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Attention New Yorkers…Come to Philly, Come to Philly

The following article talks about New Yorkers and the how heir lives could change by a new Amtrak route and the great deals they can get in Philadelphia. With new modern condo developments like <a href=”http://www.blucondo.com”>BLU</a>, New York employees can get so much more for their money.<br /><br />Add up the cos of real estate in Philly, plus the train cost and the time to work on the train, people can see an unbelievable positive to their lives and pocketbooks!<br /><br /><br />BY ANNIE KARNI – Special to the Sun<br />April 20, 2007<br />URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/52916<br />Amtrak is planning to roll out new service on its much-maligned and often-delayed Acela...

A blank canvas and suite dreamsThe lure of ‘raw space’ can blind buyers to its costs and challenges.

By Alan J. Heavens<br />Inquirer Real Estate Writer<br /> <br /> More images Most urban condo buyers are happy with – or at least resigned to – how the developer has set up the space. That may be because, for buyers in the lower and middle price ranges especially, the cost of customizing every detail of one’s surroundings can quickly zoom out of reach. <br />Then there are those who seek out “raw space” that can be configured any way they want. They may be buyers at the higher end of the market willing to spend big bucks to get the look they’re after. Or they may be professionals...

Local real estate market soft, outlook uncertain

<a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__b6Y0cLXpyI/Rj9xtErr2LI/AAAAAAAAAAw/1yhn_PuWj2Q/s1600-h/1q07PhillyApprec.jpg”><img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__b6Y0cLXpyI/Rj9xtErr2LI/AAAAAAAAAAw/1yhn_PuWj2Q/s320/1q07PhillyApprec.jpg” border=”0″ alt=””id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5061889525352749234″ /></a><br />In a sign that buyers and sellers of Philadelphia real estate remain locked in a staring contest, sales of single-family homes fell to their lowest level in four years this past quarter. The number of homes that changed hands this winter was just over 5,000; the lowest volume since 2003. <br /><br />On a seasonally and quality-adjusted basis, house price appreciation was essentially flat during the first quarter of 2007 according to the latest analysis by Wharton economist Kevin Gillen. Citywide, Philadelphia homes appreciated an average of just 0.6% over the previous quarter. <br /><br />House prices...

New Listings

Ok, I have to admit that this blog is fun for telling you about the real estate world, but I have to sometimes advertise my listings! I want to tell a story to humanize the property. To see all the deatils, go to <a href=”http://www.fredglick.com/”>www.fredglick.com</a> and click on the real estate link. Here we go!<br /><br /><br /><strong>358 Shurs Lane in <a href=”http://www.manayunk.com/”>Manyunk</a>, 4 blocks north of Main Street </strong><br /><br />This top floor unit in the Feltworks condo (a 100+ year old stone building), has really high ceilings and is a true loft. The office is above the kitchen/bath part. The southern exposure for light, hardwood floor and...

NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS

<a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__b6Y0cLXpyI/RlZeF4V3yyI/AAAAAAAAAA4/SSxQ6oZEpA8/s1600-h/ottawa_senators.gif”><img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5068341885768551202″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; CURSOR: pointer” alt=”” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__b6Y0cLXpyI/RlZeF4V3yyI/AAAAAAAAAA4/SSxQ6oZEpA8/s200/ottawa_senators.gif” border=”0″ /></a><br />Hey hockey fans! Are you nervous…..creaky….unbalanced…….yes, just the way you have felt the last two seasons? First it was Tampa Bay beats Calgary, then Carolina over Edmonton. Now the chance that another city where it does not snow could retain the Stanley Cup and keep the hockey world New School. It’s now Ottawa versus The South of <span class=”blsp-spelling-error” id=”SPELLING_ERROR_0″>Los</span> <span class=”blsp-spelling-error” id=”SPELLING_ERROR_1″>Angeles</span> Ducks who used to be called the Mighty Ducks who really play in <span class=”blsp-spelling-error” id=”SPELLING_ERROR_2″>Anehiem</span>, another place were it does not snow.<br /><br />But hockey...

Foreclosures not a factor in Philadelphia

An increase has been contributing to price declines in other regions.<br />By Alan J. Heavens<br />Inquirer Real Estate Writer<br /><br />Foreclosures have more than doubled over the last two years, both across the country and in the Philadelphia region. Thus far, the numbers – compiled by RealtyTrac Inc. of Irvine, Calif., which tracks foreclosures nationwide – haven’t been as bad as some had predicted.<br /><br />But real-estate observers say that in many parts of the United States, adding any houses to a market already fit to burst could pose problems.<br /><br />”The increase in the number of foreclosures has caused prices to decline in many markets, and that excess...

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