Christmas Clean Up: How to Recycle Your Tree

Philadelphia homes for sale The holidays are officially over.  Presents have been given and the countdown to 2016 is long gone.  Most of us are starting the New Year by settling back into the regular work week and fighting off the post-holiday blues.  It's also the time many of us begin to pack up ornaments and prepare to part with the Christmas trees that have brightened our homes this December.  For those that own artificial trees, boxing up the tree for storage is an easy and quick process.  But for those who purchased or...Continue Reading!

White Christmas? Keep Dreamin’

Philadelphia homes for sale It’s been unusually warm here in Philadelphia.   The weather has barely touched freezing here in the city and while the first day of winter didn’t officially start until yesterday, we were expecting at least some frost by now.  While mornings have been somewhat chilly, there's a feeling of disappointment throughout Philadelphia as Christmas gets closer and the weather gets warmer.  The inconvenience and hassle of snow fades during the holidays as children and their parents alike crave the Hallmark White Christmas.  This year, it would take...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!

What To Gift A Recent Home Buyer

Philadelphia homes for sale It's officially the holiday season.  Christmas trees are being decorated, retail store sales are in full effect and wish lists are being written.  Whether you're gifting a recent home buyer this holiday season (or anytime of the year!) there are some items every buyer will be thankful to receive.  While the options are endless, we've narrowed it down to some basics we know every new home owner will appreciate. House Plants Decorating a new home after unpacking can take weeks as home buyers are...Continue Reading!

Hanukkah History in Philadelphia

Philadelphia homes for sale philadelphia 1974: the first public lighting of the menorah The holidays are here in Philadelphia!  The Thanksgiving Day Parade has marched, Christmas Village at City Hall is bustling and ice skating rinks are open for business.  While wish lists are being worked on for Christmas, those who celebrate Hanukkah are already wrapping their presents, as the holiday begins this Sunday at sundown. Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is an 8 day holiday celebrated by Jewish people all over the world.  The holiday...Continue Reading!

Holiday Hazards: Guidelines for Safe Decorating

Philadelphia homes for sale The countdown for Christmas is officially on!  One of the most exciting times of the year - ice skating & hot chocolate, spending time with family and of course, Christmas trees and beautiful lights.  Decorating your home for the holidays is fun for the whole family.  Whether you are going simple or extravagant with lighting & decorations this year, please remember to keep you and your family safe by following the basic guidelines below. Christmas Trees: Always select a fresh tree as dry trees...Continue Reading!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Philadelphia homes for sale philadelphia thanksgiving day parade Today is one of our favorite holidays of the year and we can’t wait to celebrate with great food and company tonight.  If you’re up early today, head to Center City to check out the 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Whether seeing in person or watching on TV, the Thanksgiving Day Parade is quite a sight for both children and adults.  With tons of elaborate floats, marching bands and celebrity appearances, it’s fun for the whole...Continue Reading!

Giving Back: Where to Volunteer This Thanksgiving

Philadelphia homes for sale Thanksgiving to New Years is such an exciting time.  Spending time with family, festive activities and great food are just a few of our favorite things during the Holiday season.   We are so lucky to be able to indulge with family and friends but what is important to remember is how others are not as fortunate.  Every day in Philadelphia people are going hungry.  You may see them asking for change or spare food as you head to work, but those...Continue Reading!

Falling For Front Door Decor

Philadelphia homes for sale Decorating the front entryway of your home is a great way to show your holiday spirit!  There are many ways to get creative, whether you are looking for kid friendly crafts, working on a budget or attempting a new DIY project.  This fall, try a Halloween or Thanksgiving theme or go for a simple Autumn motif. Incorporate traditional fall colors like oranges & golds or aim for a more elegant look with neutral tones.  From simple to extravagant the options are endless! Continue Reading!