Thursday, June 2, 2022 / by April O'Brien
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 O'Brien
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 ...
Thursday, May 5, 2022 / by April O'Brien
With more homebuyers in the local real estate market this summer, one thing is for certain— buyers are looking for home features that their current homes do not already supply. Popular selling points like extra storage, organization, a great location, low-energy features and low maintenance will stand out to those looking to purchase a home in Delaware and Pennsylvania area.
If you're a DE or PA home seller, it's important to highlight your home's best features, no matter the reasons you're moving on. Don't take your current home for granted and you could just set the stage for a home sale.
For many homebuyers in the Delaware real estate market right now, especially those first-time homebuyers who are dealing with little space, storage is a big plus. Despite what you think of your home—maybe you have a standard basement or garage that you use as storage—a first-time homebuyer may think they've hit the jackpot. Built-in storage in the kitchen? La ...
Thursday, April 7, 2022 / by April O'Brien
Every Delaware and Pennsylvania homeowner has a successful sale in mind when they list their property, but did you know there are several common issues that can cause the transaction to come apart at the seams? If you are aware of any problems prior to listing your DE or PA home, it is always wise to remedy them. I've included a few of the common red flags to watch for around your property before you place that For Sale sign in the yard.
Worn, old roof
When searching for homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania, buyers can quickly make a note of those whose roofs look like they may need replacing. If your roof is coming to the end of its road (typically 20 to 25 years), replacing it could help you sell faster.
Today's homebuyers are looking for updated kitchens with newer appliances. They do not want to have this expense upon their move into your home. If you have dated appliances, buyers may also wonder what else you've failed to replace.
Difficult, creaky windows
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Thursday, March 24, 2022 / by April O'Brien
If you've been thinking about selling your Delaware or Pennsylvania home, the best time to do so is coming up!
According to Realtor.com, experts in a recent study analyze housing market trends by looking at date from the past several years (except for 2020, since it was an atypical year), and determined early April is the best time to sell your home.
"Home sellers on the fence waiting for that perfect moment to sell should start preparation, because the best time to list a home in 2022 is approaching quickly. The week of April 10-16 is expected to have the ideal balance of housing market conditions that favor home sellers, more so than any other week in the year."
Delaware and Pennsylvania home sellers able to get their properties ready to list quickly for this golden time in the market should expect the following from that opportune week:
More Buyer Activity
The Realtor.com article expects higher buyer demand than in past years, which could result in higher competitionk ...