Friday, November 28, 2014
Inquirer Daily News Study: Big-city housing often unaffordable

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 4:00 AM
Middle-income families are unable to afford the median-priced home in just over half of the country's 25 largest cities, and in the least affordable metropolitan areas, they aren't even in the game. Those are the results of’s 2014 Home Affordability Study, an annual look at how... Read more

Just listed: Frank Weise gem on Lombard Street

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 11:59 AM
One of the gems from late mid-century modern architect Frank Weise has just hit the market. The row home, located on the corner of 12th and Lombard Streets, was built in the 1960s as part of Camac Village, a large renewal project in Washington Square West. The 1,536-square-foot home, with three bedrooms... Read more

Video: Inside $3.5M home that Iggy Azalea bought from Selena Gomez

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 2:31 PM
Iggy Azalea and Nick Young may have just taken things to the next level, according to reports that the couple recently bought a house together in California. Know of an interesting property in the Philadelphia or South Jersey region? E-mail us! Browse Philadelphia Recent Home Sales » Read more

Pat Croce’s Main Line estate sold for $2.2M

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 3:11 PM
Pat Croce’s Villanova estate has sold at an auction for a little over $2 million. There were eight registered bidders at the auction of the former Sixers president’s mansion, according to Ed Kaminsky of Premiere Estate Auction Company, which ran the event on Oct. 25. The bidding for the... Read more

For rent: Cali home where Facebook began

Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:46 PM
When browsing Craigslist, you never know what you’re going to come across. One recent housing ad in the San Francisco area may be one of the most interesting yet: a room for rent in the “Original Facebook Mansion.” The listing claims that this home in Los Altos is “the original... Read more

Lynnewood Hall gets $1.5M price cut

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 12:22 PM
As Lynnewood Hall awaits a new owner to bring it back to life, the 34-acre estate has taken a $1.5 million price cut. The 110-room mansion in Elkins Park is now listed for $18.5 million. Considering the $50 million in repairs that one architect estimated the mansion needs, the price reduction doesn’t... Read more

$500K price cut in Teresa Giudice’s NJ mansion

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12:29 PM
About a month after Teresa and Joe Giudice were sentenced to prison for tax evasion and fraud charges, the couple has chopped $500,000 off the asking price of their North Jersey mansion. The Giudice's 10,000-square-foot home in Towaco is now listed for $3.49 million. The 12.5 percent price cut comes... Read more

Sold: Geodesic Bucky Fuller home in Schwenksville

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 1:56 PM
One of the more unique homes in the Philadelphia region recently got a new owner. Schwenksville’s geodesic Bucky Fuller home sold last month for $450,000 after being on and off the market since 2007. The home’s design, developed by renowned architect, theorist and inventor Buckminster “Bucky”... Read more

How you can get an FHA loan

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 4:00 AM
Do you have too much debt to qualify for a conventional mortgage? Less than stellar credit scores or not much cash for a down payment? You should consider buying a home with an FHA loan. The Federal Housing Administration, a division of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, was created... Read more

Today’s hottest trend in real estate

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:39 PM
The practice of multigenerational housing has been on the rise the past few years, and now experts are saying that it is adding value to properties. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, several couples across the country are quoted saying that instead of downsizing to a new home, they are choosing... Read more
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Lauren Mennen
Erin E. Arvedlund Inquirer Staff Writer