Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

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

Weekend Open House Roundup 8/16-8/17: Living Like Royalty in Queen Village

August 15th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

I always love popping over to Queen Village for some open house listings, because the homes are so tremendously original and uniquely historic there. Not only is today's batch no exception, but I'd venture to say that these listings are some of the prettiest and most interesting of any I've ever profiled for open houses in this area! If you have been looking for a home in Queen Village, one of these could well be your dream home. 501 Kauffman St ...Read More

The Thursday Five: New Homes Ready to Go!

August 14th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

There's something magical about that new-home smell. Fresh paint, the lingering scent of sawdust... it's inimitable. In honor of the fresh, unspoiled delights of new construction, today's Thursday Five is all about new homes! 1009 S 17th St 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,500 sqft $699,000   808 E Girard Ave 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,600 sqft $449,900   1002 S 11th St # 301 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,258 sqft $519,800   729 S 12th St # 301 Studio, 1 bath, 365 sqft $199,800   231 W George St ...Read More

Pictures of Pretty Condos: Cityview

August 13th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

Graced with one of the Art Museum Area's finest addresses, The Cityview is a stylish and lovely place to live. The building at 2001 Hamilton Street is right on the boundary of Logan Circle, at the crossroads of two of Center City's nicest neighborhoods. The Schuylkill riverfront is not far away, either. The Cityview sports 532 units over 28 floors, including apartments and condos. Units are either 1- or 2 bedrooms, with hardwood floors, open floor plans, and wide windows to let the...Read More

The CENTERfold: Making Beautiful Music In the Symphony House

August 12th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

I don't normally cover rentals in the CENTERfold. On the other hand, I normally don't encounter rentals like this one! So, imagine that you are me, browsing Zillow for a peek at Center City real estate. La di da, nothing new. All of the sudden, you see a "for rent" listing - for $8,495 a month. Yeah. You just read that correctly - OVER EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH. Yowza! 440 S Broad St UNIT 1808 is a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom...Read More

Marvelous Monday: Adorable Homes Under $275k

August 11th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

It's time for another installment of Marvelous Monday! (Worry not, Philadelphia - WTPhilly will return!) Center City can, as we've discussed umpteen times, be expensive. Don't think, though, that you are necessarily priced out of a great Philadelphia home because your budget is modest! The following homes prove that treasure awaits those willing to dig a bit. All are priced under $275,000 and each is full of unique charm. 1929 Wallace St APT 2B 2 beds, 2 baths, 875 sqft $255,000 This beautiful, 100-year-old unit...Read More

Weekend Open House Roundup: It’s Hip In the Square

August 8th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

Oh, Rittenhouse Square! It's always a pleasure honing in on this neighborhood, because who doesn't love the best? Center City's hottest nabe is packed full of gorgeous real estate, and the homes I've sampled for this week's open house roundup are no exception. If you are looking for your next Center City home, take a look at these homes having open houses on Saturday, August 9th or Sunday, August 10th. Who knows - you might just find your Rittenhouse dream...Read More

Newly Listed: 3716 Richmond Street

August 7th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

We're taking a little detour outside Center City to Port Richmond, where the sweetest little 2/1 townhome is just waiting for someone to love it as much as do the current owner(s). Richmond real estate is heaps more affordable than within Center City proper, as evidenced by this home's steal-it price tag of $99,500. Set on a residential street and shaded by two trees in the front yard, this is the sort of place that you will happily call home! From top...Read More