Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vacation Homes

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The home at 8860 Norwood Street has been saved twice: once by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society in the 1980s and again 20-odd years later when Bruce Botwin bought and restored it.
According to the number crunchers at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Fairmount remains at the top of the list for volume in Center City...
The number of U.S. homes worth less than what is owed on their mortgages dropped in the second quarter, another positive sign that the national housing market is shaking off the effects of the prolonged downturn.
Eric Blumenfeld visited City Hall on Tuesday to present his plans for renovating the former Divine Lorraine Hotel on North Broad Street to the Architectural...
Financial decisions can have consequences that outlive the people who make them. In the case of three women, two in South Philadelphia and one in Delaware County, the decision to take out a reverse mortgage - a special kind of loan that allows borrowers 62 and older to convert a portion of their home's equity into cash - has made their lives a nightmare.
PMC Property Group has apparently bought a four-block strip of land along John F. Kennedy Boulevard between 20th Street and the Schuylkill River, near an area of Center City that has seen flurry of real estate activity in recent months.
The recruitment campaign is on: Somers Point wants you. Armed with catchy slogans ("The Shore Starts Here" and "Get to the Point"), a stylish website (, and a tax incentive, movers and shakers in this 4.03-square-mile mainland community across the Ninth Street Bridge from Ocean City are pulling out all the stops to get vacation- and primary-home buyers alike - entrepreneurs, too - to take notice.
Nino Cutrufello and Marcus Toconita, buddies since their Malvern Prep days in the early 1990s, worked for national builders during the housing-boom years.
The Counselors of Real Estate is a group of 1,000 individuals, invited to join, who are considered the crème de la crème of the industry. Over the last 26 years, the organization has provided considerable fodder for this column.
For three decades, the views that Tom and Sue Carroll enjoyed year-round were of Victorian Cape May: sun, sea, sand, and tourists in spring, summer, and fall, and a far quieter scene in winter.
Question: I have an enclosed porch, built on a preexisting concrete patio slab. Whenever there is heavy or prolonged rain, the slab becomes very damp, especially at the two corners farthest from the house.
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