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Gladwyne : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 9, 2014
manyvan2000 answered:
maybe this will help
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Mon Jan 9, 2012
Gwen Janicki answered:
HI Edward,

If you’re looking for a higher sales price with fewer days on market, you'll absolutely want to consider home staging to create that powerful first impression. Typically, potential Main Line area buyers have made up their minds in just a few seconds after entering in the front door. Actually, they were already forming an opinion as they pulled into your driveway! In a buyer's market like in the Main LIne real estate market, curb appeal, over all good condition and selective updates are especially important. For a minimal investment you can increase the perceived value of your home dramatically.

Remember, most Buyers are buying a “lifestyle” and some just can’t imagine what could easily be done to a plainer home.

Home staging isn't a new concept, but for many homeowners and agents, professional home staging has become an essential marketing tool to promote a home in today's real estate marketplace. I use this tool often with GREAT success. I help Sellers identify the factors that will help sell their home and I often recommend that in order to get a home into selling condition in a timely manner that they engage the services of an experienced stager to supplement what they can do themselves. Stagers will work with the flow of a home, eliminate clutter, edit, arrange what is already there and even bring in furniture if necessary.

Staged homes generally sell faster and at a higher price. While home staging starts with clearing the clutter and rearranging the furniture for a better showing presentation, it also can mean strategic updates, fresh paint and landscaping changes.

By staging your home, you will motivate buyers to reach a decision sooner and you'll encourage offers earlier in the process.

Hope you find this helpful. For more specific ideas you can visit our home staging page
Gwen Janicki
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Sun Nov 20, 2011
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Thu Jul 28, 2011
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
Erik's answer (first one to reply) is excellent! I personally would borrow from 401k to pay down higher interest debt. And I would pay PMI to put down only 5-10%.
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Thu Jul 28, 2011
Gwen Janicki answered:
a lot of great answers....curious about the result. Did you get a great deal on your Gladwyne real estate purchase?
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Mon May 16, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Jay,

The listing broker or agent for the listing in question can submit it to us via the link below. The process is easy and the listing should be live on Trulia within one hour.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Best Wishes,

Emily Erekuff
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Wed Nov 17, 2010
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:

You question is a good one. I can help you find the answer. I wrote blog post on that very question. I think it may be helpful for you to read.

I hope it helps.
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Tue Mar 30, 2010
Cheryl R. Supplee answered:
It is unfortunate that many of the listings that are in pre-foreclosure are never actually for sale, and many people are thinking of buying this home without the owners knowledge. Be really careful with this. I would definetly have a realtor on your side that is representing you and your interest. ... more
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Wed Jun 3, 2009
Main Line Newbie asked:
My understanding is that in lieu of a down payment, the borrower's portfolio is put up as collateral, that stocks can still be traded (under certain restrictions), and thus the borrower…
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Sat Feb 14, 2009
Gita Bantwal answered:
Khaleel, Dunes has given you great information. You can check out the links. There are some great buys out there. But foreclosures may not always be the best deals. Make sure you know the comps for the area . You might want to work with a good agent in the area. Sometimes the agents may have listings that are short sales or sellers may list for low price for personal reasons. ... more
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Fri Dec 5, 2008
The Home Seeker answered:
Hi there. THere is a nice inventory of lower end as well as high end executive rentals in Gladywne. They range 1,800 for small trinity to 5800 for an Mediterreanean Villa. My best advice is to contact a local Prudential Fox and Roach or Long and FOster office. ... more
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Wed Oct 29, 2008
Dennis Strange answered:
you dont have a specific address listed. Send me the address and I will look at the records for you.
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Thu May 22, 2008
Edward Carboy answered:
In Gladwyne, like most of montgomery County, real estate prices have dropped. Percentages depend on the price range. For example, homes that listed for $1,025,000 eventually sold for $918,000, not that we all can afford that. While homes originally listed for $525,000 eventually sold for $500,000. The lower the price range the less the loss of equity, and this seems to be typical around Montgomery County. FYI I pulled the, above statistics from our MLS spanning from Dec.07 to May 08. Like the previous answer, I tell everyone that I talk to about Real Estate: if you are upgrading and you recently lost some equity so did the seller of the house you are going to buy. So, with the interest rates, moving is worth the initial loss. Good Luck! If you have any other questions? 610-864-1487 ... more
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Wed Dec 12, 2007
Donna Saylor & Carolyn Mitchell The Power of TWO! answered:
According to the Multi-List System(MLS) the home was purchased in 1998 for $2.3 million. Renovations were done in 2000 and the house listed for sale in Jan. 2005 for $5.4 million. It stayed on the market unchanged for about 7 months and was then withdrawn. Almost 2 years later, in June 2007 it was again listed, this time at $5.7 million. Less than one month later it was posted as "temporarily off the market" in the MLS. That status remains at this time.

The reasons to move could be one of many....death, divorce, relocation or change in financial status are just a few possibilities. Only the owner or someone close to them could speak with certainty. The listing agent should know, but due to confidentiality, should not forward the information. From looking at the timing of the listings, we would hazard a guess (and that's all it is) that the owners were enticed by the idea that they could possibly make a tidy profit on the sale. It would be difficult for many people to turn away from $3 million if it was offered. Just our thoughts.
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