Christina Briglia

CHRISTINA BRIGLIA, REALTOR®
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Top News in Philly Development: April 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 March news. Philly developer envisions townhouse community jutting onto Delaware River Where: Philly Voice When: March 5, 2018 Amazon Prime Now food delivery could hit Philly, with permit for University City grocery hub Where: Philadelphia Inquirer When: March 5, 2018 How to negotiate down your rent increase in Pennsylvania and New Jersey Where: Philadelphia Inquirer When: March 7,...

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How to Live Like a Roman: Philly-Style

post by Erica Minutella One thing the Romans knew how to do well was work hard, and play harder. This March 15, live like a Roman for a day and treat yourself to some middle-of-the-week luxury. Here are our recommendations for how to do Philly like a Roman:   To Market, To Market: While they may have been innovators in the field of plumbing, food storage was still a long way away from achieving long-term results. So Romans were pretty big on fresh groceries, which meant having to go to market every day. It just so happens that the Reading...

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The Top 5 Tips for Planning a Successful Open House

post by Suzie Wilson, Guest Contributor Visibility is crucial to getting your house sold, and holding an open house is one of the best ways to increase visibility and get potential buyers in the door. You don’t want to go into it unprepared, though. Make sure you plan ahead and get your house in pristine shape so that buyers can immediately envision themselves calling it home. [caption id="attachment_921" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo credit: Pexels[/caption] #1.  Plan Ahead: The first step to having a successful open house is to start with a plan. Make a timeline for any updates, cleaning, and other...

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Top News in Philly Development: March 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 February news. 1.How a legal loophole benefits neighborhood newcomers while leaving longtime residents behind When: February 19, 2018 Where: PBS NewsHour 2.The Most Expensive Real Estate Rentals In Philadelphia When: February 19, 2018 Where: Hoodline 3.Philadelphia’s First Step to a Platform of Innovation When: February 20, 2018 Where: The New York Times 4.How craft breweries are...

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A President’s Day Tour of Philadelphia

post by Erica Minutella What do you do on President's Day? Go on a presidents' tour of Philly, of course! Did you know that beyond the more well-known historical attractions in the city, Philly has a wealth of memorials to cool presidents past? We've rounded up our favorite lesser-known 'national treasures' below. Graff House: You've probably been to Independence Hall, but why not swing by for a visit to the house where the Declaration of Independence was originally drafted? Every writer needs a place of inspiration, and Thomas Jefferson certainly found his among the second floor rooms there. Museum of...

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Top News in Philly Development: February 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 January news. 1.Philadelphia enlisting mega-consultant McKinsey in quest for Amazon HQ2 When: January 30, 2018 Where: The Inquirer 2.NFL Cribs: Where Do the Highest-Flying Philadelphia Eagles Choose to Nest? When: January 31, 2018 Where: realtor.com 3.A more sustainable Philadelphia? Green Building United is on the case When: January 2, 2018 Where: Keystone Edge 4.Philadelphia Struggles to...

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How the New Tax Code Affects Homeowners and Real Estate Professionals in 2018

The new tax reform bill, which was signed into law by President Trump in late December, will be effective for the 2018 tax year. The National Association of REALTORS® has put together a useful summary to help you understand how the law affects homeowners and the real estate industry. Below, I have shared direct excerpts from that summary about a few of the major provisions affecting current and prospective homeowners. Tax Rate Reductions The new law provides generally lower tax rates for all individual tax filers. While this does not mean that every American will pay lower taxes under these...

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How to Save for Your First Big Purchase: A New Home

post by Erica Minutella If you've been looking to buy a new home, but aren't sure where to start when it comes to saving for your first big purchase, you might find the tips in our latest interview of use. We talked to John R. Oliver, a personal private wealth manager from Executive Wealth Management, LLC in Brighton, MI, on ways that you can begin to think about budgeting your expenses. Erica: Can you start off by telling me about your background in finance? John: I’m a personal private wealth manager, so basically I work for small business owners, entrepreneurs,...

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Top News in Philly Development: January 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 December news.   1.Real Estate 2018: What to know before you buy or sell next year When: December 12, 2017 Where: Philly Weekly 2.A comprehensive list of new building projects coming to Penn's campus in 2018 When: December 11, 2017 Where: The Daily Pennsylvanian 3.Investors weighing if industrial real estate’s hot streak to continue When: December...

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Designing (and Decorating) Your New Home on a Budget

post by Erica Minutella So you've finished unpacking the boxes and now the REAL work begins. Because you've just realized you own nothing more than a few dishes and a mattress from your old apartment and now you have a whole HOUSE to fill. To help you through this stressful time, we talked with Marguerite Rodgers of Marguerite Rodgers Design, who founded an interior design business in 1991 and specializes in high end residential design. She gave us some tips about how you can begin thinking about designing a new home - especially if you're on a budget (which, let's...

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