Archive for Pocono Real Estate

The Pros and Cons of House Hunting with Kids

If you need more room for your growing family, or you’re simply relocating to a new town during the summer months, you may be wondering if bringing your kids along on the house hunting journey is a good idea. In my experience, there are pros and cons to having kids with you as you try […]

Picking the Right Home Versus the “Perfect Home”

Buying a home is exciting. A new neighborhood. More space. A yard. A shorter commute. There are all kinds of reasons people get amped up to go house hunting online and start dreaming of a new home. But when the market is competitive and sellers have an advantage, finding a home that is truly “perfect” […]

What’s a Walkability Score?

Walk Score is a company which “analyzes hundreds of walking routes to nearby amenities. Points are awarded based on the distance to amenities in each category. Amenities within a 5 minute walk (.25 miles) are given maximum points. A decay function is used to give points to more distant amenities, with no points given after […]

Understanding Pocket Listings in Real Estate

Not every home sold gets a shiny new for sale sign out front. Some change hands quickly and quietly without any public advertising whatsoever. In the industry, these are known as “pocket listings.” Pocket listings are sometimes referred to as “coming soon” listings or “whisper” listings. Pocket listings used to be the domain of the […]

How to Avoid Common Earnest Money Errors

Earnest money is a great way to show a seller you’re serious about the offer you’re making on their home. By placing a portion of what amounts to your down payment on the table to demonstrate your commitment to follow-through on the contract, you’re saying “I love this home and I’m ready to go.” But […]

What is Virtual Home Staging?

When it comes to marketing and selling a home, staging can be a powerful tool. Some may argue that home staging isn’t worth the cost, but there are many good arguments for making the investment in a professional home stager. Staging not only helps a home sell faster in many cases, but it can also […]

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 House Hunting with Kids

March 20, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

Picking the Right Home Versus the “Perfect Home”

March 18, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

What’s a Walkability Score?

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

Understanding Pocket Listings in Real Estate

March 11, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

The Pros and Cons of House Hunting with Kids

March 20, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

Picking the Right Home Versus the “Perfect Home”

March 18, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

What’s a Walkability Score?

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

Understanding Pocket Listings in Real Estate

March 11, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

The Pros and Cons of House Hunting with Kids

March 20, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

Picking the Right Home Versus the “Perfect Home”

March 18, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate

What’s a Walkability Score?

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

Understanding Pocket Listings in Real Estate

March 11, 2019
by: Tanya Clothier • Pocono Real Estate