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October 22, 1990 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Board of Realtors is about to enter the publishing business. The first issue of its Philadelphia Real Estate Express will appear Nov. 17, according to Bruno Friia, one of the project's organizers. The Express will run advertisements to sell or rent residential properties in the city. Friia, chief financial officer for Friia & Cos., a Realtor with offices in Philadelphia, Hawaii, Montana and San Francisco, said the free weekly would have a circulation of 75,000.
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September 11, 1988 | By Linda S. Wallace, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Board of Realtors, in conjunction with its Northeast Council, will hold its first trade exhibition and round-table forum on Sept. 19. Trade Expo '88 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adam's Mark Hotel on City Avenue. The trade show will be open to the public, said Nan Genther, spokeswoman for the board. More than 50 exhibitors are expected to display products, services and developments in residential and commercial real estate there. Genther said Trade Expo '88 is designed as a service to members and "to pull together people in the city and in outlying areas.
REAL_ESTATE
December 16, 2007 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Stress-management guru Loretta LaRoche thinks Americans take life much too seriously. And as snow fell on a recent weekday, the Brooklyn-born author and TV personality delivered her message in Hall A of the Atlantic City Convention Center to a standing-room-only audience of men and women who, of late, seem to be some of the most stressed-out Americans of all. Realtors. Several thousand dues-paying members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York had gathered there earlier this month for the region's Triple Play Convention and Trade Expo.
NEWS
January 2, 1986
My heartfelt sympathy to Gerald and Carol Fox and their children for the harassment they have been exposed to by their neighbors in the City of Brotherly Love. The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors' 21,000 members understand the civil rights laws, because they are constantly reminded by their local Boards of Realtors, their state and national associations. Unfortunately, however, the public does not always understand the law. The unfortunate turn of events in Southwest Philadelphia points up the need once again for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the state Human Relations Commission to embark on a massive public education program.
NEWS
February 9, 1989 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
The Whitpain Board of Supervisors has approved an amendment to the sign ordinance, despite a plea by area real estate representatives that a decision be postponed and talks be opened between the two sides. During a brief hearing Monday, the board voted, 4-1, to amend its four- month-old sign ordinance to allow lease and rental signs to be displayed in the township. Supervisor James Woods cast the only negative vote. He said that the signs and the amendment were not needed. "I didn't think it should be amended, I like it the way it is. . . . No lease signs," Woods said.
NEWS
December 30, 1993 | By Laura J. Bruch, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Harrison G. Schweig, 86, an importer, Realtor and developer, died Monday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was a resident of Center City. Mr. Schweig got his start as an importer in the family business of George E. Schweig & Son. As a teenager during the 1920s, he decided to import "Le Testophone," the King of Horns, from France to be used by motorists in their cars. At that time automobiles were not routinely equipped with horns. When Mr. Schweig returned to America with about 100,000 of them, his father was waiting on the dock, according to Bernard Granor of Granor & Co. Realtors in Glenside, a business associate of Mr. Schweig's.
NEWS
February 13, 1994 | By Nancy Lawson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
J. W. Yarborough leans forward on his desk and explains to a young woman on the phone the state laws on car insurance. First his voice is patient, then tolerant, then laced with a tinge of frustration. As the conversation comes to a close, he melts back into the calm yet punchy tones he uses when advising and philosophizing. "Take your time," the Realtor assures the woman. "We've been here 50 years. We're not leaving. " As a 40-year veteran in the office of Wilbur M. Whitney, the first black Realtor on the Main Line, Yarborough has spent decades as a spokesman for the boss he likes to call "Mr. W. " Now 84 and unavailable for interviews because of his health, Whitney began the business in the early 1950s.
REAL_ESTATE
August 28, 1992 | By David I. Turner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Board of Realtors is hoping to make it easier for home buyers to register to vote at their new city address. Under a plan announced Monday, the board is trying to get all 2,200 Realtors in the city to provide voter-registration forms to buyers at settlement. Last year, a slow one for real estate, there were just under 4,000 real estate transactions in the city. The board is following the lead of the National Association of Realtors, which has been urging local boards to encourage voter registration.
NEWS
April 28, 1990 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
The city's Realtors are upset that the Goode administration wants to delay a plan to reduce the city's real estate transfer tax, the highest in the nation. Retaining the current rate - 4.07 percent - "sends the wrong message to the citizens of this city," Alan Domb, president of the Philadelphia Board of Realtors, said yesterday at a sparsely attended City Council budget hearing. Last year, Council passed budget legislation that called for gradually lowering the rate to 3 percent over five years, starting with a reduction to 3.92 percent for the fiscal year that begins July 1. But the administration has introduced a bill that "basically delays the step-down in the tax by one year," said Michael Masch, director of economic analysis for City Council.
REAL_ESTATE
January 7, 1990 | By Susan Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Wednesday, Allan Domb, who has set national records selling Center City luxury condominiums, will take over as president of the Philadelphia Board of Realtors at a time when many Realtors are bailing out of the business. Homes are lingering on the market for months, sales in the first half of last year were down 26 percent from 1988, and several Center City real estate offices have closed. "I'm not afraid," said Domb, 34, who began selling real estate 10 years ago. "This is a great time to be in real estate.
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July 16, 2016
ISSUE | PHILA. TAXES Good to crack down on delinquents The Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors applauds the efforts of Mayor Kenney and City Councilman Allan Domb to reinvigorate the collection process for delinquent property taxes ("Phila. may expand tax-liens program," July 8). Last year, the city collected more than $17 million after conducting two successful sales of property-tax liens. This illustrates that owed revenues can be collected when there is government will.
NEWS
July 11, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
BEACH HAVEN WEST, N.J. - There's a view of the causeway bridge over her shoulder, and her rescue Chihuahua Lucy is ready as always for the close-up. Never mind that Lucy, without her consent, is being dropped from the billboard photo, ears and all. Stacy Janzer, 46, Long Beach Island Realtor and part of a builder family, Team J - or, as the license plate on her black Mercedes SUV says, because the proper spelling was already taken when she went to Motor Vehicles, Teem J - is replacing the photo on her "Got Realtor?"
NEWS
February 20, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia woman and her son have been charged in an alleged scam to pose as Realtors and fraudulently sell or lease foreclosed real estate in South Jersey, prosecutors said Thursday. Lisa Smith, 51, and her son, Kristian "Frank" Edmonds, 28, had no legal right to sell, lease, or even enter the properties, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. Smith, whose broker's license was revoked for life in March 2010, allegedly posed as a real-estate agent in 2015 and took a $27,500 check from a victim for a property in Sicklerville.
NEWS
January 28, 2016
A Ridley Township resident and Realtor has been named as the Republican nominee for the state House seat representing several Delaware County towns. Patti Rodger Morrisette, who works with Long & Foster Real Estate in Media, also volunteers as a Eucharistic Minister for Crozer Hospital. She is a former Republican committee woman and election machine inspector. Morrisette, a graduate of Ridley High School, is married and has two children. Democrat Leanne Krueger-Braneky, who won a special election in August after Republican Joe Hackett abruptly resigned the position, currently holds the seat.
REAL_ESTATE
December 21, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
As with so many things, it all depends on whom you ask. The National Association of Realtors says the number of first-time buyers in the U.S. market declined a full percentage point between July 2014 and June 2015. In its annual "Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers," the Realtors' group places the blame on prospective home buyers' continued difficulty in obtaining mortgages. The Realtors' call for looser lending standards is nothing new. It echoes the National Association of Home Builders' complaint that tight credit is keeping construction at very low levels.
NEWS
December 9, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
OK, CALL IT far-fetched, but after his death on Thursday, Ed Devlin may have made it known how happy he was with the Eagles' victory over New England three days later. After Ed died, a Catholic priest who went to his bedside, told the family to expect a sign from Ed letting them know everything was all right. "While we were watching the Eagles game on Sunday, I suddenly knew what the sign was," said his brother, Terry. "It was the Eagles beating the Patriots!" Whatever, Ed certainly would have been thrilled by the unexpected victory.
NEWS
December 4, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
J. Francis Mahoney IV, 69, of Wynnewood, a principal in a commercial realty firm, died Saturday, Nov. 28, of complications from cancer at Kindred Hospital in Havertown. Known as "Fran," Mr. Mahoney was born in Philadelphia, the eldest son of J. Francis Mahoney III and Margaret G. Mahoney, both physicians. He graduated from Malvern Preparatory School and the University of Pennsylvania. In the early 1970s, Mr. Mahoney started work at Albert M. Greenfield & Co. in Philadelphia, where he rose to become vice president of the industrial real estate department.
REAL_ESTATE
November 15, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Unless you're a local, it's sometimes difficult to figure out where Folcroft begins and Glenolden ends. The opposite is true, too. But just as it was fun wandering around Glenolden on a warm day in late spring, a sunny and warm Tuesday in early autumn was perfect for exploring Folcroft. According to a sign along the borough's portion of Chester Pike, in Old English Folcroft means "leafy green meadow fields.
REAL_ESTATE
October 25, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Staging has become part of the natural order in preparing a house for the market, an apparent no-brainer for sellers familiar with television's real estate shows. "Thanks to all of the HGTV programming, sellers these days have been introduced to the magic of staging before we meet, and, therefore, generally accept our advice to stage," said Mickey Pascarella, an agent with Keller Williams Real Estate in Center City. Martin Millner, an agent with Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors in Yardley, said, "Virtually every single seller I work with is willing to consider staging.
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