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Steve Tobin has spent the past 30 years in his Bucks County home creating sculptures that can be found all over: from the White House to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and in other museums around the world.
If you want to own a piece of 76ers basketball history, here's a chance: Former team president Pat Croce's 10,500-square-foot Villanova mansion will be auctioned to the highest bidder Saturday.
CHICAGO – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are close to allowing consumers to buy a home with as little as a 3 percent down payment and still have the mortgages backed by the two agencies.
In a recent article I proposed that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac be removed from limbo and given a new mission: to create a better primary mortgage market.
If you work as a builder, what better way to experiment with new environmentally friendly techniques and materials than on your own house.
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Some people use the terms Glen Mills and Thornbury Township - the one in Delaware County - interchangeably.
Gerard Sweeney has jumped out of an airplane, so maybe rappelling down the side of his company's 31-story building for charity wasn't such a big deal.
Owners of the five-story glass-and-brick building at 30 N. 41st St., west of the University of Pennsylvania campus - one of the few office projects built in the early part of this decade, when rents and values were weak from the recession - have put it on the market at the robust asking price of $46 million, or $469 a square foot. That is triple what some prominent Center City office buildings have traded for in recent years.
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.”
A sixth home built by Frank Furness has hit the market.
Four decades after settling in West Philadelphia, John Lindsay still speaks bluntly in the Yankee rhythms of his native Boston. After he got wind that a developer was eyeing his community garden at Powelton Avenue and Wiota Street, Lindsay responded by erecting a small billboard under one of his ornamental pear trees. "Jannie Blackwell wants 12 houses built here," it declares. For good measure, he includes a link to his "Save the Wiota St. Garden" Facebook page.
The housing sector today is not providing the economic stimulus we had come to expect during periods of economic recovery.
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