Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Rent Chase Utley’s Penthouse at The Ayer for $17,500 per month!

August 29th, 2014 Frank L. DeFazio Leave A Comment

Philadelphia Phillie Chase Utley’s Penthouse at The Ayer hit the MLS for sale back in October 2013 at an asking price of $4.3 million with condo fees in excess of 4k/month!   Chase, and his wife Jennifer, purchased the condo in June of 2008 for $4.19 million (with a cool $1 mil down).  Unable to find a buyer, the Utley's recently listed the penthouse condo for rent with an asking price of $17,500/month. Of course first, last and security are required!  Scroll down for...Read More

Weekend Open House Roundup 8/29 – 9/1: Holiday Househunt!

August 29th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

Labor Day weekend is upon us! Time to fire up the grill for one last summer cookout, prep the kiddos' first-day-of-school duds, and enjoy wearing white before it's officially a social faux pas. Believe it or not, it could also be the perfect time to buy a home! Logic dictates that real estate is slow over long holiday weekends, but that just means that you have a perfect opportunity to swoop in on the home of your dreams. Who knows, one...Read More

The CENTERfold: A Gorgeous Rittenhouse Nest

August 27th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

Imagine living in the very heart of Center City, Philadelphia. Imagine a home flooded with natural light, trimmed in utmost luxury - a truly enviable residence. Imagine being steps away from world-class dining, shopping, and nightlife, to say nothing of your proximity to some of the City's most prominent employers. Welcome to Rittenhouse Square. More specifically, welcome to 10 Rittenhouse. This unit represents a rare opportunity to own a home in one of Philly's toniest addresses, a palatial home that can only...Read More

WTPhilly: The Long and Narrow of It All

August 26th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

There are times when I literally don't know how to feel about a certain house. Today's WTPhilly submission is a classic example of real estate ambivalence. On one hand, there are definitely aspects of this home that I really like. It can't help that it's hella narrow. On the other hand - I'm not sure what is the deal with the ceilings. I just don't get it. This home is obviously a close reflection on the seller's taste, but "pea soup galaxy...Read More

Just Listed: 2032 Arch St #E

August 25th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

I predict that this condo in Logan Square isn't going to last! It's simply dreamy, and that location can't be beat. 2032 Arch St #E is a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo in popular Walden Walk clocking in at a spacious 1,691 feet. Adding to that, this unit comes with garage parking! You arrive at the downstairs unit after walking through a lushly-landscaped courtyard. There's just enough room outside your cozy entranceway for a comfy chair and pretty planter, or...Read More

Weekend Open House Roundup 8/23-24: Big Ideas

August 22nd, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

Big homes in Center City are definitely the exception - in a land where 1- and 2 bedroom townhomes rule, finding a nest for a large family can be trying at best. Luckily, these homes do exist... you just have to know where to look. I've done some of the work for you, and am highlighting five homes with at least four bedrooms that are having open houses this weekend. 2347 Catharine St 5 beds, 3 baths | 2,042 sqft For Rent:...Read More

The Thursday Four: Giving Some Love to the Lofts

August 21st, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

It's no secret by now that I absolutely love lofts. I'm not alone, either. There's something about a traditional loft that evokes not only classic Philadelphia style, but a clean, industrial vibe as well. To that end, today's Thursday Four is dedicated to a quartet of dreamy Center City lofts guaranteed to give you a case of loft lust. Enjoy! 1.) 1104 Pine St # 2F 2/2, 2,500 sqft | for rent: $3,500/month 2.) 113 N Bread St # 3D2 2/2, 1,106...Read More

Just Listed! 6239 N 12th St, East Oak Lane

August 20th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

A big, detached home on a huge, shady lot? You are thinking that this can't possibly be Center City... and you are right. The team's newest listing is located off the beaten path in North Philly, in the East Oak Lane nabe. 6239 N 12th St. is a 4-bedroom, 4-bath home of 2,643 square feet. This home is visually impressive right from the approach, with three gracious dormers rising over the second floor. Fronted in stone and constructed of brick, this is...Read More

W.T.Philly – Holy Pediophobia!

August 19th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

Before you ask - it's a fear of dolls. Pediophobia, that is. For some of us, the Talky Tina episode of The Twilight Zone is to blame. Either that, or friggin' Chucky. (Don't click that link.) I'm not especially afraid of dolls, puppets, or ventriloquist dummies - refusing to watch Dead Silence was a big help in that regard - but I paused and emitted an actual, audible curse when I innocently ventured upon the picture below. Welcome to the Little House...Read More

The CENTERfold: Broad Street Beauty

August 18th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

It's back to one of our favorite haunts, the Symphony House, for a special Monday CENTERfold! This gorgeous townhome was listed only three days ago. It's a newer unit, having just been built in 2007, at one of the Museum District's poshest addresses. 440 S Broad St UNIT 2307 is a three bedroom, four bathroom townhome of 2,048 square feet. Shining hardwood floors and crown molding give an appearance of luxury right off the bat. The living area is not only roomy,...Read More