Building Up The Bourse – New Owners Plan for Renovation

Philadelphia homes for sale The Bourse is about to get a major facelift!  MRP Realty has purchased the historic building and is planning a $40 million dollar renovation.  The 121 year old, 10 story building located at Independence Mall, was the first commodities exchange in the U.S.   Originally known as The Philadelphia Bourse Building, The Bourse (meaning a place of exchange) was constructed in 1895. Purchased by the Kaiserman Company, Inc in 1979, it was turned into a retail and office complex and is currently...Continue Reading!

Philly Home Show Final Weekend Feb 19-21!

Philadelphia homes for sale Last weekend for the Philly Home Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center! There will be 300 exhibitors at the show and 5 special features: Chic Sheds - There will be 3 unique sheds on display in addition to outdoor living areas.  Each shed will have a different theme.  So far, two of the themes are "Ski Shack" and "Serenity Room" while the 3rd theme has not been disclosed.  Beer and wine tasting will take place each evening by the displays. Fourth Annual Habitat...Continue Reading!

Bright Lights in the City

Philadelphia homes for sale 5 philly neighborhoods to visit this christmas Last week we told you about some of the festive activities taking place this holiday season in Philadelphia.  We love being active and seeing all the city has to offer during the holidays - but if you’re looking for a more low key way to get into the holiday spirit, we recommend exploring some of these famous neighborhood light displays.  Get some hot chocolate to go and take a stroll with family to see...Continue Reading!

Festive Fun: Holiday Activities in Philadelphia

Philadelphia homes for sale It's the most wonderful time of the year and Philadelphia is ready to celebrate the holidays.  There is so much to do in Philly between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, it's going to be hard to decide what to do first!  With tons of events and activities all over the city we picked a few of the most famous attractions the city has to offer this year.  From the classic Macy's Christmas Light Show to the new ice rink at Dilworth...Continue Reading!

Fall Outside of Philly

Philadelphia homes for sale Like most cities, living in Philadelphia has tons of perks: being able to walk everywhere or hop on the subway, surrounded by restaurants & shops and constantly finding new things to do & new places to visit. But every now and then comes the urge to leave the chaotic streets of the city behind and escape to the quiet, serene towns just outside of Philadelphia. These small towns are great for an impromptu day trip whether you live in Center...Continue Reading!

The Last Taste of Summer

Philadelphia homes for sale 7 ways to soak up the sun in philadelphia before fall After a long, hot & humid summer, fall is always an exciting and welcome season.  The thrill of pumpkin spice, orchards, cool weather and Halloween have already begun to stir in late August.  Never a fan of hot summer days, I’ve always been one to embrace the countdown to sweater season.   Still, there is something about an ice cream cone in the late afternoon, weekend beach trips and the ease of...Continue Reading!

Vintage Visions of the Jersey Shore

Philadelphia homes for sale hot summer weekends are what shore dreams are made of Philly has been "going down the shore" since the 1800s. Check out the way things used to be. Upside Down in Atlantic City Circa 1901 - Print Can Be Purchased Through Historic Pictoric On The Beach in Atlantic City Circa 1903 - Print Can Be Purchased Through Historic Pictoric Hands Up Atlantic City Circa 1910 - Print Can Be Purchased Through Historic Pictoric Image from Time Magazine - Bettman/Corbis Image from Time Magazine - Bettman/CorbisContinue Reading!

Weekend Adventure: Wyebrook Farm in Bucolic Chester County

Philadelphia homes for sale perfect for foodies, conscious carnivores & conservationists Wyebrook Farm is a unique place where you can buy meat from their animals (heritage breeds of cows, pigs & chickens) that were treated humanely & see how they live.  You are encouraged to wander the property (which is truly magnificent), meet the animals & ask questions.  The point of Wyebrook Farm (beyond sustainable agriculture) is so the consumer can see where the food comes from & support their local community.  In the age of styrofoam...Continue Reading!

Day Trip: Philadelphia to Lambertville

Philadelphia homes for sale Perfect For County Lovers & Treasure Hunters Sometimes you just gotta get out of the city.  Lucky for us there are quite a few towns to explore within an hour from the center of it all.  This past weekend I chose Lambertville & off we went.  Lambertville is a town in New Jersey just across the river from New Hope.  It is pretty much a straight shot up 95 North.  This is what we found. Treasure Hunting Tip:  head out with a...Continue Reading!

Escape Philadelphia with a Day Trip to Terrain at Styer’s

Philadelphia homes for sale Terrain at Styer's is One of My All Time Favorite Places Outside of Philadelphia The brilliant founders of Anthropologie took over the old Styer's nursery in Glen Mills & turned it into a utopia for lovers of all things green, organic &  fabulous in an oh so chic & not too shiny kind of way. A cluster of greenhouses contain all sorts of plants for indoors & out making this a perfect spot for urban dwellers with limited outdoor space to get...Continue Reading!