Don’t let the lingering cold and rain stop your home and garden ideas for summer! Check out our summer 2018 forecast goals, inspired by the latest color, tech, and shopping trends we have seen from our friends, followers, clients and Philadelphia real-estate this year.
This past month the fourth annual Rad Awards were held at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in honor of some of Philadelphia’s most paramount thinkers and innovators who strive to make a difference in business, tech, media, philanthropy and the arts. The celebration honored nominees in categories like “Non-Profit of the Year,” “Entrepreneur of the Year” and even “Storyteller of the Year”.
Mother's Day is a big deal for us here at Philly Home Girls. We know better than anyone how many sacrifices mothers make and how hard they work to make sure our lives are full. We wanted to honor our mom's this weekend by sharing with you "the best advice our moms have ever given us.”
Parks on Tap is a rotating pop-up beer garden that will find it's way into 23 different parks in Philly for 23 different weeks this summer. It's a superb way to meet your neighbors, find out what is going on in your community, and give back to the city's parks.
The best wine is the wine we drink with friends. Did you know Philadelphia had a week dedicated to wine? I mean come on, Wine, it’s like duct tape, it fixes everything. Philly Wine Week is expanding faster than ever and now features hundreds of special events in over 50+ restaurants and bars across the city.
We are going back in time for Women's History Month. A more radical time and meet the Guerrilla Girls and their unorthodox tactics, which have been instrumental since then, bringing light to the underrepresentation of female artists in the art world – and the world at large.
A few years ago, Matthew Nocho of Avenues of Change in East Kensington saw that there was a great need for an education based organization committed to empowering low income families and defending local teachers.
Linens and candles and cards… oh my! Just one sweep of Yelp, and it’s clear that Occasionette gift shop is the locals’ favorite for stationary, kitchen knick knacks and our personal favorite, Philly-themed goodies
If you’re enough lucky to be Irish... You’re lucky enough! In fact, Trulia calls Philadelphia a top 5 city to celebrate St.Patricks day and since it's also Friday we thought we would spice up your Jameson with some of the best places to check out this weekend (if you’re wearing green). Plus, you won’t need the luck of the Irish to score these awesome deals on drinks and food around the city.
Despite Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction, it doesn't seem like the weather in Philadelphia has decided whether or not spring is here. So whether this weekend brings more snow or another 70-degree day of sunshine, there is still plenty of time to feel spring fever (or allergies). Step out and get your seasons on when you attend the whimsical world of Philadelphia’s 188th Flower show.
The Philly Home Girls had the privilege to guide our beloved clients through 246 home purchases and sales this year. We are so fortunate to have worked with such extraordinary people through one of life’s most exhilarating, fulfilling, and important experiences. Our goal has always been to get you a great house: a home that is perfect for you in all of the ways that are meaningful to you.
Millennials represent a growing group of home buyers ranging from about the age of 18 to 34 today. While many are buying their first home, some millennials found on the higher end of the age scale may be buying the last home they will own until retirement. Regardless, the home itself may not be nearly as important as the city it's located in, at least for millennials
The Viaduct Rail Park is expected to break ground before the end of 2016. It will provide a number of benefits to the Lehigh Viaduct and Port Richmond area. It will begin as a quarter-mile stretch, but will eventually extend to the Northern Liberties and through Fairmont. The three-mile park will take an unused rail line and turn it into a usable public space.
PHG would like to take a moment to get the word out about some of Philadelphia’s wonderful environmentally beneficial programs. Not only are these excellent and useful resources to reduce our energy demands and beautify our city, but most of them are free and/or save you money, with only a simple sign-up process to get started!! It’s a win-win for all.
Located on the southern end of Montgomery County bordering Philadelphia, Springfield Township encompasses the four villages of Wyndmoor, Erdenheim, Flourtown, and Oreland. The rich and natural landscape of this township is woven throughout its history.
Philly Home Girls Founders and Team Leaders Jeanne Whipple and Kristin McFeely participated on the panel discussion Home Buying 101. It served to demystify the home buying process for those interested in buying their first home. We are expanding the discussion into a series in which we discuss the process of buying your first home, given today’s social and economic nuances.
If you want beautiful green space for recreation and relaxation, Fairmount is known for its historical richness, cultural attractions, proximity to Center City, and… green space! Home to the famous Museum Row, a whole multitude of world-class institutions is mere footsteps away.
Nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill River and the canal and tow path, Manayunk is an urban experience with small town charm. Named a National Historic District in 1983, Manayunk is located just minutes west of Center City Philadelphia, a short scenic drive out Kelly Drive or a quick train ride away.
The Philly Home Girls have been exploring the school systems in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Once your family drops roots in Philadelphia, falls in love with the city, makes life-long friendships and enjoys deep connections with your neighbors, you just won’t want to move.
Philadelphia’s public schools are a topic of conversation everywhere. The Philly Home Girls are touring as many as possible on behalf of our clients. This week’s tour was in South Philly, specifically the neighborhoods west of Broad including Graduate Hospital, Newbold, Point Breeze and Girard Estate.