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A recent survey finds that among those seriously considering buying a condominium nearly a quarter consider condo fees a key element in their decision. According to the study, participants think Condo Association fees “feel a lot like paying rent” -- sometimes causing buyers to switch focus towa...
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Would you be willing to sell your property to a buyer who is offering virtual currency? In recent news, there has been an influx of people who are putting their homes up for sale in Bitcoins. It may be actually worthwhile to consider the upsides, because doing so opens up your property to a vast ...
Over the past two years any upward movement in Philadelphia Metro areahome prices tended to raise a question in many local minds—a question that ends with the word ‘bubble.’ As with any commodity whose price is determined by a changeable mix of subjective public perception as well as supply and d...
The generation born between the early 80s and just after the turn of the century (aka Millennials) have been slower to take the first steps toward home ownership than previous generations. That’s likely one of the byproducts of the cultural and economic shifts which have combined to make real est...
Mortgage rates may rise or fall this spring (lately they seem to be falling!)—but that needn’t prevent you from saving even more money when it’s time to structure your own mortgage. The under publicized fact is that mortgage rates are only one of the factors that affect how much you wind up payin...
2014 has already given an encouraging start for homeowners who consider national price movements as the best pointers for what we can expect for local real estate. Already in February, median house prices were up 7.6% nationally year over year (that according to the US National Housing Trend Repo...
The slick, entertaining formats of HGTV’s many buying and selling programs makes for great entertainment – but, as anyone who has ever actually bought or sold a house knows, they tend to leave some key information on the cutting room floor. Sure, real estate sales can in fact involve elements of ...
A major home-selling decision arrives right at the start: setting your home’s price. It’s a step that can be decisive for good or for ill. But what is the “right” price? We know what it probably isn’t—it’s not the first number that pops into your head, nor is it likely to be The-Price-of-Your-Nex...
You don’t have to tell anyone who is self-employed that there are extra costs that go with the benefits. In addition to the long hours and weight of responsibility that come with the job description, getting a home loan has always added special challenges. Now that we are into the new Dodd-Frank ...

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