Philadelphia increases coronavirus rent relief payments

Philadelphia’s rental assistance program will now pay up to $1,500 per month for tenants who lost income because of the pandemic.

Philadelphia increases coronavirus rent relief payments

Philadelphia’s rental assistance program will now pay up to $1,500 per month for tenants who lost income because of the pandemic.

Outdoor heaters are the hot accessory as it gets colder. Here’s how to buy one.

Propane, gas, electric? What are your options when it comes to buying your own patio heater, and what should you look out for when purchasing one? Here is what you need to know.

Outdoor heaters are the hot accessory as it gets colder. Here’s how to buy one.

Propane, gas, electric? What are your options when it comes to buying your own patio heater, and what should you look out for when purchasing one? Here is what you need to know.

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A roof deck escape during the pandemic

Bill Pilat has been enjoying his roof deck on his Southwest Center City rowhome since it was completed this spring. He's especially happy he has the space to escape to during the pandemic. “Being able to go out somewhere — it was a godsend,' he said. "I’m glad I didn’t push it off another year....
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A roof deck escape during the pandemic

Bill Pilat has been enjoying his roof deck on his Southwest Center City rowhome since it was completed this spring. He's especially happy he has the space to escape to during the pandemic. “Being able to go out somewhere — it was a godsend,' he said. "I’m glad I didn’t push it off another year. I’d be kicking myself.”
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Building a roof deck

As people look for more living space during the pandemic, roof decks are becoming a must-have. David Posternack, owner of Match Remodeling, said he's getting so many requests for roof decks, he's had to turn away business. He and his crew are building a roof deck in the Spring Garden neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Personalizing an existing rooftop space

Sara Shuman decided to renovate a dreary rooftop on her West Poplar condo by painting the walls pink, designing a mural for one of the walls, and adding a pergola, furniture, and plants. “Having that extra space up on the roof and having it kind of personalized made such a big difference,' she said. "I’ve been so grateful for that during COVID."

Roof decks are becoming a must-have for Philly homeowners and buyers

The pandemic and early stay-at-home orders have changed homeowners' and buyers' priorities. Roof decks are increasingly in demand.

Amazon to lease newly built Northeast Philly warehouse amid North American hiring binge

About 5,000 of Amazon's new jobs will be in Philadelphia, a company spokesperson said.

The 76ers could put a new arena where fans actually want to be: a guide

The region’s business and real estate communities are now carefully watching for the Sixers’ next steps, handicapping potential development sites in the city and even in Camden.

Here’s when your landlord can raise your rent and by how much

When can your landlord raise your rent and by how much? Here is what you need to know.

On the market: A secluded, historic house in Bryn Mawr for $699,000

The three-bedroom, 2½-bath Bryn Mawr house is a 1997 addition to a spring house on the Biddle Estate, which has structures dating to 1700.

A grandmother downsizes within her own Chester County home by adding an apartment

“It was a financially wise decision and emotionally fulfilling,” says Andrew Colket, whose family of four moved into his childhood home. “It’s the best way to ensure multigenerational wealth.”

It’s lawn-fixing season. Here’s how to do it.

Over time, the lawn doesn't always look so great. It needs periodic overhauling, and now is the time of year to fix it.

Homes for sale in the Philly region are going quickly

Both the housing supply and the number of days that homes stayed on the market hit record lows in August in the Philadelphia metropolitan region, according to a multiple listing service.

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Farewell, Century 21: The chain that survived 9/11 couldn’t outlast the coronavirus

Members of the Gindi family say their insurers "turned their backs on us at this most critical time.”

Philadelphia Council’s vote on union bill shows how building trades are still a force in city politics

It was a vote that suggested the enduring political power of the building trade unions, even as other labor organizations representing more diverse, lower-wage workers build clout in City Hall.

Low incomes make Philadelphia homes less affordable, Pew study finds

While some cities are unaffordable for certain residents because of high housing costs, Philadelphia’s affordability problem is driven by residents’ low incomes, a Pew Charitable Trusts report found.

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