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Mapping the Affordability in Philadelphia

November 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Mapping the Affordability in Philadelphia

By many measures, Philadelphia is one of the most affordable housing markets on the East Coast.  The 2017 Bloomberg Global City Housing Affordability Index ranked Philadelphia as the second most affordable city to buy or rent a house in the U.S., just behind Houston. For this month’s look at the Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI), we […]

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City Home Prices Still on the Rise

October 20, 2017 / Comments Off on City Home Prices Still on the Rise

If you watch the housing market in Philadelphia like we do, you are likely familiar with worries of when the current cycle will break. And in fact, the housing boom has been an omnipresent topic in real estate circles for at least the last few years. At this point in the cycle, that concern isn’t […]

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Gina Lavery

September 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Gina Lavery

Gina Lavery is Senior Vice President and Principal of Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). Ms. Lavery has led a range of projects for ESI, primarily focused on urban planning, real estate, transportation, higher education, and public policy—particularly where these areas intersect with economic development. This work has included developing economic and fiscal impact studies to support […]

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Ten Years Since the Recession: Philadelphia Home Prices Have Surged – in Select Neighborhoods

September 15, 2017 / Comments Off on Ten Years Since the Recession: Philadelphia Home Prices Have Surged – in Select Neighborhoods

The start of the Great Recession began just a little more than a ten years ago, but as a millennial that began my first job search in its midst, it’s a time that’s in the back of my mind. In the post-recession economy, we’ve seen a building boom in Philadelphia and for many of us, […]

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Long Weekend Labor Day Reads

September 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Long Weekend Labor Day Reads

As the summer winds down, enjoy these last couple of days by unwinding with our selected favorite articles from the month of August. Whether you’re having a 3-day weekend getaway, BBQ-ing with friends and family, or simply relaxing, these light reads will help you enjoy the Labor Day Weekend!   What To Do This Labor Day Weekend […]

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Could Center City Homes be Driving Millennials Out?

August 18, 2017 / Comments Off on Could Center City Homes be Driving Millennials Out?

If you enjoy reading about the real estate market, there is one topic that is unavoidable—millennials. Every month there seems to be a new question about this generation and how they’re affecting one part of the economy or another. Will they ever buy houses, move to the suburbs or have kids? In recent times, Philadelphia […]

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