Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Activists Sue Philadelphia Over Thwarted DNC Protest

June 24th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Activists Sue Philadelphia Over Thwarted DNC Protest

All political conventions have something in common: protestors. In the case of the upcoming Democratic National Convention, being held in Philadelphia, they're anticipating LOTS of protestors. Provisions are being made for these groups as they exercise their First Amendment right to free speech, but one group is claiming to be disenfranchised by the city's rules. The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, a group of anti-poverty activists, were planning on demonstrating during rush hour, marching from City Hall to a park...Read More

Philadelphia to Get a New, Controversial 9/11 Memorial

June 23rd, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philadelphia to Get a New, Controversial 9/11 Memorial

Philadelphia is long overdue to get a 9/11 memorial. Most major cities have one - even my own hometown has one, recently constructed. It's an oversight that city officials have been talking about fixing for a long time. And now, it seems, the City of Brotherly Love will finally get its own memorial. Sounds like a plan, right? Well, like so many things going on in Philadelphia these days (soda tax, anyone?), it's actually pretty controversial. Philadelphia Magazine posted the news...Read More

Just Sold: 1538 S Cleveland St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

June 22nd, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 1538 S Cleveland St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Just Sold: $381,000 This fabulous new construction home is located in arguably the most sought out neighborhood in the city, Point Breeze. Situated on a quaint and cozy block as you enter the 1st Floor of your new home, you'll immediately notice the open floor plan with gleaming hand scrapped hardwood floors, high ceilings with crown molding and 4" recessed lights with energy efficient LED light bulbs. Your new eat in kitchen boasts 36" cabinets with custom moldings, quartz counters, stainless...Read More

“Soda Tax” Isn’t Just On Soda

June 22nd, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on “Soda Tax” Isn’t Just On Soda

Mayor Jim Kenney signed the historic "soda tax" into law late last week, making Philadelphia only the second city in the nation to implement such a levy - the other is Berkley, California. The tax of 1.5 cents-per-ounce on sugary beverages was first proposed as a means of raising funds for universal pre-kindergarten education in Philadelphia, along with a host of other community-minded projects, but it has been latched upon by public health proponents as a measure that could help...Read More

Just Sold: 1901 Green St Unit #8, Philadelphia, PA 19130

June 22nd, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 1901 Green St Unit #8, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Just Sold: $240,000 Move in ready 2 bed, 1 bath condo located on a great block in the the Art Museum Area. This unit features a courtyard entrance, large, open living room with tons of natural light, hardwood floors throughout, upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Central air conditioning and washer/dryer in unit. Small storage unit located in the basement. Make your appointment today! Frank L. DeFazio, JD (previously licensed to practice...Read More

Just Sold: 2101-17 Chestnut St Unit #710, Philadelphia, PA 19103

June 21st, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 2101-17 Chestnut St Unit #710, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Just Sold: $197,450 Enjoy convenient city living from this bright, well-maintained, and upgraded one bedroom condo. The living area has upgraded floors and oversized windows which fill the home with light. Onsite parking is also available for an additional monthly fee. Close to restaurants, shopping, theaters and public transportation, this pet-friendly condo at Riverwest is in the center of it all. The campuses of Penn and Drexel, 30th Street Station and major hospitals are all just minutes away. Frank L. DeFazio,...Read More

Philadelphia Spruces Up For the DNC

June 21st, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philadelphia Spruces Up For the DNC

There's a big party coming to town, and like any good host, Philadelphia is cleaning house in preparation for its special guests. The Democratic National Convention will be in the City of Brotherly Love late next month, and city officials are working overtime to make sure that Philadelphia puts its best face forward when appearing on the national stage. Right now, says the Inquirer, there are cracks in the sidewalks surrounding the Convention Center, where the main action of the DNC...Read More

Just Reduced: 1035 Spruce St LL2, Philadelphia, PA 19107

June 20th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Reduced: 1035 Spruce St LL2, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Just Reduced: $235,000 DON'T MISS this extra large garden level one bedroom condominium in the gorgeous Roberts Quay Condominiums mid-rise on the corner of 11th and Spruce just steps from Jefferson and all of center city! Walk through a long foyer and hallway which creates ample privacy into an oversized great room with brand new hardwood floors. Raised bedroom with plenty of natural lighting and large closet space just off living room. Updated kitchen with new tile and backsplash and stainless...Read More

Just Sold: 2027 E Moyamensing Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

June 20th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 2027 E Moyamensing Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Just Sold: $237,000 Largest and nicest property in the area in this price range. Wonderful CORNER property with great light in most convenient part of South Philly. Bright and sunny in the winter and well shaded in the summer thanks to huge beautiful trees to the front (West) and side (North) of the property. Enter through small foyer complete with coat closet for those cold winter days. "Straight thru" open and spacious floor plan including large living room with high ceilings,...Read More

WaPost: Soda Tax Is a Step in the Right Direction

June 20th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on WaPost: Soda Tax Is a Step in the Right Direction

So, the controversial "soda tax" passed the City Council on Thursday. Effective sometime in the near future, citizens in the City of Brotherly Love will pay a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on all sugary beverages, including sodas, sweet teas, and sports drinks. While many municipalities (Philadelphia included) have tried and failed to institute similar levies in the past, Philadelphia becomes only the second city in the country - behind Berkley, California - to successfully implement a "sin tax" on soda and its...Read More