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5 Step Guide to Flipping a House

Flipping Houses

1. Find a Property The first and most important step in this process is finding the right home to flip. This includes location, size, etc. Though all methods of buying a home are possible, many flippers prefer direct sales from the homeowners (called “For Sale By Owner” or FSBOs). These owners are typically very motivated…

5 Tips for Home Sellers

1. Determine the best time to list your home One of the most under-looked tip is doing research to determine when the market in your area is the best. Discuss with your real estate agent when they recommend listing your home. You’d be surprised the pricing difference this could make! 2. Professional Photography Having professional…

Emerald Lofts adds another large apartment building to East Kensington

Emerald Lofts

East Kensington continues to see one of the largest building booms in the United States, with literally dozens of large new midrise apartment buildings under construction or seriously planned in the neighborhood. Many of these buildings are being built on the neighborhood’s major streets, including American Street, Germantown Avenue, York Street, Front Street, and Berks…

5 Tips For Home Buyers in 2022

1. Know what you can afford. I think we’ve all spent time admiring the beautiful dream homes on TV or online, and it sure is fun imagining being the owner! However, this could potentially skew your vision. It’s important to have a solid understanding on exactly what you can afford, especially with interest rates rising….

Black History Month

Black History Month

As February rolls around, there are a few different things that cross our mind. Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and even winter coming to an end and spring starting up soon. But there is one very important concept that we must honor during the month. February is known as Black History Month. Black History Month is…

2022 Predictions for Philadelphia Real Estate

2021 is officially behind us! It’s time to look forward into 2022 and see what’s coming our way. What will drive the Greater Philadelphia residential real estate market in the coming year? Here are a few trends that some industry experts say will significantly affect the course of the market in the upcoming months. 1)…

Big New Development in Harrowgate Adds to The Neighborhood’s Revival

2202 E Allegheny Rendering

Harrowgate is a traditionally working-class neighborhood amidst the industry of the upper Riverwards communities. It has numerous old brick factories and warehouses on the edge of Kensington and north of Fishtown, along the Tioga and Erie/Torresdale stops on the Market/Frankford line. Most of the housing stock is rowhomes, with tenement apartments along Kensington and Frankford…

IMPORTANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY

Each year on the third Monday of January we take the day observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. Every year we acknowledge the fact that it’s a holiday, but do we really take the time to honor and understand the real…