Hearthside Happenings

Ask the Agents: How to Prepare Your Home for the Spring Market

We asked, our agents answered!
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on March 22, 2018 in  agents  spring  springtrends
The dog days of winter are finally (kind of) behind us and spring is here. For anyone in the real estate industry that can only mean one thing – things are about to get a little crazy. The spring market is probably the busiest season for real estate. More people start to list their homes in the spring, so if you’re looking to sell it might be hard to stand out of the crowd. But we asked our agents to give their wisest advice on how to prepare a home for the spring market so you can sell your home fast... read more
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Montgomery County Native, Oscar-Winner Now Grammy Winner

Benj Pasek has quite the resume.
Posted by Rebecca Nutt on March 21, 2018 in  inthenews  montgomerycounty
EGOT is an acronym for Emmy, Grammy, Oscars and Tony Awards. Artists who win all these prestigious awards are said to have received the "grand slam" of American show business. Not a lot of artists have received this honor. There are only a dozen people who have the EGOT in their resumes. The youngest EGOT member is Robert Lopez, who achieved it at the age 39. The fantastic duo of Justin Paul and Montgomery’s own Benj Pasek are on a roll.  Soon they could be the youngest EGOT winners. With a Tony, Oscars... read more
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Lehigh Valley Zoo just welcomed a new addition to their family. This time it’s a baby Scimitar Oryx. These horned animals are extinct in the wild due to human selfishness. Some programs are working to stop this from happening, through placing cohesive systems.  The baby Scimitar has not yet been named but it will be announced on March 26th as part of a naming contest held by the zoo. This way the entire community can be a part of the calf's life. Visitors are encouraged to drop off suggestions at the zoo... read more
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Spring & Summer Home Trends for 2018

Posted by Rebecca Nutt on March 19, 2018 in  spring  springtrends  thingstodo
Spring has finally sprung and we hope you're ready for the latest spring and summer trends! Get your home ready for the new seasons with our favorites listed below:Ice Cream Colors – According to HouseBeautiful, paints and colors that resemble the sweet treat are going to be one of the biggest trends, in interior and fashion, this season. Incorporating these bright pops of color is a fun and exciting way to be bold and express your style in your home.  Ceiling Wallpaper – You’ve mo... read more
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5 Criteria for Pricing a Home

Posted by Rebecca Nutt on March 15, 2018 in No Category
The spring market is upon us which means the market is going to get hot. When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales comparison. Location: Homes in the same neighborhood typically follow the same market trends. Comparing your home to another ... read more
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