You have been given good advice about how to find out about deed restrictions. If you are making an offer on a house you can have an attorney put the contingency about deed restriction in agreemnet of sale when making an offer so as to protect you.Your agent can guide you.
The Real -Estate Agent you are working should provide you with that information .If the neighborhood have a community center the community center should be able to give the information or see do that area have a website where you can provide information
The best way to do that is to work with a Real Estate Professional. During your Real Estate Transaction your friendly real estate professional working closely with the mortgage and Title company, will identify any restrictions on the deed.
If you have never bought a property before it could be intimidating. Why not give me a call and we can discuss this over the phone.
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Actually, your question is specific to deed restrictions. You can find out by doing a title search. You can fo to http://www.phila.gov and sign up for phiadox. You can also hire an attorney. These will show up on a title report when you buy a property.
In Philadelphia, there are zoning codes that govern the legal use of a property. If the property is zoned as residential, it will be treated as such. If the owner wants to change the zoning limitaions on a property, it will have to be submitted to the zoning review board for consideration