When To Buy A Home And How To Buy A Home

When To Buy A Home And How To Buy A Home

When to Buy a Home and How to Buy a Home 


Lots of people wonder when to buy a home and how to buy a home. When you are looking to buy in a market like Philadelphia where prices and interest rates are rising quickly, the longer 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 conditions to be just right before you start looking. There will always be compromises. Moreover, you wouldn't learn everything about fixing Hondas before you took your car to 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 the MLS for a house for sale on realtor.com, which is updated every hour unlike Zillow and Trulia which show listings which sold 90 days ago). 

Below you will find some of my favorite new homes which have been on the market for just a few days. Enjoy! 

New listings: 

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! 


2) 1500-10 Palethorp St Unit #14 19122 – 325k 

This two-bedroom, two-bath home is three years old and is just three blocks away from Girard Ave. It has a tax abatement and private one-car parking. Not. Too. Shabby. 


3) 2556 Collins St. 19125 - Fishtown - 450k 

This approximately 2000 square foot home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (2 of them stunning), large backyard, tax abatement, and roof deck.  


4) 1136 Waverly St Unit #R 19147 – 299k 

The interior of this beautiful trinity in Washington Square West is fully modern with Carrara marble countertops in the kitchen and a skylight and wood-burning fireplace in the master bedroom. I don't even like trinities and this one is stunning.  


5) 2618 S Chadwick St. 19145 – 250k 

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 unique stylings such as tiger maple flooring on the main floor, granite countertops, and two full tile baths. 


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