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Sightseeing: 15 Most Iconic Philadelphia Buildings

By Designblendz Team | 4/13/21 10:00 AM

Planning a trip to the City of Brotherly Love? After you eat all the Philly cheesesteaks you can handle, it's time to explore the rest of what this place has to offer. From historic sagas to modern innovations, you can discover the city's story by digging into its dynamic and varied architecture.

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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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The State of Real Estate Development in Philadelphia 2020

By Billy Wong | 12/9/20 9:30 AM

The real estate development scene in Philadelphia remains active despite the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. No matter the neighborhood, construction can be seen on nearly every block. Our team has analyzed available data regarding properties, zoning, and permits to get a clearer picture of the state of development.

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From Side Hustle to Fast-Growing Company: The Story of Designblendz

By Samantha Finken | 10/23/20 9:15 AM

Designblendz has made the 2020 Philadelphia100®, marking the third time in a row the architecture, visualization, and construction company has been recognized among the fastest-growing companies in the region. Here’s how we got here.

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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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Philadelphia Historic Row House Renovation Tips

By Designblendz Team | 12/21/17 11:00 AM
Renovating a historic row house is exciting and challenging. These expert tips can help you know when to hire a professional and when to DIY.

 Philadelphia takes pride in being a historic city.

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How to Choose Historic Paint Colors

By Designblendz Team | 12/15/17 11:00 AM

Paint color is everything if you want great exterior and interior design. This is especially important when restoring a historic building. Choosing quality historic paint colors makes the property more valuable. You'll also accurately and authentically restore the building.

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Steps to Get Your Building Permit in Philadelphia, PA

By Designblendz Team | 12/11/17 10:00 AM

Remodeling or renovating an existing structure in Philadelphia? There are building permit requirements. Master the steps with this guide to easier permitting.

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How to Get a Building Permit in Philadelphia

By Designblendz Team | 11/15/17 9:12 AM

Getting permits can require a lot, especially getting a building permit. If you're in Philadelphia, here's how you can get your building permit.

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