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

December 3, 2019
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Smart Money: Invest in These Center City Neighborhoods

If you’re reading this, perhaps you’re thinking of moving to Philadelphia. That’s already a great life decision. The City of Brotherly Love is filled with history and cultural significance, along with a welcoming and diverse population. The City of Brotherly Love is often known as “a city of neighborhoods” owing to the fact that different areas of the city have […]
November 12, 2019
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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 […]
August 28, 2019
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Get Top Dollar for Your Philly Condo With These Tips

There’s putting a house for sale on the market, and then there’s playing the real estate game and prepping your home for sale. Sure, you can stick a “for sale” sign in front of your home without lifting a finger and let buyers deal with your home as it is lived in (which is probably awesome, don’t get me wrong), […]
August 22, 2019
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Why You Should Retire in Philadelphia

Every new retiree dreams of finding the perfect enclave for themselves (and possibly a significant other) – a place where they can live happily, access great healthcare, and spend active, fun days enjoying their surroundings. For a lot of seniors, that place is Florida… trust me, I used to live in a city nicknamed “God’s Waiting Room.” But I’m here […]
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 […]
July 24, 2019
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Livin’ Large in Philly’s Most Expensive Neighborhoods

Every city, from the huge metropolises to the tiniest hamlets, have a “right” side of the tracks. They have the “good part(s),” the homes of the Jones and the “haves,” the neighborhoods where everyone wants to live. Generally, buying into a great neighborhood costs in scratch. Philadelphia is the rare case where that’s not 100 percent true. You can find […]
July 16, 2019
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Philly Neighborhood Stereotypes – Okay, They Are Pretty True

Stereotypes are often derided, but there’s a saying about them that holds water… stereotypes are usually at least a little bit true. The same goes for Philadelphia neighborhoods. The City of Brotherly Love may be big, but it often doesn’t feel that way, thanks to the fact that each of the many neighborhoods within is its own microcosm and ‘hood […]
July 15, 2019
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Moving to Philadelphia: What You Need to Know

So, you’re about to become the newest resident of the City of Brotherly Love. Yay! We’re happy to have you. Philadelphia is a big East Coast city, and it comes rife with its own history, traditions, and atmosphere. I find that it’s best to steep yourself in the vibes of a new home before you move, so you aren’t left […]
July 9, 2019
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Right Here, Right Now: The Coolest Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Let’s talk real here: hipsters dig Philadelphia. We’ve got the perfect combination of history, inclusiveness, pluck, and attitude to welcome anyone who fancies themselves a trendsetter, influencer, or whatever else the cool kids are labeling themselves these days. Future residents of the City of Brotherly Love all have different priorities. There are those who want family-friendly digs with great schools, […]
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