Sunday, August 30, 2015

Trader Joe’s vs. Whole Foods: Which helps your home value more?

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 4:00 AM
It’s not quite Sheetz vs. Wawa, but people have some pretty strongly held beliefs about Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. A recent report from RealtyTrac looked at home values, appreciation and taxes in zip codes with a Whole Foods and zip codes with a Trader Joe’s. They found 188 zip... Read more

Jersey Shore jaw-dropper: Private dock, elevator in Ocean City

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 4:00 AM
This massive Ocean City property comes with double versions of its most impressive attributes: a twin set of boat slips in a private dock and a pair of separate master suites. Plus, dueling water features: a waterfront location and a pool out back. The five-bedroom home also includes four full baths... Read more

Trulia survey captures America’s ‘dream home’

Monday, August 24, 2015, 4:00 AM
Trulia Trends is back with another pretty infographic. Earlier this month, they published a lengthy series describing what they call “America’s Dream Home.” The results, which come from a Harris Poll survey of 2,026 Americans in May, point to our nation’s dream home being somewhere... Read more

For sale: 'Silence of the Lambs' home in Western Pa. for $300,000

Friday, August 21, 2015, 11:37 AM
Hello, Clarice. Fans of "The Silence of the Lambs" will be happy to hear that Buffalo Bill’s home is on the market. In the quaint town of Perryopolis, about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, you’ll find the four bedroom, one bath home where Agent Starling revealed the film’s serial... Read more

Jersey Shore jaw-dropper: Bayfront beauty in Avalon for $4.295 million

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 4:00 AM
It’s tough to pick the most impressive feature at this 4,500-square-foot-plus home in Avalon. Sure, there is a fancy pool with mahogany decking. And if you don’t want to take the stairs directly to the second or third floor, there is a private elevator. But the true standout bragging point... Read more

Three bedrooms, two baths and one guitarist

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 4:00 AM
On its face, this home looks like your standard single suburban home. Three bedrooms, a sizeable (0.60 acre) lot and a couple of baths. The 1,500-plus square-foot property has been fully renovated, including a gourmet kitchen with radiant heat flooring and all new appliances. But there is a large... Read more

In Chester, Bucks and Montco bragging about school district pays

Monday, August 17, 2015, 4:00 AM
Our love of visually appealing infographics is well documented. This time, real estate behemoth Trulia piqued our interest with a series on the impact local schools have on home searches by families with children. Data wonks there pored over home listings between June 2014 and June 2015 in the 100... Read more

Jersey Shore Jaw-dropper: Upside-Down House in Avalon for $2.275 Million

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 4:00 AM
With your average shore property, the name of the game is sometimes to cram as many beds into one house as you can. Not this stunning Avalon manse, where each of the four bedrooms include their own own bathrooms and massive closets. The master suite inspires particular envy. It boasts an attached... Read more

St. Bridget’s Lofts coming along in East Falls

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 4:00 AM
The East Falls Local has the first peek at the St. Bridget’s Lofts conversion project, where How Properties is turning the former Catholic school into one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Carolyn Fillmore has details on some of the original fixtures sticking around (water fountains!) and... Read more

For sale: St. Davids estate with private doggy spa for $2.695M

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 4:00 AM
When realtor Steve DiFrancesco and wife Diane bought this St. Davids estate in 2005, they largely ignored the interior, focusing on two things instead: lot and location. The home occupies nearly an acre and a half, a stone’s throw away from tony Aronimink Golf Club. Once they had bought the... Read more
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