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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
For those of you who enjoy watching birds, here is a chance to help document the birds in your area, by taking part in The Great Backyard Bird Count! It takes place February 18-21 (Friday-Monday).All that is required is a minimum of 15 minutes per day of bird watching and recording your observations on the website that is hosting the yearly count.All levels of bird knowledge are very welcomed.This event helps those who study birds to get a picture of the happenings and health of birds in North America, and around the world.According to the info page for the Count, "bird populations are shifting" and the more people who participate in this yearly event, the better a picture there is of this "annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds".To find out more and to register for ...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Residential Houses Sold in Marple Township, Delaware County, PA in November 2021Price Range $150,000 - $717,500Average Days on Market was 32 Days28 Houses Sold in Marple Township PA(info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)(Reports for other Municipalities are available upon request)If you need the help of experienced Agents, just reach out to us.
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Residential Houses Sold in Springfield, Delaware County, PA in November 2021Price Range $195,000 - $570,000Average Days on Market was 26 Days27 Houses Sold in Springfield PA(info Bright MLS various brokers/agents) Golf View 55+ Community in Springfield PA 
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Residential Houses Sold in Upper Providence Township, Delaware County, PA in November 2021Price Range $262,000 - $1,260,000Average Days on Market was 31 Days19 Houses Sold in Upper Providence Township PA(info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)Reach out to us if you want the help of experienced Agents. 
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Residential Houses Sold in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County, PA in November 2021Price Range $174,500 - $954,500Average Days on Market was 20 Days12 Houses Sold in Nether Providence Township PA(info Bright MLS various brokers/agents) A retreat in Nether Providence, at Pendle Hill. 
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Residential Houses Sold in Parkside, Delaware County, PA in November 2021Price Range $205,500 - $275,000Average Days on Market 25 Days6 Houses Sold in Parkside PA(info Bright MLS)Parkside, not to be confused with the neighborhood with same name in Philadelphia.  
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Residential Houses Sold in Middletown Township, Delaware County, PA in November 2021Price Range $82,000 - $824,100Average Days on Market was 57 Days13 Houses Sold in Middletown Township PA(info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)Middletown Twp is part of Rose-Tree Media School District.
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Residential Houses Sold in Media Boro, Delaware County, PA in November 2021Price Range $210,000 - $625,000Average Days on Market was 17 Days8 Houses Sold in Media PA(info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)Media, PA is the County Seat of Delaware County.  Its motto is "Everybody's HomeTown".   
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Residential Houses Sold in Delaware County PA in November 2021Price Range $21,700 - $6,300,000Average Days on Market was 25 Days731 Houses Sold in Delaware County PA(info Bright MLS various brokers/agents)Delaware County PA, a great place to call home because of the great peaches that can usually be found at Linvilla Orchards in the summer months. 
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Residential Houses Sold in Brookhaven, Delaware County, PA in November 2021Price Range $154,900 - $401,000Average Days on Market was 12 Days14 Houses Sold in Brookhaven PA(info Bright MLS various brokers/agents) 
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Residential Homes Sold in Aston, Delaware County, PA in November 2021Price Range $136,000 - $690,000Average Days on Market was 15 Days14 Houses Sold in Aston PA(info Bright MLS various brokers/agents) Aston PA is part of the Penn-Delco School District.
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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
Real Estate Agents Are Experts on Guidelines and Tools When You Sell If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. For nearly two years, real estate professionals have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of buyers and sellers during the pandemic. Today, they’re seasoned experts, not just in the art of buying and selling homes, but also in how to keep you safe throughout the process. Real estate professionals have learned new technologies plus safety and sanitation measures. As new variants emerge, those lessons continue to be key ways agents add value. Real Estate Advisors Stay Current on Guidance for In-Person Showings Agents don’t leave your health up to chance. They follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ...
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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
Why Inflation Shouldn’t Stop You from Buying a Home in 2022 If you’re following along with the news today, you’re probably hearing a lot about record-breaking home prices, rising consumer costs, supply chain constraints, and more. And if you’re thinking about purchasing a home this year, all of these inflationary concerns are likely making you wonder if you should wait to buy. Investopedia explains that during a period of high inflation, prices rise across the board. And while home prices aren’t immune from this increase, here’s why inflation shouldn’t stop you from buying a home in 2022. Homeownership Offers Stability and Security Home prices have been increasing for quite some time, and experts say they’re going to continue to climb throughout 2022. So, as a buyer, how can you protec...
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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
Two Ways Homebuyers Can Win in Today’s Market If your goal is to purchase a home this year, you might be looking for any advantage you can get in today’s sellers’ market. While competition is still fierce for homebuyers, there are ways you can win and secure the home of your dreams, even in a hot market. Act Early and Save The earlier you act this year, the more affordable your purchase will be. That’s because experts project mortgage rates will rise as we move deeper into 2022. According to Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is expected to be 3.5% by year’s end. Experts forecast home prices will rise as well. That means the longer you wait, the more it will cost you to buy a home. Instead, act early and purchase your home before rates and prices rise further. Not to ...
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By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, REBS, GMA, LAS, LUTCF
(Robert J Russell Companies)
Looking for a house to buy in Pennsylvania? Here is our recommended list of REALTORS - Preferred REALTOR in Pennsylvania List 
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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
Should I Update My House Before I Sell It? Some Highlights If you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your agent to be your guide. If the market is flooded with houses for sale, updates may be necessary for your house to stand out. In our current sellers’ market, the added expenses might not be worth it. Let’s connect so you have expert advice on which updates are important in today’s market. What best fits your real estate goals right now - buy, sell, perhaps both? With years of area knowledge, repeat clients, trusted service and personalized guidance each step of the way, we find the solution(s) customized to your needs - growing family space, single or multi-generational residence, remote workplace, relocation, retirement, vacation or inve...
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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market As we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices keep climbing? How high will mortgage rates go? For the answer to those questions and more, we turn to the experts. Here’s a look at what they say we can expect in 2022. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist, First American: “Consensus forecasts put rates at about 3.7% by the end of next year. So, that's still historically low, but certainly higher than they are today.” Danielle Hale, Chief Economist, realtor.com: “Affordability will increasingly be a challenge as interest rates and prices rise, but remote work may expand search areas and enable younger buyers to find their first homes sooner than they might have other...
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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment? As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment? If you think you have to put 20% down, you may have set your goal based on a common misconception. Freddie Mac says: “The most damaging down payment myth—since it stops the homebuying process before it can start—is the belief that 20% is necessary.” Unless specified by your loan type or lender, it’s typically not required to put 20% down. According to the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median down payment hasn’t been over 20% since 2005. It may sound surprising, but today, that number is only 13%. An...
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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
Avoid the Rental Trap in 2022 Are you one of the many renters thinking about where you’ll live the next time your lease is up? Before you decide whether to look for a new house or another apartment, it’s important to understand the true costs of renting in 2022. As a renter, you should know rents have been rising since 1988 (see graph below): In 2021, rents grew dramatically. According to ApartmentList.com, since January 2021: “. . . the national median rent has increased by a staggering 17.8 percent. To put that in context, rent growth from January to November averaged just 2.6 percent in the pre-pandemic years from 2017-2019.” That increase in 2021 was far greater than the typical rent increases we’ve seen in recent years. In other words – rents are rising fast. And the 2022 National...
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