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Posted on 05/15/2022
Average closing costs for buyer: What homebuyers should expect
When preparing for a new home purchase, it’s crucial to plan for the average closing costs for buyer hopefuls on a budget. Closing costs are made up of various service charges associated with the entire home buying process, including appraisals and title paperwork. Because closing costs can add up to thousands of dollars, it’s helpful to prepare for...
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Posted on 05/13/2022
1919 S Broad Street, Lansdale, PA 19446 is now new to the market!
Circa 1850, this stunning, twice expanded farmhouse offers old-world charm with modern updates and amenities. Both the original home and the first addition were constructed with brick and the exterior was likely finished with stucco sometime in the early to mid-1900’s. The exterior of the second addition features James Hardie siding for the attractiveness and longevity that a home like this deserves. This amazing home is set back roughly two hundred feet from the road on a ¾-acre lot. No farmhouse is complete without a porch and this one has two! You will enter the home from the front porch through a lovely glass front door with sidelites....
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Posted on 05/13/2022
212 E Montana Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119 is now new to the market!
Lots of activity on the 200 block of East Montana! This lovely family home has tons of upgrades while leaving room for your personal touches. Featuring a beautifully renovated kitchen with ceramic tile floor, wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, recessed lights, and quartz counters. The best of both worlds with the benefit of hot water radiator heat plus the convenience of a newer central air system! The 2nd floor boasts replacement hardwood floors, a 3-piece bath with shower over tub, and a middle bedroom that has been conveniently converted to a 2nd-floor laundry and dressing room but could easily be converted back. Finished basement...
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Posted on 05/10/2022
8022 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 is now new to the market!
Opportunity knocks - 8022 Germantown Avenue is your latest investment opportunity in Chestnut Hill!! Fully rented, this well-maintained mixed-use building offers a bi-level retail space on the first floor with convenient and open access to the basement for ample overflow space (roughly 750sqft additional). Above the store is a bright and spacious 1-bedroom apartment with a large living room complete with Juliette balcony, dining area, spacious working kitchen with gas cooking, ample wood cabinetry and tiled countertop, full bath with shower over tub, and in-unit laundry. The apartment layout offers the potential to be converted into a...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
How to Grow Bird's Nest Fern
The bird's nest fern gets its name from its growth pattern. The long fronds emerge from a central rosette resembling a nest. In the wild, their fronds can reach up to five feet long, but remain at a more manageable size when grown as houseplants. They are considered one of the easiest ferns to care for and are...
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Posted on 05/05/2022
300 E Durham Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119 is now new to the market!
Rarely offered and in a highly sought-after section of East Durham in Mount Airy, 300 E. Durham Street is a turn-of-the-century gem and quite possibly the home you have been waiting for! Also known as 7131 Sprague Street, this magnificent home stands proud where it has since roughly 1900. This amazing center hall Colonial has everything you could want in a classic stately Philadelphia home. Enjoy the amazing curb appeal of this home accented by manicured mature plantings and charming landscaped grounds. Enter by way of the stately, covered front portico with leaded glass sidelights. The gracious center hall features ornate woodwork and...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
How to turn a home office into a baby nursery
When expanding your family, it's always a good idea to consider the space you have available. If you've relocated or upgraded your home office to a new space in the house but still have the remnants of your old office lingering in a decent sized room, you can repurpose it into a baby's nursery. Here are a few...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Want to buy a house with bad credit? Here are some options to consider
Your credit score matters to mortgage lenders, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to buy a house with bad credit. In addition to other loan options, there are other strategies for buying a home if your credit report is less than ideal. Here are some of the ways you can work toward buying a house with bad credit:...
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