen island with either a deep, large sink or an inset range, with trendy barstools […]
October 24, 2019
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Quaker Manse in Philly Suburb is a Piece of History

It’s a rambling, large home that took about 200 years to build. Suffice it to say, you’re getting a load of character and quirky Pennsylvania history if you buy 411 Old Forge Road, located in the Philly suburb of Media. Tiny and quiet with a population of just 5,000+ and a rural feeling, Media is a great place to raise […]
October 17, 2019
beer

Giant New Brewery Coming to Center City

Craft beer lovers, rejoice! Your new favorite destination for food and house-made brews is about to arrive. News broke a couple days ago that Victory Brewing Company will be making its Center City debut in Logan Square. The immense brewery, taproom, and restaurant will fill 14,000 square feet currently occupied by a TGI Friday’s that will be closing soon. The […]
October 15, 2019
south street

Philadelphia Joins Co-Living Movement

The price of housing in Philadelphia is, as many residents will tell you at length, skyrocketing. As the City of Brotherly Love emerges onto the national and world stages as a significant place to live, work, and play, more and more people want to live here. Even with new condo and apartment buildings rising from the ground on seemingly every […]
August 14, 2019
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Giant to Open… GIANT Flagship Store in Center City

A two-story grocery store is coming to Center City. The store is appropriately called Giant, because the size of the store is gonna be… huge. The store will be part of a new mixed-use development coming to 23rd Street, across from the Schuylkill River, called Riverwalk. It will consist of two apartment towers with Giant taking up 65,000 square feet […]
August 5, 2019
orchids

New Four Seasons Philadelphia Brings Sky-High Views, Phenomenal Dining

It’s been a long four years since the beloved Four Seasons Philadelphia on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway shuttered, awaiting the construction of its new home in the Comcast Center building. With the tower, now the highest in the city, completed and the twelve floors allotted for the hotel polished, shined, and ready to accept guests starting August 12th, the wait […]
July 29, 2019

The CENTERfold: Fitler Square Jewel-box That Blends Old and New

It’s been a long time since I’ve brought some swoon-worthy real estate to the CENTERfold. This particular beauty is a 2/1 condo in Fitler Square that is charming enough to make anyone fall madly in love. The room count makes this sound like a small place, but it actually wonderfully airy and spacious, spread over a generous 900 square feet […]
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