Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Tim Tebow to Join Eagles

April 20th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Quarterback Tim Tebow will join the Philadelphia Eagles for at least one season, say sources. Tebow, who won the Heisman Trophy as a college player, hasn't played in the NFL for the past three years. The dedicated Christian and former UF quarterback has been working as a commentator since 2012, but now it looks like Philly will be the team to put him back in the game. Tebow's popularity hasn't waned, but until now he's lacked for a team willing...Read More

Gallery Mall to Get Total Makeover

April 17th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Dark, dingy, and half-empty, the Gallery at Market East is nobody's idea of a great shopping mall. It currently features brick steps leading to an entrance below street level, and dim, unattractive concourses that look like throwbacks to the 70s and 80s. Overall, it is currently an ugly and unappealing excuse for a place to shop. All that is soon to change, however. Joseph Coradino, CEO of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, which operates the Gallery, envisions a totally-redone mall...Read More

Celebrating the 5th Philadelphia Science Festival

April 16th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

The 5th annual Philadelphia Science Festival is about to take place at the Franklin Institute. Celebrating the science that takes place all across this part of the state, the festival invites science fiends of all ages to get hands-on with events on science and technology. The festival is family-friendly and will delight both amateur and hardcore enthusiasts. Consisting of over 100 events throughout the state, the width and breadth of the festival covers the full extent of science in Pennsylvania....Read More

UberX Gives Millionth Ride in Philadelphia

April 15th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

UberX just celebrated a major milestone - it's millionth ride provided in Philadelphia, where it launched service in October. The ride-sharing service is considered an illegal taxi operation by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. While UberX was awarded a conditional two-year contract to provide services throughout Pennsylvania, Philadelphia was specifically excluded from the deal. The city has combated UberX's presence by fining drivers and impounding their cars. While Uber, the black-car service regulated by state rules, has been legal in the...Read More

Philadelphia News Briefs: 4/14/15

April 14th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

1.) A quarter of all Philadelphia homeowners will be receiving notices of reassessment this week. Philadelphia Chief Assessor Michael Piper says that 125,000 households will be notified of a change in their property tax amounts, whether for better or for worse. He stated that more than half of all notices will show a decrease in taxes due to a decrease in home values. The reassessments fall in every district across the city. Piper says that there are so many reassessments...Read More

Just Listed: 1 Christian St 22, Philadelphia, PA 19147

April 13th, 2015 CenterCityTeam Comments Off

1 Christian St 22, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Asking Price: $472,000 Why move to the suburbs when you can have it all in Center City in this 3bed/2bath home with DEEDED PARKING and ROOFDECK in the MEREDITH SCHOOL DISTRICT! This 4 story home is contained within Old Swedes Court, a peaceful, and secure community, with a beautifully landscaped common courtyard. Enter the property through the private entrance and head up to the open layout, second floor living room, kitchen, and dining room with large...Read More

Just Sold: 131 Jamestown St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

April 13th, 2015 CenterCityTeam Comments Off

131 Jamestown St, Philadelphia, PA 19127 Just Sold: $310,000 Here's your opportunity to own a piece of MANAYUNK! This Corner Duplex is just 1 block from Main Street, 1st floor features a 2 bedroom, unit with access to basement and rear fenced yard area. This unit also features hardwood floors, open floor plan, transom windows for lots of natural lighting and lots of storage space. The 2nd unit features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, all hardwood flooring on 2 levels, open floor plan, large...Read More

Philly Ice Cream Company Coming to Whole Foods

April 13th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Little Baby's Ice Cream is known for being more than a little strange. With flavors like "sriracha Earl Grey" and "green apple garlic" - to say nothing of its creepy, viral advertisements featuring humanoid creatures made of marshmallow fluff - the company proudly lets its freak flag fly. Little Baby's creations may be anything but mainstream, but now a much broader audience will get the pleasure of trying their products. This spring, the Fishtown-based creamery will start selling pints at...Read More

A Quarter of Philly Loathes Comcast

April 10th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Just how much does Philadelphia dislike Comcast? Turns out that one quarter of all citizens are unhappy with the cable-services giant, according to the results of a sweeping report constructed by City Hall. The results come during the city's discussion of a 15-year franchise agreement with Comcast that's due to be renewed this year. The results show a low customer satisfaction rate as compared with numbers from other markets, and it's hard for city officials not to take notice. In...Read More

Philly Food Goes Global

April 9th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Philadelphia's most iconic food is on the move. Thanks to wide, quick expansion, delicacies that were once regional are making their way around the United States - and around the world. Take, for instance, that most Philadelphian of menu items - the cheesesteak. Local chain Tony Luke's has been expanding nationally, bringing the beefy, cheesy-oozy goodness of this specialty sandwich to Florida and California, as well as the Middle Eastern nation of Bahrain. Everyone knows about the cheesesteak, and most...Read More