Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Food Bloggers Tackle Center City

February 26th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Looking to whet your appetite, or just to indulge in some local food porn? You need look no further than 22nd & Philly, a food blog run by Center City couple Bradd and Kristy. The pair have built up a social media following out of visiting local restaurants and posting reviews with delicious-looking photos. Food blogging is a very 21st-century phenomenon, but is a platform with plenty of fans. Who doesn't like to drool over pictures of yummy eats? Now,...Read More

This Year’s Philadelphia Flower Show Takes Inspiration From the Movies

February 25th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Didn't get enough of Hollywood glitz this past weekend with the Oscars? Head on down to the Philadelphia Flower Show, which this year is taking its inspiration from the silver screen. With a theme of "Celebrate the Movies," the show will take visitors down a red carpet and into an Art Deco theater - all constructed of flowers. The Flower Show kicks off this Saturday, February 28th, and runs through March 8th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Visitors will enter the...Read More

Cell Companies Prepare For Pope’s Crowds

February 23rd, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

How exactly do cell companies prepare for the load of millions of people all using their phones at the same time? That's the quandary currently being worked out in Philadelphia, which is preparing for a September visit by Pope Francis. Upwards of two million people are expected to jam the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as the pontiff holds both a mass and a Festival of Families. It's logical to expect that these people will be snapping pictures like crazy and attempting...Read More

Ringing In the Chinese New Year In Philadelphia

February 20th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Chinatown is ringing in the Chinese New Year in high style this week! Yesterday marked the actual New Year, but a whole week of celebrations has been planned in Philadelphia's Asian quarter. Expect parades, dancing, and plenty of food to mark the occasion. On Sunday the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation will host the Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Parade. Organizer Weiling Wang promises that the parade will bring good luck to all that attend. A few days later the Corporation will host...Read More

Inside Channing Tatum’s Beverly Hills Home

February 19th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

One can easily get jaded looking at pictures of beautiful homes all the time. After a while, you see a fantastic Hollywood mansion and it looks the same as just about every other one. An occupational ennui sets in, so to speak. It's the only reason I can fathom why the writers at Curbed LA decided to call Channing Tatum's new home "boring." There isn't actually anything boring about the home in Beverly Hills that Tatum bought with his wife, Jenna...Read More

“Rocky” Returns to Philadelphia!

February 18th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Philadelphia is known for plenty of things. We have the Liberty Bell, the cheesesteaks... and Rocky. There are few movie scenes as iconic to a particular place as the one in which Rocky (played by the inimitable Sylvester Stallone) runs up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as "Gonna Fly Now" plays in the background. Rocky, a champion boxer with an indomitable spirit, is the city's favorite fictional son. That's why it's so exciting that Sly Stallone is...Read More

Preparations Continue For Pope’s Visit

February 16th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

It won't happen until September, but the pope's visit is very much on the mind of city organizers. With fresh news that Philadelphia will be hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the pressure is on for the city to show that it can competently handle a large-scale event. It's believed that two million tourists and pilgrims will be flocking to the city to catch a glimpse of the pontiff. Pope Francis will be attending a Festival of Families and holding a...Read More

Just Sold: 1246-54 E Montgomery Ave 7, Philadelphia, PA 19125

February 13th, 2015 CenterCityTeam Comments Off

1246-54 E Montgomery Ave 7, Philadelphia, PA 19125 Just Sold: $235,000 An amazing deal on a 2 bedroom condo in Hot Fishtown. Walk to everything, Kraftwerk, Johnny Brendas, Frankford Hall, or hop on public transportation and the EL to Center City! This nearly new 2 bedroom 2 full bathroom condo offers all of the amenities, such as hardwood floors throughout, granite, dark cabinets, new appliances, real wood burning FIREPLACE. The large bathrooms feature beautiful tile work and modern fixtures. Laundry in the hall...Read More

Dems Pick Philly For 2016 Convention!

February 13th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Next year is an important one in American politics, as the country will elect a new president. President Obama, having served two terms, can't run again, and so we get to go through all the drama and hype of both major political parties picking a brand-new nominee. Philadelphia will play a big part in that process, as the city was just chosen to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) late next July, at which the Democratic Party will select...Read More

City Confronts Problem of Abandoned Buildings

February 12th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

A review by Philadelphia's City Controller has found that there are over 100 buildings throughout the city that are abandoned and derelict enough to pose an "imminent threat." Controller Alan Butkovitz is calling for the city to take action and tear these buildings down. Abandoned buildings pose a number of potential hazards. Troublemakers and the homeless may "squat" in these buildings, further damaging them. Overgrown weeds and shrubbery invite insects, rodents, and other types of vermin, which may spread to neighboring...Read More