What is Market Value vs Assessed Value in Philadelphia

When it’s time to sell your Philadelphia home, there can be some confusion when determining the value. If you REALLY want to know what it is worth, you can pay to have an appraisal done. An agent should be able to provide you with detailed CMA reports, letting you know what is going on in … Continued

What It REALLY Costs To Sell Your Home in Philadelphia

Listing your home isn’t free. There are costs, chores and a lot of work that goes into getting your home ready for the market. Before you list your home, think about the time, energy and money that go into it. If you have a direct buyer, with a great offer, it is often preferred to … Continued

Costs of Listing With An Agent in Philadelphia

When selling your Philadelphia home, don’t rush into signing with an agent until you run some numbers and learn about all of your options. There are many costs of listing with an agent, sometimes a direct sell is a more lucrative choice. Educate yourself on all scenarios before you sign a listing agreement that binds you … Continued

What are Closing Costs Exactly in Philadelphia?

You’ve likely heard about closing costs, but do you know everything that they include? Check out our closing cost “FAQ” to learn more about what closing costs are all about. What Are Closing Costs Exactly in Philadelphia? Closing costs refer to all of the fees that must be paid at the closing table. Depending on … Continued

Can a house be sold while in probate in Philadelphia PA?

Probate is the process of reassigning the property to the beneficiaries after the person dies. When a person passes away they leave their loved ones and their property behind. Sometimes the last will or the Testate is left behind by the person and in some cases it is not. Whatever is the situation, the property … Continued

What happens when you inherit a house in PA?

Inheriting a house is one of the few big surprises that life brings us sometimes. But what happens when you inherit a house in PA? As much as you may want to keep an inherited house, sometimes you may be forced to consider putting it up for sale. Well, selling an inherited house can be … Continued

Short Sale vs Foreclosure – What’s the Difference in Philadelphia?

Whether you’re a buyer or a borrower/seller, a short sale, and foreclosure each present different advantages and difficulties. What Is A Foreclosure In Philadelphia, PA? In simple terms… “A foreclosed home is one in which the owner is unable to make his mortgage loan payments and the bank repossessed the home” (source).  If you stop … Continued