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Have you heard about the Kensington area of Philadelphia? It's growing in popularity and there are many notable hot spots to visit! Check out the great overview of the area by guest blogger: Clay Pitsenbarger

 

Top Things to do in Kensington:

Most people have heard of Philadelphia, where there are so many things to do and cheesesteaks to inhale that tourists can entertain themselves on the food alone for weeks. But what if you hope to explore a particular area within Philly to deepen your appreciation of the fine city? Check out Kensington, between the Lower Northeast section of Philadelphia and North Philadelphia. This area is not to be confused with the former Kensington District, now commonly referred to as Fishtown, which is located near the

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Stunning rowhome in beautiful Fishtown, 2342 E. Huntington Street

This classic home was renovated in 2014 and offers traditional charm in a great area. Enter into your new home and immediately notice original details such as the custom wood railing, hardwood flooring and open layout.

Continue through to the dining area into the updated kitchen equipped with all appliances, an abundance of cabinet space, granite counters and rear access.

Your private backyard oasis offers a great deck area to relax, entertain and enjoy the outdoors.

Upstairs are 3 large bedrooms with gleaming wall to wall hardwood floors, closets and great natural lighting.

Additionally, the second floor hallway offers a full bath with vanity and

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Don't want to catch you on the 'blind side' so we've round up our weekly open houses for you to check out!


  • 600 S. 24th St. Unit #205: Sunday from 10am - 12pm • IMMACULATE, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo with a DEN and COVERED, GATED PARKING at Toll Bros. 2400 South in Greenfield Catchment. This condo is two years young with eight years left on the tax abatement 

  • 1541 S. Capitol St. Sunday from 10:30am - 12:30pm • Gorgeous new construction home you need to see in the transforming Point Breeze! New Master bedroom layout! Found on a quaint residential street and just steps away from the recently renovated Ralph Brooks Park and Community Garden!
 
  • 870 N. 19th Street: Sunday from 11am to 1pm • Beautifully rehabbed
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Comparison of House Construction Costs around the World

When deciding the worth of a piece of real estate, many people tend to look at land price and overlook construction costs. Both factors combined, will provide us with the value of a property. If you are deciding where to build your next dream home, the construction costs of property is one you need to be familiar with.

 

Developing vs developed countries

When you put the construction costs of homes in various countries alongside each other, you find out that developing countries tend to have lower construction costs. That is true in the case of Thailand, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei and Vietnam. So, why does constructing a house in US costs so much more than

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Welcome to 6320 Overbrook, a rare turn key opportunity in historic Overbrook Farms.

This enormous 7 bed, 3 bath rehab comes complete with every new finish you could desire as well as a 10 year tax abatement. Enter through your private wrap around front porch and into the spacious living area awash with natural light.

The main level effortlessly unites the living, dining and kitchen areas providing a great space for entertaining and relaxing.

Towards the rear of the home you'll find the state-of-the-art kitchen offering an amazing mixture of classic charm and modern details. Fully equipped with tray ceilings, brand-new GE stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, flawless white cabinetry and a glass backsplash this kitchen has

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Stunning Victorian home on premier tree lined street in the heart of Germantown!

This spacious home presents an amazing opportunity to renovate a piece of history, featuring double height ceilings, original wood work and amazing details throughout.

The first floor features a living room, library with custom floor to ceiling shelving, and a full eat-in kitchen with butlers pantry.

The second floor features 4 oversized bedrooms with massive original windows , access to a full hall bath and laundry room.

The top floor features a separate nanny/in-law suite complete with kitchen, full bath and living room.

In addition to all of this there are 3 fireplaces throughout the home, a woodshop on the main floor, an expansive green

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Beautifully updated home located in Manayunk!

As you enter into this classic style row home you are welcomed by an open & spacious living room / dining area followed by the fully updated kitchen.

Upstairs are 3 great great bedrooms providing ample lighting and comfortable living space.

Last but not least is the awesome back yard! The open yard offers a lush lawn, the perfect space for entertaining or relaxing in the sun!

Some of the great features of this well kept home are flawless hardwood flooring, high ceilings, newly renovated bathroom upstairs and a large basement for additional storage. At this location your are close to Manayunk Main Street, public transportation, Center City, shopping, restaurants, and I-76 & 95.

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Welcome to 48 Cabot Drive, found in the sought-after Newport neighborhood of Chesterbook, where shopping, restaurants and nature are all at your fingertips.The open floor plan drenches each room in natural light, and large windows allow you to enjoy the stunning views from every angle.

Step into the foyer with vaulted ceiling, and continue to the main floor. Perfect for entertaining, this space features beautiful hardwood throughout, along with a gas fireplace, floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves, and sliding doors to the massive rear balcony.

The gourmet kitchen has granite counters, gas range, an enormous pantry, and room for a breakfast table, where you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee.

Upstairs, you'll find a master suite

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Welcome to Susquehanna Square, a new 6 townhome development with 2 car parking in Fishtown.

This 20 ft wide corner home features 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths with 3,800 sq. ft. of space!

Located on a private driveway, enter into the first floor which offers a 2 car Garage a coat closet and powder room.

Downstairs, the finished Basement with powder room makes for a perfect Media room, Gym or guest suit.

Upstairs, the open floor plan was designed with entertaining in mind, a Dining Room with balcony, Living Room and ample windows make this space an idea place to entertain or relax.

The professionally designed Chef's Kitchen showcases custom-built cabinetry, an island with bar seating, top of the line appliances

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Welcome to 1905 Kimball Street! Enter this newer construction home and discover details you'll adore, such as the 3 fireplaces, rich hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, high ceilings and large windows for ample natural light throughout.

The home's open living and dining area offers plenty of room for entertaining guests and further showcase the modern kitchen, complete with granite counters, gorgeous cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

There is also access to your rear yard with patio and privacy fence, perfect for grilling!

Upstairs, the second floor offers 2 spacious bedrooms as well as access to a full hall bath and laundry room.

The third floor reveals an amazing sun drenched master bedroom with a delightful full

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