Archive For December 31, 2015

Bathroom Vs. Kitchen: Which Should You Remodel?

Bathroom Vs. Kitchen: Which Should You Remodel?

It has long been told that the best remodeling you could do was the kitchen.  However, according to cost vs. value studies, we found it’s actually the bathroom remodel that adds the most value to a house. According to recent studies, it makes the most logical sense to redo the bathroom because with a bathroom…

Top 3 Real Estate New Years Resolutions

Top 3 Real Estate New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year! Kick off 2016 with these three real estate New Years resolutions: If you’ve been thinking about buying your first home, or entering the world of real estate investing with purchasing a rental property, this just may be the year! We anticipate a greater number of first time buyers entering the market in 2016, due…

The Best Time of Year To Begin Your Home Search

The Best Time of Year To Begin Your Home Search

When’s the best time of year to purchase a home? While the answer depends quite a bit on what you’re looking for and your personal situation, the most popular time of year to buy a home occurs in the early spring months. In fact, we see a significant increase in homes for sale in February…

Mortgage Rates Drop Despite Fed Rate Hike

Mortgage Rates Drop Despite Fed Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve raised the short-term interest rate slightly last week, but that didn’t affect the nation’s mortgage rates! Experts predicted that the Fed’s recent rate hike may cause mortgage rates to increase, but rates actually decreased slightly to 3.96% for the average 30-year fixed.The average 15-year fixed rate mortgage currently stands at 3.22%, according…

Merry Christmas From Our Family To Yours!

Merry Christmas From Our Family To Yours!

  Merry Christmas! Wishing you and your loved ones a joyful, healthy, and spirited holiday season! To read creative, interactive Christmas stories online with your little ones, be sure to visit our favorite website here!  

4 Great Apps for Saving Money in the New Year

4 Great Apps for Saving Money in the New Year

If your New Year’s Resolution is about saving money (perhaps for a down payment on a new home?), then you’ll love these apps! Suitable for iPhone and Android users alike, these programs are convenient, easy to use, and free: 1. Acorns is one of the most convenient ways to automatically start saving money! This handy app can…

A Very Homemade Christmas with Stephanie Newcomb

A Very Homemade Christmas with Stephanie Newcomb

Is there anything more meaningful or special than a homemade christmas gift? We don’t think so! We love these thoughtful gift ideas, shared with us by EveryHome agent and creative guru Stephanie Newcomb. Stephanie crafted the cozy scarf wreath pictured above, as well as the handy wine corkboard below!  She also loves to make lotion bars,…

Can You Use Gift Money For a Down Payment?

Can You Use Gift Money For a Down Payment?

It’s not uncommon for first time homebuyers to have a little help from a family member for their down payment.  While down payment requirements are generally pretty low (as low as 3.5%), the costs of buying a home can add up fast when coupled with settlement fees and taxes.  As a result, it’s not uncommon for…

The Top 4 Winter Home Projects

The Top 4 Winter Home Projects

The chilly winter months are a great time to finally complete those interior home projects you’ve been considering! Residential contractors are a bit slower this time of year, so you can likely get a better deal, and your home will look great in time for spring. The National Association of Realtors recently released a report evaluating the resale value…

Get in the Holiday Spirit at Longwood Gardens

Get in the Holiday Spirit at Longwood Gardens

Kennett Square’s favorite attraction is ready for the holiday season! Longwood Gardens is hosting their spectacular winter tradition, “A Longwood Christmas” from now through January 10th.  The tradition features sparkling fountains and unique, seasonal plants, exceptional light shows, and plenty of kid-friendly exhibits. This year will also be featuring a cozy fire pit, for those wishing…

Homeowners: Now is the Time to Refinance!

Homeowners: Now is the Time to Refinance!

If you currently own your home and are planning to refinance, now may be the time.  While the total number of mortgage applications decreased this past week, the number of homeowners refinancing increased significantly.  This is likely due to an expected rate increase, following a possible announcement from the Fed that they will be raising…

EveryHome’s Christmas Wish List

EveryHome’s Christmas Wish List

Dear Santa, We’ve been good this year! After working hard all year long for our wonderful clients, we have just a couple of modest requests:   We wish to continue to grow and expand our presence in Greater Philadelphia! 2015 was a year of fantastic growth for EveryHome, and we look forward to adding even…

5 Tips for Downsizing and De-Cluttering

5 Tips for Downsizing and De-Cluttering

Too much stuff? Moving into a smaller home? Or simply trying to declutter before you list your home for sale? Consider these five tips by the downsizing and estate sale experts: 1. Write a list of all the items you love and can’t part with; it will help you to discard the things that didn’t make…

The 2016 Real Estate Market Forecast

The 2016 Real Estate Market Forecast

2016 is right around the corner, and industry leaders are predicting the real estate trends that we can expect to see in the New Year. One of the most unanimous predictions is that home prices will continue to rise, albeit a bit more slowly.  It’s not likely that we’ll see double digit gains like we…

Peddlers Village Holiday Shopping

Peddlers Village Holiday Shopping

Peddlers Village is our favorite Bucks County shopping destination for unique and thoughtful gifts! The spirited, historic village is home to dozens of charming boutiques filled with special items that you just won’t find on Amazon. Some of our favorites include a pottery shop, a cuckoo clock store, vintage boutiques, art and craft galleries, whimsical…

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