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Winter Ready: Your Guide To Winterizing Your Home

Make sure your house is ready to withstand the winter weather with these tips
Posted by Joe Carelli on December 12, 2019 in  CBH  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  Home  Real Estate  Winter  Winterize
Depending on what part of the country you live in, with the beginning of the fall season you may have already experienced some frosty weather and the issues that can come from it. As winter approaches, potential problems caused by cold, wet, and icy conditions will only get worse, so it’s critical to make sure that you are making all of the necessary preparations ahead of time to keep your home protected and ready to bear the burden of the coming winter months.   Don’t worry, winterizing your home ... read more
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What is Xeriscaping?

Learn how Xeriscaping can benefit you as a homeowner.
Posted by Joe Carelli on December 11, 2019 in  #familyfirst  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  gardens  home  landscaping  real estate  xeriscaping
Xeriscaping is defined as a style of landscaping that requires little to no irrigation essential in desert-like climates. While Montgomery County is not exactly a desert- drought-resistant xeriscaping offers homeowners substantial benefits over traditional landscaping and lawn maintenance. There is a widespread perception that choosing to xeriscape, or use drought-resistant techniques to landscape your home own property- means that you have to kiss greenery and plant life goodbye. However, this is far from the case... read more
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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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