Archive for April, 2014

Buyer Dilemma: You Found The Perfect Home…But It’s Not Done Yet

Philadelphia homes for sale when new construction actually means pre construction You saw the plans & the specs, maybe you even saw a model home. You love the location & you really want to put an offer in...but it's not finished! There are so many questions running through your head. When will it be done? What if it looks different from the model? What are the finishes going to be? Which brings me to this:  how do you protect yourself when buying pre construction? 1. dig up any info...Continue Reading!

Seriously Fabulous New Construction in Society Hill

Philadelphia homes for sale get a load of this gem of a home on gaskill street By new we mean newer, like built in 2006, but with these timeless good looks who's counting (unless you are trying to figure out when the tax abatement period is over).  Anyway, I walk past these homes all the time & I have always wanted to get a peek inside.  Something about them, to me, is SO elegant & inviting; maybe it's the gorgeous copper bay windows.  They have a contemporary look yet a...Continue Reading!

2701 Girard Avenue Apartments Officially On the Market

Philadelphia homes for sale 2701 girard avenue now north abbey -- apartments are going fast If you are looking for a brand new & unique apartment in Brewerytown you should check out North Abbey. The apartments at North Abbey will be ready for a June 1st move in date! Contact us here to schedule a showing! Scroll down for available units, pricing, floor plans, a list of finishes & some photos we took during construction. north abbey floor plans 1st floor   2nd floor   2nd floor mezzanine level units & pricing: The Flora 1...Continue Reading!

5 Things You Need To Know BEFORE You Buy That Condo

Philadelphia homes for sale a little investigative work can save you a lot of trouble Condos are the perfect choice for the buyer that doesn't want to deal with the exterior maintenance that comes along with buying a single family home.  Condos are great for first time home buyers just getting their feet wet in home ownership, people who want to downsize or those who work or travel a lot.  Since shared living space also means sharing the cost of maintenance & improvement as well as delegating some major decisions to a...Continue Reading!

Understated & Elegant on Addison

Philadelphia homes for sale huffington post didn't call addison the prettiest street in the northeast for nothing Amble south to pass the "Delanceys" & "tree streets" of Rittenhouse Square to find the charming, narrow, tree lined blocks of Addison, Waverly, Naudain & Rodman.  The homes may be less magnificent than their brownstone brethren a block to two away, however, they more than make up for this in their charm, quiet location & neighborly feel.  It's a real treat to walk down Addison at night to get a glimpse of the block...Continue Reading!

3 Home Inspection Items To Not Freak Out Over

Philadelphia homes for sale you found your dream home:  don't let these common items kill the deal No first time home buyer forgets their first home inspection.  All the critiquing, advice & jargon being thrown around can be really overwhelming.  It can be difficult to extract the not so big items from the things that are big.  Remember, no home is perfect & this is your opportunity to do your homework so you can negotiate with the sellers for necessary repairs or credits.  Now, some...Continue Reading!

Estate Edition: Gardens, Grounds & Grandeur in Chestnut Hill

Philadelphia homes for sale i heart you hartwell lane Way back in time before they went "down the shore", Chestnut Hill is where Philadelphia's upper crust spent their summers.   With this tony history it's no wonder that Chestnut Hill has consistently been one of the most affluent sections of Philadelphia.  In the 19th & the 20th century many prominent Philadelphia architects were commissioned to design homes for the city's elite.  Thanks to them Chestnut Hill is rife with some serious architectural gems.  I spend...Continue Reading!

Get Sprung on Spring in Philly This Weekend

Philadelphia homes for sale the sun is shining & the cherry blossom trees are blooming Philly is waking up from it's longest winter slumber in recent history & the weekend gods are obliging with fun and spring-y events all over.  Our top picks are in Manayunk, Chestnut Hill & Market East.  Get out there & make this weekend count! saturday april 12th Manayunk Streat Festival from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Lots of food trucks, parking lots transformed into outdoor markets, restaurant tours, sidewalk sales & a special...Continue Reading!

Suit Corner On Fire in Old City

Philadelphia homes for sale what will happen to 3rd & market in old city? We know the Shirt Corner is going to become a CVS.  What was originally planned as a historic renovation was rendered obsolete when it collapsed back in March during demolition. Now the Suit Corner is up in flames.  We hope nobody is hurt. Old City is now down not one but two landmark buildings.  What is going to happen to this intersection at 3rd & Market Street?Continue Reading!

Private & Tranquil Oasis in Andorra

Philadelphia homes for sale over an acre of gorgeous grounds 2o minutes from center city Where can you be just 20 minutes from all the action yet still have over an acre, a heated pool, a hot tub, a pagoda, a KOI POND (because who DOESN'T want a koi pond?!?) & all the parking & privacy your heart desires?  Well, apparently it's right in Andorra, a quiet little enclave at the tip of Upper Roxborough.  This home has the most fabulous grounds I've seen outside...Continue Reading!

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