Affordable Housing Laws and What They Mean for Philadelphia

Although it may seem counter-intuitive for real estate investors to pour their funds into buildings with affordable housing units, these properties many times prove to be solid, conservative investments. Because rents are subsidized, they are easier for tenants to pay consistently and the properties carry few to zero vacancies at any given time.  The need…

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Why 2021 Is a Great Time to Sell Your Home in Philadelphia and New Jersey

The Covid19 pandemic destroyed the world order and shattered the US economy- the worst since the greatest depression. With or without pandemics, businesses, including real estate ventures, have to go on as usual. Since 2020’s spring, real estate has been at its knees, activities were crawling, and homeowners were starting to worry. What about 2021?…

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How to Sell Your House Fast in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia is a famous city in Pennsylvania with high demand for houses. You may think that a vast market guarantees you a quick sale. However, the bigger the market, the greater the competition. Hence, you have to be strategic enough when faced with an urgent need to sell your house. If you are considering selling…

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Protecting Your Vacant Property from Squatters, Intruders, and Theft in Philadelphia

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Whether you’re on vacation or you have a property that is currently vacant, the possibility of intruders, squatters, and thieves taking advantage is a major concern. The last thing you want to do is to leave your house in a manner that would actually suggest no one is home. What are some things you can…

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Can I sell My Home with Water Damage?

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Selling a house can be stressful for everyone involved. Depending on the type of house and where it’s located, different problems may arise. Water damage is a common issue with both new and old houses, but it doesn’t have to limit your options.  What Exactly Is Water Damage? Water damage is a term that many…

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10 Signs of Foundation Issues in Your Home

Foundation issues can lead to more significant problems, especially if the basics remain untreated. Once ignored, homeowners might be forced to hire professional foundation services to do more extensive repairs. Therefore, knowing the signs of foundation problems is essential for homeowners for earlier repairs, minimizing future repair costs. The following are 10 warning signs of…

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How Has Tax Abatement Changed in Philly Because of Gentrification?

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Gentrification is a double-edged sword in the sight of public opinion. On the one hand, the renovation and renewal of properties and neighborhoods improve the appearance, comfort and quality of life wherever such restoration occurs. In so doing, however, the developers make the community a more expensive place to live and do business, thereby dislodging…

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The COVID-19 Impact on Real Estate in Philadelphia

What was just another overseas contagion a couple of months ago is now a worldwide pandemic. The U.S., Philadelphia included, is now besieged by the Coronavirus — specifically COVID-19 — in a manner unseen for at least a century. Both the mayor and the governor are issuing stay-at-home orders to Pennsylvanians in Philly and the…

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How The 2020 Election Outcome Affects The Housing Market

Every election cycle there’s a question about how the new administration will address the housing situation in this country. Some leaders lean toward making it easier for investors to increase their profit margins and others lean toward making homeownership more affordable for everyday Americans.  The immediate future of the housing market largely depends on the…

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Philadelphia Real Estate Market: Feb 2020

19128 – Roxborough 19129 – East Falls, Wissahickon 19130 – Fairmount, Spring Garden, Francisville, Sharswood 19131 – Overbrook, West Philadelphia If there’s one thing the great housing crash taught real estate investors, it’s this: numbers matter. Chasing cash flow alone isn’t going to build a real estate portfolio, nor will hoping that the appreciation will…

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