Lauren’s Local Market Update: February 2024

If you’re house hunting in the Philly metro area, brace yourself. It’s a highly competitive housing market right now, thanks to high mortgage rates and a rapid increase in home prices, the quickest we’ve seen since May 2022. The number of homes for sale hasn’t really changed much, keeping prices on the rise. Although fewer homes have been selling compared to last year, the ones that do list are flying off the market in about 20 days or less.

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Why Discount Realtors Will Cost You More

Are you thinking of selling your home? It’s a big decision, and you want to get the best possible deal, right? Well, you might be tempted by those flashy discount realtors promising to save you a few bucks on commissions. But let me tell you, going down that road could end up costing you way more in the long run. Here’s why:

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How to Make Buyers Feel Right at Home

You only have one chance to make a first impression, so be sure to make the best impression possible. If you want to command top dollar and get your house sold quickly, you need to not only hire the best Realtor, but also prepare your house for sale.

People do not want to move in to a house that looks used, worn-down and in need of major TLC. They want to buy a house that speaks to them as soon as they enter the front door.

Here are 10 simple, inexpensive tips to show off your house and have buyers envision themselves living there:

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