Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

“Vertical Neighborhood” Coming to University City

December 8th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on “Vertical Neighborhood” Coming to University City

An enormous new skyscraper in University City is home to what developers are calling Philadelphia's first "vertical neighborhood" - a place where living space, offices, and multiple amenities like entertainment and dining come together under one roof. FMC Tower is 830,000 square feet and combines hotels and apartments for hybrid luxury suites where residents can stay for one day or one year, depending on their preference. Ground broke for FMC Tower back in May 2014. The project is now within the...Read More

Mayor Kenney Refuses to Give on Sanctuary City Status

December 7th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Mayor Kenney Refuses to Give on Sanctuary City Status

The president-elect of the United States might take a hard line on undocumented immigrants, but Philadelphia will remain a "sanctuary city," says Mayor Jim Kenney. Kenney, a Democrat, has steadfastly remained that the City of Brotherly Love will remain progressive even in the face of Donald Trump's feelings or eventual policies against oppressed groups, including undocumented immigrants, minorities, and the LGBTQ community. Kenney addressed the issue during a speech at the Community College of Philadelphia that outlined the work his administration...Read More

Philly City Council Discusses Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

December 7th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philly City Council Discusses Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Now that medical marijuana use has been passed into law in the state of Pennsylvania (as is being done in many states around the country), it is up to individual cities to pass zoning regulations for the location of medical dispensaries where patients can go to get their prescriptions filled. A committee of the Philadelphia City Council convened last week to determine where pot can be grown and distributed within city limits, all in a way that will placate residents'...Read More

Block’s Christmas Lights Display is Best in the State

December 5th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Block’s Christmas Lights Display is Best in the State

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Even in my home state of Florida, where daily temperatures are still in the 70s and 80s, it's undeniable that people are feeling the spirit of the season. There, as in Philadelphia, people are festooning their homes with colorful holiday lights to deck the halls and show off their Yuletide cheer. One particular city block in the City of Brotherly Love puts on such a holiday display of lights that they have...Read More

“Jurassic World” Exhibit Comes to Franklin Institute

December 1st, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on “Jurassic World” Exhibit Comes to Franklin Institute

Dinosaur lovers of all ages will be captivated by the newest exhibition at the Franklin Institute! “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” opens tomorrow. It debuted in Melbourne, Australia, and its Philadelphia opening will mark its first appearance in America. The Philly version of the exhibition offers even more attractions than the Australian one, so this should be considered a can't-miss trip for all fans of prehistoric beasts and the Jurassic Park movie franchise. One attraction guests are sure to love is the...Read More

Just Sold: 2559 Kern St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

November 30th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 2559 Kern St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Just Sold: $377,500 Exquisite new construction at the perfect location just off Frankford Ave in Fishtown! These homes boast 2300sf of luxurious living space, roof decks, large rear yards, 3 bedrooms and three full bathrooms! These wide and deep homes come with fully approved 10-year tax abatement's, amazing kitchens with quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliance package, sleekly tiled back splash and islands for dining and entertaining. Hardwired speaker systems and designer trey ceilings are both standard. The majestic master bedroom...Read More

Just Sold: 870 N 28th St #121, Philadelphia, PA 19130

November 30th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 870 N 28th St #121, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Just Sold: $210,750 Welcome to this spacious, recently renovated one-bedroom LOFT with a gated PARKING SPACE at the secure, pet-friendly BREWERY HOUSE. Part of the FHA APPROVED Brewery Condominiums in the beautiful Fairmount area, the unit offers a spectacular new kitchen with SS appliances, QUARTZ countertops and breakfast bar, MOSAIC backsplash and soft-close cabinets and drawers. All new plush carpeting and an accented FIREPLACE further enhance the large dining/living room. This area boasts soaring ceilings and a towering window, providing light...Read More

Reading Terminal Market is One of America’s Best Food Halls

November 30th, 2016 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Reading Terminal Market is One of America’s Best Food Halls

Food halls represent a growing and important sector of the American restaurant industry. According to a list recently published by real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, Philadelphia's own Reading Terminal Market is among the best food halls in the country. This Philly landmark has been around since 1680, when it was born as a cluster of informal markets on Front and Market (formerly High) Streets. The Market attracts over six million visitors each year, and is considered one of...Read More

Just Sold: 841 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

November 30th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 841 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Just Sold: $361,000 BEST VALUE in Northern Liberties and with a DEEDED PARKING SPOT! This home is perfect for entertaining: You will love the warm eat-in kitchen, stainless steel appliances, and pass-through window to the dining area convenient for dinner parties. The large open living/ dining space offers a gas fireplace and a view to the beautiful backyard. The outdoor space is the showstopper with flagstone pavers, an irrigation system for easy garden maintenance, and accent lighting for parties. The guests...Read More

Just Sold: 803 Sam Ln, Blue Bell, PA 19422

November 30th, 2016 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 803 Sam Ln, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Just Sold: $550,000 Welcome to Deer Hollow - The newest single family home community by Lennar Homes, located in prestigious Blue Bell! This Longwood Model is deceivingly large, with an expansive 3,600 square feet with no lost space! 4 bedrooms with the option of 2 additional bedrooms! First floor can have an optional guest or in-law suite, and the 2nd floor loft can be converted into a 5th. Storage. Storage. Storage. Find walk-in closets in almost every bedroom, two in the...Read More