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2013 

Source: Phila Business Journal Rodin Square, a project that would bring a 63,000-square-foot Whole Foods grocery store and 293 apartments to 22nd and Spring Garden streets has hit a snag. The Zoning Board of Adjustment granted the Logan Square Neighborhood Association a continuance on the case so...
08/29/2013
Source: Phillymag Philadelphia may rank No. 2 in cities plagued by bedbugs, but it’s also No. 10 on a new list of “20 Best Cities for Twentysomethings.” The team at Greatist.com was looking, they said, “for ultra-cool spots where young adults could find jobs they love, unwind at happy hours, join...
08/29/2013
Source: Philly Magazine >> Click here to see the hottest Philadelphia city neighborhoods for 2013 >>Graduate Hospital >>Fishtown/Kensington>>Avenue of the Arts>>Fairmount>>Northern Liberties>>Rittenhouse>>Lower North Philly>>Washington Square West >> Click here to see the hottest suburban Philade...
08/23/2013
Source: Philly Magazine When it comes to the housing recovery, it’s like reading studies on how wine or coffee will affect your health: there’s new information every day, much of which conflicts with the old. A few days ago, RealtyTrac released its Housing Market Recovery Special Report, which sh...
08/23/2013
Source: Bloomberg.com Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region expanded in August for the third straight month, the latest sign of an improving outlook for the industry after a slowdown earlier this year. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s general economic index fell to 9.3 this month fro...
08/15/2013
Source: Philadelphia Business Journal In the first six months of 2013, the media home sale price is $207,000. So far, there's been 30,318 properties sold in the region and they've spent an average of 89 days on the market. That's according to an infographic from Prudential Fox & Roach featured in...
08/15/2013
Creditdonkey.com held a study where they measured the 'friendliness' rating of cities in America that have a population over 1 million. To come up with their score, they considered 3 factors:  1. Philanthropic giving 2. Walkability 3. Stability of the population Philadelphia ranked number 5 just...
08/12/2013
Source: NBCnews.com A sharp rise in mortgage rates over the last few weeks means it may be too late for some homeowners to benefit from a refinance. This just as thousands were gaining equity in their homes and finally becoming eligible. At the same time, the still-low rates are encouraging some ...
08/08/2013
Source: MSN Real Estate News Hurricane Ike barreled through Texas in 2008, leaving homes on low-lying Galveston Island sitting in as much as 10 feet of water. When evacuated residents were allowed to come back 10 days later, they found four of Galveston's community banks there ahead of them, read...
08/08/2013
Source: CNN.com After years of decline to rock-bottom levels, interest rates are on the rise. The average rate for a 30-year mortgage was recently 4.35%, more than a point above the 2012 low of 3.3%. Whether you're buying, selling or refinancing a home, here's how to navigate the new environment....
08/01/2013
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