Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Just Reduced: 102 Brinley Ct, Philadelphia, PA 19146

February 23rd, 2018 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Reduced: 102 Brinley Ct, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Just Reduced: $749,000 MOVE IN READY, 3 bed, 2.5 bath townhome with attached GARAGE, 5 YEARS REMAINING ON TAX ABATEMENT, in Greenfield School District at Toll Brother's 2400 South!! Located on the highly desirable interior courtyard, this end unit townhome has an amazing open first floor with hardwood floors, high ceilings, half bath, and coat closet. High-end kitchen features 42" cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and large island breakfast bar. Second level houses all three bedrooms – featuring a roomy master suite...Read More

Just Listed: 901 N Penn St Unit #F506, Philadelphia, PA 19123

February 22nd, 2018 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Listed: 901 N Penn St Unit #F506, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Just Listed: $385,000 Large 1200+ sqft 1bed/1.5 bath condo with PARKING at Waterfront Square! Live at one of Philadelphia's most desirable condominium residences! High end finishes and luxurious amenities that include 24-hour Concierge, Spa and a State-of the-Art Fitness Center, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pool Overlooking the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge; Riverfront Sundeck, Dog Run, Large Landscaped Park, Putting Green, Walking/Jogging Trail, Shuttle Service To Center City. Around-the-Clock Security; Ideally Located Minutes From Restaurants and Nightlife, Close To Major Roads &...Read More

Former Kresge’s Store in Center City Being Restored to Art Deco Glory

February 22nd, 2018 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Former Kresge’s Store in Center City Being Restored to Art Deco Glory

A building that once housed a thriving five-and-dime store in Center City is having its Art Deco facade restored by its new owner. The former Kresge's building on the 1500 block of Chestnut Street was once one of many five-and-dime stores to serve the consumers of downtown Philadelphia. This type of shop, which was bigger than a druggist's but smaller than a department store, sold all manner of household items. Its heyday came to an end with the advent of...Read More

Girl Scout Cookies and Booze at Center City Distillery

February 22nd, 2018 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Girl Scout Cookies and Booze at Center City Distillery

It's that time of year again! And no, I don't mean "that lull between Valentine's Day chocolate and Easter candy where you have to wear green." It's Girl Scout cookie time! I myself have already hit up my favorite little trooper and currently have a dozen boxes of Samoas, Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, those lemony half-moon ones, and the new S'mores variety hidden in my bedroom for rationed consumption. Let's keep it 100 here; Girl Scout cookies are practically a national...Read More

Philadelphia Zoo’s Polar Bear, Oldest in America, Dies

February 21st, 2018 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philadelphia Zoo’s Polar Bear, Oldest in America, Dies

A much-beloved polar bear by the name of Coldilocks had to be put to sleep due to health-related concerns. A resident of the Philadelphia Zoo, Coldilocks' passing made national news because she was the oldest polar bear in the whole United States. She was euthanized on Monday due to a serious decline in her health as a result of her advanced age, said a representative of the zoo. "We are truly saddened this week - Coldilocks will be greatly missed." Dr....Read More

Just Reduced: 1330 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

February 21st, 2018 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Reduced: 1330 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Just Reduced: $359,900 Welcome to this beautiful 5 year young total renovation - Very spacious 16 ft wide living room with tall 9.5' ceilings, and a dining room to meet all of your hosting needs. The custom kitchen offers Caesarstone counter tops with mosaic backsplash, dark cabinets with soft close drawers and stainless steel appliances. Enter your HUGE and private back yard, with endless opportunities for an outdoor oasis. The finished basement, equipped with a full bath and laundry, is perfect...Read More

Just Sold: 2440 Kimball St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

February 20th, 2018 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 2440 Kimball St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Just Sold: $487,500 All ready for her close up. Hybar Construction just wrapped up this beautiful renovation with 3rd story addition with roof deck on a great block in Graduate Hospital! This beautiful 2,150 sq. ft, 3 bed, 2.5 bath home features an open living and dining room, hardwood floors, modern kitchen 6 piece kitchen including a wine fridge & GE Profile stainless steel appliances. Rear access to the back patio. Finished basement with 8ft ceilings, dry bar, 1/2 bathroom and...Read More

Bring on the Aww’s With Pet Yoga in Philadelphia

February 20th, 2018 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Bring on the Aww’s With Pet Yoga in Philadelphia

What do you get when you combine a satisfying workout with the incredible relaxation and joy you feel being surrounded by adorable puppies or kitties? The answer is pet yoga, and it's an emerging trend in Philadelphia. Stacia Nero, a yoga instructor at Fishtown’s Amrita Yoga and Wellness and Queen Village’s Three Queens studios, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that pet yoga, which incorporates sessions of 45 minutes and up and includes cats, dog, or even goats (!) makes exercise more...Read More

Just Listed: 102 Brinley Ct, Philadelphia, PA 19146

February 19th, 2018 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Listed: 102 Brinley Ct, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Just Listed: $795,000 MOVE IN READY, 3 bed, 2.5 bath townhome with attached GARAGE, 5 YEARS REMAINING ON TAX ABATEMENT, in Greenfield School District at Toll Brother's 2400 South!! Located on the highly desirable interior courtyard, this end unit townhome has an amazing open first floor with hardwood floors, high ceilings, half bath, and coat closet. High-end kitchen features 42" cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and large island breakfast bar. Second level houses all three bedrooms – featuring a roomy master suite...Read More

Could Center City Enact Congestion Pricing?

February 19th, 2018 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Could Center City Enact Congestion Pricing?

The city of New York has been making headlines lately as they consider enacting something called congestion pricing. The main commercial districts of Manhattan are so clogged, so choked with motorists, that it makes sense on paper to start charging drivers for access to these streets during peak traffic hours. The purpose is twofold: not only will the fee discourage drivers from using the streets unless they absolutely have to, but it will funnel much-needed money towards NYC's mass transit...Read More