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By Frank Dolski Associate Broker | Agent in 18901
  • What Factors Should Buyers Consider When Purchasing A Home?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in North Wales, Financing in North Wales, Home Ownership in North Wales  |  September 19, 2014 6:30 AM  |  11 views  |  2 comments
    There are many buyers in a variety of categories who have different “wish Lists”, requirements and sometimes they are unsure and should be educated prior to making such a huge decision. I have compiled a list of suggestions to consider that I would recommend to buyers.

    1.       Buy a home within your means! Plan your home purchase carefully and make sure that you have done your homework in terms of financing. Do not buy any other large purchases during the loan process until you settle on your new home. Your loan office should be able to direct you.

    2.      Location, Location, Location! This is still the greatest factor in determining value, appreciation and is the #1 Rule when purchasing a home. Location within a specific area and to a micro level on where it is located in the community a home is located all makes a difference on the net worth of a home. For example, a home located on a busy road with no privacy may not be worth the same value as the same home (all things equal) located with on a lot with woods or privacy. The fact is that it may seem like a good value but you will reduce your buyer pool when you resell because a busy road backing to a home may seriously affect the value of what your next buyers are willing to pay.

    3.      Make up a wish list! Include a “must have” list as well as amenities that you would like to have. This is more critical when purchasing a new home. When buying new construction, focus on structural items that cannot be done in the future or may be cost prohibitive. Understand that you have a budget but try to make educated choices. Some popular choices include: Walk-out basements, extended kitchens and family rooms, basement height, 2 versus 3 car garages, morning rooms, basement plumbing rough-ins, type of façade and various upgrades throughout the home. Ask yourself this question. What value do the upgrades make to future appreciation? Your Realtor® should be able to give you advice in this area!

    4.     Schools – When purchasing any Real Estate, one of the greatest factors is the quality of a school district. Even if you don’t have school age children, many buyers purchase in specific areas because of the quality of schools. Do your research in this area! It is a critical factor for resale.

    5.      Home Inspection – It doesn’t matter if it is resale or new construction; make sure that you hire a professional inspection to inspect your home. I highly recommend a pre-dry wall inspection on all new construction!

    Many of the homes that I list and sell are in the greater Philadelphia area. Townships such as Buckingham, Solebury, New Hope Borough, Newtown, Upper Makefield, Montgomery, Warwick and Doylestown are only just a few areas where I represent buyers and sellers. These are only a few suggestions to consider when purchasing a home and there are many other considerations. Please feel free to contact me if you are considering buying or selling a home whether it is now or you are planning for the future. I would also like to hear your thoughts on what buyers should consider when purchasing a new home.

    Frank Dolski   MBA, ABR, e-PRO
    Associate Broker
    Certified Relocation Specialist
    Previews Luxury Home Specialist
    Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
    215-803-3237 (mobile)
    215-794-1070 x-103
    f.dolski@cbhearthside.com
    www.FrankDolski.Com

    2006-2013 Top Producing Agent and Agent of the year for Coldwell Banker Hearthside in Lahaska Office!
    2013 Coldwell Banker President’s Circle Recipient – Top 6% of all Coldwell Banker International Realtors.
    Ranked in the top 1% of all Bucks County Realtor in 2013!

  • What Factors Should Buyers Consider When Purchasing A Home?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Pittsburgh, Financing in Pittsburgh, Home Ownership in Pittsburgh  |  September 19, 2014 6:29 AM  |  9 views  |  No comments
    There are many buyers in a variety of categories who have different “wish Lists”, requirements and sometimes they are unsure and should be educated prior to making such a huge decision. I have compiled a list of suggestions to consider that I would recommend to buyers.

    1.       Buy a home within your means! Plan your home purchase carefully and make sure that you have done your homework in terms of financing. Do not buy any other large purchases during the loan process until you settle on your new home. Your loan office should be able to direct you.

    2.      Location, Location, Location! This is still the greatest factor in determining value, appreciation and is the #1 Rule when purchasing a home. Location within a specific area and to a micro level on where it is located in the community a home is located all makes a difference on the net worth of a home. For example, a home located on a busy road with no privacy may not be worth the same value as the same home (all things equal) located with on a lot with woods or privacy. The fact is that it may seem like a good value but you will reduce your buyer pool when you resell because a busy road backing to a home may seriously affect the value of what your next buyers are willing to pay.

    3.      Make up a wish list! Include a “must have” list as well as amenities that you would like to have. This is more critical when purchasing a new home. When buying new construction, focus on structural items that cannot be done in the future or may be cost prohibitive. Understand that you have a budget but try to make educated choices. Some popular choices include: Walk-out basements, extended kitchens and family rooms, basement height, 2 versus 3 car garages, morning rooms, basement plumbing rough-ins, type of façade and various upgrades throughout the home. Ask yourself this question. What value do the upgrades make to future appreciation? Your Realtor® should be able to give you advice in this area!

    4.     Schools – When purchasing any Real Estate, one of the greatest factors is the quality of a school district. Even if you don’t have school age children, many buyers purchase in specific areas because of the quality of schools. Do your research in this area! It is a critical factor for resale.

    5.      Home Inspection – It doesn’t matter if it is resale or new construction; make sure that you hire a professional inspection to inspect your home. I highly recommend a pre-dry wall inspection on all new construction!

    Many of the homes that I list and sell are in the greater Philadelphia area. Townships such as Buckingham, Solebury, New Hope Borough, Newtown, Upper Makefield, Montgomery, Warwick and Doylestown are only just a few areas where I represent buyers and sellers. These are only a few suggestions to consider when purchasing a home and there are many other considerations. Please feel free to contact me if you are considering buying or selling a home whether it is now or you are planning for the future. I would also like to hear your thoughts on what buyers should consider when purchasing a new home.

    Frank Dolski   MBA, ABR, e-PRO
    Associate Broker
    Certified Relocation Specialist
    Previews Luxury Home Specialist
    Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
    215-803-3237 (mobile)
    215-794-1070 x-103
    f.dolski@cbhearthside.com
    www.FrankDolski.Com

    2006-2013 Top Producing Agent and Agent of the year for Coldwell Banker Hearthside in Lahaska Office!
    2013 Coldwell Banker President’s Circle Recipient – Top 6% of all Coldwell Banker International Realtors.
    Ranked in the top 1% of all Bucks County Realtor in 2013!

  • What Factors Should Buyers Consider When Purchasing A Home?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Conshohocken, Financing in Conshohocken, Home Ownership in Conshohocken  |  September 19, 2014 6:28 AM  |  9 views  |  No comments
    There are many buyers in a variety of categories who have different “wish Lists”, requirements and sometimes they are unsure and should be educated prior to making such a huge decision. I have compiled a list of suggestions to consider that I would recommend to buyers.

    1.       Buy a home within your means! Plan your home purchase carefully and make sure that you have done your homework in terms of financing. Do not buy any other large purchases during the loan process until you settle on your new home. Your loan office should be able to direct you.

    2.      Location, Location, Location! This is still the greatest factor in determining value, appreciation and is the #1 Rule when purchasing a home. Location within a specific area and to a micro level on where it is located in the community a home is located all makes a difference on the net worth of a home. For example, a home located on a busy road with no privacy may not be worth the same value as the same home (all things equal) located with on a lot with woods or privacy. The fact is that it may seem like a good value but you will reduce your buyer pool when you resell because a busy road backing to a home may seriously affect the value of what your next buyers are willing to pay.

    3.      Make up a wish list! Include a “must have” list as well as amenities that you would like to have. This is more critical when purchasing a new home. When buying new construction, focus on structural items that cannot be done in the future or may be cost prohibitive. Understand that you have a budget but try to make educated choices. Some popular choices include: Walk-out basements, extended kitchens and family rooms, basement height, 2 versus 3 car garages, morning rooms, basement plumbing rough-ins, type of façade and various upgrades throughout the home. Ask yourself this question. What value do the upgrades make to future appreciation? Your Realtor® should be able to give you advice in this area!

    4.     Schools – When purchasing any Real Estate, one of the greatest factors is the quality of a school district. Even if you don’t have school age children, many buyers purchase in specific areas because of the quality of schools. Do your research in this area! It is a critical factor for resale.

    5.      Home Inspection – It doesn’t matter if it is resale or new construction; make sure that you hire a professional inspection to inspect your home. I highly recommend a pre-dry wall inspection on all new construction!

    Many of the homes that I list and sell are in the greater Philadelphia area. Townships such as Buckingham, Solebury, New Hope Borough, Newtown, Upper Makefield, Montgomery, Warwick and Doylestown are only just a few areas where I represent buyers and sellers. These are only a few suggestions to consider when purchasing a home and there are many other considerations. Please feel free to contact me if you are considering buying or selling a home whether it is now or you are planning for the future. I would also like to hear your thoughts on what buyers should consider when purchasing a new home.

    Frank Dolski   MBA, ABR, e-PRO
    Associate Broker
    Certified Relocation Specialist
    Previews Luxury Home Specialist
    Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
    215-803-3237 (mobile)
    215-794-1070 x-103
    f.dolski@cbhearthside.com
    www.FrankDolski.Com

    2006-2013 Top Producing Agent and Agent of the year for Coldwell Banker Hearthside in Lahaska Office!
    2013 Coldwell Banker President’s Circle Recipient – Top 6% of all Coldwell Banker International Realtors.
    Ranked in the top 1% of all Bucks County Realtor in 2013!

  • What Factors Should Buyers Consider When Purchasing A Home?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Bensalem, Financing in Bensalem, Home Ownership in Bensalem  |  September 19, 2014 6:28 AM  |  9 views  |  No comments
    There are many buyers in a variety of categories who have different “wish Lists”, requirements and sometimes they are unsure and should be educated prior to making such a huge decision. I have compiled a list of suggestions to consider that I would recommend to buyers.

    1.       Buy a home within your means! Plan your home purchase carefully and make sure that you have done your homework in terms of financing. Do not buy any other large purchases during the loan process until you settle on your new home. Your loan office should be able to direct you.

    2.      Location, Location, Location! This is still the greatest factor in determining value, appreciation and is the #1 Rule when purchasing a home. Location within a specific area and to a micro level on where it is located in the community a home is located all makes a difference on the net worth of a home. For example, a home located on a busy road with no privacy may not be worth the same value as the same home (all things equal) located with on a lot with woods or privacy. The fact is that it may seem like a good value but you will reduce your buyer pool when you resell because a busy road backing to a home may seriously affect the value of what your next buyers are willing to pay.

    3.      Make up a wish list! Include a “must have” list as well as amenities that you would like to have. This is more critical when purchasing a new home. When buying new construction, focus on structural items that cannot be done in the future or may be cost prohibitive. Understand that you have a budget but try to make educated choices. Some popular choices include: Walk-out basements, extended kitchens and family rooms, basement height, 2 versus 3 car garages, morning rooms, basement plumbing rough-ins, type of façade and various upgrades throughout the home. Ask yourself this question. What value do the upgrades make to future appreciation? Your Realtor® should be able to give you advice in this area!

    4.     Schools – When purchasing any Real Estate, one of the greatest factors is the quality of a school district. Even if you don’t have school age children, many buyers purchase in specific areas because of the quality of schools. Do your research in this area! It is a critical factor for resale.

    5.      Home Inspection – It doesn’t matter if it is resale or new construction; make sure that you hire a professional inspection to inspect your home. I highly recommend a pre-dry wall inspection on all new construction!

    Many of the homes that I list and sell are in the greater Philadelphia area. Townships such as Buckingham, Solebury, New Hope Borough, Newtown, Upper Makefield, Montgomery, Warwick and Doylestown are only just a few areas where I represent buyers and sellers. These are only a few suggestions to consider when purchasing a home and there are many other considerations. Please feel free to contact me if you are considering buying or selling a home whether it is now or you are planning for the future. I would also like to hear your thoughts on what buyers should consider when purchasing a new home.

    Frank Dolski   MBA, ABR, e-PRO
    Associate Broker
    Certified Relocation Specialist
    Previews Luxury Home Specialist
    Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
    215-803-3237 (mobile)
    215-794-1070 x-103
    f.dolski@cbhearthside.com
    www.FrankDolski.Com

    2006-2013 Top Producing Agent and Agent of the year for Coldwell Banker Hearthside in Lahaska Office!
    2013 Coldwell Banker President’s Circle Recipient – Top 6% of all Coldwell Banker International Realtors.
    Ranked in the top 1% of all Bucks County Realtor in 2013!

  • What Factors Should Buyers Consider When Purchasing A Home?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Jamison, Financing in Jamison, Home Ownership in Jamison  |  September 18, 2014 10:48 AM  |  18 views  |  2 comments
    There are many buyers in a variety of categories who have different “wish Lists”, requirements and sometimes they are unsure and should be educated prior to making such a huge decision. I have compiled a list of suggestions to consider that I would recommend to buyers.

    1.       Buy a home within your means! Plan your home purchase carefully and make sure that you have done your homework in terms of financing. Do not buy any other large purchases during the loan process until you settle on your new home. Your loan office should be able to direct you.

    2.      Location, Location, Location! This is still the greatest factor in determining value, appreciation and is the #1 Rule when purchasing a home. Location within a specific area and to a micro level on where it is located in the community a home is located all makes a difference on the net worth of a home. For example, a home located on a busy road with no privacy may not be worth the same value as the same home (all things equal) located with on a lot with woods or privacy. The fact is that it may seem like a good value but you will reduce your buyer pool when you resell because a busy road backing to a home may seriously affect the value of what your next buyers are willing to pay.

    3.      Make up a wish list! Include a “must have” list as well as amenities that you would like to have. This is more critical when purchasing a new home. When buying new construction, focus on structural items that cannot be done in the future or may be cost prohibitive. Understand that you have a budget but try to make educated choices. Some popular choices include: Walk-out basements, extended kitchens and family rooms, basement height, 2 versus 3 car garages, morning rooms, basement plumbing rough-ins, type of façade and various upgrades throughout the home. Ask yourself this question. What value do the upgrades make to future appreciation? Your Realtor® should be able to give you advice in this area!

    4.     Schools – When purchasing any Real Estate, one of the greatest factors is the quality of a school district. Even if you don’t have school age children, many buyers purchase in specific areas because of the quality of schools. Do your research in this area! It is a critical factor for resale.

    5.      Home Inspection – It doesn’t matter if it is resale or new construction; make sure that you hire a professional inspection to inspect your home. I highly recommend a pre-dry wall inspection on all new construction!

    Many of the homes that I list and sell are in the greater Philadelphia area. Townships such as Buckingham, Solebury, New Hope Borough, Newtown, Upper Makefield, Montgomery, Warwick and Doylestown are only just a few areas where I represent buyers and sellers. These are only a few suggestions to consider when purchasing a home and there are many other considerations. Please feel free to contact me if you are considering buying or selling a home whether it is now or you are planning for the future. I would also like to hear your thoughts on what buyers should consider when purchasing a new home.

    Frank Dolski   MBA, ABR, e-PRO
    Associate Broker
    Certified Relocation Specialist
    Previews Luxury Home Specialist
    Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
    215-803-3237 (mobile)
    215-794-1070 x-103
    f.dolski@cbhearthside.com
    www.FrankDolski.Com

    2006-2013 Top Producing Agent and Agent of the year for Coldwell Banker Hearthside in Lahaska Office!
    2013 Coldwell Banker President’s Circle Recipient – Top 6% of all Coldwell Banker International Realtors.
    Ranked in the top 1% of all Bucks County Realtor in 2013!

  • What Factors Should Buyers Consider When Purchasing A Home?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Furlong, Financing in Furlong, Home Ownership in Furlong  |  September 18, 2014 10:48 AM  |  16 views  |  No comments
    There are many buyers in a variety of categories who have different “wish Lists”, requirements and sometimes they are unsure and should be educated prior to making such a huge decision. I have compiled a list of suggestions to consider that I would recommend to buyers.

    1.       Buy a home within your means! Plan your home purchase carefully and make sure that you have done your homework in terms of financing. Do not buy any other large purchases during the loan process until you settle on your new home. Your loan office should be able to direct you.

    2.      Location, Location, Location! This is still the greatest factor in determining value, appreciation and is the #1 Rule when purchasing a home. Location within a specific area and to a micro level on where it is located in the community a home is located all makes a difference on the net worth of a home. For example, a home located on a busy road with no privacy may not be worth the same value as the same home (all things equal) located with on a lot with woods or privacy. The fact is that it may seem like a good value but you will reduce your buyer pool when you resell because a busy road backing to a home may seriously affect the value of what your next buyers are willing to pay.

    3.      Make up a wish list! Include a “must have” list as well as amenities that you would like to have. This is more critical when purchasing a new home. When buying new construction, focus on structural items that cannot be done in the future or may be cost prohibitive. Understand that you have a budget but try to make educated choices. Some popular choices include: Walk-out basements, extended kitchens and family rooms, basement height, 2 versus 3 car garages, morning rooms, basement plumbing rough-ins, type of façade and various upgrades throughout the home. Ask yourself this question. What value do the upgrades make to future appreciation? Your Realtor® should be able to give you advice in this area!

    4.     Schools – When purchasing any Real Estate, one of the greatest factors is the quality of a school district. Even if you don’t have school age children, many buyers purchase in specific areas because of the quality of schools. Do your research in this area! It is a critical factor for resale.

    5.      Home Inspection – It doesn’t matter if it is resale or new construction; make sure that you hire a professional inspection to inspect your home. I highly recommend a pre-dry wall inspection on all new construction!

    Many of the homes that I list and sell are in the greater Philadelphia area. Townships such as Buckingham, Solebury, New Hope Borough, Newtown, Upper Makefield, Montgomery, Warwick and Doylestown are only just a few areas where I represent buyers and sellers. These are only a few suggestions to consider when purchasing a home and there are many other considerations. Please feel free to contact me if you are considering buying or selling a home whether it is now or you are planning for the future. I would also like to hear your thoughts on what buyers should consider when purchasing a new home.

    Frank Dolski   MBA, ABR, e-PRO
    Associate Broker
    Certified Relocation Specialist
    Previews Luxury Home Specialist
    Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
    215-803-3237 (mobile)
    215-794-1070 x-103
    f.dolski@cbhearthside.com
    www.FrankDolski.Com

    2006-2013 Top Producing Agent and Agent of the year for Coldwell Banker Hearthside in Lahaska Office!
    2013 Coldwell Banker President’s Circle Recipient – Top 6% of all Coldwell Banker International Realtors.
    Ranked in the top 1% of all Bucks County Realtor in 2013!

  • What Factors Should Buyers Consider When Purchasing A Home?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Staten Island, Financing in Staten Island, Home Ownership in Staten Island  |  September 18, 2014 10:47 AM  |  16 views  |  No comments
    There are many buyers in a variety of categories who have different “wish Lists”, requirements and sometimes they are unsure and should be educated prior to making such a huge decision. I have compiled a list of suggestions to consider that I would recommend to buyers.

    1.       Buy a home within your means! Plan your home purchase carefully and make sure that you have done your homework in terms of financing. Do not buy any other large purchases during the loan process until you settle on your new home. Your loan office should be able to direct you.

    2.      Location, Location, Location! This is still the greatest factor in determining value, appreciation and is the #1 Rule when purchasing a home. Location within a specific area and to a micro level on where it is located in the community a home is located all makes a difference on the net worth of a home. For example, a home located on a busy road with no privacy may not be worth the same value as the same home (all things equal) located with on a lot with woods or privacy. The fact is that it may seem like a good value but you will reduce your buyer pool when you resell because a busy road backing to a home may seriously affect the value of what your next buyers are willing to pay.

    3.      Make up a wish list! Include a “must have” list as well as amenities that you would like to have. This is more critical when purchasing a new home. When buying new construction, focus on structural items that cannot be done in the future or may be cost prohibitive. Understand that you have a budget but try to make educated choices. Some popular choices include: Walk-out basements, extended kitchens and family rooms, basement height, 2 versus 3 car garages, morning rooms, basement plumbing rough-ins, type of façade and various upgrades throughout the home. Ask yourself this question. What value do the upgrades make to future appreciation? Your Realtor® should be able to give you advice in this area!

    4.     Schools – When purchasing any Real Estate, one of the greatest factors is the quality of a school district. Even if you don’t have school age children, many buyers purchase in specific areas because of the quality of schools. Do your research in this area! It is a critical factor for resale.

    5.      Home Inspection – It doesn’t matter if it is resale or new construction; make sure that you hire a professional inspection to inspect your home. I highly recommend a pre-dry wall inspection on all new construction!

    Many of the homes that I list and sell are in the greater Philadelphia area. Townships such as Buckingham, Solebury, New Hope Borough, Newtown, Upper Makefield, Montgomery, Warwick and Doylestown are only just a few areas where I represent buyers and sellers. These are only a few suggestions to consider when purchasing a home and there are many other considerations. Please feel free to contact me if you are considering buying or selling a home whether it is now or you are planning for the future. I would also like to hear your thoughts on what buyers should consider when purchasing a new home.

    Frank Dolski   MBA, ABR, e-PRO
    Associate Broker
    Certified Relocation Specialist
    Previews Luxury Home Specialist
    Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
    215-803-3237 (mobile)
    215-794-1070 x-103
    f.dolski@cbhearthside.com
    www.FrankDolski.Com

    2006-2013 Top Producing Agent and Agent of the year for Coldwell Banker Hearthside in Lahaska Office!
    2013 Coldwell Banker President’s Circle Recipient – Top 6% of all Coldwell Banker International Realtors.
    Ranked in the top 1% of all Bucks County Realtor in 2013!

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