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Gov. Phil Murphy signs law placing mortgage servicers under state oversight
News 5 months ago
Gov. Phil Murphy signs law placing mortgage servicers under state oversight

Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a nine-bill package designed to help curb the state's longstanding post-recession foreclosure crisis. New Jersey...

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Compass shakes up Philadelphia's residential real estate scene
News 5 months ago
Compass shakes up Philadelphia's residential real estate scene

It's no secret technology is disrupting the residential real estate industry and it's starting to hit the Philadelphia scene with more frequency....

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Most expensive homes for sale in Montgomery County
News 11 months ago
Most expensive homes for sale in Montgomery County

The Philadelphia Business Journal likes to take a regular peek at the local residential real estate market. We turn to our friends at Realtor.com...

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City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduces bill to make building easier in Point Breeze, Grays Ferry
News 11 months ago
City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduces bill to make building easier in Point Breeze, Grays Ferry

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has introduced a bill that would make it easier to build new homes and taller buildings in some sections of Point...

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Trump’s development tax break presents ‘unusual’ opportunity for Phila., Drexel fellow says
News 12 months ago
Trump’s development tax break presents ‘unusual’ opportunity for Phila., Drexel fellow says

A 35,000-square-foot lot at 900 Callowhill Street has been sitting vacant for over a year, hosting little more than a patch of weeds as the...

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Italian Market business owner pitches South Philly Market Improvement District BID
News 12 months ago
Italian Market business owner pitches South Philly Market Improvement District BID

$27M addiction treatment center planned for South Jersey New senior living project underway along Main LineHere are the highest-paid health care...

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Home values would rise with Amazon HQ2, Owners.com report says
News 1 year ago
Home values would rise with Amazon HQ2, Owners.com report says

With Hamilton Court, Post Bros. create another food destination, 'proof of concept' Wells Fargo to relocate Center City offices from South Broad...

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How much are Greater Phila. buyers spending on major home builders' houses?
News 1 year ago
How much are Greater Phila. buyers spending on major home builders' houses?

QVC, HSN to combine business units; local jobs to be affected Another King of Prussia apartment complex finds its nicheHome values would rise with...

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New data shows Philadelphia renter spike sharper than other big cities
News 1 year ago
New data shows Philadelphia renter spike sharper than other big cities

Over the last decade, Philadelphia saw a rise in rentership well above the national average, and higher than most of the nation’s other large...

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Dark clouds gather over the US housing market
News 1 year ago
Dark clouds gather over the US housing market

If the fall we are seeing at the top spreads, the impact could be significant. Dark clouds gather over the US housing market

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Creating a standout vacation rental
News 1 year ago
Creating a standout vacation rental

Here's how to furnish a space that will attract guests — and withstand the wear and tear that comes with them. Creating a standout vacation rental

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City Council passes $71M housing bill
News 1 year ago
City Council passes $71M housing bill

City Council passed a package of housing bills on Thursday, after more than a year of debate. But even before the ink dried on the legislation,...

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Dear Philadelphia: Wilmington wants your millennials
News 1 year ago
Dear Philadelphia: Wilmington wants your millennials

Officials and boosters of Delaware's largest city said it's not getting the recognition it deserves for all of the progress that has been made in...

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The hot property that’s next on tech’s agenda: Real estate
News 1 year ago
The hot property that’s next on tech’s agenda: Real estate

Having watched tech startups upend old-line industries like taxis and hotels, venture capitalists are casting about for the next area to be infused...

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Developers say numbers don’t ‘pencil’ out on city’s latest affordable housing scheme
News 1 year ago
Developers say numbers don’t ‘pencil’ out on city’s latest affordable housing scheme

Ori Feibush may be one of the more controversial developers in Philadelphia, but few would argue about the one-time City Council candidate’s real...

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Technology transforming the way customers are searching for Philadelphia real estate
News 1 year ago
Technology transforming the way customers are searching for Philadelphia real estate

Lately, it seems like companies are aiming to disrupt, and sometimes destroy, the old way of doing business. One might even think the real estate...

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Pa. Supreme Court to hear Lower Merion tax case
News 1 year ago
Pa. Supreme Court to hear Lower Merion tax case

In 2016, aviation attorney and Lower Merion resident Arthur Wolk sued his school district claiming it misrepresented its finances in order to...

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N.J. trying again on plan to recycle foreclosed homes into affordable housing
News 1 year ago
N.J. trying again on plan to recycle foreclosed homes into affordable housing

New Jersey lawmakers are trying again on legislation to help increase the state’s stock of affordable housing. A Senate committee has advanced a...

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Placing a value on your time spent on Zillow
News 1 year ago
Placing a value on your time spent on Zillow

Brokers say that Zestimates can be off base, but that doesn’t stop sellers from obsessing over what the website says their home is worth....

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Controversial anti-squatting bill becomes law in Philadelphia
News 1 year ago
Controversial anti-squatting bill becomes law in Philadelphia

It doesn’t happen all the time, but it’s not unheard of in Philadelphia. A homeowner returns after being away — maybe he took a vacation or perhaps...

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Planning Czar: Philadelphia to add 100,000 homes by 2028
News 1 year ago
Planning Czar: Philadelphia to add 100,000 homes by 2028

A housing plan introduced by Philadelphia planning czar Anne Fadullon Wednesday calls for adding 100,000 new units to the city’s inventory over the...

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​High house prices in US stifle banks’ mortgage units
News 1 year ago
​High house prices in US stifle banks’ mortgage units

One obvious and striking explanation, which contrasts with the roaring US economy, asks more profound questions of all the banks: is the housing...

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Jersey Shore: The most expensive properties on the market right now in Cape May and Atlantic counties
News 1 year ago
Jersey Shore: The most expensive properties on the market right now in Cape May and Atlantic counties

Periodically, we like to look at the housing market in various parts of our region. It's Labor Day weekend, one of the most popular beach times of...

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US existing home sales fall for fourth consecutive month
News 1 year ago
US existing home sales fall for fourth consecutive month

Despite strength in the labour market and improving wages, which have buoyed demand for homes, purchases have been weighed down by rising mortgage...

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4 local metros among worst in nation for foreclosure rates
News 1 year ago
4 local metros among worst in nation for foreclosure rates

While most of the foreclosures in Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Trenton are related to loans from before the recession, 57 percent of Reading, Pa...

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US housing starts rise by less than forecast
News 1 year ago
US housing starts rise by less than forecast

US home construction rebounded by less than expected last month data on Thursday showed, prompting one economist to says housing is “the sole weak...

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Photos: Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Bel Air estate on the market for $23M
News 1 year ago
Photos: Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Bel Air estate on the market for $23M

The opulent estate of legendary actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, once owned by Elvis, went up for sale earlier this summer for $23.45 million and the...

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Flip houses in Philadelphia? You might be better off in Idaho
News 1 year ago
Flip houses in Philadelphia? You might be better off in Idaho

A house may have high market potential in Philadelphia, but the pricey costs of renovations and subpar scores on quality-of-life measures combine...

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Do you earn enough money to afford a 2-bedroom rental in Philadelphia?
News 1 year ago
Do you earn enough money to afford a 2-bedroom rental in Philadelphia?

Limiting the cost of housing to no more than 30 percent of your budget is a well-known principle – even serving as a demarcation for government...

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As Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume
News 1 year ago
As Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume

Google cartographers can reshape the identity of a city, town or neighborhood with a name choice. How the company arrives at its names is often...

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