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What's Your Style?

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Styles of houses vary across the country. From the New England Cape Cod to the Victorians of San Francisco, the choices are almost endless. Following is a quick guide to help you recognize and use the professional terms for many of the most prevalent house styles: • Cape Cod: This compact story-and-a-half house is small and symmetrical with a central entrance and a steep, gable roof. Brick, wood or aluminum siding are the materials most commonly seen. • Dutch Colonial: The Dutch Colonial has two or two-and-one-half stories covered by a gambrel roof (having two slopes on each side, with the lower slope steeper than the upper, flatter slope) and eaves that flare outward. This style is traditionally made of brick or shingles. • Georgian: Popular in New England, the Georgian has a very formal appearance with two or three stories and classic lines. Usually built of red brick, the rectangular house has thin columns alongside the entry, and multi-paned windows above the door and t

Just Listed in Laurel Springs!

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Just listed in Laurel Springs!   29-4 Wister Way, Reading, PA 19606 $145,000  3 BR, 2.5 BA, 1,594 SQ FT   Very cute and nicely updated townhouse in an excellent location for commuting purposes.  All 3 bedrooms have ample space. The primary bedroom features a large walk-in closet, make up area and full bathroom. The other 2 bedrooms share a second full bathroom.  The dining area is spacious. Plenty of room for a dining set and a compact desk area. Eating outside is a breeze! Access the cement patio through sliding glass doors from the dining area. Gas heating and air conditioning units were installed in 2019.  Properties in this location, price point and condition don't last long! Make your appointment today. 610-413-0520 or 610-372-0212  

Showing Checklist

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Fully preparing your home for sale can make considerable difference in the time it takes to sell it.  You can help eliminate buyer objections before they arise by making necessary repairs and improvements, some of which are suggested below. OUTDOORS Spruce up gardens and lawn; trim shrubbery and replace dead plants. Yard and patio should be neat; outdoor furniture should be clean and in good shape. Clean or paint your front door - remember first impressions last longest! Manicure your front yard, driveway and entry - you can’t sell what you can’t see. EXTERIOR Check that door numbers, mailbox, and exterior lighting are all in good repair. Touch up with fresh paint as needed. Inspect chimney for cracks or earthquake damage. Repair loose trim, drainpipes and fencing. Clean stains; clean window screens. GARAGE Remove clutter; tidy up shelves. Wash floor so it looks clean and spacious. LIVING AREAS

January Home Maintenance

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Start the New Year off right by taking care of your home. Who wants to deal with costly repairs? It makes much more sense to maintain what you have than to have to fix it later. Yes, January is almost over, but these tips can be taken care of in February. No worries. Just don't put these projects off too long.  These tips will not only save you money in the long run, they will help with your home energy costs, will help to keep your family safe and will help you to avoid repairs. No special skills are required to perform these maintenance tasks either! While you're at it, make a note in your calendar at the end of December 2021 that you need to do these tasks next January too. Right now you might be trying to make excuses, telling yourself that you don't have the time to do these things now. Considering we've been at home for the most part of the past year, I bet you have time.  Nice try though! Click here for five great home maintenance tips for January from the Home

Selling Your Home

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Sell with United Real Estate – no one makes the process easier! Please contact me and I can help you through every step of the way. First, tell me about your property that you want to sell. I’ll need a short description including the age of the property and all structures.  Let me know details about the land and acreage as well as any features you think would be attractive to potential buyers. You will then receive an exclusive United Real Estate property evaluation. You give me the exact address and our neighborhood experts will work hard to provide a thorough evaluation with a comprehensive address report. I’ll meet with you to plan out how best to market the property in order to attract the largest number of qualified buyers. I work with you throughout the course of selling your home so that you feel confident about the entire process. My goal is to make sure the closing process is easy and stress-free for you. Call me to get started! You can reach me at the office a

Selling in the New Year

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I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season and starting many new traditions with family and friends.  2020 has been a rough year for many and I thank each of you that have worked with me during these trying times. I’m looking forward to a much better 2021 for everyone and hope that you remain safe and well into the New Year.  Looking ahead into 2021, January is actually a great time to consider listing your home! A few things to consider when listing your home at this time of year include paying special attention to curb appeal, putting away your holiday d├ęcor right after the holidays before you list, price and market your home properly, and make renovations if they offer value. When showing your home, consider using a nice winter scent to create a cozy and warm feel during showings. There tend to be fewer overall listings in January which can be to your benefit as a seller. In additional, January home buyers are often more motivated than non-serious shopp

One of the Best!

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