Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Just Listed: 2321 E Thompson St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

August 18th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Listed: 2321 E Thompson St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Just Listed: $359,900 This 3.5 year-old recent construction is in the heart of Fishtown and still has 6+ years remaining on the tax abatement! Great curb appeal, highlighted by owners' recent upgraded installation of insulated front siding and Pella storm door. Inside, you will find open concept living and hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen boasts Samsung stainless steel appliances, espresso cabinets with soft-close drawers, granite countertops, and subway tile backsplash. The kitchen opens to the full size backyard. Head down to...Read More

Inside Philadelphia: Elfreth’s Alley

August 18th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Inside Philadelphia: Elfreth’s Alley

It sounds somewhat mystical, a fairy road or thoroughfare straight out of Harry Potter: Elfreth's Alley. The Alley is a very real place, set in Old City, Philadelphia. Its claim to fame is being the longest continually-inhabited city street in the United States. There's thirty-two homes on the Alley, the oldest of which was built in 1728. Due to its impressive history, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Geographically, Elfreth's Alley is positioned between North 2nd...Read More

Anime Fans to Participate in Naruto Run

August 16th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Anime Fans to Participate in Naruto Run

If you're a fan of anime... or really, just someone invested in pop culture... then you've doubtlessly heard of Naruto. The animated saga of a teenage ninja has sparked a thriving fandom the world over. Something particular about the characters of Naruto is that, when they run, they bend at the waist and surge forward with their arms behind them. Some intrepid fans have pulled together Naruto runs, which are distance runs where participants run like the anime characters. Think...Read More

Just Sold: 1708 Adler Ln, Malvern, PA 19355

August 15th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 1708 Adler Ln, Malvern, PA 19355

Just Sold: $720,000 The Malvern community of Summerhill is host to this brick-and-beaded-siding five-bedroom home with half an acre of beautiful grounds featuring an inground pool with attached built in spa/hot tub. An ideal home inside and out for entertaining or raising a family, built with easy living in mind. Hardwood floors warm the first level. Find a large living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, and a large updated eat-in kitchen with granite counters and an island, plus...Read More

Callowhill: A Hot Developing Center City Community

August 15th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Callowhill: A Hot Developing Center City Community

It's known as the "donut hole" community - one of the last areas in or adjacent to Center City that hasn't been built up or snatched by developers. It's Callowhill, and its future is being shaped as we speak. You might not know it as Callowhill, as it also claims the names Chinatown North and Spring Arts, the latter being a label that some are trying to use as evidence of the neighborhood's transformation. It consists of 1.7 square miles,...Read More

Just Sold: 141 W School House Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19144

August 15th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 141 W School House Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Just Sold: $335,000 Welcome to this fully rehabbed and elegant Victorian twin, located on a tree lined street in historic West Germantown. This spacious home has a large wrap around porch, tall ceilings, hardwood floors, a fully updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, first floor laundry, and six bedrooms and three full baths. There is a patio overlooking a nice sized back yard with beautiful plantings surrounding the home. The central air is brand new, as is the 200 amp electrical...Read More

Just Sold: 200 Locust St Unit #11BCD, Philadelphia, PA 19106

August 15th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 200 Locust St Unit #11BCD, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Just Sold: $1,100,000 One of a kind, beautifully appointed 3 bedroom plus den, 4 bathroom showplace that is the custom combination of 3 homes with jaw-dropping 270 degree Ben Franklin Bridge, Delaware River, and Center City skyline views providing unparalleled sunrises and sunsets. The condominium is anchored around its great room, an impressive entertainment space surrounded by walls of windows showcasing magnificent city vistas with a double-wide living room, dining room, and fully upgraded kitchen - Sub-zero refrigerator, Wolf range, cooktop...Read More

Your Guide to Historic Preservation in Philadelphia

August 14th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Your Guide to Historic Preservation in Philadelphia

Have you ever wondered how something comes to be designated a historical landmark, with all the preservation protections that come along with it? Did you know that you yourself can start the process of historic preservation in Philadelphia? It's actually not a very daunting process. And it's one that does good. Only two percent of Philadelphia's buildings are on the Historic Register, and many more belong there. Yet, organizations like the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia only have the resources...Read More

Just Sold: 916 S 20th St Unit #A, Philadelphia, PA 19146

August 14th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 916 S 20th St Unit #A, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Just Sold: $388,000 Full 6-years tax-abatement remaining on this very well-maintained, move-in ready Graduate Hospital home. This bi-level unit features living room, tons of natural light, lots of closest space and hardwood floors. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, dining area and breakfast bar. The master bedroom, has an on-suite bathroom with oversized bathtub. The master allows you to gain access, to an outdoor oasis, that is perfect for entertaining! The over-sized 2nd bedroom, also has an on-suite bathroom...Read More

Just Sold: 2040 S Colorado St, Philadelphia, PA 19145

August 14th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 2040 S Colorado St, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Just Sold: $181,000 this refurbished two bedroom home is in good condition, First floor hardwood floors new fixtures with open to large kitchen with wood cabinets and granite tops cer tile floor, cement basement with gas heat and gas hot water heater 100 amp circuit breakers great price on excellent block easy to show!!! Frank L. DeFazio CenterCityTeam Founder and CEO Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors 530 Walnut Street, Suite 480 Philadelphia, PA 19106 215.521.1623 Direct 610.636.4364 Cellular 888.308.1148 Fax Frank@CenterCityTeam.com www.CenterCityTeam.com PA License # RS299840 Over $80 million and 163 homes...Read More