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The Solo Real Estate Blog features local news, stories and commentary all from the perspective of our talented, tight-knit collective of real estate professionals in Philadelphia. Take a look and get to know Solo Real Estate and the community we serve.

Recent Blog Posts

Ray’s Reusables Brings Sustainable Shopping to Northern Liberties

In March, Ray Daly opened her first brick and mortar store, Ray’s Reusables, at 935 N. 2nd St in Northern Liberties after running her business on the road as Philadelphia’s first mobile refill shop. “In 2020, I turned a cargo van into a traveling eco-store, bringing reusable, low-waste products to farmers’ markets in East Falls and Fairmount,” said Daly. (read more…)

Neighborhood Histories: Rittenhouse Square

Centered around one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful and celebrated parks, the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is synonymous with fine dining, fashion, culture, and the most desirable real estate in the City. How did it come to be this way? We looked into its past and present for answers.

Collaborator Spotlight: Terrill Haigler, Ya Fav Trashman

Looking for a meaningful way to celebrate Earth Day 2022? Join us for the first Earth Day Trash Walk and Community Clean Up on Saturday, April 23rd in Kensington. Organized by Philly’s favorite environmental activist and former sanitation worker Terrill Haigler (a.k.a. Ya Fav Trashman,) this is no ordinary neighborhood cleanup. This 5k event invites residents from every part of (read more…)

Tiny Gardens

Spring is the ideal time to dive into gardening but if you rent an apartment or live in a small rowhome, you may not have a lot of room to work with. No front or back yard? No problem. Whether you have a small side alley or enough room for a tiny garden on your windowsill or kitchen counter, (read more…)

*Now Hiring* Sales/Leasing Agent

Solo Real Estate is looking to add a motivated real estate agent to our small but vibrant team of real estate professionals. We are an independently owned family brokerage based in Center City, Philadelphia that has been in business since 1951 and we pride ourselves on our decades of expertise in real estate investment and property management. 

What to Ask When Buying Your First Home

Here are the important questions to ask yourself and your real estate agent before taking the plunge from a longtime renter to a first-time homeowner.

Women’s History Month

As the end of Women’s History Month approaches we’d like to take a moment to salute women who have taken leadership roles in shaping Philadelphia’s social, cultural, and economic development. Join us in celebrating the contributions of women — past and present — by learning about their legacy and attending some special events this month.

The Secret Life of Buildings: The Philadelphia Trinity House

One of Philadelphia’s most unique architectural features are its trinity houses located on charming alleys and picturesque side streets. How did they get here? And why are these tiny homes so coveted? We took a deep dive into our City’s history to find out.

Featured Tenant: La Capital Mexican Grill

Join us in welcoming and supporting one of Solo’s newest tenants, La Capital Mexican Grill on the northeast corner of 6th & Fairmount.

How To Prepare Your Home for Sale Checklist

Getting the best possible price for your home requires more than simply hiring a reputable real estate agent. There are a series of steps you’ll need to take to prepare the home for sale, beginning months before they show the property.