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...

Sell now? Yes, you might get a better deal

Because of low housing inventories, listing your house now might bring a better price By Jill Goldman, Special to The Times Now that we have entered the holiday season you may hear a popular myth that houses don’t sell at this time of year. Not true! In fact, at this time of year we see a surprising number of buyers looking for housing and a predictably low number of homes on the market. Why?...

A homebuyer’s nose can tell a lot

If you might want to sell your home in the future, be aware of the impact of storm damage By Jill Goldman, Special to The Times Hopefully everyone made it through the recent “storm of the century” with your homes and your sanity relatively unscathed. With the prediction that we are going to have a lot of snow and potentially a few more power outages this winter, however, we thought we should...

Economy has changed how people live in their homes

By Jilll Goldman, Special to The Times As we all know, the unfortunate downturn in the economy has caused prices to decline, inventory to soar, and mortgage qualification criteria to become overly burdensome.  These factors have had a chilling effect on the housing market.  Having said that, our area has stayed afloat better than some, and we are clearly seeing an upturn in prices and a slowing...

Can using a real estate agent maximize the sale price of your home?

By Jill Goldman, Special to UnionvilleTimes.com Have you seen that “news” story on Facebook recently? You know, the one that says that real estate agents sell their own homes for more money than they sell their clients’ homes? The original theory (not supported in any way by data from the National Association of Realtors) comes from the 2005 book “Freakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt...

Real estate market moving in the right direction

After some difficult times, some rays of sunshine are popping out in the local real estate market. Welcome to the roll out of the Real Estate Section of The Unionville Times.  The Matson Goldman team is honored to have the opportunity to launch this section and is really excited to bring readers good news about the local real estate market. Good news about the real estate market, you say?  Is...