Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Just Reduced: 427 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

February 12th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Reduced: 427 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

For Rent: $3500 For Sale: $825,000 Beautiful, move-in ready 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home situated on a great street in Queen Village with COVERED PARKING IN REAR! Located one block from Meredith School, this home features an open living room/dining room, hardwood floors, fireplace and exposed brick. The kitchen includes Bosch and Dacor appliances including oven, DW, microwave and five burner stove perfect for cooking! Tranquil outdoor space located off kitchen. Second floor features two nice sized bedrooms with tons of natural...Read More

A Pox on WalletHub! Philly Named One of Worst V-Day Cities

February 12th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on A Pox on WalletHub! Philly Named One of Worst V-Day Cities

With Valentine's Day right around the corner (which is to say, two short days away), hopefully you already have all the components in place for a romantic night with your significant other. You've booked the reservation at their favorite restaurant, you've selected the perfect card, you've procured chocolate, and you already know where you'll pick up fresh roses on Sunday morning... I mean, you HAVE done all these things, right? If not, let's just say that you should probably get...Read More

Lonely Planet Names Philadelphia as Top U.S. City to Visit

February 10th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Lonely Planet Names Philadelphia as Top U.S. City to Visit

You and I both know that Philadelphia is a great place to live and visit, but it's always nice to see the city get the national recognition that it deserves. Now, Lonely Planet, the publisher of the best-selling travel guides, has named the City of Brotherly Love as the number one U.S. city to visit. It's an unexpected honor, coming hot on the heels of Queens, New York's victory last year. There were a number of reasons given for why Philadelphia...Read More

Just Listed: 4438 Driftwood Dr 71, Philadelphia, PA 19129

February 9th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Listed: 4438 Driftwood Dr 71, Philadelphia, PA 19129

Just Listed: $264,900 Welcome home to this gorgeous two bedroom, one and a half bath home in the Hilltop at Falls Ridge community! Five years young NEW CONSTRUCTION which means you get the remaining approx. five years left on the TAX ABATEMENT! Need parking? This has an over-sized one car garage and driveway so you can park TWO CARS! Open first floor concept with large living room, dining area and full kitchen with breakfast bar, large cherry cabinets and plenty of...Read More

Visit the King Midas Exhibit at the Penn Museum!

February 9th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Visit the King Midas Exhibit at the Penn Museum!

You've heard about King Midas, he of the legendary golden touch. The real King Midas was more than just a legend, however - he was a real monarch, and a new exhibit at the Penn Museum is bringing his world back to life. "The Golden Age of King Midas" kicks off February 13th and runs through November 27th of this year. The exhibit transports visitors back in time approximately 3,000 years to what is now modern-day Turkey. It is filled with...Read More

New Exhibit at the Betsy Ross House

February 8th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on New Exhibit at the Betsy Ross House

It was not an easy thing to be a woman during the time of the American Revolution. I know that I personally hate doing laundry, but imagine a time when "doing the laundry" meant three days of hard manual labor! In the days before washing machines, getting clothes clean meant hauling multiple buckets of water to the fireplace to boil it for doing the washing! Not only was it a heavy job, but it was a hot one as well......Read More

Just Sold: 1332 S 3rd St Unit #F, Philadelphia, PA 19147

February 8th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 1332 S 3rd St Unit #F, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Just Sold: $595,000 A gorgeous, new construction home in Pennsport with one car garage you will simply adore! One of 12 homes currently being built in a gated community called Constitution Court, this home includes a variety of fantastic features, including hardwood flooring finished on site, Dual zoned HVAC, recessed lighting, high ceilings, and large windows throughout which fill the home with natural light. Enter through the foyer/family Room with coat closet and convenient access to the garage, and head up...Read More

Commission Releases Pre-K Report

February 5th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Commission Releases Pre-K Report

A commission assembled by former mayor Michael Nutter has released a report on pre-kindergarten education. The commission has outlined a proposal, costing $60 million per year, that lays out a plan for universal pre-K education for all three and four year olds in the city of Philadelphia. The key words in the report relating to the pre-K schooling were "high-quality, affordable and accessible." There are approximately 42,500 preschool-aged children in Philadelphia. The recommendations in the report come as the results of...Read More

Just Sold: 329 S 12th St Unit #400, Philadelphia, PA 19107

February 4th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 329 S 12th St Unit #400, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Just Sold: $250,000 Why Rent When You Can OWN this condo! Located in the well-established Washington Square West neighborhood, enjoy all of the wonderful perks and conveniences of city living. Designed with a classic touch and beautiful restorations. Main center entrance with intercom, this open concept 4th floor unit features hand split Espresso oak floors, granite window sills, bedroom and bath with stunning glass French doors. Kitchen with state-of-the art stainless steel appliances: range, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, disposal. Laundry IN UNIT,...Read More

Are Philadelphia’s Tactics on Ride-sharing Against the Public Good?

February 4th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Are Philadelphia’s Tactics on Ride-sharing Against the Public Good?

Residents of Philadelphia who patronize ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are having their own dollars used against them, says a report by Reason.com. The report alleges that the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) is using money gleaned from parking tickets and other violation fines to fund a big-budget legal campaign against ride-sharing services. Reason.com cites The Philadelphia Inquirer in stating that the city has hired expensive legal counsel to lobby against the ride-sharing industry. Lyft, Uber, and the rest of their...Read More