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The Price of Perfection: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Home

The Price of Perfection: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Home

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 07/8/24

“One of the most common first-time homebuyer mistakes is looking for a home that checks each of your boxes. Looking for perfect...

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Focus on Time in the Market, Not Timing the Market

Focus on Time in the Market, Not Timing the Market

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 07/5/24

“Those who put off buying a home during the past few years as they were holding out for lower mortgage rates have been left out...

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Housing Market Forecast: What’s Ahead for the 2nd Half of 2024

Housing Market Forecast: What’s Ahead for the 2nd Half of 2024

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 07/3/24

If you’re thinking of buying in South Jersey or the Philadelphia Area, the good news is you won’t have to deal with prices skyr...

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Why a Vacation Home Is the Ultimate Summer Upgrade

Why a Vacation Home Is the Ultimate Summer Upgrade

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 07/1/24

If the idea of basking in the sun at your very own vacation home sounds appealing, you might want to start looking now. Summer'...

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Buying a Home in Ocean City, NJ

Buying a Home in Ocean City, NJ

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 06/27/24

Essential insights and tips for finding your dream home in Ocean City.

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Ultimate Guide to Selling Your House

Ultimate Guide to Selling Your House

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 06/27/24

Comprehensive strategies for a successful home sale in Ocean City.

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Moving to Ocean City, NJ

Moving to Ocean City, NJ

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 06/27/24

Exploring the charm and lifestyle of Ocean City, New Jersey.

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Homebuilders Aren’t Overbuilding, They’re Catching Up

Homebuilders Aren’t Overbuilding, They’re Catching Up

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 06/14/24

Even though the supply of new homes has grown this year, the data shows there’s no need to worry. Builders aren’t overbuilding,...

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Home Prices Aren’t Declining, But Headlines Might Make You Think They Are

Home Prices Aren’t Declining, But Headlines Might Make You Think They Are

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 06/12/24

Here’s the most important thing to note: Actual sold prices are still rising, and they’re expected to continue to do so at leas...

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Selling Smart: Why a Real Estate Agent Makes All the Difference

Selling Smart: Why a Real Estate Agent Makes All the Difference

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 06/10/24

“When selling a home, first impressions matter. Your house’s market debut is your first chance to attract a buyer and it’s impo...

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Your Equity Could Make a Move Possible

Your Equity Could Make a Move Possible

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 06/7/24

"Your home’s equity is the difference between how much your home is worth and how much you owe on your mortgage"

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The Sweet Spot for Buying Luxury Homes

The Sweet Spot for Buying Luxury Homes

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 06/6/24

“People with the means to buy high-end homes are jumping in now because they feel confident prices will continue to rise . . . ...

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What To Expect if You Buy or Sell a Home This June

What To Expect if You Buy or Sell a Home This June

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 06/3/24

“Late spring and early summer are the busiest and most competitive time of year for the real estate market. There’s usually mor...

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More Than a House: The Emotional Benefits of Homeownership

More Than a House: The Emotional Benefits of Homeownership

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/31/24

“The benefits of purchasing and owning your place of residence are both financial and emotional – pride in homeownership and th...

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Worried About Home Maintenance Costs? Consider This

Worried About Home Maintenance Costs? Consider This

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/29/24

If you can afford it, you may find a newly built home could help ease your worries about maintenance costs.

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What's Motivating Your Move?

What's Motivating Your Move?

  • Stephen Moore
  • 05/27/24

Top 2 reasons Homeowners sell their home

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What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates?

What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates?

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/23/24

“Every month brings a new set of inflation and labor data that can influence the direction of mortgage rates. Ongoing inflation...

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How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?

How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/21/24

“Investors are already facing many challenges in today’s housing market – rising prices, limited inventory, and higher financin...

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How an Agent Helps Market Your House

How an Agent Helps Market Your House

  • Stephen Moore
  • 05/19/24

You expect your Compass real estate agent to write a great description of your house for the listing and pair it with some high...

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The Best Way To Keep Track of Mortgage Rate Trends

The Best Way To Keep Track of Mortgage Rate Trends

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/17/24

“Ongoing inflation deceleration, a slowing economy and even geopolitical uncertainty can contribute to lower mortgage rates. On...

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Questions You May Have About Selling Your House

Questions You May Have About Selling Your House

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/15/24

“Even a modest drop in rates will bring both more buyers and more sellers into the market.”

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The Number of Homes for Sale Is Increasing

The Number of Homes for Sale Is Increasing

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/13/24

“In today’s homebuying market, it’s more important than ever to find a real estate agent who really knows your local area — dow...

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The Top 2 Reasons To Consider a Newly Built Home

The Top 2 Reasons To Consider a Newly Built Home

  • Stephen Moore
  • 05/10/24

"As the supply of existing homes for sale remains low and home prices continue to rise, more buyers are choosing to purchase ne...

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Tips for Younger Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a Reality

Tips for Younger Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a Reality

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/9/24

“The path to homeownership may not be a straightforward one for Gen Z, but it’s undoubtedly within reach. By adopting the right...

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How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits Your Community

How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits Your Community

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/8/24

It makes sense that housing creates a lot of jobs because so many different kinds of work are involved in the industry.

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The Perks of Buying over Renting

The Perks of Buying over Renting

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/7/24

“Home ownership is critical for wealth building and financial stability.”

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Is a Multi-Generational Home Right for You?

Is a Multi-Generational Home Right for You?

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/3/24

“Financial concerns and caregiving needs are two of the major reasons people live with their parents (and parents’ parents).”

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Now’s a Great Time To Sell Your House

Now’s a Great Time To Sell Your House

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/2/24

“Homes that are listed at the end of spring and the beginning of summer typically sell faster at a higher sales price.”

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Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 04/27/24

A tax refund can give you a start on the road to homeownership.

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The Ultimate Guide to Flipping Houses in Ocean City, NJ

The Ultimate Guide to Flipping Houses in Ocean City, NJ

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 04/26/24

Mastering the Art of Property Renovation for Profit in a Premier Beach Town.

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Finding Your Perfect Home in a Fixer Upper

Finding Your Perfect Home in a Fixer Upper

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 04/26/24

Buying a fixer-upper can provide a path to homeownership for first-time home buyers or a way for repeat buyers to afford a larg...

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Our Comprehensive Real Estate Marketing Plan to Sell Your Next Home

Our Comprehensive Real Estate Marketing Plan to Sell Your Next Home

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 04/26/24

Maximizing Exposure and Attracting Buyers with Proven Strategies in Northfield, NJ.

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Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 04/25/24

“Even in a hot market where there are more buyers than houses available for sale, buyers aren't going to pay attention to a hom...

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Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move?

Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move?

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 04/23/24

When rates come down, more people are going to get back into the market

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Is It Getting More Affordable To Buy a Home?

Is It Getting More Affordable To Buy a Home?

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 04/22/24

Rates have come down from their peak and are expected to fall again by the end of the year

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Why Today’s Seller’s Market Is Good for Your Bottom Line

Why Today’s Seller’s Market Is Good for Your Bottom Line

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 03/26/24

Thinking about selling your house and wondering if now’s a good time to do it?

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What Are Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?

What Are Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?

  • Andrea Adams-Hughes
  • 03/24/24

Here's what the professionals are saying about what’s in store for this season.

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What Mortgage Rate Do You Need To Move?

What Mortgage Rate Do You Need To Move?

  • Stephen Moore
  • 03/20/24

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, mortgage rates are probably top of mind for you.

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4 Tips To Make Your Strongest Offer on a Home

4 Tips To Make Your Strongest Offer on a Home

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 03/18/24

Today’s market is competitive in many areas because the number of homes for sale is still low

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Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your House

Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your House

  • Stephen Moore
  • 03/13/24

You want to be sure to get as much buyer activity as you can.

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Don’t Let the Latest Home Price Headlines Confuse You

Don’t Let the Latest Home Price Headlines Confuse You

  • Andrea Adams-Hughes
  • 03/8/24

They aren’t giving you the full picture.

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What "Move-In Ready" Really Means, and Whether a Move-In Home Is Right For You

What "Move-In Ready" Really Means, and Whether a Move-In Home Is Right For You

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 03/7/24

Determining What Property Best Suits Your Needs.

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Honest Pros and Cons of Living in Fishtown, PA

Honest Pros and Cons of Living in Fishtown, PA

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 03/7/24

Exploring the Dynamic Landscape of this Vibrant Neighborhood.

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What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a Home

What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a Home

  • Andrea Adams-Hughes
  • 03/4/24

If you want to buy a home, you should know your credit score is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to qualifying for ...

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The Truth About Down Payments

The Truth About Down Payments

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 02/27/24

Keep in mind that you don't always need a 20% down payment to buy a home.

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It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

  • Stephen Moore
  • 02/19/24

Now is the perfect time to start getting it ready

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What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 02/15/24

Mortgage rates are always going to bounce around

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Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You Sell

Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You Sell

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 02/8/24

If you're thinking about moving, the equity you have in your home could be a big help.

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Houses Are Still Selling Fast

Houses Are Still Selling Fast

  • Andrea Adams-Hughes
  • 02/6/24

Have you been thinking about selling your house? If so, here’s some good news

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2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates

2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 02/1/24

Here are justa few of the most impactful factors at play.

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The 10 Best Art Museums To Visit In Philadelphia

The 10 Best Art Museums To Visit In Philadelphia

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 01/28/24

Philadelphia offers an unparalleled experience for art enthusiasts, seamlessly integrating cultural richness into the fabric of...

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3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House in 2024

3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House in 2024

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 01/22/24

Keep these three best practices in mind when you’re ready to sell

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4 Best Places to Shop in Center City

4 Best Places to Shop in Center City

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 01/18/24

Unveiling Center City Philadelphia's Shopping Gems: A Guide to the Top 5 Retail Destinations.

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2 Reasons Why Today’s Mortgage Rate Trend Is Good for Sellers

2 Reasons Why Today’s Mortgage Rate Trend Is Good for Sellers

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 01/17/24

The recent decline in mortgage rates may be your sign it’s time to move

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Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a Mortgage

Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a Mortgage

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 01/12/24

There are some key things to keep in mind after you apply for your mortgage and before you close

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Ways Your Home Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Ways Your Home Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goals

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 01/9/24

Here are a few examples of how you can put your home equity to work for you

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Everything You Need to Know about Getting Your Home Inspected Before Selling

Everything You Need to Know about Getting Your Home Inspected Before Selling

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 12/28/23

The pre-listing inspection: An essential part of a smooth and successful sale.

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Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit Score

Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit Score

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 12/26/23

Boosting your credit score could help you get a better mortgage rate.

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Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline

Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 12/21/23

The Fed’s decisions have an indirect impact on mortgage rates

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Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market Forecast

Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market Forecast

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 12/19/23

Many experts are optimistic

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Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to Homeownership

Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to Homeownership

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 12/13/23

The best place to start as you search for more information is with a trusted real estate professional.

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When You Sell Your House, Where Do You Plan To Go?

When You Sell Your House, Where Do You Plan To Go?

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 12/10/23

Working with a local real estate agent throughout the process is mission-critical to your success

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How To Turn Homeownership into a Side Hustle

How To Turn Homeownership into a Side Hustle

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 12/7/23

Here are two strategies that can not only make homeownership more affordable in the short term, but turn it into a lucrative si...

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Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 Years

Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 Years

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 12/4/23

If you’re someone who’s worried home prices are going to fall, rest assured a lot of experts say it’s just the opposite

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Why the Economy Won’t Tank the Housing Market

Why the Economy Won’t Tank the Housing Market

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 12/1/23

Economists are turning optimistic on the U.S. economy

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Why Homeowners Are Thankful They Own

Why Homeowners Are Thankful They Own

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 11/27/23

Owning a home goes beyond just having a roof over your head.

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People Are Still Moving, Even with Today’s Affordability Challenges

People Are Still Moving, Even with Today’s Affordability Challenges

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 11/17/23

It’s true that buying a home has become more expensive over the past couple of years, but people are still moving.

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When Is The Best Time To Sell A House?

When Is The Best Time To Sell A House?

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 11/13/23

Get the timing right for a streamlined, successful sale!

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4 Best Neighborhoods to Live Near Fishtown, PA

4 Best Neighborhoods to Live Near Fishtown, PA

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 11/13/23

Find the perfect place to call your own.

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Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market

Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 11/13/23

Through all these life-altering events, there is one common thread—the need to move.

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Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home?

Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home?

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 11/8/23

Using your 401(k) is one way to finance a home, but it's not the only option.

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A Real Estate Agent Helps Take the Fear Out of the Market

A Real Estate Agent Helps Take the Fear Out of the Market

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 11/1/23

That agent will give you the best possible advice.

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Why Home Prices Keep Going Up

Why Home Prices Keep Going Up

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 10/24/23

The U.S. housing market has surged over the past year

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The Risks of Selling Your House on Your Own

The Risks of Selling Your House on Your Own

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 10/20/23

There's a whole lot more time and expertise needed in that process than you might think

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Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?

Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 10/18/23

Mortgage rates have been back on the rise recently and that’s getting a lot of attention from the press.

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The Latest Expert Forecasts for Home Prices in 2023

The Latest Expert Forecasts for Home Prices in 2023

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 10/11/23

Prices aren’t in a downward spiral and will actually finish the year strong.

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Key Skills You Need Your Listing Agent To Have

Key Skills You Need Your Listing Agent To Have

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 10/9/23

A great listing agent is the key to success

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Understanding the Benefits of Owning Your First Home

Understanding the Benefits of Owning Your First Home

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 10/5/23

It can be helpful to know what led other people to make that decision

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Why Your House Didn’t Sell

Why Your House Didn’t Sell

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 10/1/23

Here are three questions to think about as you figure out what to do next.

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Why Today’s Housing Inventory Shows a Crash Isn’t on the Horizon

Why Today’s Housing Inventory Shows a Crash Isn’t on the Horizon

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 09/28/23

Here’s a closer ook at today's housing inventory

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Beginning with Pre-Approval

Beginning with Pre-Approval

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 09/25/23

A pre-approval letter to help you know how much money you can borrow

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Your Home Equity Can Offset Affordability Challenges

Your Home Equity Can Offset Affordability Challenges

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 09/21/23

Even though rates are high right now, so is home equity

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Are More Homes Coming onto the Market?

Are More Homes Coming onto the Market?

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 09/19/23

There are some early signs that more listings are coming

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What Experts Project for Home Prices Over the Next 5 Years

What Experts Project for Home Prices Over the Next 5 Years

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 09/12/23

While you may have seen negative news over the past year about home prices, they’re doing far better than expected and are risi...

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Why It’s Still a Seller’s Market Today

Why It’s Still a Seller’s Market Today

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 09/4/23

It’s still a seller’s market because the supply of homes for sale is so low

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Buyer Traffic Is Still Stronger than the Norm

Buyer Traffic Is Still Stronger than the Norm

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 09/3/23

The latest data shows plenty of buyers are still out there, and they’re purchasing homes today

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Why You May Still Want To Sell Your House After All

Why You May Still Want To Sell Your House After All

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 08/29/23

While the financial side of things does matter, your personal needs may actually matter just as much.

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Why Summer Is a Great Time To Buy a Vacation Home

Why Summer Is a Great Time To Buy a Vacation Home

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 08/8/23

🏖️ Your New Summer Home is Waiting! 🏡 Don't Miss Out! 🚀

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Moving Back to the City?

Moving Back to the City?

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 07/16/23

What Does Philadelphia and other City Centers have to offer today's dwellers.

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Philadelphia: Embracing Car-Free Living in the Top 10 Cities, According to CoworkingCafe Study

Philadelphia: Embracing Car-Free Living in the Top 10 Cities, According to CoworkingCafe Study

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 07/1/23

Philadelphia's inclusion in the list of top 10 cities to live in without a car, as recognized by the CoworkingCafe study, is a ...

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Why the Median Home Price Is Meaningless in Today’s Market

Why the Median Home Price Is Meaningless in Today’s Market

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 06/30/23

“Median prices are distorted by the mix and repeat sales indexes like Case-Shiller and FHFA are probably better for measuring p...

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Why Professionally Photographed Homes Sell Faster

Why Professionally Photographed Homes Sell Faster

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 06/11/23

There are clear benefits to investing in professional photography when selling a home. Here’s how hiring a professional photogr...

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Buyer Activity Is Up Despite Higher Mortgage Rates

Buyer Activity Is Up Despite Higher Mortgage Rates

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/26/23

“More buyers will keep coming out of the woodwork. We always see a seasonal uptick in home shoppers in March and April . . .”

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What You Need To Know About Home Price News

What You Need To Know About Home Price News

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/24/23

“Changes in the composition of sales can distort median price data.”

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Homeowners Have Incredible Equity To Leverage Right Now

Homeowners Have Incredible Equity To Leverage Right Now

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/22/23

“Housing wealth (home equity or net worth) gains are built up through price appreciation and by paying off the mortgage.”

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The Worst Home Price Declines Are Behind Us

The Worst Home Price Declines Are Behind Us

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/19/23

If we take a year-over-year view, home prices stayed positive – they just appreciated more slowly than they did at the peak of ...

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The Best Time To Sell Your House Is When Others Aren’t Selling

The Best Time To Sell Your House Is When Others Aren’t Selling

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/17/23

“Inventory levels are still at historic lows . . . Consequently, multiple offers are returning on a good number of properties."

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Why Today’s Housing Market Is Not About To Crash

Why Today’s Housing Market Is Not About To Crash

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/15/23

Today’s market is very different than it was before the housing crash in 2008. Rest assured, this isn’t a repeat of what happen...

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Your Tax Refund Can Help You Achieve Your Homebuying Goals

Your Tax Refund Can Help You Achieve Your Homebuying Goals

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/12/23

According to Freddie Mac, there are multiple ways your refund check can help you as a homebuyer.

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How Homeowners Win When They Downsize

How Homeowners Win When They Downsize

  • Anthony D'Alicandro
  • 05/10/23

“A smaller home typically means lower bills and less upkeep. Then there’s the potential windfall that comes from selling your l...

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