Real Estate Advice

When you’re buying or selling a home, it helps you understand not only the local real estate market, but some of the national trends that may effect your home selling or buying journey.

Our experienced team of real estate agents bring decades of collective experience to the table and regularly use this section of the website to offer their best tips and advice for sellers and buyers.

We hope you enjoy the advice we offer here! For an analysis of your home’s value or for help finding the right property in the Philly area, speak with one of our talented real estate agents or directly contact the CenterCityTeam office: 215.440.2093

February 6, 2019
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Renting a Philly Storage Unit: What You Need to Know

If you have no prior experience with renting a storage unit, the initial process can seem overwhelming and confusing to boot. Storage units are a great add-on to any home, giving you room to stash items that you don’t use frequently, but can’t or don’t want to get rid of. This is a tremendous help when you downsize your home, […]
January 31, 2019

So, You Want to Remodel Your Bathroom

Remodeling a bathroom is one of the most common home improvement projects that American homeowners undertake. It’s not quite as costly as adding a spare bedroom or renovating the kitchen, and it provides great satisfaction on a daily basis. Who doesn’t dream of showering in the morning in their dream bathroom, with a huge mirror in which to do your […]
January 31, 2019

Fight the Polar Vortex: Clean Your Home Like a Germaphobe

No matter where you are in the United States right now, with the exception of Florida maybe, it’s pretty f’ing cold. Even those Floridians are shivering in their unusual 50-something degree temps, getting sick of continually washing the two sweaters they own to handle what feels like icy blasts. Here in the real world, windchills are dipping into double-digit negatives, […]
January 24, 2019
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Five Easy Steps to Prep Your Philly Home for Sale

Think that you can just stick a “For Sale” sign in the grass in front of your home and the offers will pour in? You may want to re-evaluate your expectations. It’s easy for sellers, blinded by affection for their home and uneducated as to the realities of the real estate market, to overlook certain critical details that should be […]
January 9, 2019

Can You Save $$$ on Your Philadelphia Homeowner’s Insurance?

Homeowner’s insurance is a necessity when you own a home, but it is unfortunately one of your priciest bills. Traditionally bundled in escrow with your land taxes, this monthly payment can cost just as much as your mortgage! Obviously, you need the coverage – god forbid you should experience a house fire or a natural disaster, your insurance would be […]
December 31, 2018

Our Fave Loft District Condos: 2019

For those who love the feel of New York City-esque loft dwellings, the “Loft District” of Center City just may hold a place in your heart. Most of the buildings that house these condos were former warehouses or industrial buildings that were redeveloped for residential use, but retain their open, airy feel. The neighborhood nickname comes from the fact that, […]
December 31, 2018

Our Fave Logan Square Condos: 2019

Once upon a time, well-heeled Philadelphians held the motto that it was Rittenhouse Square or nothing. In the past several years, however, several other tony quarters have emerged. One of these is Logan Square. Once a spot known only by a lucky few, this well-kept secret has become a haven for luxury townhomes and condos. Logan Square is the heart […]
November 29, 2018

8 Reasons Philadelphia Condos Are Better Than Townhomes

One of the biggest purchases and decisions of your life is buying your first home. When deciding between buying a Philadelphia condo and a townhome, there are many options to consider: for example, space, price, location, condo fees and amenities. Both townhomes and condos are popular choices for the first-time Philadelphia buyer, who either craves proximity to Center City or […]
November 28, 2018
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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Selling Your Philadelphia Home

If you are selling your home, you likely have done the research on what you should do if you want to sell your home. There is conventional wisdom regarding home sales, and you can fail to follow it at your own peril. There is also a list, almost as long, of things that you shouldn’t do when selling your house. […]
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