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Mortgage Rates Fall to 3-Year Low

Mortgage Rates Fall to 3-Year Low

If you’re in the process of purchasing a home, it just might be the perfect time to lock in your interest rate! The nation’s average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate fell to 3.70%, the lowest since late 2016 according to Mortgage News Daily. Economists speculate that rates could fall even lower in the upcoming week,…

Buying a Home This Summer? Here’s What You Need to Know

Buying a Home This Summer? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re planning on purchasing a home this summer, you’re not alone! Largely due to low inventory and a fiercely competitive market, a large number of local buyers weren’t able to land their dream home this spring, and we anticipate a continued busy summer season! That said, the summer home-shopping market invariably cools following the peak months…

3 Must-Do Events Before the End of Summer

3 Must-Do Events Before the End of Summer

Celebrate summer’s last hurrah with one (or three!) of the following events that embody the sights, sounds, and tastes of our favorite season: If you can’t make it to the beach, be sure to stop by Spruce Street Harbor Park along the Delaware riverfront for Philly’s favorite pop-up beach.  With 50+ colorful hammocks, floating gardens…

Top Trails for Running and Hiking in the Philly ‘Burbs

Top Trails for Running and Hiking in the Philly ‘Burbs

When you think of Philadelphia, what comes to mind?  We bet you thought of cheesesteaks, Ben Franklin, Steven Starr restaurants and the Liberty Bell — but what about parks, hiking, and miles of trails? Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs are home to some of the most gorgeous parks in the nation, and here are a…

Three Local Beach Towns That You Can Actually Afford

Three Local Beach Towns That You Can Actually Afford

Does Memorial Day Weekend have you dreaming of a beach house? If you’re itching for a budget-friendly waterfront property this summer, be sure to check out our favorite local beach towns that you can actually afford: Peaceful, relaxing, and friendly!  Brigantine is located in Atlantic County, New Jersey and the island community  is known for its…

Choosing a Summer Camp For Your Family

Choosing a Summer Camp For Your Family

‘Tis the season to start thinking about summer camps and there are tons of options in this area! As EveryHome agent Jen Kuznits explains, summer camps are a great place for kids to experience activities like hiking, swimming, and camping skills. Plus, they are a great opportunity to develop character-building skills, self confidence, leadership, and…

4 Things To Do Before The Kids Go Back To School

4 Things To Do Before The Kids Go Back To School

It’s that time of the year again! We love the idea of a “last hurrah” as summer comes to a close, and here are a few of our favorite family-friendly events before the little ones head back to school: 1. There’s nowhere on earth quite like the Franklin Institute. Philly’s favorite interactive science museum is now offering “The Art…

Pending Home Sales Dip in June

Pending Home Sales Dip in June

The Pending Home Sales Index refers to the number of homes that are under contract, but haven’t yet made it to the settlement table. They’re a great predictor of how many sales we can expect to see in the upcoming 90 days. Pending home sales dipped 1.8% from May (when they were at their highest level…

Beach Towns That Are Right For Your Family

Beach Towns That Are Right For Your Family

The only thing that we love more than going “down the shore” is helping families buy their dream vacation home!  Here are a few of our favorite beach towns in New Jersey: 1. For big families and small children, we love Ocean City and Wildwood. We bet you could have guessed that — after all,…

The Best Running and Biking Trails in the Philly Suburbs

The Best Running and Biking Trails in the Philly Suburbs

Whether you’re a walker, runner, biker, or rollerblader (does that still exist?), there are plenty of local trails in the Philly suburbs for you! In fact, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, and Delaware counties are packed with trails. Many of them wind along rivers, through popular parks, alongside of highways, and connect our favorite suburbs. Here are…

Wawa Welcome America Festival Begins Saturday!

Wawa Welcome America Festival Begins Saturday!

Wawa Welcome America Festival in Philadelphia! Philadelphia is celebrating our nation’s heritage from June 27 through July 4th! And the best part about all of these exciting events spanning eight days? They’re FREE! Beginning this Saturday, the Wawa Welcome America festival will be featuring block parties, free admission to the city’s most loved museums, parades,…

How Much Will Your Summer Home Improvements Cost?

How Much Will Your Summer Home Improvements Cost?

Looking to spruce up your home this summer? We asked a few local contractors for their estimated prices on a variety of popular summer home improvements: 1. New windows can range in price quite a bit, but a standard window opening costs about $400-700 for removal of the existing window, replacement, and labor. Custom windows…

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

It’s not yet officially summer, but it sure feels like it! With temperatures soaring into the 80s and 90s, it’s more important than ever to have a summer home maintenance checklist so your home is ready for the hot weather ahead. Here’s where to start: 803 Pierce Rd in Norristown PA 1. Get your central air…

Fests in Philadelphia This August

Fests in Philadelphia This August

Summer Fests in Philly A bug fest, a bacon fest, and a peach fest all in the same weekend? Only in Philadelphia! Check the list below for some of the most fun and family-friendly events in the City of Brotherly Love this weekend: Philadelphia’s Bacon Fest, image via visitphilly.com -Head to The Oval in Philadelphia…

Home Staging Secrets for the Summer

Home Staging Secrets for the Summer

Home Staging Secrets for the Summer This summer is hot, hot, hot — and so is the market in most areas! To help your home sell even quicker this summer, here are a few tricks from the pros: 1. Keep it cool! If you have central air, be sure to show it off when prospective…

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