Understanding Private Mortgage Insurance

November 13, 2019

For first-time home buyers, getting a mortgage is often the most daunting part of the process, but what many first-timers may not realize is that there is an abundance of loan options available. Better yet, many of the options available to first-time home buyers don’t require a 20 percent down payment as a conventional mortgage […]


BiggerPockets: 5 Frugality Myths Americans Believe That Would Make Ben Franklin Cry

November 6, 2019

This week’s BiggerPockets Blog by Craig Curelop got the Fulcrum Home Solutions team talking. We’ve always believed the old cliche that you get what you pay for, but smart frugality pays dividends. Sometimes, quite literally. Check out the original blog post on BiggerPockets.  5 Frugality Myths Americans Believe That Would Make Ben Franklin Cry By: […]


The Biggest Challenges Of Selling An Inherited Property

October 30, 2019

In the world of real estate, you never know what is on the horizon. There are plenty of times when situation is thrown on your lap completely out of the blue with unfamiliar circumstances. Such can the case with inherited properties. Dealing with an inherited property  or a property in probate can be one of […]


Zillow’s 11 Fall Maintenance Tasks to Do This Weekend

October 23, 2019

If you’re anything like us, you’re thankful that autumn has finally arrived in Philadelphia. That recent 90 degree October day was not exactly ideal weather for picking apples or carving pumpkins. Finally, the quintessential days of fall have arrived. But for homeowners in the Delaware Valley, it also means taking care of the house before […]


How To Negotiate The Best Possible Deal

October 16, 2019

In real estate it is not enough to simply get the property you desire. If you overpay or the closing is later than you desire, you won’t be able to maximize the bottom line.  It is essential to win every negotiation you are part of. Sometimes, winning means taking the sellers price and closing in […]


The Impact Of A Foreclosure On Your Credit Report

October 2, 2019

There are few things more impactful to your financial health than a foreclosure. Aside from a bankruptcy, a property foreclosure is one of the worst things you can do to your credit. Not only does it hurt your credit in the short term, but it has a lasting impact that could take years to recover. […]


The Short Sale Process

September 18, 2019

A lot has changed in the world of real estate over the last decade.As difficult as it may be to believe, the mortgage collapse was over ten years ago. One of the defining terms shortly after the collapse was “short sale”. There is a good chance that even if you were in real estate you […]


Cool Home Additions To Bank On

September 11, 2019

What cool, yet unconventional, home additions can homeowners and real estate investors add for additional appeal to their property?  Adding the right improvements can result in huge profits for any investor. Home additions and improvements are constantly a source of controversy in the real estate community. Green real estate investors and regular homeowners frequently and mistakenly […]


How to Bleach Hardwood Floors by Karie Fay

September 4, 2019

Whether you need to remove a stain or refresh the space, bleaching hardwood can get you results. Bleaching hardwood floors is a chemical process to lighten the color of the wood. Sometimes your hardwood floors become discolored with age or accidental stains. Occasionally, homeowners choose to lighten their floors in preparation for special finishes, such […]


How to buy a home in 2019

August 28, 2019

New year, new housing market. Here’s how to navigate 2019. If you’re revving up to buy a house in the next 12 months—or trying to decide if it’s the right time for you—a little inside info will help you make your best moves. The housing market made some big changes in 2018 as the rise […]