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If you are buying your first home in Philadelphia with the intention of investing in renovations, then the first thing you should do before you commit to any remodeling projects is to perform an energy audit. An energy audit will allow you to see where you're losing energy throughout your home, t...
06/04/2014
                                If you’re looking to buy a home in Philadelphia with the goal of fixing it up and flipping it for a profit, then you’ll want to look at renovations that will provide you with the highest return on investment. Since more and more homebuyers are looking for homes wit...
06/02/2014
  Before you buy a home in Philadelphia, there’s one critical step which you need to educate yourself on: the home inspection.                                  Too often home-buyers see this as just one of many steps in buying their dream house. However it is the one which can keep that dream fro...
05/27/2014
When it comes time to sell a home in Philadelphia, every homeowner has to put on their marketing hat. Why? Because there’s a lot more to selling your house than a new coat of paint and replacing old kitchen counter tops.Take a tip from companies, like Nike, who realized that there is a relations...
05/23/2014
  By Terri Santiago-Parker, NMLS# 135602   Not a day goes by where I do not speak to a potential home buyer who is waiting for the rates to drop again to get serious about buying a new home. The reality is that without a time machine, those rates are gone, and likely to never be seen again. Right...
05/23/2014
  When it comes time to buy a home in Philadelphia, to get your money’s worth, you need to understand the concept of Fair Market Value or FMV. The problem is that FMV can be a difficult concept to pin down. Mostly because the textbook definition relies on “buyers and sellers are reasonably knowl...
05/23/2014
  Regardless of the sustained recovery of the real estate market, people continue to struggle. Foreclosures are still happening across the country, and this continues to be a drag on home values. There are lots of ways to end up in foreclosure, but it doesn’t have to happen to you. Not if you un...
05/23/2014
One advantage to a city like Philadelphia is its long history. Most people tend to view this in terms of culture, and this old city has a rich history. The same applies to the architecture as changes in style and technology create many different unique neighborhoods. This is especially true of t...
05/16/2014
Libraries have always been more than just books, but often times it’s easy to forget how actually much more is available. There are some very interesting events still left in May at the Wynnefield branch library. Best of all, all of these library events are free!   For the kids, there are two up...
05/16/2014
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