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Blog Post Philadelphia’s Eviction Diversion Program: A Stall Tactic?

Philadelphia’s Eviction Diversion Program: A Stall Tactic?

What is the Eviction Diversion Program (EDP)?  The EDP is one part of the process that is required by a landlord when filing for eviction in Philadelphia, otherwise known as, a program designed to delay the eviction process. What is the law?The current law requires rent...
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Del Val Property Managment - Our Application Process

Del Val application process has 3 stages as follows Three StagesStart of the applicationProcessing the applicationDecision on the applicationPlease watch this short 6-minute video to see how evaluate and make decision on applications
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Get an Entire Year of Rental Income up Front in One Payment! While letting us Manage Your Property!

Yes, you read that right but only if Your Property Qualifies Step 1  You Hire Del Val Property Management and “opt-in” into our “Owner Benefits Package” that offers Rent Advance.Step 2  We determine if your property qualifies for our Rent Advance...
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Blog Post Basement Conversion Guidelines

Basement Conversion Guidelines

A finished basement can add value to the selling price of a home as its surface area is included in the total square footage of a property. The value may be 50-60% lower than the main level square footage but even so, converting basements is a popular home renovation project beca...
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Blog Post Rent or Buy a Home in Philadelphia - Things to Consider

Rent or Buy a Home in Philadelphia - Things to Consider

Many Philadelphians, like many Americans, aspire to own a home of their own. As a homeowner, you'll be able to establish a home base and develop equity in a place that's all yours—and it's likely to be one of the most significant investments of your life. Howeve...
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Rental Price Update: Are Rentals Rates and Real Estate Prices "Crashing"?

Please see our latest blog post and video where I discuss rental prices and real estate prices and if they are about to "Crash".  You will be surprised that rental prices are still rising at double digit rate and real estate may be rolling over but not declining. &...
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Blog Post How to Convert Gutter Downspout into Rain Barrel

How to Convert Gutter Downspout into Rain Barrel

Did you know that 30% of water used by households goes toward irrigation and washing vehicles? Learning how to reduce the use of local water utilities can help minimize pollution and save money on the bill. And we all know that saving money on utilities can be significa...
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Blog Post Del Val Property Management - Mid Year Update

Del Val Property Management - Mid Year Update

Please see our mid-year update
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Blog Post Pros and Cons for Landlords Letting Fully-Furnished Apartments

Pros and Cons for Landlords Letting Fully-Furnished Apartments

Letting a fully furnished apartment can fetch you between 40% and 50% for short-term rentals, and 15% to 20% more for long-term ones. Both long- and short-term tenants generally prefer homes that contain all they need to live comfortably, including sofas, beds, dining tables and ...
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Blog Post What Renovations Can I Do If My Home Is Part Of An HOA?

What Renovations Can I Do If My Home Is Part Of An HOA?

What Renovations Can I Do If My Home Is Part Of An HOA?Owning a property that’s part of an HOA is beneficial as they typically have a value that’s 5 to 6% higher than a non-HOA home, according to a study from George Mason University. Home renovations are popular becau...
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