Building Up The Bourse – New Owners Plan for Renovation

Philadelphia homes for sale The Bourse is about to get a major facelift!  MRP Realty has purchased the historic building and is planning a $40 million dollar renovation.  The 121 year old, 10 story building located at Independence Mall, was the first commodities exchange in the U.S.   Originally known as The Philadelphia Bourse Building, The Bourse (meaning a place of exchange) was constructed in 1895. Purchased by the Kaiserman Company, Inc in 1979, it was turned into a retail and office complex and is currently...Continue Reading!

Philly Home Show Final Weekend Feb 19-21!

Philadelphia homes for sale Last weekend for the Philly Home Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center! There will be 300 exhibitors at the show and 5 special features: Chic Sheds - There will be 3 unique sheds on display in addition to outdoor living areas.  Each shed will have a different theme.  So far, two of the themes are "Ski Shack" and "Serenity Room" while the 3rd theme has not been disclosed.  Beer and wine tasting will take place each evening by the displays. Fourth Annual Habitat...Continue Reading!

New Year, New Trends: Design in 2016

Philadelphia homes for sale A new year means new trends in real estate and we’re definitely paying attention. Overall, trends in 2016 are determined to break all the traditional rules of interior design.  Mixing genres, using unconventional pieces & artistic accents are dominating the scene. There is an overwhelming sense of individuality this year.  So mix and match, get creative and make your home yours by putting your own sense of style into every room.  Below are some popular colors, materials, furniture and lighting predicted to take over...Continue Reading!

Fab Listing: Cozy Condo on 12th St

Philadelphia homes for sale Our second Cozy Condo of December is this loft stunner just north of Washington Square.  Located in The White Building, we love the large windows and exposed brick.  The modern kitchen includes an eating bar, Pedini cabinetry, sub-zero fridge and Bosch cooktop oven.  This condo shows how different styles can intermix to create a rustic yet elegant feel that is both comfortable and classic. 105 s 12th st 201 details: $565,000 1 Bedroom/2 Baths 23' Vaulted Brick Ceilings 4 Double-Hung Arched Windows Carrera Marble Counter tops 2 Years Pre-Paid Parking ...Continue Reading!

What To Gift A Recent Home Buyer

Philadelphia homes for sale It's officially the holiday season.  Christmas trees are being decorated, retail store sales are in full effect and wish lists are being written.  Whether you're gifting a recent home buyer this holiday season (or anytime of the year!) there are some items every buyer will be thankful to receive.  While the options are endless, we've narrowed it down to some basics we know every new home owner will appreciate. House Plants Decorating a new home after unpacking can take weeks as home buyers are...Continue Reading!

Picking The Perfect Pumpkin Patch

Philadelphia homes for sale and the fall fun continues! We've shown you where to get a good scare, now we're letting you know some of our favorite spots for pumpkin picking!  Living in a bustling city like Philadelphia, it's going to be difficult to find an orchard anywhere near City Hall.  While there are many local neighborhood spots that will be selling festive pumpkins, hay and other fall goods, to get the true experience you'll have to head outside of the city.  Luckily for us,...Continue Reading!

Fall Outside of Philly

Philadelphia homes for sale Like most cities, living in Philadelphia has tons of perks: being able to walk everywhere or hop on the subway, surrounded by restaurants & shops and constantly finding new things to do & new places to visit. But every now and then comes the urge to leave the chaotic streets of the city behind and escape to the quiet, serene towns just outside of Philadelphia. These small towns are great for an impromptu day trip whether you live in Center...Continue Reading!

Shopping Event in Old City at Scarlett Alley

Philadelphia homes for sale Check Items Off Your Gift List & Help Green Old City All while sipping on some spiked egg nog & savory bites.  Forget about the mall this year & shop small.  If you've never been to Scarlett Alley you really should check it out.  This boutique stocks some of the best gifts for all age groups.  Gorgeous gloves, luxe beauty products, unique jewelry, stylish home goods, shower gifts & so much more.  You can find something for all the women &...Continue Reading!

Philadelphia Wine Lovers Rejoice!

Philadelphia homes for sale Affordable Premium Wine...And A Lot Of It!  Just Over the Ben Franklin Bridge - Moore Brothers With the holidays fast approaching it is helpful to have extra wine hanging around for impromptu get togethers, as gifts & for getting through the holidays (relatively) unscathed.  Because, let's be honest, wine makes everything that much better. Despite the nondescript exterior; entering Moore Brothers is quite the experience.  Their product knowledge is outstanding due to their background (Greg Moore was Le Bec Fin's sommelier &...Continue Reading!

Dress Up Your Dwelling at Kitchenette & Rowhome in Midtown Village

Philadelphia homes for sale 13th Street is For Eating & 12th Street is for Shopping Philadelphia has some great boutiques.  I ventured out of my neighborhood & did a little shopping at Kitchenette & Rowhome in Midtown Village over the weekend.   What a sweet spot to refresh your own home or to find a unique host/hostess gift (which you'll inevitably need for the upcoming holiday season). Tea towels, fancy tea in a pretty tin & some random kitchen necessities from Kitchenette. In case it wasn't clear...Macaroon...Continue Reading!