Archive For June 30, 2015

Here’s How You Can Quickly Purchase a Home

Here’s How You Can Quickly Purchase a Home

Quickly Purchase A Home Many of our buyers are curious about the timeline of a home purchase — after all, how long does it really take to get a mortgage and secure title insurance and make it to the settlement table? It depends largely on whether or not you’re securing a mortgage (you probably are),…

Why You Should Write a Letter to the Sellers

Why You Should Write a Letter to the Sellers

Regardless of whether or not you’re in a bidding war, it’s often a nice idea to accompany your offer with a personal letter to the sellers. 607 Mews Dr in Sellersville – a gorgeous 2 bedroom condo for only $149,900! Why? Selling a home can be an emotional experience, and many homeowners appreciate knowing that their…

Now Is The Time to Become a Landlord!

Now Is The Time to Become a Landlord!

Did you know that rental prices are rising twice as fast as the inflation rate? It’s true! There is an enormous demand for rentals right now, and it’s pushing prices sky high. In fact, the market is hotter than ever with the national occupancy rate for rentals at an all-time high of 95.3%. This townhome…

If I Get An Offer On My Home, Do I Have to Sell?

If I Get An Offer On My Home, Do I Have to Sell?

Got real estate cold feet? Occasionally, we’ll have clients who list their home for sale, receive strong offers, and decide they may not want to sell after all. In fact, sometimes this happens even when the offer is higher than the asking price! Mike’s newest listing at 124 Dawn Drive in Lansdale PA! Asking just…

Wawa Welcome America Festival Begins Saturday!

Wawa Welcome America Festival Begins Saturday!

Wawa Welcome America Festival in Philadelphia! Philadelphia is celebrating our nation’s heritage from June 27 through July 4th! And the best part about all of these exciting events spanning eight days? They’re FREE! Beginning this Saturday, the Wawa Welcome America festival will be featuring block parties, free admission to the city’s most loved museums, parades,…

Flood Insurance : What You Need to Know

Flood Insurance : What You Need to Know

There’s nothing worse than a major flood, and Hurricane Sandy was an unfortunate wake-up call to many homeowners in our region who didn’t have flood insurance. As you may already know, standard homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover you in the case of a flood. Standard insurance may cover windows broken from wind in a storm, or…

Boomerang Buyers Will Affect Your Homes Value

Boomerang Buyers Will Affect Your Homes Value

Boomerang Buyers : Who Are They? Have you heard the new industry buzzword “Boomerang Buyers” yet? If not, you’re about to hear a lot more about it! Referring to previous homeowners who were foreclosed upon or had to short sale their home, most Boomerang Buyers are expected to re-enter the real estate market within five…

How Much Will Your Summer Home Improvements Cost?

How Much Will Your Summer Home Improvements Cost?

Looking to spruce up your home this summer? We asked a few local contractors for their estimated prices on a variety of popular summer home improvements: 1. New windows can range in price quite a bit, but a standard window opening costs about $400-700 for removal of the existing window, replacement, and labor. Custom windows…

Mortgage Payment: What’s Included And What’s Not

Mortgage Payment: What’s Included And What’s Not

Have you seen EveryHome’s nifty closing cost calculator yet? Not only can it calculate the approximate amount that you’ll need to bring to the settlement table, but it can also estimate your monthly mortgage payment! Under each home on our website, there is a blue button titled “Closing Costs” (click here for an example). Mark Mawby of…

Manayunk Arts Festival This Weekend!

Manayunk Arts Festival This Weekend!

Manayunk Arts Festival Manayunk will be home to one of the largest juried arts festivals in the region this weekend, June 20th and 21st. The outdoor event is notorious for drawing over 200,000 people to one of Philly’s favorite neighborhoods — and it’s not only for those interested in art! Manayunk Arts Festival will also…

Is a USDA Loan Right For You?

Is a USDA Loan Right For You?

USDA loans have become a popular alterative to the more traditional FHA and Conventional loans, as they can offer 100% financing (yep – that means no down payment!). These loans are designed to promote rural development, so they’re only available to buyers looking in certain areas. Wondering if the home that you like is eligible? Check out this website to…

Fewer Homeowners Are Underwater

Fewer Homeowners Are Underwater

A recent report detailing negative equity among homeowners nationwide found that fewer homeowners are underwater. The national rate dropped to 15.4 percent in the first quarter, from 18.8 percent one year ago. Image via solvencyiinews.com Defined as owing more on your home than it is worth, being underwater restricts many homeowners from selling or even…

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

It’s not yet officially summer, but it sure feels like it! With temperatures soaring into the 80s and 90s, it’s more important than ever to have a summer home maintenance checklist so your home is ready for the hot weather ahead. Here’s where to start: 803 Pierce Rd in Norristown PA 1. Get your central air…

Don’t Overlook This Step Before Listing Your Home

Don’t Overlook This Step Before Listing Your Home

Professional cleaners offer a lot of bang for your buck when it comes to selling your home! For around $200, the pros can leave your home spruced up and sparkling. The beautifully clean kitchen at 528 Mockingbird Way in Warrington Unfortunately, you would be surprised how many sellers overlook this step! While many buyers can…

Why Are Short Sales So Cheap?

Why Are Short Sales So Cheap?

It’s no surprise that clients often show interest in short sales. After all, they’re almost always priced under market value! While there aren’t as many on the market as there were during the recession (nearly 32% of homes sold as short sales in 2012!), they’re still numerous and you’re likely to come across a few…

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