Philly Tax Abatement in Question??

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Living in the City of Philadelphia? Great information offered by GPAR.

Over the last 10-years the City of Philadelphia has seen a dramatic resurgence in housing and people wanting to live near the City. This resurgence has brought thousands of people into the city. The restaurant scene has exploded. Our neighborhoods are cleaner. Our streets are safer.

The key catalyst to this resurgence has been the 10-year Tax Abatement. This abatement was directly responsible for getting people to invest into the city, both
buying new homes and renovating existing ones.

The 10-year tax abatement is currently under attack by Councilman Wilson Goode Jr.   Councilman Goode claims that the tax abatement is directed at “The new,
the few, and the well to do”
. Councilman Goode also claims that people
benefiting from the abatement are taking school funding away from our children.
We don’t believe this is true, and want to collect facts to prove it.

The Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS® and concerned citizens of Philadelphia are fighting back and we need your help!  We are collecting information
and statics to preserve the 10-year tax abatement. We love this city and
believe there are many things to still fix. There are still buildings that need
to be renovated. There are empty lots that need to be developed. Our streets
need to be cleaner! We feel killing the tax abatement will kill development and
city progress.

Please help us collect statistics that will enable us to preserve the 10-year tax
abatement by completing the following survey:

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey! Together we can make Philadelphia even better!

For more information please visit

We encourage every resident to reach out to their city councilperson and encourage them to preserve the 10-year tax abatement!

Help keep the Philadelphia tax abatement in effect as it is available to EVERYONE. It promotes new construction, jobs, and an expanded tax base. 


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Peter B. Lavelle

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Michael Mahoney
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Peter Lavelle REALTOR®, GRI SRES, ABR Your link for the home valuation is broken.

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