Caitlin McCabe covers residential real estate for the Philadelphia area, with a focus on housing trends, historic preservation, gentrification, and new construction.

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Part of Jewelers’ Row has been demolished for a Toll Brothers tower. What will happen to the rest?

The Philadelphia Historical Commission is scheduled decide on March 14 whether Jewelers Row’s storied past merits historic protection. Property owners on the block are gearing up for a fight.

St. Laurentius sold to new developer, ending years-long questions about historic church’s fate

New Jersey developer Humberto Fernandini said he is committed to trying to save the historic building and is considering converting the church into offices.

Fire at Mayfair home with infant twins inside was arson, investigators rule

Philadelphia police said that a 37-year-old woman was home around 5 p.m. with her two 6-month-old twins when the house began to fill with smoke.

Two Mummers associations condemn ‘expressions of hate’ days after blackface incident

The Philadelphia Mummers Fancy Brigade Association and the String Band Association said Saturday that they were not affiliated with use of blackface during the parade.

Prominent South Sudan peace activist with ties to Philadelphia released from prison

Peter Biar Ajak was released Saturday after South Sudan President Salva Kiir pardoned him along with 30 prisoners. According to Reuters, Kiir said the action was a goodwill gesture to rejuvenate the country’s stalled peace process.

How will the economy, home prices, and the new tax abatement affect Philly in 2020? Experts weigh in.

Philadelphia's real estate market saw a lot of change in 2019. Will that continue into 2020?

L&I: St. Laurentius church in Fishtown not as dangerous as development team claims

L&I says an engineering report submitted by the development team this week is "not supported by the latest inspection results and facts."

New Pa. bill aims to hold contractors accountable for properties they damage in construction accidents

The legislation would require contractors to obtain a $500,000 surety bond for each property that adjoins a construction site. A contractor would be required to use the bond to cover any damage that occurs to neighboring properties.

Developers explore demolition of Fishtown’s St. Laurentius, citing dangerous conditions at beloved church

An engineer’s report submitted to the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections urges that St. Laurentius be demolished as soon as possible.

Wells Fargo to pay Philly $10 million to resolve lawsuit alleging lending discrimination against minorities

The $10 million resolution will be distributed to several Philadelphia programs that focus on enabling homeownership and keeping residents in their homes.