Archive For September 30, 2014

Jumbo Loans Continue to Get Cheaper

Jumbo Loans Continue to Get Cheaper

 Jumbo Loans Getting Cheaper If you’re taking out a loan on a pricier home, you’ll likely be securing a “jumbo loan” — that is, a mortgage of more than $417,000. Jumbo loans have recently captured national attention for their extremely low rates. In fact, they’re even lower than conventional mortgages, and some lenders are even allowing…

Zillow’s Zestimates : How Accurate Are They?

Zillow’s Zestimates : How Accurate Are They?

Zillows Zestimates Zillow’s Zestimates have been all the rage since they were released a few years ago….and we’re not surprised! After all, where else can you snoop on the price of your new neighbor’s home? (It’s okay, we’ve all been there.) While Zestimates can be really fun, it’s important to recognize their limitations. The algorithm…

How to Select the Perfect Lender

How to Select the Perfect Lender

Selecting the Perfect Lender Choosing a mortgage lender is just as important as selecting your real estate agent — after all, they’ll be with you every step of the way, and they’re an important contact after you purchase your home too! Some folks choose to use their bank for a mortgage, as they can often offer…

Ambler Food Co-Op is Almost Here!

Ambler Food Co-Op is Almost Here!

Get Involved at the Ambler Food Co-Op! Good news for our neighbors in the Ambler area! A dedicated group of folks have been working hard on bringing a cooperatively-owned grocery store to our area. This means greater access to local foods, community membership and involvement (open to anyone!), and independence from chain retailers. If you’re…

New Construction Home Guide

New Construction Home Guide

Guide to New Construction Homes If you’re looking to purchase a new construction home, you’re in luck! There are a lot of new construction communities in the Greater Philadelphia area, and many of them will be ready in time for next Spring and Summer. There are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing…

Romantic Date Night Ideas in Greater Philadelphia

Romantic Date Night Ideas in Greater Philadelphia

Spots for Your Romantic Date Nights Looking to do something special this weekend? Consider our favorite local spots for a romantic date night (or just a fun night out with the girls!): 1. Tucked away in beautiful Bucks County, Crossings Vineyard is a great local vineyard with an exciting calendar of events. Check their Autumn events here and…

Sellers Property Disclosures 101

Sellers Property Disclosures 101

What You Need to Know about Sellers Property Disclosures If you’re in the process of buying a home, you’re probably familiar with a Sellers Property Disclosure (SPD). It’s exactly what it sounds like–a legal document that the seller fills out to disclose any known defects that may negatively affect the value of the home (such…

Apple Picking in Greater Philadelphia

Apple Picking in Greater Philadelphia

Apple Picking Near You September is upon us, and we love nothing more than picking fresh fruit and veggies from local orchards. Here are a few of our favorites: EveryHome loves apple picking! Each fall, we host an “apple picking and pie baking” party. Solebury Orchards in Bucks County offers 70 acres to pick fruits…

Blue Bell PA Activities!

Blue Bell PA Activities!

Blue Bell, PA This week we’re featuring Blue Bell (Whitpain Township), a popular place to live, work & dine in Montgomery County. Awarded #14 on Money Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Live in the United States”, BB has enjoyed a great reputation as one of the most loved Philadelphia suburbs. Here are some of our favorite…

Career That Is Most Loved

Career That Is Most Loved

Top Career In America Goes To…… Real Estate Agents! It’s true! According to an analysis of over 65,000 employee-generated surveys, real estate agents have the number one happiest job in America. Work environment, compensation, growth opportunities, and control over one’s daily tasks were a few of the criteria used to analyze which career presented the…

Renting Out Your Current Home?

Renting Out Your Current Home?

Considering Renting Out Your Home? A lot of our clients are looking to rent their current homes in order to move, so if you’re considering this you’re definitely not alone! People typically wish to do this for a variety of reasons, one of which being that maybe they’d be struggling to sell their home for…

A First Time HomeBuyers Timeline

A First Time HomeBuyers Timeline

HomeBuyers Timeline It’s common for homebuyers (and especially first time homebuyers) to ask us how long it usually takes to purchase a home. Normally, once a client is pre-approved with a lender and selects a home, it takes about 30-60 days. Of course, this answer varies—but here’s an easy guide to help you map out…

Bathroom Improvements Before You Sell

Bathroom Improvements Before You Sell

Sprucing Up Your Bland Bathroom We don’t have to tell you that kitchens and bathrooms can sell a home—but did you know that you don’t have to break the bank? Whether or not you’re planning on selling, you can spruce up your bathroom with just a few simple tricks: 1. New fixtures & new lighting!…

5 Easy Steps to A More Eco Friendly Home

5 Easy Steps to A More Eco Friendly Home

Improvements to Make Your Home More Eco Friendly 1. You’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again: the energy savings associated with compact fluorescent light bulbs are enormous! Swap your incandescent bulbs for these eco friendly CFL’s and save more than $50/year. Look for Energy Star certified bulbs to ensure that they’re the most…

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