When it comes to real estate, the early bird is often already too late.

In the last year, properties in Philadelphia are staying on the market for only about four months, according to data retrieved from Zillow. Compared to the national average, houses in Philly are selling quickly, and the market is about as hot as last weekend's temperatures. With competition and rising home prices in practically every corner of the city, it's time to act fast.

We scoured this month's latest listings so you don't have to, and bring you the five new spots we're swooning over:

818 N. Lawrence St.

A new construction in Northern Liberties, this stunning three-bedroom, four-bathroom townhome is currently going for $1.1 million, and has only been on the market for a week.

Sprawling over 3,950 square feet and six floors, this property is the flagship "Carriage House" for Seventeen at Lawrence, a luxury condominium development. Each property holds a two-car garage on the ground floor, accessible green roofs, a video security communication intercom system and Sonos sound systems as an optional upgrade to smart home technology. Kitchens sport top-of-the-line Poggenpohl cabinetry, professional-grade appliances and quartz or stone countertops.

2002 Tulip St.

It might look cramped from the street, but this new construction in Fishtown is anything but. Just a block from Frankford Avenue's happening spots, you can kick back in more than 2,000 square feet in this three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo.

For $459,400, this home doesn't skimp on luxury. On the first floor, revel in a professional kitchen with quartz countertops and high-end appliances, or head outside for a massive backyard oasis for all your entertaining needs. Upstairs, the master suite fills the third floor and opens to a walk-out deck that leads to an incredible roof with 360-degree panoramic views. The master bathroom is more like a spa, with a Toto Washlet Japanese heated toilet, dual shower heads and a large double vanity.

1333 S. 23rd St.

Enjoy park views from this rehabbed Point Breeze home, with gorgeous hickory hardwood floors throughout and tons of natural light. On the market for less than a week, this home is currently priced at $314,900 in a neighborhood that's quickly booming. 

The three bedrooms all boast ample closet space, and a finished basement with new Berber carpeting has extra storage space. In the kitchen, find a huge island bar, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and, probably the best selling point: a built-in wine cooler.