Real estate values may be trickiest aspect to sales

Buyers see prices as too high, sellers too low; sometimes an agent can help bridge this disagreement By Amy Dettore, Columnist, The Times “I got a low ball offer.” I’ve been selling real estate a long time and I always try to put myself in my client’s shoes, to try and understand what they are feeling. Now, I speak from experience and appreciate the disappointment that so...

Devastation in OK reminds how good we have it here

Aside from its natural beauty, Chester County is largely protected from natural disasters By Amy Dettore, Columnist, The Times It breaks my heart to see all the devastation from the deadly tornado in Moore, Ok. It sometimes feels like it’s just one thing after the next of negative things occurring in our world. It really helps to put things in perspective when you consider the big picture. We...

New laws slashing mortgage fees

New disclosure rule on closing costs will open the door to home buying for more By Jill Goldman, Special to The Times We’ve all been in the position of finally putting together enough money to buy a home, or helping a child put money down on a first home, and after putting together a 10-20% deposit, finding ourselves reeling from the mortgage company estimate that includes a whole lot of unexpected...