City Block Local, Open Houses & Featured Listings (4.8.17) (4.9.17)


    Please join us this weekend at Philly’s best homes

    Jeff Talks Ultra High-End Philly Real Estate

    I love the Philadelphia Business Journal.  And its Real Estate writer, Natalie Kostelni is really great.  Natalie recently wrote an article on the ultra-high-end Philly market.  Keep in mind, that when I first got in the business, Philly didn’t even have an ultra-high-end.  It does now:
    Real estate agents who work the high-end of Center City’s residential real estate scene believe there is depth to this ultra-luxe market.
    “I think the proof is in the pudding,” said Jeff Block, a Center City real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach. “The $5-$6-$7 million plus properties have sold like hotcakes.”
    It wasn’t until [Tom] Scannapieco built 1706 Rittenhouse and it sold out that it was known there was even demand at that level, Block said. And other indicators are pointing to the demand too.
    Sales have been robust at One Riverside, a similarly high-end condo project underway by Dranoff Properties; 10 Rittenhouse eventually saw strong pricing; and resales at 1706 Rittenhouse have also shown solid appreciation, said Block, who brokered a resale in the building in 2015.

    Excerpted from “As 500 Walnut’s topping off approaches, developer already eyeing next project”, Philadelphia Business Journal, March 21, 2017, Natalie Kostelni.
    Not many buyers are in this price range, but many love talking about it!


    4840 Osage Avenue
    Saturday, April 8th:
    12:00pm- 2:00pm
    Warm and wonderful 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on one of University City’s most desirable tree-lined blocks. Beautifully updated/renovated. 2-car PARKING (Garage and driveway).

    539 Queen Street
    Sunday, April 9th:
    11:30am- 1:00pm

    Exquisite 4-bedroom, 3 bath home with family room,
    finished lower level, a quiet patio plus a balcony off the kitchen.


    4200 Pine Street, #101
    Sunday, April 9th:

    1:30pm- 2:30pm
    Bright and beautiful 1 bedroom condo with big windows on 3 exposures and large private terrace in a serene courtyard setting.  One of the only University Condos you will ever find with PRIVATE OUTDOOR SPACE.

    Open houses subject to change and cancellation (when homes sell!).
    Please click 
    here to view up to date listing information.


    1905 Spruce Street
    The most exquisite, creative live-work space in the city. Brilliantly finished & perfectly laid out professional office space plus a spectacular 3-5 bedroom and family room, 3 bath private residence

    1725 Pine Street
    Significant renovated Rittenhouse Square 5 unit, income producing property. The owner-occupant of 40 years is an interior designer who has spared no expense and used the finest workmen to continuously maintain and improve this property over the previous 4 decades.

    1600 Arch Street,

    Spacious 1 bedroom condo with modern finishes in an excellent building and location.

    23 S. 23rd Street, #3A
    14′ ceilings, an open floorplan, hardwood floors, and huge windows highlight this premier oversized loft 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath residence. In the luxury building–23. 

    723 Clymer Street
    Warm and wonderful 3 bedroom townhome on a best Bella Vista block. Bright and beautiful.

    1320 E. Hewson Street
    Spectacular and light-filled home in fantastic Fishtown! 

    428 Emily Street
    Renovated 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with finished lower level and sunny rear patio on a quiet tree-lined block in the burgeoning Dickinson Narrows neighborhood.


    843 Quince Lane
    Welcome to 843 Quince Lane, a lovingly maintained home on a beautiful tree-lined street in Secane. 

    312 S. 49th Street, #B
    Wonderful 2 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor of Duplex with nice views of city skyline. 
    $1,200 / Month

    2042 Mount Vernon Street
    Historic townhome with significant character on one of the
    Philly’s prettiest and
    most desirable blocks. (c. 1857). 


    739 Annin Street
    Fully renovated home with 3 bedrooms,
    2 and a half bathrooms, finished basement, and huge outdoor space!


    1802 Pine Street, 1F
    Renovated 1 bedroom condo offers amazing character, ideal layout, pristine condition, and an A+ location.

    712 S. Bancroft Street
    Bancroft Green is the most sustainable luxury new construction in Philly, and this is the first Phase II resale of these long sold-out homes. 

    1021 Lombard Street
    Warm and wonderful 3 bedroom plus office, 2.5 bath townhome in an awesome location.

    4717 Springfield Avenue 
    Grand University City twin with substantial outdoor spaces and significant character.

    4933 Pine Street 
    A delightful and bright 4 bedroom 1.5 bathroom home with GARAGE parking on a desirable tree-lined University City block.


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