Friday, January 30, 2015

Sold: Clothier estate in Villanova for $1.675M

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:48 AM
An estate in Villanova built by the prominent Clothier family recently got a new owner. The nearly 9,000-square-foot home on Mount Moro Road sold this month for $1.675M – about $800,000 less than its asking price in 2010 when it first hit the market. The Main Line home – once called Selkirk... Read more

Q&A with Rental Beast founder Ishay Grinberg

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 4:00 AM
Finding an apartment rental in Philly can be a challenging process. Browsing through numerous ads on Craigslist and other sites can take time, and doesn't always pay off. “It’s really painful to find an apartment for rent; landlords don’t have a lot of tools when they want to find... Read more

Just listed: Louis Kahn’s ‘Clever House’ in Cherry Hill

Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:50 PM
A Louis I. Kahn-designed home in Cherry Hill has just hit the market. The “Clever House,” named for the family who Kahn built the home for, was completed in 1962. It’s now listed for the first time in more than 50 years for $289,900. Kahn designed the 1,694-square-foot residence for... Read more

Redfin: South Philly neighborhood 2nd ‘hottest’ in U.S.

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 12:21 PM
A South Philadelphia neighborhood has been ranked by Redfin as one of the “hottest” neighborhoods in the country. Dickinson Narrows (or Dickinson Square West), a sliver of South Philly between Pennsport and East Passyunk, ranked second on Redfin’s “Hottest Neighborhoods of 2015”... Read more

8 ways to save on closing costs

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 4:00 AM
You’ve scouted out the best mortgage rate and fought hard to get the best price on your new home. But your bargaining shouldn’t stop there. You can save hundreds of dollars on your closing costs just by shopping around. Bankrate's most recent Closing Costs Survey found the average fees... Read more

Video: Miley Cyrus lists LA mansion for $5.995M

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 4:12 PM
It's an open house party of sorts in Toluca Lake, because Miley Cyrus is placing her family's Los Angeles pad on the market! The Cyrus family abode is listed at a whopping $5.995 million, and is located in the affluent Toluca Lake neighborhood in northern Los Angeles. -- Know of an interesting property... Read more

Photos: 1920s Main Line church converted to condos

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 12:15 PM
In a process that took about 10 months, an old church in Narberth has been completely transformed into residential units. For the project, completed by Main Line reBUILD, developers resurrected the early 20th century Narberth United Methodist church and created Narberth Place – three buildings... Read more

WSJ features ‘Foxcatcher’ redevelopment in Newtown Square

Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:31 PM
The site of John du Pont’s former Newtown Square estate, depicted in the 2014 film “Foxcatcher,” is in the midst of a major redevelopment. The Wall Street Journal profiles the latest happenings over there, in which Toll Brothers is turning the 200-acre site into 449 luxury homes. The... Read more

Video: Bob Hope's LA home on the market for $23M

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 4:03 PM
The gated home has a 15,000-square-foot main house with an indoor and outdoor pool. The home was previously for sale a few years ago for $27 million. -- Know of an interesting property in the Philadelphia or South Jersey region? E-mail us! Browse Philadelphia Recent Home Sales » Read more

Sold: Allen Iverson’s former Villanova mansion

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 11:53 AM
Allen Iverson’s former mansion in Villanova has finally been sold after two and a half years on and off the market. Its price kept dropping. Iverson paid $5 million, more than a decade ago, and he sold it for $2.6 million to Saladworks CEO John Scardapane in 2010. The new sale price of the... Read more
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