Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Homebuying for Hipsters comes to Philadelphia

Unlike the Homebuying for Hipsters seminar in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) that made a few headlines back in October, the one we just heard about — which is coming to Philadelphia next month — isn’t actually called "Homebuying for Hipsters."

But it is a homeownership workshop targeting renters and potential first-time homebuyers and it is located in Northern Liberties… so we connected the dots.

Geographical stereotypes aside, it's actually great to see realtors wanting to host events like this in Philly. (And in Northern Liberties, no less.) Despite what you may have heard, Philadelphia’s residential real estate market is still strong and the best way to keep it that way is to facilitate purchases among residents (both new and longtime) — rather than relying on bubble-fueling condo speculators.

So take note: this January 27 and February 10, 2007 at the Rodriguez Branch Library at 6th and Girard — learn how to take the next step at this handy homebuying workshop. (You know it’s time.)

Hell, we might have to get off our asses and see if they have any quick remedies for a credit score that’s rapidly approaching negative six thousand.

Our only regret: the workshop, unlike its alleged inspiration in Brooklyn, is not being held at a bar.

Seriously, buy a home in Fishtown — it’ll be worth double in, like, two years [Solo Realty]
Homebuying for Hipsters [Curbed]

[ Photo via Philly Skyline ]

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