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Get the low down....Zillow has released its latest Consumer Housing Trends in 2021... UrbanTurf pulls out some of the more interesting stats pertaining to the market to date

From Bloomberg news…”US housing starts reach a three month high” and more….

Talented in home services? Are you feeling entrepreneurial? The Philadelphia Business Journal just ran “Hot housing market will create plenty of new businesses”

By: Sougata Mukherjee Editor-in-Chief, Triangle Business Journal Just how many times have you read stories in recent months that talk about a hot housing market? Well, to us, that's somewhat old news. How many times are we going to write pieces on how the average price of new homes is going up and the sale price of existing homes is going up even further? Yes, we know we have a supply and demand imbalance. For markets that are dramatically experiencing massive inbound population flows such as in Raleigh, Austin, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee, the number of listed homes is on the decrease and the percentage of homes sold above the listing price is going up. Coupled with adamantly low mortgage rates, there’s no reason to believe things will change in the short run. But what is beginning to change should offer hope to everyone looking for an opportunity to start a new business. Are you a good handyman? Are you an electrician? Did you go through turf management program at a technical c ...

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Wall Street Journal reports, "US Existing-Home Prices Hit Record High in May." Read all about it....

Spring Garden Lending's vibrant Spring Arts neighborhood is getting 2 new cool restaurants from 13th Street Kitchens....

A comprehensive report of the housing market compiled by's a hot market!

By: Bridgetower News Service The median home sale price increased 17% year over year to $330,250—an all-time high—according to a new report from Redfin ( This is the largest increase on record in this data set, which goes back through 2016. Below are other key housing market takeaways for more than 400 U.S. metro areas during the 4-week period ending March 14. Asking prices of newly listed homes hit a new all-time high of $350,972, up 10% from the same time a year ago. Pending home sales were up 21% year over year, the smallest increase since August. New listings of homes for sale were down 17% from a year earlier. Active listings (the number of homes listed for sale at any point during the period) fell 42% from 2020 to a new all-time low. This is the largest decrease on record in this data, which goes back through 2016. 57% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within the first two weeks on the market, well above the 46% rate during the same ...

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Our CEO, Jay Goldstein, and his resourceful wife, Debra, spearheaded a soup drive to help feed hungry neighbors. Read all about this super initiative…

Spring Garden Lending’s new Permanent Plus financing gets a shout out in biznewsPA, a Central PA enewsletter

"Spring Garden Lending goes beyond bridge loans, expects to grow lending by up to 50%" as reported in the Philadelphia Business Journal

By: Jeff Blumenthal Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal  Spring Garden Lending, the provider of bridge financing to local real estate developers led by former Valley Green Bank CEO Jay Goldstein, is entering uncharted territory with a longer term fixed rate financing product. Called Permanent Plus, the new loans offer up to 30-year fixed rate financing for real estate developers working on single family homes with one to four units and multifamily homes of five to eight units. Goldstein said the loan program will most likely top out at 16 to 20 homes per project, though a borrower could take out more than one loan at the same time. The high-water mark would most likely be around $5 million per loan. “This allows us to leverage existing relationships with clients and offer them a new product as well as attract new clients who hadn’t worked with us before,” Goldstein said. Goldstein admitted that the certainty of a 30-year fixed loan comes with higher interest rates abo ...

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Philadelphia makes it onto Conde Nast’s The Best Destinations in the World: The 2021 Gold List

The author writes…”There’s really something special about Philadelphia, about the way it doesn’t care for pretense or about what anyone else thinks of it. One place I return to both in daydream and reality is Fairmount Park, behind the famed art museum, and the miles-long pathway that traces a circle around that part of the Schuylkill River. I think about the Italian Market and its small world of vendors, about the mosaics glinting in the sun, the digestible chaos of Chinatown, the essential, if flawed, sense of American history, the beautiful, dilapidated row houses that speak to the promise of equality we haven’t yet reached as a country. Spiritually, it’s my city.” Here’s the whole article:

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