How to Win in a Multiple Bid Situation

This Spring’s market is once again beset by a multitude of buyers and a minimal number of available homes. What a headache for the first time home buyer, particularly when they are forced to compete in a multiple offer situation. Many sellers, when faced with several offers on their home, have their agents call for…

Your real estate resolutions

Happy New Year everyone! If selling or buying a home is one of your resolutions for 2017, please be in touch. I serve the greater Philadelphia region, including the city proper, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties. January is a great time to start preparing to buy or sell. Here are a few tips for each- Selling…

Sold in a week!

If you’re a Philly local, you know that Mt. Airy is a popular, fun, diverse and accessible neighborhood in the Northwest section of the city- bordering Forbidden Drive, an awesome stretch of the city park system with miles of running and walking trails, full of local businesses, its own co-op, and charming homes. I recently…

Mortgage Know-How

So you want to buy a house- great! Unless you’re able to buy cash, you will have to talk to a lender to get pre approved for a mortgage.  Your lender will help you with this process, but it’s good to know in advance what to expect. Getting pre approved: Speak with several reliable lenders (realtors often know the…

Big Demand in this Spring’s Market

If you are a buyer or a seller in the Delaware Valley, there is no question that demand is high, and in popular areas, supply is very, very low! So how does this affect your sale or purchase? Here are a few tips for buyers and sellers. Buyers: Be prepared for multiple bid situations when you…

Thoughts on Moving

Written 2 weeks ago, just before our move… more to follow. These last 6 weeks have been a whirlwind- my husband and I took the plunge as move-up buyers, and sold our house just in time to coordinate the purchase of our next home. As we pack our belongings, I’m filled both with excitement for our family’s…

Planning on “Moving up?” Read these tips

It’s an exciting but daunting prospect: selling the home you have and buying a home that’s either bigger, better, or located in a more desirable area. Those of us in this category are called move-up buyers. If you’re thinking about moving up, I’d like to offer a few important first steps, to get you moving in the…

Three listings in Delco’s original ‘burb

Let me put a shout out there for Upper Darby. A classic working-class suburb, Upper Darby is diverse, buzzing with energy, and has some really great neighborhoods: Beverly Hills, Highland Park, and Kirklyn, just to name a few in the 19082 zip code. If you’re looking for a nice-sized house on a budget, and want a…

The Delco market Q3

Hi folks, sorry I’ve been slow in posting market data, business is keeping me busy these days! Back to third quarter numbers, I’ll start with a rundown of sales in Delaware County. Township     Median Price   Ave. time on market          Springfield       $252,000        …

Waiting on market numbers….

We’ve just finished the end of the 2nd quarter 2013, and I’m waiting patiently to see the stats on our area’s real estate sales. From the ground, it’s obvious there’s been a huge comeback in sales, due in large part to low interest rates and still irresistibly affordable home prices. In fact, inventory (homes for…

Fun with Babies and Toddlers in the ‘Burbs

I’m the mom of a toddler, so I make notes when I see a good play area. As a real estate professional I travel far and wide, and I’ve been surprised by the number of baby and toddler playgrounds in our region. There are nice neighborhood playgrounds in most municipalities, but I’m referring to play areas specifically…