Philadelphia offers developers incentives to build reduced-priced housing in gentrifying neighborhoods.
After getting the building's permission, John and Maryanne performed a quickie marriage ceremony to join two units at the Philadelphian.
The kitchen has been recently renovated and now features luxury appliances, maple cabinetry and a new island with a wine cooler built in.
With bike-sharing programs, or creative parking garages, or electric charging stations, many of the region's developers are planning for the future.
The four-bedroom house had flaws, including a narrow galley kitchen, but the couple's complicated lifestyle put plans for a redo on hold.
Multiple online services have popped up offering to help buy or sell homes on the spot - without the buyer or seller ever seeing them. But some of the services have been receiving criticism.
The property includes an enormous rooftop terrace and also features a master suite with a spa-style en-suite bath. Garage parking and 24-hour concierge are also included.
Only seven of Philadelphia's public schools have been designated as historic by the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Why not more?
"As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the perfect place, " says Matt Yaple, who wanted a domestic landscape that would double as a "rehearsal hall" for the band he started after retiring as a production manager five years ago.
The 3,700-square-foot home features an open concept kitchen, dining room, living room and outside deck. Also, an extra wide garage that can accommodate up to three cars.
When it comes to searching for homes in top-tier school districts, many buyers are willing to pay top dollar, forgoing bigger rooms or backyards to make sure they are located within the right district boundaries.
The waterfront was long ago predicted to be an economic driver for the region. Ten years later, why hasn't it happened?
By dawn on Thursday, there were 500 people on the sidewalk outside the Project H.O.M.E. apartments on Fairmount Avenue. They had raced from work shifts and foregone sleep in a shelter bed or on a friend's couch to wait through the night for the thing they needed most: a home.
The Bucks County developer has already put the Nelson building, at 222-230 Walnut St., under agreement. His next plan is to try to buy the Ritz Five movie theater site.
The group marketing and listing the property has suggested creating a "Venice Island Innovation Village," envisioned as a residential and commercial hub that could include some combination of apartments, offices, a hotel, or even a co-working space.