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3 Reasons Why the South Philly Housing Market is Improving

If you’ve visited Philadelphia recently, you’ve probably noticed the influx of new businesses, condos and homes. From Fishtown to South Philly, the entire city is rapidly rising in popularity and people are flocking from all over to become a part of the community.

The southern region of the City of Brotherly Love is known for having great food, diverse nightlife and a welcoming culture. With so many new restaurants, high-rises and outdoor family venues, it’s no surprise that the value of homes across the region is increasing. We are thrilled to be on the front lines of helping families and businesses move into their new abodes. We have been a property management company in South Philly for years, and we know the area like the backs of our hands.


Here are three reasons why South Philly is the place to be:

  • Authentic Cuisine – Let’s get the obvious ones out of the way: Pat’s & Geno’s, two cheesesteak powerhouses that service thousands of global tourists every month. South Philly is also home to one of the best Italian markets in the Tri-State area. Fresh, affordable, delicious food can be found on virtually every block.


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  • Unique Nightlife – Whether you are looking for somewhere quaint and quiet or a place to unveil your latest dance moves, South Philly has something for you. Some popular spots include South Bowl, Garage, 12 Steps Down, South Philly Tap Room, Fountain Porter and the Dolphin Tavern. 
  • Prime Location – South Philly is known for friendly, helpful neighbors. Plus, it’s walking distance from many of the bars and restaurants previously mentioned, as well as public transportation. Many parts of the area are walking distance from the sports stadiums, which also host huge events such as concerts (i.e. Billy Joel) and comedy (i.e. Amy Schumer). Parking is much easier to find in South Philadelphia than most other central areas of the city, and mortgages and rent are still (for now) a lot more affordable, too!


Not too long ago it was Northern Liberties and Fishtown that everybody was buzzing about, and now it’s South Philly’s turn to take the Philadelphia housing market by storm. We’ve been helping to build this area since the start and take pride in watching it flourish. Although we are known as a top property management and rental company in Philadelphia, we also help with insurance and buyer representation.

If you have any ideas for places we should add to our next list, let us know!

Fred Musilli: 215-915-8888 /

5 Remarkable Philadelphia Properties for Under $1,800/Month

Philadelphia is undergoing tremendous renovations. All kinds of magnificent homes and businesses are popping up across town. With so much culture everywhere, there’s no wrong answer to “Which part of the city is your favorite?” In this blog, we will explore five gems that would be be a great place to get a fresh start in the City of Brotherly Love.


2539 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

This glorious South Philadelphia home is perfect for new families and recent college graduates. It has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a finished basement, and a modern kitchen awaiting some home-cooking! Cats and small dogs are welcome. The property is available now and includes a washer/dryer, central air, and even a wet bar! The monthly rent is $1,695.


6030 Delancey Street, Philadelphia PA 19143

Another 3-bedroom home with modernized features (check out the hardwood floors!) This spot is only $950 per month and is in close proximity to Market Street, shopping centers, and public transportation. The property is 1,464 square feet.


1841 E Passyunk Avenue – 2nd & 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19148

This bi-level apartment has an incredible view that overlooks East Passyunk Avenue.  WHAT A LOCATION! The home comes equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen (granite countertops, wood floors, and honey maple cabinets).This 2-bed, 2-bath abode is only $1,795 per month and is small pet-friendly.


1545 W Passyunk Avenue – 2nd & 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Located right in the heart of South Philly, this 3-bedroom home is only a short walk or bike ride away from anything you need! This bi-level unit is $1,795 per month and is clean and ready for move in today. The home is 1,200 square feet and has 1.5 baths. Properties like this gem are the reason we have become a go-to property management company in South Philly!


1410-14 Mckean Street – 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Located right at the corner of Broad and Passyunk, this luxury apartment space is central to everything! For under $1,800/month you’ll find yourself in a new construction with an open floor plan. Digital doorbell, optional parking, and an amazing kitchen with a full appliance package. Plus, it’s located right above a Philadelphia Pretzel Factory! It just doesn’t get more Philly than this!


If you need help finding a rental or a South Philly property management company, look no further. DJCRE is full-service, meaning we do insurance, management, real estate, and credit services.


Telephone – (215) 720-1097

Monday-Friday: 9:30 AM-5:30 PM

Saturday: 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

How To Find The Right Property Management Company

Your home is your life (besides family, friends work, and outings). Deciding where to live is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. If affects your daily commute. It affects your activity options. It affects the teams you’ll root for, people you’ll hang out with, and the memories you’ll make. It’s a BIG decision. Finding the right place is a difficult task. Tons of factors go into making a choice you won’t regret. That’s why there are property management companies that specialize in customizing recommendations based on your preferences.

DJCRE always puts the client first. That’s why we’re writing this free tutorial including quick tips to find the right property management company for you.

Here goes:


  • Do your homework – Research, research, research. It’s imperative to find a trustworthy, reputable company [like us] when making a move. Ask for references. Review testimonials. Professionalism is key. You want somebody who cares and who will respond quickly. This sets the tone and gets the relationship started on the right foot.


  • Browse the website – A company’s website is an important first impression. Make sure it’s informative, legible, and modern (check on your smartphone to make sure it’s mobile-friendly… if they are current with their technology, you can expect a company that keeps up with the times like DJCRE!)

    Also, make sure they have an online portal associated with their online platform. Setting up online payments and work orders makes life super easy and will help keep you current with bills and updated on maintenance service calls. BONUS – Look for the lock icon in the address bar to make sure their server system is secure and encrypted (like ours – we use AppFolio’s online application.)

  • Meet them – Texts, emails, and phone calls are great communication tools, but an in-person encounter can quickly give you a good impression on what time of person/firm you are dealing with. Personally, DJCRE prides ourself on being friendly, patient, and down to earth. We are honest, transparent, and our pricing is straightforward.

    Always go to a few showings before settling on your final decision. Make sure the property is as advertising and the amenities are in working condition. Take a walk around the neighborhood to get a feel for your potential surroundings. Make sure you’re a good fit. Make sure there’s adequate parking, a nearby food store, and other places you may need (i.e. gas stations, public transit, gyms, dog parks, etc.)

All of these things come standard when utilizing a reliable property management firm like DJCRE. If you’d like more information on our offerings, visit or call 215-720-1097 today!

Our Service Area:

  • Center City Philadelphia
  • South Philadelphia
  • South West Philadelphia
  • Art Museum Area
  • Fishtown
  • West Philadelphia
  • Northern Liberties
  • University City
  • Temple University
  • Manayunk
  • Northeast Philadelphia
  • and many other communities in the Philly area!

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