On the House: On disclosure, and homes that languish on market

By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer Lately, I have been going back to two things our listing agent drummed into my head when we were selling our last house. Disclose, disclose, disclose was one. The other: work with the agent, not against him or her, and that will help sell the house for a good price. There is a real estate disclosure ...

Brigita McKelvie

Brigita McKelvie Lehigh Valley, PA, Residential, Rural & Horse Properties Nazareth, PA Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. Eastern Pennsylvania Office Phone: (610) 849-1790 Cell Phone: (610) 393-9424 Web: http://activerain.com/brigitam Read tips from Brigita McKelvie On Buying an Old Farmhouse

Review homeowners insurance coverage regularly

from wire reports Review homeowners insurance coverage regularly   Review homeowners insurance coverage regularly At least once a year, it’s a good idea to review the insurance coverage on your biggest asset: your home. Read Article | Comment it

Pennsylvania latest state to ban private transfer fees in real estate sales

Dan Kelly Pennsylvania latest state to ban private transfer fees in real estate sales Article [email protected] An obscure agreement attached to some recent home sales has a 1 percent fee payable to builders and developers each time a house changes hands – forever. Read Article | Comment it

Consumer 10.0: Phila. homeowner wins judgment against Wells Fargo over mortgage fees

Jeff Gelles Consumer 10.0: Phila. homeowner wins judgment against Wells Fargo over mortgage fees Article Jeff Gelles covers consumer topics and writes the Consumer 11.0 column for The Inquirer. Email: [email protected] It’s not clear how this story will turn out, but right now Patrick Rodgers is living a pay-back fantasy ...

What is the right price for a house?

Alan J. Heavens What is the right price for a house? Article Alan J. Heavens has been writing about real estate and home improvement for the last 14 years. Whether any given house for sale is properly priced for the market depends on which side of the trench you are standing. Sam Millinghausen of Ambler, a lawyer who has been looking to buy ...

Pennsylvania Tips Brigita

Brigita McKelvie  Lehigh Valley, PA, Residential, Rural & Horse Properties Nazareth, PA Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. Eastern Pennsylvania Office Phone: (610) 849-1790 Cell Phone: (610) 393-9424http://activerain.com/brigitam Tweet Tips On Buying an Old Farmhouse You have been out looking at many different homes, new and ...

Pennsylvania gets it right in preventing foreclosures

MarketWatch The Pennsylvania Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program, established in 1984, long before the recent mortgage crisis, gives bridge loans to people who have recently lost their jobs. A recent study from the New York Fed says the Pennsylvania law works far better than the $30 billion national program set up in 2009 called the Home ...