Archive For February 28, 2017

Does Closing at the End of the Month Make Sense for You?

Does Closing at the End of the Month Make Sense for You?

If you’ve purchased multiple homes or have experience in the real estate industry, you might be familiar with the conventional wisdom that suggests buyers will save money if they settle at the end of the month.  However, it’s not that simple – and many buyers may actually benefit more from closing earlier in the month….

Mortgage Rates Float Higher Week of Feb 27th

Mortgage Rates Float Higher Week of Feb 27th

The average 30-year fixed rate home loan climbed higher this past week, according to Bankrate.com. Homebuyers can now expect to lock in a mortgage rate around 4.35%, up 8 basis points from the previous week.  The average rate includes “points” which are an upfront fee paid in exchange for a reduced interest rate; if you…

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…

The Most Popular Day of the Year to List Your Home

The Most Popular Day of the Year to List Your Home

It’s no secret that spring is the busy season in real estate, but did you know that more homes are listed in April than any other month? In fact, April 1st was the most popular day of the year to list a home in 2016, according to recent data from the National Association of Realtors. April…

EveryHome at the Shore in the Off Season

EveryHome at the Shore in the Off Season

If you are looking for a quick get away in the winter​ or early spring​, consider the South Jersey shore. There are plenty of things to see and  do that ​are​ open ​in the off-season.​ ​Explore the s​hop​s​ in Avalon, Stone Harbor or Cape May. Stroll the boards in Ocean City or Sea Isle City….

Spotlight on: Cape Cod Homes

Spotlight on: Cape Cod Homes

Looking for a cozy, character-filled home?  Look no further than the Cape Cod! Originating in the New England town of the same name, Cape Cod homes are low, broad homes with steep roofs, a large chimney, and a classic design.  Many Cape Cods offer a bedroom or two on the main floor, and a smaller bedroom…

Mortgage Rates Crawl Higher Week of Feb 17th

Mortgage Rates Crawl Higher Week of Feb 17th

The average 30-year fixed rate loan jumped 8 basis points this past week, and currently stands at 4.35% according to Bankrate.com.  Other popular home loan choices, including the 15-year fixed and 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) also increased 2 and 7 basis points, respectively. When shopping for home loans, it’s important to note that 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…

My Home’s Story with EveryHome Agent Carla Giordano

My Home’s Story with EveryHome Agent Carla Giordano

When EveryHome agent Carla Giordano purchased her most recent home, she actually wasn’t even a Realtor yet — in fact, she was using EveryHome’s co-founder, Katie Kennedy, as her buyer’s agent!  Carla enjoyed working with Katie and her team so much that she decided to get her real estate license and work for EveryHome, too!  Here’s…

The Three Most Romantic Homes For Sale in Greater Phila

The Three Most Romantic Homes For Sale in Greater Phila

Love is in the air!  We’ve scoured homes for sale across the Delaware Valley and found the three most romantic homes for sale — just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Be sure to take a look at their gorgeous photos, and give us a call at (215) 699-5555 if you’d like to see any person!…

Mortgage Rates Drop as Spring Selling Season Heats Up

Mortgage Rates Drop as Spring Selling Season Heats Up

Despite the heavy snow blanketing much of Delaware Valley, the busy real estate selling season is heating up.  Traditionally, the market picks up following Super Bowl weekend, and this year is no exception!  More and more new homes are hitting the market each day, and loan applications have increased due to borrowers buying new homes…

The Top 5 Factors that Impact How Quickly Your Home Sells

The Top 5 Factors that Impact How Quickly Your Home Sells

Homes are selling quickly thus far in 2018, and the demand for homes continues to outpace the number of listings on the market.  As a result, competition is expected to be fierce among buyers in most areas, but many homes are still taking 3 months or longer to find a buyer.   Here are a few…

Spotlight on: SpringFord Area School District

Spotlight on: SpringFord Area School District

Did you know that The Washington Post named Springford “One of America’s Most Challenging High Schools” in 2015?  It’s true!  The prestigious award was given to the high school for the high participation rate in Advanced Placement (AP) courses among graduating seniors. The award-winning district, which is located in western Montgomery County and northeastern Chester County,…

The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Greater Philadelphia

The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Greater Philadelphia

Curious what a cool $25 million dollars will get you in Greater Philadelphia?  Be sure to check out these splurge-worthy local homes currently for sale: The Estate at Maple Hill is a stately stone mansion nestled in prestigious Gladwyne and boasting over 16,000 square feet.  But even if you win the lottery, be sure to note…

Mortgage Rates Dip, Defying Expert Predictions

Mortgage Rates Dip, Defying Expert Predictions

Mortgage rates slid down this past week, despite 94% of Bankrate.com’s industry leaders predicting that they would remain unchanged or increase. The average 30-year fixed rate loan currently stands at 4.04% nationwide, although it’s important to note that mortgage rates can change significantly depending on the borrower’s credit score, and whether or not they purchase…

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