We regularly share the advice, ideas, insight, and assistance you need to buy a home in the Philadelphia community. From ideas on the best neighborhoods (for families, students, singletons, and more) to practical things like securing a mortgage in the Philly area, negotiating with sellers, and any obstacles common to our fair city specifically. We update the blog every day, so there’s sure to be a wealth of information that can help you on your home buying journey.

If you’re relocating here, we have a host of resources for you as well—buying a home in a new city can seem a daunting task, but our knowledgeable team has decades of collective experience in the Philly market, specifically. We share businesses tailored to relocated professionals, as well as full, hands-on services to help your move go smoothly—for you, and for your family!

We hope you enjoy the advice we offer here, and if you need additional information on anything, or to speak with one of our real estate agents, contact the CenterCityTeam: 215.440.2093

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 19, 2018
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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
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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
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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 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

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

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 19, 2018

Relocating to Philly: Tips for Buying a Home Sight Unseen

When most people think about home-buying, they picture long weekend shuttling from property to property, peeking in closets and cabinets to get an idea of spaciousness, seeing how the light comes through the kitchen window overlooking the backyard, and generally getting a “feel” for their next prospective home. Drop all those impressions, because this post is about something altogether different. […]
September 18, 2018

Where You Live in Philly May Determine Your Life Expectancy

You know that different factors influence your approximate lifespan: smoking or non-smoking, quality of diet, amount of air pollution, regular physical and dental checkups, et cetera. But did you know that where you live can also play a factor in how long you are expected to live? It’s a fact, studied by Virginia Commonwealth University and the Robert Wood Johnson […]
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