Blue Bell Real Estate Blog

  • Pesky, But Potentially Costly Home Maintenance

    BY Angela Morsa

    If you're new to home ownership, you may not be familiar with all of the responsibilities that are now yours. All of those things you used to call the super or management office for now fall in your lap. Here are some items to keep in mind, especi...

  • Monochromatic Decorating Ideas

    BY Angela Morsa

    The use of a single color, or range of shades in a color gives your home a sophisticated designer appeal. Do you have to hire a designer to achieve the look? No, you can do it yourself if you keep these things in mind. Respect the Hue In other ...

  • How to Choose Lights for Your New Home

    BY Angela Morsa

    It's not just about wattage anymore. Light fixtures and light bulbs come in myriad types, sizes and colors. Do you want LED? Should you use "soft" bulbs? And what is the difference between watts and lumens? With the phase-out of the traditional incan...

  • Can I Afford to Be a Landlord?

    BY Angela Morsa

    According to Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), multifamily rent growth should level out to its long-term average performance as interest rates increase. That does not mean that investing in a multifamily property is a b...

  • Spring Means Servicing Your Air Conditioner

    BY Angela Morsa

    In preparation for warmer summer days (coming soon to Blue Bell!), spring is the perfect time to have your air conditioner serviced. With regular service, air conditioning units can continue to function in the most efficient and effective way possibl...

  • Easy Curb Appeal Upgrades You Can Do On a Weekend

    BY Angela Morsa

    Sometimes the idea of getting your home ready to sell can seem daunting, and you might be tempted to sell it "as is" instead. Adding a little curb appeal, however, will help your home sell faster and for more money. There are many improvements that a...

  • Tips for Home Sellers

    BY Angela Morsa

    Sometimes selling a home can feel like a big job – one with a thousand small tasks required to get it done. But many sellers make the job harder by ignoring or avoiding some of the biggest factors that contribute to a faster sale. Use this list to ...

  • Improvement in Your Home and Market Conditions

    BY Angela Morsa

    Home owners living in metro areas are beginning to notice a shift in home prices and sales, leading to more interest regarding the value of your home.  In fact, the housing marketing seems to be seeing a huge shift. The National Association of Ho...

  • Selling Your Home Over the Holidays

    BY Angela Morsa

    Keeping your home on the market over the holidays can be a tough call. Many experts think that it is not worth it because sellers will seem desperate. Most offers coming in over the holidays are generally lower than asking price, and few buyers want ...

  • Escape From Your Home with a Vacation Property

    BY Angela Morsa

    Feeling the need to get away from your home for a while? Perhaps the winters are too harsh or you have a child in college a few states away. Maybe you just want to get a head start on retirement plans. If either of these scenarios sound like your sit...