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April 7, 1986 | By Elizabeth Hallowell, Special to The Inquirer
Construction of a controversial high-rise condominium complex in Springfield Township will be delayed from one to two months while project engineers redesign the building's foundation. In digging the foundation for The Arbours, which is located at 9801 Germantown Pike and will house 243 luxury condominiums, contractors did not find bedrock that preliminary site testing indicated would be there, said William Forrey, president of Horst Developers, the firm in charge of the project.
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June 18, 1987 | By Richard V. Sabatini and Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writers
Several residents of a Bustleton condominium complex were rescued by a neighbor Monday when a smoky blaze, believed to have been set intentionally, damaged their building. Fire officials said the fire started about 10:15 a.m. in a first-floor rear bedroom. David Campbell, 26, a resident of the condominium where the fire started, was charged with arson. Witnesses told police that they saw the suspect leaving the condominium where the fire started in the 9926 Condominiums, at 9926 Haldeman Ave., 15 minutes before the fire was discovered.
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May 14, 1987 | By Francie Scott, Special to The Inquirer
The Upper Moreland Advisory Planning Agency has voted 4-0 to recommend that the township's Board of Commissioners approve the concept of a 112-unit condominium complex. The development has been proposed for the former York Road Lumber Co. property on York Road by Horsham developer Werner Fricker. The plan Fricker presented at the agency's Tuesday night meeting showed two buildings, with staggered heights, joined by a one-story entrance area. The various heights would be one of three-story level, two of five-story level and two of seven-story level.
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March 3, 1988 | By Francie Scott, Special to The Inquirer
A Conshohocken developer's dream of building 30 condominium units on a vacant lot on Wood Street does not sit well with residents who contend that the proposed development would create more problems than it would solve. Twenty of those nearby residents turned out for a hearing before the Conshohocken Zoning Hearing Board on Monday night, and several spoke against Richard DiCiurcio's application for variances to build the condominium complex on an undersized lot, which has been the site of illegal dumping.
REAL_ESTATE
December 20, 1998 | By Sheila Dyan, FOR THE INQUIRER
Riverfront at Palmyra, Palmyra Borough, Burlington County Marlene Bergman almost got her dream house. "I knew I wasn't going to get the summer house on the ocean at the shore," she said. "This is my almost!" Bergman was referring to the three-level condominium townhouse on the banks of the Delaware River that she and her husband purchased at Riverfront at Palmyra. Bergman is an antiques dealer, and her husband, Edward, is an employment counselor for a nonprofit corporation.
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August 23, 1987 | By Marlene A. Prost, Special to The Inquirer
West Conshohocken Borough, which is experiencing a boom in commercial growth, has received its first proposal for a major housing development - 184 condominium units on approximately 8.75 acres at the top of Crawford Hill. James Nolan, of Nolan Companies of Plymouth Meeting, presented two possible preliminary sketches for mid-rise apartments at Thursday's meeting of the borough planning commission. Nolan said the condominiums could sell in the mid- to high-$100,000 range. The first design consisted of four four-story buildings and a fifth three- story building.
REAL_ESTATE
January 28, 1990 | By H. Jane Lehman, Special to The Inquirer
Faster loan approval for resale condominiums is coming, lending officials say, because of an effort to standardize the information collected about a condominium project's financial and physical condition. The purchase or refinance of an existing condominium is often complicated by the attention the lender must pay to the homeowners' association and community-owned property, in addition to the customary scrutiny of the borrower and the living quarters. The marketability and value of an individual unit "depend on the viability of the rest of the units," explained John Hemschoot, an official with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.
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January 19, 2002 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Fire swept through a building in the Tavistock condominium complex early yesterday morning, killing one woman and injuring another. The blaze broke out in a downstairs corner unit after 3:30 a.m., and when firefighters arrived, four units were engulfed. Cherry Hill Fire Chief Robert Giorgio said that the two women who lived in the condominium were roommates. Betsy Blaskopf, 30, managed to exit through her bedroom window, but Kelly Cassidy, 31, apparently collapsed from smoke inhalation and died in the two-alarm fire, Giorgio said.
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August 19, 2000 | By Oshrat Carmiel, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A Bucks County man whose condominium was scheduled to be sold at a sheriff's sale was arrested Thursday night and charged with setting fire to his home that afternoon. Mark O'Connor, who declared bankruptcy in January and was awaiting foreclosure on his Yardley condominium, was arraigned at 11:45 p.m. in front of District Justice Francis Clark in Bristol. He was being held in Bucks County Prison after failing to post $100,000 bail. According to an affidavit of probable cause, O'Connor told police that if he could not live in his home, then nobody could.
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January 9, 1987 | By Roger Cohn, Inquirer Staff Writer
A local development firm unveiled plans yesterday for an $80 million condominium project that would be built on five piers along the Delaware River just south of Penn's Landing. The complex would consist of seven buildings, ranging from five to 15 stories, and would include from 175 to 250 luxury condominium units, according to Michael Asbell, president of Ascott Investment Corp., the project's general partner. Asbell said he expected construction of the project, which is planned for Piers 28 through 36, to begin in July 1988, with the first units ready for occupancy in mid-1989.
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February 21, 2016
Four people were hospitalized after a two-alarm fire struck a condominium complex Friday night in Burlington County, authorities said. The blaze was reported just after 9:30 p.m. in the first block of Florence Tollgate in Florence Township, a county dispatcher said. The conditions of the four victims were not immediately available. - Robert Moran  
REAL_ESTATE
February 2, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's condominium market is set to grow smartly in 2015, particularly in price. Data from Trend Multiple Listing Service show that total for-sale condo inventory in the city has risen slightly compared with 2013's levels, but that it's still well below the October 2006 peak of 1,971. In January 2014, for-sale condo inventory totaled 703 units. It climbed as high as 897 in September before settling back to 730 units by December. The last time inventory was this tight was in May 2005, according to the MLS data.
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October 13, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Growing up in a Northeast Philadelphia rowhouse, Tom Scannapieco never imagined that he would live in a multimillion-dollar condo tower overlooking Independence Hall - especially one he'd be building himself at 500 Walnut St. Scannapieco Development Corp. plans to break ground early next year on the $178 million 500 Walnut project, with condominiums starting at $2.5 million and going up to $17.61 million for the penthouse. Averaging more than 3,500 square feet, many of the units are full floors.
NEWS
August 5, 2013 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police have identified the woman who plunged to her death from a 12th-floor balcony in Penn's Landing on Friday as Ngoc Tran Vo. Police said Vo died when she fell from the balcony while apparently peeking over the side looking for her cellphone. Vo, who worked at Club Risque, was visiting a man who lived at the waterfront Dockside condominiums on the 700 block of Columbus Boulevard. Vo apparently dropped the phone from the balcony and it fell onto a neighbor's patio eight floors below.
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February 15, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former employee of a Montgomery County condominium has pleaded guilty to taking hush money from her boss not to reveal his theft of $600,000 from the complex. Patricia Paugh, 54, on Tuesday admitted to one count of theft and one count of conspiracy to commit theft, both third-degree felonies filed against her in 2011. Paugh was assistant manager of the Plymouth Hill Condominiums, on West Germantown Pike north of Plymouth Meeting Mall, when then-general manager Victor Lopez paid Paugh $30,000 to buy her silence, said Assistant District Attorney Laura Adshead.
NEWS
January 8, 2013 | By Frank Eltman, Associated Press
  MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. - For the first time in her life, Marion Johnston says she feels old. The petite, red-haired 80-year-old retired school secretary, who uses a walker to get around, is still adjusting to her surroundings as one of the newest residents at the Bristal Assisted Living retirement community. She moved in last month after the howling winds and rising floodwaters of Hurricane Sandy destroyed her Long Island waterfront condominium. Johnston had often thought about moving out of her home, but Sandy "was the straw that broke the camel's back.
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October 28, 2012 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marvin I. Block, 79, a Philadelphia commercial lawyer who specialized in real estate and condominium law, died Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Block, who lived in the Northeast Philadelphia for 48 years, died from complications of lung disease, said his son, Gary Block. Mr. Block was a member of the Zarwin Baum law firm for nine years. He represented numerous condominium associations and also developed condominiums in South Jersey. He served as an assistant attorney general and special assistant attorney general for Pennsylvania's professional licensing boards.
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October 28, 2012 | By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marvin I. Block, 79, a Philadelphia commercial lawyer who specialized in real estate and condominium law, died Thursday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Block, who lived in the Northeast Philadelphia for 48 years, died from complications of lung disease, said his son, Gary Block. Mr. Block was a member of the Zarwin Baum law firm for nine years. He represented numerous condominium associations and also developed condominiums in South Jersey. He served as an assistant attorney general and special assistant attorney general for Pennsylvania's professional licensing boards.
NEWS
August 26, 2011 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
The interior landscape of the Pennsylvania Avenue penthouse condominium belonging to physicians Alfred and Paula Stillman at the Philadelphian is not just a dramatic showplace. It's a warm, vibrant home, full of personality and interest. And Paula Stillman will explain that it's that warmth that led this couple to move from the suburbs to the city. Not that it was obvious from the start. "The first time we saw the space, mostly out of curiosity," Paula says, "it was actually quite depressing.
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July 29, 2011 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
The entry hall to Flora Becker's striking Center City condominium at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton is lined with art. The living room features a handsome Steinway baby grand piano. The kitchen, with its glass backsplash and walnut cabinetry, is a testament to sleek modern efficiency and elegance.    But those are mere distractions. The main event asserts itself within seconds: It's the view of Philadelphia's core - City Hall, its courtyard, William Penn and his hat, and a skyscape that simply will not be ignored.
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