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How to Find the Best School District For Your Kids

If your are moving and buying a home, there are a ton of things you’re probably looking for. If you’re like almost half (48%) of home buyers, you’re looking for a home that has never been lived in, according to Zillow. Another thing that seems to be really important for home buyers is finding a…

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3 Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Go on the Market

You’ve decided that it’s time to sell your home and move, and you’ve found the perfect house for you and your family to make new memories and start a new journey. Buying a home is a time-consuming process. And while you’ve probably mostly been thinking about your new house, there are other things to consider.…

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Understanding the Changing Housing Market: Part 2

The housing market is facing some major changes. Hopefully, the majority of these changes will lead to a healthy and strong market for all, but it’s unrealistic to think that there won’t be any kinds of setbacks. As far as buying new homes is concerned, at least in some parts of the country, things are looking fairly…

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Understanding the Changing Housing Market: Part 1

The housing market has drastically changed over the last few decades. Thanks to technological advancements, a change in priorities, and entirely new demographics entering the market (not to mention that little crash back in 2008), the U.S. housing market doesn’t resemble its former self at all — and that’s not such a bad thing. Many…

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When Buying a Home, Does the Size of the Down Payment Matter?

If you’re thinking about checking out new homes for sale and making your first ever purchase, you might want to pump the brakes a little bit. Before you make any big financial decisions, you’re going to need to have enough money in the bank for the down payment, monthly mortgage payments, closing costs, and all…

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American Architecture: The History of the Townhouse in America

The townhouse originated in either London or Paris in the 1600s, and like so many people, it immigrated to the Americas via New York City, where it quickly became a popular form of middle-class housing. New York City neighborhoods like Brooklyn and the Village still feature iconic, historic townhouses that easily sell for seven figures. Some…

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MAIN-LINE REALTOR MODEL CRAWL

November 15th-30th Rockwell Custom invites you to join in our Main-Line Realtor Crawl! Visit any of our six beautifully decorated model homes between Nov. 15th-30th for a chance to win an all-new Amazon Echo hands free speaker. There will be a winner at each model. If you visit all 6 models and get all 6 stars on…

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September New Home Sales Increase 18.9% Across the United States

September sales for new homes across the Untied States have soared to the highest level in a decade. According to USA Today, sales for new homes in the U.S. jumped last month to the highest level since 2007. This trend is further evidence that Americans are increasingly unable to find existing homes worth buying and are…

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9 Features Homebuyers Want In A New Home

Roughly 32% of people looking to buy new homes are doing so for the very first time. But just because they are first time homebuyers doesn’t mean they don’t know what they want in a real estate deal. These buyers are extremely well-educated, opinionated, and sure of exactly what they want. From luxury homes with cell phone…

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5 Things Millennial Mike Is Looking For In a Home

Millennial stereotypes, like all stereotypes, are wildly oversimplified, inaccurate, and sometimes even disrespectful. That being said, it’s still fun to play along with what the conceivable stereotypical Millennial might want in a home. In fact, these stereotypes can be helpful to homeowners selling their houses and real estate agents looking to appeal to buyers. Meet…

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