Buying A Home

June 15, 2016

How to switch real estate agents

Buying or selling a home can be a huge financial and emotional move for your family. Choosing a good real estate agent is key to having a good experience. You need to have a partner in the process to walk you through the difficult parts and help expedite the closing ...

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May 19, 2016

Realtor tricks to watch out for

If you’ve had a home buying or selling experience that wasn’t quite what you expected (or hoped for), you may be familiar with some of the realtor tricks to watch out for. From communication mishaps to “administrative fees,” real estate agent tricks and traps can be frustrating and costly ...

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May 13, 2016

How much is my Center City home worth?

Philadelphia’s downtown, historic city core is known as Center City. Many Philadelphians call this area home. In fact, Center City is the third most populated of any U.S. central business district. The community consists of several distinct neighborhoods, from the affluent homes in Society Hill to the centrally located ...

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April 29, 2016

What to ask a realtor when buying a home

Buying your home may just be the biggest purchase you make in a lifetime, so it’s important to make sure you have the right person on your team representing you. When you’re house hunting, it’s helpful to know what to ask a realtor when buying a home. There are questions ...

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Aug. 8, 2015

Tips for Empty Nesters Thinking of a New Home In Town

be prepared to moveIf you’re a suburbanite thinking about heading back to the city, you should begin doing your homework before you begin working on finding your home. Deborah Schultz (left), who moved with her husband Arthur Salter from Bala-Cynwyd to Center City One in June 2015, offers some advice for older homeowners ...

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Aug. 7, 2015

How One Empty Nester Couple Found Their New Home in Philadelphia

 

Arthur Salter and Deborah Schultz, ready to unpack their new life as city-dwellers once again.

When you’re looking to make a major transition, such as a move from a large suburban home to a smaller pad in the city, it helps to have a knowledgeable real estate agent who ...

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Aug. 6, 2015

What Are The Best Empty Nester Neighborhoods in Philadelphia?

By Realtor and Retirement Real Estate Specialist Carmel Archdekin

What are the Center City neighborhoods that appeal most to those empty-nesters moving back from the ‘burbs?

Topping the list is Rittenhouse Square, long the city’s most prestigious address. Its combination of high-end shopping, abundant dining options, and the city’s premier ...

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Aug. 6, 2015

Retirees Find Living in Philadelphia Increasingly Appealing

The SLS Lux hotel and residences, now under construction at Broad and Spruce streets, could become a retirement community in the sky as sophisticated retirees return to Center City Philadelphia to live.

The kids having flown the coop and the obligations of work behind them, a growing number of retirees are ...

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July 23, 2015

For Empty Nesters, These Are The Best Homes For Sale in Philadelphia

 

410 at Society HillWhat sort of places are older empty-nesters looking at when they contemplate moving (back) to Philadelphia?

 

Carmel Archdekin says that her clients are looking mainly for new construction or recently renovated properties.

 

“Most of these people want new. They want beautiful. They want renovated. They’re buying homes ...

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