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Purchasing your next Home using a 203-K Renovation Loan

Perfect when your dream home needs some major repairs!
Posted by Dave Marcolla on January 27, 2019 in  As-is  farmhouse  fixer upper  historic  home buyer  investment  property  real estate  Real Estate Advice  Remodeling  Renovate
Purchasing your next Home using a 203-K Renovation Loan  Purchasing a home using a renovation loan can be an amazing opportunity or a huge nightmare.  The difference lies in being educated about the process, your budget and making smart decisions! Recently, clients of mine purchased a home that was their dream home.  They just knew it was the one for them.  It had the perfect school district, great community, quiet neighborhood and just the right layout and space for their family.  But, t... read more
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Can waiting to buy your next home actually cost you more money?

Time is money. Let's look at the numbers.
Posted by Dave Marcolla on January 21, 2019 in  Bucks County  Bucks County PA  Help with Housing  home buyer  investment  Real Estate Advice
Can waiting to buy your next home actually cost you more money?Good news...this one's an easy one!  Let's look at the facts.  What makes up "cost" when it comes to buying a home?  2 things...price of the home and interest rate on the mortgage make up the cost to you of owning a home (excluding of course taxes and maintaining the property).  Now, nothing is guaranteed but based on history and what we know about the market today, it's a pretty good bet to expect both home prices and mortgage rates... read more
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Top 5 Reasons to List your Bucks County Home Now!

Here's why now is a good time to sell...
Posted by Dave Marcolla on January 13, 2019 in  Bucks County  downsizing  Help with Housing  home buyer  investment  New Hope  Newtown  property  real estate  Sell your home  Selling in Winter
Top 5 Reasons to List your Bucks County Home Now!Thinking for selling?  Have always been told spring is the time to sell, right?  Well...let's think about that.  There are 5 (well at least 5) reasons I can think of that might throw that advice out the window in 2019!1 - In order to maximize return on your investment and sell your home for top dollar, you want the least amount of competition possible.  When there are more choices for buyers to choose from, competition increases and your sale pric... read more
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4 Renovation Tips to Sell your Bucks County Home for Top Dollar this Spring

Now is the time to take the steps to maximize the return on your investment
Posted by Dave Marcolla on January 04, 2019 in  Bucks County  Bucks County PA  Curb Appeal  investment  property  real estate  Real Estate Advice  Renovate  restoration  Sell your home
4 Renovation Tips to Sell your Bucks County Home for Top Dollar this SpringWhat sells homes in Bucks County?  You've probably heard it before, and it still holds true.  Kitchens, bathrooms and curb appeal!  There...in 3 sentences you've already got 3 of the tips.  But how much renovation do YOU need to do?  Over-improving can be your worst enemy.  That's why the 4th renovation tip is the key.  Consult a Realtor experienced with renovations and remodels!1 - For many families i... read more
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Should Bucks County Home Owners know what a 1031 Exchange is?

1031 Exchanges can mean significant tax impacts for Bucks County Home Owners
Posted by Dave Marcolla on November 29, 2018 in  Bucks County  investment  real estate  Real Estate Advice
Should Bucks County Home Owners know what a 1031 Exchange is?Absolutely!   Let's start with the basics. Are you considering selling a home or investment property in Bucks County? Using those proceeds to purchase a similar valued property? Thanks to IRC Section 1031, a properly structured 1031 exchange allows an investor to sell a property, to reinvest the proceeds in a new property and to defer all capital gain taxes. Great news, right?!Since I'm not a CPA, I can't say enough to contact one to&n... read more
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