delaware: New Castle County DE Real Estate Market Report - May 2014 - 06/29/14 11:20 PM
New castle County DE Real Estate Market Update – May 2014
 
 
 
NEW CASTLE COUNTY MARKET UPDATE - MAY 2014 (VIDEO)

 
NEW CASTLE COUNTY DE REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE - (2014 VIDEO PLAYLIST) 
 
Letitia Stevenson, REALTOR® - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Data Source: Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or public records, all residential properties. Information believed to be accurate but not warranted. Updated on/about 10th of the month for the prior month (06/14). EHO.
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delaware: New Castle County DE Real Estate Market Report - April 2014 - 06/29/14 10:37 PM
New Castle County DE Real Estate Market Update – April 2014
 
 
 
NEW CASTLE COUNTY DE MARKET UPDATE - APRIL 2014 (VIDEO)

 
NEW CASTLE COUNTY DE REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE - (2014 VIDEO PLAYLIST) 
 
Letitia Stevenson, REALTOR® - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Data Source: Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or public records, all residential properties. Information believed to be accurate but not warranted. Updated on/about 10th of the month for the prior month (05/14). EHO.
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delaware: New Castle County DE Real Estate Market Report – March 2014 - 05/04/14 06:47 PM
New Castle County DE Real Estate Market Update – March 2014
 

 
NEW CASTLE COUNTY DE MARKET UPDATE - MARCH 2014 (VIDEO)

 
NEW CASTLE COUNTY PA REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE - (2014 VIDEO PLAYBACK) 
 
Letitia Stevenson, REALTOR® - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Data Source: Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or public records, all residential properties. Information believed to be accurate but not warranted. Updated on/about 10th of the month for the prior month (04/14). EHO.
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delaware: Delaware Valley Real Estate Market Update - February 2014 - 03/25/14 12:50 PM
February 2014 Market Update
Delaware Valley Real Estate
  (Philadelphia Metropolitan Region, including parts of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania)
 

 
February 2014 Market Update:  As expected, February was well below last year in terms of activity.  The closed sales were down 11% and pending sales were down 13.5% from 2013.  Year to date, that puts us 5% lower in closed sales and 11% lower in pending sales compared to the same time last year.  Prices were strong though, with February’s Median Sold Price up 8% and Average Sold Price up 10.5% over a year ago.  Year to date, Median Sold … (3 comments)

delaware: New Castle County DE Real Estate Market Report – February 2014 - 03/23/14 08:02 PM
New Castle County DE Real Estate Market Update – February 2014
 

 
NEW CASTLE COUNTY DE MARKET UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2014 (VIDEO)

 
NEW CASTLE COUNTY PA REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE - (2014 VIDEO PLAYBACK) 
 
Letitia Stevenson, REALTOR® - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Data Source: Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or public records, all residential properties. Information believed to be accurate but not warranted. Updated on/about 10th of the month for the prior month (03/14). EHO.
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delaware: How Much is My Home Worth? (Delaware Valley Real Estate) - 03/12/14 09:15 PM
How Much is My Home Worth? Want to know how much potential equity you have in your home?  Want to know what the real estate market is doing in your area? Would you like to know what your options might be? 
 
Get started here! http://www.delawarevalleyre.com/?p=homeworth

 
Thinking of selling your home in Delaware or Pennsylvania? Contact me with your real estate questions and/or for a free market analysis for your property.
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delaware: New Castle County DE Real Estate Market Report – January 2014 - 03/03/14 08:57 PM
New Castle County DE Real Estate Market Update – January 2014
 

 
NEW CASTLE COUNTY DE MARKET UPDATE - JANUARY 2014 (VIDEO)

 
NEW CASTLE COUNTY PA REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE - (2014 VIDEO PLAYBACK) 
 
Letitia Stevenson, REALTOR® - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Data Source: Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or public records, all residential properties. Information believed to be accurate but not warranted. Updated on/about 10th of the month for the prior month (02/14). EHO.
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delaware: Delaware Valley Real Estate Market Update - January 2014 - 03/02/14 11:19 PM
January 2014 Market Update
Delaware Valley Real Estate
  (Philadelphia Metropolitan Region, including parts of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania)
 

 
January 2014 Market Update: While the Delaware Valley housing market activity typically slows down in December and January, recent activity was well below expectations. The unrelenting harsh winter weather may have played a role in dampening market activity. Sales for January were a disappointing 3.5% below last year. Pending sales were 11% below last year. Electronic showing requests were surprisingly 7% above last year. The median sold price was 6.5% higher than a year ago. This is exciting news for sellers; and, … (2 comments)

delaware: 2013 Year End Market Update - Delaware Valley Real Estate - 03/02/14 06:13 PM
2013 Year End Market Update
Delaware Valley Real Estate
  

 
 2013 Home Sales Jump 14% as Demand Fuels Housing Recovery 
 
 
2013 Year In Review:  In 2013, the Delaware Valley real estate market (Philadelphia metropolitan region, including parts of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) saw a robust comeback. Compared to 2012, sales were up 14% and the median sale price was up 4.5%.  Inventory remained low throughout the entire year and ended the year 4% lower than at the end of 2012.  And, while the number of distressed sales (i.e., shorts sales and foreclosures) declined by only about 2% … (0 comments)

delaware: Selling Luxury Real Estate (Delaware Valley) - 09/21/13 01:08 PM

Selling Luxury Real Estate (Delaware Valley) Few people have the means to own the very best.   Those who do appreciate what it takes to reach the top, to achieve dominance in this rarified market.  For more than 50 years, Fox & Roach has showcased the most desirable homes in the Tri-State area.  We understand the unique demands and desires of buyers and sellers in this exclusive market.
Leadership in Luxury Homes In November 2013, Prudential Fox & Roach, REALTORS® began operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices—joining forces of two legendary companies.  A New Era in Real Estate—Read more atwww.foxroachfuture.com!  Very Exciting! 
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach … (1 comments)

delaware: Grab Your Real Estate Passport and Let’s Take a Journey! - 05/30/13 01:41 PM
Grab Your Real Estate Passport and Let’s Take a Journey!  
Delaware Valley Real Estate (Summer 2013) Summer is here!  And while our attention may shift to vacation and travel, I’d like to remind you of the great opportunity available to both buyers and sellers.  With pent-up buyer demand, record-low mortgage rates and affordable home prices, now is a great time to buy or sell.  So grab your real estate passport and let’s prepare for a journey through today’s market.
 
Grab a Map and Set a Course Sellers, contact me to evaluate the homes for sale in your area and … (4 comments)

delaware: Managing Your Real Estate Transaction - Delaware Valley Real Estate - 05/05/13 09:06 PM
Managing Your Real Estate Transaction - Delaware Valley Real Estate  Effectively Manage the Transaction to a Successful Close  
You’ve set the best price, enhanced the perceived value of your house and kicked your online marketing into high gear. Potential buyers are at your threshold. And, you’re concluding negotiations for the sale of your house. Now What? This is precisely when the transaction begins; and, until the transactions closes, it's not a done deal.
There will be bumps along the road between signed sales agreement and closing. To get to closing, you and your professional team must be able to … (2 comments)

delaware: Selling Your Own Home For Sale By Owner FSBO - 05/05/13 08:46 PM
Selling Your Home For Sale By Owner - FSBO Delaware Valley Real Estate “Selling your own home is not easy as you are emotionally attached to it. If you do your own selling, keep your emotions well in check.” ~ Paul Clitheroe
Are Your FSBO Costs Worth the Commission Savings?
 
Selling a home can be complex and it involves a lot of details. Without professional guidance and the expertise of a REALTOR®, selling a home can often entail many unnecessary bumps in the road. In a tough market, it is highly recommended to use a qualified real estate sales professional … (0 comments)

delaware: Marketing Your Home: Boost Your Chances for Success - Delaware Valley - 05/05/13 08:28 PM
Marketing Your Home - Delaware Valley Real Estate
 
6 Tips to Boost Your Chances of Success
 
Getting a home sold in today's market generally takes more than putting a listing on the MLS, anchoring a sign in the yard, putting a lockbox on the front door, running an occasional ad and hosting open houses. It requires a multi-faceted approach with exposure beyond these traditional methods of marketing. In order to obtain the highest price possible in the shortest period of time, you must have maximum exposure in the marketplace.
 
Here are 6 valuable tips for marketing your … (0 comments)

delaware: Expired Listing: Why My Home Didn’t Sell? - Delaware Valley - 05/05/13 08:16 PM
Expired Listing - Delaware Valley Real Estate
Why My Home Didn’t Sale (Or, Is Still Sitting on the Market)
If your house is languishing on the market (or has already expired), you may be wondering what’s wrong (or what went wrong) and where do you go from here.
Here are four (4) possible reasons your home isn’t selling, or did not sell during the listing period:
 
1 | Asking Price Too High. Overpricing is often the number one reason houses don’t sell. Overpriced homes generally linger on the market long after competitively priced homes have sold. When your home doesn’t … (0 comments)

delaware: Pricing Your Home: Timing Matters - Delaware Valley Real Estate - 05/05/13 07:02 PM
Pricing Your Home - Delaware Valley Real Estate
 
Timing Matters: The First Three Weeks are the Most Crucial
 
"Observe due measure, for timing is in all things the most important factor." ~ Hesiod
 
Sales activity has a life of its own. And it's predictable. Most homes just on the market generate a kind of immediate "buzz" and interest that excites agents and bring in prospects. And, while there's generally a six week window of opportunity to maximize exposure to potential buyers (and their agents), the first three weeks are the most crucial. As you can see, there's a … (0 comments)

delaware: Pricing Your Home: Dangers of Overpricing - 05/05/13 06:43 PM
Pricing Your Home - Delaware Valley Real Estate
Don't Make the Mistake of Overpricing Your House
Overpricing is the number one marketing mistake sellers (and agents) make. It frequently leads to "chasing down the market" where the seller prices the home above the market value and then have to repeatedly reduce the price as the market declines. The seller is out of sync with the market, i.e., always one step behind the reality of the market. 
 
The Danger of Overpricing Your House
Fewer buyers are attracted, and fewer offers received.
Marketing time is prolonged, and initial marketing momentum is lost.
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delaware: Pricing Your Home: 5 Factors that Affect Home Value - Delaware Valley - 05/05/13 05:56 PM
Pricing Your Home - Delaware Valley Real Estate
5 Factors that Affect Home Value
The market value of your home is primarily based on three (3) key factors: Location, Size, and Amenities/Condition. Market value is the price (or range) at which a particular house, in its current condition, will sell within a reasonable period of time (i.e., generally 30 to 90 days in a normal real estate market). 
Here are five (5) factors to consider when evaluating home value:
1 | Location/Neighborhood. Location is the single greatest factor affecting value. The desirability for a particular school district, neighborhood, etc. is basic to a … (0 comments)

delaware: Pricing Your Home: 4 Valuation Methods - Delaware Valley Real Estate - 05/05/13 05:36 PM
Pricing Your Home - Delaware Valley Real Estate
4 Common Valuation Methods
The market value of your home is primarily based on three (3) key factors: Location, Size, and Amenities/Condition. Market value is the price (or range) at which a particular house, in its current condition, will sell within a reasonable period of time (i.e., generally 30 to 90 days in a normal real estate market). While the only true measure of market value is what a particular house actually sells for, you can come close in estimating the market value of your house.
 
Here are four (4) valuation … (0 comments)

delaware: Thinking of Selling Your Home in the Delaware Valley? - 05/05/13 02:05 PM
Thinking of Selling Your Home in the Delaware Valley? (Spring 2013)
Thinking of Selling Your Home the Delaware Valley? It's hard to believe that the housing market turned so quickly for sellers! We went from bad news – homes sitting on the market, inventory growing, and prices falling – to a sellers’ market. That’s right…a sellers’ market. Now listings are in short supply, and in some price ranges, sellers are receiving multiple offers. The dream of homeownership is back in full force, and there lots of buyers ready to buy their piece of the American dream.
As we look back, we … (0 comments)