Hearthside Happenings

Philly Real Estate Tax Abatement May Change

For the first time in close to two decades, a significant Philly real estate tax break may see changes under the law.
Posted by Joe Carelli on December 09, 2019 in  CBH  Coldwell Banker  Philadelphia  Philly  Real Estate
For the first time in close to two decades, a significant Philly real estate tax break may see changes under the law. The Philadelphia City Council is reviewing evidence and hearing arguments relating to the 10-year tax abatement law. The President of the council, Darrell L. Clarke, is seeking to pass a bill that will essentially halve the total tax exemption for new residential construction. While there have been many attempts to change this law in the past 20 years, this effort has a higher predicted chance of pa... read more
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Mortgage Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Home

Once you’ve made the commitment to buy a house, make sure you avoid these mortgage mishaps.
Posted by Joe Carelli on December 05, 2019 in  CBH  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  finance  Mortgage  Real Estate  Tips
If you’re in the market for a new home, most likely you're also in the market for a mortgage. However, once you’re approved for a loan, you need to be careful to avoid the mortgage mistakes that can make you hit the reset button on your home buying dreams.  After the process of searching for the perfect home, you probably are ready to kick back and breathe a sigh of relief once you’ve found the one. Buyer beware though, just because you’ve made the commitment to buy, and the sellers ha... read more
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Waking Up In The Winter

Struggling to beat those winter blues and wake up? We are here to help!
Posted by Joe Carelli on December 04, 2019 in  #familyfirst  CBH  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  dogs  lifestyle  tips  winter
The most wonderful time of the year doesn’t necessarily equate to the most wonderful mornings of the year. The summer days of screaming out “carpe diem!” as sunlight bursts through the blinds and bathes you in warmth are gone. The days of winter screaming out “five more minutes” every five minutes for an hour are the reality this time of year. While the sun might get to sleep in a little bit later, you don’t share the same privilege. The existential dread of retreating from the s... read more
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December Happenings

What's happening in Bucks, Montgomery, Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia
Posted by Joe Carelli on December 03, 2019 in  #familyfirst  Bucks  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  December  Holidays  Lehigh Valley  Montgomery  Philadelphia  Philly
We are officially deep into the holiday season, lights all around us accompanied by the sweet smell of pinecone and nutmeg. We are on the edge of 2019, with days before the dawn of a new decade. Use this month to reflect on those around you while you cherish every moment with them. Be mindful to slow down this chaotic season in order to savor every minute. We wish everybody a happy and healthy holiday season surrounded by those you love!If you are looking for ways to beat the cold there is a lot of movies... read more
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Condos Versus Single-Family Home

Your guide to which is best for you.
Posted by Joe Carelli on December 02, 2019 in  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  Condos  Housing  listings  Public Housing  real estate  Single family
For first-time and other not-so-expert buyers, making the choice between a condo or a single-family home can be a challenge. Both of these property types are common starter homes, and while they often come in similar size configurations, that is where the similarities stop. Condos and single-family homes come with wildly different ownership qualities and financial obligations, and it is critical that buyers understand that before making an offer on either property type. Let’s take a look at condos versus sing... read more
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