Mike Szustak's Blog Posts

Mike Szustak's Blog Posts

Living Like A Star In Philly
I've been watching reruns of The Office lately.  (You can take a boy out of NEPA, but you can't take NEPA out of the boy.)   Anyway, I was excited to learn...

Free Streets
This weekend, Philadelphia will be bringing back one its more popular civic anomalies, Philly Free Streets.  Started as a movement after the Pope's visit in 2015 closed down m...

Living In A Legend
Not too many buildings get a second, much less a third, chance to be useful.  Why gut and preserve when you can rebuild?  So when a building with significant history gets...

Affordable Environmentally Friendly House In Fishtown
Philadelphia is continuing to lead the way towards environmental sustainability and green living.  While the city is undertaking programs to reduce stormwater runoff...

How About A 7BR Mansion For Under 300k
My typical residential client is one who wants certain things: convenient urban living, relatively low work and low maintenance, and of course, an upgraded kitchen and bathroo...

Historical Housing
While I was working on my master's degree in urban history, I worked at the Elfreth's Alley Museum in Old City.  In previous blogs, I have spoken about that excellent piece of...

Fantastic Mayfair Listing
Are you looking for your first home?  Living in Mayfair, but you want some upgrades?  Looking for an investment property?  Check out my listing at 7428 Torresda...

Animal Removal Best For Experts
Here's a reminder: it's best to leave animal removal to the experts.  From philly.com, here's a true horror story:"A Lancaster County man accidentally set fire to his hou...

Neighbors Tell Their Own Story
Usually, I take this space to relate the story of a neighborhood, but in South Kensington (or Old Kensington) they are telling the story themselves.South Kensington is a quickly de...

Another Neighborhood Story
In a city as historical and varied as Philadelphia, every neighborhood has a story.The neighborhood of Society Hill is one of the most historical in the city.  It is where Wil...

Living Philadelphia History
Philadelphia is home to a significant amount of historical monuments, and tourists can easily walk in footsteps of our founding fathers - from the building where the Declaration of...

Taking Advantage Of The Philadelphia Beer Scene
Why is Philadelphia a great place to live? There are many reasons, but one of those little quirks that makes Philadelphia so special is its unique beer culture.  Millenni...

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