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Understanding “As-Is” Homes

Understanding “As-Is” Homes

When shopping for homes, you might come across a few that are “as-is” and this just means that the seller is not willing to make any improvements to the home prior to settlement.  A lot of times, homes are listed as-is because they’re either bank-owned, estate sales, or the seller simply doesn’t have the time,…

Five Easy Household Tips for Earth Day

Five Easy Household Tips for Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day, and we’re inspired to make changes around our own homes.   Not only do many of these eco-friendly tips allow us to be a little kinder to Mother Nature, but there are also significant health benefits and cost savings involved! Read on to learn how you can make your home more…

March Home Maintenance Checklist

March Home Maintenance Checklist

From sunny 70 degree days to blizzard warnings, March has already been one crazy month for weather!  Thankfully, spring weather is just around the corner, and now is the time to prepare your home for the warmer months ahead. Consider the following home maintenance ideas to get your home in tip-top shape this season: One…

Jungalow Style: The Next Big Thing in Home Decor

Jungalow Style: The Next Big Thing in Home Decor

If the idea of a sun-filled living room, bursting with beautiful plants, bold patterns, vivid color, and global, worldly accents intrigues you, then you’ll love the Jungalow style!  Popularized by celebrity designer Justina Blakeney, creative Jungalow style is quickly becoming popular with celebs and non-celebs alike.  And the best part? You can do it on a budget! The…

Home Design Trends of 2017

Home Design Trends of 2017

The newest take on the ever-popular white kitchen is butcher block countertops.  Warmer shades of the white-and-wood trend evokes a clean and modern country vibe, whereas darker gray butcher block can create a rustic, industrial theme.  And the best part? They’re some of the most affordable countertop options! Unique and creative bathroom vanities are making a…

Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

Owning your home comes with lots of privileges….and responsibilities.  In 2017, we resolve to make our homes safer, cleaner, and more affordable – and here’s how we plan to do it: 1. We bet you’ve been saying you’ve wanted a home alarm system forever, right?  We know this because we’ve been saying it, too – and…

Are You Ready to Downsize Your Home?

Are You Ready to Downsize Your Home?

Think “bigger is better”?  Not always the case!  Whether you’re looking to save money and time, have a smaller carbon footprint, or simplify your lifestyle, you’re not alone — thousands of homeowners in Greater Philadelphia choose to downsize their home each year! Of course, there are varying degrees of downsizing, and it certainly isn’t for…

“What I Wish I Knew When I Began Flipping Homes”

“What I Wish I Knew When I Began Flipping Homes”

EveryHome agent and resident home-flipping guru Jen Kuznits has enjoyed a lot of success flipping homes alongside her husband, Tamir.  But it’s a tough industry, and not every home is a slam dunk!  Here, Jen shares a few things that she wishes she would have known:  We once bought a ‘3 bedroom 2 full bathroom’ condo…

The Future of Home Staging with Haven

The Future of Home Staging with Haven

It’s no secret that professionally staged homes sell faster and for more money, but unfortunately this option isn’t accessible for the vast majority of homeowners.  The price of rental furniture can add up, and the time-consuming suggestions by an interior designer aren’t feasible for many sellers.  That’s where Haven comes in. The dream of owners Diane Quercetti…

Here’s What You Need to Know About Mold

Here’s What You Need to Know About Mold

We bet you’re envisioning the icky black stuff coating the edges of the walls in your grandmother’s basement, right?  While that’s a major problem (and a serious health hazard), the reality is that mold issues can be far more complex — and difficult to spot! The truth is, mold is a type of fungus that can…

Three Natural Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Great

Three Natural Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Great

If you’re selling your home, it’s no secret that your home should be smelling great before any showings or open houses.  However, we advise clients to stay away from candles and traditional air fresheners, as some home buyers may have allergies.  Instead, we recommend the following natural methods to keep your home smelling great for guests….

What To Do When the Seller Discloses a Wet Basement

What To Do When the Seller Discloses a Wet Basement

Did you know that nearly 50% of all single homes have had a wet basement before? While the idea of a flooding crawlspace or damp basement can be scary to many buyers (and understandably so!), it’s a common issue that can be fixed and prevented in the future. When you’re house hunting, you’ll likely be…

Upgrade to a Smart Home Without Breaking the Bank!

Upgrade to a Smart Home Without Breaking the Bank!

Whether you’d like to control your home’s lighting for security reasons, turn down your thermostat from an app to save energy, or simply stream your favorite music throughout your entire home (because hey, it’s cool!), there is a smart home gadget for you. Of course, we’ve all heard the stories about the billionaires in Silicon…

Buying a Fixer-Upper? Consider the FHA 203k Loan

Buying a Fixer-Upper? Consider the FHA 203k Loan

If you’re looking to purchase a “fixer-upper,” you just may want to consider the government-backed FHA 203k loan! The FHA 203k loan is a special type of rehab or renovation loan that allows buyers to borrow money for the purchase price of their new home and the necessary renovation costs.   In essence, this loan…

Can You Guess The Cost of the Average Bathroom Remodel?

Can You Guess The Cost of the Average Bathroom Remodel?

It’s a great time to work in the construction industry!  Homeowners are upgrading, renovating, and remodeling their homes at a pace that we haven’t seen since before the recession, and bathrooms are the most popular spot to remodel. You’re not the only one who wants to get rid of your baby pink floor tile and dingy…

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