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New Apartment Complex In South Kensington

South Kensington continues to develop further north into the neighborhood.  The development includes a large number of apartments, retail spaces, and creative office space.  These

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New Apartment Building Will Add To Growth In Mount Airy Community

Mount Airy is a popular neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia. In recent years, Mount Airy has been becoming more popular, with several new residential developments. The heart of the neighborhood

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RENOVATION OF GRETZ BREWERY REDEVELOPS A LARGE VACANT LANDMARK IN SOUTH KENSINGTON

As South Kensington continues to grow and develop, many of the once vacant industrial landmarks of the neighborhood are being redeveloped into residential and office space. Some noteworthy

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RENOVATION OF HARBISONS DAIRY PLANT IS A BIG IMPROVEMENT FOR KENSINGTON SAVES A FAMILIAR NEIGHBORHO

Kensington has been experiencing much redevelopment in recent years, especially in South and East Kensington. Development, so far, has been slower in other parts of Kensington, but new construction

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Rittenhouse Square Is The Heart Of Luxury Properties In The City

Rittenhouse Square is the heart of Center City’s most expensive and exclusive neighborhood. With a bevy of high-rise residences filled with top-end luxury apartments, and some of the best fine

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4900 Spruce Street Redevelops A Parking Lot In Walnut Hill

4900 Spruce Street Redevelops a Parking Lot in Walnut Hill. Walnut Hill is in the middle of West Philadelphia and is experiencing a huge amount of new development.  The former West Philadelphia

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Renovation Of Harbisons Dairy Plant Is A Big Improvement For Kensington And Saves A Familiar Neighbo

Renovation of Harbison’s Dairy Plant is a Big Improvement for Kensington and Saves a Familiar Neighborhood Landmark. Kensington has been experiencing much redevelopment in recent years, especially

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The Girard Towers Over Market East With Luxury Apartments And Extended Stay Rooms

The Girard towers over Market East with luxury apartments and extended stay rooms. The East Market development is the big mixed-use development on Market East, between 11th and 12th Streets. It

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The Alexander Adds An Upscale Apartment Building To Franklintown And The Art Museum Area

The Alexander adds an upscale apartment building to Franklintown and the Art Museum area. The Art Museum area, north of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is an upscale group of neighborhoods near many

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GETAWAY AT THE GREENHOUSE AUTO SHOW LUNAR NEW YEAR PHILLY THEATRE WEEK AND MORE

Get excited: It’s going to be another awesome, jam-packed winter weekend in Philadelphia.Don’t miss the last chance to check out the massive 2019 Philadelphia Auto Show, which welcomes

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Brewerytown Continues To Develop With New Apartment Building

Brewerytown is experiencing several large new developments at the western end of the neighborhood, adjacent to Fairmount Park.  Along 31st Street, three large industrial buildings are being

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New Apartment Building Will Add To Wissahickon Housing

The Wissahickon neighborhood is in the northwestern part of Philadelphia and is named after the beautiful Wissahickon Creek Park, which runs through the neighborhood.  The Wissahickon Creek is

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New Apartment Building Will Bridge Connection Between South Kensington And Fishtown Neighborhoods

South Kensington is one of the most rapidly developing neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Fishtown is seeing much new development as well.  The two neighborhoods come together at Front Street,

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New Apartment Building Under Construction On Once Vacant Stretch Of Ridge Avenue

Ridge Avenue, north of Center City, has had much vacancy for many years.  Both west of Broad Street, in Francisville, and east of Broad Street, in West Poplar, Ridge Avenue had many large

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New Apartment Tower Planned For 700 Block Of Chestnut Street

The 700 block of Chestnut Street is a block from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center.  Despite the prime location, the block hasn’t been living up to its potential and had several

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Society Hill Neighborhood Plan To Guide Development Of The Most Historic Neighborhoods

Society Hill is the most historic neighborhood in Philadelphia.  Once a depressed formerly industrial neighborhood, it was redeveloped by a neighborhood plan in the 1950s under the leadership

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New Townhouses And Apartments Planned For East Hagert Street In Fishtown

Fishtown continues to develop with large new townhouses and apartment buildings.  As Northern Liberties and Old City have become expensive, Fishtown, East Kensington, and South Kensington have

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How To Find An Exotic Pet Sitter

Where do you find someone who’s willing to keep these creatures fed and happy while you’re away? Anyone? Anyone?Never fear, the small but growing niche of exotic-pet sitters are all too happy to

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10 Daring Interior Design Trends You Will See Everywhere In 2019

We’ll be the first to admit that it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest decor trends. Not only are they constantly changing, but views vary wildly: One designer says something’s in,

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5 Ways To Make Your Apartment Feel And Look Like Home

We all have an ideal image of what “home” looks like, so it’s easy to feel out of place when we’re in spaces that don’t meet that ideal or that feel temporary, like small rentals and

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New Apartment Building Planned In Fairmount

A new apartment building is planned for the fast growing Fairmount neighborhood.  This new apartment building will be on North 20th Street, at 817 North 20th Street, replacing an auto garage.

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25 TERRIFIC THINGS TO DO IN PHILLY THIS WEEK

Look out, Philadelphia: This week brings a number of awesome events showcasing the city’s thriving arts scene, sports teams, rich diversity and even a taste of what’s in store for the holiday

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NEW APARTMENT BUILDING ADDS REVITALIZATION

Girard Avenue, west of Girard College, is where Fairmount and Brewerytown come together.  Much of the street is a commercial district, which is seeing new retail establishments and development,

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BRAND NEW BEAUTY IN THE HEART OF CENTER CITY

Midtown Village is a centrally-located neighborhood in the heart of Center City that is very lively and diverse.  The 1200 block of Walnut Street used to have an abandoned thrift store and a

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Long Vacant Germantown YWCA Building To Be Renovated Into Apartments

Germantown has many landmark and historic buildings and some of them have been vacant for some time.  There’s the Germantown Town Hall building, which resembles the original Philadelphia

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How To Rent In Philly

Whoever you are, here’s a guide to renting in Philadelphia, from finding your digs, to insuring them (yes, you should get renter’s insurance) to making yourself at home. Got anything to add? Hit

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Autoshow And Luxury Apartments

North Delaware Avenue is starting to experience a healthy amount of residential development.  Many former industrial sites, and buildings, are being developed with luxury apartments, condos,

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Renovation Of Park Towne Place Embraces Location

Park Towne Place is a large apartment complex built in the 1950s on land that was cleared away to create the Ben Franklin Parkway.  It sits along the Parkway between 22nd and 24th Streets and

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Ridge Avenue Continues To Develop

Ridge Avenue, in Francisville, has been seeing a gaggle of new development in recent years, after being largely stagnant and vacant for many years.  Most of these buildings are apartment

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Happy Holidays

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Happy Holidays & New Year! Traditionally, a  part of the end of year is to reflect on your past year , make new goals & resolutions. Now is a perfect time to reflect on your living

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Bitcoin Price Drop 40 Percent AND 5 Things You Must Know About Investment In Bitcoin

Christmas is almost here and among being busy with shopping, holiday arrangements, work and life in general, there is one hot topic that is on the minds of many: The Bitcoin. A 40% price fall from

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Luxury Living At The Aria In Center City

Unparalleled. Unprecedented. Unrivaled. One of Philadelphia’s most prominent 1920’s Beaux-Arts buildings, Aria, located at 1425 Locust St.,  is superior residential living in Center City.

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25 SENSATIONAL THINGS TO DO IN PHILLY THIS WEEK

Fall officially arrives this week, and with the change of season comes dozens of autumnal excellence in the city and the region.Some of the season’s most exciting art exhibitions continue outdoors

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WEEKEND Activity Picks

It’s going to be a gorgeous late summer/early fall weekend in Philadelphia, with a ton of great things to do around the city.Hop on one of 27 lit pedicabs for a free (!) ride on the Benjamin

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4 Common Items That Start Home Fires

The potential causes for house fires may be the last thing on your mind. Paying close attention to fire hazards and taking the right precautions, however, are key safety measures every household

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How To Finish Your Basement Right

Like most things, planning a basement renovation is easier when you have all the right tools at your disposal. Read on to learn about a few tips and tricks you can use to make your project as quick

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5 Ways To Increase Appeal In Your Rental Property

We know you’ve put a lot of work into your rental property. It’s possible that you’ve even lived there yourself at one time or another. However, your renters may not share your same tastes,

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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is right around the corner, and there's no better way to chase the winter blues away than with an all-inclusive plan to tackle your spring cleaning. With a simple step-by-step guide to

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5 Tips For Dealing With Problem Tenants

If you have a tenant that pays their rent on time every month and never causes any issues, consider yourself lucky, because many landlords experience problem tenants all the time. Wondering what to

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If You See These 3 Things When Buying A Flip Run

From all of the shows that are on TV about people flipping houses and making ludicrous profits, it may seem that flipping can be an easy way to make money on the side. However, contrary to how these

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Enjoy Drinks Music At UPPN

Raise your glass!Starting this Friday, Visit Philly teams up with the folks behind the Urban Philly Professional Network (UPPN) for a series of networking happy hours at cultural

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Barnes Foundation Opens Major Exhibition

THE BARNES FOUNDATION OPENS MAJOR EXHIBITION EXPLORING PUBLIC SPACE & THE URBAN EXPERIENCE Throughout the 20th century, some of the world’s most socially engaged artists have used their cities as

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12 NEW BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES OPENING IN PHILADELPHIA IN 2017

Philadelphia’s food and beverage boom continues with a slew of new breweries and distilleries opening in the next few months.From stout to cider, wheat beers to whiskey, there’ll be no shortage

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11 PHILLYTHEMED HOME ITEMS THAT WILL ACTUALLY LOOK COOL IN YOUR HOUSE

It’s just a fact of life that themed home decor of any kind can skew really cheesy really fast. There’s a delicate tipping point at which you go from having a good eye for

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5 Free Things To Do For Martin Luther King Jr Day

Monday, January 16 marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday that celebrates the life and legacy of one of the civil rights movement’s most influential leaders.Museums and attractions across

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Peek Inside The Willow Street Steam Plant Asbestos And All

Its end may be in sightIf all goes to plan, the end of the Willow Steam Plant may be in sight. Photos by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned AmericaThe end of the hulking Willow Street Steam

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17 PLACES IN PHILADELPHIA TO EAT AND PARTY CHRISTMAS EVEDAY AND NEW YEARS EVE

17 PLACES IN PHILADELPHIA TO EAT AND PARTY CHRISTMAS EVE/DAY AND NEW YEAR’S EVE17 Places in Philadelphia to Eat and Party Christmas Eve/Day and New Year’s EveAs Christmas and New Year’s vastly

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THE MOST EXPENSIVE PHILADELPHIA HOMES SOLD IN 2016

THE 11 MOST EXPENSIVE PHILADELPHIA HOMES SOLD IN 2016THE 11 MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES SOLD IN 20162016 proved to be a record setting year for Philadelphia real estate. As the housing market

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6 Reasons Why Buying Off Campus Housing Is Smarter Than Paying Room And Board

There’s no debating that time flies. It seems like yesterday you were either  in high school or college.  Those who were in college 10 to 15 years ago are most likely already in the work

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Mistakes By For Sale By Owners FSBO

Whether you’re looking to save money or simply feel that selling a home is not much of an undertaking, for sale by owners or FSBO often time find themselves between a rock and a hard place. 

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Cliff House Suspended Above Ocean

Prefabricated architecture specialists modscape have planned a conceptual property perched above the ocean in the australian state of victoria. the project, which is designed for a

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What To Do If Your Home Is Damaged By A Storm

So a big storm just ripped through your neighborhood and aside from power going out, you may be oblivious to possible damage.  However, once you’re able to asses the damage after the storm

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Homes For Sale That Come With Parking

This weeks homes available for sale that have parking:ArtMuseum/BrewerytownAvenueof the ArtsBellaVistaCenterCityFishtownGermantownGraduateHospitalItalianMarket AreaKensingtonMt.AiryNewbold/NewboldSo

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Delays That Could Set You Back

If deadlines can’t be met, you can lose the home. We are seeing a lot of back-up offers so if someone overpromises but underperforms things can fall out of escrow.Searching for the right home

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Developments At Bok School

Local business are moving into the new redevelopment of the old Bok School. My great great grandfather lived mere feet away, and spent his time in America selling fruit right outside. My pop-pop

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Good Bad And Ugly In Fishtown

This week, as 25,000 architects have descended upon Philadelphia for the AIA Convention - and Nathaniel Popkin chatted with ArchPaper about the challenges historic preservation faces in our "World

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Checklist For New Landlords

Being a landlord is about far more than banking the rent checks. Here are some tips:Be Ms. or Mr. Fix-It.Sometimes, just making sure things are plugged in or turned on can save you hundreds. A

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PHILLYS NEWEST ROOFTOP BAR ASSEMBLY ROOFTOP OPENS NEXT WEEK

On Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m., nine stories above Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Assembly Rooftop will welcome their first guests with champagne cocktails and sweeping views. Destined

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THIS IS HOW YOU REALLY FEEL ABOUT RESTAURANTS

Ever wonder which city has the least generous tippers? Or what food trends Americans love (and hate) the most?To tackle the endlessly fascinating subject of diner behavior, we conducted a national

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SWEAT Fitness in Queen Village is ramping-up their fitness programs by introducing a new high intensity workout class called SWEATX. SWEATX classes are taught by SWEAT Fitness’ elite X instructors

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Have a sweet tooth? How about a Philly Sweettooth?Well the popular candy store located in Queen Village just got recognized as being one of the best candy stores in town. In a recent

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Honeygrow Is Setting Roots In Philadelphia

We’re pretty sure if you live in Philadelphia that you’ve been acquainted with wildly popular Honeygrow franchise.What began as a modest operation four years ago with one store has boomed to 7

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HOAs And What Do They Mean And What Do You Get

Feature Image Photo credit: 401(K) 2013 / Foter.com / CC BY-SASo you’re looking to buy a home in the near future.  Currently you are more than likely researching

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Why Your Real Estate Agent Is Doing Social Media Wrong

Why Your Real Estate Agent is Doing Social Media WrongSocial media is more than just sharing updates and pictures of food.  It’s an extremely powerful tool, that if used correctly could be a

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The Philly Sandwich Hall Of Fame

Philadelphia is a city that loves great food. We have Iron Chefs and Top Chefs; we have incredible BYOBs; our Food Truck scene has exploded; our neighborhoods are bursting with incredible flavors

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Getting Around Philly

On FootYear after year, Philadelphia is rated as one of the best walking cities in the country. And it’s no wonder why – the city layout is simple to master and our neighborhood streets are

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7 Tips To Get The Best Mortgage

As the real estate market begins to perk up, many people find themselves in a good position to start looking for a home. Even though interest rates continue to hover at the lower end of the

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Brunch Brunch And More Brunch

If brunch is one of your favorite meals, then check out these 13 new brunches around town.http://philly.eater.com/archives/2014/05/08/where-to-eat-brunch-in-philly-right-now-1

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5 Tips For Gardening On The Cheap

While most of the country is still covered in snow, California's planting season rapidly approaches. Gardening is one of those hobbies where costs quickly add up before you even realize it. 

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5 Tips To Keeping It Clean

 I’ll venture a guess, that your shower is the area that gets cleaned the least in all the bathroom. Here are five easy ways to have a sparkling shower all year long.Cover your shower

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Pet Friendly Center City Rentals

No matter where you’re going, we can help you find a pet friendly luxury rental in Philadelphia, that are available for short and long-term rentals. Click Below to view all of the

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Strategies For Arranging The Family Bookcase

One of the projects I'm most excited about is gathering all of our books into one glorious bookcase, a place to learn about each other and the world around us. I want it to be user-friendly for the

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Delays To Speedy Home Buying

If deadlines can’t be met, you can lose the home. We are seeing a lot of back-up offers so if someone over promises but underperforms things can fall out of escrow.Searching for the right

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Consider Furniture Consignment

When faced with unwanted furniture in your home in the past, have you always just gone the Craigslist or give-it-away route? We asked a couple of experts — consignment store owners — to give us

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4 Fixes To Common Design Detours

Have you ever looked around your home and felt like your design plan got off track? That somehow, the image of the space you want in your head just isn't currently how your place is looking and

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What Not To Do When Decluttering Your Home

We asked Washington DC's organizing and de-cluttering guru Nicole Anzia of Neatnik for some more words of organizing wisdom. Instead of giving us additional organizing and decluttering tips and

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Sleepover Before Buying Your Home

Making the decision to purchase a new home is a huge investment, and although it’s a lot of fun looking room prospective properties and imagining how your life could be if you purchased one, would

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10 Ways To Enjoy Your Home

It can sometimes be easy to mindlessly move through your home, just going through the motions of your daily routine. Are you just existing in your home? Or are you enjoying your home to its fullest

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Why Do I Need A Good Credit Score

You probably know your credit score can affect the interest rate you get on a mortgage or car loan. But did you know it could also affect your employment options? Your credit score helps evaluate

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Steps To Buying A Home From Start To Finish

 you are ready to take the plunge and buy your first home, here are a few tips to know.  Buying a home can be a very intimidating process, especially if you've never done it before. Though

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6 APT Harvest Veggies To Grow Indoors

Even if you have a yard, the benefit to growing vegetables indoors is that some varieties can be cultivated year round. Also if you live in a cooler climate, there is no need to construct a

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5 Ways To Declutter

It can be so hard to keep things tidy and minimal when you're in the midst of a multi-tasking tornado, but clutter doesn't have to get the best of us. There are a few quick and easy ways— that any

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12 Things Every Home Should Have

Every home should be different, expressing the individuality and personality of the owner in its own way, but I believe there are a few things that every home should have. These are essentials,

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Why Smaller Houses Are Smarter

The size of the average American home in the 1950s was a modest 1,000 square feet. Today, the square footage has more than doubled to nearly 2,500. If our families are getting smaller and our

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10 Elements Every Home Needs

In this modern day of living there is no doubt that the contemporary movement has affected every aspects of our daily lives. From our cars, fashion and technology to the world of design in

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Sex Rugs And Real Estate 2

5 new (and strange) rules for surviving the real estate market:If you want to increase your homes value, remodel your bathroomInvesting in your home through maintenance or remodeling almost always

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Sex Rugs And Real Estate

New (and strange) rules for surviving the real estate market:In one of the bigger acquisitions of 2014, Zillow purchased Trulia for $3.5 billion. The two companies created the market for online real

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Why Buying A Condo In Philadelphia Makes Sense

Whether you’re new to the city or have been here your entire life.  Buying a condo in Philadelphia is a decision pretty much everyone has considered.  How could you not walk or drive

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Tax Deductions For Home Flippers

So What can You Slam-Dunk Deduct?Here is a very partial list of possible deductions a typical flipper can claim, each year, whether in a startup phase or not: Interest on business loans.

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4 Reasons Why Winter Time Is The Best Time To Buy A Home

So you’re in the market to buy a home. Great.  However, you don’t have to have the winter time blues waiting until the flowers to bloom.  Instead throw on your coat and winter gear and

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The 8 Most Financially Savvy Home Improvements You Can Make

The 8 Most Financially Savvy Home Improvements You Can MakeThese budget-friendly home improvements will help you enjoy your home more today — and sell it for the most value tomorrow.This homeowner

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50 Essential Holiday Events In Philadelphia

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday lights, festive attractions, spectacular events and family traditions are just a few ways to celebrate the season in Philadelphia.Celebrate the

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Star Wars Loving Family Builds Death Star On Their Roof

Yup, that’s a Death Star | Screengrab via YoutubeThink your house is the ultimate example when it comes to over-the-top Halloween (or Thanksgiving, or Papal, or Christmas, or anything) 

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9 Gorgeous Local Kitchens You Should Bookmark Immediately

Slideshow: 9 Gorgeous Local Kitchens You’ll Want to Bookmark ImmediatelyKieffer’s Appliances; Sub-Zero and WolfWe’ve found the perfect mid-day distraction: nine picture-perfect, Martha-Stewart

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5 Homebuyer Turnoffs To Avoid

Steer clear to Attract buyers & expedite time on market!1.) Dirty, cluttered homes. Spotless for showings. The name of the game = curb appeal. From the outside.

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Avoiding Homeowner Regrets

HSH.com reports majority American homeowner regrets avoided through increased research, prior to purchase.Let’s explore how to avoid common issues associated with buyer regret.Photo Credit: Money

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The 10 Worst Real Estate Photographs Used To Sell A Home

Maybe you’ve surfed the net looking for some properties or maybe you’re an agent in the field cruising for new listings…either way you’ve probably come across some awful real

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Here Is What 1 Million Dollars Gets You Around Washington Square

As part of our efforts to showcase some of Philly’s hottest real estate on the market, we will be providing you with our new blog series “What $1 Million Buys You.”  Enjoy  while we

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5 Reasons Why Fishtown And East Girard Is The Next Thing

It’s no secret Fishtown has arrived.  However, the E. Girard corridor has yet to see its full potential.  With a budding food scene, art scene as well as independent boutiques and stores

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Top 10 Kitchen Trends In 2015

Unless you’re a bachelor or bachlorette that lives on take-out, the kitchen is widely considered the heart of a home. A place where family congregates, memories are made and traditions are passed

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What Bedroom Colors Say About Your Personality

RedsAside from being associated with passion, red is also attributed to high energy and fast pace. Your red bedroom is the place you retreat to for inspiration as well as to get some work done.;

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5 Easy Steps To Survive A Bidding War

The weather is breaking and the days will be getting warmer.  However, the temperature isn’t the only thing that will begin to heat up. Spring and summer months are peak months in the real

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A Transplant Guide To Center City Philadelphia

Feature Image via Cosmopolitanaprts.com  Decide How Much You’ll Need a CarDepending on your location, access to off-street parking as well as budget deciding whether you need a car or

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Top Of The Leash Dog Parks In Philly

Feature Image: Photo credit: e³°°° / Foter / CC BY-SALiving in an urban city such as Philadelphia means green spaces such as parks are a premium.  So if parks

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The Best Places For Empty Nestors To Buy A Home

There’s no denying Philly’s housing boom over the last several years.  Although the 2015 stats won’t be available until next year, the 2014 stats placed Philadelphia 12th on the list of

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Buy Vacant Properties From The City For One Dollar

Here's How to Buy Vacant Property from the City for $1 NOTE: This policy has been clarified via the Redevelopment Authority as of February, 2015. The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority

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See Real Savings Using A Programmable Thermostat

How to Use a Programmable Thermostat to See Real SavingsA programmable thermostat can help you rake in the energy savings, but there’s a hitch: You’ve got to pick one you’ll actually use.A

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Which Durable Countertop Is Best For Your Kitchen

Which Durable Countertop is Best for Your Kitchen?Countertops are your kitchen’s tough guy, but they have to look good, too. Here are six of the handsomest, most durable countertops on the market

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How Hard Is It To Install Ikea Kitchen Cabinets

How Hard is It to Install Ikea Kitchen Cabinets?New kitchen cabinets are typically the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel. But is it worth going DIY with Ikea?If you're considering Ikea

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Improve Your Home Value

Home Remodeling: 6 Improvements to Increase Home ValueYou can use home improvements to increase home value and make your house feel like a home. However, not all home improvements are created equal.

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Costs And Considerations Of Adding A Master Suite

Evaluate Your House for a Master Suite AdditionWhen planning a master suite addition, don’t just think “bump out” — think “build up,” “do over,” and “fold in” the space you

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Bathroom Renovations A Germophobe Would Love

Bathroom Renovations a Germophobe Would LoveBanish germs, dirt, and grime with a smart bathroom remodel that makes it harder for the nasty stuff to set up house.Opting for large-format floor tiles

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How Professional Chefs Set Up Their Own Kitchens

How Professional Chefs Set Up Their Own KitchensHow do chefs organize their home kitchens? Smartly, thank you — and not as lavishly as you might think.Chef Alysa Plummer says investing in durable

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7 Home Hacks That Make Maintenance Easier

7 Home Hacks That Make Maintenance EasierHome upkeep can be challenging. From basic maintenance to quick repairs, these hacks and tricks make tackling prickly household issues easier.Unexpected

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Top 10 Common Repair Costs

Top 10 Common Repair CostsIn the life of every home, repairs happen. Here are the top 10 most common repairs that, sooner or later, your house will require.A dripping faucet can be fixed for about

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What Not To Do As A New Homeowner

What Not to Do as a New HomeownerIf you’re new to homeownership, you’ll definitely want to avoid these easy-to-prevent mistakes that could cost you big time.Before you start working on your curb

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5 Holiday Hosting Disasters And How To Avoid Them

5 Holiday Hosting Disasters and How to Avoid ThemTake a look at the most common things that can go wrong when you have guests and learn how to prevent them.The day of a big holiday meal is a bad

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6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into A New House

6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New HouseMoving into your first home is exciting! But it also means you’ve got work to do.Change the locks when you move into a new house — that,

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Check List For First Time Home Buyers

Avoid First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes with This ChecklistAfter you've figured out how much house you can afford, start visiting open houses and researching neighborhoods to help narrow down your

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This New Law Will Protect You From Surprise Closing Costs

You’ve heard the home closing stories: At the eleventh hour buyers find that the amount needed for closing is different from what they were told. Ack! Fear no more. There’s a solution.New

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You Should Consider A Condo

 No Exterior Maintenance NeededThink of it like leasing a car with without any mileage restrictions or responsibility of wear and tear and still receive the free oil change and maintenance.;

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Owning An Electrical Car In Philly Means You Could Put PPA Troubles In Your Rearview

There’s no denying the bad blood between the residents of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA).  Heck they even created a TV program called Parking Wars

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9 Reasons You Dont Need A Car In Philly

9 Reasons You Don’t Need a Car When Moving to Philadelphia Center City is Very WalkableTo get to from one end of Center City to the other is not a mission. Unlike larger metropolitan cities

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First 8 Things You Should Do After You Buy

So you just purchased a new home, congratulations!  Now before you begin a new chapter in your life there are a few basic things you should get squared away.  Many new homeowners assume

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5 Steps To Buy Your Dream Home

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or looking to buy a new home, finding the right home to fit your needs may prove to be a challenge.  Believe it or not many times it’s the buyers that

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12 Best Ways How To Prep Your Home For Sale

Featured Image Photo credit: MarkMoz12/Foter/CC BYSo you’re thinking of selling your home.  However, a lot more goes into selling a home than just slapping on a for sale sign.  Sure your

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Everything Water Heaters You Need To Know

Water heaters may not be the most interesting topic in the world, but if you need to replace or install one, educating yourself could mean major savings. Learn which fuel type would work best with

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Are You A Veteran Because We Love Working And Supporting You

Text your phone number and email address to 484-443-2157, and we will put you in touch with our VA Loan Specialist ASAP. No hassle, no bureaucracy - just pure straight.

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10 Reasons To Move To Philadelphia

In recent years Philadelphia as been garnering more and more attention as it continues to grow in both population and commerce.  More and more millennials are calling the City of Brotherly Love

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Take A View Of Americas Most Expensive Home

Palazzo di Amore which translates to “Palace of Love” in Italian but it might as well be a foreign language. With a whopping $195 million price tag the Palazzo di Amore is pretty much out of

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October Festivities

Leaves are starting to fall.  It's jacket weather outside.  The excitement of Halloween lingers (even though Holiday displays are prematurely in the stores).  The initial excitement

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Get Into Fall Home Improvements

The change in weather is almost upon us which means that NOW is the PERFECT time to start getting your home ready for chillier days and nights. I know, you would rather spend your days and nights

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Home Inspections 101

Some people are unaware of the importance of home inspections until they are already in the home buying process. This is just a little insight to those who are about to look to invest, or are just

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Deadlines That Could Set You Back

If deadlines can’t be met, you can lose the home. We are seeing a lot of back-up offers so if someone overpromises but underperforms things can fall out of escrow.Searching for the right home

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Early Morning Searches Are Most Effective

When running a successful business or looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate, it may seem like there are never enough hours in the day. Tapping into the power of mornings, a time of day when

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THINK YOU CANT GET A HOME WITH BAD CREDIT WRONG

I have a secret.... Want to know what it is? ok ok Ill tell you! I know tons of people that have credit scores as low as 560 that are getting approved for a home mortgage!  Better yet!  

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Woof Wednesday

Take a look at these pet friendly rentals in Philadelphia, they won't last long!With a plethora of movies, books, and websites devoted to all things doggy, it’s pretty safe to say most of you out

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Philly Is Feeling The Love

The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection has been feeling the love in a very warm and fuzzy way lately. Philly has been known for being that rough around the edges blue-collar city that

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PreQualified Vs PreApproved Whats Really The Difference

As a first time homebuyer, getting a mortgage might seem a bit daunting. As you navigate the approval process, don’t be confused, a pre-approval is much different than being pre-qualified. Here

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Game Changing Towner For Walnut Street

The long-planned “Fergie Tower” project by U3 Ventures has officially passed over to the Goldenberg Group who bought the site of the proposed mixed-use development for $8.2 million, according to

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Would You Buy Or Rent This Penthouse Loft

You see that towering Art Deco structure standing there on the corner of Church and North 3rd? That’s the Daniel Building, a mixed-use space in one of Philadelphia’s most popular

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Fannie Freddie Taking 3 Percent Down Again

New loans aimed at first-time homebuyers and owners with a sliver of equity.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are ready to ramp up purchases and guarantees of mortgages in which borrowers put just 3

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Why You Need A Realtor

WHY YOU NEED A REALTOR® A licensed real estate professional provides much more than the service of helping you find your ideal home. Realtors® are expert negotiators with other agents, seasoned

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7 Common Questions In A Bidding War

We are currently experiencing multiple offers on properties in all price ranges. People are willing to pay the asking price (and sometimes more) because interest rates are so low and they fear

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200 Years Of Philadelphia Treasure Exhibit Opens Nov 15th

Founded in 1814, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia is one of the city’s most impressive places. This remarkable institution is committed to collecting historical artifacts and antiquities,

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3 Ways To Prepare For Winter

These are just a few great ideas to help you save money this winter.  I hear it's going to be a cold one too. Start doing some of these things now and you should be ok.1. Batten Down the

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Philly Bike Expo Saturday And Sunday

The bike scene in Philly is seriously gaining momentum. The City of Philadelphia and Mayor Nutter are taking big strides forward for bike sharing, and this weekend a whole expo is devoted to the

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Get Your Bike Stolen From Here In Philly

Hotpads is at it again. Fresh off their cool map thing of Philadelphia-area bike shops, they've recently mapped the stolen bike hot spots in a bunch of major cities, including 

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Philadelphia Oktoberfest Festivals

Summer has come and gone and Autumn is finally here. That means in Philadelphia, it is officially Oktoberfest season. In the next five weeks, there will be dozens of Oktoberfest celebrations

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JUST LISTED Philly Condos

There are quite a few new condo listings that were JUST LISTED in Philly. Check out all 750+ of them here. Rate them. Save them. See.

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New Pier 53 Park Opens

The pier where many Philadelphia families first arrived in this country now welcomes visitors from shore as the city's newest riverfront park.Pier 53, located in Pennsport near the intersection of

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NO BETTER TIME TO BUY A HOME THAN NOW

Timing is everything when it comes to a lot of things - baking a soufflé, fertilizing your lawn, and buying a home. Not so sure about that last one? With interest rates going up and housing prices

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Pop Up Waterfront Park On Spruce Street

The latest news from FooBooz: Today, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has shared the details for its Spruce Street Harbor Park. The pop-up waterfront park is will bring a,

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The Philly Farm And Food Fest Is This Sunday April 13th

It's going to be a great Sunday to spend the day eating.  Check this out and enjoy.The arrival of spring welcomes the return of the third Philly Farm & Food Fest to the Pennsylvania

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Art Museum Area Condos And Townhouses With Parking

Click Below to view all of the available Condos and Townhouses that include parking in the Art Museum Area!Art Museum Area Condos And Townhouses With

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Fishtown Chili CookOff Returns March 30th

From Uwishunu:Ladies and gentlemen, start your appetites, the Fishtown Chili Cookoff returns this Sunday, March 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. Presented by the Fishtown Neighbors Association, the chili

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March 20th Is Dollar Day On Girard Avenue

Kick-off the weekend a full day early as West Girard Avenue invites in the crowds for an evening of $1, $3 and $5 food and shopping deals at a number of local businesses — restaurants, record

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Pop Up Spring Garden About Time

Who’s ready for a pop of spring-worthy color? We’re pretty sure everyone in Philadelphia is tired of snow, sleet, rain and generally dreary weather.In anticipation of the 185th PHS

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Top Philly Art Picks For February

Look no further than our monthly With Art Picks for your best bets on the local art scene in Philadelphia, including major players like the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts alongside smaller

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Super Bowl Takeout

SUPER BOWL TAKEOUTJust because our beloved Eagles didn’t fly to the big game this year is no excuse not to enjoy the NFL’s Super Bowl XLVIII.This Sunday, February 2, the Seattle Seahawks face

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Its Restaurant Week So Get Ready

Center City Restaurant Week returns Jan 19th to 24th and 26th to the 31st.  It is one of our favorite times of the year to enjoy delicious, budget-conscious meals, in some of the top

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The BEST Ramen In Philly

Philadelphia hasn’t always been a ramen town, but in recent years, Philly’s ramen scene has taken off.In the past year or so, a bunch of new Japanese-style ramen places have opened, including

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Jumbo Mortgages Becoming More Popular

Jumbo mortgages — loans that exceed the limit for the so-called conforming loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — have been making headlines recently, with some media outlets

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5 WAYS TO BRING NATURE INTO YOUR HOME

The ability to bring nature into your home has been an ambition that homeowners have strived for over the centuries. For generations humans love the natural and organic appeal of elements that make

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