Sellers nab highest profit in nearly a decade in 2016

Sellers nab highest profit in nearly a decade in 2016

Feb 9, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

In 2016, homesellers saw an average of 21 percent gain on their homes. Those who sold last year, on average, received $38,206 more than they paid for their home.

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Affording a down payment in Philadelphia takes an average of 3.8 years, study reports

Affording a down payment in Philadelphia takes an average of 3.8 years, study reports

Feb 8, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Thanks to the lowest average income on the list, at $38,253, as well as the ninth-highest home prices at an average of $145,300, saving for a down payment may take a while. Philadelphia landed in eighth out of the 15 cities studied.

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Pa. ranks as one of the best states to retire

Pa. ranks as one of the best states to retire

Feb 7, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Pennsylvania was recently named the 11th best state to retire, according to WalletHub.

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Americans are 'cautiously optimistic' about housing market in 2017

Americans are ‘cautiously optimistic’ about housing market in 2017

Feb 6, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Sixty-nine percent of respondents reported that they think the housing market will be better in 2017 than it was in 2016.

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Real estate pro offers advice on those hard-to-sell homes

Real estate pro offers advice on those hard-to-sell homes

Feb 3, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Real estate professional and author Matt Parker offers his expert advice to help sell homes.

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2016 existing-home sales hit highest peak since 2006

2016 existing-home sales hit highest peak since 2006

Feb 2, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

2016 was the best year for existing home sales in the past decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

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Kathy McQuilkin inducted as PAR's 94th president

Kathy McQuilkin inducted as PAR’s 94th president

Feb 1, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Exton Realtor® Kathleen McQuilkin was installed as the 2017 PAR president last evening.

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Winter months are when buyers are more likely to find deals

Winter months are when buyers are more likely to find deals

Jan 31, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Home prices in January and February were, on average, 8.45 percent lower than homes listed in the summer months, June through August.

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Mortgage rates causing hesitations in first-time homebuyers

Mortgage rates causing hesitations in first-time homebuyers

Jan 30, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

The rise of mortgage rates at the end of 2016 is causing some would-be first-time homebuyers a little hesitation in house hunting this spring.

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