There is a lot of uncertainty and volatility in the world right now and the markets are responding. Much is unknown about the direction the real estate market and economy is heading, but there are some key indicators that tend to play out in mortgage rates. And, at least for right now, these indicators have…

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Philadelphia is a vibrant, exciting city with prime opportunities for investing in rental real estate. More affordable than its east coast neighbors New York, Boston, and Washington DC, its historical importance, cultural life, and diversity make it an attractive home city for homeowners and investors alike. Know the NeighborhoodsPhiladelphia is called a “city of neighborhoods.”…

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Like most big cities, real estate in Philadelphia is competitive. This has yet to deter both residential and commercial buyers from entering the market. Both types of buyers enjoy the rich character of Philadelphia neighborhoods. They love the camaraderie of the people they or their tenants call neighbors. The city particularly attracts people with active…

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Brick row houses in Society Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When you think of city living, you may picture condos in high-rise buildings more than single-family homes. While that may be true in most big cities, Philadelphia has a unique style all its own. Rowhouses are a defining feature of the Philly skyline and can be found…

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Not all real estate agents are created equal. When making one of the biggest decisions of your life, this is one fact that you should be aware of up front because you want to be certain you have the best representation available – someone who can guide you through, not only the basics of selling…

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When you’ve been in real estate as long as I have, you notice seasonal patterns—and as much as you’ve heard about spring being the hottest season for home sales, you can actually sell your home anytime of the year if you make some adjustments to your staging and strategy. There are pros and cons to…

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Are you in the market for real estate in Philly? Before you make an offer on any property, you should get your credit in order to avoid disappointment if your mortgage does not get approved. Even if your credit score is not ideal, you can still take steps to boost it before you buy. Here…

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Last month, I talked about how to sell your home in any season—now let’s talk about the flip side: buying a home in any season in Philly. Here’s what to look for, what pitfalls to avoid and how to prepare to make a good real estate deal any time of the year: Winter—Competing buyers may have taken a…

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It’s easier than ever for you to put your home up for sale without professional or expert help, but doing so could cost you more than you might realize. You’ll need more than a few online articles to help you successfully navigate the real estate market. Learn the most common mistakes made when it comes…

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You’ve found the perfect home with the help of your real estate professional–but that doesn’t mean your search is over. After all, even the ideal property may need some work to make it your own. When you need a trustworthy contractor for home renovations, these five steps can help you find and hire the right…

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