Harleysville, PA Real Estate News

By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Here are stats from a staging company Grande Finale Designs that I have begun to work with in my area. For those of you with clients that are on the fence with new construction maybe this can help.   Vacant Homes Previously on the Market Staged, Marketed, SOLD = 26 days / Un-staged, Marketed = NOT SOLD= 120 days Occupied Homes Previously on the Market  Staged, Marketed, SOLD = 45 days / Un-staged, Marketed = NOT SOLD after 102 days Homes Not Previously on the Market Vacant Homes Sold on Average 40 days after Staging Occupied Homes Sold on Average in 38 days after Staging      Keller Williams Real Estate Heather A. Rickert, Realtor, RSPS 215-850-9640 cell 215-631-1900 office 215-631-1999 fax e-mail: jeffheather2@verizon.net Website: www.jeffrickertteam.com "A Referral is sending someone ...
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Here is additional information provided to me from Grande Finale Designs on the benefits of staging. More information for your bag of tricks.   1) You will make more money.  U.S. Housing and Urban Development reports that a staged home will sell, on average, 17% higher than an un-stage home 2) Your house will sell faster, which equals less headaches and hassles. The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) reported that the average number of days an occupiedun-staged home is on the market is 102 days versus 45 for a staged home. 3) The cost of staging doesn't cost a dime.   In 2007 Home Gain Survey of over 2000 REALTORS, it was discovered that sellers who spent typically $500 on staging services for their home recovered 343% of the cost in the sale of their home. 4) Most home sellers cann...
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
You hear a lot about social media today, and rightly so.   Get the most benefit from these tools by following these basic rules:   Be authentic. Your profile is the first thing people will see when they visit your page. Be truthful about who you are and what you do. Details are a good thing. Calling yourself a "real estate expert" isn't as informative as "20 years working with Keller Williams, specializing in urban condos." Providing nuggets about your life outside of work (everyone loves to see photos) adds a human element to who you are, and that builds relationships.   Be an observer. Spend time researching Facebook groups, fan pages, and events related to your niche. How do they communicate with their members? How does the administrator facilitate meetings? How active are the discus...
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
This week may prove to be a truly historic one in our industry.  As we write to you, the Fix Housing First Act of the Senate's Economic Stimulus Bill is currently being debated. This Act includes a $15,000 tax credit for homebuyers that has already verbally been passed. Also on the table is a provision to lower 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates down to 4-4.5 percent for eligible homebuyers.    Keller Williams Real Estate Heather Rickert601 Bethlehem PikeBuilding B, Suite 100Montgomeryville, PA 18936Main Office: 215-631-1900Direct: 215-850-9640 · Contact Form
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit         The tax credit is available for first-time home buyers only. The maximum credit amount is $7,500. The credit is available for homes purchased on or after April 9, 2008 and beforeJuly 1, 2009. Single taxpayers with incomes up to $75,000 and married couples with incomes up to $150,000 qualify for the full tax credit. The tax credit works like an interest-free loan and must be repaid over a 15-year period. Here is a link for more info.http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/       Keller Williams Real Estate Heather Rickert601 Bethlehem PikeBuilding B, Suite 100Montgomeryville, PA 18936Main Office: 215-631-1900Direct: 215-850-9640 · Contact Form  
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Did you know? Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency On October 3, 2008, President Bush signed into law the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008." This bill extended tax credits for energy efficient home improvements (windows, doors, roofs, insulation, HVAC, and non-solar water heaters). Tax credits for these residential products, which had expired at the end of 2007, will now be available for improvements made during 2009. However, improvements made during 2008 are not eligible for a tax credit. The bill also extended tax credits for solar energy systems and fuel cells to 2016. New tax credits were established for small wind energy systems and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Tax credits for builders of new energy efficient homes and tax deductions for owners and designers...
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By Vacation Rentals The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos Vacation Rentals
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
WE NEED YOU! 93.3 WMMR Preston and Steve Camp Out for Hunger Drive is happening! There is a box located at the front desk for your non perishable food items to benefit Phil-A-Bundance. We are collecting food now so that we can take the food to the drive on December 1-5. The box will be at the front desk until November 30th. The two drop off locations are: 1. Keller Williams Real Estate, 601 Bethlehem Pike, B-100, Montgomeryville, PA,18936 2. Keller Williams Real Estate 300 Welsh Road Building 4, Suite 145 Horsham, PA 19044.  Call me if you have any questions.   Heather Rickert Keller Williams Real Estate601 Bethlehem PikeBuilding B, Suite 100Montgomeryville, PA 18936Main Office: 215-631-1900Direct: 215-850-9640 · Contact Form
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By Will Kelly
(RE/Max Realty Group)
Harleysville Real EstateWe here at the Penn Realty Group continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  Below you will find Harleysville real estate statistic for the month of November.Total homes on the market: 186New homes on the market: 18Number of homes entering escrow:10Number of homes closing escrow (sold):19Number of homes expiring:5Number of homes withdrawn: 15 Avg Days on Market: 95 Your Home Sold In 60 Days Or I Will Buy It (To find the value of your home with a free, over-the-net home eval, please visit:www.PennRealtyLink.comIf you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area/neighborhood, would like more information about Lansdale or would like to be the first to know about hot new listings before...
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By Will Kelly
(RE/Max Realty Group)
Harleysville Real EstateWe here at the Penn Realty Group continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  Below you will find Harleysville real estate statistic for the 4 th week of October.Total homes on the market: 210New homes on the market: 15Number of homes entering escrow: 6Number of homes closing escrow (sold): 4Number of homes expiring: 0Avg Days on Market: 89 Your Home Sold In 60 Days Or I Will Buy It (To find the value of your home with a free, over-the-net home eval, please visit:www.PennRealtyLink.com If you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area/neighborhood, would like more information about Harleysville or would like to be the first to know about hot new listings before other buyers do, the...
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