Category Archives: Philly

Lonely at the top

From ATTOM: New Jersey And Illinois Have Highest Concentrations Of Housing Markets At Risk Of Declines ATTOM, a leading curator of land, property, and real estate data, today released a Special Housing Impact Report spotlighting county-level housing markets around the United … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Bubble, National Real Estate, New Jersey Real Estate, NYC, Philly | 74 Comments

Could be worse, we could be the UK

From the Guardian: Millions are facing soaring mortgage rates. How did we leave them so vulnerable? There is a cross-party consensus that Britain as a property-owning democracy should promote home ownership. To that end, 7.5 million people hold a record £1.7tn … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis, Demographics, Economics, Mortgages, Philly | 76 Comments

Buying a home in La La Land

From the Philly Inquirer: The Philly area doesn’t have enough homes available for low- and middle-income buyers More than one million homes nationwide were available for sale in late April. But high prices mean that what’s out there doesn’t match … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, National Real Estate, Philly | 69 Comments

Work from home, in the city.

From the Real Deal: Philadelphia’s “beat up” office market struggles to recover The City of Brotherly Love has no love for commercial real estate. Office occupancy in Greater Philadelphia has contracted by nearly 10 million square feet since 2019, the Philadelphia … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Philly | 67 Comments

Can’t even afford the trailer park

From the NY Post: Inside the Hamptons trailer park that’s become a playground for millionaires In the summer of 1998, Ken Hilderbrandt was contemplating buying a bigger boat — or a beachfront trailer on a wave-swept bluff in Montauk overlooking … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate, Philly | 17 Comments

Whatcha waiting for PA?

From CBS Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania Stands Still As Neighbors Hike Minimum Wage, But Some Lawmakers See Action In 2022 What do Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Delaware all share in common besides a border with Pennsylvania? They … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, Philly | 121 Comments

Publicity stunt worked, but will it sell?

In case you’ve been living in a cave, or basement… From the Star Ledger: Big uproar erupts over house with sex basement, just 30 minutes outside of N.J. We’re not recommending you leave the Garden State, but if you’re looking … Continue reading

Posted in Lowball, Philly | 65 Comments

On the bright side, it’ll be so affordable nobody will want to leave

From the Philly Inquirer: ‘It’s going to make it more expensive to live here’: Why N.J., Pa. might face housing blow under GOP tax bill Usually, Tom Bracken said, he would do cartwheels over a plan to cut corporate taxes. … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Philly, Politics | 95 Comments

Does anyone really want Amazon?

From the Philly Inquirer: Beware, Philadelphia: Amazon could drive up housing prices When Amazon announced its search for a second North American headquarters, government officials, developers, and residents in cities nationwide embraced the prospect as decidedly good news. Including many … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate, Philly | 68 Comments

Philly burbs on the verge of recovery?

From the Philly Inquirer: Suburbs boast best real estate market since recession, but don’t get too excited yet In a suburban real estate market described for years as sluggish, it might seem as if, finally, the region is experiencing the … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, Philly, South Jersey Real Estate | 32 Comments