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Posted on 06/12/2022
5 Reasons to Buy a Starter Home
Many first-time homebuyers face the choice between a starter home and a forever home. Every situation is unique but there are some key advantages to starter homes that exist across the board. Here we’ll go over the major reasons you might want to consider getting a starter home. Lower Price Starter homes are smaller and often in less...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
What is a HUD Home?
If you're searching for a new home, you may have come across references to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homes. HUD offers government mortgage insurance programs and loans. But what is a HUD home, exactly? Here are the basics to help you with your home search: HUD Homes: The Basics HUD homes are foreclosed properties reclaimed by the...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
The basic elements of farmhouse decor
Both nostalgic and rugged, farmhouse decor is popular largely due to being approachable and comfy. Farmhouse style has several branches including French country farmhouse, industrial farmhouse and modern farmhouse decor. However, all these interior design styles share some of the same basic elements. Here is a simple guide to the basic elements of farmhouse decor: Neutral color palette...
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Posted on 05/25/2022
Video Tour - 148 W Highland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Chestnut Hill is home to some of the most amazing turn-of-the-century architecture and we are pleased to present you with a truly rare find. Circa 1890, this elegant and distinctive Victorian has so much to offer. The lush perennial gardens surrounding the home enhance the already striking stone construction and impressive fenestration with arched, brick lintels above every gorgeous, double-hung window. Look closely at each window where the upper sash sports one of many multi-light muntin layouts. This fabulous home is topped with prominent gabled dormers. The covered front portico welcomes you inside where you will find a vestibule entrance...
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Posted on 05/25/2022
148 W Highland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 is now new to the market!
Chestnut Hill is home to some of the most amazing turn-of-the-century architecture and we are pleased to present you with a truly rare find. Circa 1890, this elegant and distinctive Victorian has so much to offer. The lush perennial gardens surrounding the home enhance the already striking stone construction and impressive fenestration with arched, brick lintels above every gorgeous, double-hung window. Look closely at each window where the upper sash sports one of many multi-light muntin layouts. This fabulous home is topped with prominent gabled dormers. The covered front portico welcomes you inside where you will find a vestibule entrance...
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Posted on 05/24/2022
300 E Durham Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119 now has a new price of $625,000!
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 05/22/2022
Japandi Design Style: Understanding the Basics
Japandi is the name of a contemporary design trend combining elements from several styles. Mostly regarded as a mix of Japanese design and Scandinavian design, the Japandi style is modern and minimalist while staying cozy. If you’re interested in learning more about Japandi style, here are the basic elements to look for: Natural Materials Japandi style favors natural...
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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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