Thursday, August 11, 2022 / by April Griffith
While the summer may be coming to a close, this time of year also tends to bring its fair share of stormy weather. Certain parts of the country have recently experienced bouts of bad weather and therefore, it’s prime time to prepare your home in Delaware and Pennsylvania for any that may be coming our way.
Take this weekend to check off the following on your storm prep to-do list. With these tips, you can both secure your home and avoid any surprises that can come from Mother Nature as we head into fall.
Emergency plan. Draft an “emergency plan” with any notes or procedures your family should follow in case of inclement weather. Designate a room in which everyone should meet during a storm.
Make repairs. Secure all broken or loose fence posts, reattach gutters or shutters. The last thing you want is for strong winds to blow these into your home or cause damage to your vehicles.
Secure landscaping. Broken or loose tree limbs should be hauled away now before the stok ...
Thursday, July 28, 2022 / by April Griffith
If you're a homeowner in Delaware or Pennsylvania and thinking of moving on this year, you may be wondering the best time to list your home. Should you list yet this summer or wait until fall rolls around? Should you take your time to make updates and list toward the end of the year? Well, the answer is don't wait! There is still time to list your home this summer and score top dollar.
That's right, summer is an ideal time to list your home in Delaware and Pennsylvania for numerous reasons— and I've listed a few of them below!
Demand is back
Buyer demand has remained relatively strong over the past few months and doesn't seem to be winding down! Listing your home in Delaware or Pennsylvania now will allow you to be seen by the buyers that are now ready and financially able to make a move on a new home!
Things will move along quickly
While we may be heading into August, believe it or not, the market is still HOT this season! By late summer, the number of buyers in the mk ...
Thursday, July 14, 2022 / by April Griffith
As we’ve mentioned in past blog posts, there are many “hidden costs” of buying a home in Delaware and Pennsylvania and that goes for moving too! It is so secret that the moving process can be overwhelming. After all, you’re on your way to settle into your dream home. It’s both exciting and new and as a result, it can be easy to overlook a few key items like fees along the way.
If you’re moving to a new home in Delaware or Pennsylvania this summer, it is important to keep an eye out for these extra fees that could pop up when changing homes. Even little things like disposing of packing materials can add up in charges.
Packing and Unpacking
If you don’t take the time to carefully package each item or piece of furniture, you could risk damaging them in your move. However, some new homeowners just do not have the time to dedicate to this task. It’s understandable, but know that it can cost you!
Some moving companies will pack for you and k ...
Thursday, June 2, 2022 / by April Griffith
Summer is upon us and it's an exciting time in local real estate! The conditions are ideal for moving, homebuyers are feeling motivated, and Delaware and Pennsylvania home sellers are ready for a change of scenery. However, despite the market statistics on rising mortgage rates and housing prices, there are still a few buyers on the fence.
If you find yourself wondering if now is the right time to buy in Delaware or Pennsylvania, consider these top five reasons to own a home:
Paying rent is not the best investment
If you're currently renting, ask yourself where your money is going every month. When you rent a home in DE or PA, you are paying down your landlord's mortgage, not your own. When you own a home, you are paying down your own mortgage and putting your money into a much more solid investment.
It motivates you to get involved
Owning a home can be a great boost of community pride for Delaware and Pennsylvania residents. It motivates you to get out and get involved in local ek ...
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 / by April Griffith
Now that we're inching toward the summer season and the real estate market has certainly been heating up, you may have heard that now is a great time to sell your Delaware or Pennsylvania home.
There are indeed more buyers in search of properties in Delaware and Pennsylvania, home prices are rising, and landing top dollar is not so uncommon anymore— but just remember, timing is everything!
The assumption that spring is the proper time is not always accurate. Below are four things to consider if you're ready to sell your home.
Spring isn't always best
Many believe that spring is the best time to sell your home, however according to Realtor.com, "one recent study found that sellers typically net more above asking price during the months of December, January, February, and March than they do from June through November."
One reason for this is that the spring buying season typically means you'll have more competition from other sellers, and in turn, price your home more aggressik ...