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Three Local Homes for Sale That are Giving us Spring Fever

Three Local Homes for Sale That are Giving us Spring Fever

The weather may feel like winter, but the spring real estate market is warming up!  March is one of the most popular times for new listings, and this year is no exception.  These three ultra-luxe homes in Greater Philadelphia are ready for the warmer months ahead: This stately 8900+ sq ft Chester County property is…

Which Comes First: Listing Your Home or Looking for a New One?

Which Comes First: Listing Your Home or Looking for a New One?

This all-too-common homeownership conundrum can feel a little bit like the classic “chicken or the egg” dilemma: Should you list your home first, and then search feverishly for a new one when it sells, or should you purchase a new home, and hope that your last home sells quickly?  Of course, there is no perfect…

Should I Put Away My Family Photos When Selling?

Should I Put Away My Family Photos When Selling?

One of the most common questions asked by sellers is whether or not they should box up their family photos, kids’ mementos, and other personalized pieces and keep them in storage until their home sells.  You may have heard this suggestion before, as some believe that removing all photos will create a “blank slate” and…

Moving Out of State? Read This First

Moving Out of State? Read This First

Preparing to make a big move?  It’s no secret that moving a far distance isn’t cheap – or easy!  Consider the following tips for your long-distance move:  If you’re moving for a job, note that any expenses may be tax-deductible (we recommend consulting with your CPA on this), and consider all moving options carefully before locking…

3 Reasons to Buy a Home This Holiday Season

3 Reasons to Buy a Home This Holiday Season

If you didn’t find your dream home this past spring or summer, you just might be in luck.  While it may seem counterintuitive, the holiday season is typically one of the best times of the year for buyers, and here’s why: 1. Home prices are typically at their lowest point of the year in December,…

What Happens When the Appraisal Comes in Low?

What Happens When the Appraisal Comes in Low?

An appraisal is a professional opinion of your home’s value, and nearly all homebuyers will get one before settlement to ensure that they’re not overpaying for their new place.  They’re also required if you’re obtaining a mortgage.  When submitting an offer for a home, most buyers request an appraisal contingency, and we almost always recommend…

Should You Sell or Rent Out Your Current Home?

Should You Sell or Rent Out Your Current Home?

If you own your current home and are interested in buying another, you may have considered keeping your current home (instead of selling it) and renting it to tenants.  It can be a savvy investment decision, but the prospect of becoming a landlord is intimidating for many homeowners! When faced with this decision, we encourage our…

Use and Occupancy Inspections 101

Use and Occupancy Inspections 101

A Use and Occupancy Inspection (often abbreviated to “U&O”) is a type of inspection that is required by some municipalities during a residential resale. In other words, some towns mandate that all homes must be inspected prior to settlement. These inspections are largely conducted for safety reasons, and to ensure that homes within the neighborhood…

Recent Report: Best Time to Sell a Home in 10 Years

Recent Report: Best Time to Sell a Home in 10 Years

You’ve probably heard that it’s a “seller’s market” right now, meaning that homes are selling quickly and values are on the rise.  In fact, the average homeowner who sold in the first quarter of 2017 saw an average price gain of $44,000 from purchase – not too shabby! This is the highest amount since 2007….

Ask the Realtor: Is a Home Inspection Required?

Ask the Realtor: Is a Home Inspection Required?

While many buyers are eager to obtain a home inspection, we’re occasionally asked if it’s required.  This is especially true when buyers are purchasing new construction homes or properties that appear to be in great shape.  The short answer is that home inspections aren’t required (unless you’re receiving an FHA loan, in which a very…

Buying and Selling at the Same Time? Consider a Swing Loan

Buying and Selling at the Same Time? Consider a Swing Loan

The real estate market is hot in Greater Philadelphia, and competition is fierce among buyers in many suburban neighborhoods.  It’s especially tough for buyers who have a home to sell, as many sellers are less likely to accept offers with a home sale contingency.  However, there are options for these buyers, and one of them is…

Home Prices Rising at Fastest Pace in Three Years

Home Prices Rising at Fastest Pace in Three Years

Home prices across the nation climbed quicker than expected in the month of March, according to S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index as reported to CNB.  The average home value rose at a 5.8% annualized rate last month, While the news comes as a welcome surprise to homeowners, industry experts warn that it could spell trouble for…

EveryHome.com Updating Every Fifteen Minutes!

EveryHome.com Updating Every Fifteen Minutes!

The EveryHome team is so excited to announce that the website will automatically be updating every fifteen minutes!  With a direct feed from the region’s MLS (Multiple Listing Service), EveryHome strives to bring you the most accurate database of listings, and ensure that our clients are among the first to see brand new homes for sale.  And…

Home Sales Decrease as Inventory Remains Low

Home Sales Decrease as Inventory Remains Low

If you’ve been anxiously checking for new listings everyday and are struggling to find a home you like, you’re not alone!  February’s real estate stats are in, and home sales dropped 3.7% from the previous month.  While the number of home sales have risen considerably in the past couple of years, they’ve recently stalled due to…

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…

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