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By Dee Neal, Atlanta Area Real Estate
(Palmer House Properties)
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Why didn't your property sell Mr./Ms. seller? Is that what you ask or what you want to know? Well I'll tell ya, it's one of two sub-reasons which causes one big reason to be neglected.... PRICE! Either your agent didn't bother to tell you that you were priced too high or he/she told you and you d...

By Frank Jacovini
(Philator.com, REALTORS)
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It was a long hot summer and we are still getting warm weather???Anyway the Fed has cute the prime rate, mortgage interest rates are down, inventory of existing homes hasn't been this high in over 4 years, prices are coming down and jobs/employment is strong in our area.  So why are people not bu...

By Stacey McCarthy, @SmartGirlsOwn
(McCarthy Real Estate)
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I am looking for a few smart women! I finally figured out my niche! It is like picking your major in college. You take a few classes, then weigh out your options and you just pick something you think you will like doing. Hopefully you won't change majors because then you'd be taking a bunch of cl...

By Stacey McCarthy, @SmartGirlsOwn
(McCarthy Real Estate)
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 It was tough getting started in real estate. Even after going to real estate school I had no real idea what I was getting into. I thought you could just start working for a company and they would provide you with clients... Not So! You have to find your own clients. It's not easy, any Realtor wi...

By Stacey McCarthy, @SmartGirlsOwn
(McCarthy Real Estate)
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 Recently I spoke with a friend who told me her brother's wife recently had a baby so they bought a bigger house in Willow Grove, PA. They used the listing agent to buy the home because they didn't have a Realtor.  I asked her why she didn't call me sooner, because I could have helped them, and s...

By Stacey McCarthy, @SmartGirlsOwn
(McCarthy Real Estate)
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Lookout People's Court and Divorce Court, there's a new court in town! Philadelphia will be pounding it's gavel on rental housing in the Northeast, and Northeast Philadelphia absentee landlords and nuisance properties will be on trial come October. Northeast rental housing court will soon be held...

By Stacey McCarthy, @SmartGirlsOwn
(McCarthy Real Estate)
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Lookout People's Court and Divorce Court, there's a new court in town! Philadelphia will be pounding it's gavel on rental housing in the Northeast, and Northeast Philadelphia absentee landlords and nuisance properties will be on trial come October. Northeast rental housing court will soon be held...

By Mark Wade
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Realtors)
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As a fairly strong listing agent in the downtown Philadelphia real estate market, I am often times presented with multiple offers, at the same time, on the same listings. And more often than not, the agent associated with the losing offer on such bidding wars asks why their buyer lost the condo o...

By Ed Hertzog
(Fairmount Park GMAC Real Estate)
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On Saturday, September 22, 2007 between the hours of 10am and 2pm I will be hosting an open house at a property for sale in the historic Germantown area of Philadelphia. 304 W. Winona Street Philadelphia, PA 19144 [Go to a Map] Whether you are interested in the property itself or are looking for ...

By Mark Wade
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Realtors)
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I am a huge fan of Rittenhouse Square. No big surprise there. A lot of Philadelphia condo buyers feel the same way. Rittenhouse Square in one of four public squares here in downtown (Center City) Philadelphia.Located (west of Borad Street) between Walnut and Spruce streets, 18th and 19th streets,...

By Mark Wade
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Realtors)
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 I wish they did. I wish they would buy the ugliest condo I can find them.  As a realtor here in Philadelphia, I recall when red formica, coupled with plaid linoleum was hot at one time. But NOOOOO....my buyers have to have stainless, granite, and $3000 built-in Miele coffee makers. Not that ther...

By Mark Wade
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Realtors)
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I Hope the Center City Condo I Sell You Smells Like Dog Pee And has dirty orange shag carpeting.  And faded purple painted walls.  I really do. I have been preaching this mantra for some eighteen years now here in Center City Philadelphia.  And it has worked!  Our little group of seven REALTORS®...

By Joe Brady
(Joe Brady - World Wide Credit Corporation)
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As homes in the Philadelphia area are staying on the market longer, many sellers are turning to rent-to-own agreements.  An article in the Philadelphia Inquirer titled Market forces change, by Joanne Cleaver, takes a look at a couple who spent $100,000 in remodeling their home, only to be forced...

By Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc)
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  They say baseball is America's pastime. They also say buying a home is an American dream. What do they both have in common? In regards to stats and figures, these can both be tarnished and blurred in both baseball, real estate, and mortgages.      I am a die hard Philadelphia Phillies fan and ...

By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
(RE/MAX Preferred)
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The first ever Philadelphia Inquirer National Sudoku Championship hosted by Will Shortz takes place October 19- 21 at The PA Convention Center! It's a wonderful family event and fun for puzzle lovers of all ages! Plus over $18,000 in prize money! For details, registration, and to listen to a Will...

By Sheri Curci, Here to be your 24/7 realtor!
(RE/MAX Properties Ltd)
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A Happy Client Settled 6-26-07Sheri & John,You worked very hard to sell our house and went above-and- beyond what any of the previous did.Sheri, thanks for yesterday. You showed a lot of class and professionalism at the settlement. It's too bad that the same can't be said about Maureen and Marie....

By Frank Jacovini
(Philator.com, REALTORS)
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Existing home sales feel 2.6% in April to an annual rate of 5.99 million compared to expectations for a rate of 6.12 million.  Existing home sales remain 10.7% lower than year ago levels.  The inventory of homes for sale shot 10.4% higher to 4.2 million properties which represents an 8.4 month's ...

By Frank Jacovini
(Philator.com, REALTORS)
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It is that time again!  The end of a month.   The reason it holds significance is that most, if not all settlements are scheduled at the end of the month.  Why?  Well in another blog post I'll explain it in detail, but lets just say for now that buyers "think" it is cheaper to settle at the end o...

By Frank Jacovini
(Philator.com, REALTORS)
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Well here goes.  My attempt at journalism!  At this blog I will try to be a resource for buyers and sellers alike.  I hope to offer insights, answer any questions and pose some helpful tips when it comes to the buying and selling process.  The old adage, "You don't know what you don't know" certa...

By Bill Lublin
(CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold)
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      A lot of landlords are anxious to rent their properties, especially if they only have one or two rental units. If a tenant approaches them that speaks well, appears clean and polite, and seems to be "a nice guy" they will sometimes forget to be prudent business people. And that is when they...

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