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AVI: Also Screwing City Council Members

City Paper has compiled a handy chart documenting how each City Council member will get affected by the city’s Actual Value Initiative (provided the current […]

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Philly Rises Up National “Green Buildings” Ranking

Philly.com reports that Philly ranks 11th on a new EPA list of cities with “green buildings.” LA is first with 528 buildings; Philadelphia is way […]

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Shorter AVI: Glossy Corporate Towers Win, Your House Loses

The Daily News has compiled a list documenting how AVI is affecting the city’s 25 biggest buildings. And guess what? All of their taxes are […]

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Luxury Hotel Coming to Two Liberty Place [UPDATED]

A chunk of Philly’s skyline defining Two Liberty Place originally designated for commercial use, then for residential use, will now be converted into a luxury […]

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The Most Expensive Rental Condo in Rittenhouse Square

Always wanted to be #1 but were never good enough at sports or spelling to get an award? Then the real estate status game might […]

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Turns Out City Probably Will Make a Profit Off AVI

Profiting off our property tax increases?! Outrageous! Oh wait, that’s what we want. When the Nutter administration decided that his AVI plan would be revenue […]

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Mayor Nutter Defends New AVI Property Assessments

CBS Philly reports: “Some elected officials in Philadelphia say the new citywide property assessments are full of inaccuracies, but today Mayor Nutter strongly defended the […]

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Who Will Claim Daffy’s Old Center City Location?

Our colleagues at PhillyMag’s new Property blog say that bidding on the old Daffy’s location at 17th and Walnut is down to two bidders, both […]

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How Well Do You Know Philly’s Neighborhoods? “Click That Hood” to Find Out

Philly is a city of neighborhoods. You hear that everywhere. Well if that’s true, a true Philadelphian better know where to find each and every […]

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Would You Move Out of Your Philly Apt. if Your Landlord Raised Your Rent by $100/Month?

“No one is going to move for $30 more a month,” a local realtor told the Inquirer today. Raise rent by $100 a month, though? […]

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Guess Whose Property Taxes Are Dropping Under AVI? Mayor Nutter’s

Oh nowwww we understand what this whole AVI thing is all about. Nutter wants his property taxes to go down! By $460-$588!  “I’m a big […]

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Philly’s Cheesecake Factory Monstrosity Officially On Its Way

Center City, you’re one step closer to achieving the sterility plaguing most other metropolitan downtowns. This week, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a developer’s […]

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Photos: The Forum Porn Theater Now Demolished

The Forum–the last place to catch a good porn in Center City–is now little more than a crumbling brick shell. Though the demolition is not […]

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Note to Gentrifiers, Rich People, and Pretty Much Everyone: Your Taxes Are Going Up Under AVI

According to City Controller Alan Butkovitz, 343,191 properties will experience tax increases under the city’s proposed Actual Value Initiative (AVI) overhaul, compared to 107,603 which will […]

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Bart Blatstein Sells Control of Piazza, Explains Tax Failure

With his Piazza at Schmidt’s development, developer Bart Blatstein helped set off a wave of gentrification that has remade Northern Liberties and its surrounding neighborhoods. […]