home selling: Trusted by Seniors - 06/28/17 11:31 AM
Trusted by Seniors
 
Scott and Lisa both recently earned the SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) Designation from the National Association of Realtors and truly enjoy working with seniors.
 
Here is what one seller had to say about our service:
 
You both were so professional both in the knowledge of the Real Estate Business, but also possessed a personal manner of interaction with your clients, making them comfortable and safe in their interactions with both of you. We would never tell anyone to sign a six month contract. That, for us was a big mistake. Had we known of the two of you earlier … (0 comments)

home selling: How’s the market? - 06/14/17 05:50 AM
How’s the market?
 
We are often asked how the real estate market is doing.  Here is quick snapshot of the current market.
 
Demand is high, supply is low
 
Homes are selling at a strong pace and buyers complain there aren’t enough homes to look at.
 
Average Days on Market = 61
Average Price = $321,069
(this is up 3.6% from 2016)
Average Sales Price to Original List Price = 95.1%
 
Locally, inventory has averaged 4 months of supply since the start of 2017.
 
When inventory levels are between 6-8 months of supply, it is a balanced market favoring neither buyers nor sellers.
 
Currently, the market is favoring SELLERS in our … (2 comments)

home selling: Are you planning to sell your home? - 04/07/17 12:21 PM
Are you planning to sell your home? When you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, there’s a number of ways to stage your property for showings and entice potential. You can prepare your private residence in a way that appeals to the widest range of possible buyers by making your home look and feel good. 
Steer clear of these common mistakes so you can sell your house quickly and make more money in the deal. Here are 5 things to avoid when staging your home.
1. Don’t Overdo It 
Decorating dull areas of your home with lots of décor will only … (0 comments)

home selling: Help! What information will the title company need? - 03/29/17 12:35 PM
Q. If there are any special circumstances in a real estate transaction, what information will the title company need?
 
A. It is important to understand what may be needed by the title company if the buyer or seller have any special circumstances. Here is a quick reference guide to clear title:
 
The sellers are getting a divorce:
¨ Property settlement agreement
¨ Spouse must sign off on the deed as well – this will divest themselves of any financial interest in the property
 
The buyer is getting a divorce:
¨ Spousal waiver must be signed – this will avoid the unknowing spouse to file a judgement and any possible … (0 comments)

home selling: Philadelphia Magazine Recognition - 01/18/17 08:49 AM
Philadelphia Magazine Recognition
 
As we mentioned earlier this year, Scott and Lisa were both named 5-Star Real Estate Professionals for 2016 in the September issue of Philadelphia Magazine. Our Buyer Specialist, Neta Collier, was named a Rising Star for 2016 in the same issue.
Congrats, Neta!
The Rising Star award is reserved for agents newer to the business, but have been far more successful than their peers and have received excellent reviews from consumers and industry professionals (i.e. mortgage lenders, title clerks, and other real estate agents).
 
 
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home selling: Here is some feedback we received from a recent seller: - 01/04/17 07:41 AM
Here is some feedback we received from a recent seller:
Lisa and Scott, you both were so professional both in the knowledge of the Real Estate Business, but also possessed a personal manner of interaction with your clients, making them comfortable and safe in their interactions with both of you. We would never tell anyone to sign a six month contract. That, for us was a big mistake. Had we known of the two of you earlier we would have gone with you from day one. I believe my wife said she received information of your service and your name from people … (1 comments)

home selling: The 2015 Results are IN! - 06/15/16 04:30 AM
The 2015 Results are IN!
 
Scott Loper was once again the top producing agent at the Keller Williams Montgomeryville office with the most listings, most buyers, and highest sales volume. Scott ranks in the top 1% of KW agents in Pennsylvania. 
 
Our clients were winners too. Our sellers netted on average 2.5% more than the MLS average for their home when comparing the sales price to the original list price.
 
KW Montgomeryville also named Scott, Lisa and Neta as the most valuable agents in the office at our annual awards luncheon. This is the 3rd year in a row that KW has selected the … (0 comments)

home selling: I finished my basement without a permit, will it effect my home sale? - 11/10/15 04:04 AM
Q. I finished my basement without a permit, will it effect my home sale?
A. Doing work without a permit can create a problem when selling down the road. However, there is no straightforward answer as to what to expect when selling. Most municipalities require a permit for finishing a basement or attic, additions, major remodels, pools, fences, and additional structures such as a deck or shed. But some municipalities are stricter and want permits for a variety of jobs (i.e. replacement of windows, roofs, and hot water heaters, and some electrical and plumbing work).
Sellers are required by Pennsylvania state law to … (3 comments)

home selling: Beautiful Collegeville Single Family in Harriton Farm - 01/04/15 11:06 PM
1211 Christina Court, Collegeville, PA 19426
Asking Price: $579,900
MLS#: 6500613
For a Virtual Tour of 1211 Christina Ct
Beautiful and Spacious 5 Br/ 3.5 Ba Single Family Home

 
 
 
Space abounds in this stunning stone front colonial on a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of Skippack Village. A beautifully landscaped entrance welcomes you to this home with a paver walkway and circular front patio bordered by a stone wall.  Enter into a two-story foyer with a turned staircase and hardwood floors that extend throughout most of the main level.  The foyer leads to an eat-in kitchen with … (1 comments)

home selling: Water Water Everywhere - 08/01/14 05:12 AM


Water Water Everywhere
Are You Insured?
 
Q.  Will my homeowner’s insurance policy cover me if I incur flood damage to my home?
A.  No, flood insurance is required to cover flood damage.
Q.  What is flood insurance?
A.  Floods are defined as when a large amount of water covers an area of land that is normally dry.  Flood insurance covers physical loss caused by floods, flash floods, related erosion, rainstorms, hurricanes, and snow melt.  It is offered under a Federal government program known as the National Flood Insurance Program.
Q.  Do I purchase flood insurance through my homeowner’s … (1 comments)

home selling: Q. My neighbor’s home looks terrible. Will that affect my sale? - 06/12/14 11:15 PM


Q. I want to sell my home, but my neighbor’s home looks terrible with tall weeds and broken shutters.  Will that affect my sale?
 
A.  Unfortunately, yes.  The condition of your neighbor’s home can and will affect the sale of yours.  The neighboring homes can bring up the value of your home and just as easily detract from the value of your home.
 
And it is not just the exterior condition that affects your sale, here are the “Top Ten” ways your neighbor can hurt the sale of your home:
 
1. Incessantly barking and/or threatening dogs.
2. Too … (1 comments)

home selling: How do I inspect a pool during the winter? - 05/30/14 03:11 AM


Q. I am buying a home with an in-ground pool.  How do I inspect a pool during the winter?
 
A.  Home inspections during the winter are far more challenging than any other time of year.  Snow covered roofs cannot be examined, air conditioning units cannot be run without a risk of damage to them, and pools are not operational, to name just a few of the issues.
 
However, wood destroying insect, well, septic, and radon inspections/tests are not an issue in the winter.  All can be performed giving the buyer a high level of confidence in the … (1 comments)

home selling: Qualified Mortgages - 05/16/14 08:04 AM


 
Qualified Mortgages
Common Sense Regulations for Home Loans
 
As of January 1st, there were a few substantial changes to the mortgage industry; the most notable is the Ability-to-Repay Mandate by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  The purpose of this mandate is to create a ‘safe zone’ for lenders to offer loans where the risk of future defaults by borrowers is minimized.  This regulation sets a gold-standard requiring every borrower to be a “qualified” borrower; therefore, lenders now must follow a strict set of guidelines to establish a consumer's income, assets and obligations before deeming them eligible.  … (0 comments)

home selling: 2014 Cost vs Value Report - 03/17/14 11:59 PM


2014 Cost vs Value Report
 
Remodeling Magazine has again come out with their list of home improvement projects that recoup the greatest (and worst) returns when it comes time for resale.  According to the Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com), overall, the returns on investment (ROI) are up from last year which is great news for anyone willing to put forth a little extra effort when it comes time to sell their home.
 
When it comes to recouping your investment dollar, think smaller changes that will improve the curb appeal of your home.  The highest returns … (1 comments)

home selling: A Warning to Sellers - 02/21/14 03:23 AM


A Warning to Sellers
Put Valuables and
Prescription Drugs Away
 
In late 2013, there was a woman in the Lansdale/Telford area attending Realtor open houses on Sundays for the  purpose of stealing prescription drugs from medicine cabinets.  She drove a black Honda Accord and was never caught.
An open house really is an opportune time for thieves to snoop around for valuables and drugs.  The agent conducting the open house typically won’t follow visitors around the home and physically cannot if multiple people come in at the same time. 
When selling your home, please be certain … (0 comments)

home selling: What’s In/What’s Out for Homebuyers in 2014 - 02/17/14 12:42 AM
In 2014, all eyes are on the Millennials, otherwise known as Generation Y, those born from the early 1980’s through the early 2000’s.  As the Millennials become adults, many don’t have jobs and even more haven’t bought their first home, even though their parents owned a home at their age. 
Still reeling from outrageous student loans, graduating college without the jobs they expected, and the Great Recession and housing bubble of 2008-2011, Millennials are cautiously weighing their options and their futures.
Signs of improvement are there for the economy and the housing market, but for many, personal income/wealth is not … (1 comments)

home selling: Showing Your Home - Big Bang for Your $$ - 03/22/10 11:59 AM
Here are 5 ideas for sellers who want to improve the showing quality of their home but don't want to spend a fortune or invest in a major remodel.  These are relatively inexpensive ideas that will make a big impact.
Replace builder-grade or outdated light fixtures.  There are so many beautiful options in lighting at very affordable prices.  A single fixture can be a dramatic finishing touch in how a home shows.  Consider pendant lighting over a breakfast bar, a small chandelier in a stairwell, or stained-glass light bulb shades in the bathroom. 
Spruce up an unfinished basement.  The condition of … (0 comments)

 
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