Monday, October 20, 2014
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Video: New York penthouse offers life at the top for $95M

Monday, October 20, 2014, 10:24 AM
Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) -- In today’s “Bloomberg Big Number,” Betty Liu reports on Manhattan’s tallest luxury penthouse, costing $95 million for a 96-story view of the city. She speaks on “In The Loop.” Know of an interesting property in the Philadelphia or South Jersey... Read more

Pat Croce’s mansion is WSJ’s ‘House of the Day’

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:07 PM
The Villanova estate that Pat Croce is auctioning off on Oct. 25 is receiving national media attention. The former Sixers president’s home just made the Wall Street Journal’s “House of the Day.” In the slideshow, some of the home’s eclectic details inside are mentioned... Read more

Philly senior citizens: Apply now to ‘freeze’ taxes

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 11:49 AM
Senior citizens in Philadelphia can now apply to “freeze” their property taxes if they meet certain age and income requirements. Qualified residents can apply for the 2015 Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Freeze Program by Jan. 31. Not sure if you’re eligible? The qualifications are: For... Read more

Newly listed: Barbara Greenfield’s Rittenhouse condo

Monday, October 13, 2014, 2:12 PM
A Rittenhouse Square condo designed and lived in by the late real estate icon Barbara Greenfield has hit the market for $1.695 million. Greenfield, described as the “grand dame of Philadelphia real estate and a tireless worker for civic causes” in her April obituary in the Inquirer, had... Read more

NJ homeowners pay highest property taxes

Friday, October 10, 2014, 11:57 AM
Homeowners in New Jersey are paying the most money for their property taxes, new data from Census.gov shows. The Garden State topped the list in Census.gov’s Data Release for the second year in row with a median real estate tax bill of $7,331 in 2013. That’s about a 2 percent increase... Read more

Detroit man plans to trade home for iPhone 6, gets both the sale and phone

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 11:45 AM
Would you trade your home for an iPhone 6? That’s about how desperate one homeowner in Detroit got when he realized the market was so bad and no one would buy his run-down home, which he bought as an investment. According to Zillow, Andreas Gindelhuber bought the 2,400-square-foot foreclosed... Read more

Mortgage servicers are still wrecking lives

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 4:00 AM
Eva Paz and her husband, Francisco, had lived in their three-bedroom home in Modesto, California, for more than 20 years when the year-long nightmare began. Money had sometimes been tight, but Paz says the couple worked hard to keep their mortgage and credit in good shape. Eva, 64, works as a teacher’s... Read more

For sale: ‘Extreme Makeover’ home in Philadelphia

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 11:53 AM
A home in Northeast Philadelphia that was famously renovated on ABC’s "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is on the market for $447,999. The episode, which aired in April 2006, featured homeowners William and Carol Py. The couple was faced with all sorts of adversity: they were left to care for... Read more

Crowdfunding for home renovations?

Monday, October 6, 2014, 2:22 PM
Crowdfunding websites have been proven successful in raising money for everything from health bills to charities and work-related projects. Now there’s a new one for real estate expenses: FeatherTheNest.com. The website, which launched in May, allows users to create campaigns, known as “nests... Read more

Rittenhouse rents among priciest in country

Friday, October 3, 2014, 12:12 PM
Rittenhouse Square has some of the priciest rentals in Philadelphia, but a new report says that the Center City neighborhood also has some of the most expensive in the country. In Apartments.com’s list of the most expensive neighborhoods for renters in 2014, Rittenhouse ranked number 14. According... Read more
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