Solo News

Agent Stories: Exploring Philly Arts Spaces With Niki Cousineau

Niki Cousineau approaches real estate the same way she approaches her practice as a dancer and choreographer – it’s all about space. Niki, a new agent with Solo, appreciates space in all of its forms. She brings this appreciation to her work as a realtor. Who better to help you find your next home than someone who sees the (read more…)

Kensington Yards Phase Two Groundbreaking

We at Solo Real Estate, in collaboration with Bright Common and Red Oak Development are so thrilled to announce the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of Kensington Yards. Building B will have a lot in common with the first phase of our project which is fully completed. Although, unlike the first building which incorporated an old, pre-existing structure with new (read more…)

Progress Report: Kensington Yards Fuses The Old With The New

In the market for a home but torn between wanting something old or new? In a city exploding with new construction, but also bursting at the seams with its large stock of historic homes, the conflict in choosing between the two is understandable. Here at Solo Realty, we might just have created the perfect solution with Kensington Yards.   (read more…)

Progress Report: Kensington Yards Approaches The Finish Line

If you happen by Kensington Yards these days you’ll notice that building is moving along at a clipping pace. Solo Realty’s new construction development in South Kensington, a couple years in the making now, has rounded the corner and is heading towards the finish line.   Popping up right in the middle of North 5th Street between Thompson and (read more…)

Featured Collaborator: Apiary Studio

“Have you ever heard the expression ‘a stitch in time saves nine’?” asks Hans Hesselein, the face behind the Philadelphia-based landscape architecture firm Apiary Studio tasked with designing and landscaping the courtyard at Solo Realty’s South Kensington development Kensington Yards. I haven’t, but as Hesselein explains the proverb to me, I realize that this philosophy of addressing a problem (read more…)

This Facade is Literally Magic

It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to buy a house that includes a piece of magic—Magic Gardens that is. Isaiah Zagar, the mosaic artist behind the mindblowing Magic Gardens at 10th and South Streets, will occasionally complete a piece on a rowhouse façade. Solo is thrilled to currently be the seller’s agent for one such rowhouse! (read more…)

Solo Listing Featured in Philadelphia Magazine

Solo Real Estate’s listing for a trinity house 228 Catherine Street, #3 was featured in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Trinity Tuesday” series! As the article puts it, “A large part of the appeal of trinity houses is the character of the house. They’re often on tiny side streets, and the fact that they’re so small and so old adds an inherent (read more…)

Solo Property Houses Indego Bike Share HQ

Philadelphia’s new bike share program, Indego, is launching this week! The program found the perfect home for its headquarters in a South Kensington property rented from a family partnership of Deborah Solo, Angel and Alex Franqui of Solo Real Estate.   Learn about the unique warehouse/office space hybrid they’ve created in the building to accommodate Indego’s diverse needs.   (read more…)

Deborah Solo in Top 1% of Real Estate Agents Nationally

We are proud to announce that Deborah Solo has ranked in the top 1% of realtors in the country on the highly popular real estate website Trulia!   This award recognizes agents based on 2014 sales and client reviews.   With high sales in 2014, and 100% positive reviews from clients, the stats say it all. Solo has the (read more…)

Solo Real Estate Owners Invest $10k in KCFC

Deborah Solo and Angel Franqui, owners of Solo Real Estate, have committed $10,000 to help the burgeoning Kensington Community Food Co-op (KCFC) move to the next phase of their development.   The end goal of the campaign is to open a complete healthy grocery store at the property KCFC secured this year at 2672 Coral Street (at the intersection of Coral Street, Frankford Avenue and (read more…)