Lots of people wonderwhen to buy a home and how to buy a home. When you are looking to buy in a market like Philadelphia where pricesand interest rates are rising quickly, thelonger you wait, the more you pay. How to buy a home is something your real estate professional will (or at least should) explain in great detail. Could you research home buying and the market on your own? Absolutely. That is a great idea. However, let your Realtor walk you through the process. Do not expect to know everything or for prices, neighborhoods, or conditionsto bejustrightbefore you start looking. There will always be compromises.Moreover, you wouldn't learn everything about fixingHondas before you tookyourcarto the mechanic. Do your research and remember you began looking to buy a home, not to become a part-time real estate agent (amateur hour). Whether a mechanic or Realtor, let the expert do what they're good at.
(Use theMLS for a house for saleon realtor.com,whichisupdatedeveryhour unlike Zillow and Trulia which show listingswhich sold90 days ago).
Below you will find some of my favorite new homes which have been on the market for just a few days. Enjoy!
1) 3038 Memphis St. 19134 - Port Richmond – 134.9k
One of the few developing neighborhoods where you can still find homes in the low 100s, Port Richmond has homes like this one which are totally renovated and a steal. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, and private parking!
The interior of this beautiful trinity in Washington Square West is fully modern with Carrara marble countertops in the kitchen and a skylightandwood-burning fireplace in the master bedroom. I don't even like trinities and this one is stunning.
A beautiful home with lots of character in still-affordable South Philadelphia. Far from a generic cookie-cutter home, this property is modern and has uniquestylingssuch as tiger maple flooring on the main floor, granite countertops, and two full tile baths.
I’ll find you the perfect home for the right price–with strength, patience and a sense of humor.
Before I became a full-time REALTOR® 8 years ago, I was a broadcast producer who supervised million-dollar TV commercials. I worked with famous actors who were a lot more difficult to deal with than you or I could ever be. I bring 25 years of mastering high-stakes negotiations under intense stress, and I’m not afraid to fight for the right price.
I return calls within two hours or less, and I especially love first-time buyers.
As a resident of Philadelphia since 1996, I’ve rented and owned properties in Old City, Queen Village, Washington Square West and Rittenhouse Square. I know all the neighborhoods, especially those near the Delaware.
I’m a Tree Tender for the Queen Village Neighborhood Association. We plant and take care of trees around our neighborhood, which helps improve our air quality and property values.
I will work hard to earn your business and I will return your call in two hours or less.