Whether a resident of Pennsylvania is buying or selling a home, it is often a very exciting experience. There are numerous steps that must be taken for both buyers and sellers, but the completion of all these steps often ultimately leads to an exciting life change. In all of the excitement involving in buying a home, the last thing the buyer is thinking about is the possibility of eventual foreclosure. Unfortunately, foreclosure does lie in the future of some Pennsylvania homeowners.
The look and feel of certain parts of Philadelphia are going through major changes, and for many people, those changes call to mind memories as well as new opportunities. To provide some perspective on the complex emotions evoked by the city's redevelopment plans, a group of organizers from Temple University's Tyler School of Art planned an unusual project: "Funeral for a Home."
A residential real estate dispute is unfolding in a Pennsylvania town, and Philadelphia residents with blight concerns may be interested. The residents of a Sunbury home have sued the city over what they say is a dilapidated property that the city took through eminent domain. The falling-down property is actually connected to the plaintiffs' home.
If you're like most people, purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you'll make in your life -- right up there with getting married or having children. The risks are significant, and potential homebuyers in Philadelphia would be wise to do their research and cover their legal bases before purchasing a house or a condominium.
The large-scale American architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries is something to behold, and the elegant and time-honored vibe of those structures is often highly desirable in the commercial and residential markets. Of course, creating a lucrative strategy for such a property can be a complex matter that requires in-depth legal probing in order to avoid possible pitfalls.
A Montgomery County man who works to help the homeless has himself fallen on hard times. Each Thursday, as part of his King's Jubilee ministry, which he operates out of his home, the Souderton resident drives to Center City to deliver homemade soup to Philadelphia's homeless. However, after he became ill and his wife lost her job, the couple fell behind on their mortgage payments, and the lender started to foreclose.
It's the holiday season, but a story out of Dunmore, Pennsylvania, hearkens back a couple of months to Halloween. At issue: a home seller's responsibility to disclose to a buyer the property's allegedly haunted history. Or, should a seller have to inform a buyer of any prior deaths or violent crimes that occurred in the residence?
The "one-strike ordinance" was established in Pennsylvania as a crime-fighting effort that not only evicts a person from a place of residency if they are accused of a crime, but closes the property down for six months as well. But in cities like Wilkes-Barre, where it is being touted as a way to deal with the "record-setting violence" in the area, landlords and tenants are seeing it as a violation of their constitutional rights and are beginning to take a stand against it.