Philadelphia

August 22, 2012 - 8:43 AM
The housing crisis hit the City of Brotherly Love particularly hard in 2008 and 2009. Communities across the metro area saw many residents' mortgages go underwater and many homes slide into foreclosure. Willingboro, for example, had 15.9 percent of its housing stock in foreclosure, according to The Read More
August 17, 2012 - 7:54 AM
As it did across the country, the housing market in Philadelphia plummeted between 2006 and 2009. As a result, many homebuilders drastically lost faith in the market. At its low point, their sentiment, as measured by weekly surveys by local consulting firm, Econsult, dipped below 10 percent. However, it has Read More

Rapid rise in Philly homebuilder sentiment

As it did across the country, the housing market in Philadelphia plummeted between 2006 and 2009.

August 16, 2012 - 8:11 AM
Increasing house prices in the City of Brotherly Love have helped residents regain much of the property values they lost during the downturn, according to the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog. Not only is this good news for underwater homeowners, but it could make it a great time to buy one of the houses for Read More

July jump brings Philly home values toward their peak

Increasing house prices in the City of Brotherly Love have helped residents regain much of the property values they lost during the downturn, according to the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog.

August 14, 2012 - 8:08 AM
When looking for the best houses for sale in Philadelphia, PA, to suit your particular needs, it is important to not look only at the city as a whole, but also at specific neighborhoods. Some regions of the city might have a particular style of house or more amenities in one area, while others may present Read More

Affordable homes in Lower Northeast Philly

When looking for the best houses for sale in Philadelphia, PA, to suit your particular needs, it is important to not look only at the city as a whole, but also at specific neighborhoods.

August 14, 2012 - 8:03 AM
Recently, large metro areas across the country have been gaining new residents at a disproportionate rate, according to new real estate data. Bigger cities such as Chicago, San Francisco and, especially, Philadelphia have been seeing particularly high influxes. One result of this trend is a rapidly Read More

Influx of young people drives up Philly rents

Recently, large metro areas across the country have been gaining new residents at a disproportionate rate, according to new real estate data.

August 10, 2012 - 7:55 AM
Investors actively entering the commercial and housing market in the City of Brotherly Love likely reflect the metro's positive trajectory in terms of buyer demand and rising property values. The growing activity in the market might be an indication that people contemplating buying one of the houses for Read More

High investment activity in Philadelphia real estate

Investors actively entering the commercial and housing market in the City of Brotherly Love likely reflect the metro's positive trajectory in terms of buyer demand and rising property values.

August 7, 2012 - 3:53 PM
Home prices in the City of Brotherly Love are still not at their pre-recession peak, but they are showing steady signs of improving, which means this could be a good time to consider buying one of the houses for sale in Philadelphia, PA. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 2012 has seen more home sales, Read More

Low home prices but increasing demand in Philly

Home prices in the City of Brotherly Love are still not at their pre-recession peak, but they are showing steady signs of improving, which means this could be a good time to consider buying one of the houses for sale in Philadelphia, PA.

August 6, 2012 - 8:00 AM
Although they might get scant attention from the public, roads play an important role in the quality of life and property values of a city. Poorly maintained or traffic-plagued streets can irritate residents and repel tourists. Conversely, well-ordered and scenically lined thoroughfares can make a metro a Read More

Improving the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Although they might get scant attention from the public, roads play an important role in the quality of life and property values of a city.

August 6, 2012 - 7:51 AM
Whether you need it or not, well-respected, convenient health care is integral to a city's quality of life and reputation. Just the knowledge that you or a loved one will receive top-notch service in the case of an emergency or ailment can help you rest easy and be glad you live in a metro that looks Read More

Massive renovation coming to Philly hospital

Whether you need it or not, well-respected, convenient health care is integral to a city's quality of life and reputation.

August 3, 2012 - 8:08 AM
When home prices dropped precipitously during the recession of the last 2000s, it caused a negative outcome for many homeowners - namely that their houses became worth less than the balances owed on their mortgages, which is commonly referred to as underwater. Luckily, the rebounding market has had the Read More

Rising home values drag many mortgages out of the water

When home prices dropped precipitously during the recession of the last 2000s, it caused a negative outcome for many homeowners - namely that their houses became worth less than the balances owed on their mortgages, which is commonly referred to as underwater.

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