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Navy Yard returns to its roots while some Philly start-ups depart for the suburbs

Rob Frantz moved his growing firm, Kinetic Ceramics, from California to Philly's Navy Yard business center four years ago, seeking "innovation energy" with other young firms. Now he's opted to leave.

Five bathroom updates that will help your space stand the test of time

Designers agree on five timeless trends: an all-white palette, mixed metals, marble countertops, traditional tile patterns, and a furniture-style vanity.

Five bathroom updates that will help your space stand the test of time

Designers agree on five timeless trends: an all-white palette, mixed metals, marble countertops, traditional tile patterns, and a furniture-style vanity.

Fashion District and Cherry Hill Mall landlord PREIT posts $30M net loss amid bankruptcy restructure bid

The release caps a week that begin with Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust filing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition as part of a restructuring bid.

Fashion District and Cherry Hill Mall landlord PREIT posts $30M net loss amid bankruptcy restructure bid

The release caps a week that begin with Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust filing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition as part of a restructuring bid.

U.S. Steel’s once-mighty Fairless Works gets epic makeover to become e-commerce warehouses

Kansas City, Mo.-based Northfield Development has plans to invest $1.5 billion to develop 15 million square feet on U.S. Steel's former Fairless Works in Falls Township, Bucks County.

U.S. Steel’s once-mighty Fairless Works gets epic makeover to become e-commerce warehouses

Kansas City, Mo.-based Northfield Development has plans to invest $1.5 billion to develop 15 million square feet on U.S. Steel's former Fairless Works in Falls Township, Bucks County.
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Philadelphia’s affordable housing strategy depends on repairing existing homes

Philadelphia's housing plan identifies revitalizing existing housing stock as one of the city's greatest challenges. But it’s also one of its biggest chances to address a lack of affordable housing.

Singapore government fund joins $930M venture backing West Philly life-science projects

The newly formed venture between Ventas and Singapore’s GIC Pte. Ltd. will own 1.4 million square feet of lab-and-research space across four projects.

On the market: A large corner home in South Philly for $489,900

The three-bedroom, 2?-bath corner home in the Dickinson Narrows section of South Philadelphia has 12-foot ceilings, a finished basement, and two decks.

Utility shutoffs are starting again in Philly. Here’s what to do if you’re behind on your bills.

If you’re low-income or financially struggling, you may be a “protected customer,” and be able to avoid a shutoff. But it’s not automatic. Here's what you need to know

Home sellers are trying personal pitches. Realtors aren’t sold on the idea.

Realtors generally advise clients to remove all photos and personal items so buyers can imagine themselves in the home. Some sellers are doing the opposite, even writing letters or creating videos.

Mall owner PREIT stock sinks to lowest on record after filing for bankruptcy in restructuring bid

"They should be able to sail through bankruptcy pretty quickly unless there’s something lurking behind the curtain,” one expert said.

Spotlight PA

Gaping loopholes and vague state guidance leave some Pa. families out of a home despite federal ban on evictions

Whether families get kicked out often comes down to where they live, and which judge happens to hear their case, a Spotlight PA investigation found.

In the work-from-home battle for space, women are the reluctant nomads

The home office works well as a quiet room to concentrate and work, but in homes have one, that space often defaults to the man.

Philly officials recommend demolition of historic Rittenhouse Square buildings set ablaze amid unrest in May

The buildings are part of Philadelphia's most prestigious shopping street and part of a historic district.

Consumers Checkbook’s tips on how to get the best fence for your buck

Checkbook’s undercover shoppers found some companies charging more than twice as much as others for the same work.

Poor internet service a deterrent to rural living, survey finds

Pennsylvania’s rural Internet woes have become more critical during the pandemic, as many schools can't implement online learning and residents can't work from home.

Still waiting for rental assistance? Here’s what to do.

We heard from one renter who said that they had submitted their application in July, and haven’t yet received funding. What’s the delay, and if I’m waiting, what can I do about it?

On the market: A Dutch Colonial in a wooded setting in Devon for $680,000

The house is an active neighborhood, with a Halloween hayride, a fall festival, a July 4 bike parade, playgroups, and a book clubs.

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