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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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Blog Post Landlords:  Tips for Managing Rent Increase in 2022

Landlords: Tips for Managing Rent Increase in 2022

Rental prices are increasing rapidly across the U.S., and it’s putting landlords and tenants in a very difficult position.  Our Rental Price Update reflects that rental rates have gone up by 16.7% nationally, putting the median rent price at $1,827.  In ...
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Blog Post Inflation Oh MY!

Inflation Oh MY!

2022 sure hasn’t been boring.  Inflation rates are at 8.6%.  How does this affect housing? If you guessed mortgage rates than you would be correct.  The pandemic spoiled us with low interest rates. Really low. 2.75% low (for a 30-year mortgage).   Today&...
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Blog Post Protecting Your Properties Through Eco-Upscaling

Protecting Your Properties Through Eco-Upscaling

Protecting Your Properties Through Eco-UpscalingPhiladelphia’s location within the Delaware Valley puts it at significant risk of environmental disaster. Indeed, as Wharton outlines, flooding remains the greatest environmental risk posed to properties across the city - and ...
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Real Estate Agents: Learn the 10 Skills You Need to Close 25 Deals Per Year

Learn the  10 skills you need to work with real estate investors.
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