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Philadelphia Is in Top 10 Most Unequal Metros

Writing for Trulia Trends and The Atlantic Cities, Trulia’s CEO Jed Kolko says what the Occupy movement brought to mainstream consciousness, even as everyone derided […]


Philadelphia Rental Market Poised for Takeoff

The prospects for new multifamily construction in Philly look good in the long run, a panel of insiders say – but there are some matters […]

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Infographic: House Flipping to Millennials, Not Hipsters

RealtyTrac has released a “flipster” report: data, graphics and an infographic all meant to explain where the “hipster” demographic is buying and renting right now. […]

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Real Estate Website’s “20 Maps of Philly” Screws Up Real Estate Part

This week, Movoto, an online real estate brokerage, posted “20 Maps Of Philadelphia You Didn’t Study In Geography” on its content marketing blog. It’s really […]

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Market Forecast: “For the First Time in 20 Years, We Have a Growth Story to Tell.”

If the analysts viewing Philly from 10,000 feet put it in the middle of the nation’s large real estate markets, the analysts close to the […]


Philly Real Estate Market Forecast for 2014: Just Right

Many observers have commented on the “Goldilocks” nature of the Philadelphia regional economy: It’s neither too hot nor too cold, but just right to sustain […]


Philly Metro Gets a “Meh” on Housing Affordability

A few days ago, a Twitterer of my acquaintance wrote: “Can we retire ‘meh’ now?” And I think it’s safe to say that the word […]


What Would You Do If You Couldn’t Pay Your Mortgage?


Philly Metro: One of the Most Buyer-Friendly Markets

The Wall Street Journal’s Developments blog reports that the Philadelphia metro is one of the country’s most buyer-friendly. This is reflected by the latest housing […]


Morning Headlines: The Philly-Area Housing Market Is, Quite Simply, Kicking Ass

Forgive the profanity, but RealtyTrac’s July 2013 Residential and Foreclosure Sales Report has very good news for our area–better news, in fact, than yesterday’s terrific […]


Housing Report: Number of Philly Properties Sold Has Soared

Zillow has released its July 2013 Home Values report, and for Philadelphia, the news is pretty good. Between June and July: – Property sale prices: […]


Philadelphia Housing Market: “Lagging” or “Next Hot Spot”?

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, […]


FBI Raids Sheriff’s Office With Focus on “Unknown Real Estate Dealings”

RealtyTrac released its July 2013 foreclosure market report today, and Philadelphia County’s foreclosure’s are down by 2 percent. That’s meager comfort for those disturbed by […]


10 Hottest Philadelphia Neighborhoods for Home Sales

The numbers are in for June 2013, and the results (drum roll, please) are these: 19146: includes Point Breeze, Graduate Hospital, Grays Ferry 19147: includes […]


It’s Not Jay Leno, But the President Will Answer Your Questions About Housing Today