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June 2011

There are 6 blog entries for June 2011.

Selling Your Home: Focused Rooms in Your Philadelphia Home

  By: Rachel Vanderveen Philadelphia Real Estate/a that attracts those Philadelphia Real Estate Buyers to your humble little castle, and not to the Philly Listing down the street! The key to a great room that attracts the eye, and brings warmth and comfort is setting up a great focal point. So what is a focal point? A focal point is one place in the room where the eye can naturally rest. Having this point is calming and relaxing to the viewer, even though they may not be aware of what it is that’s drawing them in. The opposite of a great and relaxed focal point is focal confusion. This can happen when a person gets a hold of a Pier One credit card, and goes a bit nuts. You may have very pretty things everywhere…
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It’s Not Personal: De-Personalizing Your Philly Real Estate Listing

  Philadelphia Real Estate/athat I really take no issue with their giant human-size painting of a golden elephant in a bright purple frame. Decorating is about diversity. It’s about showing off what is important to you. But we’re not decorating. We’re un-decorating, and there is a big difference. Home staging, again, is about creating a neutral scene that is inviting and relaxing for your Philadelphia Real Estate Buyers. Staging is a lot like Shakespeare. The sets are almost blank, and the words and thoughts of the actors are what fill the space and make a great show. You see, because we don’t know if your Philadelphia MLS shoppers have Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, or Romeo and Juliet going on in their…
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Trulia Launches Crime Maps in Philadelphia to Give Better Visibility into Neighborhood Crime

  Philadelphia Real Estate/aCrime Maps Launch Provides Data on Neighborhoods Block-by-Block and adds Social Commenting to Aid Buying and Renting Decisions Trulia, a top resource for homebuyers, sellers and renters, today expanded its product suite with the launch of Crime Maps, a innovative and proprietary social crime mapping technology that allows consumers to view, explore, compare, interact and comment on crime data across the US. Crime Maps is launching in Philadelphia to give citizens hyper-local visibility into the good, bad and ugly dynamics of their local neighborhoods, enabling them to make better decisions about where to buy or rent a home. A Snapshot of Crime in
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Philly Real Estate Meets Hot Curb Appeal

By: Rachel Vanderveen Philadelphia Real Estate/asee it in its raw state, but many people try their best to “wow” the stager nonetheless. Some are successful and some are not, but what I have noticed is that people with an eye for design or no eye at all, seem to universally forget one aspect of staging their home: curb appeal. It’s always the last thing to get done, for many people it’s somewhat of an afterthought. If you’re in the process of selling your home in Philadelphia, you’ve probably already begun to pound the pavement looking for Philadelphia real estate that better suits your needs. This is going to give you a wonderful opportunity to really see how much of a difference great curb appeal really makes. As you start looking at…
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Homeowner Forecloses on Bank of America

Have you heard the one about a homeowner foreclosing on a bank? Philadelphia Real Estate/aWell, it has happened in Florida and involves a North Carolina based bank. Instead of Bank of America foreclosing on some Florida homeowner, the homeowners had sheriff's deputies foreclose on the bank. It started five months ago when Bank of America filed foreclosure papers on the home of a couple, who didn't owe a dime on their home. The couple said they paid cash for the house. The case went to court and the homeowners were able to prove they didn't owe Bank of America anything on the house. In fact, it was proven that the couple never even had a mortgage bill to pay. A Collier County Judge agreed and after the hearing, Bank of America was…
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Purge, Pack, and Pitch: Decluttering Your Home for Sale in Philadelphia

By: Rachel Vanderveen Philadelphia Real Estate/aworth it! For that reason, I need you to make sure that you keep it pristine clean! This week’s blog will at least make the task of dusting a lot easier. This week is all about decluttering your home. I want to talk about removing everything in your home—especially in the storage areas—that is not an absolute necessity. Some of the most important areas I want to look at are closets, pantries, and counter space. Most of the people that I meet with, when I have my Home Stager hat on, are sellers who are looking for more space because they are bursting out of their current homes.  Space seems to be a big issue to people looking to buy a home in Philadelphia. So…
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