Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mountaintop Marvels: $1.495M for secret passageway, ‘bootlegger’ bar

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 4:00 AM
Luxury real estate can always be expected to feature professional-grade kitchens. Tennis courts are de rigueur. Spa-like bathrooms include sunken jetted tubs and separate glass-enclosed showers. But this Poconos stunner stands alone with several features we’ve rarely found elsewhere on the market... Read more

Home values declining spells opportunity for buyers

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 9:31 AM
Well, Zillow’s August Real Estate Market report comes with mixed results for Philadelphia homeowners. While news is good nationally – homes in 26 of the top 35 metro areas are appreciating more quickly than the national average – it’s not so good locally. Homes across the country... Read more

Three for the road: Fabulous private bars in Philly homes

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 4:00 AM
Sometimes you just don’t want to have to put on pants to have yourself a martini. And there’s something particularly sad about mixing your own drink in your pajamas over the kitchen sink. What’s a lazy tippler to do? These private, in-home bars will make you feel like you’re... Read more

What do middle-income Philadelphians spend on commute, utilities?

Monday, September 28, 2015, 4:00 AM
Housing economists at Trulia recently crunched the numbers to determine metro areas where middle-class homebuyers spend the most and least of their income on commuting and utilities. By their analysis, Philly is number five on the list for housing markets with the highest commuting and utilities costs... Read more

If you lived here, you’d see the Pope by now

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 4:00 AM
If you haven’t secured lodgings (or tickets) to see the pope by now, you may well be out of luck. Or at least forced to try Craigslist. But you can dream, and so can we, of having a condo within shouting distance of the 215’s biggest civic event in ages. To wit, three opportunities to... Read more

Bayfront beauty in Stone Harbor for $4.495 million

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 4:00 AM
This four-bedroom, 3,122-square-foot home has an incredible list of features. Among them: a plum corner lot with only the bay for neighbors, 21-foot-high ceilings in a beautiful foyer, a roof deck with panoramic views and a lavish outdoor bathroom. Inside, three of the bedrooms include en-suite bathrooms... Read more

Little pink bathrooms of the 1950s

Monday, September 21, 2015, 4:00 AM
According to data released by Zillow, if you own a home in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, it’s likely that it was built between 1950 and 1959. Live in Delaware? You’re probably living in the 90s. Or at least your house is. Rather than examine the boatload of mid-century modern beauties... Read more

New Hope’s dreamy farmhouses for sale

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 4:00 AM
Something about the fall makes even the least basic among us yen to wrap up in a scarf, set off for foliage and start looking up farmhouses in bucolic towns like New Hope. Nothing sets our hearts a-twitter quite like the temptation of a farm with all the benefits (Exposed beams! Undulating landscape!... Read more

Remodelers favor romantic master bedrooms

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 4:00 AM
Remodelers favor romantic master bedroomsHome design site Houzz surveyed 1,528 homeowners who completed a bedroom renovation or decorating project between July 2014 and July 2015. Surprise of surprises, they discovered that homeowners really like romantic and calming master bedrooms. With that in... Read more

South Jersey Stunner: Mansion in Moorestown for $3.9 million

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 4:00 AM
It’s easy to see why Money magazine ranked Moorestown first of 100 places to live in the United States ten years ago. Respondents mentioned a feeling of community among neighbors and great schools when asked to talk about their small South Jersey town. If neighborhood bonhomie and top-performing... Read more
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