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Real Estate Agent - Smart Green Realty
Getting to Green. By making older homes and buildings more energy efficient, you make a smart investment. Buildings that save energy sell faster and for more money. They cost less to run--cutting your utility bills. They are healthier and more comfortable to live in--with less mold and fewer allergens...preventing drafts and hot and cold rooms.
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http://www.trendmls.com/MLS/Report/MemberListingReport.aspx   4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths in popular Flourtown Gardens. Move in ready...open floor plan...hardwood floors. Super family room. Springfield/Montgomery County schools. You'll never want to move!
03/07/2014
*Get rid of popcorn ceilings. Buyers hate them. They make a house look dated and cheap. **Replace stained and worn carpet. Buyers prefer hardwood, but if you have carpet, new fresh carpet really makes a room zing.  ***Paint! New paint makes a house instantly more attractive and valuable. Blood re...
02/14/2014
I want the BEST for my clients. My goal is to find them the home that works best for their budgets and their lives. I want them to get a Great Deal and I want them to love their home. **With interest rates at 4.3%, it really makes a lot of sense to go for the pricier, move in ready, bigger house....
02/01/2014
I sell mostly older homes that aren't energy efficient. How great would it be if buyers could roll the cost of energy saving upgrades into their mortgages upfront? Take a $300,000 house with a 15 year old furnace, no central air and little insulation. What if the buyers could get a mortgage for $...
01/28/2014
Repeat after me: "My house is now a product." Yes, your children grew up there. You took your holiday pictures in the front yard. Yes, you've spent lots of money on maintenance and remodeling. But now you are selling. Step back. Buy Starr Osborne's book Home Staging That Works. Put away the famil...
01/19/2014
Philadelphia has a great climate: Four seasons....Long spring and fall...Winter not too brutal. It is very rare that our winter temperatures drop below 20 degrees. Philly is famous for its row houses: rows of townhouses that share walls with the townhouses on either side. That makes them cheaper ...
01/19/2014
I liked the home inspector right way. He was a retired, electrical engineer who loved old houses. He invited us to speak up if we noticed anything. The buyers--a young couple--were there. The wife's Dad and her uncle came too. The Dad found the leak in the garage. The young wife found they key cl...
01/19/2014
I liked the home inspector right away. He was a retired electrical engineer who loved old houses. He invited us to speak up if we noticed anything. The home was a 90 year old, city rowhouse. Besides the inspector, there were the buyers--a young couple, the wife's father, and her uncle--a contract...
01/19/2014
 Sadly, four of my clients have come to regret buying the cool house with the hour-long commute. They all had jobs with non-rush-hour hours. They all liked driving. But a long drive gets old fast. It costs at least 50-cents a mile to commute....when you factor in wear and tear and maintenance as ...
12/15/2013
A classic "granny" house in a popular school district: wall paper, old kitchen, only one bath! Asking $289. Only 3 days after it hit the market, my buyers offered asking price with a contingency to sell their rehabbed, nearby house on a busier street. Huffy listing agent immedidately rejected it....
09/11/2013
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