Navigating a Sellers Market as a Buyer

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Navigating the home-buying process can be difficult in the best of times, but it can be especially stressful when you’ve planned and saved, only to see your favorite homes snatched up before you can even make an offer.  In the current landscape, there simply are more buyers than sellers, and homes are moving quickly — […]

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5 Steps to Take Before You Start Grilling

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Summer means grilling, and grilling means brushing up on your outdoor cooking skills. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of this grilling season. The tips below will get you started, but there are a lot of grill designs out there. Consult your grill’s manual for specifics about heating, cleaning and maintenance […]

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Fascinating Real Estate Facts

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Real estate is well known as a fascinating industry, full of odd quirks, bizarre trends, and unheard-of stories. This applies not just to the residential real estate market, but to rare houses, case studies of celebrities’ homes, property history, and more.  Want to learn more about real estate? Here are some of the most interesting […]

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South Philly Neighborhoods Attracting Homebuyers

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South Philadelphia is home to many historic neighborhoods, where storied houses reside next to new construction properties awaiting Philadelphians looking to get a taste of life south of Center City. What originally started as Lenape land purchased by William Penn eventually grew into one of the largest shipping commerce centers in the world, and in […]

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How to Buy in a Competitive Market

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The first thing buyers should know is that they’re entering a seller’s market. This means you’re not likely to cut a deal or get discounts—sometimes even if the home needs major repairs. That’s because supply is severely lagging demand. It’s crucial to sharpen your home-buying tools if you want to compete successfully. Here are the […]

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Trendy Foyer Decor Ideas

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Foyers are typically spaces you consider when you’re regularly having company over—so yours probably hasn’t gotten much love lately. But with COVID-19 vaccines rolling out and cities loosening restrictions, your entryway may be seeing more action in the near future. Is it worthy of welcoming guests? If not, here are some ideas on how you […]

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How to Stay Productive Working From Home

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Whether you’ve been working from home for years or just since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are certain strategies you can implement to keep you motivated and productive throughout your work week at home. Some people had a home office set up before COVID hit, but few likely had to work as extensively […]

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The Most Common Springtime Plumbing Issues

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Spring brings warm weather, sunshine and an abundance of flowers, but it also brings about a few unique plumbing problems. While spring showers help your flowers and other plants to grow, rain can also cause plumbing issues. As the weather warms up, be on the lookout for these four springtime plumbing problems. Catching them early […]

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Should I Buy a Starter Home?

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When the Baby Boomer generation was venturing into adulthood, it was common for them to buy a starter home — a modest, small dwelling. As their families grew and their careers advanced, many moved into bigger or better homes. Today, the ability to work remotely has opened up more options and opportunities for home ownership […]

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The Best Carpet Stain Removal Tips

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It’s inevitable that carpeting in your home can become stained any time. Therefore, savvy homeowners should be equipped with proven and tested techniques to remove carpet stains. Here are the best carpet stain removal tips, including the products and formula on how to make a homemade solutions. Use Baking Soda To freshen up your carpet, […]

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Spring Cleaning Deep Dive

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Spring cleaning, in its many forms, has been a practice around the globe for hundreds of years. And there’s no better time than the beginning weeks of Spring to give your home a refresh. Take this time to focus on the areas and spaces often overlooked and/or forgotten and bring new life and energy to […]

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South Jersey Real Estate Roundtable

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The South Jersey real estate market is booming. But it’s also unlike anything we’ve seen before. Covid has brought about changes in how agents sell and how buyers buy. One thing that hasn’t changed? South Jersey is a great place to live. People are recognizing that. Lots of people. They’ve spent the past year moving […]

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Tips for Preparing a Home for Sale

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Are you in the process of selling your house?  If the answer is yes, then you probably know by now that it involves significant work. Listing a home involves viewings, appraisals, and buyer negotiations, aside from the fact that you also need to maintain the place’s cleanliness.  If you’re going to sell the property, however, […]

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Outdoor Home Trends to Look For This Spring

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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives, but perhaps none more so than home life. With people spending more time indoors in the past year, trends in 2021 have focused on incorporating outdoor environments as much as possible. The shift to extending our indoor world to our outdoor spaces accelerated in 2020, […]

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What is Owner’s Coverage?

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When a lender is insured for the Lender’s Policy, they are assured that they’ll be in first-place-position as a lien holder. In other words, they are insured that the mortgage that you, the buyer, are getting will be paid first if the loan is not paid and the mortgage company has to foreclose. When you […]

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Real Estate Tips for Retirees Planning to Downsize

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For most retirees, their golden years mark a financial shift in life. They go from building and saving wealth to living off what they’ve amassed and social security. Since many retirees’ largest investment is their home, it’s only logical that figuring out their retirement living situation, and how it fits into their investment strategy, is […]

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Biggest Questions Facing Real Estate in 2021

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Housing markets weathered a challenging 2020 with a strong second half. But will the positive trends hold? Here are the five biggest questions for real estate, and who should care most, looking ahead to 2021. As the saying goes, hindsight is 20-20. With a turbulent year drawing to a close, we’re keenly aware of the […]

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Home Renovations With the Best ROI

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Whenever you sink money into improving a home, there’s an opportunity cost. Spend $20,000 on a bathroom remodel, and that’s $20,000 you won’t have available for another project. As such, it’s important that you understand which home renovations offer the best return on investment. This holds true whether you’re flipping houses for a living or […]

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What I Wish You Knew About Selling Your Home

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There’s no magic formula for selling your home, but there are principles and methods that work. The problem lies in getting homeowners to embrace these best practices.  Understandably, the sellers, who have lived in the home for years, consider themselves the de facto experts on the best way to present and sell their house. But […]

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Tips for Being Cozy in Your Home

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As winter plods along, you may wish you could just hibernate until spring — and that may be more true than ever this year. But there is, indeed, joy to be found in the quieter months of the year. When it’s cold and rainy out, and you’ve been stuck inside for — who knows how […]

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How to be a Responsible Homeowner

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Owning a home is a huge accomplishment; one that benefits you and your family and much as it benefits your community. People who transition from renting to owning a home are more likely to vote, get involved in their community and take care of their home’s appearance. Homeownership is also a big commitment, and you’ve […]

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