Archives: December 2015

Emergency Ready Kit

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends that all Americans have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs. It is recommended that the Ready Kit should be assembled well in advance of an emergency. The concept is to be able to survive for at […]

Forced Savings

One of the big banks has a voluntary program available that transfers $100 each month from your checking account to your savings account. In five years, the account owner would have over $5,000 because of a type of forced savings. Similarly, when a person buys a home with a standard amortizing loan, each month, a […]

More Equity…More Options

The more equity in your home, the more options you have. Since equity is determined by the difference between value and what is owed on a property, when homes lost value during the Great Recession, homeowners’ equity decreased. Negative equity occurs when the value is less than the mortgage owed. According to CoreLogic, 91% of […]

2015 Year in Review: The Economy and National Real Estate Market

This time of year, many people like to take a moment and reflect on the year that has passed, whether it’s reflecting on good memories or how the nation is doing financially. Today, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the economy and what this year’s trends meant for real estate. A Brief Look […]

14 Franklin Ave. Flourtown, PA 19031

Fabulous Flourtown, PA Duplex! Springfield Township, Montgomery County. Each unit features 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Eat in kitchen and wonderful large yard! You’ll love the walkability of this suburban location in the heart of Flourtown in Springfield School District.  Close to all Major Roads, Brand New Movie Tavern, Flourtown Farmers Market, Close to Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Morris […]

Two things everyone needs to know about plumbing

The first thing every homeowner needs to know about plumbing is how to turn the water off in case of an emergency. It’s like having a fire extinguisher; you hope you never need it but you want it just in case you do. Generally, the cutoff is in the front of the home. There may […]

Look at a Rental This Way

Appreciation, tax advantages, cash flow, leverage and equity build-up contribute to the rate of return on rental real estate. If that sounds confusing and it’s keeping you from investing in rentals, try looking at it a different way. Consider this, look at only cash flow and equity build-up to determine whether to buy the property. […]

3 Benefits of Selling Your Home During the Holidays

As the holidays are approaching, many people are busy decorating their homes, lighting the tree, and marking their calendars to visit friends and family. With all the busyness of the season, you might be wondering if now you should even attempt to sell your home. Any potential home buyers are also busy attending get-togethers or traveling […]