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Atacan Group Owner Spotlight: Antonio Atacan

Antonio Atacan is an award-winning Real Estate Broker, the founder of Philadelphia’s Top-Producing Sales Team The Atacan Group and the Owner of one of the largest and most progressive real estate brokerages in Pennsylvania, Keller Williams Realty Center City. When he realized he could no longer sufficiently service his clients alone he founded the Atacan Group....CONTINUE READING

6 Ways Realtors Create Millennial Appeal

Millennials – The Internet Generation. A unique demographic, indeed. With every answer at their fingertips, how does one provide value? Let’s explore. — What we know.  Highly tech. savvy. Accustomed to 24-7 connectivity. ‘Instant gratification’ tendencies.  Noncommittal. Low post-grad employment. High student debt. How to appeal? Utilize technology to manage expectations, educate & provide ease-of-access.  1.)...CONTINUE READING

Avoiding Homeowner Regret

HSH.com reports majority American homeowner regrets avoided through increased research, prior to purchase. Let’s explore how to avoid common issues associated with buyer regret. Photo Credit: Money.Cnn.com — Top 5 Homebuyer Regrets Size – 15.5% Storage – 9.2% Neighbors – 8.35% Bathrooms – 8.2% Education – 7.15% How to Avoid?  No deals via ‘agent pressure.’...CONTINUE READING

Philly, SEPTA Amongst Best Public Transit in USA

Seattle-based “Walk Score” cites Philadelphia as #5 Strongest Public Transit System. 2014 – USA Public Transportation Rankings [Overall] New York, NY. San Francisco, CA. Boston, MA. Washington, D.C. Philadelphia, PA. — Looking Ahead: Fare Payment Upgrades, 2015-2016. — Source: Dan McQuade (Philly Mag). Brought to you by Philadelphia Real Estate Blog. To view every Philadelphia Real Estate Listing,...CONTINUE READING

Free Homebuyers Seminar this Thursday

When?  Thursday June 5th 6 – 7:30 pm Where?  “The Point” 831 N 19th St. Art Museum Area For first time, second purchase & investment purchase homebuyers. Q&A session to conclude seminar, during final half hour. Hosted by Danielle Lawless & Adam Atacan.  — This is brought to you by Philadelphia Real Estate Blog. To view...CONTINUE READING

5 Reasons Your Home Hasn’t Sold

Selling your home is a commitment, not a whim. The following examines particular efforts that can elevate your home’s value. If ignored, expect below market offers, asking price reductions, extended time on market, or worst of all, not sell at all. Photographers & Agents are two of your strongest allies in this challenging relocation process....CONTINUE READING

President Obama answers YOUR Housing Questions

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Mid-June Market Report

Some highlights from our Mid-June market report, via Altos Research. Conditions continue to favor sellers. Demand for homes in Philadelphia remains strong. Available supply is purchased rapidly, with Philadelphia properties currently averaging a mere 4 months on the market. However, median price has increased from $189,000 to $192,500 in the past two weeks. We’ll see...CONTINUE READING

Weekend Open House Options

                          Property #1: 1625 North Street Philadelphia, PA 19130 Gorgeous townhouse pictures & pricing: http://bit.ly/12ToniO E-mail karoline@atacangroup.com with any questions or concerns.   Property #2: 429 N 13th Street #5C Philadelphia, PA 19123 Spacey Loft District condo featuring 1 BR, 1 BA &...CONTINUE READING
Low Ball Offer

Five Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make in a Seller’s Market

Lowball Offers: One of the biggest mistakes buyers are making these days are sticking with lowball offers.  This was common during the lowest points of the housing bust but there has been a resurgence.  Buyers and Sellers often have different ideas of what constitutes a ‘lowball offer’. “Sleeping on it” too long: The reality of...CONTINUE READING

Tips to Get Organized for Your Next Move

There’s no denying it: moving is stressful.  It doesn’t get easier over time, and no matter what you do, something always breaks!  What can you do?  Fortunately, there are a few things that can make moving significantly easier on you and your household.  Here are a few tips to help you get organized for your...CONTINUE READING
Real Estate Appraisals

What You Should Know About the Appraisal

Boost your Home’s Value: Appraisals can be a make or break issue More skilled appraisers have been leaving the industry In some cases you will be able to request a skilled appraiser but usually it will be strictly 3rd party Know your Comps! (Recent home sales in past 6 months, similar location, size, age, additions…...CONTINUE READING
Reduce Your Rent

Keys to Renting a Home

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Benefits of renting: Easy in, easy out, low responsibility.  Can find rental with low credit 3 most important things on lease – security deposit, who’s responsible for repairs/maintenance, subletting. Ways to negotiate lower rent – take immediate home occupancy/pay 6 months upfront. Vet...CONTINUE READING
Holiday Real Estate

Buying and Selling a Home During the Holidays

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Record low interest rates makes it a great time to buy a home even though its the holiday season.  You really can get good deals this time of year because sellers are MORE likely to entertain low offers. If you’re trying to sell,...CONTINUE READING

Antonio’s Top Ten Favorite Dishes in Philly

Antonio Atacan’s top 10 recommended dishes in Philadelphia! Octopus at Dimitris – Queen’s Village Shrimp Scampi at Dimitris – Queen’s Village Roasted Chicken with reduction sauce at Parc – Rittenhouse Square Classic Burger at Village Whiskey Bar – Rittenhouse Square Abel Sushi roll at Hikaru – Manayunk & Society Hill Sashimi Lunch Combo at Morimoto...CONTINUE READING

Top 10 Philly BYOB’s

Happy St. Patty’s Day! Why not celebrate by checking out some of Philly’s famous BYOB’s? We love our BYOB’s here at The Atacan group and we decided to take some time to ask ourselves which BYOB’s are OUR personal favorites around the city. Here is the top ten list of Philadelphia BYOB’s from The Atacan...CONTINUE READING

Things That Spike Your Property Taxes

Renovating could mean higher property taxes! Property taxes have increased by 45% in recent years Renovations create higher appraisals Renovations are often assessed incorrectly (30%-60%) and you can challenge it! Permits are red flags, you become a public record, and get charged for higher property taxes This is brought to you by Philadelphia Real Estate...CONTINUE READING

Tips for Selling Your Home Online

“There are no internet buyers any longer.  All buyers are on the internet!” -Gary Keller, Chairman of the Board of Keller Williams Realty Link location to a specific place Key Words- Sunny, Beautiful, Landscaped, Turnkey, Gourmet High res pics are name of game – pick a sunny day – magic number 12 Have trained professionals...CONTINUE READING

Housing Market in Wintry Months

Normally spring is when the real estate market is really hot.  This is often due to the fact that a big portion of buyers and sellers are families with schoolchildren and they want to make a deal with time to move in and get settled before the start of the next school year.  But that’s...CONTINUE READING

Your Credit Score

Everyone knows that your credit score is one of the most important factors that goes into buying a home and so many people’s scores have been lowered due to the nature of the recession.  The end of the sub-prime era has created tight credit requirements for home loans and any kind of loan for that...CONTINUE READING