Christina Briglia

CHRISTINA BRIGLIA, REALTOR®
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Budget-Friendly House Selling Tips for Families on the Go

Guest post by Suzie Wilson When you have a busy family, preparing a house for sale can sometimes make you feel like a deer in headlights. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take heart. Here are some smart strategies for getting things together for a successful home sale. Think neutral Selling your home in a competitive market can feel challenging enough, but when children are part of the picture, opportunities to prepare can seem slim. However, focus your mind on presenting your home as neutral. Your objective is to make your house as easy for buyers to envision living in as possible....

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Top News in Philly Development: September 2018

Ever feel like Philly changes so fast you can’t keep up? No sweat. We’ll be bringing you our favorite articles from the month on Philly development – North, South, East, and West. See below for a roundup of all the best local articles from August news. The Greener Case for More Trees in Philly Where: Philly Mag When: August 1, 2018 Is Philly’s housing market still hot? As buyers grow nervous and tired, home prices are slowing Where: Philadelphia Inquirer When: August 2, 2018 Philly ‘Fashion District’ mall revamp could make a place in the sun for lowly Filbert Street Where: Philadelphia...

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Top News in Philly Development: August 2018

Ever feel like Philly changes so fast you can’t keep up? No sweat. We’ll be bringing you our favorite articles from the month on Philly development – North, South, East, and West. See below for a roundup of all the best local articles from July news. What do Philly renters want most? Private laundry, air conditioning, parking Where: The Inquirer When: July 9, 2018 Philadelphia has 2,172,896 parking spaces. So how come you're still circling the block? Where: The Inquirer When: July 12, 2018 Study: Philadelphia Among Top 10 Most Undervalued Cities Based On Livability Where: CBS Philly When: July 13, 2018...

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Top News in Philly Development: July 2018

Ever feel like Philly changes so fast you can’t keep up? No sweat. We’ll be bringing you our favorite articles from the month on Philly development – North, South, East, and West. See below for a roundup of all the best local articles from June news. Philadelphia Zoo breaks ground on 20,000-square-foot Earth & Elm Restaurant Where: Philadelphia Business Journal When: June 4, 2018 Office district rising north of Center City, built of beer, barbecue, and exposed brick Where: The Philadelphia Inquirer When: June 6, 2018 Designs to be aired for middle segment of central Delaware River waterfront trail Where: The...

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Philly Roadwork, Road Closings, and Big Projects for 2018

post by Erica Minutella You've probably seen it all over Philly. The roadwork that just exploded everywhere - all at once - this June. But what does it mean for you? Other than more traffic and less parking, of course. Let's start with the basics. Philly has a few big-time projects currently underway, a few of which are predicted to extend into a several month to several year timeline. The top two to look out for? I-95: Projected timeline? A decade. Is anything soon to be completed? Areas around the Betsy Ross Bridge and the Turnpike are expected to be...

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Top News in Philly Development: June 2018

Ever feel like Philly changes so fast you can’t keep up? No sweat. We’ll be bringing you our favorite articles from the month on Philly development – North, South, East, and West. See below for a roundup of all the best local articles from May news. How Fishtown, Philadelphia Became America's Hottest New Neighborhood When: May 2, 2018 Where: Forbes $500 Million and Hope Fuel Philadelphia Neighborhood Revitalization When: May 5, 2018 Where: Nonprofit Quarterly Southwark: a South Philly Community School Shows How to Make Progress When: May 10, 2018 Where: Philadelphia Public Record Grace Kelly's Childhood Home Fully Restored,...

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Giving Students a Voice at Andrew Jackson

post by Erica Minutella Welcome to our new series of interviews with local Philly schools, to give you a behind-the-scenes look into the day-to-day activities of the students, parents, and teachers involved in making a school a second home. The next up in our series is Andrew Jackson Elementary School, serving the Bella Vista and Passyunk Square neighborhoods. We spoke with Principal Kelly Espinosa, who gave us a peak into what a typical day at the school is like for the students there. Can you tell me about your role there and how you're settling into Andrew Jackson School? I...

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3 Things Every Homeowner Should Do Before Putting Their House Up for Sale

post by Suzie Wilson Selling your home for the first time can be just as exciting as it was buying one. You have to stay on top of the market and coordinate with a real estate agent in order to sell at the highest price. As you begin the process of listing your home, you should consider its current condition and the various ways you can increase its value. Here are some home improvement tips for upping the resale value of your home. [caption id="attachment_968" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo by Jamie Street[/caption] Start from the Bottom Up When putting your home...

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Top News in Philly Development: May 2018

Ever feel like Philly changes so fast you can’t keep up? No sweat. We’ll be bringing you our favorite articles from the month on Philly development – North, South, East, and West. See below for a roundup of all the best local articles from April news. Philadelphia area embraces in-law suites for inter-generational living Where: Philadelphia Inquirer When: April 3, 2018 How Phoenixville was able to rise from the ashes – and what other towns can learn from it Where: Philadelphia Business Journal When: April 5, 2018 Philly home values spike 10.5 percent in new property assessment Where: Curbed Philly...

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Curating Art for Your Home: An Interview with Linda Dubin Garfield

post by Erica Minutella When you purchase a new home, the most exciting part is filling in the empty spaces and making the place your own. But after the furniture is taken care of and the first layers of paint are up, you might still feel like something's missing. It could very well be art. If you've never collected art before, it might feel intimidating to start now, when your budget's already been set towards a mortgage and a new couch. But luckily Philly is brimming with affordable options, like art fairs and student exhibitions. We spoke with Linda Dubin...

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