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

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 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
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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
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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 […]
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