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Debate over International House highlights what’s wrong with preservation in Philly: Everything is negotiable | Inga Saffron

If a proposed addition is approved, all that would be left is a partial view of the Brutalist building’s facade — the equivalent of someone being buried up to their chest in beach sand.
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Debate over International House highlights what’s wrong with preservation in Philly: Everything is negotiable | Inga Saffron

If a proposed addition is approved, all that would be left is a partial view of the Brutalist building’s facade — the equivalent of someone being buried up to their chest in beach sand.

Plant lover’s green thumb makes an imprint on her Montgomery County home

“Plants filter the air” in the 1,219-square-foot home Christie Sommers now shares 24-7 with her husband, Steve, a sound engineer and their son, Ash, 8, who is attending second grade virtually.

Plant lover’s green thumb makes an imprint on her Montgomery County home

“Plants filter the air” in the 1,219-square-foot home Christie Sommers now shares 24-7 with her husband, Steve, a sound engineer and their son, Ash, 8, who is attending second grade virtually.

Judge clears mall-owner PREIT’s restructuring plan with lenders, clearing path out of bankruptcy

The plan could be enacted as soon as the end of this week, allowing PREIT to emerge from bankruptcy in time for the year’s major shopping season at its malls.

Judge clears mall-owner PREIT’s restructuring plan with lenders, clearing path out of bankruptcy

The plan could be enacted as soon as the end of this week, allowing PREIT to emerge from bankruptcy in time for the year’s major shopping season at its malls.
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Home inspections are a bargaining chip in Philly area’s hot real estate market

In the Philly area, where houses have been selling quickly after bidding wars, real estate agents say their clients are losing out on homes because competitors are waiving their right to inspections.

How to choose your homeowners insurance

Buyers should start looking for a home insurance provider as soon as they have a contract accepted to buy a home.

On the market: A two-bedroom rowhouse near Center City for $319,000

The compact rowhouse in the Devil’s Pocket neighborhood was the perfect starter home for a young couple who wanted to walk to work and be close to Center City.

How to use a space heater without burning down your house

How can you use space heaters without burning your house down? Here is what you need to know about buying one and using it safely.

Wells Fargo reverses, again, on letting homeowners accept U.S. mortgage aid

The region's largest bank was "dragging its feet" on accepting U.S. aid for some mortgage borrowers and turning others down under its own rules.

Family makes the most out of a West Chester house with potential

The house needed work, but the location was picture perfect. Over a dozen years, a couple created a dream house for their family of four.

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Philadelphia has an affordable-housing crisis. Biden’s platform has a simple, but radical, solution. | Inga Saffron

Under his proposal, every cost-burdened, low-income family would receive a check to bridge the gap between their actual rent and the rent they can afford. The impact would be immediate.

Philly undoes deal with developer Peebles to revamp historic Family Court building into luxury hotel

The move underscores the feeling of uncertainty surrounding the hotel industry and other categories of commercial real estate as the long-term impacts of the pandemic take hold.

The 8 best interior design shows to stream over the Thanksgiving holiday

With so many of us staying put for Thanksgiving, here's a menu of home design binging to keep you busy.

Beloved Shore house saved by moving it from Avalon to Cape May

“The house had such sweet memories for me, and when I heard it was going to be demolished, something came over me. It was a feeling that I had to save it.”

Philly City Council to weigh reduction in commercial tax abatement

The new proposal comes amid debate over a 1% tax on new construction. City Council President Darrell L. Clarke criticized developers for pushing back against his plans.

Philly’s housing agency taps nonprofits to build affordable housing on 240 city-owned lots

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is tapping into a network of neighborhood groups to help the city alleviate its shortage of affordable homes.

On the market: Combining the traditional and the modern in Fishtown

The neighborhood is a major attraction, “very laid back and friendly, from the local coffee shop around the corner to their neighbor’s black lab," the owner said.

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