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May 10

Seriously Underwater Homes Still a Big Issue

Seriously Underwater Homes Still a Big Issue

Seriously Underwater Homes Still a Big Issue   With home prices on the rise, more home values are climbing up above water, but in a few cities, the number of seriously underwater homes is still alarming. Nearly 5.5 million U.S. properties, or 9.7 percent of all properties, were considered seriously underwater in the first quarter …

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May 09

College Grads Could Get Home buying Help

College Grads Could Get Home buying Help

College Grads Could Get Home buying Help   Several states are offering home ownership assistance programs to recent college grads that may help them receive thousands of dollars toward the purchase of a home. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the “Graduate to Home ownership” program, which provides assistance to first-time buyers who …

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May 08

Bad Credit Can Triple Home Insurance Costs

Bad Credit Can Triple Home Insurance Costs

Bad Credit Can Triple Home Insurance Costs   Homeowners with a bad credit score can expect to pay double—in some cases, even nearly triple—what owners with solid credit pay for their home insurance, according to a new state-by-state study by insurance Quotes. Policyholders with fair credit pay an average of 36 percent more than those …

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May 05

First-Time Buyers Aren’t Afraid of Renovation

First-Time Buyers Aren’t Afraid of Renovation

First-Time Buyers Aren’t Afraid of Renovation     First-time home buyers are showing a strong desire for taking on remodeling projects. First-time buyer renovators in 2016 spent $33,800, on average, on their projects. That marks a 22 percent increase over 2015, according to the sixth annual Houzz & Home survey of more than 100,000 respondents …

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May 04

An Uptick in Housing Starts Matters to Buyers

An Uptick in Housing Starts Matters to Buyers

An Uptick in Housing Starts Matters to Buyers   Your home buyers may want to look more closely at the housing starts numbers, even if they don’t intend to buy new. Housing starts, or the number of new homes that builders have begun construction on, tend to follow a seasonal pattern—increasing in the spring, peaking in …

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May 03

The Housing Market Is Outperforming

The Housing Market Is Outperforming

The Housing Market Is Outperforming   The housing market has been off to a roar this spring. In fact, the market is performing so strongly that the National Association of REALTORS® has upgraded its forecast for the year. At the start of the year, home sales were expected to match last year’s pace due to …

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May 02

129 Cypress Dr Broomall, PA 19008 home for sale Delaware County

129 Cypress Dr Broomall, PA 19008 home for sale Delaware County

 129 Cypress Dr Broomall, PA 19008 home for sale Delaware County Cell Number: (610) 659-3999 {Smart Phones Click to Call} Direct Number: (610) 353-5366 {Smart Phones Click to Call} Fax: (610) 771-4480 Email: anthony@anthonydidonato.com Call me for info on this home for sale at  129 Cypress Dr Broomall, PA 19008   in Delaware County Licensed in …

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May 02

Cities With the Most Cash Sales

Cities With the Most Cash Sales

Cities With the Most Cash Sales   Cash sales made up about 30 percent of all single-family and condo sales in the first quarter of this year, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ First Quarter 2017 U.S. Home Sales Report. That is well below their peak of 44.7 percent in the first quarter of 2011 but …

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May 01

How Trees Benefit Home Values

How Trees Benefit Home Values

How Trees Benefit Home Values Today is Arbor Day, the perfect time to send clients information on landscaping that can boost their home’s value and reduce energy bills. The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station says that planting a tree in front of a house increases the home’s sale price by an average of …

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Apr 28

Checks to Protect a Home in the Spring

Checks to Protect a Home in the Spring

Checks to Protect a Home in the Spring     The spring season can bring about dangers to a home from strong wind gusts, rains, and fluctuating temperatures. Be sure to take steps to protect your home this season. 1. Check outside faucets and exteriors for flood risks. Inspect your outside hose faucets for any …

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Apr 27

Use the Power of Gratitude to Spark Loyalty

Use the Power of Gratitude to Spark Loyalty

Use the Power of Gratitude to Spark Loyalty     It’s important to thank your customers for their business, and that couldn’t be easier with the rise of social media as a mass communications method. Gratitude should be at the core of a marketer’s brand, says Bardi Toto Drake, author of “The Power of Asking.” …

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Apr 25

4 Bathroom Fads That Turn Buyers Off

4 Bathroom Fads That Turn Buyers Off

4 Bathroom Fads That Turn Buyers Off     For some buyers, the bathroom is a deal breaker. So if your listing includes these fading bathroom trends, you might have a harder time selling it. Realtor.com® notes some fads you may want to suggest your sellers change before putting their home on the market. All-white …

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