Please note that this edition of Around the Block was originally published on Friday, 10/25/19. Our open houses have passed as have the events listed under Philly Stuff. If you see an open house below that you really wanted to see, please let us know by emailing [email protected]. We would be happy to accommodate your busy schedule by arranging a time that’s convenient for you. That goes for open house listings and any of the featured properties below as well. Fall is the perfect time of year to explore your options here in Philadelphia. Fall Market is in full swing and there are many options! Take a look at homes that meet your criteria here. With so many varying property characteristics and price points, there’s something for everyone.
Volume 18: Issue 45 10/25/19
Your Weekly Dose of Real Estate News, Open Houses, Listings and More — by Jeff “City” Block
Did you know that you can submit a repair request online and even attach a photo of the problematic area? Some potholes are addressed by PA Dept. of Transportation or other utilities, while some may be forwarded to organizations such as PennDOT or SEPTA. Click here to request a repair. Learn more about Philly’s “Pothole Killer” machine here.
You can also download the Philly 311 app from the App Store or via Google Play and submit requests that way. I submitted a request on my block and the pothole was actually repaired within a few weeks. I must say I was pleasantly shocked. They sent me real-time updates through the app too. Pretty cool.
OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Family Room
Exquisite, Renovated historic home with spectacular character and parking adjacent to the home. Large brick patio. This c. 1816 home has the best of all worlds, a pristine high-end renovation, and a most-convenient location. It also has wonderful light and significant original characters from the early 19th century. The custom renovation was completed by esteemed Philadelphia architects Voith and MacTavish.With 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a family room, this home offers high ceilings, original random-width pine floors throughout, huge windows, moldings, Pennsylvania Blue Marble (exterior front steps, mantles), original doors and wood trim. Amazing space and layout. The ground level is actually an “English” Lower Level space (i.e., only a few feet below grade so nice windows and light). It offers an ideal open main living area–high-end chef’s kitchen, open dining area, and comfortable family room. Walkout to patio. The kitchen offers custom Leicht Cabinetry, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, quartz tops, and wonderful storage.
Amazing location with a 98 WalkScore. Close to tons of restaurants, cafes, Whole Foods, dog park, parks, and everything Wash West and Center City have to offer. McCall School Catchment.
NOTE ON PARKING: Seller paid assigned parking space through 12/31/2020 in lot directly adjacent to the home. Also, a 2nd space available for purchase in the French Village Parking Garage at 254 S 9th for $60,000.
Click here to see all of the Compass Coming Soons listed in the Philadelphia area this weekend. These listings are not listed on any other public site, so you can only see then on Compass.com.
If you have any interest or questions, please contact me to discuss. Below is a Coming Soon listing from the City Block Team.
4248 Regent Square
University City (Spruce Hill)
5 Bed | 2 Bath | Large Patio $525,000
Enjoy a Spooktacular Saturday on the Square
From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on 10/26. bring the little ones to Rittenhouse Square in costume. Enjoy a Little Friends Costume Parade at 11:00 a.m. (complete with candy and refreshments – face painting too!) followed by a Furry Friends Costume Parade. A lot of local shops also welcome kids with candy on this day as well. Rain date: Sunday, 10/27. More info here.
AJC’s #ShowUpForShabbat Event – This Weekend: 10/26 & 10/27
On the 1-year anniversary of the Pittsburgh Synagogue attacks, join thousands of Jews and friends and #ShowUpForShabbat this weekend to honor the eleven victims of the Pittsburgh attack. Let’s stand with Pittsburgh’s Jewish community, and raise our voices for a world without antisemitism, hate, and ignorance. You can find a participating local Synagogue here. Help define the future for generations to come. Additional info here. Follow #ShowUpforShabbat on Twitter and Facebook.
HOSR: A Regatta for Everyone in Fairmount Park: 10/26 & 10/27
It’s one of the largest rowing competitions in the world—
pairing more than 9,000 athletes and upwards of 30,000-40,000 spectators. The fall racing event, which began four decades ago, is a festive two-day experience that includes college crews, high school crews, rowing rookies, and world champions. An up-to-date schedule of events can be found here. Note: Kelly Drive will be closed to traffic beginning at 6:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
This Week’s Featured Listings
2004 Delancey Street
6 Bed | 5 Bath | 2 Half-Bath
109-11 Pine Street
OPEN HOUSE: 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
4 Bed | 3.5 Bath
Finished Lower Level
264 S 9th Street
OPEN HOUSE: SAT 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
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