Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

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

Philly News Briefs: 02/03/16

February 3rd, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philly News Briefs: 02/03/16

1.) The Philadelphia Auto Show is full of vehicles to look and and explore, but one overriding theme at the show is family friendliness. Cars featured at the show tout many innovative features designed with families and safety in mind. The new Chrysler Pacifica minivan was designed with kids in mind, featuring the Uconnect Theater system. It consists of two 8.4" touchscreens located in the rear seats. Kids can each watch their own videos or play games, and parents can...Read More

Fiat Popemobile Sells for $82K at Auction

February 2nd, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Fiat Popemobile Sells for $82K at Auction

It's an iconic image: the Pope waving out of the window of his dark car as he is driven by to greet the crowds. Such were the pictures taken by press when the pontiff visited Philadelphia. Now, one of those dark cars has been auctioned off. The Fiat 500L that was one of the vehicles used by Pope Francis for transportation during his September trip to Philadelphia has been sold at auction. It fetched $82 thousand, a pretty penny for a...Read More

Just Listed: 371 Dupont St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

February 1st, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Listed: 371 Dupont St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Just Listed: $179,000 Well maintained 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in MANAYUNK close to Main Street and public transportation! The first floor features hardwood floors, open living room with ceiling fan, dining room and nice, bright kitchen. Two equally sized bedrooms on the second floor with ceiling fans. Central air throughout. The backyard is perfect for entertaining guests. Come and enjoy all that Manayunk has to offer! Frank L. DeFazio, JD (previously licensed to practice law in PA/NJ) Berkshire...Read More

Just Listed: 159 Parker Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

February 1st, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Listed: 159 Parker Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Just Listed: $279,900   Frank L. DeFazio, JD (previously licensed to practice law in PA/NJ) Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS 530 Walnut Street, Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106 215.521.1623  Direct 610.636.4364 Cellular 888.308.1148  Fax Frank@CenterCityTeam.com www.CenterCityTeam.com PA License # RS299840 Click Here to get your home’s value instantly for free! Over 48 Million in 2014 sales! 2015, 2014 “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” a prestigious national award by Real Trends, Trulia and Zillow recognized in the Wall Street Journal 2015, 2014 PREA 100 – Top 100 Real Estate Agents at BHHS Fox & Roach Nationally 2015, 2014...Read More

Just Sold: 4326 Manayunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

February 1st, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 4326 Manayunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Just Sold: $305,100 Charming three story detached triplex on a large corner lot! The 1st and 2nd floors have been recently upgraded. Enter through the tiled vestibule with original decorative hex tiled floors. 1st Floor: 1 bedroom, 1 full bath unit features a generously sized living room with fireplace. The bright eat-in-kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and ceramic tile floor. A laundry/mud room is also on this level, as well as access to the unfinished basement that offers plenty of potential....Read More

Just Sold: 3843 Pearl St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

February 1st, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 3843 Pearl St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

Just Sold: $275,000 What a unique opportunity! Take a look at this fantastic four bedroom, three story home just off Penn Presby. Hospital and minutes from both Penn and Drexel. This meticulously maintained home is great for either a family or investors. The rental would attract undergrad students from Drexel, graduate students from both Penn and Drexel, or potentially hospital and/or other employees in the area. Very easy rental! Open first floor with large living and dining rooms. Storage/coat closet off...Read More

Philadelphia Drone Use Creates Problems

February 1st, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philadelphia Drone Use Creates Problems

Drones are pretty hot right now. It's likely that you or someone you know ones one - they were, in fact, one of the past holiday season's hottest-selling toys. The problem is that drone use is creating some very un-fun problems for Philadelphia, and current legislation lacks the capacity to deal with them. The Daily Pennsylvanian reported an incident in June during which an Air Force KC-10 flying over the outskirts of Philadelphia was compelled to take evasive action due to...Read More