Luxury apartments finished near Lansdale SEPTA station; stores and restaurants coming

The project has been folded into the borough’s plans for revitalization and development over more than a decade. Officials have paid particular attention to building dense retail and residences near the train station.

On the market: A two-bedroom rowhouse in Point Breeze for $365,000

The 1,080-square-foot house has easy access to bike thoroughfares, public transit, and I-95 and I-76. Local eating and drinking places have sprung up within walking distance.

On the market: A two-bedroom rowhouse in Point Breeze for $365,000

The 1,080-square-foot house has easy access to bike thoroughfares, public transit, and I-95 and I-76. Local eating and drinking places have sprung up within walking distance.

Delaware River waterfront project will break ground on 25-story tower in 2021

Durst closed on the property last week, about a year after it was selected to purchase the 1.6 acre site known as the Vine Street Lot.

Delaware River waterfront project will break ground on 25-story tower in 2021

Durst closed on the property last week, about a year after it was selected to purchase the 1.6 acre site known as the Vine Street Lot.

On the market: A compact rowhouse in South Philly for $325,000

The 1,021-square-foot, two-story home, ideal for a couple, has been newly restored with central air conditioning, forced hot air heat, and a walled-off rear patio.

On the market: A compact rowhouse in South Philly for $325,000

The 1,021-square-foot, two-story home, ideal for a couple, has been newly restored with central air conditioning, forced hot air heat, and a walled-off rear patio.
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When does refinancing into a 15-year mortgage make sense?

Is the money you ultimately save worth the higher payment every month, keeping in mind other goals you may have for this money?

On the market: Century-old Fairmount rowhouse for $405,000

The house is close to the trails along the Schuylkill and the Art Museum, and an easy distance to Center City.

Racist property deeds kept thousands of Philly homes off-limits to all but white buyers, study finds

A century ago, home deeds included language that restricted ownership to “Caucasians.”

Millennials are now the largest cohort of homebuyers. Here’s what they’re looking for.

Millennials now represent the largest cohort of home buyers at 37%, according to the National Association of Realtors. Many prefer move-in ready homes over fixer-uppers.

Philly’s tax abatement is changing, but it’s already changed Point Breeze

Few Philadelphia neighborhoods have changed as drastically as Point Breeze has in the last decade. As the city's controversial 10-year tax abatement is about to change, here's what residents have to say about the development that it spurred.

A homeless Camden mom worked all year to buy a house. Then volunteers surprised her by filling it with furnishings.

Lykia Turner spent months without a home for herself and her daughter. Now she owns her house, and with help from a group of Camden County employees, it's move-in ready.

New Pa. bill aims to hold contractors accountable for properties they damage in construction accidents

The legislation would require contractors to obtain a $500,000 surety bond for each property that adjoins a construction site. A contractor would be required to use the bond to cover any damage that occurs to neighboring properties.

Developer Alterra plans 170-unit apartment building at South Philly municipal-complex site

The apartments, 42 of which would be designated for low-income renters, would rise along 12th Street at Reed Street.

On the market: A brick Colonial in Elkins Park for $389,000

The four-bedroom, 2½-bath is 3,280 square feet and in the Cheltenham School District.

Wells Fargo to pay Philly $10 million to resolve lawsuit alleging lending discrimination against minorities

The $10 million resolution will be distributed to several Philadelphia programs that focus on enabling homeownership and keeping residents in their homes.

The road less traveled for homeownership: A converted, one-of-a-kind school bus

Launched in the 1970s as part of the hippie culture, the "skoolie" movement is growing, encompassing smart, custom-crafted little homes that have handsome finishes and high-tech features.

On the market: Eight-bedroom twin near the Penn campus for $725,000

The eight-bedroom, 2½-bath brick twin was a lot of space for a single man, so he became a landlord.

Illness, injury and aging will raise demand for homes with accessibility. Now, they’re not easy to find.

A Harvard University report says less than 5 percent of American homes have features like grab bars or handrails in the bathroom, extra-wide hallways and doors, and a bedroom on the entry level.

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