Philly Real Estate Taxes and Weekend Open Houses (4.29.17)(4.30.17)

    Please join us at Philly’s best homes

    As many of you know, I have blogged extensively on Philly real estate taxes.  On the Actual Value Initiative (AVI), tax abatements, the Homestead Exemption, valuations, assessment models, and the like.  Based on the response, this has always been my most popular subject with readers (yes taxes; who would have thought).  In the past
    I wrote lengthy, detailed articles that were pretty time consuming (to write and read).  Things are busy, and the posts became further and further apart until they pretty much disappeared. 
    Now I want to bring them back.  In a shorter format.  A few paragraphs, every now and then, which will concisely explain how the city’s real estate taxes work (and don’t work).  And a lot of it will focus on questions I get from clients.  Future topics will include, “will my taxes go up after I buy?”, “what will the taxes be after the abatement expires?”, and “when should I appeal my taxes?”  I am looking forward to it. 
    Stay tuned…


    Join Us for the 1st Open House
    Saturday, April 29th 12:00pm-2:00pm

     Extra-wide historic home on one of the
    City’s finest blocks.

    Spectacular character (C. 1747) blended with an open 1st floor plan to reflect 21st century tastes. Spacious and serene landscaped garden and brick patio. 
    (Click here to check out the feature on Philadelphia CURBED.)

    Exposed brick and beams, 5 fireplaces (2 wood-burning and recently lined; 1 gas, and 2 decorative), and spectacular extra-wide random width pine floors on the 2nd and 3rd floors and wide pine floors on the 1st floor. 

    April 29th & April 30th

    406 S. 23rd Street
    Saturday, April 29th:

    9:45am- 10:45am

    Sunday, April 30th:
    1:00pm- 2:00pm
    Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom renovated home in the heart of Fitler Square. 

    420 S. 26th Street
    Saturday, April 29th:

    11:00am- 12:00pm

    Sunday, April 30th:
    11:30am- 12:30pm
    3 bedroom 1-and-a-half-bathroom home with original character and modern updates. 

    227 Monroe Street
    Saturday, April 22nd:
    12:00pm- 2:00pm
    Extra-wide historic home on one of the City’s finest blocks. Spectacular character with an open 1st floor plan. 


    4244 Osage Avenue
    Saturday, April 29th:
    12:00pm- 1:00pm

    Highly upgraded 10-year old new construction on “Little Osage”, one of the most desirable tree-lined blocks in the city. 

    410 S. 43th Street
    Saturday, April 29th:
    12:00pm- 1:30pm

    Big and bright 6 bedroom plus office, 2 bath home in the Penn Alexander CATCHMENT. Lovely tree-lined block. Spacious rear yard and covered front porch. 

    312 S. 49th Street
    Saturday, April 29th:

    12:30pm- 1:30pm
    Wonderful 2 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor of Duplex with nice views of city skyline. Shared front patio and front gated yard as well as 2 car parking in rear.

    1007 S. 6th Street
    Saturday, April 29th:

    1:00pm- 2:30pm
    Pristine, 3 bed 2.5 bath finished basement and roof deck complete renovation with high-end finishes throughout.

    1st OPEN HOUSE
    105 S. Van Pelt Street

    Sunday, April 30th:
    11:30am- 1:00pm

    Complete renovation of a historic building, designed by Award Winning architect Cecil Baker. The convenience and amenities of Rittenhouse Square blended with the tranquility of a quiet, gardened block.

    718 S. Bancroft Street
    Sunday, April 30th:
    11:30am- 1:00pm

    The finest home in Graduate’s most desirable, most sustainable premium development–Bancroft Green. 3 bedroom plus awesome family room, 2.5 bath home with an open 1st floor plan, large rooms, and 2 phenomenal outdoor spaces.

    2142 S. Hicks

    Sunday, April 23rd:
    12:00pm- 1:00pm

    Updated and well maintained 3 bedroom home in the Girard Estates neighborhood on a quiet, wide, tree-lined street. 

    539 Queen Street
    Sunday, April 30th:
    12:00pm- 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 30th:
    12:00pm- 1:00pm

    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.

    23 S. 23rd Street, #3A
    Sunday, April 30th:
    1:30pm- 2:30pm
    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. 

    4742 Pine Street, #405
    Sunday, April 30th:
    2:00pm- 3:00pm

    Bright and Beautiful 1 bedroom condominium in University City.


    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

    4246 Osage Avenue
    3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, townhome-style condo with PARKING. Penn Alexander CATCHMENT. Pristine Condition. Hardwood floors, larges windows, deck.


    1600 Arch Street,

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


    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.

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


    2425 Naudain Street
    Updated 2 bedroom with straight stairs on charming Fitler Square block. Roomy and open first floor living and dining room area with abundant natural light.

    414 S. 49th Street
    Big and bright extra-wide end-unit home on a tree-lined Garden Court block. 5 bedrooms, 2 bath. Finished Lower Level. 2 parking spaces plus 2 garages.

    222 S. Melville Street
    Beautiful character abounds in this spacious twin on a desirable tree-lined block in the Penn Alexander Catchment. Amazing bones include big rooms. 

    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

    130 & 134 Fitzwater Street
    A premier residence on one of the City’s most lovely blocks—Little Fitz—a quiet tree-lined street with colonial homes.


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


    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. 

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

    4840 Osage Avenue
    Warm and wonderful 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on one of University City’s most desirable tree-lined blocks.

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

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

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