Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Just Sold: 1513 Green St Unit #A, Philadelphia, PA 19130

January 18th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 1513 Green St Unit #A, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Just Sold: $292,500 Situated in one of the best neighborhoods Philadelphia has to offer, 1513 Green Street gives you ease of first floor condo living with the historical facade charm Fairmont is famous for! No stairs to climb here! This large 1 bedroom condo is over 1,000 square feet of one floor living and is the only unit with access to a private outdoor patio. Modern updates were made to the kitchen with new appliances and plenty of room for dining....Read More

Strikes and Sexy Cocktails at Philly’s Hidden Bowling Alley

January 18th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Strikes and Sexy Cocktails at Philly’s Hidden Bowling Alley

Is there any other pastime that has stood up to the wear and tear of history quite like bowling? Well, there's baseball, but not everyone can play baseball - some of us (and that absolutely does not include this writer) have no hand-eye coordination and would just wind up concussed. While poor hand-eye coordination can keep one from a pro bowling career, you can always just put up the baby bumpers and give that ball a lob. But I digress....Read More

Philadelphia Mint Releases 2017 “P” Penny

January 17th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philadelphia Mint Releases 2017 “P” Penny

Coin collectors always look forward to the new year, when fresh coins are rolled out. The numismatic community got a surprise this month when they noticed something a little different about certain 2017 pennies. Billions of pennies struck at the Philadelphia mint are emblazoned with a small "P" just under where the year is embossed. It's a tiny letter that has the coin collecting community in a stir. The "P" was first noticed by Terry Granstaff, a coin collector who received...Read More

Just Listed For Rent: 177 Parker Ave Unit #1, Philadelphia, PA 19128

January 16th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Listed For Rent: 177 Parker Ave Unit #1, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Just Listed For Rent:$1100/month AMAZING 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom unit steps from Main St and across street from train into Center City and suburbs. Unit is ideal for roommates with two huge bedrooms that are the SAME SIZE, each with a large closet. Unit also features a very spacious living room, dining area, full size washer/dryer IN UNIT, good size kitchen with dishwasher, garbage disposal and tons of cabinet space, and central air/heat. All this and not to mention an OFF-STREET...Read More

How Trump’s Presidency Could Impact Philadelphia

January 16th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on How Trump’s Presidency Could Impact Philadelphia

With days to go before Donald Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States, it's time to take a look at how his taking office could impact the country. Philadelphia Magazine recently took on the question of Trump's potential influence on the City of Brotherly Love, publishing The No-B.S. Guide to Trump’s Impact on Philadelphia. The piece addressed several of Trump's proposed policies or administrative changes, and gauged their impact on the city. I'll discuss a few of them...Read More

Just Reduced: 2237 Fitzwater St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

January 16th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Reduced: 2237 Fitzwater St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Just Reduced: $745,000 Welcome home to one of the best renovations in Graduate Hospital! THREE BEDROOMS PLUS LARGE DEN WITH PARKING! Completely redone from top to bottom in 2015, 2237 Fitzwater mixes in beautiful original detail with modern finishes. The perfectly designed first floor starts with a grand two story living room which shows off beautiful exposed brick and the natural hard wood ceiling. Wood burning fire place and a custom tile entryway complete this ideal entertaining space. The dining room...Read More

Just Sold: 1930 Parrish St Unit #4, Philadelphia, PA 19130

January 13th, 2017 Frank L. DeFazio Comments Off on Just Sold: 1930 Parrish St Unit #4, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Just Sold:$359,000 Newly constructed 4 unit condo in highly thought after Francisville. This is the 3rd (top) floor unit with an open layout, extra high ceilings, wide plank natural birch hardwood floors throughout. Modern kitchen with slate GE appliances, a breakfast counter facing a huge 8'x17' window. Two large bedrooms with views of the downtown skyline from both. Two full tiled baths, master bath features an over-sized frame-less glass walk-in shower and 2nd bath has a tub. There is a laundry...Read More

Faith and Liberty Discovery Center to Open in Center City

January 13th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Faith and Liberty Discovery Center to Open in Center City

Locals and tourists of all faiths are sure to be intrigued by an upcoming project from the American Bible Society. The Faith and Liberty Discovery Center will take visitors on a tour through exhibits based around the Christian faith and the Bible. While the project is still in its earliest stages, the concept and details emerging are fascinating. The project was just announced Wednesday. The Discovery Center will open in the Wells Fargo building at 5th and Market Streets. The whole...Read More

Comcast Threatens Lawsuit Over Wage History Bill

January 12th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Comcast Threatens Lawsuit Over Wage History Bill

Comcast, the cable giant who happens to have their headquarters right in the City of Brotherly Love, is not a fan of the proposed wage history bill currently being on the desk of Mayor Jim Kenney. The bill, if passed, would become to first citywide law in the nation blocking prospective employers from inquiring about applicants' past wage history. In theory, the bill would prevent wage discrimination as faced by women and minorities. Comcast has been the loudest opponent of...Read More

Philadelphia Aardvark Dies

January 11th, 2017 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off on Philadelphia Aardvark Dies

We interrupt today's regularly-scheduled bitching about the soda tax to bring you some legitimately sad news: the oldest captive aardvark in the United States has passed away, and he was a resident of the Philadelphia Zoo. Today, the zoo announced that AJ, a male aardvark, had passed away of heart failure. According to ABC6, AJ was born in captivity, at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden on November 4th, 1988. He had been living at the Philadelphia Zoo for most of...Read More