On the eve of April 18th, 1775 two men set out on, what would become, a historical journey. Both men had great intentions and failure was not an option. One was better prepared than the other and thus history remembers him best. William Dawes mounted his steed and rode into the night, combing the countryside, warning everyone … [Read more...] about Your Home Should be Revered by House Buyers
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Big Question, Simple Answer Before I get to the answer of does the perfect house exist, I will break down the question into several thoughts of what the perfect house might be using a house purchase example. In some cases, I will refer to the location where I practice real estate which is Berks County, Pennsylvania. It will not … [Read more...] about Does the Perfect House Exist?
At one time or another we all have experiences we regret. Some of these experiences are small and insignificant. Others may have a greater impact on your life or the lives of those you care about. A decision to sell your home is well worth 60 minutes with me. There are several decisions I have made during my 51 years on earth, … [Read more...] about 60 Minutes You Will Not Regret
Living in Berks County, Pennsylvania creates challenges. One of them is the weather in January and February. The bucket truck (cherry picker, if you prefer) runs on diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid. Not the best combination with close to or sub-zero temps. On this below 20 degree snowy day she performed admirably. While the … [Read more...] about The Bucket Truck Rolls in the Snow and Plays in the Cold
There are hundreds of products and services that go into building a home. It looks like there will be more as the homes getting smarter all the time. Advances in technology are introducing devices that will make homes more intelligent. The massive tech giant, Google, is betting on it. Recently they purchased a company called … [Read more...] about Homes Getting Smarter ~ Will Real Estate Agents Keep up?
Home Price is Important Selling anything can have its challenges. In order to complete a sale you eventually need a buyer. In the case of selling a home you may call on the services of a real estate broker / agent. The buyer of the house may employ the services of a broker / agent as well. The buyer may also need a mortgage and … [Read more...] about How Many People Does it Take to Agree on a Home Price?
When a buyer and seller enter into an agreement of sale to purchase real estate in Berks County, it is a common practice for the buyer to provide deposit money. The deposit money is often recognized as a sign of good faith and commitment from the purchaser to honor their obligation to purchase the real estate. 35 Years ago … [Read more...] about Where Has the Deposit Money Gone?
Thinking of or trying to sell your Berks County home? Maybe it is time for some home improvements. Do you wonder if a new color of paint would make a difference? Maybe you think the kitchen appliances or the counter top look dated. You can look at photos of other homes to get an idea of what changes may help and wonder how they … [Read more...] about Digital Perspective on Berks County Home Improvements