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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
When Is the Right Time To Sell Some Highlights If you’re trying to decide when to list your house, the time is now. There are plenty of buyers eagerly waiting for your home to hit the market. The latest data indicates home showings are rising. There are more buyers than homes for sale right now. That means you’ll likely receive multiple offers, and your home won’t be on the market long. Today’s market favors sellers. If you’re ready to move, let’s meet to discuss the benefits you can expect when you sell this season. Bottom Line 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, sin...
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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
FSBOs Must Be Ready to Negotiate Some sellers might be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional. The real estate agent is a trained and experienced negotiator. In most cases, the seller is not. The seller must realize the ability to negotiate will determine whether they get the best deal for themselves and their family. Here is a list of some of the people with whom the seller must be prepared to negotiate if they decide to FSBO: The buyer who wants the best deal possible The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country) The home inspection companies which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house. The termite ...
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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
What’s Going To Happen with Home Prices This Year? After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2021. However, the latest Home Price Insights Report from CoreLogic indicates while prices may have plateaued, appreciation has definitely not slowed. The following graph shows year-over-year appreciation throughout 2021. December data has not yet been released. As the graph shows, appreciation has remained steady at around 18% over the last five months. In addition, the latest S&P Case-Shiller Price Index and the FHFA Price Index show a slight deceleration from the same time last year – it's just not at the level that was expected. However, they also both indicate there’s con...
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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 Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Sorry I am late, but I have been making a Ravioli and pasta soup. Recipe coming tomorrow. The other day I was at the Super market as a storm was predicted and cold weather so I decided to stock up. There were two women screaming at each other in the parking lot . I don't know why . One was in a car the other standing there . A young man was leaning against the wall I asked him but no response. They were really screaming, no letting up. It was quite unnerving . When I walked in I told a security guard and they quickly outside.I was aghast at the prices of fresh spinach $7 for the size I needed. Banana's (banana bread) however, were reasonable and found over ripe ones for $.49 a pound. To be honest prices were very high for most items there were some sales and many items on sale were not ...
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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 Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
What was our lives like before the internet??  We would sit and wait for the Multible Listing Books to come out. I know I would take a ride through neighborhoods where my buyers were looking to see if any signs had suddenly appeared overnight . Then there were the books with everyone's phone number that I was told to call and I did ask " Do you or anyone you know want to sell a house now or in the near future "  Then try to start a conversation and on my desk I had a box with 3x5 cards with all the people who would speak with me . I would write about the conversations . Once a month I would call them again until we created a relationship. Then I would send out cards or walk and deliver them. Then a guy in my office said check this out Hannah. He showed me his computer. Soon I had one an...
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