Archive For May 29, 2015

Walkable Suburbs by County

Walkable Suburbs by County

Our Favorite Walkable Suburbs We’re lucky to have a lot of great, walkable suburbs in the Philadelphia suburbs! If you want the convenience of city life with the tranquility of the suburbs, be sure to consider one of these great neighborhoods: 1. Chester County – Phoenixville Borough is the area’s live music and entertainment hub! With…

EveryHome’s Favorite Yard Sale Tips

EveryHome’s Favorite Yard Sale Tips

Our Yard Sale Tips It’s yard sale season! If you’re looking to clean out your cluttery basement (yikes!) and make a few bucks (yay!), be sure to consider a few of our tried-and-true tricks: Image via honeyandcheese.com 1. You’ll probably be surprised at how many folks will show up when you have a yard sale…

3 Reasons Why Your Home Hasn’t Sold Yet

3 Reasons Why Your Home Hasn’t Sold Yet

While the majority of homes are selling quickly this time of year, there is a small percentage of homeowners who are struggling to find a buyer. Sounds like your situation? You’re not alone! Here are three things to consider: 1. Not getting a lot of showings? Take a look at your listing photos and the…

Finished Basement: Is It Worth It?

Finished Basement: Is It Worth It?

Are Finished Basements Worth Your Time and Money? A finished basement can add a lot more living space, and provide a great “Man Cave”, media room, or spot for the kids to hang out. But do they add value? Like many things in real estate, it depends who you ask! First, it’s important to note that a…

Ways for Homeowners to Save on Air Conditioning

Ways for Homeowners to Save on Air Conditioning

Save On Air Conditioning This Summer The dog days of summer are upon us! Unfortunately, hot temperatures can result in costly air conditioning bills for many homeowners. Here are three simple ways to keep the price down: 435 Penn Road in Plymouth Meeting, PA 1. Change your filter. Ideally, this air filter should be changed every three…

Rental Prices Increase 4% in April

Rental Prices Increase 4% in April

Increase in Rental Prices As if we needed another reason to encourage homeownership! A recent report published by CNN found that rental prices skyrocketed another 4% in April, outpacing home values and the median income. This is the fastest increase in over two years. Image via Astuteinvestments.com The main reason? Demand! The demand for rentals has increased,…

Spotlight on: Franconia, PA

Spotlight on: Franconia, PA

Situated in between the towns of Souderton and Harleysville in northern Montgomery county, Franconia is a family-friendly township with a lot to offer the modern buyer! In fact, Philly.com recently featured Franconia for being a rural (yet not isolated) “garden spot.” While Franconia enjoys its reputation as a farming area with a lot of open…

Bob the Box Makes His Big Debut!

Bob the Box Makes His Big Debut!

EveryHome Welcomes Bob the Box We’re proud to announce that EveryHome co-owner and co-founder Katie Kennedy has officially published Bob the Box, a children’s book about moving! Illustrated by talented local artist C.M. Maniet, the new book offers 45 full-color pages to read with your little one as your family embarks on a big move.  Katie…

Getting Ahead in a Bidding War

Getting Ahead in a Bidding War

How Do I Get Ahead in A Bidding War? Being in a bidding war this spring won’t be uncommon, but these tried and true tricks can keep you ahead of the competition: 1) Consider writing the sellers a letter! This costs you nothing, and it can be especially meaningful if the current owners have lived…

Home Appliance Life Expectancy Cheat Sheet

Home Appliance Life Expectancy Cheat Sheet

Home Appliance Life Expectancy Cheat Sheet Whether you’re shopping for a home or budgeting for the future, it’s important to get a general sense of how long you can expect your home appliances to last. If you’re in the market for a new home, your agent can provide you with details regarding which appliances are included (the washer and dryer…

Upcoming Festivals in Philadelphia

Upcoming Festivals in Philadelphia

Upcoming Festivals In Philadelphia May is unofficially the month of festivals in Philadelphia! Here’s what you can look forward to with the upcoming festivals this weekend: Plazapalooza is returning to the Graduate Hospital neighborhood on May 16th! 23rd and South Streets will be packed all day with live music, beer (of course!), and plenty of food from…

Escalation Clause….Should You Use One?

Escalation Clause….Should You Use One?

Should You Use an Escalation Clause? Escalation clauses just might be a home buyer’s most powerful secret weapon. You’ve probably heard by now that we’re in a “seller’s market” and that many homes are receiving multiple offers from buyers. This can become an arduous process for prospective buyers, but utilizing an escalation clause may ease…

Popular Features in New Construction

Popular Features in New Construction

Most (and Least) Popular Features in New Construction Move over, outdoor kitchens and media rooms! Instead, walk-in closets, energy-efficient windows, and large laundry rooms are on the rise, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. The 400 builders surveyed explained that efficiency and flexibility are the two most important characteristics of…

#1 Home Staging Secret

#1 Home Staging Secret

Home Staging Secret Home staging is both an art and a science. Successful staging will highlight your home’s strengths and ensure that your home appeals to the widest variety of prospective buyers. While hiring a professional surely isn’t free, multiple studies have shown that the benefits far outweigh any costs – homes are likely to sell faster and…

Mothers Day in Greater Philadelphia

Mothers Day in Greater Philadelphia

Mothers Day Fun Mom always loves being spoiled with breakfast in bed, a massage, and flowers. But why not do something a little out of the ordinary to show Mom how much you love her? Here’s our top four favorites: 1.  Crossings Vineyard in Bucks County is offering a “Paint and Sip” on May 9th,…

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