TWILIGHT OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT – 239 Chestnut Street #3, 5:30-8:30pm

  Come check out this boutique loft building! Enjoy wine and Shanks Hoagies while touring this spectacular 3 bedroom 2 bath 2,295 square foot loft condo with an amazing view. This brand new construction is being offered for the first time and is move-in ready! This unit features super high end finishes, Bosch stainless steel appliances, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors and low voltage recessed lighting throughout. Huge marble Master Bath with mood‐lit Jacuzzi Whirlpool garden tub and … [Read more...]

We’ve Moved!

Philadelphia Living is happy to announce that we have moved our offices to Keller Williams Realty located at 1619 Walnut Street.  We will continue to stay ahead of trends, tools, and topics in the real estate industry, and are always prepared to serve you at the highest level! Feel free to contact us today at 267-238-5729, and be sure to visit the Keller Williams Realty website. … [Read more...]

Behind “The Oval”

  Orange banners circle the perimeter as the Philadelphia Museum of Art overlooks the entire scene with the Rodin Museum and the Barnes Museum nearby. The park, established by the Parks and Recreation department of the city of Philadelphia is beachlike and provides a great contrast to the pavement of the city streets. The Oval is part of a larger project, “More Park, Less Way" which strives to make the area surrounding the Parkway more of a recreation zone, rather than a pedestrian … [Read more...]

Rodin Square, 501 North 22nd Street

This project will occupy the whole block between Pennsylvania Avenue, Hamilton Street, 21st and 22nd streets and Spring Garden Street. It stands 120 feet tall with over 10 stories. The building, designed well within the permitted FAR and height controls, features a modern Whole Foods Market with approximately 55,000 square feet of shopping area with a prominent glass facade facing the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Office and retail space serve the Spring Garden neighborhood to the north in addition … [Read more...]

Developers Can Build Bigger Near the Ben Franklin Bridge

Now developers can build bigger, denser buildings near the Ben Franklin Bridge than in other parts of Old City under a zoning bill city council passed Thursday. Bill No. 130255-A, introduced by First City Councilman Mark Squilla, makes developments in CMX-3 lots near the bridge eligible for Floor Area bonuses, states they may occupy 100% of the lot area, and requires no side yards. The bill was drafted in response to a 16-story, 128-unit mixed-used apartment complex proposed for 205 Race … [Read more...]

For many municipalities and metro areas, it is now a seller’s market.

After five years of steady housing market declines, homeowners are finally seeing light at the end of the recession. Sellers who have been sitting out the recession-level low prices are now being urged to put their homes on the market to meet pent-up buyer demand. Homes are selling faster, for more money and usually with multiple offers. Banks are still holding onto foreclosed properties or selling them in bulk to national investors, which strains supply. Homeowners, in many cases, are just … [Read more...]

Waterfront Resort Would Create About 6,000 Jobs

Officials involved in casino mogul Steve Wynn’s proposed resort along the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown held a vendor outreach event for those in the construction, supply and subcontracting fields. Keating Consulting and the Minority Business Development Agency hosted representatives from more than 130 firms to network and get an idea on what a Wynn Philadelphia resort would mean for business. Wynn is one of six developers attempting to win a casino license. “About 6,000 jobs; about … [Read more...]

Hottest Philadelphia Neighborhoods

This month, Philadelphia Magazine released their annual guide to the best real estate in the city and suburbs.  Cheering that the local market is “finally getting its groove back,” the magazine compiled a list of the 15 hottest neighborhoods, with great statistics such as what’s selling where ( for how much/how fast) to the people doing the buying (increase in residents with a B.A. or higher). Neighborhoods included (in no specific order) Fairmount, Fishtown/Kensington, Lower North Philly, … [Read more...]

New Tourism Website Highlights Philly Neighborhoods

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation is rolling out an interactive website that focuses on the city’s neighborhoods. It includes more than just listings of neighborhood eateries – it also features videos from neighborhood residents that detail their favorite places to visit. Funded through a grant from the William Penn Foundation, the Philadelphia Neighborhoods campaign spotlights 14 of the visitor-ready areas that surround Center City. The site allows you to explore the … [Read more...]

Ten Resolutions To Get You In A New Home This

This is a great article from Realtor.com if you are looking to a buy a new home... Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to move into your own home in 2013? One of the keys to making the home-buying process easier and more understandable is planning. In doing so, you’ll be able to anticipate requests from lenders, lawyers and a host of other professionals. Furthermore, planning will help you discover valuable shortcuts in the home-buying process. Follow these steps to achieve your goal of home … [Read more...]