In the work-from-home battle for space, women are the reluctant nomads

The home office works well as a quiet room to concentrate and work, but in homes have one, that space often defaults to the man.

Philly officials recommend demolition of historic Rittenhouse Square buildings set ablaze amid unrest in May

The buildings are part of Philadelphia's most prestigious shopping street and part of a historic district.

Philly officials recommend demolition of historic Rittenhouse Square buildings set ablaze amid unrest in May

The buildings are part of Philadelphia's most prestigious shopping street and part of a historic district.

Consumers Checkbook’s tips on how to get the best fence for your buck

Checkbook’s undercover shoppers found some companies charging more than twice as much as others for the same work.

Consumers Checkbook’s tips on how to get the best fence for your buck

Checkbook’s undercover shoppers found some companies charging more than twice as much as others for the same work.

Poor internet service a deterrent to rural living, survey finds

Pennsylvania’s rural Internet woes have become more critical during the pandemic, as many schools can't implement online learning and residents can't work from home.

Poor internet service a deterrent to rural living, survey finds

Pennsylvania’s rural Internet woes have become more critical during the pandemic, as many schools can't implement online learning and residents can't work from home.
More Stories

Still waiting for rental assistance? Here’s what to do.

We heard from one renter who said that they had submitted their application in July, and haven’t yet received funding. What’s the delay, and if I’m waiting, what can I do about it?

On the market: A Dutch Colonial in a wooded setting in Devon for $680,000

The house is an active neighborhood, with a Halloween hayride, a fall festival, a July 4 bike parade, playgroups, and a book clubs.

Planting bulbs offers us the glimmer of hope that we all need

Bulb-planting in the fall is always an act of hope. This year, it becomes a form of therapy. When the crocuses, daffodils and tulips next flower, we will be assured of at least one thing: It won't be 2020.

Family relishes the restored charm of a 1950s Colonial in Havertown

Spending so much time home during the pandemic has given this family of four an even greater appreciation of their property and their neighborhood.

Column

SEPTA’s new Wissahickon bus station promises better connections. But it could harm a beloved Philly landscape. | Inga Saffron

How do you insert a big bus station building into such a beloved space? Very carefully. That, unfortunately, is not how SEPTA and PennDOT have been proceeding.

What to look for before you sign a lease

What should you look for in a lease? We break down some of the basics, including fees, repairs, subletting and renewals.

Wealthy investors seem to be exploiting land-conservation tax breaks, and the Senate is taking notice

“These transactions really have nothing to do with conservation and everything to do with claiming tax deductions," an expert said.

Here’s what you need to do now to prepare your house for winter

“About 88% of deficiencies we find in home inspection are due to deferred maintenance,” one expert says. Fall is the time to jump on repairs.

Spotlight PA

Senate GOP halts fixes for Pa.’s troubled rent relief program, surprising even their own

The state House unanimously passed long-awaited changes, but Senate leadership refused to advance it Wednesday, leaving many landlords and families on the financial brink.

Developer Trammell Crow plans 280-unit apartment project beside Conshohocken rail station

High Street Residential, the Trammell Crow unit that builds apartment and condominium projects, plans to complete the five-story building at 101 Washington St. by the end of June 2022.

On the market: A Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house in rural Chester County

The house in Landenberg, not far from the Delaware border, is based on the Usonian style that Frank Lloyd Wright originated in the 1930s.

Ex-Advanta CEO offers Philly-area estate for auction

Arbor Hill, a sprawling Fort Washington estate owned by Dennis Alter, the former CEO of the credit card lending company Advanta, is up for auction.

Perseverance helped this couple get the house they loved in Delaware County

It took three tries to purchase the house and a lot of renovation to get it to where it is today.

SPECIAL REPORTS
Investigative reports, featured series, and guides to living in the Philadelphia region, brought to you by The Inquirer.
WHAT ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT?
Send us your burning questions, or vote on other readers' questions that pique your interest. Our journalists will work to answer them.