The Front Door

BY JOE RIVERA (   Every day we walk in and out of our home’s front door and don’t think much of it. However, if you think about it, that door is seen by thousands of people that walk or drive by. Why not pay…


Bikes for Everyone

BY JULIA CAPUTO (   As I’m sure you have seen, Philly Bike Share has been making it’s way to a city sidewalk near you! Indego has been placing new bike stations all over the city of Philadelphia for pedestrians to utilize. Yesterday in Queen…


A Few Steps to Raise Your FICO Score

BY CHUCK BISCHOF (   Your FICO credit score is important when obtaining financing for a home, so what can you do when your score is too low to obtain the best, or even a good, interest rate?   The FICO score is an empirical…


How to Expose a Brick Wall

BY RACHEL STREET ( One of the best things about row homes in Philly is that most of them have beautiful old brick hiding behind the plaster or drywall, and with a bit of hard work to expose it, your space can instantly be transformed. …


What is Happening to The Gallery?

BY STEVE DRABKOWSKI (   A few months ago this would have been a space filled with people. Office workers and commuters getting a quick bite, seniors visiting with friends, teens hanging out. Now the Gallery food court is empty of vendors, tables and customers….


Smart Women Buy Homes

BY SANDRA HEDENBERG (   For years I was a renter, can you imagine? A successful Realtor® who had never even purchased a home on her own? I would sit at the settlement table with my happy clients fearing the moment when they would ask…