Four Reasons Why You Should Always Tour a Home With Your Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent will represent you when you are ready to buy a home. Real estate agents are trained professionals who must qualify for a state license to represent buyers and sellers of residential and commercial property. You do not pay the agent. Sellers pay a commission to the listing agent who shares the funds…

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House Hunting in the Winter: 6 Tricks to Find the Perfect Place

Winter has always been an excellent time to buy a home, from a market point of view. Officially, the winter is the “slow” season for real estate. What this means for buyers is that there is less competition and sellers are more willing to negotiate before closing. If you don’t mind the weather and can…

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How to Buy a New Home While Selling in a Crowded Real Estate Market

Right now, buying a house is a highly competitive market. Buyers are eager to bid on any home that comes available on the market. Rapid and ambitious bidding can quickly move homes out of reach for more cautious buyers who like to take their time with the process. The state of the market today is uniquely challenging for anyone…

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Can Real Estate Agents Help You Find Homes With Highly Rated Schools?

Ask a real estate agent about schools, and you might get nothing more than a pained smile and a school-information website or two. Your agent isn’t purposely giving you the run-around. Certain details about a neighborhood or community can violate the Fair Housing Act, which was enacted in 1968 to eliminate housing discrimination. The law protects against…

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7 Tips on How to Choose and Buy a House During Harsh Winter Weather

Winter is a great time to buy a house. With the holidays approaching, it’s easier for you to find a home you can afford before your budget is blown by Christmas spending. But winter is also an unpredictable season with rain and snow that can make it difficult to inspect or assess properties in person.…

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Home Flipping: Restoring Homes in a Low-Inventory Housing Market

Multi-million-dollar mansions, there just aren’t enough houses for the number of people looking to buy or rent. This is the result of a SNAFU of past circumstances. Under-development in previous decades and a massive pandemic slow-down in the construction industry have conspired to result in an unignorable housing inventory shortage as buyers emerge to buy…

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The Quick Handbook for Buying an HOA Home

Right now, about one-fourth of single-family homes are in HOA neighborhoods. When buying a home, there’s a good chance that your dream opportunity will be in an HOA. How do you buy an HOA and make sure you’ll be happy as a member of the association? This is your quick go-to guide for buying an…

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What Happens if a Buyer Backs Out of a Home Sale?

Buying a home is an incredible experience that provides soon-to-be homeowners with not only a place to call home but an investment that could pay dividends in the future. As amazing as the home buying experience is, sometimes things can occur that may affect one’s ability or desire to purchase said home, causing them to…

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4 Philadelphia Neighborhoods for Families With Young Children

If you are moving to Philadelphia with a family in tow, you must choose the right neighborhood. Philadelphia is a beautiful city with a lot to offer. However, each neighborhood has its own pros and cons. As realtors with decades upon decades of local expertise, we wanted to give our prospective neighbors our advice on the top four Philadelphia neighborhoods for families with children.

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Should You Buy a New House, an Old House, or a Historic Home?

Buying a house is a big decision. It’s a big financial investment, but also an important change for your family. The house you choose will shape your lifestyle from the number of rooms to the type of maintenance you can expect Some people are in heaven in an old house with a dozen little repair and improvement projects just waiting for a free weekend. Others are happier in a new construction with the latest materials, features, and prices. If you buy a house, you might even be the right owner for a historical house with unique experience and responsibilities.

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