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Residents at the Murano condo have filed suit against the building's developer Thomas Properties Inc.  According to the owners of these condominiums, Thomas Properties has fabricated the level of sales at the Murano to the public in an attempt to boost unit prices and assist their marketing effor...
08/31/2010
Despite the recent housing downturn, Naval Square has remained a popular destination for condo seekers in Philadelphia. These luxury homes stock an assorted population of 900 singles mixed with empty nesters and families with children.   Families make up about 30% of Naval Square's residents.   B...
08/30/2010
Southwest Center City has undergone major expansion since 1998 when there were 529 vacant properties in that region.  By July of 2010, 426 (80.5%) of these properties have been either redeveloped or improved as open space.  This Philadelphia neighborhood has benefited immensely from gentrificati...
08/19/2010
According to the latest Center City Reports, sidewalk cafés in Philadelphia have expanded rapidly over the past decade.  In 2001 the survey recorded only 69 outdoor cafes.  The latest survey recorded 213 in the same area and found an additional 35 after they expanded the boundaries of the study ...
08/12/2010
The bad news is that in the Philly Metro area, as well as all across this great nation of ours real estate sales are down, down, down compared to July last year. It is down 36% in our whole area,  34% in Philly, but up 48% in Delaware County. Who knew? In fact, this is the lowest in pending sale...
08/12/2010
David Grasso, owner of Grasso Holdings Development Company, has tried to bring two separate House of Blues locations to Philadelphia over the last few years with no success.  But now he thinks he found the right location. House of Blues was founded by Isaac Tigrett (co-founder of Hard Rock Café) ...
08/10/2010
Philadelphia condo sales have doubled since the first quarter of 2010.  The numbers are better than any time since the housing downturn began in 2007.  There were 604 condo sales between April 1 and June 30th in more than 200 different condo locations, the majority in Center City and surrounding...
08/09/2010
After a two year nomination process directed by Powers & Company Inc., the National Park Service recently approved Callowhill Industrial Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.  The six acre site covers fourteen city blocks and shows off the progression of industrial archit...
08/05/2010
  Sun-filled and beautiful 2bdr 1.5 bath condo on tree-lined Art Museum block. Hardwood floors, a wall of south facing windows, and 10+ ft. ceilings highlight the spacious feeling this pristine unit offers. Kitchen and living areas are separated only by a double sided wood burning fireplace, maki...
08/03/2010
     Exquisitely renovated and meticulously maintained townhouse in a beautiful tree-lined block in the Fairmount section of the Art Museum area. This lovely home has a minimalistic design and boasts an ideal floor plan with an open layout. 1st FL: bright living room w/ high ceilings and stylish ...
08/03/2010
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