Hearthside Happenings

What Homeowners Insurance Do You Need?

When it comes to protecting one of your biggest investments, basic homeowners insurance might not be enough.
Posted by Joe Carelli on May 19, 2020 in  CBH  Coldwell Banker  Home Insurance  Real Estate
Your home is one of the biggest purchases that you will make in your lifetime, and it’s important for you to know your options when it comes to protecting your investment. You might assume you just need a good basic homeowners insurance policy and then you’re good to go, but there’s a bit more to it than that. Different policies cover different types of claims. For example, most basic policies protect you if your house is burglarized, or if a tree falls on your roof, or a car crashes through you... read more
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Why Walkability Matters in Your Home Search

Explore the importance of walkability in your neighborhood.
Posted by Joe Carelli on May 18, 2020 in  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  Real Estate  Walkability
Studies have shown that residents of walkable homes benefit from tremendous economic, health, and economic gains compared to those who live in areas where cars are the dominant mode of getting around. I want to take a few moments to look into why walkability matters for homeowners, and how you can leverage walkability to protect and grow your home investment dollars.  Walkability is in Vogue As cities continue to grow in popularity, these areas also offer homeowners the ability to increase the appreciation t... read more
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Market Update: April 2020

Let's take a look at the data for Bucks, Lehigh Valley, Montgomery, Bucks, Mercer and Chester County.
Posted by Joe Carelli on May 14, 2020 in  Bucks  Chester  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  Lehigh Valley  Montgomery  Philadelphia  Real Estate
WHAT’S HAPPENING NOWIt goes without saying that we are continuing to work through extraordinary adverse circumstances due to COVID-19. With April in the rearview, the data is reflective of the situation at hand in conjunction with the PA’s legislative response which was implemented in late March. INVENTORY: Bucks County:  -49.8% to 1,406         (2019: 2,801)                ... read more
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6 Do It Yourself Home Hacks

Don’t stress over home repairs and other issues around the house; try these hacks instead!
Posted by Joe Carelli on May 13, 2020 in  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  Do It Yourself  Home Hacks  Real Estate
Be your own handyman hero, there's no better time to upgrade your home for maximum convenience than right now! With a few easy, creative do it yourself hacks you can make use of the resources in your possession, save time and money. You no longer have stress when things break around the house when you have a few tricks up your sleeve. Once you see how easy it can be to take care of those pesky problems around your home, that existential dread will fade away when those inevitable little projects pop up out of the b... read more
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There are two types of people. Those of us who prefer a peaceful night at home versus going out on the town. These people are living their best lives right now, no longer needing an excuse to want to burrow under the blankets, snacks in hand while binging their favorite show. We are willing to bet however that even those who would much rather a night at home versus the crowded bars are feeling a bit caged upright now. Those among us who were extroverts always on the move, never one for sitting still might be findi... read more
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