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How Design-Build Benefits Residential Real Estate Development

By Samantha Finken | 2/11/21 2:07 PM

Sometimes, in residential real estate development, the feud between the owner, the architects, and the contractors hosts more drama than the Kardashians.

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Philadelphia's New Development Taxes: What You Need to Know

By Billy Wong | 12/18/20 9:45 AM

In 2019, Philadelphia City Council announced a major change to the 10-year tax abatement for residential development. The 20-year-old program that originally encouraged residential development in the city will drastically reduce incentives for new homeowners and developers—but now they don't go into effect until 2022. Here's what you need to know about the 10-year tax abatement changes and other development tax bills that recently passed.

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7 Tips for Successfully Pre-Selling Homes

By Designblendz Team | 10/13/20 3:45 PM

When you sell a home conventionally, you're selling it for what it is: a physical structure that your client will live in or rent out. Pre-selling a home involves selling the planned house, even before construction is complete.

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How to Get Started with Your Commercial Construction Project

By Designblendz Team | 5/7/20 9:15 AM

What's that saying about an ounce of prevention? This guide's all about how to lay the groundwork for your most successful commercial construction project.

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How to Make Sure You're Following Zoning Laws

By Designblendz Team | 1/25/19 12:00 AM

When was the last time you looked at the layout of the town where you live? Did you notice that the residential neighborhoods are in a quiet section with lots of trees? Are all the factories located on big lots, with easy access to freeways?

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Why do you need a lease outline drawing?

By Designblendz Team | 1/16/19 12:00 AM

When it comes to leasing new spaces for your business, there can be a lot of jargon that's difficult to understand. One phrase that often causes confusion is LOD or lease outline drawing.

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Upcoming Changes To The Philadelphia Building Code

By Designblendz Team | 8/22/18 4:09 PM

 


On October 1st, 2018, the city of Philadelphia will adopt the latest version of the International Building Code
. The new requirements outlined in the IBC will change a few key components of both residential and commercial construction.

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10 Questions to Ask a Contractor Before Hiring | DesignBlendz

By Designblendz Team | 7/12/18 9:31 AM

10 Vital Questions to Ask a Contractor Before Hiring

If you're ready to hire the right professional for the job, make sure you remember these 10 vital questions to ask a contractor. Continue reading to learn more from our helpful guide.

 

   Hiring a professional contractor can be a stressful undertaking. It's hard to find someone you can trust. We've all heard a million horror stories about contractors doing a terrible job, massive cost overruns, and contractors disappearing with a client's money.

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How to Maximize Restaurant Space with Your Floorplan Design

By Designblendz Team | 6/21/18 1:45 PM
Maximizing your restaurant's floorplan design means a bigger profit. 

 When you're running a restaurant, there always seems to be something that could go wrong.

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