Home Buyers

July 22, 2021

Choosing the Best Refi for Your Berks County Home

A growing number of homeowners in Berks County are refinancing due to the falling mortgage rates. With recent dips in interest rates, experts say that even those who refinanced in 2019 may be able to save money.

“Millions of homeowners could benefit by refinancing their mortgages, even if they bought ...

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June 10, 2021

Why Are Home Prices Rising?

Many analysts currently describe the housing market as overheated. Due to a growing demand that exceeds supply, home prices keep reaching record highs.

Rising Prices

Two years ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic, only 25% of properties were selling above asking, according to data collected by Redfin.

Now, most recent data ...

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May 13, 2021

Things to Know About Buying a Home in a Flood Zone in Berks County

Floods are a common natural disaster, but other situations can also cause flooding. For example, if there are new developments near your home, your house may flood as a result of diversion. Even a clogged storm drain can cause flooding.

Some places are subject to greater flooding risk than others ...

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April 29, 2021

Avoid These Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

As a first-time home buyer in Berks County, you likely feel the pressure to make wise decisions. After all, this can be one of the most significant financial decisions you have made thus far in your life. We have a good idea what to do and not to do since ...

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April 15, 2021

Should You Sell Your Home Without an Agent in This Sellers Market?

In this hot sellers real estate market in Berks County, some home sellers have been tempted to sell their home on their own. You might have thought about selling your Berks County home without an agent. This is called a 'For Sale By Owner' or FSBO. Some home sellers think ...

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March 11, 2021

Should You Buy an Existing or New Home in Berks County?

Buying a home in Berks County involves a number of important choices, one of them being if you should buy a newer or older home. There are pros and cons to each, and you must weigh them carefully before you make your choice.

At one time it was almost always ...

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Feb. 25, 2021

Why Should You Buy a Home in Berks County This Year?

There are so many great reasons to purchase a home in Berks County. If you're a first-time homebuyer, buying a home can give you a greater sense of security and accomplishment in an uncertain world. If you’re looking for a repeat buyer a second time around, moving might provide ...

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Jan. 14, 2021

Finance Tips You Should Know When Buying a Home in Berks County

Buying a new home comes with financial risks, no matter how ready you are. There's liability, increased cost of living, unexpected stress, and more time commitments. Yet the benefits are equal to the risks. Owning a home can also be a good way to build wealth.

Here are 5 basic financial ...

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Jan. 7, 2021

Why You Need an Agent to Buy a Home for Sale by Owner in Berks County

If you've been looking to buy a home in Berks County, you may have seen some homes for sale by the owner, otherwise known as a FSBO. That means they are not selling their home with the help of a real estate agent. You may be tempted to deal ...

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Nov. 5, 2020

Why Building a Home in the Winter in Berks County is a Good Idea

Build a home in the winter? In Berks County? That may not sound like the best idea. But if you're thinking about building a new home, you don't have to wait until next Spring to start building. Many people logically assume that the spring and summer months are ...

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