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A gorgeous, light filled 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit in Washington Square West with very low condo fees! Walk score of 99 makes it the most walk-able neighborhood in the city.

This bi level unit has fantastic details, including hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, and large windows for ample natural light throughout.

The open living and dining room floor plan with fireplace offers plenty of room for entertaining guests and showcases the lovely kitchen, complete with granite counters and island, stainless steel appliances and a tiled backsplash.

Upstairs reveals the private and very large master bedroom and master bath.

Walking distance of multiple shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and more: don't wait, see this home

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The organizers of the Invisible River Festival want you to get up close and personal with the Schuylkill. And to truly experience the finale performance, you should get up close and personal with the river in a boat.

Say "Schuylkill" to a Philadelphian and the response you get might contain more talk of traffic jams than of crew races, boats or fish. The Schuylkill is one of the two rivers that define Philadelphia, but unlike the bigger one, people tend to regard it as a barrier to cross than as a focal point.

The aim of the annual Invisible River Festival is to make it that focal point, at least for one day. The festival returns for its third iteration this Saturday, Aug. 29, with an afternoon of interactive art installations, classes and

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Of course, the cheesesteak remains Philadelphia's signature sandwich (though a sizable minority of Philadelphians say the roast pork Italian sandwich should hold that title). But the cheeseburger gets its due at a number of Philadelphia restaurants and pubs. There are dozens of places in this town that serve outstanding burgers, and we've eaten at several of them. Here are three of the best burgers we've had, in no particular order:

Ground Bacon Burger - Photo from Aversa PR & Events

Ground Bacon Burger
Nick's Roast Beef Bar and Grille, 16 South 2nd Street, Old City
Yes, everything's better with bacon, and all those bacon-topped burgers out there offer evidence that this is especially true for ground beef. But what about a burger that promises you the great taste of bacon in every bite? That's what

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Society Hill townhomeWhether your dream home looks like this...

Now that you've made your way through the basics of buying a home, it's time to turn your attention to what kind of home you want to buy.

You probably have an ideal "dream home" in the back of your head. The purpose of the posts that follow is not to shatter that dream, but to make sure that you can realize as much of that dream as you can.

suburban home front porch...or like this, we can help you make your dream a reality. But first, you should make sure your dreams are grounded in reality.

Your "dream home" today is probably not the one you had in mind ten years ago, and it probably won't be the same home ten years from now. Your needs and desires change as your life changes, so your ideal home will change with them. What

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A gorgeous, light filled 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit in Washington Square West with very low condo fees!

 This bi level unit has fantastic details, including hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, and large windows for ample natural light throughout. The open living and dining room floor plan with fireplace offers plenty of room for entertaining guests and showcases the lovely kitchen, complete with granite counters and island, stainless steel appliances and a tiled backsplash.

 The open living and dining room floor plan with fireplace offers plenty of room for entertaining guests and showcases the lovely kitchen, complete with granite counters and island, stainless steel appliances and a tiled backsplash.

 Upstairs reveals the private

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Located in the Meredith Catchment, this corner home with 1 car garage is one you need to see! Larger than most other neighboring homes in the Independence Court development, enter and discover the desirable details throughout, including hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, Dual zone HVAC and much more.

The home welcomes all with a conveniently located coat closets by the front and rear doors, and then stuns with the 15 ft high ceilings in the living room, which also includes massive windows for ample natural light.

Continue through, past the conveniently located powder room and up into the dining area and large, modern kitchen- complete with granite counters and island, stainless steel appliances and Juliet balcony.

The second floor

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View of Center City skyline from East Girard Avenue in Fishtown. Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia.Fishtown offers residents and visitors more than just a pretty view of Center City. It's a proud neighborhood, rich in history, that's gotten a new lease on life thanks to new arrivals who have discovered its strong bones and many charms. But how did Fishtown become Fishtown? Read on. Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia.

Longtime Fishtowners point with pride to the neighborhood's intimate character and industrial heritage. All that has been joined more recently by an influx of new residents with an entrepreneurial spirit and a broader outlook on the world. The new arrivals have made Fishtown a happening place, but we'll bet they have very little idea of all the things that have happened here already.

Longtime Fishtowners can probably rattle

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A unique home that comes with all new systems, finishes, mechanicals, and 1-car parking. Found in a fantastic location! 

 

This lovely home is equipped with all the features you love, exposed brick, new hardwood floors, and recessed lighting. The brand new kitchen is complete with stainless steel appliances and custom over-cabinet lighting. 


Separate dining and living areas create the perfect atmosphere for entertaining family & friends. You will absolutely love relaxing around the fireplace that still has the original tile. 

The design of the home makes the 2nd floor feel spacious and welcoming. This floor has 2 bedrooms, a convenient laundry room, plus a beautifully tiled hall bath with an updated rainfall showerhead.  

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Now Available:
Philly Living Quarterly Market Report for Q2 2015

A comprehensive guide to sales and statistics for the 2nd quarter of 2015.

  • Average Home Sale Price
  • Highest Home Sale Price
  • Average Days on Market
  • Number of Homes Sold
  • Analysis of Year over Year Fluctuations
  • Market Forecast for Q3 2015

Use this comprehensive report to help decide whether to sell or reinvest in your home or investment property.

Areas covered in this report:

  • Center City
  • Rittenhouse
  • Queen Village/Bella Vista
  • Grad Hospital/Fitler Square
  • Northern Liberties/Fishtown
  • Art Museum/Fairmount
  • University City
  • Manayunk/Roxborough/East Falls
  • Chestnut Hill/Mt. Airy

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While the first two reasons for surprisingly low appraisals—you really are paying too much, or your appraiser doesn't know your local market—are the most common, there is a third reason that may explain the surprise. It happens rarely, but it happens:

Your lender is using the appraiser to try to get out from having to lend you money.

The technical term for this practice is sandbagging. Lenders who use in-house appraisers are more likely to do this than those who hire outside experts.

But why would a lender not want to make a loan it encouraged you to apply for? It's because the people who solicit applicants get paid on commission; the more business they solicit, the higher their commission. But the people who take the applications aren't the

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