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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,…

May The Fair Market Value Be With You in an Assessment Appeal!

May The Fair Market Value Be With You in an Assessment Appeal!

It seems like every day that we turn on the television or open a newspaper, we are confronted with the reality of an unpredictable real estate market. In this economic climate, every dollar counts! Many residential, industrial, and commercial properties are over assessed, resulting in unreasonably high tax bills. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to…

How Much Do Tiny Homes Really Cost?

How Much Do Tiny Homes Really Cost?

Tiny homes are having a big moment!  With their budget-friendly price tags, smaller carbon footprint, and cozy appeal, it’s no surprise that more and more home buyers are looking for tiny homes.  But how much can you expect to really spend? First, it’s important to mention that “tiny homes” can be super diverse!  One of the most…

Is Your Home or Neighborhood a “Seasonal Sale”?

Is Your Home or Neighborhood a “Seasonal Sale”?

Some homes have a good chance of selling any time of the year, whereas other homes sell more easily during the spring and summer months.  As EveryHome agent and home-flipping guru Jen Kuznits explains, “If you buy a 4-bedroom home in a good school district, with higher taxes, you will typically have a much harder time selling it if…

Underwater and Need to Sell? Here’s What You Need to Know

Underwater and Need to Sell? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re “underwater” or “upside-down” on your home, you owe more than it’s worth.  For example, if you still owe $220,000 on your mortgage, and your home’s approximate value (as estimated by a licensed real estate agent or appraiser) is $210,000, then you’re about $10,000 underwater.  For homeowners in this situation, it’s not a big deal…

Should You Decorate for the Holidays if Your Home is For Sale?

Should You Decorate for the Holidays if Your Home is For Sale?

If you’re in the process of selling your home, you may be wondering if it’s appropriate to decorate for the holidays. Generally speaking, we think that it’s a great idea to add a few holiday touches to your home.  A festive tree, a menorah in the window, or sparkly lights around the mantle can all transform your…

Should You Hire Your Family Member or Friend as Your Agent?

Should You Hire Your Family Member or Friend as Your Agent?

With tens of thousands of Realtors in our region, it’s pretty likely that you know someone who sells real estate for a living.  And if you’re planning on buying (or selling!) a home anytime soon, the thought of whether or not to use them has probably crossed your mind — or maybe they know of your plans and…

What You Need to Know About Stucco Homes

What You Need to Know About Stucco Homes

Unfortunately, local experts believe that due to poor workmanship, tens of thousands of homes in Greater Philadelphia have stucco-related damage.  When there are cracks in the stucco or it’s improperly installed, water can seep behind the exterior and quite literally rot the home from the inside out.  While some of these problems might be minor…

This is How Much It’ll Cost to Remove Your Pool

This is How Much It’ll Cost to Remove Your Pool

The early fall months are a popular time of year for homeowners to remove their swimming pools, both in-ground and above-ground. While pools are enjoyed by plenty of families and may add to your home’s value, their maintenance can be expensive and time-consuming.  In some neighborhoods, pools can actually decrease your home’s value. Above-ground pools are…

How Much Value Does Central Air Add To Your Home?

How Much Value Does Central Air Add To Your Home?

Whether or not you’re planning to sell your home this season, you may be curious about how much value does central air add to your home? Ultimately, an updated heating and cooling system is a significant upgrade (and expense!) that increases your home’s value — but will it be worth it for you? There are a…

Should You Buy a Home at a Sheriff Sale?

Should You Buy a Home at a Sheriff Sale?

A sheriff sale is a type of foreclosure where the properties are sold at public auction (typically at the courthouse). EveryHome’s residential investment guru, Jen Kuznits, was kind enough to share the most important information about sheriff sales. As Jen explains, homes that are sold at a sheriff sale tend to be the most risky.  While…

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…

This Is The Hottest New Trend for Bathrooms

This Is The Hottest New Trend for Bathrooms

Looking to instantly make your bathroom chic and elegant for under $40? Consider painting it black! Described as the hottest new trend for bathrooms, designers are loving the dramatic hue and blending a black palette with bold metallic fixtures, industrial accents, and funky prints. Painting your entire master bathroom black isn’t for the faint of heart.  To…

3 Tips for Keeping Your Heating Bill Low

3 Tips for Keeping Your Heating Bill Low

It’s no secret that keeping your home warm and cozy can get pricey! Whether you have gas, electric, or oil heat, these three tips will help you keep your heating bill low:   Supplement gas or oil heat with a decorative electric fireplace — and you won’t believe how inexpensive they can be! We love…

Should You Love It Or List It?

Should You Love It Or List It?

It’s hard to decide whether or not to love your current home and renovate it to fit your lifestyle, or list it and start fresh in a great new space.  HGTV’s hit show, Love It or List It, features interior designer Hilary Farr and showcases her amazing ability to beautifully remodel a family’s existing home….

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