Tag Archives: Northern Liberties

Investing in Philly? Consider Kensington

FROM TIME TO TIME, people ask me where to invest in Philadelphia real estate. (Sometimes they ask me where to invest in Brooklyn, and I say: “Philadelphia!”) But within Philly, I say Kensington, particularly the southern section sometimes known as … Continue reading

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Antique Corner House, NoLibs (Philly) 309K

IN PHILADELPHIA LAST WEEKEND, I squeezed in a quick look at a house whose listing I found intriguing for several reasons: It’s in Northern Liberties, a neighborhood full of restaurants, bars, and history with which I’m familiar, and where a … Continue reading

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Heart of NoLibs 2-Family 329K

Northern Liberties street scene NoLibs? WTF is NoLibs? You might well ask. It’s a silly acronym (is there any other kind?) for Northern Liberties, one of the most happening neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Think of it as the Williamsburg of Philly … Continue reading

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High-End Philly Salvage

I WAS DOWN IN PHILADELPHIA Sunday, helping my son and his girlfriend tear up floorboards at the 1870s Fishtown row house they bought last June. But first, by way of procrastination, we had to have breakfast and check out the … Continue reading

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I Get Around

Fine row of 19th century storefronts, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia I’VE BEEN MOVING AROUND SO MUCH LATELY, my head is spinning. Hence the random assortment of images in this post. A few days after moving into my new apartment in Prospect … Continue reading

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Italianate Investment in NoLibs 619K

I THINK WE’D CALL THIS PAIR OF TOWNHOUSES ITALIANATE, or maybe Second Empire, with their mansard roof and curving window lintels. Whichever, they’re 1850s through 1880s, so pay no attention to the listing, which says 1930. The house for sale … Continue reading

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Rent This Quirky, Adorable Philadelphia Trinity House

IT WORKED BEFORE, SO I’M TRYING IT AGAIN. I rented my townhouse in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, last month through this blog when six real estate brokers and Craigslist couldn’t do it. Now another of my rental properties is becoming available … Continue reading

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