Saturday, February 6, 2016

Mountain House Marvel: Furnished Skytop retreat on 2 acres for $850,000

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 4:00 AM
The very point of buying a vacation property is to – eventually – relieve your stress. Which is likely why plenty of owners shun the notion of outfitting and furnishing an entire second home with brand new design schemes and furniture (think: mismatched patio chairs all over the Jersey... Read more

New luxury apartments at 1919 Market open for leasing

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4:00 AM
As far as new apartment building openings go, there are some amenities that are de rigueur. You know the details: a clubroom with giant, flat-screen TV, a high-end fitness center, and separate storage for bikes. A rooftop pool of some kind is usually involved. At 1919 Market, opened for leasing last... Read more

3 homes with dramatic exposed brick

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 4:00 AM
It’s not unusual to find exposed brick in listings throughout Philadelphia. It’s a greene country towne, after all, with lots of beautiful, old architecture. But most of those details are of the accent wall variety or the standard fireplace strain. These homes feature exposed brick in a... Read more

Mountain House Marvel: Lake Ariel manse with pool house

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 4:00 AM
To get a sense of how big this five-bedroom, five-bath, nearly 3,000 square foot home really is, just examine the listing photos and try to count the taxidermied game. It takes a lot of space to mount that kind of menagerie. In addition to room for display, the home features a two-story great room... Read more

Field Position: What does proximity to a stadium do to home value?

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 4:00 AM
In the lead up to the Super Bowl, number crunchers at Trulia have conducted a study of home values across the country, relative to nearby NFL stadiums. Plenty of the buzz surrounding Lincoln Financial Field recently has been connected to the contract conditions for Temple’s football team or the... Read more

Keeping the lights on with whole-house generators

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 4:00 AM
When snowmageddon is bearing down, the last thing any of us wants to do is scramble for batteries, loading up flashlights or prepping emergency radios. That wastes precious time when you might load up on more important blizzard necessities. Below, three homes throughout the Delaware Valley with whole-house... Read more

Mountain House Marvel: Italian Villa in Waverly incorporates elements from around the world

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 4:00 AM
With five bedrooms, nine full baths, three half baths and 16,000 square feet, it is easy to joke that this Waverly, Pennsylvania estate is a world unto itself. But then, the original owner built the property using materials from three different continents and a litany of countries. Consider this,... Read more

For sale: Sensational staircases to make a grand entrance

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 4:00 AM
If you are trying to feel important and self-possessed, power posing will only get you so far. To command serious attention and respect, you have to make an entrance that conveys your authority. Enter the grand staircase, leading ideally to a magnificent foyer. Behold some venues for show-stopping... Read more

Property Line: Less than $250,000 in Fishtown

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 4:00 AM
After analyzing metrics from the last year, real estate behemoth Redfin released a list of its hottest neighborhoods in 2015. Based on factors like median sales price, median days on the market and percentage of listings that sold for more than the asking price, the agency ranked Fishtown eighth on... Read more

Mountain House Marvel: Lake Ariel menagerie for $1.375 Million

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 4:00 AM
Many Pocono properties boast about large stone fireplaces. This Lake Ariel estate is serious about its claim, though, with a listing that promises room for five-foot logs in its 12-foot fireplace. Five feet is a lot of tree. Luckily, the home has more than just Paul Bunyan-sized mantles to boast about... Read more
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