Tag: News

Dec 01

How Neighborly Are Americans? Not Very

How Neighborly Are Americans? Not Very

How Neighborly Are Americans? Not Very Nearly 30 percent of Americans admit they don’t know their neighbor’s first name. But at least 90 percent have smiled or spoken to their neighbors—at least once, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 Americans released by Safehome.org, a home security systems review resource. Fifty-three percent of …

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Nov 30

Post-Turkey Slump? Loan Demand Drops

Post-Turkey Slump? Loan Demand Drops

Post-Turkey Slump? Loan Demand Drops The Thanksgiving holiday may have taken a bite out of mortgage applications last week. Mortgage applications dropped 3.1 percent for the week on a seasonally adjusted report, which included the Thanksgiving holiday, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. The MBA’s mortgage index reflects demand for refinancing and home purchase applications. …

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Nov 29

This Is How Fast a Home Sells Today

This Is How Fast a Home Sells Today

This Is How Fast a Home Sells Today Homes today spend a median time of three weeks on the market—far shorter than the median of 11 weeks five years ago, according to new data from the National Association of REALTORS®. “The inventory shortage and the growing economy and job creation has increased the interest in …

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Nov 28

Broomall PA Fire Company Santa Claus Tour 2017

Broomall PA Fire Company Santa Claus Tour 2017 Dates, Times & Locations Tuesday, December 12th, starting at 5:15 PM. All streets in the borders of Media Line Rd, West Chester Pike, Springfield Rd.,Sproul Rd & Paxon Hollow Rd. & Rt.#252 Thursday, December 14th, starting at 5:15 PM All streets in the borders of Paxon Hollow …

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Nov 27

Plenty to Be Thankful for in Real Estate

Plenty to Be Thankful for in Real Estate

Plenty to Be Thankful for in Real Estate The housing market may be facing some headwinds with ongoing inventory shortages and the looming threat of tax reform from lawmakers, but don’t let these stories spoil your outlook completely. There are several factors sparking more optimism in real estate lately. Here are a few housing indicators …

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Nov 22

Where Owners Forget to Lock Their Doors

Where Owners Forget to Lock Their Doors

Where Owners Forget to Lock Their Doors A burglary occurs about every 20 seconds, and some homeowners may be making it too easy for intruders. A burglar may knock on the door first to check if a resident is home. Some will then test the doorknob—if it’s unlocked, they’ve got easy access. In a survey …

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Nov 21

Outdated Features in Your Clients’ Homes

Outdated Features in Your Clients’ Homes

Outdated Features in Your Clients’ Homes Home buyers say they want the latest design trends in their next property—but 70 percent admit to having outdated features in their current house, according to a new consumer survey by home builder Taylor Morrison. The most common of these outdated features are: Linoleum floors (40 percent) Popcorn ceilings …

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Nov 17

Where You Can Find the Cheapest Mansions

Where You Can Find the Cheapest Mansions

Where You Can Find the Cheapest Mansions For home shoppers looking to live in a mansion, they’ll find their money stretches the most in Arkansas. Home shoppers pay a median of $63 per square foot in the state, and the median cost of an 8,000-square-foot mansion is $504,000. Consumers who like big homes will find that …

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Nov 16

Affordable Housing Crisis Hits Rural Areas

Affordable Housing Crisis Hits Rural Areas

Affordable Housing Crisis Hits Rural Areas   Working families in rural areas looking for a home are finding it’s not a lack of inventory that is a challenge, but being able to afford what is available. A new study found that rural areas, particularly those in second-home or retiree havens, lack enough affordable and adequate …

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Nov 15

Facebook Makes Big Push Into Rental Listings

Facebook Makes Big Push Into Rental Listings

Facebook Makes Big Push Into Rental Listings   Facebook plans to significantly expand its rental real estate listings section in its Marketplace as it attempts to better compete against Craigslist, eBay, and other e-commerce platforms. Currently, Facebook allows individual homeowners to list their homes for sale on the Marketplace. But Facebook now seeks to beef …

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Nov 14

Buyers Want ‘Sold’ Photo Shoot After Closing

Buyers Want ‘Sold’ Photo Shoot After Closing

Buyers Want ‘Sold’ Photo Shoot After Closing Instead of popping the champagne after your clients officially become new homeowners, how about setting up a photo shoot to help them document the occasion? First-time buyers are showing greater interest in sharing their status as new homeowners with their peers online, so many real estate pros are …

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Nov 13

Glitch in Messaging Apps May Expose Calls

Glitch in Messaging Apps May Expose Calls

Glitch in Messaging Apps May Expose Calls A glitch in nearly 700 iOS and Android apps could expose your private messages and calls. Appthority, a mobile threat protection firm, discovered the flaw in the development of apps often used for communications by businesses. It published a report on its findings Thursday. The firm believes up …

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