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Saturday, November 18, 2017   /   by Kelly Houston

No budget, no problem: 5 home staging hacks that barely cost a thing

Staging a home on a budget isn’t as hard as you may think. As a real estate agent, you can advise sellers on how to instantly boost the appeal of their home using tricks of the trade that cost little or no money and bring a huge return on investment.

Small changes add up to create buyer-friendly rooms that can sell a home fast for a premium price. Below, you’ll find five ways to stage a home on the cheap.



1. Curb appeal entices the buyer to see more



You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The tone set by a property for drive-by visitors will dictate buyers’ emotional reaction. They will either love it or hate it based on their first impression. So, neat and tidy is the recipe here.

Manicure the lawn, trim the bushes and weed all flower beds. If the mulch is faded, add a layer of new mulch to freshen it up. These simple changes will add loads of curb appeal.

Once the yard is in order, hang a seasonal wreath or welcome sign on th ...

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Friday, October 20, 2017   /   by Peter Hewitt Team Lehigh Valley Realtor

Fall May Be Best Time for Buyers to Move

A slower fall season in home buying may help more lingering home buyers to jump in.

Prices are easing somewhat. For the second month in a row, the median price of an existing home dropped. It reached $253,500 in August, after reaching a record high of $263,300 in June, according to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS®.

“Median sales prices typically decline a bit heading into the fall,” says Danielle Hale, realtor.com®’s chief economist. “Summer is a big time for home purchases, so that families settle in before school starts in the fall. In the fall, the types of homes that sell are smaller for people without kids. So they tend to be less expensive.”

Existing homes are proving to be a bargain compared to newer homes. The median price of a new home reached $313,700 in July, which is 23.7 percent higher than an existing home.

Home buyers may find attractive mortgage rates this fall. Mortgage rates are still under th ...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017   /   by Peter Hewitt Team Lehigh Valley Realtor

Your Lehigh Valley Fall Bucket List

Crunchy leaves, crisp air, and pumpkin-flavored everything. Lehigh Valley shines in bright oranges and vibrant reds during the fall months. Make the most of the season by crossing off these must-do activities before the colder temperatures start to creep in. 

Explore the haunted history of the Christmas City on a candlelit ghost tour with the Moravian Book Shop’s Historic Haunts of Downtown Bethlehem.
Pick the perfect pumpkin at Grim’s Fall Festival and carve it into a creative jack-o’-lantern.
Test your sense of direction at a local corn maze. How fast can you make it out?
Hike to the top of Hawk Mountain to see the birds in their autumn migration as you admire the stunning fall colors.
Sample Chambourcin wines from across the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. Did you know that all eight member wineries produce the Chambourcin grape?
Take a scenic train ride with Allentown and Auburn Railroad.
Shop the bounty of local harvests at ma ...

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Sunday, October 15, 2017   /   by Kelly Houston

Featured Aerial Photos in this month's Magazine!

Check out our listing's aerial photos that were featured in the Greater Lehigh Valley's monthly e-magazine!

Thinking about selling your home? We use beautiful professional photography, including special aerial and twilight photos to highlight features on some homes that would not be noticeable without! Going the extra mile for our clients helps attract as many buyers to your home as possible, to help you sell for as much as possible and as quickly as possible. Contact us today at 610-597-4247 to experience our commitment to providing our clients with an uncompromising level of service.


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Below are just a few of our listing's aerial photos!

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