Archive For October 30, 2015

Top 3 Reasons to Love A Mid-Century Ranch

Top 3 Reasons to Love A Mid-Century Ranch

Mid-century ranch homes are more popular than ever, and it’s no surprise why! Popularized in the 1950s and 1960s in California by architect Joseph Eichler, mid-century ranch homes are influenced by Scandinavian style and the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.  These homes are often relatively affordable, tucked away in beautiful wooded areas, and feature stunning…

Easy & Fun DIY Chandelier with Stephanie Newcomb

Easy & Fun DIY Chandelier with Stephanie Newcomb

Stephanie Newcomb is EveryHome’s expert of all things creative, so it’s no surprise that she managed to take an old chandelier from drab to fab in a couple of easy steps. If you don’t have one of these brass chandeliers in your basement or your parents’ attic, be sure to head to your local thrift…

No Tricks When You List With EveryHome!

No Tricks When You List With EveryHome!

If you’re thinking about selling your home this fall, you’ve likely been spooked by the fees charged by local real estate agencies — and we don’t blame you!  After all, who really wants to give up 6% of their hard-earned equity?  Well we have a treat for you: we offer full-service listings for just 4.5%…

The Top Trends in New Home Construction

The Top Trends in New Home Construction

New home construction is hot, hot, hot! Builders across the country are reporting higher levels of home sales and we can expect to see even more new communities in the spring of 2016.  Here’s what we’ll likely see: Brand new homes are actually getting (slightly) smaller. This one seems hard to believe, but the average new single-family…

3 (More!) Home Selling Myths

3 (More!) Home Selling Myths

Not only is Joe Santoro a successful EveryHome listing agent, but he’s also the founder and owner of Personal Property Managers! He was kind enough to chat with us about his top three home selling myths: Myth #1: Sell your house on your own and save money. Some people do successfully sell homes on their…

Why We Love East Norriton, PA

Why We Love East Norriton, PA

Looking for an affordable new home in a friendly neighborhood? You’ll love East Norriton! Map of East Norriton within Montgomery County Nestled in the heart of Montgomery County, East Norriton is a vibrant community with plenty of restaurants, shops, and parks. We especially love Norristown Farm Park, which regularly hosts 5k run/walk events, and great community…

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Decrease Again!

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Decrease Again!

Mortgage rates dipped down once again! The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage currently stands at 3.79% according to government mortgage giant Freddie Mac. This is a bit  lower than last week’s average of 3.82%. Freddie Mac’s chief economist, Sean Becketti, explains that the housing market continues to benefit from these continued low rates, with September…

3 Things to Remember When Searching for a Home Online

3 Things to Remember When Searching for a Home Online

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that over 90% of people begin their home search online. After all, you can check all the latest listings, browse through photos, and schedule a tour — all while in your pajamas and drinking a glass of wine! Here’s what to keep in mind: If you’re on a website…

Understanding Your Good Faith Deposit

Understanding Your Good Faith Deposit

When you submit an offer on a home, you’ll likely include a good faith deposit with the agreement of sale. This deposit is typically in the form of a personal check and often ranges from $500-$2,000 for homes under $300,000.  Pricier homes often require a bit more.  There is a lot of variability (and flexibility!)…

Downsizing Your Home Easily and Painlessly

Downsizing Your Home Easily and Painlessly

Looking to downsize or clean out your current home? Look no further! EveryHome agents Joe & Nick Santoro are the proud owners of Personal Property Managers, a local company designed to help families, estates and homeowner’s transition and move from their current living environments. They offer a one-stop solution, for downsizing your home, home cleanout, de-cluttering, estate…

Choosing an Agent:The Most Important Factors

Choosing an Agent:The Most Important Factors

The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2015 Home Buyer & Seller Generational Trends Report, and its chock full of interesting info and data. Here’s what homebuyers (ages 18 to 89) considered to be the three most important factors for choosing an agent: Agent is trustworthy and honest (we agree!) Reputation of agent Agent…

The Top 4 Can’t-Miss Haunted Attractions

The Top 4 Can’t-Miss Haunted Attractions

In the mood for something spooky this weekend? You’re in luck! The Philadelphia area is jam-packed with haunted houses, mazes, hayrides and more. Here are our favorite four: Spring Mountain transforms into Scream Mountain for the month of October! The Schwenksville ski area’s Haunted Hayride ($18) is one of the spookiest in Montgomery County, plus…

Formal Dining Room: Don’t Call it a Comeback!

Formal Dining Room: Don’t Call it a Comeback!

Think Millennials don’t care about having a formal dining area? Think again! More and more young buyers are requesting a separate dining area to entertain family and friends, despite industry experts who predicted that the formal dining room would become functionally obsolete.  In fact, you would probably be surprised to know that many buyers in their…

Fewer Americans Are Delinquent on Their Mortgage

Fewer Americans Are Delinquent on Their Mortgage

More and more Americans are paying their mortgage on time, according to credit-reporting agency TransUnion. In fact, mortgage delinquency dropped an astonishing 20% in the past year alone! Mortgage delinquency is defined as a borrower being more than 60 days past due on his or her payment. This is the lowest mortgage delinquency rate that…

Should You Finish Your Basement?

Should You Finish Your Basement?

We love finished basements, and it’s not uncommon for clients to question whether or not a basement is “finish-able.”  After all, this extra square footage can add a ton of living space and increase your home’s value (but please note that some finished basements count towards your home’s official square footage, and some do not. Ask…

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