Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Huge Protests and Heat Wave Kick Off the DNC in Philadelphia

July 25th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Huge Protests and Heat Wave Kick Off the DNC in Philadelphia

There's one thing that's for sure: this year's Democratic National Convention is going to be one for the history books. A stifling heat wave and tremendous crowds of protestors swept into town on the eve of the DNC, at which Hillary Clinton is to be officially named as the Democratic nominee for president. The convention has only been going on for a few hours (as of this writing), but the convention is already much more tumultuous than was the Republican...Read More

Raise a Glass to the Sixers’ New Wine Series

July 22nd, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Raise a Glass to the Sixers’ New Wine Series

Fans of the Philadelphia 76ers can now toast to their team in a whole new way - with a glass of “Banner Series” Sixers wine. The team has joined with Chaddsford Winery, a local winery that Chad Biggs, Philadelphia 76ers SVP of Corporate Development and Activation, called “a premier brand in the industry and the preeminent winery in the Philadelphia region.” He went on to tell NJ.com that "This is a pivotal time in Sixers history, and we anticipate Sixers...Read More

Philly Businesses Warned of Possible Protester Havoc

July 21st, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philly Businesses Warned of Possible Protester Havoc

With the Democratic National Convention coming up quickly, the city of Philadelphia is warning local businesses to lock down possible projectiles and remove possible controversial items in anticipation of tens of thousands of protesters descending upon the DNC. According to The Inquirer Daily News, “the city is suggesting businesses bring in loose planters, take down flags, and secure commercial dumpsters "to avoid misappropriation by demonstrators." The City of Brotherly Love is ironically expecting somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 protesters per day...Read More

Just Sold: 36 Swan Ln, Levittown, PA 19055

July 21st, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 36 Swan Ln, Levittown, PA 19055

Just Sold: $167,500 Completely Remodeled, Expanded Ranch Home in the Stoneybrook section of Levittown. Newer Kitchen features ceramic tile floor, recessed lighting, Newer Cabinets, Tile Countertops and Backsplash, New SS Appliances and Sink. Ceramic tiled 6x10 room off Kitchen adds storage space or could be used as an office. Laundry Closet located off the kitchen. Living room has New Laminate Flooring and Beautiful Tiled Fireplace as well as a side door to access the yard. All three BR's have good closet...Read More

Philly Museum Gets Hairy With the Presidents

July 20th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philly Museum Gets Hairy With the Presidents

This election cycle, (would-be) presidential hair is getting a lot of press attention. Who can think of Donald Trump without his oh-so-mockable comb-over, or of Hillary Clinton without her meticulously-shellacked coif of Woman Power? On the other hand, nobody says much about President Obama’s locks - probably because he keeps his hair closely cropped. That hasn’t always been the case for presidents who, in past years, have shown off their personalities via their follicular style. Such is the focus of a...Read More

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

July 19th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Reduced: 1035 Spruce St Unit #LL2, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Just Reduced:  $200,000 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

Sanders Denied Speaking Permit for DNC Rally

July 19th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Sanders Denied Speaking Permit for DNC Rally

It’s been a bad week to be a Bernie Sanders supporter. First of all, the would-be Democratic candidate pretty much conceded defeat to presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton and threw his support behind her last week in a move that devastated Sanders’ fanbase and demoralized his hundreds of thousands of supporters across the country. Now, Sanders has been denied a permit to speak at a planned rally during the Democratic National Convention, to be held the week of July 25th in...Read More

Just Listed For Rent: 2200 Arch St Unit #208, Philadelphia, PA 19103

July 18th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Listed For Rent: 2200 Arch St Unit #208, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Just Listed For Rent: $3,200 CAN'T MISS this one-of-a-kind unit in a great building at 2200 Arch Condominiums! Fully equipped with 24 hour doorman, fitness center, and parking this building has it all! Not to mention its walkability to 30th Street Station, Rittenhouse Square, Art Museum and Trader Joe's in just minutes! This New York style loft is one of the few in the building that has three bedrooms, all of which are private! The master suite on the 2nd level...Read More

Just Sold: 1012 S Randolph St Unit #4, Philadelphia, PA 19147

July 18th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 1012 S Randolph St Unit #4, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Just Sold: $350,000 This fabulous open floor plan unit has gorgeous hardwood floors throughout, modern finishes, central air, tons of light and a Washer and Dryer in the unit! Sizable Living Room. Large Kitchen features Stainless Steel Appliances, quartz counter tops and large island, great for entertaining. 2 Spacious Bedrooms with large windows. Bathrooms have tiled showers, sleek vanity's, and ceramic tiles. Great new building, friendly neighbors and amazing proximity to Philadelphia landmarks, restaurants and entertainment. This home is a must...Read More

When the Nation’s Capital Moved from Philadelphia to Washington

July 18th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on When the Nation’s Capital Moved from Philadelphia to Washington

This past weekend marked a milestone for the United States: the 226th anniversary of the moving of the nation's Capital from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. Philadelphia lost the Capital for a number of reasons. There was a mutiny, an outbreak of yellow fever, and concerns from slave-owning states that a northern capital would be overly sympathetic to abolitionists. All these factors together, combined with the political machinations of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, resulted in the establishment of the District...Read More