How to Find the Perfect House in Philadelphia
THE LURE: Philly Living broker Noah Ostroff, who specializes in Center City and surrounding neighborhoods, points to amenities such as a doorman, a gym, a spa, a roof deck and valet service. “There are buildings that go as far as having private wine lockers,” he says.
KEEP IN MIND: There will be condo fees, and depending on square footage and amenities, they can be steep—the monthly fee for a unit at tony 10 Rittenhouse, for instance, is likely to be more than $2,000. And you can’t build out—only up. Neighborhoods with condos also tend to be dense.
WHERE TO LOOK: Rittenhouse Square, Center City, Old City, Society Hill.
EXPECT TO PAY: In Center City, around $400 per square foot.
On the market: A 2BR, 3BA penthouse at the Murano, 21st and Market streets, $1.9 million. Contact: Joanne Davidow, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, 215-790-5656.