March 28, 2019
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How to Be a Great Home Buyer

You might not realize it, but buying a home is a highly-nuanced social procedure just as much as it is a financial transaction. Maybe even more so. There are the sellers, who must be courted, protected from insult, and gently wooed over to your persuasion; there are the agents, who are go-betweens as busy and secretive as Tudor pages, there […]
March 28, 2019
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Philly Bets Big on Country’s First Esports Arena

Hardcore video gaming is no longer a pursuit confined to your mom’s basement where you and three of your nerd friends drink Capri Sun packets and avoid sunlight. In fact, the professional gaming business has blown up in recent years, with the best players joining teams and receiving endorsements, scholarships, and massive attention on social media. Organized esports teams have […]
March 27, 2019
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Selling Your Home in the Spring: Love It or Hate It?

Conventional wisdom says that spring and summer are the times to sell your home. Clearly a lot of people buy into this wisdom, as a full 40 percent of all home sales take place in May, June, July, and August. In Philadelphia, we’re just now seeing the first signs of the end of winter’s bitter chill, and with Daylight Savings […]
March 26, 2019
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Hospitality Jobs Skyrocket as Philly Hotel Scene Expands

Tourism has been on the rise in the City of Brotherly Love for a long time. In the last five years or so, Philly has been thrust repeatedly into the national spotlight. We had the visit from the Pope, the Republican National Convention, and many other events that have put Philly even more prominently “on the map.” More special events […]
March 25, 2019
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Trend: Philly Apartments Being Converted to Quick-Stay Hotels

There has been a revolution in hospitality in the last decade or so, and it has been the “homestay” experience. This is, of course, most exemplified by AirBnB and other sites that let out short-term rentals for tourists who want a homier, more low-key lodging experience in popular areas. There are already units like this in Philadelphia, but the city […]
March 20, 2019
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New Historical Markers Coming to Philly

As one of the birthplaces of America, Philadelphia has played a significant role in the country’s history. Many notable people have walked the same streets that are there today, many places that are historical landmarks still stand, and we still commemorate keynote events in both the city’s and the nation’s formation. Marking these spots are historical markers, of which Philadelphia […]
March 13, 2019
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Philadelphia News Briefs 3/13/19

A Philly – Pittsburgh Hyperloop: Could it Happen? Elon Musk’s hyperloop technology has startled the world with the amazing possibilities for transportation that it could open up if implemented in reality. Getting from Philly to Pittsburgh currently takes five hours by car, but can you imagine having a craving for shitty beer, a bad football team helmed by a sex […]
March 12, 2019
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Philly: What You Need to Know About New Windows

If you are considering ways to make your condo or house more attractive, whether for your own sake or to appeal to potential buyers, new windows are a great way to make a huge impact. On one hand, they are expensive – this is not a budget or DIY construction project by any means. On the other hand, the benefits […]
March 11, 2019
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It’s Official: Philly Businesses Can’t Go Cashless

It’s been a long and contentious struggle, but the matter has been decided: Philadelphia businesses are banned from going cashless. The Wall Street Journal reported late last week that the City of Brotherly Love is the first municipality in the city to ban cashless businesses. Current cashless establishments – most of which are restaurants and cafes – will have until […]
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