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Thursday, December 29, 2022   /   by April O'Brien

How to Go Green in Your Delaware or Pennsylvania Home

Now that the holidays are over, it's time to start thinking "spring" and what better time to "green" your Delaware or Pennsylvania home? It's actually easier than you think to turn your home into an eco paradise and you probably have all you need already on hand!
Make it a weekend project or go room by room this week to spring clean and spring green the property. What's more, when you're ready to sell, homebuyers in Delaware and Pennsylvania will notice that your home is already up to "green" standards or on it's way!
Detox the Bedroom
An easy way to "green" your bedroom is to detox all of the linens and especially the curtains. You may wash your sheets and bed linens often, but how about your pillows? Cleaning your pillows will help keep toxins and dust mites at bay. You can also keep mold away in the bedroom by opening your curtains and shades and letting the sun take care of any extra moisture. Go the extra step by letting the sun shine on your bed linens for the same effect.
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Thursday, December 15, 2022   /   by April O'Brien

How to Keep Your Delaware and Pennsylvania Home Warm This Winter

There’s no doubt about it— the cold is here! You may have started reaching for more layers, piling on extra blankets and turning up the thermostat in your Delaware or Pennsylvania home, but there are a few more ways to bring extra warmth indoors this winter.
As your local real estate experts in Delaware and Pennsylvania, The Kat Geralis Home Team is happy to provide the following tips for keeping your local home warm this winter.
Use your curtains
Thicker curtains are a simple way to keep heat inside your home this winter and avoid losing it through the windows.
Let the sunlight in
During the day, open the curtains and blinds and let as much natural light in as possible. As soon as the sun fades, you can return them to their closed position to maintain heat.
Caulk around your window frames
Any air being lost through cracks and faulty seals around windows can be remedied by caulking around the frames. This is an inexpensive fix that can help you save money each month k ...

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Thursday, December 1, 2022   /   by April O'Brien

How to Shop for a Delaware or Pennsylvania Home in the Winter

We've shared blog posts in the past on How to Sell Your Delaware or Pennsylvania Home in the Winter, but now it's time to turn the tables and focus on DE or PA homebuyers! Winter can be an opportune time to find your dream home—even score a deal—and with the help of the experts at the Kat Geralis Home Team, you will know exactly what to keep in mind as you browse available properties in the area. 
Below are four reasons why you're on the right track by shopping for a home in the Delaware or Pennsylvania winter:
You can spot flaws
While DE and PA homes do show well during the holidays, once the decor has been taken down, it is easier to spot the property's flaws. You will be less distracted by flashing lights and the cozy vibes of the season and better able to notice drafty windows, water damage on the ceiling or walls and even a lack of privacy. Remember, spring will eventually return, but now is the time to see the home for what it really is!
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Thursday, November 3, 2022   /   by April O'Brien

Avoid Thanksgiving Disasters in Your Delaware or Pennsylvania Home This Year

Thanksgiving is nearly one week away and as Delaware and Pennsylvania residents, you may be preparing to host the holiday in your home. You've cleaned each room from top to bottom, you've purchased your turkey, but just as your guests arrive, you realize the oven won't heat.
Holiday hassles are not uncommon in the hustle and bustle of the season, but there are precautions you can take to avoid them! Follow these three rules to make sure you can enjoy your Thanksgiving feast without worry.
Problem: The Oven Won't Heat
Unfortunately, a heating malfunction in the oven will pop up in homes everywhere during the holiday season. But the good news is that there is an easy solution to prevent it! Do not allow the oven to self-clean until after the holidays as you risk blowing a fuse or thermostat. What's more, it can be tricky to find an available oven technician around this busy time of year.
Problem: You Have No Heat
Although the weather may not call for heat this Thanksgiving, you don'k ...

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Thursday, October 20, 2022   /   by April O'Brien

Closing Costs to Expect When Buying a Delaware or Pennsylvania Home

Did you know the majority of today’s homebuyers aren’t aware of closing costs? You may find that you have prepared for homeownership with your down payment and even have your first month’s mortgage ready in your bank account, but this very important set of costs is commonly overlooked.
As your local real estate experts in Delaware or Pennsylvania, The Kat Geralis Home Team has included a few key notes on closing costs below so you are better equipped to make the biggest, most important purchase of your life!
What Are They?
Closing costs are recurring and non-recurring fees connected to both your lender and other parties in the sale—for instance, an attorney, inspector and title company—and are to be paid upfront at the closing table. Unless you have financed them ahead of time or worked your offer to arrange for the seller to pick up the tab, unfortunately there is no way around these costs.
Closing costs typically include:
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