Philadelphia is experiencing something of a gold rush when it comes to real estate development. Wherever there is money to be made, in any industry, a variety of actors flock to the opportunity, even ones without real estate background, training and experience. They may be concentrating on “flipping,” for instance, where the objective is to buy low and sell high. What does this mean for the buyer or the quality of the construction? Naturally, each real estate matter is unique. However, I have experience with insulating the buyers from assuming unnecessary risks and helping them to make the most sound investments possible. Just because the process appears so official and standardized, this by no means that you should relax your vigilance. To the contrary, you should ask more questions, play it safer and know precisely who is selling you what.