With proper planning, selling a parent’s house can be a relatively painless process — or not

Family members consumed by grief may be unable to make decisions, letting homes that may have already languished fall further into disrepair. Siblings may harbor emotional attachments and have unrealistic expectations about the sale price.

Construction of townhouses, priced up to $2 million, begins at former Christian Street Baptist Church site

Last year, Point Breeze developer Ori Feibush demolished the century-old church after a long squabble with preservationists and neighbors. Now, a different developer is building on the land.

Construction of townhouses, priced up to $2 million, begins at former Christian Street Baptist Church site

Last year, Point Breeze developer Ori Feibush demolished the century-old church after a long squabble with preservationists and neighbors. Now, a different developer is building on the land.

Councilman Squilla introduces bills to make it easier to reuse Philadelphia’s historic buildings

Councilman Mark Squilla introduced three bills, including one to eliminate parking requirements, that aim to encourage developers to preserve Philadelphia's historic properties, rather than tear them down.

Councilman Squilla introduces bills to make it easier to reuse Philadelphia’s historic buildings

Councilman Mark Squilla introduced three bills, including one to eliminate parking requirements, that aim to encourage developers to preserve Philadelphia's historic properties, rather than tear them down.

Developer’s permit application to raze art gallery building near Rittenhouse Square is news to its owner

The 1806 Chestnut St. building's owner says developer Astoban has no deal to buy it from him, nor any other agreement that would permit its demolition.

Developer’s permit application to raze art gallery building near Rittenhouse Square is news to its owner

The 1806 Chestnut St. building's owner says developer Astoban has no deal to buy it from him, nor any other agreement that would permit its demolition.
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Another retail storefront bites the dust: City utility to close downtown bill-pay location

Philadelphia Gas Works plans to shut down its Center City customer service center, which is slated for the wrecking ball. Walk-in traffic had slowed as more customers moved online.

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Schuylkill Yards’ first project: Turning a parking lot into a park | Inga Saffron

The grounds are a nice place for a stroll, but a corporate mission clearly informed the design.

Germantown business owners, frustrated by trash, vote to dismantle the agency that cleaned their streets

What happens next for Germantown's trash problems? The community is still figuring it out.

June 21-27: In the garden, it’s time to...

If you missed the first planting or even the second entirely, there’s still time to get in a round in.

‘Overbuild’ projects planned to turn historic Freeman’s auction house and Nelson Building into condos

Plans for the buildings are to be presented before the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s architecture committee.

On the market: Six-bedroom Victorian in University City for $669,000

"The house and neighborhood are at the best they’ve been since I moved to Philly in 1986,” the seller says.

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These software gurus propose a computer museum to mark Philly’s role in starting the digital world

Jim Scherrer wants to set up a computer museum -- a Compuseum -- and provoke a next wave of innovation. He poured forth this vision at a beer-laden table in the Franklin Institute locomotive room with his friend John Gruber.

Six Philadelphia real estate projects awarded historic tax credits by state agency

Two former Philadelphia schools, a vacant brewery, a library, a Center City high-rise, and a commercial row building were awarded the tax credits, which total $600,000.

Pa. Republicans pull the bill to greenlight 5G antennas as towns say it would undercut their zoning powers.

5G will be considered again in the fall given its promise of super-fast data links for robotics, telemedicine and driver-less cars. But the legislature's approach riled up a lot of people.

Presby’s Inspired Life to be acquired by California nonprofit

The two nonprofits said they will strive to operate on a national scale.

A townhouse in Washington Square West for a now-grown family

The Silvers “really like that within the city, we are central and can walk everywhere.”

South Jersey firm disputes labor union allegation that it lied on application for $79 million tax break

“We have fully complied with all of the requirements” of the application process for Grow New Jersey tax credits, NFI spokesperson T.J. Lynch said.

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