What is a Condo? How Condos Differ from Apartments
Interested in a condominium but not completely sure what it is? Learn what a condo is, how it works, and how it differs from an apartment.
Condo or Townhouse: What Is the Difference?
Philadelphia is one of those unique cities where you can drive around for just 15 minutes and see a wide variety of different housing styles in that short span, from single family row homes in West Philly on to large sprawling houses on the mainline.
What Does It Mean To Own A Condo?
Condo buyers own the condominium unit. Common elements are collectively owned by all the complex’s residents, yet not all common elements are the same.
How Not to Fall for Door to Door Sales Traps
Today we take a look at an elusive creature. This character has the charm of a panda, the wits of a ...
What to Look for in a Quality Contractor
Whether you’re remodeling a bathroom or building an entire house, hiring a good home contractor is the first and most important decision you’ll make. Contractors aren’t just middlemen between you and the handymen. They’re responsible for quality-control, the schedule of work, and proper adherence to city and state regulations, so it’s critical to hire the […]
Six Questions to Ask When Buying a Condo or Townhome
If you're a first-time homebuyer, read about the difference between buying a condo or townhome, and learn the six questions to ask when you're homebuying.
6 Tips to Sell Your Condo Fast
This year is turning out to be a great market for home and condo owners. Despite the consistent rise in home prices across the nation (prices saw a 5.8 percent increase in 2017), buyers are still rushing to take advantage of the lowest mortgage rates in history.
The inspector’s at the door
Tips for what to do on the day of a facility inspection.
How to find and hire a good contractor
Finding a good contractor is one of the biggest challenges of home renovation. Here are 18 tips for finding and hiring a good home improvement contractor.
How to Find a Contractor on a Budget
Many homeowners who decide to remodel are also on tight budgets. Unfortunately, there are a lot of contractors who don’t seem to care about their client’s budget. To protect yourself—and your bank account—it’s important to find a contractor who will...
What You Need to Know About Buying a Condo
Many people think that condos are a style of home, but instead it's a style of ownership. If you've ever considered buying a condo, here's what you need to know.
How to Insulate a Garage Door
DIY garage door insulation is a fairly easy project for most homeowners. Here's how to do it, plus tips on which garage door insulation kit to choose.
DIY: 4 Door Facelifts
What’s your door saying? Here are 4 simple and elegant ways of giving your doors a facelift.
What's the Difference Between Condos and Co-ops?
For more information on the difference between condos and co-ops, consult Contour Mortgage, including financing for non-warrantable residences.
Florida condo, townhome prices up 20 percent
Closed sales of existing single-family homes rose 25.3 percent in October, according to a report released today by Florida Realtors. There were a total of 17,779 closed sales of existing single-family homes in October compared to the same month in 2011. Pending sales of existing single-family homes
5 Insider Tips For Buying A Winnipeg Condo
Condo Ownership Tips for Millennials
While a condominium may seem to have similar benefits to the apartment you’re renting, ownership is a whole different ball game. Read on.
Condo or Single-Family? How to Pick a Starter Home
So you’re ready to buy a home. Congratulations! It’s an exciting time and a chance for you to start putting down roots and building equity by leaving the renting world behind. But deciding what kind of dwelling to invest in can be a daunting prospect. Many people wonder whether a house is the best first […]
Top 10 Questions to Ask Siding Contractors
“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” Knowing what questions to ask siding contractors will help you choose the firm that is best suited for you and your home.
How to Choose the Best Possible Contractor For Your Project
Contractors may have a reputation for not being the easiest to work with - but there are great ones out there! Here's how to find the BEST for your project.