As the Philadelphia housing market faces the end of the homebuyer tax credit
and its residual effects, many homeowners are wondering how they can sell their homes without the added incentive. Realtors believe it breaks down to two important factors: competitive pricing and emotional appeal.
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Interesting shifts in décor mean times are a-changin’
While Philadelphia homeowners may not have thought twice a few years ago about replacing the old with the new, home decor has now become a visual cue that times are different. Not only are we downsizing our homes, but we’re making do with fewer possessions and holding on tightly to the ones we have. ...read full post →
Philadelphia is home to an amazing artist. He hasn’t quite attained to the stature of a Michelangelo, but he’s on the way. And the artistic mastery that he is producing is certainly reminiscent of, and inspired by, the late great Michelangelo.
The Philadelphian’s name is John DeVlieger. His specialty is large wall murals for the inside of upscale homes and businesses in the Philadelphia area. Thanks to a resurgence in classical art and in-home artistic touches, DeVlieger’s specialty found immediate attraction among the Philadelphia elite. By the time he had finished his first mural assignment, he had more potential patrons clamoring for his services. ...read full post →
For architect Matt Moger, to use the term "sacred ground" wasn't unusual. After all, his Berwyn-based architectural design firm has the goal of designing "homes of the land." Moger looks at the environment and asks, "What can I create from the local setting?"
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I just watched a movie that had scenes from a no-way-that-is-such-an-amazing-house. You know what I'm talking about? The kind of house where you wander around in a strange state of awe, envy and architectural hypnosis. Here's the guy who actually designs these palatial human dwellings. His name is David Semerjian. Take a look at one of the homes he recently designed in the Philadelphia suburb of Berwyn.
The home sets up an impressive front—a sprawling yet cohesive. The design of the stone matches the textured design of the home’s shingles.
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