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What to expect from the real estate market in 2018

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The housing picture is likely to improve in 2018:<p>Home prices are expected to climb, but not …

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Suburban builders seek class action to stop Zillow estimates

Zillow uses "nonsense" methods to estimate home prices, creating potential losses for property owners, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court.<p>The real estate website, which displays homes making what it calls a "Zestimate," shouldn't be making appraisals without a valid …

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Cook County homeowner sues Zillow for low 'Zestimate'

It was bound to happen: A homeowner has filed suit against online realty giant Zillow, claiming the company's controversial "Zestimate" tool repeatedly undervalued her home, creating a "tremendous road block" to its sale.<p>The suit, which may be the first of its kind, was filed in Cook County Circuit …

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Natural grocer Sprouts seen landing in S. Philly, Moorestown in nationwide expansion

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., a grocer focusing on organic and natural foods, appears to be eyeing at least two Philadelphia-area locations as it …

A Revolutionary Museum is Opening in Old City

“How about we tear down that statue of the King,” said Dr. Philip Mead, Chief Historian and...

Why U.S. Home Prices May Get More Expensive This Year

<i>By FS Staff</i><p><i>The following is a summary of our recent interview with Rick Sharga, which can be accessed on our site</i> <i>here</i> <i>or on iTunes</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><i>FS Insider</i> …

University City is About to Undergo a Serious Restaurant Boom

Today, local real estate company <b>Post Brothers</b> announced their hefty plans to open five new restaurants inside their recently-acquired apartment building Hamilton Court.<p>The historic structure (erected in 1901) on 39th and Chestnut Streets is preparing itself for a dramatic facelift, and five …

If You're Living In University City, 2017 Is Going To Be A Very Good Year

If You’re Living In University City, 2017 Is Going To Be A Very Good Year<p>We've announced seven new and upcoming openings in the neighborhood since …

Robert Shiller: This Could Be a Really Good Time to Invest in Real Estate

As stocks hover near record highs, and housing prices notched higher in September, according to the most recent S&P/Case-Shiller report, could there be a real estate bubble looming?<p>Robert Shiller, who helped develop the housing survey, addressed these concerns and explained why he believes now …

9 Real Estate Agents Who Get Twitter Right Today

9 Real Estate Agents Who Really Get Twitter RightThere are many <i>real estate agents</i> on Twitter today. But I have found most of them just tweet out …

A big guide to Philly’s holiday markets

Here are Philly’s coolest festive shopping events<p>The holiday season is in swing! And while you <i>could</i> just get all of your shopping done with the click of a button, where’s the holiday spirit in that?<p>Behold: The coolest festive shopping events happening in Philly this month, from holiday markets to …

A Longwood Christmas Celebrates The Season With Lights, Flowers, Music And More

One of the most beautiful holiday displays in the area is perhaps at Longwood Gardens, which hosts its annual <i>A Longwood Christmas</i> display for another …

Mortgage rate increases dampen refinancing

With mortgage rates ticking up as investors anticipate the Federal Reserve raising interest rates in December, the cost of borrowing is increasing, and that's leading some new-home buyers to speed up their purchases, while discouraging homeowners from refinancing existing mortgages.<p>While mortgage …

Commute across the Delaware? Christie's changed his mind, keeping your taxes simpler

Gov. Christie has decided to keep a decades-long agreement between New Jersey and Pennsylvania that allows residents to pay income tax where they …

Top 10 emerging trends shaping real estate in 2017

Affordability, labor scarcity, and the forces shaping the coming year in real estate<p>For months, the real estate market—and markets in general—have suffered a lack of security. From the Brexit aftermath to the U.S. election, political wildcards as well as structural market shifts have made …

9 times you should always negotiate for a lower price

We also know we should never purchase a home or a car at sticker price— there's always wiggle room, where we can save some significant cash. But what about the myriad of other bills and fees you pay throughout a lifetime?<p>As my husband once told me when we were discussing a gym membership, …

Instagram For Real Estate Agents: 101 Guide, Tips & Tricks

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Where to Find Philly's Best Artisan Pizza

• Pizza may not be the sole focus at Midtown Village’s Mediterranean wine bar <b>Barbuzzo,</b> but there’s no denying the lure of Chef Marcie Turney’s famed</i> …

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Preparing Your Home for Sale

When you’ve decided to sell your home, the last thing you want to do is spend money to spruce the place up. After all, whoever buys it is going to replace those outdated kitchen cabinets and grungy bathroom tiles anyway, right?<p>“We’re often asked why any money should be spent freshening,” said …

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Renovating to sell: How to get the most out of your property

by Clea Sherman<p>As a homeowner it can be easy to overlook your daggy floor tiles and crumbling timber window frames with the idea that you'll get …

Home Improvement

French Patisserie Crème Brûlée Opens in South Philly

<i>Passyunk Post</i> has the scoop on the new French bakery, <b>Crème Brûlée</b>, that just opened last week at 4th and Moore Streets in Pennsport, the former home of neighborhood taqueria Pancho Villa.<p>Climbing the ladder from dishwashing to pastry chef, owner <b>Armando Tapia</b> found himself working in some of New …

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Two Chain BBQ Restaurants Opening in the Philly Area in 2017

<i>KING OF PRUSSIA</i> — Opening a horde of restaurants in its vast "260,000 square-foot upscale outdoor lifestyle center", the <b>King of Prussia Town Center</b> announces its newest addition: <b>Mission BBQ</b> (not to be confused with Mission Taqueria), opening its fifth PA location in the spring of 2017. Mission …

Freddie Mac: Mortgage lending will top $2 trillion this year

Mortgage originations are expected to hit $2 trillion in 2016 for the first time in four years, according to <b>Freddie Mac’s</b> Outlook report.<p>Freddie Mac …

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Americans are starting to get worried about the 'new housing crisis'

Americans are catching on to the rise in home prices.<p>The gap between the demand for new homes and the supply coming onto the market, which we've dubbed "the new housing crisis," has caused prices to soar and priced out many first-time homebuyers.<p>In fact, San Jose became the first city in the US to …

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27 DIYs For The Classiest Person You Know

These are a class act.

New Mortgage Rules Aim to Stop Wrongful Foreclosures

The U.S. agency charged with protecting consumers' finances approved rules on Thursday that will help prevent wrongful home foreclosures, as the regulator continues to press on with reforming the country's massive lending market.<p>The rules by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created …

Homeowners can reap benefits as mortgage rates near record lows

When mortgage interest rates slide close to all-time lows — as they have since the Brexit vote — do you sit on the fence? Or do you ask yourself: Are there financial opportunities today that didn’t exist for me when rates were higher by half a percentage point or more?<p>Last week, according to …

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