Second Home

June 20, 2014

Tight Market? You Can Still Get the Right Price for Your Home!

In increasingly competitive markets like Philly, your RIS Consumer Confidant knows it may not make sense for sellers to stubbornly sit on a property with a fixed price set in their mind and no room to budge.

Zip, real estate firm in Philadelphia, Penn., recently advised their clients via a ...

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Feb. 24, 2012

More Previous Homeowners are Looking to Rent in 2012

Increasingly more people are looking to renting as an affordable, flexible lifestyle option, causing apartment vacancies to fall to their lowest point in 10 years. Reis reported that the apartment vacancy rate dropped to 5.2 percent in Q4 of 2011, down from their reports of 5.6 percent in ...

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Feb. 6, 2012

Not Just A Vacation Home

According to wikipedia - A home is a place of residence or refuge. When it refers to a building, it is usually a place in which an individual or a family can rest and store personal property.

Which is very true! A home is not just composed of four walls and ...

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Jan. 3, 2012

9 Tips for Attracting Off-Season Guests to Your Vacation Home

It's that time again: you're thinking about building fires in the fireplace, bundling up in your warmest sweater, sipping hot cocoa while you watch the snow, and fretting over that unrented vacation home. While T.S. Eliot may think that April is the cruelest month, for many vacation ...

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Dec. 22, 2011

6 Reasons Why It's Smart to Buy a Vacation Rental Home

Lately, you've been thinking a lot about investing strategies. You have a small nest egg that needs to grow, but frankly you don't trust the stock market. (If you're like many investors, your 401(k) hasn't fared well in recent years.) And while real estate has ...

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