Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

“Cake Boss” Bakery Coming to Rittenhouse Square

May 27th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on “Cake Boss” Bakery Coming to Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia just got a little bit sweeter. The 10th outlet of Carlo's Bakery, the sweet shop owned by TLC reality show star Buddy Valastro, is due to open in Rittenhouse Square on May 30th. Carlo's, which already has stores in Marlton, Morristown, Red Bank, Ridgewood and Westfield, New Jersey, Times Square, and the Venetian in Las Vegas, is coming to 2101 Walnut Street. It is the fourth Carlo's location outside of New Jersey. A new bakery at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun...Read More

Art Installation Planned For Pope’s Visit

May 26th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Art Installation Planned For Pope’s Visit

An art exhibit is being planned for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in September. Inspired by a painting said to be dear to the pope, the installation will encourage supplicants to leave their cares in the hands of God - and for all men to help one another with their problems. The installation will take the form of a grotto built alongside the city's Roman Catholic cathedral. Visitors will be supplied with ribbon, and encouraged to write down their prayer requests...Read More

Philly Parking Will Get Easier With New App

May 22nd, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philly Parking Will Get Easier With New App

There's no sugarcoating the issue - parking in Philadelphia is a real pain. Not only can it be hard to find a spot, but paying for your spot once you've found it can be nothing short of a nightmare. Coming this summer, however, is a parking solution that should have area drivers cheering. The Philadelphia Parking Authority has teamed with payments processor Pango to come out with an app that will allow drivers to pay for parking with their phones. As...Read More

Philadelphia News Briefs: 5/21/15

May 21st, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philadelphia News Briefs: 5/21/15

1.) A new program designed to get students excited about arts in Philadelphia has launched. "Students at Museums in Philly" consists of free audio tours narrated by 15 different young people throughout the city. The program is meant to get teens interested in art. Asef Khurshan, who narrated the audio tour for the Barnes Foundation museum, told the local CBS station that he tried to immerse students in the paintings, asking them questions about the style of the art and...Read More

12482 Sweet Briar Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154

May 20th, 2015 CenterCityTeam Comments Off on 12482 Sweet Briar Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154

12482 Sweet Briar Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154 Asking Price: $189,980 Move in ready, updated 3 bed/ 1.5 bath Parkwood townhome. First floor features spacious living room, dining room and eat in kitchen. Second floor offers 3 bedrooms and hall bath. This home truly has it all: spacious finished basement, laundry room in basement, and large backyard. Recent updates include: new carpet on the lower level, laminate floors, and refinished wood floors full paint, ss appliances, and many other repairs to make for a...Read More

Jim Kenney Wins Philadelphia Primary

May 20th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Jim Kenney Wins Philadelphia Primary

Congratulations to Jim Kenney, who as of yesterday is the official Democratic nominee for mayor of the city of Philadelphia. Kenney won the Democratic primary over five other challengers. Kenney is a former city councilman who enjoyed widespread union support during the primary campaign process. It was a definitive win. Kenney was leading his next-closest competitor, Anthony Hardy Williams, by a margin of 3-1. Williams had the advantage of a $7 million campaign put on by a pro-charter school group....Read More

It’s Primary Voting Day!

May 19th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on It’s Primary Voting Day!

Voters, take note - today is primary voting day for Philadelphia. There are six Democratic candidates running for the lone spot on the ballot. It has been a relatively short race - the alleged frontrunner, Jim Kenney, didn't even throw his hat into the ring until February! There is also state senator Anthony Williams, former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham, former city solicitor Nelson Diaz, former city spokesman Doug Oliver, and former Pennsylvania state senator Milton Street. The six have faced off...Read More

Philly Grocery Chain Blooms in Food Deserts

May 18th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philly Grocery Chain Blooms in Food Deserts

It's a success story that nobody saw coming. Brown's Super Store has seven locations in and around Philadelphia, in low-income areas known as "food deserts." A food desert is a poor neighborhood with few or no options for residents to buy groceries. Consequently, it becomes hard for people to obtain affordable, nutritious food. Food deserts exist because it is hard for grocery retailers to do business in areas where people may not be able to afford fresh food items. For...Read More

Just Reduced: 1726 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

May 14th, 2015 CenterCityTeam Comments Off on Just Reduced: 1726 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

1726 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148 Asking Price: $364,000 Two fantastic new construction homes (one corner with 3 exposures) in Pennsport each offering 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, attractive exteriors, professionally selected finishes, tons of natural light, finished basements and spacious roofdecks with amazing skyline views. More features include solid hardwood flooring throughout, open layout, recessed lighting, large closets, concrete rear patio, and dual zoned high efficiency HVAC. Modern kitchen boasts high quality cabinetry with quiet close feature, stainless steel appliances and stone...Read More

Spring Garden Could Host Newest Stretch of Greenway

May 14th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Spring Garden Could Host Newest Stretch of Greenway

Spring Garden is going to live up to its name. The Philadelphia neighborhood is likely to become the newest stretch of the East Coast Greenway, which extends 2,900 miles up the Eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida. It's an exciting project, but the stretch of the Greenway running through Philadelphia is lacking. Spring Garden Street has been proposed as the remedy to that problem. The Greenway trail system has lanes for bikers and walkers, much like the latter-day Appalachian Trail has...Read More