The Sherlock Holmes of Raccoon Infestations Wins a Battle Against Nature!

You may remember that I was inadvertently running a wildlife park in my Germantown home earlier this year. At the time, I was still holding out hope […]


Property’s Luxe Life: 50-Acre Bucks County Estate With Saltwater Pool and Mini Waterfall

Today it’s all about the fancy: the “oh!” in “ostentatious,” the photo-ops of opulence, the dance of abundance. It’s Property’s Luxe Life. This estate is […]


What $400,000 Buys in the Greater Philadelphia Area

Four-hundred-thousand dollars won’t buy you a mansion in the Philadelphia area. But for that price you can get a spacious, well-maintained home on a nice, […]


Community Garden Profile: American Street’s Huerta del Pueblo

The community garden on American Street between Somerset and Cambria is a project of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, a social service organization in North Philly. […]


House Porn on the Main Line: Sprawling Six-Bedroom Manse for $3.9M

This is a two-story house with finished basement, but from the outside it reads like a long, low ranch house. The house was built in […]


Five Townhomes for Sale in Pretty, Walkable Fairmount

Fairmount is that perfect mix–within walking distance, if you’re spry, to Center City, but also convenient to all the best freeways. Most of the homes […]


How Much Do Single-Family Homes in Media Cost? Here Are 5 Good Answers

Media is the county seat of Delaware County, and is about a half an hour from Philadelphia. With a population just over 5,000, you’d think […]

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Garden Profile: Artist’s Cherry Tree in a Back Yard in Northern Liberties

Artist Julie Stone Waring bought her house in Northern Liberties almost 15 years ago, and her garden has changed a lot over the years. At […]

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Five Houses for Sale in Lovely, Close-by Collingswood, New Jersey

Collingswood is a small town a short PATCO ride from Center City, Philadelphia. It’s named after the Collings family, which owned a large farm in […]


Five Homes Priced Under $100,000

People who live in San Francisco or New York can’t believe it, but it’s still possible to find an attractive fixer-upper for under $100,000 in […]

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Backyard Chickens in Philly: Renegade Poultry Farmer Speaks Out

Chickens are illegal in Philadelphia on parcels of land smaller than three acres. But as Philly Mag reported back in 2010, an urban chicken movement […]

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For Sale: Five Homes Within Walking Distance of Fitler Square

Fitler Square is an intimate park of about half an acre at 23rd and Pine. The quiet, tree-lined streets that surround it have pretty homes […]

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House of the Day: 4BR Home With Ridiculously Exquisite Period Details for Less Than $350,000

We expect this single-family brick Victorian in West Germantown to get snapped up quickly. It’s got off-street parking, an enormous back yard, and a ton […]


Mind-Boggling West Philly Container Garden

Plant lovers in West Philly have probably noticed this house at 47th and Baltimore because it has one of the most exuberant rooftop gardens I’ve […]

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From the Garden: Beautiful, Unruly Irises Are Now in Bloom

Irises are my very favorite flower. They’re beautiful in a weird, unruly way, like orchids. They come in many colors and sizes, from big grapefruit-sized […]