How to Navigate Philadelphia’s Fast-Moving Real Estate Market

Including house hunting tales, tips for buyers, the state of the market, and the region’s hottest neighborhoods.

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What’s the state of the Philadelphia real estate market? We take a look with home buyers and local pros. Photograph by Sam Oberter | Project: Powerhouse | Architect: ISA | Owner/Developer:  Postgreen Homes/Equinox Management and Construction

What’s the best way to navigate the region’s fast-moving real estate market? Six pairs of Philly house hunters tell us what they wanted, what they found, and what you can learn from their quests. Plus, our look at the state of the market, and the region’s hottest towns and neighborhoods.

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Tales of the Hunt

What’s it like to be a Philly-area home buyer right now? These Philadelphia couples take us behind the scenes.

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Bernard Greene and Rita Johnson-Greene found a large house for their family. Photograph by Matt Zugale

How These High-End Buyers Found the Perfect Estate

How This Family Found a Roomy Home in the City

How This Retired Couple Found Their Ideal Co-op

How This Young Family Landed on Their New South Philly Rowhouse

How This Millennial Couple Found an Urban Starter Home of Their Own

How These Suburban Empty Nesters Downsized in Style

The Elite 50

Did your neighborhood make the cut?

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Your guide to the most expensive neighborhoods and towns around Philadelphia. Photograph via Getty Images.

Here’s a list of the Philadelphia region’s priciest places and most expensive neighborhoods in 2018, based on data derived from HomExpert Market Report, a product of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Research Division.

Has Philly Real Estate Peaked?

Analyzing the trends with real estate whiz Kevin Gillen.

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Our look at current Philly real estate trends. Image via Getty Images

It’s been an interesting year, to say the least, for real estate in Greater Philadelphia. Inventories of houses for sale plummeted to record lows almost everywhere, and days on market followed as buyers pounced on homes almost as soon as they went up for sale. Read more >

Published as “Tales of the Hunt” in the March 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.