March 25, 2012

Starr Garden Playground

Starr Garden Playground Starr Garden is Philadelphia’s first and oldest playground. Established in 1905, it features a recreation center, two playgrounds, a large field, a picnic area, a basketball court, beautiful trees, a fountain, murals and a sculpture. Towering, shady trees make this park a  slice of comfort during the hot summer months, when a cool breeze ripples across the […]
March 23, 2012

Radon Mitigation For Real Estate

Radon Mitigation For Real Estate Radon Mitigation FAQ’s Is Radon serious and dangerous? When it comes to the dangers of radon, there is overwhelming consensus that it is a grave public health hazard that needs to be addressed. The following organizations have all taken positions that the public should test for radon in their homes then remediate if they have […]
March 22, 2012

Philadelphia Pool In Condo Buildings

Philadelphia Pool In Condo Buildings About this time every year I get the same question from home buyers looking for Philadelphia condos – “Which condo buildings have pools?” Here’s the current list of Philadelphia condo buildings with pools: 1. The Philadelphian – 2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Art Museum Area 2. CitiView – 2001 Hamilton Ave, Art Museum Area 3. The Murano […]
March 21, 2012

Bizarre New Listing In Art Museum Area

Bizarre New Listing In Art Museum Area This bizzare new listing popped up on the Philadelphia MLS today.  The property, formerly a laundromat, is located at 2231 Green Street on a great Art Museum block and is a one story building that adjoins a condominium and sits in them middle of a parking lot.  After some digging I found out […]
March 21, 2012

Understanding Philadelphia Mortgage Rates

Understanding Philadelphia Mortgage Rates Here’s an interesting email I got from a local Philadelphia mortgage lender describing what causes interest rates to move up and down: The Federal Reserve and Mortgage Rates – Understanding What Causes Interest Rate Movement Consumers are often misled when it comes to the subject of the Federal Reserve and how it affects mortgage interest rates. […]
March 21, 2012

Prudential Fox & Roach Named Best Place To Work

Prudential Fox & Roach Named Best Place To Work We all know you can lie with statistics but some statistics are more reliable than others.  Some of you may have seen the survey by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News which names the Best Workplaces of 2012 in Philadelphia. Prudential Fox & Roach is #4 on the list. Not only […]
March 19, 2012

Philadelphia Condos: Non Warrantable Condominiums

Philadelphia Condos: Non Warrantable Condominiums The question of warratability came up twice last week and I’m guessing that most of the real estate buying public doesn’t know what an unwarrantable condo is.  Here’s a post from Jason Griesser’s blog that answers that very question.  If you have a question about financing a particular PPhiladelphia condo feel free to give me […]
March 19, 2012

Philadelphia Mortgage Update March 19, 2012

Philadelphia Mortgage Update March 19, 2012 Here are the latest comments and rate sheet from Jason Griesser: Interest rates have come up out of the 3’s on conventional financing and interest rates across the board have risen this week. The main reason is the Federal Reserve announced Tuesday afternoon that economic activity has picked up and continues to improve. This […]
March 14, 2012

Renting vs. Buying Real Estate

At least once a week I encounter a client who is weighing the pros and cons of renting versus buying real estate in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, there’s no formula or analysis that works for every individual—the decision whether to rent or buy must be made on a case by case basis because the process requires a very subjective weighing of pros […]
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