Real Estate

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‘We Bought Our House Without Ever Seeing It’

As of May 2oth, buying and selling real estate is now a “life-sustaining business” in Pennsylvania. That means that real estate agents can once again […]

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Real Home Makeovers: How This South Jersey Family Transformed Their Basement Into a Hip Man Cave

Kyle and Gianna Hines spend nine months of the year in Russia and three in Sicklerville. (Kyle plays for CSKA Moscow, and Gianna is a […]

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Real Home Makeovers: How This West Philly Couple Added Onto Their Rowhouse to Get a Bigger Kitchen

Though previous owners of Jordan Rock and Caroline Winschel’s Regent Square rowhouse had upgraded all of its “expensive, boring parts” — the plumbing, climate control […]

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Home Makeovers, Philly Edition: How Six Families Transformed Their Not-Quite-Right Houses Into Perfection

Chances are if you’re a homeowner or in the market to become one, you’ve got renovation plans on the brain. How do we know? According […]

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Real Home Makeovers: How a Fishtown Couple Retrofitted Their Rowhome to Be an Eco-Friendly Dream House

When Maura Diberardinis and Pete Angevine hired Jeremy Avellino of Bright Common to redo their Fishtown rowhouse, their goal was to make it feel more […]

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HGTV’s Rachel Street on How to Get the Most Value From Your Home Renovation

Want to make sure your home remodel is going to add value — and attract another buyer down the line? Rachel Street, a realtor and […]

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Real Home Makeovers: How This Center City Couple Made Their High-Rise Condo Feel Bigger by Adding Walls

Juliet Whelan of Jibe Design is used to making small urban spaces more livable by opening them up. But when she got together with physicians […]

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Real Home Makeovers: How This Main Line Couple Turned a Pair of Spare Bedrooms Into a Chic Home Office

When Michelle and Alex Gage purchased their Villanova home in 2017, they knew they were in for a full overhaul of the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath house. […]

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Real Home Makeovers: How a Montco Family Got Their Dream Open-Concept Kitchen

After Heather and ­Charlie Tranen purchased their ­Wyndmoor quad in 2018, plans for renovations began immediately. Given their love of entertaining, the homeowners wanted to […]

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6 Architectural Salvage Stores That Can Fill Your Philly Home With Historic Charm

If you’re redoing a Philly house, you’re probably redoing an old house. From antique light fixtures to reclaimed floorboards, Philadelphia’s salvage shops have exactly what […]

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The 50 Hottest Philadelphia Neighborhoods and Nearby Towns

Did your neighborhood make the cut? Here’s a list of the Philadelphia region’s priciest places* and most expensive neighborhoods in 2019. 1. Gladwyne (19035), Main Line […]

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Say Bye-Bye to the Boner 4Ever Building

If everything falls into place, in a little more than two years, your out-of-town friends might just want to stay in a building best known […]

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The Rise of Dorm Life for Adults

Around the turn of the last century, new arrivals in big cities like Philadelphia found shelter and instant community in rooming houses — places where […]

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The Beautiful Weirdness of Philly, One House Picture at a Time

John Ricco describes the scene like he was there. “There was some typically narrow Philadelphia block, where everyone’s just hanging out on the street. It’s […]

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Modular Construction Could Be the Key to More Affordable Housing in Philly

Remember how easy it was to stack those alphabet blocks you had as a kid? That’s the basic concept behind modular housing construction, a form […]