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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Your Guide to Making a Budget for Building a New House and Sticking to It

Building a house is an important investment, and the most crucial part of it is keeping your budget on track. Having unexpected additional costs can delay the completion of your building project, which can mess up your financial and settling-in plans. Sticking to your home building budget can be difficult, but it is doable. Here are some tips to guide you in creating a budget to build a new house.

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3 Factors Affecting Chester County Home Values in 2021

Families moving to the Philly Metro area often want to be close to the city center while living in a tranquil, charming setting. Their ideal neighborhood would probably have less crowded schools for their kids and open spaces like parks. All these amenities are available in the pastoral splendors of Chester County in the outskirts of Philadelphia. Not only is Chester County a beautiful place, but its real estate prices also continue to appreciate every year. Here are 3 factors affecting Chester County home values in 2021.

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All You Need to Know About the Details That You Will Not Find on Property Listings

Are you looking to put your house on the market? This guide will help you identify all the property-related details you should keep in mind when going through property listings or printouts at open houses. Most house sellers want to get the best possible price, so they may not provide buyers with all the information.…

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Top Tips to Help You Budget for a New Home

Home buying is an exciting but potentially nerve-racking process. A new home is a huge investment that could affect your finances for decades. Having a realistic, well thought-out budget can help alleviate some of the stress and uncertainty, allowing you to make an informed decision about the home that will be right for you. If…

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Making the Move from Renting to Owning a Home – Pt 1

Getting ready to buy a home is an exciting time for anyone, and making the transition can be a big jump. In addition to the complex financial and legal transaction of buying and owning a home, there are many other considerations that will prepare you for your future as a homeowner. This transition is more than…

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Making the Move from Renting to Owning a Home – Pt 2

To Renovate or Not to Renovate Let’s continue talking about the transition from renting to owning a home. As a homeowner, you also have the opportunity to renovate. You can customize the home to your own preferences. For example, you can install a hammock, or a porch swing, or expand the master suite. You can…

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