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    • A protested eviction in Germantown.  (Bas Slabbers for WHYY)

Gamblers, foreign money and struggling homeowners: Inside Philly’s sheriff sale boom

Above a nondescript dry cleaners in Center City sits a mysterious little office. The rare visitor has to walk through an unrelated tax preparation business to reach its three tiny rooms,…

    • Darrell Clarke

Anti-foreclosure bill improved after summerlong simmer, officials say

UPDATE: The bill passed on Oct. 5, 2017. On Thursday, City Council advanced amendments to legislation passed last June that would reduce tax foreclosures, but never was enacted due to…

    • Police car in bike lane

October 7: Foreclosure notices on autopilot | Unblocking bike lanes | Flipping Levittown | Hoverboards

All eyes on Harrisburg today as Tom Wolf's revenue plan finally gets a full floor vote before the Republican-controlled legislature. David Hess has the full specs on the plan.  Philly's mortgage…

    • Council - Sanchez and Green

Tax collection and foreclosure bill amended, headed for vote

A bill overhauling the way the city collects delinquent property taxes was amended on the floor of City Council Thursday, and could come up for a vote as early as next…

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Nutter shakes up revenue collection team, appoints first Chief Collections Officer

Mayor Michael Nutter announced Wednesday morning that Revenue Commissioner Keith Richardson has taken a job with the Philadelphia Housing Authority Development Corporation (PHADC), a community development arm of the Housing Authority.…

    • Please Clean and Repair Me

Ravaged by Neglect, Part Four: The challenge of fixing Philadelphia’s broken approach to land use

In many ways, and for many years, Philadelphia has failed to implement a practical and effective strategy for collecting delinquent property taxes and putting vacant land and blighted buildings into productive…

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Council Committee recommends tax foreclosure overhaul

City Council’s Committee on Finance gave a favorable recommendation Friday morning to a bill that would force a major shift in the way the city collects delinquent property taxes. The bill…

Real NEastate: How can I buy this Parkwood foreclosure?

 Q: Someone told me that the house down the street from mine in Parkwood was foreclosed on and for sale by the bank. I am not happy about the foreclosure, but…

Real NEastate: Neighbor not shoveling snow

Q: My neighbor’s house has been for sale for the last nine months. He told me it is a short sale and has moved out. He didn’t come back to cut…

Real NEastate: Neighbors walked away from house

Q: I live in the Northeast, but hope to move in the spring. I have neighbors who said their mortgage is higher than their home is worth. This week they decided…

Real NEastate: Short sale in Wissinoming

Q: I lost my job and can no longer afford my home in Wissinoming. I don’t have any money to bring to settlement, so selling it for less would be problematic.…

Real NEastate: Help, I’m in foreclosure

Q: My house is in foreclosure. I have not been able to make the payments in several months. I want to sell it before the sheriff does. What should I do?…

Real NEastate: Refi regret

Q: I understand interest rates are low and I have heard it is a good time to refinance, but I'm having a hard time finding a bank to do a refi…

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Real NEastate: Getting divorced and short selling

Q: My soon-to-be ex-husband and I bought our home in Lawncrest in 2007. Now we are getting divorced and are in foreclosure, too. I think we owe more than it's worth…

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