Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Amazon Home Services Comes to Philadelphia

March 31st, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Amazon Home Services has come to Philadelphia. The service, which connects customers with service pros to fulfill a wide variety of in-home tasks, just piloted locally. Are the multilingual instructions on your IKEA bookcase getting the better of you? Need help mounting your brand-new flat screen TV on the wall? Looking to hire a magician for your kid's next birthday party? Amazon can help with any of the above. The new Amazon extension just launched in several cities. It is aimed...Read More

Rainbow Crosswalks Coming to the Gayborhood

March 30th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

The Gayborhood will be showing its true colors in fine style this summer. Thanks to Philly Pride Presents and the City of Philadelphia, permanent rainbow-hued crosswalks will be coming to two intersections in the Washington Square West neighborhood. This burst of color is meant to celebrate the Gayborhood's heritage as a haven for the LGBT community and a place of social acceptance. The eight crosswalks will be located at 12th and Locust and 13th and Locust. Look for them after Philly's...Read More

Philly Actor Brings Ben Franklin to Life

March 27th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Living in Philadelphia brings us close to the lives of many famous founding Americans. It's hard to say, though, that anyone today can claim as much of a kinship with Philadelphia's colonial past as can Bill Robling, an actor and historian who has perfected his portrayal of Benjamin Franklin. Robling, who gets his Ben on as many as 150 times a year for various functions, will play Franklin tonight at a symposium entitled "An Evening with the First American" which...Read More

Archdiocese Seeks Volunteers For Pope’s Visit

March 26th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

The archdiocese of Philadelphia is seeking some ten thousand volunteers for Pope Francis' visit to the city in September. This was announced by Archbishop Charles Caput in his weekly column. Pope Francis is visiting Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, which will be held September 22nd - 27th. The pope will be celebrating the Meeting with a huge mass to be held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. To put what sounds like a massive number in perspective, the city...Read More

World’s Largest Bar Crawl to Kick Off Again In Philly

March 24th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Have you ever wanted to take part in the breaking of a world record? Come on out May 9th to the World's Largest Bar Crawl, taking place across Philadelphia. The Crawl is an all-day event that starts at 12 noon in several neighborhoods across the city. If you recall, Philadelphia gunned for the world record last year. In 2014, around 5,000 participants came out to drink and have a great time. This year, organizers are hoping to double that crowd....Read More

Historic Philly Church Faces Wrecking Ball

March 23rd, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Former parishioners of St. Laurentius Catholic Church are outraged that the historic building is facing demolition. The archdiocese has made the decision to topple the church, citing the fact that the exterior is badly damaged and that it would cost too much to fix it. But those who grew up with the church, which dates back to the 1800s, are crying foul. St. Laurentius' interior puts one in mind of Heaven, with its vaulted, sky-blue ceilings and gilded frescoes of angels...Read More

Philly Homes Selling Like Hotcakes

March 20th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

While some residential areas of the United States are continuing to struggle with home sales in the wake of the Great Recession, Philadelphia is seeing quicker sales than any time in the last three years. According to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, who published a year-end report, the housing sector has continued to gain a boost by way of promising economic conditions and lower interest rates. It's a show of strength that bodes encouragingly for the local real estate...Read More

Just Listed: 6239 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19141

March 19th, 2015 CenterCityTeam Comments Off

6239 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19141 Asking Price $230,000 PRICED TO SELL! DO NOT MISS this beautiful Stone Colonial home in wonderful East Oak Lane! Property consists of four large bedrooms, three full and one half bath, and a finished basement! Hardwood floors, updated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances and a beautiful center staircase complete the first floor along with the living room, dining room and breakfast nook! Four large bedrooms upstairs and three baths, including an...Read More

HuffPo Lists ‘Must Have’ Philly Experiences for Luxury Travelers

March 19th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

The Huffington Post recently published a list entitled Five Must Have Experiences for Luxury Travelers in Philadelphia. Unlike so many lists centered around Philly's can't-miss attractions (the Liberty Bell, et cetera), this one was aimed exclusively at well-heeled visitors looking for some of the more premium experiences offered by The City of Brotherly Love. I've listed the top three of those five experiences, with my own commentary. 1.) The Art - There's no doubt that Philadelphia's art scene is rocking. Specifically mentioned...Read More

Philly Named One of America’s Quirkiest Cities

March 18th, 2015 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Certain cities are just a little weirder than others. While some cities give off a staid and dignified vibe, others are decidedly more offbeat. Who knew that Philadelphia would number in a list of the latter? The city scored a ranking of #18 on Travel + Leisure's list of the 20 Quirkiest Cities in America, an honor as unique as some of the Philly attractions that earned it. Travel + Leisure humorously suggested that "there is something odd about a city...Read More