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While you might be an excellent, all-around handyman, deciphering what system of your home is not working takes a well-seasoned eye and ear—not just someone who has “seen it all before”, but someone who sees it all the time. Standing Water Anytime you are finding standing water in your home, it’s time to call a plumber. Whether it’s your water heater, toilet, or sink, a plumber can see if there is more than meets the eye. Typically, standing water is a sign of a much larger p... read more
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Renovation Permits and You

Posted by Cynthia Rundatz on March 01, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Renovate
What should you do if you purchased a home that was remodeled without permits? This is not an easy question to answer, and if you're really interested in a property, it pays to go into negotiations with your eyes wide open to the possible repercussions. 5 Reasons Why Homeowners Do Remodels Without Permits There are several reasons for homeowners not to secure permits for their home improvements. Remodeling permits can cost too much: Permits are typically based on the price of the project. Say you've built... read more
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To renovate or not to renovate? That is the question.

Posted by Stephanie Thibodeau on February 25, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Renovate
Answer: It depends. Ask your agent. How is the Market? What is the condition of the homes in your neighborhood? What is the likely return on investment? Many sellers put way too much money into fixing up their homes before listing them for sale. Or worse, they make renovation mistakes like putting granite counter tops on old worn cabinets. Talk to your agent long before you swing a hammer. She can help you weigh the pros and cons of renovation.   Selling a Home in "As Is" Condition Let's say that the property ... read more
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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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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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