Category Archives: Real Estate

The Long and Short of a Short Sale

Wow… today marks the first day in over six months that I don’t have to deal with Bank of America on a Short Sale… I feel eerily lonely for some reason. The agent representing the buyer and I have joked … Continue reading

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Berks County Real Estate Market Update

Berks County Real Estate has weathered the storm – fairly well.  This may be some dry material, but I am hoping to provide you with real statistics in the local market, in order to give you some insight as to … Continue reading

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What's left for 2010?

Let’s just start by saying, July and August are two of the longest months for anyone in the Real Estate profession.  This combined with the expiration of the tax credit – which likely pushed some summer buyer’s timelines ahead – … Continue reading

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Does a short sale make "cents"?

Short sales are not for everyone, this much we know.  But, what is difficult to understand is the landscape of a short sale – and how they work from the front lines to the back end with the investor.  I … Continue reading

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Tips for Home Staging

Take a buyer’s point of view. Try to look at each home as a buyer would, says Barb Schwarz, founder of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals.  That means looking at the room from the doorway and using that … Continue reading

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It's Tax Appeal Time – Are You Ready?

Property tax appeals can be cumbersome, labor intensive, and down right confusing – unless, that is, you know what you’re doing.  The amount of work associated with a tax appeal is minimal, if, again, you’re familiar with the process and … Continue reading

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What's A Buyer To Do?

Today’s market is presenting an embarrassment of  riches, of sorts, for today’s prospective buyers in the real estate market.  The media presents a few different views on what’s out there – making it hard to determine fantasy from reality.  There’s … Continue reading

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Tip #3 – Reduced Profitability

As I have said before, you don’t make any money when you sell your home – you make your money when you buy your home. Reduced profitability on the selling end is to be expected in this market; however, the … Continue reading

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Tip #2 – Low Offers – What to Expect When Selling In This Market

Offers Below Your Asking Price It’s not your fault… it’s the market.  I tally this one up to the idea of “if you don’t ask, you don’t know.”  Think about being a buyer (which if you’re selling, you likely are…).  … Continue reading

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Things to expect when selling your home in today's market…

Expect Showings on Your Home – EVERYDAY It is highly unlikely that you will have showings every day.  However, leverage the power of positive thinking and be prepared for the showing on short notice.  I find nothing more bewildering than … Continue reading

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