"Any contractor or anyone who came in said it's just so much white," Danielle Marinelli says. "But I believe the accents should pop. Even the food on the table should pop."
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Living in Northern Liberties so long, Geraldine Swindells has witnessed changes firsthand. "The neighborhood is very trendy with new restaurants and stores," she said.
These multimillion-dollar properties in the Philadelphia suburbs boast libraries a little more sophisticated than your standard Billy bookcase a bedroom corner, and they feature price tags to match.
Philadelphia ranked 56 out of 75 cities in a survey of job availability, rental affordability and overall livability for millennials. Pittsburgh was No. 1.
Mount Airy-based developer Ken Weinstein is returning a diner to Wayne Junction's blighted midst in his plan for a new neighborhood commercial core.
Since Amazon opened its corporate campus downtown, home prices in Seattle are up 67 percent. And even while the city is now working to create more affordable housing, some argue it's too little, too late.
Real estate prices have remained steady in Clifton Heights, with median prices around $140,000 and days on the market hovering around 60.
The site being pitched for the company is an area known as the Riverfront Revitalization District.
With a housing stock shortage in the Philadelphia region, more people are looking into foreclosures.
With fall comes fireplace season. Where in Philly can you find a house with nine separate hearths to get warm?
Fairmount is "a neighborhood that attracts a lot of young families, and I've always felt welcome here by old-timers and new residents alike," said Alessandra Phillips, who renovated a house there.
"We decided to put our money where our mouth is and do something for the environment and not just talk about it," owner Peter Angevine says.
Whether creating cozy porches, surrounding yard-bound breakfast tables with vibrant flowers, or bordering the stoop of a rowhouse with colorful container gardens, homeowners are moving away from the privacy of their backyards to the typically more open front.