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James Yoakum | Brown McKinney Real Estate | 215-825-2250 2016-22 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA Large Mixed-Use Building on Up-and-Coming Ridge Avenue. Endless Possibilities for a Creative Developer. Retail/Commercial offered at $299,900 Year Built 1915 Sq Footage 11,836 Floors 3 Parking Car garag...
12/08/2009
I am often surprised at how little thought some sophisticated real estate investors put into their selection of business partners. Specifically many experienced (and inexperienced) investors work with a hodge-podge of agents and middle-men without ever consciously thinking about what makes the mo...
12/08/2009
A few years ago news of 10% unemployment would have been dire news. Oh how times have changed... When the latest unemployment figures were released on Friday the drop from 10.2% in October to 10% in November was hailed by many as a sign that we may really be at the bottom of this recession and st...
12/07/2009
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer the city of Philadelphia is considering a tax amnesty program to begin as soon as May 3rd. If such a program were implemented it could have wide-ranging effects on the local real estate market - most of them positive. For one thing homeowners who owe back ta...
12/04/2009
I'm just back from a very nice Thanksgiving back home in Kentucky, and as I catch up on the latest news in the world of Philadelphia real estate I thought I'd link to some of the most interesting things that I'm reading so you can catch up on what's been happening as well. 1. News of the tax cred...
11/29/2009
If you've ever stayed up late watching infomercials and thought "maybe I could make millions in real estate..." then you'll appreciate this website: www.landlordmentor.com. It seeks to provide much of the information that you would learn from the Real Estate Riches style programs without any of t...
11/16/2009
Over the past couple of weeks events have conspired to give first-time home buyers a second chance at snagging the deal of a lifetime! First the $8,000 tax credit was extended through April 30th of 2010 and expanded to include a tax credit for some repeat buyers, letting them in on the fun a bit ...
11/16/2009
According to a survey from Move.com the percentage of homebuyers who classify themselves as investors has doubled since March - going from 5.6% to 12.1%. While we could certainly argue about their survey methods and definitions of investors, I think that this survey does capture the general trend...
11/11/2009
The extension and expansion of the first-time buyer tax credit (now for some other buyers as well) passed through the Senate yesterday and should get through the house and onto the President's desk soon. The details of the expansion are: $8,000 tax credit for first time buyers extended to those u...
11/05/2009
It may sound like a trick given that it's the day before Halloween, but this house in Darby, just outside Philadelphia could turn into a treat for a lucky essay writer. The owner is conducting an essay contest with a $100 entry fee - the prize for the best essay a free house. Check out this Daily...
10/30/2009
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Observations from my work in the wide world of real estate with a frequent focus on the Philadelphia market.