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!

Fab Listing: Family First on Wharton Street

Philadelphia homes for sale Our 3rd Family First Fab Listing of November is a great example of how to make comfortable living areas in a smaller space.  This gorgeous house on Wharton Street is anything but small for a Philadelphia home but shows how even smaller rooms can have a large impact on how we spend time with family.  The main living, kitchen and dining areas are open and welcoming and multiple outdoor areas offer additional living areas in the warmer months.  We love the home theater and the...Continue Reading!

Leaf It To The City

Philadelphia homes for sale leaf collection and recycling schedule in philadelphia One of the benefits of city living is the minimal yard work for the standard townhouse.  While Philly residents generally have less outside space to take care of, even the tiniest yard can produce a decent sized leaf pile. Leaves left to pile up can cause damage to the grass and plants underneath.  If you have a patio, they are a breeding ground for bugs and pests like spiders, centipedes, ants and flies - the last thing...Continue Reading!

Picking The Perfect Pumpkin Patch

Philadelphia homes for sale and the fall fun continues! We've shown you where to get a good scare, now we're letting you know some of our favorite spots for pumpkin picking!  Living in a bustling city like Philadelphia, it's going to be difficult to find an orchard anywhere near City Hall.  While there are many local neighborhood spots that will be selling festive pumpkins, hay and other fall goods, to get the true experience you'll have to head outside of the city.  Luckily for us,...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!

Stately Society Hill Stunner

Philadelphia homes for sale so many gorgeous details I am loving this house on Spruce Street in Society Hill; stately brick front with marble steps, kitchen that looks like a greenhouse, a charming pergola over the back patio (dying to see it in bloom), fireplaces, soaking tub & a library. You can read more about Society Hill & see more homes for sale in the neighborhood here. Or scroll down for more pictures & more homes like this one. 517 spruce street: 1,200,000 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & 1 half bath 3,440 square...Continue Reading!

Signs of Spring: Seeking Cherry Blossoms

Philadelphia homes for sale peak bloom time forecast: april 18th-23rd One of the many reasons I love Philly so much! Have you ever noticed, in April, how many cherry blossom trees we have here in Philadelphia? In 1926, as a sign of friendship, the Japanese government gifted Philadelphia 1,600 flowering trees to celebrate our 150th year of independence. In 1998, The Japan America Society of America planted 1,000 more over a 10 year period. Every year Philadelphia celebrates with the Cherry Blossom Festival hosted by Subaru with free events...Continue Reading!

LEED Platinum in the Art Museum

Philadelphia homes for sale we love this home at 818 n. 27th street This fabulous home is the first completely renovated home in PA to earn the coveted LEED Platinum designation. The interior finishes are incredible - custom kitchen with built in everything, gorgeous windows, a breakfast room to die for & some of the most amazing outdoor spaces I've ever come across in a row home. Check it out! 818 n. 27th street details: 1,295,000 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom $6,519 annual taxes 1,919 square feet [gallery ids="9575,9576,9577,9578,9579,9580,9581,9582,9583,9584,9585,9586,9587,9588,9589,9590,9591,9592,9593,9594,9595"] search...Continue Reading!

PHS Flower Show Starts Today!

our very own harbinger of spring The P.H.S. Flower Show starts today. Which means spring is just around the corner & we get an early taste with the Flower Show - always a sight for sore eyes after a long winter. This year the show is inspired by the films Disney & Pixar. According to the PHS website "Every guest will feel like a star and every garden a magical setting as the world’s great floral and landscape designers capture the beauty...Continue Reading!

February Gardening Tip

Philadelphia homes for sale sprinkle poppy seeds around for a spring show Did you know that Valentines day is the perfect time of year to sprinkle poppy seeds in your Philly garden? Poppies need a good hard freeze to germinate. I sprinkled these varieties this time last year in the pots on my roof deck & forgot about them. I didn't think anything was happening until early Spring when I saw small little green shoots popping out all over the place. 1. Sprinkle poppy seeds in a...Continue Reading!