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Housing Shortage Leads to Competition Among Buyers

Housing Shortage Leads to Competition Among Buyers

If you’re planning to tour a few homes this weekend, you just may want to bring along your checkbook. Homes are selling faster than they have in nearly a decade, which is largely due to the number of homes for sale being at their lowest level in nearly twenty years. In fact, a number of…

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (PIFF) will be back for its 8th year from April 17th through April 25th! Both local and international independent artists will be featured, and 12 diverse genres (including drama, horror, documentary, and sci-fi) will be represented. While the PIFF’s official home is Philly Nexus, screenings will take place all over…

Suburb For Young Buyers

Suburb For Young Buyers

Suburb For Young Buyers Drexel Hill has recently been ranked the top suburb for young buyers in the Philadelphia area! Movoto cited the Delaware county town as being affordable, convenient, and having a high percentage of married couples and residents under age five. A 3 bedroom home for sale in Drexel Hill – just $155,000! As…

Buying A Home With a Pool: Is It Worth It?

Buying A Home With a Pool: Is It Worth It?

Remember being a kid and begging your parents for a swimming pool? And remember how your parents said no? Mom and Dad may have been onto something — after all, pool ownership shouldn’t be taken lightly. The heating costs, maintenance, safety and insurance can all be significant burdens! On the flipside, it’s hard to beat having a…

What If I Dont Like My Agent?

What If I Dont Like My Agent?

Dont Like My Agent At All! It happens. Sometimes we hear from new clients that they didn’t enjoy working with their prior real estate agent and that they would like to meet somebody new. While this situation can occur for a variety of reasons, the important part is that you’re served by an agent who…

Hottest Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Hottest Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Hottest Neighborhoods Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods! Here are a few of the hottest neighborhoods for real estate: 1. Dickinson Narrows, a small community located in South Philadelphia, ranked #2 in the nation in Redfin’s Hottest Neighborhoods of 2015! It’s affordable, walkable to great bars and restaurants, and near a ton of parks and playgrounds. 2….

April is A Great Time to List Your Home!

April is A Great Time to List Your Home!

Why Selling In April Is A Good Idea You’ve heard how inventory of homes for sale is low, buyer competition is high, and homes are easy to sell. But why should you list in the next month? A recent Zillow report found that the very best time to hang a For Sale sign on your…

Easter Egg Hunts in Greater Philadelphia

Easter Egg Hunts in Greater Philadelphia

Easter Egg Hunts It may not feel like spring with this recent surge of chilly weather, but it’s nearly Easter! Much of Greater Philadelphia is in the spirit with local easter egg hunts: Image via Tom Gralish of Philly.com -The Philly Easter Egg Hunt is always a favorite, hosted at Gorgas Park in Roxborough on…

Try Before You Buy?

Try Before You Buy?

Should You Try Before You Buy? Real estate’s newest trend is try before you buy…and we don’t just mean taking a tour or walking the neighborhood! Instead, a handful of listings are offering prospective buyers the opportunity to stay a night, hang out with the neighbors, and even cook a meal to test out the kitchen….

Bidding Wars and Tips on How to Win Them

Bidding Wars and Tips on How to Win Them

How to Win Bidding Wars With a lower inventory of homes for sale, we’ve seen many sellers receive multiple offers on their home. While these multiple-offers can be great for the sellers, they can lead to bidding wars and quite a bit of stress for the potential buyers involved! Here’s how to beat out the…

Upgrade Your Older Home… on a Budget!

Upgrade Your Older Home… on a Budget!

Upgrading an Older Home If you’re thinking of putting your older home on the market (or even if you’re not), there are a few easy improvements that you can make to keep up with the preferences of the modern buyer. CNN Money recommends the following: 352 1st Avenue in Phoenixville is for sale! And even…

Rents Increasing Faster Than Income

Rents Increasing Faster Than Income

Rent Increasing Rent have increased 15% from 2009 to 2014 according to the National Association of Realtors, but that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. While raising rental prices aren’t too uncommon, the real issue comes down to stagnant wages and salaries. In fact, some areas have seen declining income in the past five years!…

Philadelphias Art Scene

Philadelphias Art Scene

Philadelphias Art Scene Did you know that over 300,000 works of art call the Philadelphia Museum of Art home? Museums and galleries large and small decorate the City of Brotherly Love, which is further establishing itself as the art hub of the east coast! Philadelphia Museum of Art – Image vis withart.visitphilly.com Touted as the…

Millennials made up 32% of Home Purchases in 2014

Millennials made up 32% of Home Purchases in 2014

Think Millennials aren’t buying homes? Think Again! Forget what you heard about millennials loafing around, unemployed, in their parents’ basements! A recent report conducted by the National Association of Realtors found that millennials (that is, adults under 34 years old) accounted for 32% of all home purchases in 2014. The study attributes increased employment and…

Tenant Every Investor Wants

Tenant Every Investor Wants

Cater to this Type of Tenant Recent reports have confirmed what we like to think we’ve known all along: the women are in control (especially when it comes to the rental market)! Rentals, which bring a certain degree of freedom, are being favored more than ever by young women.Surprised? Don’t be! Later marriages, lower birth rates, and more…

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