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  Congratulations to the people of Egypt! We all are well aware of the recent history-making take down of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power since 1981 and has brought on a level of political corruption unfathomable to even today's standard. But how aware is everyone on Face...
  Location, Location, Location! These are words we as real estate professionals live by just the same as pitchers do. The Philadelphia Phillies are arguably the most successful baseball franchise during the past 5 years! That span culminated in 1 World Series Championship (2008), another World S...
If you are selling your house, or thinking of selling a home in the future, you may question whether you need to contract the services of a real estate agent or simply take on the task by yourself? Below are my Top 10 Reasons to hire a real estate professional to sell your home: Exposure - Yes, y...
REAL ESTATE SCAMS Conspiracy, Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, Bank Fraud and Laundering. These are the main indictment charges against one Anthony DeMarco, owner-operator of a Real Estate Investment company operating out of Philadelphia, PA (Grrrr... My home town) and his crew. I read thi...
THe walk-in closet has fast become an important feature to home buyers during the past 10 years. Watch any home show on tv and you will hear buyers rave about walk-in closets and plenty of closet space as much as the kitchens and baths. THe walk-in closet not only symbolizes convenience and luxur...
Why it is so important for an agent and the loan officer to cross-reference closing costs prior to an offer! Recently, I closed a transaction where the buyer wanted to ask for $8,000 in seller assistance on a FHA loan purchase. Both myself and the listing agent (I represented the buyer who also w...
                              Philadelphia is a great city to live in! We have world class restaurants, incredible shopping, tons of history and museums to take in sights, real people with real opinions, AWESOME Sports Teams and venues, and the list goes on and on and.....  Unfortunately, we have...
Are you GREEN? In Philadelphia, that usually refers to the typical fan following the Eagles. But in modern real estate terms, that means only one thing - Are You Environmentally conscious? There are many benefits to living a GREEN lifestyle! Saving is the key word. Saving the earth! Saving money...
Old City, Home of Both History and Revelry Spanning from Front to Sixth Streets east to west and bounded by Vine and Walnut Streets north to south, Olde City is quite the paradox. Tourists and families enjoy the historic side of Olde City, as it is the area where the Quakers and William Penn firs...
          YOU THINK THAT's ANNOYING?       If you have read some of my other posts, you will know I am a big fan of Facebook. And I may even be guilty of an annoying facebook post from time to time. But some agents go above and beyond to really annoy the Facebook community. So this blog is dedica...

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