The Homeownership Rate & Millennials: What Does It Mean For Investors?

Homeownership remains a pillar of American culture and, rightly or wrongly, a symbol of success. As such, there are some tidbits that real estate investors can glean from today’s residential real estate environment. This short article explores some nationwide trends and points of note regarding homeownership, with an emphasis on the Philadelphia, PA market. As [...]

By | 2018-05-16T15:09:51+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Philadelphia, Real Estate Investing, Residential|0 Comments

1217 Q1 Newsletter – Recently Closed, Upcoming Projects, and More!

Check out 1217 Realty Group's latest off-market properties, investments, and upcoming projects. All the latest happenings are below! 1217 Recently Closed: 1307 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 1217 Realty Group LLC closed on 1307 Locust St in February 2018. It is an 8,000 SF building and is zoned CMX-5. 1217 has plans in the works for a multi family building consisting of eleven units. This [...]

What Is The Philadelphia Real Estate Market Doing in 2018?

The Philadelphia housing market continues to be tight heading into the spring, which is normally the busiest selling and buying season all year. Even in January, buyers were already looking for their perfect home. There is still a wide range of homes and pricing available, allowing buyers to find the perfect property to meet their [...]

Philadelphia Real Estate to Finish Strong in 2017

As the weather turns cooler and people start getting ready for the holidays, the real estate market in the City of Brotherly Love is expected to stay its current course, which means that it will likely finish off the year in a positive note. Philadelphia has been a surprising real estate market in 2017. Right [...]

By | 2017-11-29T18:06:08+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Commercial, Philadelphia, Real Estate Investing, Residential|0 Comments

IMN Multi Family Forum Conference Recap:

1217 Realty Group recently attended the 2nd Annual Middle-Market Multifamily Forum (East) in Orlando and our Portfolio Manager, Jesse Shemesh, moderated the panel on New Apartment Construction and Marketing Units. It was an informative two-day conference with some of the largest operators and debt originators in attendance such as Berkadia, Hunt Mortgage Group, Greystone, and [...]

By | 2017-11-14T19:55:17+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Philadelphia, Real Estate Investing, Residential|0 Comments

Gentrification in Philadelphia and How to Identify Up and Coming Neighborhoods

Gentrification takes place when rundown urban areas attract residents of higher income. It’s a controversial phenomenon. Conversations about it can lead in both highly negative and positive directions. As long as major cities remain the most convenient and culturally interesting places to live, however, urban areas within reasonable commutes of work and pleasure will be [...]

By | 2017-09-01T14:47:44+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Philadelphia, Real Estate Investing, Residential|0 Comments

The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Section 8 Housing

Section 8 Housing is the common term for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, one of the three primary rental assistance programs facilitated by the United States government. While not every American individual or family unit experiencing financial difficulty or who is stricken by poverty is eligible, over 2,000,000 United States citizens qualify for the Section [...]

By | 2017-08-23T14:45:04+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Philadelphia, Real Estate Investing, Residential|0 Comments

Using Leverage to Finance Your Property and Risk Tolerance

One of the key advantages associated with real estate investments is the ability to leverage at least part of your up-front investment amount with a loan. For example, when you buy $50,000 worth of stocks, you will enjoy a return based on that $50,000 investment. On the other hand, if you use your $50,000 as [...]

What’s Happening in Philadelphia Real Estate

Recently, experts have observed what appears to be a continuous rebounding trend in the state of suburban Philadelphia real estate. For some time, one of the biggest points of discussion regarding Philadelphia real estate has been exactly what is to blame behind the relative stagnation concerning the rates of sales in the region. Based on [...]

1217’s Takeaways From Bisnow’s Philadelphia Multifamily Forum

1217 attended the Bisnow's Philadelphia Multifamily Forum  last week and wanted to relay the consensus and insights from the event. As it comes to no surprise - everyone and their mother is saying the Philly Multi Family sector is getting overbuilt - particularly the Class A product in Center City, but is it? I will [...]

By | 2017-07-20T16:47:22+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Philadelphia, Real Estate Investing, Residential|0 Comments