Green Philadelphia

Real Estate Agent - Smart Green Realty
Getting to Green. By making older homes and buildings more energy efficient, you make a smart investment. Buildings that save energy sell faster and for more money. They cost less to run--cutting your utility bills. They are healthier and more comfortable to live in--with less mold and fewer allergens...preventing drafts and hot and cold rooms.
I just showed my buyer a beautifully kept house that was renovated for wheelchair access. You drive in the garage and a door leads to the lower level. It has a wheelchair lift to the main level. Open floor plan. Modified bathroom. Wheelchair access through the sliding doors to the pool. The listi...
Yikes. It is two weeks before settlement...I just had a mortgage broker ask me for a signed smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector form--signed by the buyers. This document has always been signed at settlement. At the final walk through, we look to see if they are installed. Is this the kind...
Flipping has become a disease. I don't know if it is all those TV shows or predatory wholesalers. The market is definitely flooded. Investors are buying cheap houses--sight unseen. Ten, 20, 30 a month. They don't care about the buyers or the neighbors or the integrity of their rehabs.This means B...
 Settlement is supposed to be a week from today. As a result of the building inspection, my buyers got a $500 credit toward their closing costs. I put that in an addendum. Last week seller's agent was out of town on vacation. I just got the signed addendum agreeing to the $500 credit back yesterd...
07/03/2015 In this article, author Audrey Brashich writes that she has always disliked Open Plan kitchens--preferring a separate space where she can hide her mess. As Audrey sees it--fr...
My buyer has had a terrible time trying to get copies of her last two tax returns that she filed on Turbo Tax. Anyone have any suggestions???
Have you ever had a buyer who says she is too stressed and busy to complete the mortgage application process? I HAVE ONE. She gave us the first and second deposits. Now she is dragging her feet and insisting that everyone has to wait for her! Seller and his agent are just as baffled as I am. He i...
Gosh, Jess, I really don’t know what to say. I really can’t afford to lose your sale. But neither can I afford to go through the process with you again. I have spent much more time with you than I do with the average buyer. (There really is no average buyer—but that is another story.) You questio...
I told her that that was not a good idea. She is a retired college professor. She is very interested in the process. Her home is a charming beach home in a bohemian community. She wants to point out the special features and tell people about the history of the area. What would you tell her about ...
My buyers live abroad. They just bought a townhouse--sight unseen--the first day that it came on the market. The seller's agent hit it "out of the park" for them, but now the sellers are complaining that their sale price was too low and the agent wasn't tough enough on the home repair negotiation...

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