Archive For March 31, 2015

Hottest Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Hottest Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Hottest Neighborhoods Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods! Here are a few of the hottest neighborhoods for real estate: 1. Dickinson Narrows, a small community located in South Philadelphia, ranked #2 in the nation in Redfin’s Hottest Neighborhoods of 2015! It’s affordable, walkable to great bars and restaurants, and near a ton of parks and playgrounds. 2….

April is A Great Time to List Your Home!

April is A Great Time to List Your Home!

Why Selling In April Is A Good Idea You’ve heard how inventory of homes for sale is low, buyer competition is high, and homes are easy to sell. But why should you list in the next month? A recent Zillow report found that the very best time to hang a For Sale sign on your…

How to Earn Cash at Closing

How to Earn Cash at Closing

Cash at Closing If you’ve been perusing EveryHome.com for some time, you’ve probably seen the Cash at Closing number listed underneath the sale price of nearly every home on our website. This number is the amount of money that EveryHome pays YOU at settlement, as appreciation for using an EveryHome agent. This money is a…

Easter Egg Hunts in Greater Philadelphia

Easter Egg Hunts in Greater Philadelphia

Easter Egg Hunts It may not feel like spring with this recent surge of chilly weather, but it’s nearly Easter! Much of Greater Philadelphia is in the spirit with local easter egg hunts: Image via Tom Gralish of Philly.com -The Philly Easter Egg Hunt is always a favorite, hosted at Gorgas Park in Roxborough on…

Try Before You Buy?

Try Before You Buy?

Should You Try Before You Buy? Real estate’s newest trend is try before you buy…and we don’t just mean taking a tour or walking the neighborhood! Instead, a handful of listings are offering prospective buyers the opportunity to stay a night, hang out with the neighbors, and even cook a meal to test out the kitchen….

Bidding Wars and Tips on How to Win Them

Bidding Wars and Tips on How to Win Them

How to Win Bidding Wars With a lower inventory of homes for sale, we’ve seen many sellers receive multiple offers on their home. While these multiple-offers can be great for the sellers, they can lead to bidding wars and quite a bit of stress for the potential buyers involved! Here’s how to beat out the…

Upgrade Your Older Home… on a Budget!

Upgrade Your Older Home… on a Budget!

Upgrading an Older Home If you’re thinking of putting your older home on the market (or even if you’re not), there are a few easy improvements that you can make to keep up with the preferences of the modern buyer. CNN Money recommends the following: 352 1st Avenue in Phoenixville is for sale! And even…

Rents Increasing Faster Than Income

Rents Increasing Faster Than Income

Rent Increasing Rent have increased 15% from 2009 to 2014 according to the National Association of Realtors, but that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. While raising rental prices aren’t too uncommon, the real issue comes down to stagnant wages and salaries. In fact, some areas have seen declining income in the past five years!…

Philadelphias Art Scene

Philadelphias Art Scene

Philadelphias Art Scene Did you know that over 300,000 works of art call the Philadelphia Museum of Art home? Museums and galleries large and small decorate the City of Brotherly Love, which is further establishing itself as the art hub of the east coast! Philadelphia Museum of Art – Image vis withart.visitphilly.com Touted as the…

Millennials made up 32% of Home Purchases in 2014

Millennials made up 32% of Home Purchases in 2014

Think Millennials aren’t buying homes? Think Again! Forget what you heard about millennials loafing around, unemployed, in their parents’ basements! A recent report conducted by the National Association of Realtors found that millennials (that is, adults under 34 years old) accounted for 32% of all home purchases in 2014. The study attributes increased employment and…

Tenant Every Investor Wants

Tenant Every Investor Wants

Cater to this Type of Tenant Recent reports have confirmed what we like to think we’ve known all along: the women are in control (especially when it comes to the rental market)! Rentals, which bring a certain degree of freedom, are being favored more than ever by young women.Surprised? Don’t be! Later marriages, lower birth rates, and more…

Credit Reporting Overhaul to Benefit Home Buyers

Credit Reporting Overhaul to Benefit Home Buyers

Credit Reporting to Benefit Buyers At last! The nation’s credit reporting giants have agreed to make drastic changes to the way that credit disputes and inaccuracies are handled. After coming under fire from consumer advocacy groups and the New York state Attorney General, credit reporting companies have agreed to work towards a significantly easier and more…

How Does Starbucks Effect Your Home’s Value?

How Does Starbucks Effect Your Home’s Value?

Starbucks Effect Your Home’s Value? The “Starbucks Effect” is being widely reported as an incredible predictor of home values….and yes, we’re serious! Stay with us on this one: Between 1997 and 2013, homes within a quarter mile of a Starbucks increased in value by 96%, compared to 65% for all U.S. homes. Wow! How does…

Adjustable Rate Mortgages Rise in Popularity

Adjustable Rate Mortgages Rise in Popularity

Adjustable Rate Mortgage Starting to Rise in Popularity Thinking about securing an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) on your new home purchase? You’re not alone! Five-year ARM rates remain extremely low at approximately 2.97%, and they’re even lower than a 30-year fixed rate mortgage because the bank is taking more risk to lend you money for a…

Ardmore Is It The Right Town For You?

Ardmore Is It The Right Town For You?

Located on the Main Line within Lower Merion and Haverford Townships, Ardmore embodies a lush, small-town feel just minutes from Philadelphia. Originally named Athensville, the town changed its name in 1853 when the railroad station in the center of town was renamed by the Pennsylvania Railroad. Picturesque Ardmore was developed as a result, and became…

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