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The Tree at My Window

BY CHUCK BISCHOF (www.chuck.searchphillylistings.com)   When I first moved to Washington Square West ten years ago, one of the things that made my apartment really feel like a home was the tree outside my second story window. When in full bloom, it blocked the view into my…

Flipping Houses Can Lead to Big Returns

BY JACKIE DABROWSKI (www.jd.searchphillylistings.com)   Thinking of flipping a house? Although not the simplest of projects, this concept could lead to big returns.   You don’t have to be an investor to reap the financial benefits. A FHA 203k loan is a loan given to…

The Front Door

BY JOE RIVERA (www.joe.searchphillylistings.com)   Every day we walk in and out of our home’s front door and don’t think much of it. However, if you think about it, that door is seen by thousands of people that walk or drive by. Why not pay…

Small City Gardens

BY RACHEL STREET (www.rachelstreet.searchphillylistings.com)   This time of year is my favorite — waking up to a sun-filled room, longer days, short sleeves, but most of all… plants! Every year I get excited about planning my garden, seeing the first buds appear on my roses,…

Bikes for Everyone

BY JULIA CAPUTO (www.juliacaputo.searchphillylistings.com)   As I’m sure you have seen, Philly Bike Share has been making it’s way to a city sidewalk near you! Indego has been placing new bike stations all over the city of Philadelphia for pedestrians to utilize. Yesterday in Queen…

A Few Steps to Raise Your FICO Score

BY CHUCK BISCHOF (www.chuck.searchphillylistings.com)   Your FICO credit score is important when obtaining financing for a home, so what can you do when your score is too low to obtain the best, or even a good, interest rate?   The FICO score is an empirical…