Intern Phil: A Developing Rental Market

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Renting versus owning a home is an age old debate. While the pros and cons are innumerable and  vary greatly based on opinion or preference this is a choice we’ve all been confronted with ,whether we realized it or not. A developer confronts this decision almost daily and to rent or sell is always one of the first considerations.  Housing markets continually fluctuate largely due to economic trends and the needs/wants of the consumer, but the pressure to adapt...

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Meet the Press – The Philadelphia Inquirer Explains Awesometown

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We’re always happy when local bloggers, instagrammers and members of the press take an interest in our work. It saves us the trouble. Most recently our Awesometown project was picked up by the Philadelphia Inquirer as an example for a discussion on development in gentrifying areas. After you scroll passed the oversized image of a petulant Chad Ludeman lazily strolling down Moyer street, in front of phase one of construction you get to the meat of the...

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Intern Phil: Increasing Value through Community

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We’re pleased to announce the addition of Intern Phil to our company dynamic and a new blog series in his namesake. Intern Phil came to us with a unique knowledge of regional planning and the temporal-physical plasticity of cities. He also came with a desire to understand what a developer does and an apparently free summer.  Quite frankly we we’re happy to set someone to the task of trying to figure out what we do so long...

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The Most Excellence Duplexcellence Event Recap

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It’s not every Thursday night that you’ll see bike enthusiasts discussing the finer points of a good bar of soap while local artists analyze the rusting properties of corten steel. But Last Thursday at our Duplexellence II, not so typical open house that’s exactly what happened. When you open your doors to anyone and everyone, offer free drinks, free food and get as many local artists, fixers, doers and makers all in one spot that’s apparently...

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