Archive for February, 2019

Get a final walk-through before closing!

When I’m representing buyers in a deal, I always like to be sure a “final walk-through” is included prior to closing. This is especially true in a market where desperate and less-than-reputable sellers may try and walk out with the fixtures. While that may sound a little extreme, the final walk-through can head-off conflict before […]

The Truth Behind Renting vs. Buying a Home

Are you doing the math these days around renting versus buying a home? Trying to decide if you can afford to buy? If so, you’ve probably Googled one of the many “rent versus buy” calculators out there to help you get a handle on your budget. True, they’re helpful, and they can also help clue […]

When is it time to upgrade a house?

Sometimes a perfectly nice home in fine shape simply won’t sell. Fresh paint, fine curb appeal, a solid neighborhood… and no offers. Sellers are baffled and irritated. “But I’ve been living in this home ten years! There’s nothing wrong with it!” Often the culprit is “functional obsolescence.” Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Investopedia […]

For Buyers Seeking Closing Credits

If you’re buying a home, you probably know that it’s not uncommon to negotiate for credits at closing depending on a wide range of issues. But as a buyer, there are some things you should know before you begin this negotiation process. Here are some tips for buyers seeking closing credits: 1. Closing credits are […]

The pros and cons of a home equity line of credit

Part of the financial power of home ownership resides in your home’s equity. Unlike rent, which goes into a landlord’s pocket, the equity you build in your home can be a useful financial tool when the time is right. Home equity is defined as, “a homeowner’s unencumbered interest in their real property—that is, the difference […]

How to keep a healthy house during flu season

The peak of flu season tends to be between December and February, and during these months a little extra cleaning can really pay off. When we go out and about, we can easily bring home the flu virus, and it can continue to be a threat on surfaces throughout the home. Using a disinfectant registered […]

Medical debts treated differently under FICO 9 scoring

Have major medical debts kept you from securing a mortgage? Have you found the terms of loans you’re able to qualify for too expensive? All of that might change soon due to an upgrade to the FICO credit scoring system. The new score is called FICO 9, and it aims to provide assistance to millions […]

Have you considered adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

Years ago, it wasn’t so uncommon to have multiple generations living in the same home. Sometimes these were aging parents moving back in with their kids, and other times they were college students getting their finances in order after graduation. Many homeowners utilized extra space in their home to create independent apartments or separate living […]

What is an RCFE?

As boomers age, more and more people want to stay in their own homes or avoid large, institutional settings. A sweet spot between these two options is something called an RCFE, or Residential Care Facility for the Elderly.   Though they’re also known by other names, the concept is the same… elderly residents live together […]

Where to Find Renovation Inspiration Online

You probably don’t need a scientific study to tell you that the kitchen is one of the most used spaces in a family home. It serves as a hub for food, a communal space for gathering, and often a message center for family traffic. Some consider it the “brain” of the home. While giant master […]

What’s a native plant garden?

April 24, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

Use Common Sense When Buying a Flipped Home

April 19, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

Tips to improve your home without breaking the bank

April 17, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

Lower Your Water Bill: Plug Common Leaks

April 15, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

What’s a native plant garden?

April 24, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

Use Common Sense When Buying a Flipped Home

April 19, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

Tips to improve your home without breaking the bank

April 17, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

Lower Your Water Bill: Plug Common Leaks

April 15, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

What’s a native plant garden?

April 24, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

Use Common Sense When Buying a Flipped Home

April 19, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

Tips to improve your home without breaking the bank

April 17, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

Lower Your Water Bill: Plug Common Leaks

April 15, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate