Category Archives: Helpful Hints

Seniors more tech savvy than you think

Its not just the younger generation that knows everything about smart phone, tablets, and computers anymore.  The use of smartphones by those over 65 has doubled since 2013.  Today, more than 2 out of 5 older Americans are comfortable with “new technology”.  Also, 2 out of 3 adults 65 or older are now online, and…

STOP Believing these 7 Pricing Myths

You bought you home years ago and you “have” to make a profit when you sell, right ? ?  Statistics show that might not be true for every homeowner.  Here are some myths you probably heard but need to forget. 1 –  YOU ALWAYS MAKE MONEY WHEN YOU SELL.  NAR estimates that SFH will increase…

Multi-Unit vs Single Family

If you own any rental properties, you have your own version of what is best for you.  Lets face it, it’s your money and you are the boss.  But lets take an unbiased look at the pro’s and con’s of Multi-Units vs SFH [single family homes].  Yes, everyone knows with a multi-unit there is only…

Fall season home maintenance tips

Time sure fly’s by doesn’t it.  Anyway, fall is here and there are some things you can do to save money and make it easier to make it through the season. Click here:: Fall tips I’m sure you think that some of these are common sense, and they are, but some might go un-thought of.  So…

Upgrades to increase home value

The information regarding home improvements to increase value is very subjective in my book.  Click this link, courtesy of “The Real Estate Book”, and read for yourself what some people consider ways to increase value::  Upgrades to Increase Home Value I believe all 10 suggestions are good things to do, but without looking at the…

Tips for new homeowners

You might think that moving is a tedious and time consuming chore, but with a little planning it can be a lot less stressful.  Thanks to “Just Listed – PA Association of Realtors”, the link below has 13 tips that can make this stressful time not that bad.  A lot is common sense, but somehow…

Take your time, but I need an answer NOW ! !

We all have said it ourselves, “Don’t make rash decisions”, or “Don’t rush into anything”, or “I’ll call you in the morning with my decision”, and many more.  But the meaning remains the same – take your time and think about important decisions in your life.  And its a very good thing to do.  But…

4 things you need to know about the new Seller Disclosure

Thanks to PAR for the following information.  Click this link to learn more about the new Seller Disclosure that will be hitting the market very soon:: Things to Know

New Buyers, set yourself up for success

As one of the largest financial decisions in a person’s life, buying a home requires discretion, sensibility and budgeting. The following tips will keep you on the right path as you look to purchase your first place. 1. Keep score The better your credit score is, the better your mortgage terms will be. A good credit…

Winterizing your home

Its that time of the year again, and if you are like me, you are probably wondering how you can save money and keep your home nice and warm at the same time.  Here are a few hints that might help: 1 – Have your heating system serviced, whether it be a forced air furnace…