Brode and Brooks Realtors- Seventy Three Years of PA Real Estate Expertise

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by Anisha Wilson* – GetToKnowMontco Operating out of Pennsburg, Brode and Brooks, Inc. Realtors is a local real estate agency serving Montgomery, Bucks, Lehigh, Berks and Chester counties in Pennsylvania. Brode and Brooks realtors assist with the purchase or lease of commercial & industrial, land or residential real estate, helping clients navigate every step of […]

Updating Your Home? Color Choice is Everything

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Are you thinking of refreshing your home’s decor? Or prepping to buy and decorate a new home? When it comes to home design, color choice is everything. Not only can color affect mood, but it can also impact the perceived size and brightness of your space. According to designers, here are five fashionable colors you […]

Is Drone Photography of Your Home or Property a Good Idea?

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Nearly half of all buyers turn to online listings as the first step in their purchasing process. Adding drone footage to professional images of your property may make the sale difference in this age of digital home buyers. Pro Drone Footage Drone photography captures a home’s marketable assets: the aerial view of all of your […]

Must-Do Modifications for Older Homes

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For years now, many of America’s home-buying trends have been shifting away from new-construction suburbs, exurbs and gated communities and back toward established neighborhoods where the trees are large, the urban amenities nearby, and the homes… well, older than most of the people buying them. Enter the remodeling craze, which — if the reports of […]

10 Things to Do to have a Successful Garage Sale

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Garage sales can be a great way to get rid of clutter and earn a little extra cash before you move. But make sure you plan ahead; they can take on a life of their own. Don’t wait until the last minute. Depending on how long you’ve lived in your home and how much stuff […]

Commercial & Industrial: What is a CAP RATE?

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A CAP RATE is the rate of return you receive on your investment. So, if you buy a $200,000 property and it nets you $12,000 – that is a 6% cap rate. Unfortunately, investment properties frequently post a cap rate that is NOT accurate. The most common element of this “misinformation” concerns property expenses. Expenses should […]

Commercial & Industrial: What are the Problems with Environmental Issues?

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Next to zoning, environmental issues are the next most important factor when buying commercial/ industrial properties. The way in which property owners treated various chemicals a number of decades ago has a major impact when you buy properties today. If you buy a tainted property, you could well be responsible for the cost of remediation […]

Commercial & Industrial: What is the Zoning for the Property?

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Take the time to investigate this early in your research. Every municipality has its’ zoning map and zoning ordinance online. Just because an information flyer says the property is zoned “Industrial” doesn’t necessarily mean the information is correct. Pull up the zoning map for the municipality and locate the property. Zoning maps show the various […]

What are the Homeowner's Tax Benefits?

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Buying a home is when you begin building equity in an investment instead of paying rent. And Uncle Sam is there to help ease the pain of high mortgage payments. The tax deductions now available to you as a homeowner will reduce your tax bill substantially. Mortgage Interest For most people, the biggest tax break […]

Can I Buy a Home and Sell My Current One at the Same Time?

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Ah, to be a first-time home buyer again: How easy it was to buy a home when you weren’t carrying another mortgage on your back! If you’re looking to graduate from first-timer to repeat buyer, you know things are about to get much trickier. Unless you’re a bona fide house collector, you’ll have to sell […]