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Report: Philly Both Outrageously Expensive, Very Affordable

If you told some Philadelphians that this is the most expensive place to live in the country, they’d probably agree. If you told others that […]

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City Council Passes Point Breeze Eminent Domain Bill for Affordable Housing

Thanks to Bill 120755, eminent domain is alive and well in Philly, with City Council passing the measure through its chambers today. The bill, which […]

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Rockefeller Center Donates Christmas Tree Lumber to Habitat for Humanity for New Philly Homes

So it turns out Philadelphians can get along with New Yorkers, at least around the holidays. In fact, Rockefeller Plaza has donated lumber from last year’s […]

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Whippersnappers, Kidless Boomers Drive Up Center City Real Estate Prices

According to a new Center City District report released today, property prices in Center City rose 13 percent in the first nine months of 2012. […]

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Apartments Could Replace Classrooms at West Philly High

West Philly High has a future—just not for educational purposes. According to reports, New York developer Strong Place Partners wants to convert the old building […]

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Estate Sale at Georges Perrier’s $2.5 Million House in Chestnut Hill

Curbed came across an interesting posting on Craigslist over the weekend: an ad for an estate sale at Georges Perrier’s home in Chestnut Hill. Among […]

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Home Sales Jumped 2 Percent In October

Good news on the economic front: The pace of sales for previously owned homes rose in October in the latest sign of improvement for the […]

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100 Properties, $32 Million, 1,102 Years

View Philadelphia’s Biggest Real Estate Delinquencies in a full screen map The above map features the 100 properties that represent the 100 largest real estate […]

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Casino Applications Due By End of Day Today

If you want to open up the second casino in Philly, you’d better get moving: the application deadline is today (looking at you, Blatstein). With […]

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Let’s All Take Five Seconds and Come Up With Better Casino Names Than These Guys Did

Nothing evokes the jet-set glamour of Monte Carlo days and Casablanca nights like a chic casino moniker. SugarHouse missed that mark by a mile, but […]

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Is City Council About to Trade Away Philadelphia’s Walkability Advantage?

When my wife and I decided to move to Philadelphia from Kansas four years ago, one of the first decisions we made was to ditch […]

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Philly’s Walkability Helped City Survive the Recession. Really.

Center City Philadelphia has long had a reputation as one of the most “walkable” areas of the country—it’s easy to head out the door and […]

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City Council Waits a Whopping Three Months Before Messing With New Zoning Code

After 50 years of waiting, 4 years of study, and 2 millions of dollars, Philadelphia unveiled in August a revamped zoning code that quickened developers’ […]

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A Casino at the Sports Complex in South Philly?

Casino at the Sports Complex? Bart Blatstein isn’t the only one with his eyes on Philly’s second casino license. Bob Green and his Greenwood Gaming […]

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Bart Blatstein Wants a Slice of France for Philly’s Casino on North Broad Street

Blatstein Wants a Piece of France on North Broad. Bart Blatstein unveiled his idea for a $700 million casino, resort, and entertainment complex at the […]