April 30, 2019
townhouse

Are These Four Things Keeping Your Home From Selling?

Sometimes it’s abundantly clear why a home would be a tough sell – the roof is damaged, it’s in a bad neighborhood, there is visible water damage, et cetera. The price point could also be wrong, but that’s an easy one to suss out. On occasion, however, the reasons a home sits on the market are far more insidious and […]
April 24, 2019
solar power

Philly Opens Program to Help Homeowners Go Solar

There’s no doubt that “going solar” is the wave of the future. As trends turn away from fossil fuels and other types of energy that are bad for the environment; clean, plentiful solar energy is clearly the answer. Many homeowners are interested in harnessing the power of solar, but the cost of the equipment needed to convert (to wit: solar […]
April 23, 2019
worker

Buyers: Avoid These Home Inspection Fails – Part 2/2

Continued from Part One. You’re all up in the inspector’s grill. After reading what I just wrote, know that it is possible to get TOO involved in the inspection. While following at a respectful distance and giving the pro room to do their job is absolutely acceptable, sticking your nose in every crevice and getting in the way is most […]
April 23, 2019
pipe

Buyers: Avoid These Home Inspection Fails – Part 1/2

Home inspections are a big part of the homebuying process. They mark a big milestone in the course of the transaction for both buyers and sellers, because they can be stressful. The specter of an inspection turning up all manner of necessary repairs and tanking the sale haunts buyers, just as a already-beloved future home being deemed ineligible can frighten […]
April 22, 2019
keys

Home-Selling Etiquette for Dummies

I’ve said it before, but selling a house is as complicated a maneuver as a Viennese waltz or a foxtrot. There’s prescribed etiquette, you have no control over how fast (or slow) the dance takes, and you have to avoid stepping on your partner’s toes. The process can be confusing and frustrating if you don’t know the rules of the […]
April 17, 2019
street sweep

Philly Street-Sweeping Program Kicks Up Controversy

Up until yesterday, Philadelphia was the last major city in the United States without a street-cleaning program. Residents saw proof of this in dusty, dinghy streets that were covered in litter and schmutz. When a new street-sweeping program was announced, residents were thrilled. The execution of the plan, however, has left a lot of people confused… and dusty. Big cities […]
April 16, 2019
baseball

MLB’s 2026 All-Star Game Will Be in Philly!

In recent years, Philadelphia has been writ large on the national stage. We hosted the Pope when he came to the United States, we held the Republican National Convention in 2016, and now, the city will be able to brag that we’re hosting Major League Baseball’s All-Stars Game in 2026, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. […]
April 10, 2019
coffee

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at Wawa Day Tomorrow!

Great news, Philly – tomorrow, your morning coffee is on Wawa! June 11th marks Wawa Day, an annual celebration of one of Philadelphia’s favorite institutions. Free coffee of any size is a standard on this day, and tomorrow, which marks the 55th celebration of this unofficial holiday, is an exciting one for more than a single reason. It’s believed that, […]
April 9, 2019
traffic

Is Philadelphia Considering Congestion Fees?

Everybody with a car done been knew that traffic in Philly is a hot mess. Congestion reigns supreme during both morning and evening rush hours, which are so long that it almost feels like they bleed into one another. Getting in or out of Center City at almost any time is a disaster. The state of the traffic promotes road […]
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