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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

New Listings & Price Improvements in South Philadelphia!

New Listing #1: 1832 S. 12th St. Philadelphia PA, 19148 Spacious 3-Story townhouse, updated top-to-bottom just 2 years ago! Neighborhood: Passyunk Square Listing Agent: Aaron Byles Highlights: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. Hardwood flooring throughout first floor. Kitchen features custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, and stainless steal appliances. Large patio area, just off kitchen, perfect for...CONTINUE READING

Weekend Open House Features [Sunday 7/21]

Property #1: 2201 Pemberton St. Philadelphia, PA 19146 – New Listing! Classy, Corner townhouse on quiet, tree-lined block in Graduate Hospital Date / time: Sunday July 21st, 12pm – 2pm Listing Agent: Stephanie Slapin Highlights: 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms. Spacious first floor with large living & dining area. Bright breakfast room with glass door leading...CONTINUE READING

Weekend Open House Features [Sunday 7/14]

Property #1: 2001 Hamilton St. Unit 609 Philadelphia, PA 19130 [Newly Listed] Beautifully Updated City View Unit with Premium First Floor Parking! [Cityview Condominiums] Date/Time: Sunday July 14, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Listing Agent: Karoline Kelsen On-Site Agent: Joshua Howe Highlights Include: Open concept corner unit with 1 bedroom, 2 full baths + den....CONTINUE READING

$10k Price Improvement on Gorgeous Loft District Unit

$10k Price Improvement: 429 N. 13th St Unit 5C Philadelphia, PA 19123 Beautiful Loft District condo with private bedroom & walk –in vault! Additional highlights: Custom u-shaped kitchen includes stainless steal appliances. Large bathroom features deep Jacuzzi, hardwood floors & subway tile. 13’ high ceilings, factory maple floors & exposed brick throughout. Walk-in vault features...CONTINUE READING

Newly Listed: Charming Colonial Home in Society Hill

Newly listed: 228 Stamper Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 Built in 1818, this elegant Society Hill townhouse provides the perfect mix of historic character & modern convenience! Additional Highlights: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms Prime location, just off Head House Square Wood burning fireplace & hardwood floors First floor living room, dining room & eat-in kitchen Second...CONTINUE READING

Significant Price Improvements in Fishtown & Old City!

$20,000 price improvement on Fishtown-area triplex, perfect for investors & entrepreneurs! Additional highlights: Meticulously renovated over the past five years. Brand new electrical, plumbing & HVAC throughout. First floor retail place situated right on Frankford Ave. Second floor features 2 BR apartment with custom kitchen & bathroom. Third floor offers a spacious 1 BR apartment...CONTINUE READING

Property of the Week

Historic Society Hill townhouse rental on picturesque cobblestone block! Highlights Include: 2 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms. Finished basement. Kitchen overlooks patio garden. Three fireplaces. Additionally offers: Original wide plank pine floors throughout. Convenient street parking. Walking distance to Head House Square, South Street & Penn’s Landing. Entire property professionally cleaned & painted! See all...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

Newly Listed: Loft District Condo with Garage Parking!

  Gorgeous Loft District condo featuring 1 BR, 1 BA & walk-in vault! Highlights Include: Private bedroom & full bathroom Indoor garage parking Custom u-shaped kitchen with stainless steel appliances Large bathroom features deep Jacuzzi, hardwood floors & subway tile Additionally offers: Versatile, bi-level vault unit perfect for storage, office space, den or guest room...CONTINUE READING

This Sunday: Open House Options [June 2nd]

Happy Friday! We have two can’t miss open house opportunities this Sunday June 2nd. We’ll break down all the details on properties, location, and more below. We look forward to hosting Philadelphia’s future homeowners this weekend. Location: 310 Catharine Street [Unit E] Philadelphia, PA 19147 Time: 11:00 am – 1 pm Listing Agent: Stephanie Slapin...CONTINUE READING

Mortgage Property Insurance Coverage Act

Most people are not aware of the recently enacted Pennsylvania Law that benefits Homeowners by placing a “Cap” on the amount of property insurance that a mortgage lender can require.  The new law prohibits all mortgage lenders from requiring borrowers to obtain property insurance coverage on owner-occupied private residential property that exceeds the replacement value...CONTINUE READING

Why Fed Rate Cuts Do Not Equal Lower Mortgage Rates

When the Federal Reserve cuts the rates, many buyers and sellers call their mortgage representatives expecting a lower interest rate.  Others who have been waiting to refinance are confused as to why mortgage rates have not moved lower during the recent Fed rate cutting spree.  Is a Fed rate cut really good news for mortgage...CONTINUE READING

Don't chase the market; price ahead and let the market chase you!

The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the onlyu sustainable competitive advantage – Arei De Geus When the market shifts, it may resemble something like a monster truck crushing the cars on its path in one of those monster truck rallies. It has a stream roller effect on the market. The survival instintcs...CONTINUE READING

I’ve seen the comps. I know what others have recently paid. I just want to price it high anyway. I’m in no rush. Maybe we will break a record with an out-of-town buyer. Plus you’re hanging your sign, you’re getting exposure, what do you care? What can it hurt?

It can hurt you! It will stay on the market forever, and that’s your number one enemy. There is a direct relationship between what a home sells vs. how long it has been on the market. Well priced homes always sell first no matter what type of market it is. Everyone looks at comparables and...CONTINUE READING

I’d like to see my house advertised everywhere, every week. Advertising sells! Why don’t you do more advertising???

For 2 reasons: First, it so 20th Century! Today’s buyer shops on-line. They go to professional websites like centercityrealestate.com or nationally, Trulia.com or Realtor.com to virtually tour homes 24 hours a day and to view pictures of EVERY home for sale, to analyze statistics, compare prices, check out the neighborhood, review legal docs & more....CONTINUE READING