An abandoned garage is the latest flashpoint over gentrification in West Philly

A developer wants to build 30 apartments in a neighborhood that's largely single-family homes or rowhouses divided into rentals.

Bank loans to fuel development of two apartment projects near Center City, despite COVID-19 downturn

The loans will fund projects in the city's Fairmount and Brewerytown neighborhoods.

Bank loans to fuel development of two apartment projects near Center City, despite COVID-19 downturn

The loans will fund projects in the city's Fairmount and Brewerytown neighborhoods.

On the market: A Roxborough duplex with an apartment for $549,900

The house includes an apartment, but it could be converted to single-family use by simply removing a partial wall.

On the market: A Roxborough duplex with an apartment for $549,900

The house includes an apartment, but it could be converted to single-family use by simply removing a partial wall.

What is the fair housing rule and how will its repeal affect Philly?

President Donald Trump repealed this Obama-era rule. But what did the AFFH do, and what does its repeal mean for places like Philadelphia? Here is a basic overview.

What is the fair housing rule and how will its repeal affect Philly?

President Donald Trump repealed this Obama-era rule. But what did the AFFH do, and what does its repeal mean for places like Philadelphia? Here is a basic overview.
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A historically low number of Philadelphia houses are for sale

The number of homes listed for sale in Philadelphia fell in June to the lowest amount in the nearly 20 years that a local multiple listing service has been keeping track, according to Drexel University economist Kevin Gillen.

Buying a home? Here’s what to expect at the closing.

The final step before becoming a homeowner includes lots of documents, signatures and fees.

Undeterred by the pandemic, more people are buying houses sight unseen to get record-low mortgage rates

As of Thursday, the mortgage loan company Freddie Mac said the average rate for a 30-year home loan had fallen to 2.99%.

On the market: A bayfront house on Long Beach Island for $720,000

The two-bedroom, two-bath house has an open floor plan with views from the kitchen, dining room, and living area.

The threat to a John Coltrane mural shows how development can erase Black history in Philly

Development has cost Philadelphia four to six murals a year amid the recent construction boom. The latest threatened is a John Coltrane memorial in Strawberry Mansion.

Philly metro has one of the strongest housing market rebounds from April lows

Buyer demand in the Philly metropolitan area came back stronger than in most other metro areas from a nationwide April slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

High-end real estate listings are returning in the Philly area, outpacing the recovery of the more affordable market

New listings of high-end houses, which dropped the farthest and fastest during the early months of the pandemic, are coming back to the market and inflating the median price of houses for sale, according to a Zillow analysis.

Low mortgage rates help home buyers as prices rise — if they can qualify

Average 30-year fixed mortgage rates have reached new lows during the pandemic, but lenders are tightening credit requirements because of economic uncertainty.

Can I break my lease? Your tenants’ rights, explained

What happens if you have to break a lease? Here are your options, and how the rules in Pennsylvania work.

On the market: An estate home in Chadds Ford for $950,000

The large home surrounded by wood in the Harvey Run Community "was head and shoulders above everything else,” the owner said.

Historic Engine 29 firehouse sale approved by city agency for apartment project

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority voted last week to sell the city-owned firehouse at 1221 N. Fourth St., north of Girard Avenue, for $1.6 million to a company affiliated with developer Jeffrey Tubbs.

Point Breeze rental complex proposed under plan to keep homes affordable even if landlord changes

The Women’s Community Revitalization Project was approved through a vote last week by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to buy the three-quarter acre tract for a nominal fee for what it is calling the Mamie Nichols Townhomes.

Encampment outside Philadelphia Housing Authority headquarters also given notice to vacate by Friday

The encampment, located in a vacant lot on the corner of Ridge Avenue and Jefferson Street in Sharswood, began June 27.

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