Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Center City Steals: Three Under $300k

September 22nd, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

I love doing roundups of homes that don't cost an arm and a leg. While it's true that Center City homes can be pretty pricey, it's simply not accurate to say that there aren't deals to be had. I was browsing homes newly listed this morning, and found a trio of likely nests, all with a great price tag - under $300k apiece, and all listed in the past week. If you have been looking for a bargain, one of...Read More

Weekend Open House Roundup 9/19 – 21: Southeast Center City Homes

September 19th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

This weekend, we're heading down to southeast Center City (Bella Vista/Hawthorn, Queen Village, the Italian Market) for a look at some beautiful homes! Today's roundup includes five homes that you're going to love, and each is holding an open house this weekend. If you are actively shopping for a home, drop your plans and head over! 913 Federal St 3 beds / 2 baths, 1,640 sqft. $319,000 OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, September 21st: 2:00pm to 4:00pm Very spacious 3 bed, 2 bath home across from a...Read More

The Thursday Five: Gorgeous Center City Kitchens Under $600k

September 18th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and I'm a believer. From everyday family meals around the dinner table to holiday feasts, some of our best memories happen in the kitchen. Sounds sappy, but it's completely true! There's a reason that kitchen renos rank in the top five value-adds for those selling a home - we spend a lot of time in there, and nobody wants to stare at cracked and peeling Formica and crusty, avocado-green...Read More

Center City Rent In the Range: $1,500 – $1,750/month

September 17th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Everyone likes getting the most bang for their buck. To that end, I introduce Rent In the Range, a new feature aimed at showing off the range of rental homes one could acquire on a certain budget. Today, for instance, I'm going to show you a studio, a 1-bedroom, a 1-bedroom loft, and a 2-bedroom apartment, all within the price range of $1,500 - $1,750 per month. With this type of comparison, you can assess your needs and really figure...Read More

Do You Wanna Buy a High Rise?

September 16th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

[That title was totally meant to be sung a la this earworm from Frozen, obviously. Special thanks to my nieces and nephews, who still haven't had their fill of the damn movie after almost a year!] There's a big ol' building for sale in Center City right now, and it's not even residential. 1515 Market St. is on the block, with experts thinking the 20-story behemoth could sell for as high as $85 mil. And why not? With a serendipitous addy smack...Read More

The CENTERfold: 1424 Bainbridge St. (Avenue of the Arts Home)

September 15th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

The Artisan townhome development (currently in its third building phase) is one of Center City's most luxe. Tucked in the always-lovely Avenue of the Arts nabe, and with each unit costing at least a cool mil, this community combines killer location with super-sweet upscale living. Today's CENTERfold standout just went up for sale in the Artisan I community, a home that, at only seven years old, still boasts three years on its original tax abatement! 1424 Bainbridge St. is an oversized three...Read More

Weekend Open House Roundup 9/12 – 14: Rockin’ Rittenhouse

September 12th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

This weekend brings us back to one of my favorite Center City neighborhoods, Rittenhouse Square! Not for nothing is Rittenhouse considered one of Philly's best nabes - the homes are beautiful and meticulously maintained, the streets are lovely, and you are always within footsteps of world-class entertainment, dining, and shopping! 1725 Lombard Street 4 beds / 3 baths, 1,887 sqft. $779,000 Open House: Sunday, September 14th: 12:00pm to 2:00pm Located on a block lined in shady trees, this home is spacious, lovely, and serendipitously located! 1640...Read More

Just Listed: 2000 Kater St A, Philadelphia, PA 19146

September 11th, 2014 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off

2000 Kater St A, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Just Listed: $599,999 Move in ready, extra-wide, 2bed/3bath Graduate Hospital corner property with private, gated 2 CAR PARKING! This 20' ft wide, 1700 sq.ft home is located on an ultra prime Graduate Hospital block and features open layout living/dining area, hardwood floors, and renovated kitchen with heated kitchen floors and slider access to rear deck and parking. Second floor houses two large bedrooms with California closets, master with en suite bath, large second bedroom, hall bath...Read More

The Thursday Three: A Garden of One’s Own

September 11th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

In any big city, green space is at a premium. Oh, sure, Philly has its public parks and gardens - and in Center City, with our squares, we are spoiled for choicer in that regard - but there's something special about a bit of greenery that belongs to you. A garden of one's own, if you will. There's nothing like a patch of sunny earth to make a home feel complete, and that completeness is a feeling that you can...Read More

The CENTERfold: I Left My Heart In Washington Square

September 10th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

There's nothing that swoons me quite like a gorgeous old house, unless it's a gorgeous old loft home. Guess what I found? This is 227-31 S. 6th St. #2SW, and I'm pretty sure it's my new favorite CENTERfold home. I know I've said that before, but I'M SERIOUS THIS TIME, GUYS. This 2 bed/3 bath home overlooks Washington Square and features an enormous 3,510 square feet of living space! It's got an outsized price tag to match: $3,355,000. I think you'll agree...Read More