Places like Graduate Hospital, Port Richmond and Point Breeze might have seen the most sales in 2017, but other, more unexpected zip codes, also have seen rapid year-over-year growth.
The home features a fully custom eat-in kitchen with an island as well as a master suite that takes up more than half of the home's second floor.
Ocean City has long enjoyed its image as a family-oriented town, remaining dry since its founding in 1879.
Real estate in the area today hovers around $310,000 for median listing prices.
"Walking in, it was as if we had been transported to the 1960s," says Everest DiSilvo, who lives in the house with wife Allison and their two children.
As change and development threaten the proud neighborhood in West Philadelphia, residents and community activists seek more direct control over the process.
As long as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are operating as wards of the federal government, the Mortgage Professor says, their principal mission remains meeting the housing-finance needs of low- and moderate-income Americans.
A Wednesday open house will give the public a chance to see a section of a larger redevelopment scheme, known as the 30th Street Station District Plan.
That makes us number 48 on the list of U.S. cities with the most Millennial homeowners.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was renovated by previous owners. Built in 1762, it is currently on the National Historic Registry.
The housing market remains strong in the community, with the median sales price hovering around $900,000.
The median sales price for homes in the borough is $515,000.
"The next 10 projects you become aware of will be mixed-use, walkable, compact places," said Tom Comitta, of Thomas Comitta Associates in West Chester.
The Headstrong Foundation's latest project - a seven-bedroom home where cancer patients can stay for free during treatment - has faced push-back from local residents.
The exterior room, completed in the spring, looks like a small freestanding palace. Its shiny copper roof is supported by stone half-columns set in a flagstone base.