Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team explains a frequently misunderstood term in the real estate market.
We frequently have buyers asking us about pre-foreclosure homes that they found on the internet. There are many sites that will give consumers this type of information. Most of these homes are not listed for sale, but some buyers want to know if they can still see the property with the possibility of buying it. Pre-foreclosure simply means that a homeowner has fallen behind on their mortgage payments. And while a foreclosure may eventually happen, at the current time, the home is still rightfully owned by the mortgagor (i.e. homeowner). It does NOT mean that the home is available for sale. In fact, that home may never be available for sale. In most cases, a homeowner does NOT want to sell OR lose their home to a foreclosure. The …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team shares an example why sellers need to be careful and not be drawn in by something that sounds too good to be true
There are many ways to sell a house: listing it with a REALTOR©, for sale by owner, the “We Buy Houses” quick sale businesses, real estate auctions, find a friend or relative willing to buy it ... When it comes to selling, there is no magic pill. Time and again, no one is going to pay more than market value for your home but you can be sure, many people will gladly take a home off your hands if they can get it for well below market value. As a seller, it is critical to know the true market value for your home so 1) you don’t end up sitting on it forever waiting for it to sell at an unrealistic price and 2) so you don’t “give it away” by selling it for significantly less than it is worth. Buyers need to be equally as careful so they do …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Both sides have chosen to end discussions regarding a possible merger
The following joint statement was released this afternoon: Abington Health and Holy Redeemer Health System have decided to end discussions regarding a potential partnership to create a larger health system. Together we had a bold vision that we believe would have served our community well. While we are disappointed, we believe this decision is in the best interest of both organizations. Abington Health and Holy Redeemer Health System will continue to seek opportunities to enhance the health of the communities we serve. Abington Health owns Abington-Health Lansdale Hospital - - - June 27: Abington and Holy Redeemer announce new joint health system July 12: Report: Abington doctors meet to oppose proposed merger
Friday, May 11, 2012
The special holiday couldn't have picked a better weekend as sunny and warm weather will take over the area.
Any plans for your loved ones this weekend? Well any outside festivities will not be a problem. A large high-pressure system will move back and forth from the Ohio Valley to the southern Mid-Atlantic states for the next couple of days giving us gorgeous weather. Starting today, mostly sunny skies will dominate with some breezy conditions left over from yesterday. High temperatures will hug the 70 degree mark with a west northwest wind at 10 to 15 mph. Temperatures will quickly drop into the upper-40s tonight because of clear skies. Expect calm winds throughout the night. For Saturday, sunny skies will be great for the West Chester graduation ceremony as well as any outdoor activities. High temperatures will soar into the upper-70s with …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Energy efficiency doesn't exist just within the four walls of your home
Energy efficient homes don’t end with the structural and interior elements. One of the most important factors to operating a more energy efficient home is the landscaping around it. Not to mention that landscaping is more of a long term plan that one day will affect the re-sale value of the home. It’s a topic we’re familiar with this time of year, as we make our trips (and more trips) to the local home improvement stores looking for that ideal combination of plants, shrubs, trees, and grasses. With the summer months approaching, we’ll soon be looking at cooling costs that air conditioners and fans bring to our utility bill. Did you know that all plants naturally lower the temperature through a process called evaporative cooling? …