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

November 29, 2018
condo

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
home selling

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. […]
November 27, 2018
smart home

Turning Your Philadelphia Smart Home into a Genius

All signs point towards smart homes being the wave of the future, especially in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania was an early adopter of smart home technology, outpacing most of the American Midwest and even other progressive states like Oregon, Massachusetts, and Maryland. The home automation business is booming, having produced $36 million in sales in 2016. Interest is growing exponentially, and has […]
November 26, 2018
staged home

How to Stage Your Philadelphia Home for Sale

It used to be the case that, if your home was in good repair and was priced fairly, you would have little-to-no trouble selling it.  However, the real estate landscape in Philadelphia – as well as in other major metro areas – has changed, and now it is suggested that you have your home staged before putting it up for […]
November 19, 2018
luxury home

Living La Dolce Vita: Luxury Real Estate Trends

They say that some people are like magpies, obsessed with the shiniest and newest of everything. If you are well-off, attaining the latest trends gets a lot easier. Like clothing, cars, and iPhones, there are definite trends in real estate. For the hoi polloi, we may gratefully accept such luxuries as quartz countertops, floating shelves, and subway-tile backsplashes as totems […]
October 17, 2018
living room

Feathering Your Nest: 6 Best Places to Furnish Your Philly Home

Let’s face it: decorating your new home is one of the most exciting parts of buying a house/condo. I tend to look at it as the payoff for the tedious months of scoping out MLS listings, attending showings, and having to sign stack upon stack of paper at closing. You’ve done all the boring stuff; now it’s time to compare […]
October 10, 2018
fairmount park

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 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 […]
September 27, 2018
dog

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, […]
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