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Home Value

5 Simple Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home

When it comes to increasing the value of a property, dollar signs flash before people’s eyes. They tend to think of big budget renovations such as overhauling the kitchen or landscaping the yard. Yet real estate gurus suggest to do exactly the opposite – performing several low-cost weekend projects instead. These simple but meaningful tasks...CONTINUE READING

City vs Suburban Living Trends

Increasing trends show that home values are increasing closer to central cities rather than the rural suburbs.  Data from 2000-2009 indicate that 30 major metropolitan areas experienced increase in median values in the overall metro area for homes occupied in the central city and inner-ring suburbs. Incomes of homeowners in cities have been increasing as...CONTINUE READING

Philly Ranked #2 on Zillow’s Top 20 Best Performing Cities of the Decade

Zillow ranked the 75 largest U.S. cities by home value data and the change in value over the last ten years with the most appreciation during the time period.  They used the Zillow Home Value Index from October 2000 to October 2010, since we aren’t quite at the new year. Here are their top 20...CONTINUE READING

3 Important Tips for Online Home Improvement

Finding a contractor: Focus on sites that center on consumer ratings.  There are hundreds of positive and negative testimonials from REAL customers. Don’t be fooled by sites with ads and anonymous postings that only look exceptionally positive. Evaluating a contractor: Don’t always believe what you see on the internet. Go see current and completed jobs...CONTINUE READING