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How confidential is your offer?   I was reading a post by Margaret Rome about confidentiality and it got me thinking about that. Firstly in Pennsylvania until you either sign a buyer agency contract or a listing contract the agent does not have to hold the information you tell them in confidence....
07/30/2014
What you can learn from going to yard sales? This post was inspired by Sharon Tara's post. Trudy and I love going to yard sales. You one never know what you are going to find and two what you will be able to buy even if you find something good. For example, Trudy went out to a yard sale on Fr...
07/29/2014
It's official, Zillow is acquiring Trulia! Just opened my email and found two emails, one from Spencer Rascoff and one from Peter Flint letting me know it is official Zillow is acquiring Trulia. The rumors were true and the companies have moved quickly. You can read the full press release her...
07/28/2014
I need you to be present at every listing. When taking a listing, part of our job requires us to explain to sellers how each demand they make affects a buyer trying to see the house. As was commented in another post by Beth Atalay shoes off is common, and in our area we provide booties to wear ov...
07/25/2014
Charlestown Oaks, Chester County 2104 so far! We have seen some good prices for homes sold this year in Charlestown Oaks in Charlestown Township, Chester County so far this year. After several years of depreciating or at best stable prices 2014 has seen several homes selling quickly and for stron...
07/24/2014
PA Supreme Court makes very clear ruling on murder suicide disclosure. A very high profile case has made its way through the PA court system resulting in a very clear ruling on whether murder suicide needs to be disclosed as a material defect, which is NO, it does not. The case Milliken v Jacono ...
07/23/2014
What does it mean to be a Main Line Realtor? The Philadelphia Main Line is an area outside and west of the city of Philadelphia, it runs through parts of Montgomery, Delaware and Chester Counties. It is named because of the original train line that ran out of the city and some of the stations alo...
07/22/2014
It is often said in real estate what is important is location, location, location! This second and third floor apartment at 223 Poplar Avenue in Devon is certainly well located in the heart of Devon with an easy walk to either Devon or Strafford Stations.  It has hardwood floors throughout the se...
07/21/2014
58 Prospect Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 Open 2-4 pm Sunday 7/20/14 $275,000 3 beds 2 1/2 baths off street parking. Lower Merion Schools   I have had this listing for a while, my sellers are motivated to sell and we have had the house open several times, price has been reduced and visitors comment...
07/18/2014
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How much longer?   How much longer you ask will interest rates remain steady? How long do I have before I truly, really have to buy a home before the rates knock me out completely? Well they rose about 1% since last year. Many homeowners already fear moving because they have refinanced and have a...
07/16/2014
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Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
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