Welcome to Delco

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Delaware County Living.¬†Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a prospective newcomer, I hope my blog gives you a fresh perspective on the county, and provides some relevant information on real estate issues. My name is Michelle Cross Smith, and I’m a local Realtor with Century 21 Alliance. I have an interest…

The people in my neighborhood

Do you know your neighbors? If you live in the burbs like I do, you probably have 8 neighbors immediately surrounding your property. Eight doesn’t sound like a lot, but it took us almost 7 years to get to know everyone. Working full-time can keep you in a closed circuit: out the door in the…

Is it time to *upgrade* to a better home?

An eat-in kitchen. A first floor powder room. The award-wining school district one town over. We can all think of something we’d like to change about our home. But what is the tipping point? What turns the daydream of a newer, more perfect home into the project of the year? Move-up buyers are in a…