Philadelphia loves decorating for the holidays, and now’s your chance to join in with the best of them. Whatever decorative theme you pick, make sure you keep safety in mind. If you have a homeowners association, be sure to clear it with them, too.
Buying a home in Philadelphia usually also means taking out a mortgage. Don’t rush into the mortgage process blindly. Find out about the different mortgage options available and choose the best one for you.
House settling can be a new home simply getting used to its place, or it can be the sign of a serious issue with the home. Signs that a house is in bad condition include large cracks in the foundation and uneven floors.
The neighborhoods near Lincoln Financial Field, the stadium where the Eagles play, are a great location for more than just sports fans. When you live near the stadium, you’re also near everyday conveniences.
Excellent photos help attract potential buyers to your home. You don’t need to be a professional photographer with expensive equipment to take great pictures. Clear away objects, use the right light, and put your home’s best foot forward
Getting a roommate can mean paying less on rent and utilities and making a life-long friend. In Philadelphia, there are plenty of ways to find a roommate. Choose your roomie carefully to avoid someone who’s irresponsible or who doesn’t pay the bills.
Be ready for any type of emergency situation in Philadelphia. Learn who to contact in case of a disaster and who can provide shelter and other services. The city has a number of emergency resources, both public and private, to help residents out.
Celebrate the Eagles by holding a football watch party at your home. Break out the Eagles flair with green decorations and snacks. Make things interesting by having guests place bets and try to guess the final score of the game.
Subletting an apartment can be a risky move. Do your research before you sublet. Find out as much as you can about the potential subtenant by checking references and credit. Remember to get permission from your landlord, too.
Through good times and bad, celebrate your love of the Phillies and baseball. Add some decorative touches to the man cave or entertainment zone of your home, such as a baseball wreath or holiday decorations.
Coldwell Banker Blue Matter is the official blog of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and was created in February of 2010 with the intent of providing additional insight and commentary on the real estate experience to benefit consumers.