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Five Steps For Staging Your Home

If you want your house to sell fast, then staging is a must.
Posted by Joe Carelli on January 09, 2020 in  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  Home  Real Estate  Staging  Tips
Staging your home to sell is not just a topic for an HGTV special; staging truly makes a difference! If you want your home to sell quickly, and for a good price, then you need to be prepared to stage your house. In fact, homes that are staged before listing sell within an average of 23 days, compared to 143 days for unstaged homes! Think of it as putting your home’s best foot forward; you want to make an excellent first impression. If you’re working with a professional real estate agent, then they will... read more
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Feeling inspired by this Turkish-styled home you will find yourself wishing “Hos geldiniz!” to all who step foot in your home.  This Turkish expression is intended to welcome others and it is simply impossible to feel unwelcome at 20 Turkey Lane in Furlong, Pennsylvania. The Turkish slate-covered porch hugs the exquisite exterior of this home. The European influence of this abode radiates an aura of relaxation, rejuvenation and recreation after an exhausting day. Great things are everywhere in thi... read more
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Solar Energy in PA: What You Need To Know

Does solar energy make sense for you?
Posted by Joe Carelli on January 07, 2020 in  CBH  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  energy  financial  pa  pennsylvania  Solar Energy
There are a lot of reasons to make the switch to solar energy although the costs and logistics can seem intimidating. Solar panels in your home can be a great way to dramatically cut your energy bill and benefit the environment by reducing your carbon footprint through the means of clean, renewable solar energy. Solar panels typically require minimal maintenance, and due to independence from foreign oils and fossil fuels avert increasing energy costs. Solar penetration in Pennsylvania, however, remains at a low. Ma... read more
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HOA: What You Need To Know

If you are considering a HOA here is some tips to consider before.
Posted by Joe Carelli on January 06, 2020 in  CBH  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  HOA  Homeowner Association  Real Estate
Whether you’re buying a home or condo in Philly, Bucks County, Montgomery County, or anywhere in between, you need to have a basic understanding of homeowner’s associations- what they do, what they charge, and what you need to avoid. There are a lot of great reasons to move into an HOA community such often including included pools, gyms, landscaping, built-in community and more. There is also a lot of basic information to understand before buying a home or condo in an HOA. If you are debating making the... read more
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The Hidden Do-It-Yourself Considerations

Before you start up the saw, make sure you've thought about these 6 key factors when it comes to making house repairs
Posted by Joe Carelli on January 03, 2020 in  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  Do-It-Yourself  Home  HomeInspo  House  Renovations
It’s a pretty common assumption that in order to sell your house for top dollar you should expect to make some renovations to give buyers what they want. However, which renovations can you do yourself and which should you leave for the pros? Of course, the answer to this depends on several factors such as your skill level, budget and how much time you have on your hands. While taking on projects on your own can be fulfilling a huge perk of owning a home, we do encourage thoughtful consideration. If you are ... read more
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