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Real Estate Update | October 2018

Posted by Matthew Hillier on November 08, 2018 in  Real Estate Update
When it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors that you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who will help you along your journey are just some of those factors. When it comes to today’s real estate market, though, the top two factors to consider are what’s happening with interest rates and inventory. The average home loan rates hit 5% recently (a seven-year high). Interest rates impact real estate markets and history shows that interest rates tend ... read more
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10 Home Decor Accessories Worth Buying for Fall and Beyond!

Posted by Matthew Hillier on November 08, 2018 in  Home Improvement
Tweaking your decor each season can be a great way to keep your home feeling current and satisfy your urge to nest, without blowing your budget on big-ticket items. The problem? Each year retailers roll out tons of new seasonally inspired decor that begs to be brought home — and loading up on too much season-specific stuff is a sure way to blow your budget and overstuff your storage. To strike the right balance, aim to build up an arsenal of go-to pieces that feel special yet can work in several different way... read more
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4 Early Fall Home Improvement Musts!

Posted by Matthew Hillier on November 08, 2018 in  Home Improvement  Home-Selling Tips  Selling a Home
When it’s summertime, homeowners are usually too distracted by the lure of beaches and festivals to focus on home improvement projects. By the time the fall season arrives, there’s usually a long list of things that you want to do at your home. The pressure to fix up your house can be overwhelming, so start by focusing on these four fall home improvement musts. Give Your Rooms a Fresh Coat of Paint Temperatures can reach 90 or 100 degrees in Philadelphia during the summer, so it’s usually too hot ... read more
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Why should you consider upgrading to this increasingly prevalent technology? Let’s explore a few reasons. Today’s smartphones go a tremendously long way in making some of life’s responsibilities easier to manage. Their ability to interact with home automation tools has contributed significantly to the rise of Smart Home technology. By making the move to this increasingly innovative tech, homeowners can reap significant benefits. It’s not unusual to come across listings these days promoting S... read more
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The 5 Steps to a Successful Open House

Posted by Matthew Hillier on November 08, 2018 in  Home-Selling Tips  Selling a Home
Preparing and marketing your home for showing takes research and time. You may choose to DIY or hire a real estate agent. If you decide to DIY, consult with a reputable real estate agent to ensure you are measuring up to the industry standards and doing all the important things you need to do to sell your house fast and at the best price. 1. Clean up & Repair Thoroughly cleaning your house is the first step to preparing for an open house. Unlike your regular cleanups where you focus on laundry, dishwashing, an... read more
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