Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Philly Finalizes Amazon HQ2 Bid

October 17th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philly Finalizes Amazon HQ2 Bid

Philadelphia is putting the finishing touches on its presentation to online shopping giant Amazon regarding why the City of Brotherly Love would be a perfect fit for Amazon's huge new headquarters project. The online superstore is looking to build its second headquarters to the tune of $5 billion dollars, and Philly wants in on that action. Granted, so do many other metro areas around the country. But Philadelphia, bolstered by a high placement in Moody's Analytics' ranking of potential HQ2...Read More

Philly News Briefs: 10/16/17

October 16th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philly News Briefs: 10/16/17

1.) Moody's Analytics has named Philadelphia in the top five candidates for Amazon's big second headquarters project, which is drawing bids from cities all over the United States. Austin, Texas ranked first on the list, but Philly nabbed a respectable third-place spot. When ordering the cities, Moody's said that it used criteria like " business environment, human capital, cost, quality of life and transportation" to create a ranking. It was noted, however, that when geography was taken into account, Philadelphia...Read More

Does Repeal of Chicago Soda Tax Foretell Philly’s Future?

October 13th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Does Repeal of Chicago Soda Tax Foretell Philly’s Future?

After only a few months on the books, Cook County's tax on sugary beverages has been repealed. This has led to speculation that Philadelphia's soda tax could be next. The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to cancel the controversial tax. Rumors had been swirling that the Board was hammering out an agreement to rescind the tax, and it turns out that was true. Dave McCorkle, of the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (which stands against the Philadelphia soda tax), was...Read More

Stallone to Direct “Creed” Sequel

October 12th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Stallone to Direct “Creed” Sequel

The "Rocky" franchise is part of the fabric of Philadelphia. We sure do love us that scrappy boxer, as evidenced by that one statue with which everyone takes selfies and the steps of the Art Museum, which have been colloquially renamed "the Rocky steps," and which are daily mounted by at least one ambitious soul blaring "Eye of the Tiger" on his or her phone. Rocky is as Philly as cheesesteaks, pretzels, and aggressive sports fans. In 2015, the movie...Read More

Iconic LOVE Statue to Get a Makeover

October 11th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Iconic LOVE Statue to Get a Makeover

The LOVE statue is a symbol of Philadelphia. It's been out of action for the past few months while Love Park had some improvements done upon it. Turns out that when the park reopens and the famous statue comes out of storage, it will have gotten a makeover that was a long time coming. Those familiar with the LOVE statue, even if just in pictures, are familiar with its red, blue, and green color scheme. It turns out that, when artist...Read More

Just Reduced: 936 New Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

October 10th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Reduced: 936 New Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Just Reduced: $575,000 Updated duplex for sale in Northern Liberties! The front unit is a large two bedroom unit with a third room that can be used as an extra bedroom, office, den, or nursery. This unit has an updated bathroom and a newer kitchen with granite counters. The rear unit is a great bi-level one bedroom perfect for an owner occupant. Both units have laundry, private entrances and access to the backyard Frank L. DeFazio CenterCityTeam Founder...Read More

Fantastic Carved Pumpkins Await at The Glow!

October 10th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Fantastic Carved Pumpkins Await at The Glow!

We're now a third of the way through October (also known as the best month of the year), and I know I personally am basking in the autumnal goodness of it all. Falling leaves, brisk temperatures, pumpkin spice everything... and Halloween just around the corner! Grownups don't get to go trick or treating like the kids do, so we need to make our own spooky fun. There are costume parties and haunted house attractions to visit, as per usual, but...Read More

Just Sold: 4781 Manayunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

October 9th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 4781 Manayunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Just Sold: $385,000 Why buy a rehab when you can buy NEW CONSTRUCTION!!! This NEW CONSTRUCTION 4 bed, 3.5 bath home in Roxborough with PARKING! 10 year tax abatement! The main floor features a large, open and spacious living room with fireplace and ceiling fan, tons of natural light, central air, dining room, beautiful hardwood floors, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets, island and granite counter tops. The first level can be a separate entrance or be used an...Read More

Just Listed: 317 Carson St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

October 9th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Listed: 317 Carson St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Just Listed: $399,000 This home will surpass your expectations. Built with a strong foundation of stone in the 1800s, this home was purchased 3 years ago by a highly-regarded developer in Philadelphia who has lived here with his family. No detail was spared in the rehab of the home from the mud room to the open living space up to the 3rd floor master suite, and don't forget the drive way. Semi-detached & with over 2K Sq. Feet of space, you...Read More

Just Sold: 4215-17 Chestnut St Unit #407, Philadelphia, PA 19104

October 6th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 4215-17 Chestnut St Unit #407, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Just Sold: $331,500 Welcome to luxury, welcome to convenience! Centrally located in the heart of West Philadelphia and University City, 4215 Chestnut Street is the first of its kind: an ultra modern new condo living experience with deluxe appointments. Select from seven unique 1 and 2 bedroom floorplans. Each includes a modern, amenity rich kitchen, sleek European style baths, in-unit laundry and more. The building features an elegant lobby, elevator, expansive shared rooftop entertainment area and optional underground parking. And enjoy...Read More