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    Home Price Appreciation since 2019

    By Erica Ramus | January 26, 2023

    What is really happening with home prices? If you’re thinking of selling your Pennsylvania home in 2023, recently headlines about home prices may have you questioning that decision. Here’s the context those headlines are missing. Home price growth – year over year – since January of 2019 is illustrated here. While moderating in recent months... Read More

    What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing Market

    By Erica Ramus | January 16, 2023

    It doesn’t matter if you’re someone who closely follows the economy or not, chances are you’ve heard whispers of an upcoming recession. Economic conditions are determined by a broad range of factors, so rather than explaining them each in depth, let’s lean on the experts and what history tells us to see what could lie... Read More

    Improve your home and its value

    By Erica Ramus | November 23, 2021

    Improve Your Home and Its Value: 6 high-ROI ideas to increase the value of your house Home upgrades happen for different reasons but enhancing your home’s curb appeal and value are often at the top of the list. These projects can make it easier to enjoy your home knowing they carry a return on investment... Read More

    Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation

    By Erica Ramus | August 20, 2021

    Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation: Clean & Green Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of farms and acres permanently preserved for agricultural production.  The program guarantees a future food supply and contributes to a healthier economy.  It also assures a way of life Pennsylvanian’s cherish will continue for generations to come.  The program is a partnership between all levels... Read More

    Ramus Realty Group Update: Financial Help During these Difficult Times

    By Erica Ramus | April 6, 2020

    We are living in unprecedented times. So many workers are laid off or furloughed – out of a job – right now. Pennsylvanians are hurting, as are residents of every state. If you own a home and have difficulty paying your mortgage, please read on. If you have recently lost your job or have reduced... Read More

    It’s all about the inventory! List now to avoid competition

    By Erica Ramus | November 4, 2019

    Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What they don’t realize is if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that’s when they’ll have the most competition. So, what’s the #1 reason to list your house in... Read More

    Access is crucial to selling your home

    By Erica Ramus | May 9, 2019

    So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, followed by... Read More

    The KonMari Method: Declutter to Prepare Your Home for Sale

    By Erica Ramus | February 6, 2019

    One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her... Read More

    Radon in Pennsylvania Homes

    By Erica Ramus | January 26, 2019

    Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas that can enter your home from the ground through cracks in the foundation. A known human carcinogen, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Pennsylvania has one of the most serious radon problems in the United States. Approximately 40 percent of Pennsylvania homes have radon levels... Read More

    Why list your house for sale this holiday season?

    By Erica Ramus | December 10, 2018

    Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers are... Read More