Home Upgrades: What projects are worth doing?

Folks planning on selling their house in the next few years want to know what, if any, changes they should make to the property to a) get a better price, and b) sell faster. Having sold properties in various levels of condition, and having shown many houses to prospective buyers, I want to share my…

New Listing in Abington!

My newest listing, 840 Tyson Ave. in Abington Township! This is a great opportunity for buyers looking for sweat equity- enjoy living on the charming main level while adding 1-2 new bedrooms on the second floor. There is so much potential in this house, and it’s priced well below market value to help you make…

Why you should really like your agent

Buying or selling a house can be stressful. Sometimes the real estate gods smile down on you and a sale goes smoothly and quickly- I’ve had it happen. But today’s real estate market is competitive in many areas (while slow in others), and mortgage lending continues to be tight. Lenders have become scrutinizing beyond the point of reason, and…

Buying or Selling an Estate

When the owner of a home passes away, the property is typically willed to family members. The family members are then responsible for maintaining or selling the property, and unless one of the family wants to live in the house, the house will be sold as an estate. There are some specific issues involved in an estate…

Moving to Montgomery County

Hello Everyone, I’m pleased to announce that, after moving to Montgomery County last fall, I’ve relocated my business to Long and Foster Blue Bell. In Delaware County, I originally worked for Century 21 Alliance, a local expert in its area. Last October Alliance sold its business to Long and Foster, a well-regarded company that has expanded from the…

Spring Market!

Winter has been fairly mild in the Philadelphia region this year, and as a result the spring real estate market is already upon us. New listings are popping up and, in hot markets, selling very quickly. Even in slow markets, listings that have been sitting over the holidays are starting to move. Last fall was…

Making your home stand out

Hi Everyone, Sorry for the long lapse in posts- the spring is an agent’s busiest time of year, and I’ve been blessed to have plenty of business! I’m still working with several new clients, but at last I have a minute to breathe and catch up on my blog. When taking the big step to…

Low Inventory: What does it mean to you?

The Delaware Valley’s long and hard winter has taken a toll on our real estate market. Sellers have had plenty of walkways to shovel. Folks considering listing their homes have been hesitant, waiting to see what home prices do when the weather warms up. Many homes that were sitting on the market have sold thanks to a…

Cabin Fever?

If you’re stuck at home during this spate of bad weather (hopefully with power), you might be doing what I’m doing- staring at the walls and thinking about new paint, a new wood stove, even a new kitchen! Cabin fever, for better or for worse, gives us a long, uninterrupted look at our homes, mostly from the inside…

Plan now for Spring

The holiday season is notoriously slow for real estate endeavors. Many buyers are spending their down payment savings on Christmas presents, while sellers are getting ready for guests and parties rather than showings and open houses. It tends to be quiet in December, and people put their plans on hold until the new year. However,…

Downsizing Tips

Are you planning to move in the next few years? If the answer is yes, then start the new year with a plan to downsize! I recently spoke at New Horizons Senior Center in Narberth about this very matter, and I’d like to share some of the big points from the presentation: Downsizing Tips ➢…

A Note on kitchens and real estate (for Buyers and Sellers)

Delaware County is largely an established suburb; when it comes to buying a home here, there is not a lot of new construction on the market. Our older homes offer variety and quality workmanship for today’s buyer, but it’s important to remember that not all homes for sale are going to be updated with the…