Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Want to See the Pope? Plan Ahead!

September 1st, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Want to See the Pope? Plan Ahead!

Excited to see Pope Francis when he comes to Philadelphia later this month? You aren't alone - not even close, in fact. The number of faithful expected to pour into town to see the pope is expected to climb over a million. Add in the hurdles of traffic boxes, security checks, and so forth, and this means that you really will need to do a bit of planning if you want your chance to see the pontiff. The pope will greet...Read More

Just Reduced: 2020 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

August 31st, 2015 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Reduced: 2020 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

2020 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Just Reduced: $569,900 Location, Location, Location - Renovated 4bed/2bath townhome with large patio and 2-tiered roof deck on one of the best tree lined blocks in the Art Museum Area! Open layout first floor with hardwood floors and fireplace with original marble mantle highlight the living and dining areas which open to the modern eat-in kitchen with brand new appliances. Exit the kitchen through sliders leading to a spacious rear patio that is perfect for entertaining!...Read More

Philly News Briefs: 8/31/15

August 31st, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philly News Briefs: 8/31/15

1.) Wawa lovers of Center City, it's time to rejoice! The beloved convenience store will be opening its Center City flagship location in time for Pope Francis' visit, two whole months ahead of schedule. The tentative opening date for the Avenue of the Arts Wawa is now September 18th. The World Meeting of Families starts September 22nd and the pope's visit falls over the weekend of September 26th - 27th. The Wawa wasn't supposed to open originally until November. The...Read More

Just Sold: 1728 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

August 28th, 2015 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 1728 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

1728 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148 Just Sold: $341,000 Two fantastic new construction homes (one corner with 3 exposures) in Pennsport each offering 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, attractive exteriors, professionally selected finishes, tons of natural light, finished basements and spacious roofdecks with amazing skyline views. More features include solid hardwood flooring throughout, open layout, recessed lighting, large closets, concrete rear patio, and high efficiency HVAC. Modern kitchen boasts high quality cabinetry with quiet close feature, stainless steel appliances and stone countertops. Spa...Read More

Jumbotrons Will Bring Pope Francis Closer to the Crowds

August 28th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Jumbotrons Will Bring Pope Francis Closer to the Crowds

With millions of people expected to flood Philadelphia when Pope Francis comes to town on the weekend of September 26 - 27, it's safe to say that few people will actually be getting up close and personal with the pontiff. Ever been to a big stadium concert where the main attraction is nothing more than a tiny, moving blip on the stage? That's about what you could expect from something like the mass being held on the Ben Franklin Parkway....Read More

Just Sold: 627-37 N 18th St 103, Philadelphia, PA 19130

August 28th, 2015 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 627-37 N 18th St 103, Philadelphia, PA 19130

627-37 N 18th St 103, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Just Sold: $194,000 Spacious 1 bed/1 bath, bi-level , condo at the Carriage House Condominium! The Carriage House features unique European-style interior courtyard with fountain and lantern lighting throughout topped off by a glass-enclosed atrium. The building combines modern amenities side-by-side with old world charm setting. Enter through a slate-floored foyer into the open layout living/dining area with high ceilings and wood floors. The renovated kitchen offers granite counters and eating bar, stainless steel...Read More

City Rolls Out “I’ll Be There” Campaign for Papal Visit

August 27th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on City Rolls Out “I’ll Be There” Campaign for Papal Visit

With the weeks until Pope Francis' visit dwindling, city officials have teamed up with the World Meeting of Families organization team to unveil a new campaign, called "I'll Be There." With much public discussion of the papal visit focused on bridge closures and transportation problems anticipated by residents and visitors, the goal of the campaign is to get Philadelphia "energized and excited" about the pope's coming. The campaign made its official debut during a news conference held yesterday. A big part...Read More

Just Sold: 2102 Verona Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19145

August 26th, 2015 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 2102 Verona Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19145

2102 Verona Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19145 Just Sold: $386,598   Welcome to one of the premiere units in the Villas at Packer Park! This gorgeous bi-level 2 bedroom plus den/office is an end unit with endless windows and sunlight thanks to the sky-high vaulted ceilings in the living room. Master bedroom boasts a walk in closet, french doors to juliet balcony, and master bath with stall shower, dual sinks, and a full bath. With the longest driveway in the development with a garage...Read More

Price Reduction: 2601 Pennsylvania Ave 1051, Philadelphia, PA 19130

August 26th, 2015 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Price Reduction: 2601 Pennsylvania Ave 1051, Philadelphia, PA 19130

2601 Pennsylvania Ave 1051, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Price Reduction: $104,900 GREAT VALUE. One of the largest studio layouts in the complex. The kitchen includes a dishwasher, refrigerator and gas range. A large bonus walk-in closet area leads to the bathroom which boasts ceramic tile and chrome fixtures. In addition, this unit has its own washer/dryer.   Frank L. DeFazio, Esq. 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 Over 48 Million in 2014 sales!  2015, 2014 “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” a prestigious...Read More

Price Reduction: 3963 Terrace St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

August 26th, 2015 CenterCityTeam Comments Off on Price Reduction: 3963 Terrace St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

3963 Terrace St, Philadelphia, PA 19128 Price Reduction: $359,900 Looking for a large, completely renovated home in Manayunk with SEVERAL CAR OFF-STREET PARKING walk-able to Main Street? If so, this is the perfect home for you! This beautiful stone-front property has been tastefully renovated to include hardwood floors throughout, beautiful, original trim and moldings and solid wood doors throughout! Exceptional ceiling height throughout! First floor has the flexible and desirable open concept which includes an appropriately sized living room, dining room and...Read More