Real Estate Advice

July 29, 2021

Want an Aquarium? Follow These Safety Tips

There's a fish tank on sale at the pet store and you're considering setting it up, but you also remember some of the horrible tales your friends or colleagues have told you. Cracks and breaks in the tank caused water damage. A leak from the tank resulted in ...

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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 24, 2021

Tips for Cooling Your Berks County Home Without AC

It's getting a bit hot here in Berks County with temps getting up in the mid 90's by next week. Not all of us have AC in our homes. But there are ways to keep your home cooler. Here's a few tips to help you beat the ...

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June 17, 2021

Summer Lawn Care Tips

Summer is upon us here in Berks County.  If you have a lawn, no doubt you've already started your spring lawn care routine. Now it's time to think about keeping your lawn healthy during the summer months. What are some ways to keep your yard healthy during ...

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May 20, 2021

Tired of Toilet Paper? Try a Bidet!

A roll of toilet paper is sure to remind us of 2020 for decades to come. People in Berks County and elsewhere began looking for alternatives when TP suddenly disappeared from the shelves. In this list, there is one item that stands out. A bidet.

So, we must ask: Is ...

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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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April 8, 2021

Private Mortgage Insurance Explained

If you plan to buy a home in Berks County and can only afford a down payment of less than 20%, your lender may require that you purchase Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). What is it and who does it protect?

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Typically lenders will require ...

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March 18, 2021

Tips for Preventing Home Theft

As much as we hate to admit it, crime is a fact of life, and it’s something to we need to protect ourselves against, especially if you own a home. As a homeowner in Berks County, not doubt you’ve already taken steps to protect your home and family.

Prevention is ...

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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. 4, 2021

What Should You Do if You Inherit a Home in Berks County?

What could be better than inheriting a home? It may be the best thing to ever happen in your life. On the other hand, it may be a nightmare.

Inheriting a house can bring about a range of emotions. You might be sad because someone you love has passed away ...

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