Archive For July 31, 2015

Discount Brokerage (And Why EveryHome Isn’t One)

Discount Brokerage (And Why EveryHome Isn’t One)

Discount real estate agencies have been popping up in the area for the last decade or so. They offer limited real estate services for a much lower commission, or a low flat-rate fee. Generally speaking, a discount brokerage will provide some marketing materials and post your home on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, but…

Adding Value With An In-Law Suite

Adding Value With An In-Law Suite

With an increasing number of baby boomers caring for elderly parents, it’s no wonder that in-law suites are rising in popularity! Homes with private quarters for aging parents or extended family members have become a hot commodity in our region. Here are the most important factors for creating an in-law suite with a great resale…

Pending Home Sales Dip in June

Pending Home Sales Dip in June

The Pending Home Sales Index refers to the number of homes that are under contract, but haven’t yet made it to the settlement table. They’re a great predictor of how many sales we can expect to see in the upcoming 90 days. Pending home sales dipped 1.8% from May (when they were at their highest level…

Once-in-A-Lifetime Event at Phila Museum of Art

Once-in-A-Lifetime Event at Phila Museum of Art

Wondering what Paris, London and Philadelphia all have in common? These three cities are exclusively offering the chance for visitors to view Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting, a celebrated exhibition showcasing the works of famed artists including Monet, Renoir, and Manet. Renoir. Image via phillymag.com. The event, which will showcase more…

Why Buyers Love The 15-year Fixed Rate Mortgage

Why Buyers Love The 15-year Fixed Rate Mortgage

15-year Fixed Rate Mortgage The fixed rate mortgage is the most popular choice for most home buyers. After all, the payment plan allows for lower monthly payments, and the fixed rate provides predictability; your monthly payment will always remain the same! So why are more and more buyers turning to a 15-year fixed rate over the…

Keeping Your Home Safe While On Vacation

Keeping Your Home Safe While On Vacation

Who wants to worry about their home’s security while on vacation? Consider these five tips to ensure that you’re keeping your home safe while on vacation. 1. Be careful what you post! Did you know that Facebook and other social media websites are one of the top ways for thieves to learn of an empty…

Help! My Home Has No Storage Space

Help! My Home Has No Storage Space

What happens when you have too much stuff and not enough space to put it all? While we’re tempted to suggest donating and trashing half of your things, we know that’s not always realistic. (We can’t bear to part with our grandmother’s Russian doll collection, either!) Plus, it’s true that some homes are severely lacking…

Average Sale Price Reaches All-Time High in June

Average Sale Price Reaches All-Time High in June

The national median sales price for existing homes in June was $236,400, which surpassed the previous record set in July 2006.  Home sales rose 6.5% from this time last year. The median sales price is expected to continue rising at a healthy pace. Additionally, existing home sales reached their highest pace in over eight years. What’s…

XPoNential Music Festival July 24-26!

XPoNential Music Festival July 24-26!

XPoNential Music Festival WXPN’s popular musical extravaganza, XPoNential Music Festival, is back this weekend! The three-day event will be held at the Susquehanna Bank Center and Wiggins Park. The event is featuring George Ezra, My Morning Jacket, Indigo Girls, and Grace Potter. A number of local artists will be featured as well. In addition to…

How Much Does it Cost to Sell?

How Much Does it Cost to Sell?

When you’re buying or selling a home, you probably already know that there is more involved than simply the purchase price. If you’re the seller, the good news is that there are far fewer expenses than if you’re the buyer – but there are still a couple of things to keep in mind. Here’s how…

The EveryHome Agent Difference

The EveryHome Agent Difference

If you like our website, you’ll love our agents! Tens of thousands of people browse homes for sale on EveryHome.com every day, but did you know that we have approximately 50 full-time real estate agents who work with buyers and sellers just like you? We don’t operate like most other agencies, and we’re proud of these differences!…

Downsizing Your Home And Your Mortgage

Downsizing Your Home And Your Mortgage

Did you know that the average home built last year was over 2600 square feet? While that might not sound huge, consider that home sizes have climbed steadily since the 1950s– and the average family size has decreased! Unfortunately, higher mortgage payments and utility bills accompany bigger homes, so it’s no surprise that one of the biggest…

Touring a Home Tips

Touring a Home Tips

3 Tips For Touring a Home Touring a home is typically the first step in the buying process, and it’s one of the most exciting parts of the home buying experience! Here are a few things to keep in mind: 1. Make sure to have your own representation when touring a home. In other words, don’t call…

Beach Towns That Are Right For Your Family

Beach Towns That Are Right For Your Family

The only thing that we love more than going “down the shore” is helping families buy their dream vacation home!  Here are a few of our favorite beach towns in New Jersey: 1. For big families and small children, we love Ocean City and Wildwood. We bet you could have guessed that — after all,…

Our Favorite Suburbs for Affordable Land

Our Favorite Suburbs for Affordable Land

Looking for a big backyard with plenty of room for the kids to run? Or maybe you’re interested in horses, agriculture, or a little peaceful privacy? Whatever your reason is, you’re sure to find a town that you love in Greater Philadelphia. Here are our favorite spots for finding a lot of acreage for less:…

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