Christina Briglia

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Curating Art for Your Home: An Interview with Linda Dubin Garfield

post by Erica Minutella When you purchase a new home, the most exciting part is filling in the empty spaces and making the place your own. But after the furniture is taken care of and the first layers of paint are up, you might still feel like something's missing. It could very well be art. If you've never collected art before, it might feel intimidating to start now, when your budget's already been set towards a mortgage and a new couch. But luckily Philly is brimming with affordable options, like art fairs and student exhibitions. We spoke with Linda Dubin...

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Increased Property Taxes: What Are Your Options?

post by Christina Briglia We know that many Philadelphians are concerned with the most recent 2018/2019 reassessment of property values. A great majority of properties have significantly increased in value, and homeowners are feeling the burden of higher real estate taxes. You may have received mail from the City with your new assessment. You’re also able to check out your home’s new assessed value here - To determine your new annual tax payment, please take the Market Value for 2019 and multiply it by the assessment rate of 0.01379. If you do the same for 2018’s Market Value, you’ll be...

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Know Your Neigborhood: Bella Vista

post by Erica Minutella The Bella Vista Neighbors Association (BVNA) has been around since 1992, but it's seen a lot of changes since the early years. Originally formed as a neighborhood town watch, the volunteer organization now oversees a number of efforts, from zoning to planning local events. We spoke with Executive Director Eugene Desyatnik about what exactly the association does, and how neighbors can get more involved in their local community. Erica: What sort of programs does the Bella Vista Neighbors Association offer for residents? And how can community members get involved in helping out? Eugene: Community members are...

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Top News in Philly Development: April 2018

Ever feel like Philly changes so fast you can’t keep up? No sweat. We’ll be bringing you our favorite articles from the month on Philly development – North, South, East, and West. See below for a roundup of all the best local articles from March news. Philly developer envisions townhouse community jutting onto Delaware River Where: Philly Voice When: March 5, 2018 Amazon Prime Now food delivery could hit Philly, with permit for University City grocery hub Where: Philadelphia Inquirer When: March 5, 2018 How to negotiate down your rent increase in Pennsylvania and New Jersey Where: Philadelphia Inquirer When: March 7,...

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