Real Estate in Philly



Ryan Schlegel, Senior Vice President, Mid Penn Bank, Nil Pimentel, Chair, NSCAN, Philip Balderston, Founder & CEO, Odin Properties, State Representative Danilo Burgos, (District 197), Councilmember Quetcy Lozada (7th District), Rachael Pritzker, CEO, RAM Development Partners + Pritzker Law Group, and Adam Pritzker, Partner, RAM Development Partners,

Odin Properties, LLC (Odin) and RAM Development Partners, LLC (RAM) are proud
to announce the development of Front Street Lofts (2112-16 N. Front Street). The six-story mixed-use
building will feature a total of thirty-one modern studio, one-bed, and two-bed apartments offering
sweeping city views, a green roof deck, and convenient pedestrian access to public transportation.

Situated along the Market-Frankford Line (MFL), just one-and-a-half blocks from the Berks Street and York-Dauphin SEPTA Stations, the project also brings ground floor commercial space to the neighborhood, incorporating a retail storefront along bustling Front Street.

Front Street Lofts sits in the heart of the Norris Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. This rapidly evolving section lies within the River Wards corridor, adjacent to one of Philadelphia’s hottest neighborhoods, historic Kensington.

This development presents a unique opportunity to expand the development of Front Street’s commercial
corridor while adding restricted affordable housing as part of the residential mix. “What makes this project special is the breakthrough collaboration between developers, city government, and neighbors to create new construction affordable housing. The groundbreaking of Front Street Lofts is proof that long-term affordable housing can be created in all neighborhoods of the City if all stakeholders are committed to working together productively” says Odin Properties CEO Philip Balderston.


Philly Native Kevin Bacon’s Childhood Home is for Sale

Karin Bacon, Hilda Bacon, Kevin Bacon, Michael Bacon and longtime family friend Angie Foster at a fundraiser for the Friends of the Rail Park February 6, 2016.

Six degrees of Kevin Bacon is a popular term, as Kevin has appeared in so many movies that you connect him to any Hollywood actor by 6 people. Bacon, the youngest of six children, was born and raised in a close-knit family in Philadelphia[3] . His mother, Ruth Hilda taught at an elementary school and was a liberal activist, while his father, Edmund Norwood Bacon (1910–2005), was an architect who served for many years as executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission During his tenure as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission from 1949 to 1970, his visions shaped today’s Philadelphia,to the extent that he is sometimes described as “The Father of Modern Philadelphia”. (I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times, and as a student of architecture, it was thrilling.)

Now you can be one degree of separation as Kevin Bacon’s childhood home at 2117 Locust St is for sale and it can be yours for $1,333,333.

Although the home has been updated over the years, including 3 years ago when it was renovated, the spirit of the Bacon kids getting ready for school, celebrating the holidays and the love of family can be imagined as you celebrate your special moments. This home features everything. An Amazing kitchen with all top of the line sub-zero and viking appliances, built in wall coffee and expresso maker, granite tops with glass and stainless steel back splash and all stainless steel appliances. There are 5 large bedrooms with plenty of closet space, and 4 bathrooms with a jacuzzi bathrooms, stand up glass showers. Beautiful hard wood floors throughout with special hard wood floors in the basement.

The 4th floor was added by Edmund Bacon, a neighbor told me, and has a steam room and a sauna!!!!!!

Harry Spivak saw my post and sent me this photo, he lived down the street from the Bacon family. Here’s a photo of Harry and Kevin Bacon climbing a tree in Rittenhouse Square in the late 1960s.

Ohhh I wonder if any of the Bacon kids signed their names under the stairwell like we did in our basement. If you want to be one degree of Kevin Bacon it can be yours with this purchase. The listing here.


Open House: Spring Art Neighborhood Sunday

What are you doing Sunday. There’s an open house in the Spring Arts neighborhood – 1125 Lemon St Sunday 11-1pm

A 4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath home features 1 CAR GARAGE and is waiting for you to call it home. This home has plenty to offer its new owners. Enter the home into the foyer hallway to the living room and kitchen area.

Four year old construction four bedrooms, 2.5 bath home available in Northern Liberties. Corner unit with windows all around, Hardwood floors throughout! Washer/dryer in unit! Walk through a large living room into your very own custom kitchen. , granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances can be found throughout. Check out more information here.

RE/MAX @ HOME Maria Quattrone Real Estate Experts 2054 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 Email:mquattrone@liveloveathome.com Office: 215.607.3535 http://www.liveloveathome.com


Roman Square Town Homes Only 3 Left – UPDATE 2 LEFT 8/16/19

In close proximity to the Passyunk Ave corridor bustling with a plethora of restaurants, nightlife, coffee shops, gym, shopping and Columbus Square Park, a new townhouse project, Roman Square, was built. Located on the southwest corner of 11th and McKean Streets, Roman Square is a community featuring only eight exclusive town home residences with garage parking for one or two cars. Buyers are able to chose from several different floor plans featuring 3 or 4 bedrooms by acclaimed architects, Canno Design.

The town-homes feature 10 ft ceilings and oversized Pella Windows allowing maximum flow of natural light throughout the living room, dining room and kitchen. Each unit features a gourmet kitchen equipped with every modern amenity including French door refrigerator, 5 burner gas range, eat in, dishwasher, canopy hood and slide out microwave, all clad in stainless steel. Additional features include hardwood flooring and recessed LED lighting throughout all living areas and bedrooms, quartz countertops and more .

There’s a 10-year tax abatement and one year builder warranty included for added piece of mind. A superb walk score of 96, bike score of 78 & transit score of 79 providing easy access to the Broad St line and other public transport. Contact

An expansive 280 sq ft roof deck with amazing views tops off this quality filled home.
Check out additional info on this article published by The Passyunk Post, and then contact the Listing Agent Maria Quattrone
RE/MAX @ HOME – Philadelphia
Office Ph: (215) 607-3535
Ph: (215) 607-3535

Photos: Market Makers: Philadelphia Real Estate Future

Photos: Market Makers: Philadelphia Real Estate Future


On February 28, 2018, The Condo Shops / TCS Management, Hard Money Bankers and PA Off Market kicked off the first of their Market Makers series with “Market Makers: Philadelphia Real Estate Future”.  Moderated by Gaurav Gambhir of The Condo Shops / TCS Management, George Beatty of PA Off Market and Ian Walsh of Hard Money Bankers,

the prominent panel included Councilman Allan Domb, Gary Jonas., President of HOW Properties; Mike McCann of The McCann Team and Richard Oller, Chairman of GoldOller.

Panelists shared their personal stories and anecdotes as well as statistics, trends and predictions for the real estate market with over 100 key real estate leaders who gathered at The Divine Lorraine Hotel for cocktails and conversation with Philadelphia’s industry leaders. The event featured an insightful panel discussion about the evolution and future of the real estate market. The interest rate, and the excitement happening in Philly is very attractive to buyers.

The goal of the Market Makers series is to provide a rare opportunity for clients and business associates of The Condo Shops / TCS Management, Hard Money Bankers and PA Off Market to hear from and interact with a diverse panel of industry leaders, coming together with the common goal of planning and developing for the growth and continued sustainability of the Philadelphia region.

Allan Domb told the crowd “It’s Better to have 300 new business come to Philadelphia than one Amazon Headquarters.” The City needs to make Philly more attractive to businesses. Another hurtle to overcome is getting more people on board to pay property taxes – “only 41 % of the property owners are paying taxes, 59% are exempt as they are institutions like schools – Univ of Penn, Drexel, Hospitals, Churches and people in poverty. We need to figure out how to tax institutions land, and move people out of poverty, which is desired by everyone, a better quality of living.

After the panel discussion there was a reception

B Smith Catering prepared delicious lite bites

George Beatty, PA Off Market, Grace Krotkov and Tim Stover

Brandon Morrison, PRDC Properties, Stacey Kracher and Gaurav Gambhir of The Condo Shops / TCS Management

Josephy Puggi, TCS Property Management Services, Angela Calvanese, TCS Management Team and Jeremy Bowers, Coldwell Banker

Kenneth L. Baritz Esq. and Vicki Baritz

Josh Weidman, Director of Turnkey Investments, Mike Ferrise and Elyse Choi

Khatim McLean and Charisma Harper

Dan Zitofsky, Zitofsky Capital Management , Dawn Zitofsky and David Ralic, RE/MAX

Jeremy Bowers, TCS Management and Noah Ostroff, PhillyLiving.com

I also have a bit of time and checked out a sample at the newly renovated Divine Lorraine