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New Philadelphia Rental Property Lead Certification Law

Philly Rentals

Beginning October 1, 2020, landlords in Philadelphia will be required to test and certify rental properties as lead-safe or lead-free in order to A) execute a new or renewed lease or B) receive or renew a rental license.  The requirement applies to all residential properties, but it will be phased in by zip code over…

5 Real Estate Development Projects to Watch in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Real Estate Developments to Watch

Philadelphia has various rapidly growing industries that are in need of more space, especially in the life sciences industry. Real estate developers have been satiating this demand with ambitious projects that will create new laboratories and manufacturing warehouses, hoping to attract companies in this industry. The projects are focused on renovating and reinvigorating former warehouses…

Expert Forecasts on Mortgage Rates

If you’ve been thinking of renting a home, you may have been watching what’s happened with mortgage rates over the past year. It’s true they’ve risen dramatically, but where will they go from here, especially as the market continues to slow? As you think about your homeownership goals and decide if now’s the time to…

A Trusted Real Estate Advisor Provides Expert Advice

If you’re a homeowner or are planning to become one soon, you’re probably looking for clear information about today’s housing market. And if you’ve turned to the news or even just read headlines recently, you might feel like you’re left with more questions than answers. The best way to make sure you get what you need is to…

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?

Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and why this matters for your homeownership goals. Last Year’s Rapid Home Price Growth Wasn’t the Norm In 2021, home prices appreciated quickly. One reason why is that record-low…

New Apartment Building on Chestnut Street Brings Residential Units and Community Uses

Chestnut Street continues to experience massive new development of apartment buildings. These new buildings are replacing shopping centers, vacant lots, parking lots, and sometimes smaller buildings. One site, at 4240 Chestnut Street, had a vacant lot next to a small building, which used to be twin homes. The small building, which was rather dilapidated, has…