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Is it time to Buy or Sell? What this Strong Market Means to you…

May 28, 2013

With home sales strong this spring and home prices rising, is this a good time to buy or a better time to sell?  The answer is: both!  With interest rates still at historic lows and with the April median home sale price hitting an all time high, buyers and sellers will both win in this market.

Read more here: http://www.parjustlisted.com/archives/18039?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=e81ad3a65d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_source=PAR+Just+Listed+Daily+E-News&utm_term=0_1ed4ab7867-e81ad3a65d-219755114#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed

If you would like to consult on your special situation or the market in your particular area, please give me a call!

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Preferred
O.        610.363.6006
C.        610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054

Moving Tips from the Pros

May 16, 2013

For all my clients and anyone else who is planning a move, moving truck

this 5-page brochure from Allied and Realtor.com gives some great tips on moving. http://marketing.realtor.com/tips/RDC_Moving_Tips.pdf

If you have specific questions, please let me know!

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Preferred
O.        610.363.6006
C.        610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054

 

Sellers Market Means Buyers Need to Make Their First Offer Count!

May 2, 2013

The tide is turning.  In some parts of the country, agents are reporting great difficulty in getting their buyers’ offers accepted.  There are more offers and they are being made within days of good properties being listed in the MLS.

The Kiplinger letter recently published an article outlining some of the strategies buyers can use to ensure their offer is not only considered, but is more likely to be accepted.  Read more here:  http://www.kiplinger.com/article/real-estate/T010-C000-S002-make-your-home-offer-irresistible-to-sellers.html

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Preferred
O.        610.363.6006
C.        610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054

New Starts Topped 1M in March!

April 18, 2013

It has been a while, but this milestone is just one more indication that the housing market is spurring on economic recovery.  Talk to most Realtors(R) and you will likely hear that the market is strong this Spring.  lumber

Combined with low inventory, prices have recovered to roughly 2005 levels, and houses priced well are selling fast.

If you would like to know what your house is worth in today’s market, give me or your favorite Realtor(R) a call!

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Preferred
O.        610.363.6006
C.        610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054

Tax Appeal in Chester County

April 2, 2013

tsc video shot tax appeal

In Chester County PA, the tax appeal process runs from May through August and anyone can appeal.  See this video for more information.

http://talkshowconnections.com/patty-cunningham/tenacity-offer

With housing values down, many residents can benefit from a tax appeal.  The filing fee with the County is minimal and I can help you through the process.

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Preferred
O.        610.363.6006
C.        610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054

Home Improvements to AVOID!

March 28, 2013

There are some things that should not be considered home improvements because they do not add value to your home.

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If you absolutely have to have it, just keep in mind that it is for your benefit only and will probably be a difficult item to overcome when you want to sell your home.  The rule of thumb is to conform to the norm in your community.

See this article on Yahoo.com for a more in-depth look at home improvement projects to avoid:  http://homes.yahoo.com/news/5-home-upgrades-avoid-192722991.html

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Preferred
O.        610.363.6006
C.        610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054

Talk Show Connections…

March 11, 2013

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Local business persons in SE PA are interviewed on the web, here: http://talkshowconnections.com/.  Find out who has been sitting under the spotlight (besides myself) and what they have to say!

Patty Cunningham, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Preferred
O.        610.363.6006
C.        610.659.4669
Lic # RS294054