Blue Bell Real Estate Blog

  • MarketPulse Report Suggests Good News for Your Home

    BY Angela Morsa

    Interested in selling your home? If so, California based information analyzer CoreLogic® predicts you're in good shape. A recently released report showed a 7.5% increase in the Home Price Index (HPI®) in 2012 and predicted yet another increase...

  • Being A Good Neighbor Starts in Your Home

    BY Angela Morsa

    In talking with a friend about her recent cross country move, I was reminded of how delightful it is to give and receive service. Perhaps you had a similar experience when you purchased your home. Maybe you’ve been the helpful neighbor yourself. Ei...

  • Tax Credit Extensions Could Affect Your Home

    BY Angela Morsa

    If you thought you no longer qualified for tax savings on improvements done in 2011 or 2012, you've had a reprieve. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended residential energy tax credits for existing energy efficient homes retroactively, me...

  • Short Sale Relief Continues for Your Home

    BY Angela Morsa

    If you have been considering a short sale for your home, you’ll be excited to know that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 was extended through the end of 2013. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act extends mortgage cancellation r...

  • Surviving Disaster in Your Home with a Generator

    BY Angela Morsa

    A quick look over the last few years has more than a few homeowners concerned about natural disasters and power outages. With cold weather quickly approaching (and some predicting an impending end to the world), it is important to take steps to ensur...

  • 2013 and Your Home – What Lies Ahead

    BY Angela Morsa

    Have you been wondering what changes and developments in the 2013 housing market will mean for your home? If so, you're not alone. A series of  predictions  published on December 10, 2012 by Frank Nothaft, Vice President and Chief Economist of Fre...

  • 2012 – An Affordable Time to Buy a Home

    BY Angela Morsa

    A combination of historically low mortgage rates and declines in home pricing are resulting in the most affordable home market in two decades. This is great news for home buyers, provided they are able to qualify for a loan. Stricter guidelines and ...

  • “Robo-Signing” Agreement Assists Homeowners

    BY Angela Morsa

    Mortgage lenders are in the news again, only this time it's not Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in the hot seat. If you purchased a home through GMAC (now Ally Financial), Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, or Citibank, you may want to take note. Last week'...

  • Buying & Selling a “Green” Home

    BY Angela Morsa

    While the decline in new home construction may have some feeling "blue," those of you who embrace a "green" lifestyle will be excited to hear about the latest projections. "Green" remodeling is a growing trend in the real estate industry! In fact, Mc...

  • Landscaping – A Key to Selling Your Home

    BY Angela Morsa

    When you meet someone for the first time – what do you notice?   If you’re like many of us, that initial impression is largely determined by outside appearance. Believe it or not, that concept rings true with your home, too! That’s right, your...