Caitlin McCabe covers Real Estate for the Inquirer.

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After court decision, apartments at Fishtown’s St. Laurentius church could finally become a reality

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania said Tuesday that a small group of neighborhood residents called the Faithful Laurentians did not have standing to appeal a zoning variance that gave a developer approval to put 23 apartments in the church.

Two Fishtown properties collapse after Philly contractor worked without permits, L&I says

The family who owned the rowhouse next door did not realize that their foundation had been compromised until “the house shook, the ceiling started to cave in, the floors started to sink, and the stairs separated from the wall."

Philadelphia ranked among most popular places for women to buy homes

While buying a home can be difficult for anyone — especially a woman — the Philadelphia metro area seems to yield more success for female house hunters.

On the job site and behind the scenes, Johnny Doc shaped Philly’s skyline. Will he still?

The powerful labor leader knew his way around a job site just as well as he did a City Council hearing, and as a result, shaped the real estate industry that Philadelphia knows today.

Society Hill neighbors fight latest proposal for condo tower at the historic Dilworth House

Society Hill neighbors are arguing that Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections was mistaken when it gave a developer the green light to demolish a portion of the Dilworth House and build a 12-story condo tower in its place.

Philly City Council president to intervene in controversy over St. Laurentius site in Fishtown

Council President Darrell Clarke's legislation comes one week after stones fell from the church's facade, crashing through the scaffolding surrounding the building and closing a nearby school.

Would you use a start-up to sell your home? This Philly company is betting you will

Philadephia-based Houwzer is branding itself itself as a modern real estate company that can save customers thousands of dollars. The U.S. Department of Justice has encouraged more competition in the real estate industry.

A new Washington Square high-rise? Philly developer tries again to build condo tower over Dilworth House

Philadelphia developer John Turchi has pulled two zoning permits that would allow a buidler to demolish part of the Dilworth House and build a 10-unit condo tower on the site.

Philly contractor faces $45,000 in OSHA fines for Brewerytown building collapse that killed one in June

Contractor Harvey Figgs was killed when the property he was demolishing by hand collapsed, dumping bricks and rubble on top of him. OSHA determined that his employer, Gama Wrecking Inc., had not properly braced walls and floors, or set up a "personal fall arrest system."

Federal funding cuts are putting the squeeze on affordable senior housing developments

As federal funding for affordable senior housing developments has been slashed, there is increased competition to secure the remaining money. That means it can take years to get a community off the ground.