Christina Briglia

CHRISTINA BRIGLIA, REALTOR®
267-231-5484 | phc.christina@gmail.com

Good’s Vintage: Philly Furniture with a Story

How do you find furniture that's built to last? It's the question that drives homeowners, new and old, to a small shop in the Italian Market, where pieces of furniture mingle with antique jewelry, silverware, knickknacks, and the memorabilia of lives fully lived. And it's the question that drives owner Keith Allibone of Good's Vintage to scour flea markets, scrapyards, moving sales, sidewalks, auctions, and more. All just to find a piece with a story. A piece that's been around a while - perhaps 50 years, maybe more. A piece that will still be around a while more, moving on...

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Top News in Philly Development: July 2019

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. Real Estate Trends and Market Updates: New study finds elevated risk of pollution exposure in some of Philly’s hottest neighborhoods What: Unlike other cities in the Northeast, a study finds that a higher concentration of pollution can be found in Philly's more popular neighborhoods - owing in part to the location of the Vine...

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Why Stamped Concrete Makes Sense For Your Home

guest post by Bill Michaels City dwellers are accustomed to living in the “concrete jungle.” Life can be exciting amidst the many neighborhoods and activities of urban life. The concrete itself is usually pretty boring, though. Philadelphia has unique ways of bringing some life to the drab surface, like its world-famous murals in unexpected places. But there is another way to bring life to this grey blandness: stamped concrete. Whether you only have a couple square feet of sidewalk or a large patio and driveway, stamped concrete can add some character to your home. With its huge variety of designs,...

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Top News in Philly Development: March 2019

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. Real Estate Trends and Market Updates: Philadelphia ranked among most popular places for women to buy homes What: More women are buying homes in Philadelphia than ever before, and Philly is one of the top metro areas where women are able to buy homes without a co-signor. Where: Philadelphia Inquirer When: February 8, 2019...

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Top News in Philly Development: February 2019

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. Openings and Up-and-Coming Development Projects: A Novel Idea opens on East Passyunk Avenue Where: Broad Street Review When: January 3 What: A new, independent bookstore comes to South Philly, focused on promoting local artists. A reported $12 million makeover for South Philly's UA Riverview Plaza is underway Where: Philly Voice When: January 3, 2019...

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Top News in Philly Development: December 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 November news. PODCAST: Philadelphia Developers See Lots More Runway, But Challenges Creating Affordable Housing Where: GlobeSt.com When: November 2, 2018 Penn Ultimate: Why Christian Dalzell Is Betting Big on Philly Where: Commercial Observer When: November 7, 2018 West Philly-bred developer seeks ‘return on community’ when eyeing new projects Where: WHYY When: November 8, 2018 ‘Parking Industry Not Viable...

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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: 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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