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  • Home Ownership is Key

    Home Ownership is Key

    Real Estate Is Part of Our Heritage If you own your house, let’s make sure you keep it.  Becoming a homeowner is more than just owning a home, it is laying a foundation for building generational wealth and family & financial security.  You can touch it, see it, build on it, enhance it and manage it […]

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  • Maintaining Your Property is Hard

    Maintaining Your Property is Hard

    Homeowner Resource Information Repairs, Modifications & Maintenance There are 206,000 older (age 60+) persons in Philadelphia who own their homes. Many of these homes were built more than 50 years ago and are in need of both minor and major repairs. Many are also inaccessible for those with limited or impaired mobility. Here are some […]

  • Home Ownership is Hard – Handling Mortgages & Preventing Foreclosure

    Home Ownership is Hard – Handling Mortgages & Preventing Foreclosure

    How to Pay Your Mortgage I know this is obvious but try not to purchase “too” much home for your money.  Your mortgage payment should be the first thing you pay, but it shouldn’t be so big that your other bills are too hard to manage.  But circumstances are not always in our control, so, […]

  • Expenses Are Hard to Handle – Taxes and Water Bills

    Expenses Are Hard to Handle – Taxes and Water Bills

    Taxes and Water Bills. If not paid, it could lead to City liens and sheriff sales. If real estate taxes are not paid as part of a mortgage payment, you must pay them yourselves each year.  The City of Philadelphia has several programs that can reduce your taxes or provide assistance: Tax abatements – ANYONE […]

  • Don’t Sell Your Property

    Don’t Sell Your Property

    Being a homeowner is more than just owning a home. It is laying a foundation for building generational wealth and family & financial security.  You can touch it, see it, build on it, enhance it and manage it as a business. Also maintaining ownership is a strong counter to fight the latest threats of “gentrification” or […]